One of London’s most legendary and historic hotels, The Connaught in fashionable Mayfair, has opened an Aman Spa in the hotel’s new West Wing.
The varied treatments at Aman Spas around the world are tailored to provide guests with an exceptional experience. The core of the Aman Spa’s menu at The Connaught is based on key treatments reflecting the renewing traditions of China, Thailand, India and the Americas.
Inspired by China, treatments include a green tea aromatic foot bath and a massage using traditional Chinese techniques. An Oriental oil massage and Thai herbal compress are among the treatments from Thailand. From India there is a Chakra balancing treatment with essential oils and crystals and a Samadara facial technique. Reflecting the Americas, guests can experience a red clay body wrap with Navajo herbs and a River rock stone massage.
“This international approach to wellness means that Aman Spa can offer guests treatments that target individual needs,” said Heather Blankinship, Amanresorts Spa Operations Director.
Guests simply book the amount of time they wish to spend with one of Aman’s internationally trained, holistic therapists, and after a consultation and foot bath, their treatment is formulated to achieve their personal wellness goals. Both body and face treatments are tailored specifically to individual guest’s needs. The music which accompanies individual treatments is chosen specifically to match the rhythm and flow of the treatment, be it a facial, massage or scrub, further enhancing the holistic nature of the spa. The Aman Spa experience continues with an organic tea selection and a broad range of reading materials.
The five candlelit treatment rooms, one double and four single, each feature a dressing area, treatment area and steam room as well as individual music systems. The 60 square-metre swimming pool is lined with dark gray granite tiles and the steam room is infused with essential oils which are changed to holistically enhance well-being during the four seasons of the year.
The Aman Spa’s physical space at The Connaught is a blend of cool granite and white marble, warmed with timeless honey-gold oak and dove-grey Portland Stone – chosen for their intrinsic English appeal as well as for their enduring quality. Linen, cotton, bamboo fiber and silk in white, gold, burnished pewter, stone green and faded brown add further warmth. White-painted wicker furniture and extensive use of back-lit timber lattice work soften the robust qualities of stone and wood, and the overall effect, conveyed by the varying textures and tones of the materials used, is of contrasts – hard and soft, dark and light, rough and smooth, warm and cool