Spa fiends and Aman Junkies alike have been celebrating the opening of the new Aman Spa in London. Admittedly, its location in the basement of the venerable Connaught Hotel is a little unexpected – especially for those more used to Amanresorts’ trademark panoramic settings – but interior designer Jaya Ibrahim’s palette of grey Portland stone, oak, silk, glossy pewter and cotton conspires to create a perfectly soothing cocoon for a little pampering.
Each of the five treatment rooms feature a dressing space, treatment area and bijou steam room clouded with essential oils; while, between treatments, a dark grey granite 60 sq m swimming pool beckons.
The star of the spa, of course, is the predominantly Asian-based treatment menu. Depending on time (and budget), there are Thai hot herbal compresses, Indian chakra balancing massages, Himalayan crystal salt body scrubs, and even red clay body wraps infused with Navajo herbs. All of which should leave you suitably serene to face the world again.