OCT 2018

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[ 26 ] • # dayspamagazine • october 2018 spa hopping by Andrew Dembina High-End Haven London's Dorchester Spa provides quality holistic experiences to its loyal clientele. OWNER Dorchester Collection OPENED Re-opened in its current format in 2009 THE SPACE 7,000 square feet, with 9 treatment rooms; relaxation room; separate men's and women's thermal areas including steam, sauna, and multi-temperature showers and misters; manicure and pedicure stations; and Spatisserie dining room STAFF 22, including 11 therapists, 5 spa attendants, assistant spa manager and spa director MOST POPULAR TREATMENTS The Do rchester Signature Massage (90 min./from $221) and Carol Joy London Pure Gold and Collagen Facial (60 min./from $286) PRODUCTS USED/RETAILED Aromatherapy Associates, Carol Joy London, La Prairie, Valmont WEBSITE T he U.K.—particularly London—is no wallfl ower when it comes to wellness. Home to a handful of established aromatherapy, beauty and spa brands, the British capital also houses some understated yet deluxe therapeutic centers, all of which have loyal clientele. The Dorchester Spa at the renowned Park Lane hotel of the same name is one such escape. Situated on a level below its be-hatted doormen and Alain Ducasse restaurant, the spa's calming aromatics greet visitors along its carpeted approach before they even enter the ivory reception area. Near the entrance is the elegant Spatisserie: a dining room with glass rather than clothed tables to remove formality, where guests can enjoy light lunches, canapés, afternoon tea, and even champagne and spa cocktails, as the in-house belief is that a little of what you love is good for you. "Being a city spa, many of our clients just pop in for a quick treatment, but an equal amount prefer to linger and relax, sometimes visiting for several hours or even the whole day," explains spa director Sally Pedder. "For those who really wish to unwind and spend some time on their well-being, it's extremely important that a carefully curated menu is provided. The Dorchester has always been a dining destination, so guests look forward to enjoying delicious food as much as they look forward to treatments." COURTESY DORCHESTER COLLECTION

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