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Review: La Chambre Verte at Kimpton Blythswood Hotel, Glasgow

Kimpton Blythswood Square, in Glasgow, has launched ‘La Chambre Verte’, an immersive in-room experience designed to promote the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design and forest bathing.

Aiming to boost wellness by bringing a touch of calm to the guest bedroom, the hotel has partnered with CBD brand La Rue Verte, horticulturalists Benholm and award-winning DJ Brian D’Souza (Ambient Flo). This multi-sensory experience creates a 360-degree wellness journey combining the biophilic principles with CBD rituals, meditation and sound therapy.

Biophilic design in La Chambre Verte

Luscious out indoor plants have been artfully positioned in the top floor bedroom room, both on the floor, hanging from the ceiling and behind the bed head. The idea is that the plants create a soothing calming green space, releasing bio chemicals that calm and nurture mind, body and soul. In this urban oasis, overlooking the rooftops of the city of Glasgow, the soundscape curated by Ambient Flo adds a further level to the immersive experience. I preferred the birdsong soundtrack and closed my eyes to mentally transport myself deep into the forest. 

This sets the scene for a spa journey with a difference. I love that the well-being journey begins before you set foot in the spa. La Rue Verte presents a CBD tincture to infuse into water, which you drink before heading to the spa. I drank mine about half an hour beforehand to ensure I would feel the full effect of the calming CBD. In the spa, following a detailed consultation you are met by your therapist and taken to the treatment room.

The spa treatment at La Chambre Verte

The consultation asks you to identify specific areas of concern and a CBD balm is applied to these acupressure points. What follows is a soothing and rather gentle medium pressure massage. It’s designed to induce a sense of calm and serenity using oils infused with CBD oil. I was also offered a teaspoon of CBD oil prior to the massage and gladly accepted. 

Normally a fan of deep firm pressure, the massage was very different to what I normally enjoy, but within fifteen minutes the CBD was working is soothing magic and the soothing stokes were hypnotic. I became an instant fan and absolutely loved the treatment because it was calming and relaxing. After the session concluded, I felt cosy, calm and at ease in the relaxation area. I spent some time enjoying the thermal suite in the spa with top favourites: the steam room, swimming pool and circular hydro pool. 

After the treatment I felt thoroughly relaxed and totally at peace. Back in the room, the journey continues, as you take a bath with a specially prepared CBD bath bomb, then relax in the big comfy bed, surrounded by calming chilled sounds, beautiful wide leafed plants and ease into a peaceful night’s sleep. 

It’s a dream and you must try this.

THE BEST BITS

The green immersive experience of La Chambre Verte

The welcome CBD drinks

The bath bomb

Experiencing biophilic design in action

Dining at Bo and Birdy for breakfast

The rooftop views across the city 

THE DETAILS:

La Chambre Verte packages:

From £579

Bed and Breakfast for 1 night (two people)

CBD welcome cocktail

LRV CBD bath experience

LRV CBD massage treatment for 50min

For £879

Bed and Breakfast for 1 night (two people)

CBD welcome cocktail

LRV CBD bath experience

LRV CBD massage treatment for 50min and exclusive use of the spa from 9pm to 10:30pm

https://www.kimptonblythswoodsquare.com/la-chambre-verte-packages/

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