Raffles London at The OWO is offering a first look at its new destination spa and health club ahead of the brand new luxury hotel’s debut next winter.
The property is partnering with world-leading beauty and wellness brand GUERLAIN, to launch the first branded spa in the capital, offering a holistic well-being experience, with a focus on restorative wellness and active training.
The GUERLAIN Spa is situated at the heart of the landmark Grade II* listed former Old War Office on Whitehall. Designed by interior design studio Goddard Littlefair, the spa and wellness space spans four levels.
Raffles London at The OWO is also teaming up with movement and nutrition experts, PILLAR, which will offer bespoke training, nutrition and recovery programs.
Founded in 1828, GUERLAIN will bring centuries of beauty expertise to create an offering at Raffles London unlike any other in the capital. The spa will take a highly tailored approach to treatments, combining cutting-edge therapies, which use GUERLAIN’S finest skincare products and fragrances, taking guests on a personalised and sybaritic wellness journey.
The GUERLAIN Spa at Raffles London will feature nine treatment rooms including a barber & salon, beauty treatment spaces, GUERLAIN boutique including High Perfumery collection as well as a separate VIP area and two couple suites.
The active wellness spaces, driven by PILLAR, comprise an extensive gym and yoga studio, juice bar, striking 20m swimming pool complete with a vitality pool and steam and sauna rooms.
Open to guests at Raffles London, residents of The OWO Residences by Raffles, as well as spa members and day guests, the GUERLAIN Spa will form one of the key areas of this monumental building which comprises 120 rooms and suites, 85 unique branded residences and 11 destination restaurants and bars.
Movement specialists PILLAR will launch a members’ health club and oversee the training and health programming at Raffles London. Founded by elite performance coach Harry Jameson, PILLAR is one of the UK’s most recognised names in modern health, renowned for its unique approach to preventative health and personal optimisation.
PILLAR’s expert team will offer a truly unique service that places equal emphasis on movement, recovery and nutrition. Dedicated programs for members, delivered by expert trainers, will focus on strength and stress relief. In addition, therapists will offer a comprehensive range of recovery experiences with a tailored nutritional offering created by PILLAR chef Joey O’Hare, available from the ground floor PILLAR Kitchen.
For those looking for complete seclusion, the GUERLAIN Spa will feature two dedicated Wellness Suites, provided an open space for yoga as well as light training equipment.
Véronique Courtois, CEO of GUERLAIN, said “GUERLAIN is one of the most iconic high perfumery and high cosmetic houses in the world and we are excited to be partnering with Raffles London at The OWO to create our new flagship in the capital which is set to be a world-class spa. To introduce GUERLAIN to London for the first time will be a very special moment for us, especially in a space with such incredible heritage, countless stories and such a meaningful history.”
Harry Jameson, Co-Founder of PILLAR, remarked “I am looking forward to launching our new health club to create a wellness destination unlike any other in London. The experience is truly about well-being and has been designed to complement GUERLAIN’S offering. This is an opportunity to work alongside one of the world’s most exciting spa brands to create a first-class wellness club at our new home in Raffles London.”
Philippe Leboeuf, MD at Raffles London, says “Raffles London at The OWO is committed to bringing together the best talent and partners, raising the bar for wellness experiences in the capital.
“Working with a heritage brand such as GUERLAIN alongside contemporary health and movement specialists PILLAR perfectly mirrors our vision of providing a world-class destination for our residents, members and hotel guests in a forward-looking and modern way,” Leboeuf said.
Emlyn Brown, Global Vice President – Well-Being at Accor, says “Serenity, harmony, relaxation, recovery and pleasure are the pursuits of well-being that fuel and rejuvenate luxury travellers globally. They are the touchstones for wellness at Raffles Hotels & Resorts and immersed in every inch of the GUERLAIN Spa at Raffles London. With societal habits shifting and wellness taking on new and further-reaching meaning in a post-pandemic world, the desire and need for overall well-being and its positive effects cannot be understated.
“True luxury is not about what you do, but how you feel,” Brown commented.