Last Friday, I was lucky enough to be invited down to the Away Spa at the W Hotel in Leicester Square (one of our U&I Concierge/The Card partners).
My appointment for a Signature Away Spa Massage was at 3.30pm, but I arrived a little earlier, so that I could be shown around by Davina (the Spa Manager) and enjoy some of the facilities before my massage. It would have been rude not to, right?!
As soon as I walked in to the spa, I instantly felt relaxed. I was hit by the quiet and calming atmosphere, mixed with the delicious aromas of the oils and lotions, and it was wonderful! I admired all of the great products that were displayed in the waiting/lounge area, and had to resist buying near enough everything!! I'm a sucker for a good beauty product, and the room was filled with them.
There was a lovely sauna and steam room which I had access to before I went in for my massage. I spent 5 minutes in the sauna before my treatment - bliss!
Before I tell you about my massage, I should let you know that the reason I was invited for a complimentary treatment was due to the partnership that U&I Concierge has just formed with Away Spa, AND the W Hotel! This means that if you are a member of U&I Concierge (which also means that you will have "The Card"), then you are entitled to exclusive discounts and offers at both Away Spa and W. As a member, you will receive:
Away Spa by W Hotels
Package for 1: A glass of bubbly with every 60 min treatment booked. A bottle of bubble for £200 worth of treatments booked and use of the sauna and steam room.
Package to share: A bottle of house bubbly complimentary to share when £200 worth of treatments booked each and use of the sauna and steam room for 2.
W Hotels London
Automatic room upgrade, complimentary Full English Breakfast for 2, food and beverage voucher worth $100 to spend on their stay, early check in and late check out (dependant on availability), complimentary high-speed WiFi.
You can see a full list of ALL of the U&I Concierge partnerships and exclusive discounts here.
So, back to the massage! After my sauna session I was feeling even more relaxed, and ready for my signature treatment. The masseuse came and collected me from the waiting area and took me into the massage room. I was asked if there were any specific areas that I would like to be focused on, and what pressure I would like, and then I was left to get comfortable before the massage began.
The 30 minutes went far too quickly for my liking! I walked out feeling rested and comfortable, and my back was feeling a lot better than when I walked in.
I had about 20 minutes to spare before I had to set off, so I decided to give the steam room a go, and I'm glad that I did!
I highly recommend visiting the Away Spa at W. If you're staying at the hotel (don't forget to book with U&I Concierge so that you can receive your special treatment!), then you get complimentary use of the spa facilities and the fitness centre. You can also book a spa treatment without staying at the hotel, simply get in touch with us here at U&I and we will take everything off of your hands. It's all part of the U&I Lifestyle!