In a commanding position on the top floor of the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane, the spa is light airy and inviting. The staff were superb and the views even better. Making the most of its superior location, the views extend across the London skyline from the reception area, all treatment rooms and the sky lounge cafe. Taking in everything from Hyde Park to the key sights of Big Ben, The Shard, Green Park and the London Eye, these views alone give the spa the wow factor.
But scratch the surface and it’s more than just the skyline that impresses. Interesting brands and well-designed treatment are sure to please. The reception space, white walls segue with the sky views and are highlighted with accent notes of art around the walls giving a touch of warmth.
The compact hydro and heat facilities are enough to ensure you are relaxed pre and post treatment. The facilities are separate for men and women and lead onto a treatment waiting area which is cosy with neutral tones accented with splashes of red to give it added warmth.
The sky suite, which doubles as the couple suite is something else. It curves around one side of the spa and has floor to ceiling glass overlooking Hyde Park. With its own steam room, seating space and two treatment beds this really is the premium space in the spa.
I enjoyed a well-rehearsed Four Hands at Four Seasons signature treatment in the sky suite. A ritual foot scrub precedes the treatment. You are offed the choice of complete darkness, or full light as the room has huge windows. So rare is it to have natural daylight I opted for light. Beginning with two therapists each taking a single side of my body, the treatment begins slowly to warm up the body and it’s easy to distinguish between the two therapists hands.
However, the process and protocol changes, as it moves along the back with a combination of sweeping movements and coordinated techniques that elevate this to a fabulous relaxing massage. It’s not sold as a deep tissue or therapeutic massage as such. It’s definitely an experience to savour. The combined efforts of two talented therapists working in unison created a symbiotic treatment that is enjoyable, memorable and up wholly relaxing.
THE BEST BITS:
Experiencing a four hands massage for the first time
The views of London
The guest welcome
Individual Relaxation pods
ROOM TO IMPROVE:
It’s a technical comment, that may not be noticed by most guest. Despite having two therapists a couple of times during the treatment consistent client contact was lost when they both stepped away from the treatment bed.
Four Hands at Four Seasons – 80 minutes – £245