Positioned around the corner from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the Bulgari Hotel London is one of six Bulgari properties across the world and it is every bit as glamorous as one might expect. In contrast to its Edwardiana neighbours, the five-star hotel is recognisable by its Portland stone exterior, while inside confidently mixes modernist angles and a high-shine palette of black granite, polished mahogany and steel, designed by Italian architect supremo Antonio Citterio.
‘Spa’ is a modest term to describe the beautifully scented, subterranean wellness retreat hidden in the basement of the hotel. One of the largest spas in London, it is set over two levels and boasts a luxurious fitness studio, nail bar and 11 treatment rooms with one double spa suite, all enveloped in handsome chocolate and caramel hues. Belgravia society salon, Neville, also has a residence within the spa and offers everything from simple shampoos to cut and colour.
The pièce de résistance is the 25-metre colonnaded swimming pool, lined with shimmering mosaic tiles in green and gold, evocative of Bulgari’s jewellery collections. It is framed by cabana daybeds that can be curtained off for privacy, thus demonstrating the level of discretion sought by its well-heeled guests. Guests can press a nifty button for champagne, smoothies or light dishes including mixed salads, fruit platters and puddings.
Priced at £910, the new B.Beautiful Daycation package includes a 90-minute massage, during which you are scrubbed, kneaded and polished to absolute, serene perfection; a 90-minute reviving facial; a manicure and pedicure and a cut and blow-dry in the intimate Neville salon. Guests will also receive a 111Skin gift and 10 per cent of proceeds are donated to the Virus Free Found – a new corporate philanthropy fund by Bulgari, which supports Oxford University’s research into manufacturing and testing vaccines.
Guests can also upgrade to the overnight B.Beautiful Staycation package, priced at £1,140.
To read more about the Bulgari Spa Daycation offering, click here.
Spa treatments start from £60 (15-minute Indian head Massage, 15-minute neck re-alignment); beauty treatments start from £30 (eyelash tint).
The Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW