In a ground breaking project that has seen teams of experts excavate five floors into the London clay, in order to pave the way for the next 200 years of Claridge’s life, the legendary Mayfair hotel announces the creation of its first ever spa. Situated three floors down, Claridge’s Spa will be a haven of wellness and tranquility featuring its first ever swimming pool, steam rooms, sauna and seven treatments rooms. A holistic, sensorial space that evokes wellness and spirituality. Set within the context of the hotel’s Art Deco history, the spa has been designed to evoke the spirituality of the East – it is a new experiential offering intended to promote the idea of personal wellness.
‘Wellness’ is the focus of the design of Claridge’s Spa. This demonstrates a more general societal trend towards looking after the wellbeing of ourselves and the environment. The notion of ‘luxury’ is also evolving to become more holistic, incorporating concepts of wellness. For me, this is all about creating an escape that celebrates mindfulness, and is pure and balanced.’ Says interior architect Andre Fu Fu has imagined a unique contemporary experience that promotes a genuine sense of mindfulness and balance, drawing heavily on Asian design influences. The design conveys a purity of form as well as a strong feeling of intimacy and warmth.