97-99 King's Road
Spa & Leisure
Just in case the sea air doesn’t prove quite enough of a regenerative boost, The Grand Spa has recently undergone a £5 million makeover, turning it into the ultimate in decadent seaside retreats and the embodiment of old-school elegance. There isn’t a pool, for exercise head to the gym, or if the weather is right perhaps for a dip in the sea, which is just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
To get into the real spirit of the place however, spend time in the crystal steam room and aromatherapy sauna before having one of their bespoke treatments from the Natural Spa Factory, such as the Brighton Rock in one of nine treatment rooms. Complete the day with a lengthy stay in the relaxation lounge and a little something in The Spa Café.
Hotel & Accommodation
Unapologetic, opulent grandeur with a view of one of the most famous piers in England, The Grand Brighton sits pride of place in the middle of a city that made its name during the Victorian era as a fashionable retreat. The hotel itself performed a central role in establishing the area’s reputation having been built in 1864, and continues its tradition of hospitality – with a few contemporary updates thanks to today’s proprietors at the DeVere hotel group.
Now, the area is known for its diverse culture which includes a cacophony of bars and restaurants as well as ice creams on the beach (which incidentally is over the road from the hotel), but The Grand’s own restaurant, GB1 is known as one of the most glamorous culinary hotspots in the area, serving locally caught seafood alongside meat and vegetarian dishes for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant's champagne and oyster bar is also ideal for bubbles and a glamorous light bite. For something a little less formal, there is the Victoria Lounge and Terrace providing classic British dishes and lunchtime favourites as well as the famous, and rather decadent, Grand Afternoon Tea. Last, but by no means least, the Victoria Bar is the place to be and be seen enjoying cocktails, a glass of wine, or champagne.