Spread over two entire floors the Spa at the Bulgari Hotel London is not only one of the largest Spas among luxury hotels in London but also one of the most sophisticated and exclusive, thanks to its complex offering, interior design and quality of materials and finishes. Crafted from onyx, oak, Vicenza stone and Italian glass mosaics, the Spa blends contemporary Italian design with the touches of Bulgari’s heritage aesthetics, recreating a true urban resort in the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities, steps from Harrods and Hyde Park.
The Spa at the Bulgari Hotel London features an impressive 25m swimming pool entirely covered in iridescent green glass tiles is surrounded by 10 four-poster Balinese style beds, where guests can experience utmost privacy – at the touch of a button, a healthy snack and drinks menu can be ordered. The lavish vitality pool is grand in every sense (capacity of 25,000l)- adorned floor to ceiling, in gold glass Bisazza mosaics, it boast the most diverse thermal experiences including a water fall, whirlpool bench and beds.
Ice fountains, cooling showers, a most serene relaxation room, 11 treatment rooms, a fully equipped wellness centre (run by James Duigan’s Bodyism), a nail salon – are among the other highlights of this luxurious SPA. James Duigan’s team included highly skilled performance coaches, fitness trainers and fat loss specialists (each trainer has undergone an extensive training mentorship with bodyism as well as an internship at Athletes Performance in Arizona U.S.. The programs are based on customised nutritional protocols as well as movement & exercise, along with a bespoke range of supplements and health drinks (all natural) which are available for purchase at the boutique of the Spa. The team also performs four type of Yoga classes are available, week days, with a specific daily schedule.
Another innovative and exclusive approach to wellness at the Bulgari Hotel London Spa is the Ballet Barre classes, coordinated by in-house ballerina Nathalie Schyllert, with exceptional muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance results. Nathalie began her career as a classically trained ballerina, the pinnacle of her career being her performances with the Royal Ballet. Nathalie is also one of Europe’s most sought after accelerated fat loss specialists.
London’s first luxury foot clinic by Margaret Dabbs was launched earlier this year, while a complete hairdresser salon will be introduced later this summer. The existing mesotherapy facial treatments will be complemented by body treatments, which will be introduced in the coming months. Men’s grooming will also be enhanced – besides the accessories provided by specialist Edwin Jagger, a new grooming line will be launched soon.
As on my previous visit, service at the Spa was flawless – warm, friendly, ntuitive, and most importantly consistent – whether it is during a busy time or a very early morning. Not only do they know hotel guests by name but they also pay attention to every single detail regarding their preference. The entire team is clearly very well trained and extremely well synchronized. My only suggestion, which I gladly learned, had already been taken into consideration – is to introduce, in the near future an organic beauty line, as an alternative to the existing brand.
Oliver Petcu in London
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