An idea that was conceptualized in 1863 by a French wine merchant, Daniel Nicholas Thevenon later Daniel Nicols, became the London Legend that houses the Akasha Spa where you experience specialized treatments of another level. Located in the heart of London, the spa is perfect for exploring the best that the city has to offer.
On the corner of London’s luxury triptych between Mayfair, Soho and St James, Hotel Cafe Royal is the historic hotel that has been welcoming guests for over 150 years. Capturing the attention of people from all corners of the world, from Mohammed Ali to Oscar Wilde, this hotel has always been the place to go. It welcomes only the best of the best, with its impeccable style throughout its rooms from the Royal Wing to its superior guestrooms. You’ll notice the line between contemporary flair and original features from its marble floors, marble walls and glass chandeliers. It’s reception offers one the ultimate feel of royalty.
The legendary Regent Street has long been the capital’s hub for fine dining, wine and conversation. With an unembellished entrance on Regent’s Street, from the main entrance to the hotel, Akasha doesn’t immediately give a hint of its entire elegant interior. Downstairs, the basement of the famous Cafe Royal is enormous at over 1,200 square meters with a gym, nine treatment rooms, relaxation area, and vast Hamman (Turkish steam) room, Jacuzzi and sauna. However, most eminent is the 18m pool, bathed in ambient lighting and surrounded by more than enough comfortable beds for you to relax and get away from the world outside.
Just a few minutes away from Piccadilly Circus, the Akasha spa has tailored treatments to unique therapies depending on your needs. You will find decadently beautiful facilities including London’s first Watsu pool, tailored hydro-treatments, guided meditation, and many little extras you will never expect. It holds packages ranging from Aromatherapy to Vichy, using only essential oils and natural ingredients. The massages and facials are unique and luxurious leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.
The Jacuzzi, Hamman and sauna are designed to be very spacious giving one a feeling of comfort. The services also include the more unique, water treatments in their Watsu pool, one of which is Poetry in Water, which aims to ‘elongate your spine and unwind your body.’ You will appreciate its convenience and serenity. The Akasha spa is an alternative option if you don’t have time to take yourself to the country to relax. It will honestly feel as you were out of the big city.
The Day Spa Packages include The Ultimate Spa Day at £380 and the Akasha Weekday Escape at £160. Non-hotel guests have to book a treatment and access to all the Akasha facilities is free within a period of 50 minutes. However, on Saturday and Sunday, access to Akasha facilities are only available as a supplement to two treatments (with a minimum of 50-minute treatment) for an additional fee of €50. If you are stressed, exhausted, and suffering from a painful neck, back, shoulders or arms then a trip to this retreat will be very appealing.