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Spa & Leisure
Deploying the characteristic understatement of a place where class and sophistication make up part of the building’s structural framework, The Chuan Health Club describes itself as ‘a pleasant surprise’ … but with a gym, 16-metre pool, Vitality pool, relaxation zone, salt sauna and separate saunas and steam rooms, we can assure you it is much, much more than that.
Winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards Best Luxury Spa of 2013 as well as a Forbes Star award, the Chuan Spa’s philosophy has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and this is reflected in the treatments on offer. Step through a moon shaped gateway and you are enveloped in a world of rituals, cocoons, awakenings, and retreats for face, body, fingers and toes using marine based Thalgo products and the internationally inspired Babor brand.
Hotel & Accommodation
In the heart of London’s West End, sitting pride of place on Regent’s Street, The Langham is a five-star hotel that has played host to the good and the great since 1865. Rooms retain a historic sense of grandeur and offer a range of room types as well as apartments, but like everything else at the hotel have moved seamlessly into the 21st century with contemporary design accents and service to suit the modern guest – take for example the eternal presence of Service Stylists – an update on the traditional ‘butler’ concept.
Laying claim to the conception of afternoon tea over 140 years ago, Palm Court is the centre piece of the hotel and is open for light dining throughout the day. Walk through a vaulted, wine corridor however (perhaps after an aperitif in the Artisan bar), and you will find yourself at the hotel’s other epicurean gem –Roux At The Landau, which brings together the culinary expertise of father and son team, Albert and Michel Roux Jr.