Find out how the ‘other half’ spa, at this historic London retreat
London’s Knightsbridge is synonymous with wealth, glamour and luxury. This is where the rich and famous go to shop in Harrods, lunch on the Brompton Road, and relax in some of the city’s finest spas.
The historic Rembrandt Hotel is home to one of the most exclusive spas in Knightsbridge – Aquilla Health and Fitness. Nestled away in a pretty side street just across from the Victoria and Albert Museum, you will only come across Aquilla if you are looking for it. However, it is worth looking for.
The Rembrandt spa itself is kitted out with a state of the art pool, a sauna, a steam bath, a whirlpool, and a series of private treatment areas.
Guests can choose from a huge range of high-end treatments such as collagen plumping facials, cellulite busting detoxes, and bio-retinol masks; plus holistic therapies including aromatherapy massages, body wraps, and reflexology.
A professional osteopath is on hand to help treat musculoskeletal disorders and insure that every massage is carried out to the highest medical standards.
A number of treatments (e.g. the lymphatic drainage massages, and the body wraps) can be used to promote weight loss, and almost every spa treatment can be tailored specifically for mums-to-be. Men can choose from one of the unisex massages, a ‘men-i-cure’ hand treatment, or a bespoke facial in the privacy of their own treatment room, making The Rembrandt’s spa ideal for couples or a spot of pre-wedding grooming.
This spa is not cheap, but you are paying for the excellent spa menu and the historic surroundings. Even if you can only afford a day in Aquilla spa, it will be a day that you will remember forever.