By Kristen Shirley
Calling it a spa doesn’t do justice to all it offers, which explains the unique name of the spa at Corinthia London, ESPA Life. The spa has a strong focus on mindfulness and offers traditional spa services for travelers as well as a unique membership program for Londoners. The spa is spread over four floors and has 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, nail salon, 24-hour gym and an extensive thermal suite floor. The thermal floor includes indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, amphitheater sauna, ice fountain, marble heated lounge chairs and private sleep pods.
In our opinion, it’s not enough to book a single treatment; you must book a day package to fully experience the spa. For stressed-out travelers, we recommend the Soothing Retreat, which includes a 90-minute full body hot stone massage, 25-minute ESPA full body salt and oil scrub, use of thermal floor and a one-course lunch with glass of champagne. As a bonus, they give you a relaxing salt oil and scrub to take home. To book, send an email to the spa manager.
The Spirit membership offers seasonal experiences including blow dries for ladies or hair cuts for gentlemen, 60 minute personalized massage or facial and unique member events, such as floral master classes or garden parties. The membership also comes with access to the hotel’s concierge, complimentary access to private spa suite, one complimentary overnight stay at the hotel, 20% discount on all services in the spa and much more. For more information on membership and to arrange a personal tour, please contact a specialist at +44 20 7321 3050 or email them.
If you are visiting London, stay at one of Elite Traveler’s 2016 Top Suites, the Musician’s Penthouse at Corinthia London.