The Hotel Cafe Royal is a wonderful place to stay at any time. Located on Regent Street in the heart of London’s West End, it is a glamorous five-star hotel, occupying a wonderful historic building constructed in the classical stucco style of the era. Recently reopened, this hotel is now marking 150 years and while the quality and high standards of service remain the highest around, there have been some fine innovations down the years. One of these is the spa, which is not only open to guests staying at the hotel but also for those coming for the day – and what a day that will be for those taking up this opportunity!
The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing centre is not just a fancy name, but a concept. Akasha is a new way of approaching the concept of wellbeing, with the notion of taking part in a guided journey, one that promotes health, happiness and a sense of fulfilment while also improving one’s personal balance. It is based around the concept of the our basic elements of nature – earth, water, fire and air – to bring about a refreshing and reviving experience for body, mind and soul.
Indeed, it is possible to have a ‘Four Elements’ treatment, with a therapeutic treatment in warm water while supported by the therapist, an earthly soothing foot massage with warm towels, a hot oils massage and a scalp massage using hot stones. Such treatments can relieve tension, soothe away those worries, aches and pains, exfoliate and revive your skin and generally leave you feeling revived, refreshed and ready to take on the world again. Such a treatment – or one of the many others on offer on the spa – provide a great way to relax, enjoy the day and leave your worries behind.
With all the stresses and busyness of Christmas, plenty of people will end the year feeling a bit burned out, but those who book a day at the Hotel Cafe Royal can enjoy the perfect solution, one that will set them up nicely for whatever 2016 may bring.