Knock knock, that’s 2017 behind the door. But before you answer, you should ask yourself one question…
Where in the world did time go?
Probably in your drawer. Next to your list of unchecked resolutions for 2016. You know, the one where you were supposed to go the gym, eat healthier, and get more sleep…gasp! Time flies indeed.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it while it’s there. All you need is the right incentive.
Leading a healthy lifestyle and staying fit ought to be everyone’s top priority but it’s also the hardest thing to do.
And we get that.
You’d love to join a fitness program and gym to help you shed those pounds and release some stress… but that’s easier said than done.
There’s so much to consider: is it close to your home and office? Are the trainers good? Can they work around your schedule? Does it have the equipment you need? etc, etc… but more than anything else, you have to feel comfortable. It has to feel like home.
Otherwise, you’ll never walk in after those first five sessions and before you know it, another year has gone by and you’re stuck in the same rut. Rinse, repeat.
But in 2017 things could be different.
For Londoners or regular travelers to the city, we might be able to help you break the cycle… Well, in fact, the Lanesborough London might.
Because with its new Club & Spa inspired from the Roman baths of old, and with expert help from fitness trainers such as Bodyism drafted in to help, this could be the wellness club made for your lifestyle…. Let’s show you why.
P.s: Did we mention there’s a healthy eating restaurant run by Michelin Star Chef Eric Fréchon?
A wellness area with a difference
Restaurant & Lounge area
The Lanesborough Club & Spa is the hotel’s brand new wellness center made to cater to the hotel’s guests and club members.
Set to open in Spring 2017, the Lanesborough Club & Spa promises a 360 approach to wellness in a lavish setting designed to attract and appeal to a well-heeled clientele.
So, if you’re staying at the Lanesborough, or are lucky enough to be living in the area and without a gym, you’ll have the chance to join one of London’s most exclusive private member clubs and be part of an environment where you can relax, socialize, and work out with like-minded people.
Mixed spa lounge
Even if the last thing you want to see after work is a treadmill, the Lanesborough Club & Spa gives you access to massage and beauty therapists that’ll knead every bit of stress and tension from your body with top of the line products, and treatments that celebrities and runway models swear by.
But it’s not all about wellness and staying fit. Sometimes, the best way to unwind is a good conversation, and the Lanesborough Club & Spa offers many opportunities to relax in private club-style setting, including a healthy dining restaurant with a menu created by Michelin star Chef Eric Fréchon, and exquisitely designed common areas which make sipping on a smoothie feel incredibly dignified.
Yes, we know, it all sounds great. But there are other places and hotels (albeit few) in London to offer something similar. So what’s the difference? What’s the USP? Well enough to warrant a whole article on the matter so let’s jump right into it.
Look good, feel good – stunning designs by 1508 London
If you love Regency era designs, you’ll love the Lanesborough. The two are inseparable.
The hotel’s common areas and rooms recreate the era’s atmosphere to perfection and following a renovation by Cabinet Alfred Pinto in 2015, you’ll struggle to find anything more authentic in central London.
But does it suit a spa and gym?
We’ve only got concept art to go by for now, but from what we’ve seen, the pairing works out great.
Male bar inside changing room
The young and talented design firm 1508 London were commissioned to create the Lanesborough Club & Spa, and their work continues in the spirit of Pinto’s redesign with their own flavor added to the mix. In this case, they’ve taken inspiration from the Roman Bath Spa’s of old to create a hybrid of a luxury club, lounge, fitness area and spa. An ambitious project, but with the firm’s track record of blending contemporary designs with the classic (which you can see here) it’s in good hands.
For the wellness center’s Regency era credentials, 1508 London have put a range of fine British materials and craftsmanship to good use.
Wallpapers spun from silk line the walls. Wood paneling and leather upholstering bring a sense of opulence, and peacock blue satin and deep green colored silks complement a space carved from oak, marble, and stone… Yes, it doesn’t sound like your regular wellness center and it’s not meant to. Think of it as an extension of your lifestyle, not just two hours spent sweating it out at the gym.
Privacy and discretion
Despite being one of London’s landmark hotels, the Lanesborough London does a great job of not advertising its presence… and as consequence, yours as well.
Bearing the hotel’s clientele in mind, the sense of “hush hush” is welcome, and the same discretion and privacy for guests are extended to users of the Lanesborough Club & Spa.
Guests of the hotel will have direct access to the Club & Spa, whereas members will be granted private access via an entrance on Grosvenor Crescent.
Once inside, they’ll be greeted by a stately and traditional lobby before making their way to an area designed to encourage socialisation. This space will feature a restaurant, a manicure and pedicure suite, and a well-equipped fitness area. Further along, in the quieter sections of the Club & Spa, a Spa Treatment Lounge equipped with thermal suites and a Hydro-pool for relaxation and contemplation lie ready to welcome the travel weary, and on-the-go business execs looking to unwind. It’s the very definition of an urban oasis.
Manicure & Pedicure area
Bodyism, La Prairie and Anastasia Achilleos… the best are here.
The Lanesborough Club & Spa’s designs create the perfect atmosphere to work out and unwind in, but that’s not the only reason why you’ll want to call it your own.
After all, if a wellness center doesn’t offer the right services and staff to help you achieve your lifestyle needs, it’ll take you much longer to get results and you’re not likely to hang around long enough to see them happen.
What you’ll end up doing, is signing up to a colossal waste of time.
That’s why we’re glad to see the Lanesborough partner with some of the biggest names in the world of fitness, beauty therapy, and wellness to help you reach your goals.
With brands like Bodyism and Anastasia Achilleos here to help you stay in shape and roll back the years; the ball is in your court if you want to succeed.
Lara Stone, David Gandy, Emilia Clarke… if you’ve ever wondered how they manage to look red carpet ready at all times, Bodyism, holds the secret.
Established in 2007, Bodyism quickly became one of the most exclusive fitness brands out there.
Founder James Duigan’s best-selling “Clean & Lean” series has changed the lives of many, and the Bodyism brand – now international – creates its own workout supplements and even has its own clothing line.
In other words, they know a thing or two about to keep you in shape.
The Lanesborough Club & Spa offers services one would find in a Bodyism gym and even has trainers in residence from the brand.
Members will have access to a Bodyism’s signature “Body Oracle” consultation to assess their fitness level and develop a bespoke wellness program for their needs. Nutrition advice in line with Duigan’s Clean & Lean program and Bodyism personal Training sessions including Bodyism Boxing and the Clean & Lean Warrior class, are also on offer.
Designed to help you cope with a high-pressure urban lifestyle, Bodyism, is one of the best things you can treat your body and psyche too.
But if you just want to unwind, or look good before a show or night out, the Lanesborough could well have the best arguments this side of Belgravia to tempt you into its pristine interiors: None other than signature treatments by Anastasia Achilleos, facial therapist to the stars.
The Magic Touch
You might not have heard of Anastasia Achilleos before.
With a long list of celebrities and fashion brands (Miu Miu, Fendi, Louis Vuitton…) knocking at her door, there doesn’t seem to be many openings in her schedule or time for self-promotion. And to be honest, she doesn’t need it.
Because among those in the know, Anastasia Achilleos is already known as the woman with the magic hands and for the rest of us, “the celebrity facialist”, but whatever you want to call her, know this: her Anastasia Achilleos method is one of the best skin care treatments you can get. It’s nothing short of miraculous.
Developed over 20 years, the Anastasia Achilleos Method is a multi-platform treatment aimed at transforming body and mind.
Using skills gleaned from Reiki and Cranio sacral massage, Achilleos brings balance to the body while rejuvenating it with dual masks, lymphatic massages, and extractions delivered with water mats and other equipment.
If you’ve got muscle stiffness, puffy eyes, and lackluster skin (jet lag anyone) this will set you straight in no time.
For the first time in a hotel in the UK, Achilleos has personally trained every single therapist at the Lanesborough Club & Spa to deliver her quality facials to members and guests within the confines of the spa. Speaking of which…
Male thermal area
The precision and finesse of the Lanesborough therapists would go to waste if they weren’t applying anything less than top notch products to your skin while doing so.
Of course, being a luxury hotel, you expect quality products to be the norm and they are as UK brand Ila and Swiss brand La Prairie are both represented at the Lanesborough spa.
Known for its incredible anti-aging product line – caviar, gold, and platinum infused skin care products – La Prairie’s product lineup is the stuff of wonder, and Ila’s “beyond organic” philosophy has earned their artisan products made from Himalayan salt, Babassu oil and Rose Damascene (among other exotic ingredients), a cult following.
But to deliver a truly exclusive spa experience to guests and members of the Lanesborough Club & Spa, both brands have created signature product lines which are unique to the Lanesborough.
As an added bonus, the Ila at the Lanesborough Club & Spa line can be enjoyed with a series of special “Ila life therapies” which promote wellbeing, health and mindfulness to help you on your way to a better looking and healthier you when you step out of the Lanesborough.
Equipped with a Hydrotherapy pool, Rasul room, spa treatment and more, the interiors of the spa are a boon after a long day at the office.
Where do I sign up?
If you want to be part of the Lanesborough’s exciting new project, you’ll have to be patient.
The Lanesborough Club & Spa won’t be unveiled until an undisclosed date in Spring 2017, however membership enquiries are already open.
If you’re a member of a Grand Luxury Hotels and would like to book a stay in this incredible London hotel, you may be eligible for exclusive upgrades that are sure to make your travel experience that much better.
We’re talking guaranteed room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts and more, so if you want more information on bookings or the Lanesborough’s brand new Club & Spa, just click on the link down below and we’ll be more than happy to help you.