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Sofitel So Spa, London St. James: Exclusive private hire for full-day luxury treatments

Housed within an original listed building in the heart of St James, Sofitel So SPA is ideally situated for business and leisure travellers wanting to unwind after a busy day or spoil themselves with a treatment or indulge in a luxury weekend.

Close to the internationally recognised landmarks of London, such as Buckingham Palace, St James Park, the National Gallery, the West End theatres and the exclusive shops of Jermyn Street, So SPA at Sofitel London St James is in prime position for those needing access to the city. The spa is established in the building adjacent to Sofitel London St James and is accessed through the main hotel reception.

The 392 square meter spa, distributed over three floors, has retained the original features of the building with an elegant oak staircase, rose coloured marble walls, plaster ceilings with intricate detailed decorative mouldings and Corinthian style marble columns. Beyond the greeting area, an impressive double height space reveals the original marble clad banking hall. A dark oak pavilion structure houses a social Tea Bar and retail boutique flooded with natural light coming from large windows, where guests can relax after treatments while enjoying a cup of tea and a delicious French macaroon.

The spa journey begins with the sound and sight of a tranquil pool of water and a view of a small French parterre style garden, guarded by a large topiary French poodle, giving the space a very relaxing and refined ambiance. Natural colour schemes of brown, ochre and green tones reinforce this very welcoming and soothing atmosphere.

The original interior has been renovated, restored and protected so that the traditional features of the building remain and strike an interesting contrast with the contemporary spa facilities.

Featuring Sofitel’s signature MyBed massage tables, the five So Well treatment rooms, including one duo room, are decorated with gold leaf lined display niches and Wenge veneered bespoke designed wall furniture.

Sofitel So SPA also houses a private hamam with a central heated marble treatment bed, “rain sky” showers by Dornbracht with aromatic essence, a Kohler Sok infinity bath with chromotherapy and an Astorina bath with hydrotherapy jet in a room flooded by natural daylight.

Separated from the Tea Bar and retail boutique by decorative screens, Sofitel So SPA features three individual manicure stations and two custom designed seats with integral foot spas for pedicure treatments.

On the mezzanine level, a deep relaxation room offers individual reclining beds to prolong the spa experience. Clients can unwind here and enjoy the selection of fine teas served in an Ithaque collection tea service by Bernardaud.

For this first Sofitel So SPA, Sofitel has chosen two highly prestigious brands from French cosmetology, Carita and Cinq Mondes.

At Sofitel So SPA, clients can indulge in the massage techniques and specialised skincare products that are trademarks of Carita worldwide. Created by the famous “Maison de Beauté” established by the Carita sisters, Carita has a prestigious and innovative range of skincare and beauty treatments. Its expertise lies in its unique ability to combine extraordinary anti-ageing benefits with results that are immediately visible and long lasting, ensuring all skin types are treated to perfection.

Alternatively, with its wide selection of natural products, Cinq Mondes treatments respect strict eco-friendly guidelines. Every treatment provides an effective and stimulating experience. Taking its inspiration from the best health and beauty traditions around the world, Cinq Mondes offers a large selection of body and face treatments for men and women for a truly blissful sensorial journey.

With Mama Mio, expectant mothers can also indulge in treatments design to take them through the nine months stretch and beyond. The high performance skincare products provide healing moisture and boost body confidence.

Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN.

Visit: http://www.sofitelstjames.com

GC Privé Concierge Members: For more information and booking inquiries contact your dedicated lifestyle manager.


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