Lanserhof at The Arts Club — London, UK
In a surprising pairing but, really, one that makes complete sense, Mayfair’s swanky private members’ space, The Arts Club, has just unveiled a tie-up with the Austrian spa-styled medical institution, Lanserhof, marking the company’s first foray into London.
Billed as the world’s first medical gym, the facility occupies the six-floor plot – opposite the 155-year-old club – that was formerly home to Dover Street Market. Inside Lanserhof’s signature pioneering analytics and state-of-the-art-training systems are paired with stylish interiors by Düsseldorf-based firm Ingenhoven Architects, which took its cues from the spa brand’s other locations in Germany and Austria. And so, floor-to-ceiling murals of the bucolic Austrian countryside take centre stage it the members’ lounge; the group’s signature blue sofa lines the reception of the doctors’ consultation rooms; while luxe materials – including Spinneybeck leather, which covers the elevator walls and Vitra chairs, brushed brass surfaces, and the brand’s signature Corian hewn into elegant treatment room sinks – add a level of opulence to the otherwise clean lines.
As one would expect from the two establishments, members have access to the most advanced innovations in the field. This includes micro-chip technology, which loads bespoke programmes onto gym equipment; cryotherapy chambers; a Spine Lab influenced by aerospace training technology; and an in-house MRI machine for body composition analysis. Members wanting to start slow may want to begin with the club’s IV infusion menu, a massage, or workout in the expansive gym, where a next day butler laundry service for sportswear makes for great motivation. §