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Review: Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square is the latest launch on the London spa scene and rounds off a big year of investment in the capital. It has made a big impact in terms of design and service provision, positioning itself as one of London’s best.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square is housed in the former Port of London Authority Building and is both impressive and quite imposing from the street. The spa is situated in the subterranean levels and on entry you are greeted by a large, spacious reception decorated in gold tiles. Curved surfaces and a back lit retail wall make a dramatic statement on arrival, and there’s a warm, professional welcome from the reception team. Within minutes of arriving in the spa, you will be sipping a welcome tea and filling in the consultation.

Marble is a theme throughout the spa and is continued to the pool area and through the changing rooms. The large fitness suite and studio are just off the main corridor then to the left is the indoor pool. It’s a triumph of design by Italian Joseph Caspari and is stunning in silvers and blue tones. There’s a similar sized hydrotherapy pool behind the main pool. The steam room and sauna are placed at either end. It’s one of the best spa wet areas in London and a swim and leisurely soak is a must.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

Separate men’s and women’s changing rooms (which are huge) are tastefully decorated and lead onto the separate relaxation rooms and then onto the spa treatment rooms. Dark wood, cool neutral tones walls and marble are the signature design elements that make this a great place to stay, spa and relax.

Featuring eight treatment rooms, including one Spa Suite and a luxury Hammam, a 14-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room, the spa is well proportioned, and is rather large by London standards.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

I was impressed with the choice of brands for the spa menu at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, including ESPA, HOMME, Amala and Swiss high tech cosmeceutical line Dr Burgener which includes a capsule collection of men’s products. To round things off there is marocMaroc which specialises in authentic Moroccan Hammam rituals.

The Treatment: Deep Muscle Massage

Needing a boost in energy my therapist chose energising Amala Oils and worked on my back, neck, shoulders and lower back to relieve the tension, aches and pains.

What a massage – using deep muscle manipulation, mostly with elbows and hands, I had a lot of knots to release and it was done with proficiency and professionalism. My therapist had powerful firm pressure without using force. The mark of a good masseuse. Within half an hour I was putty in her hands and drifted in and out of slumber. I felt totally chilled, with soothed muscles and post treatment lazed in the relaxation suite sipping lemon water.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

The Best Bits

Swimming laps in the pool

Bubbling in the hydrotherapy pool

Relaxing with a deep tissue massage

Discovering new spa brands in the retail area

Room to improve

The layout of the post-treatment relax rooms was a little odd – lounges facing a seating area. You don’t want to be snoring post treatment facing someone reading GQ.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - The Spa Man

The Details

Deep Muscle Massage

60 Minutes – 150 GBP
90 Minutes – 230 GBP

To book a spa treatment, call the Hotel directly at +44 (0) 203 297 9200 or for more information visit www.fourseasons.com/tentrinity

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