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K Spa – London

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Shepherd’s Bush may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about rest and relaxation but thanks to its K – Spa it should be!

Housed in the K West hotel (a stone’s throw from the famous Westfield shopping centre) K – Spa offers a range of treatments and experiences to pamper yourself.

So highly recommended that it won the Best Spa in London’ at the Good Spa Guide Awards 2015 and winner of a World Luxury Spa Award, K West’s holistic spa offers a range of exclusive treatments.  K Spa introduced the first ‘Snow Paradise’ to London, which mimics the Finnish experience of alternating between freezing and steamy environments.  The unique ‘Sun Meadow’ offers specialist light therapy to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the Nail Bar is the place to be pampered.  The spa also features a twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and the fully equipped K Fit gymnasium.

On a recent visit we got to experience a treatment ourselves, the Men’s C+ Energy Facial (from £85). The 50 minute facial comes highly recommended by the helpful Spa staff to relax and also combat signs of ageing.

The treatment mixes together an array of ingredients including plant extracts, trace elements and vitamins, all specifically designed to meet the needs of men’s skin, often irritated by shaving and combat fine lines and wrinkles. The experience was a dream, with the beautiful designed room dimly lit for an extra lux experience, after working your face the experience ends with a neck and shoulder massage to alleviate tension.

An experience to remember K Spa offers a truly indulgent experience and a great addition to the West London beauty scene, no need to journey in central!. A beautifully designed space (not too girly) with modern facilities along with a very helpful and skilled staff.

K West Hotel & Spa
Richmond Way,
London W14 0AX


Alàbriga Hotel & Home Suites – Costa Brava

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If you are after a the ultimate 5 star experience then the Alàbriga Hotel & Home Suites is a must next time you visit Costa Brava. The Spanish resort is a 90 minute drive from Barcelona so if you want to get away from the city for a few days then a visit is a must, with its eye catching facade designed to resemble a yacht.

The resort sits on a headland at the far end of the bay of Sant Pol, with all rooms sea facing, the beach being just a 10 minute walk away.

On a recent visit we checked out this Sea Club, a beautiful lounge and dining space for hotel guests and visitors.   A heated infinity pool and two jacuzzis are the highlight, with beds surrounding the deck for you to relax under the Spanish sun, the beds can be converted into a table that sits six if you want to have lunch or dinner.

The Sea Club offers dining by Catalan chef Paco Pérez, with an array of local dishes all made from the freshest of ingredients, our recommendation is the Lobster paella which serves 2, a delicious version of the Spanish dish. if you want a full range of dishes the the hotel’s in house restaurant Terra is a few steps away, with breathtaking view of the ocean.

If you decide to spend the nigh then you’re in for a treat, every room comes with Breakfast, butler service and parking.  The spa on the ground floor has a steam room, sauna and treatment rooms

So for a for a day or even a few of bliss and relaxation then a visit is a must.



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Opening late last year in London’s Mondrian Hotel the agua Bathhouse & Spa is the capital’s latest must visit destination for your grooming and relaxation needs.

The spa was designed by the legendary Tom Dixon and DRS, agua’s Spa Playground concept fusing Roman spa culture but with added old Hollywood glitz and glamour. A dedicated menu of services had been devised for their specific needs, including the Signature Man Treatment, a facial with Soveral products, named after Alexandra Soveral the famed facialist.

The treatment as the name suggests has been specifically devised for men, the facial is available 50 minute (£80) and 80minute (£120) versions and perfect for the decongestion and balancing of the skin, also clearing sinuses and toning the neck and jaw line. Prior to the facial I had the 15 minute Mud Cure treatment, the full body treatment uses white mud rich in minerals to exfoliate the whole body and done in the steam room to improve circulation.

The facial begins with a short consultation to discuss your problem areas with the facialist. I found out that unlike most facials this one did not include and extraction part, as Soveral do not believe this aids the skin. Instead a process of cleaning the skin, cleansing, toning and moisturising follows in the charming treatment room with a calm and serene soundtrack. After the treatment the facialist will give you her notes on recommendations she has for your skincare routine and how often she suggests facials to keep you skin looking tip top.

Interiors at agua echo 970s influenced ’Glamrock’ and will play a seasonally developed soundtrack to represent the spa’s retro vibe. agua also offers guests a great menu, from a guilt-free raw menu created by the in-house Executive Chef to a more indulgent selection including organic chocolate fondues and gourmet ice-cream sundaes.
The design of the spa created by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and features six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges, as well as private rain shower steam baths.

The most eye catching part of the interiors is the floor-to-ceiling copper teardrop installation reflects Roman water vessels in the subterranean Spa Lounge, the sculpture dominates the relaxation louge were guests can unwind post treatment. Comfortable loungers and bedding is available and also an expansive, custom-designed sofa filling an entire corner of the room.
agua at Mondrian London will offer a core range of fully curated signature treatments, featuring exclusive collaborations with experts and niche wellness brands that include GLAMGLOW, SOVERAL, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, Estelle & Thild, Natura Bisse, CIATÉ, de mamiel, Billion Dollar Brows, Lola’s Apothecary, I Love My Muff and Lycon Waxing, each brand carefully selected by the spa’s team of experts.

Jacqueline Kneebone, Regional Director of Spa and Retail at Morgans Hotel Group says: “We’re so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such a range of experts on this project, from design to brand collaborations, and we are really looking forward to the public reception of our spa playground concept.”


For more information on Mondrian London at Sea Containers, please visit: www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-london