As soon as you step through the revolving doors and into the foyer, the constant buzzing noise of the city fades into the background. Accompanied by the gentle clicking and clacking of your shoes’ soles you make your way down the hallway. When the elevator doors silently zoom shut behind you, every last bit of metropolitan hustle and bustle has become nothing but a distant memory.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair on Park Lane, The Dorchester is one of the most glamorous and most famous hotels in London. With its 250 rooms and suits and far-reaching views over Hyde Park, the landmark building has been home to many a celebrity. The more surprising it is though that they managed to keep secret what’s hidden in the basement: A sanctuary of purple, velvety plush (the relaxation zone), of caramel and cream coloured cosiness (the locker room) and crisp, clean cool (the gym). The Dorchester Spa is a fitness studio for people who don’t do gyms.
The small but well equipped workout room offers everything you could hope for, but the spa has much more on offer: steam room, aromatherapy showers and the very capable hands of qualified therapists. Try for example the Lavender Crush body treatment (to which I had been generously invited) and let yourself be transported into a completely different state of tranquillity.
After your workout and pampering session, sit down in the ‘Spatisserie’ and refuel with fresh juices and healthy snacks. Or a glass of champagne, if needs be. Who said working out couldn’t be blissful?
Membership to The Dorchester Spa offers exclusive access to London’s ultimate destination spa. Including special rates and treatments throughout the spa and Spatisserie, each member also receives a complimentary 60-minute personal training session with former professional sportsman, Stephen Price, and preferential rates within The Shop at The Dorchester, Florist and The Grill. Annual membership to The Dorchester Spa is £2,500 and a monthly membership based on a minimum of three months costs £250 per month.
The Dorchester Spa at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1Q