Monday, 08 May 2017

Wellness on the Move at St James Hotel and Club

Written by Katrina Schollenberger

St. James's Hotel and Club Mayfair

7-8 Park Place

St. James's, London, SW1A 1LS

The St James Hotel and Club, in the heart of Mayfair, is a chic Victorian boutique hotel boasting five star quarters and upscale dining. Their latest package, Wellness on the Move, is aimed to promote healthy living on the go. The package offers a relaxing in-room spa treatment by Perfect 10 alongside a morning Wellness breakfast by Executive Chef William Drabble from the Michelin-starred Seven Park Place restaurant.

Arriving for my night's stay and checking into the reception, the hotel exuded opulence from tip to toe. Before heading to the Deluxe suite where I was to be staying for the evening, I indulged in a three course meal at Chef William's Bar and Bistro. I relaxed with cocktails like the fresh Soho 1980 and sweet Le Mexicaine before selecting my dishes. The menu is created using fresh British produce sourced from small suppliers across the UK, so I wasn't hesitant that my meal would be cooked with quality. I started with a small plate of rich cheddar risotto, before moving onto classic steak and fries and finishing with a devilish chocolate mousse. The mousse, whipped to creamy perfection, was a clear winner of the evening's treats.

The luxurious Deluxe suite where I was staying surpassed my expectations. It was made up of two rooms. You enter into a living room featuring a small fridge, sofa, tables, chairs and a high definition television, before moving into the bedroom with a large king bed, another high definition television and large closet. The bathroom is covered in marble with a shower and features a bath with yet another high definition TV: entertainment covers every room of the suite. The room also features Bose speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary use of a 'Handy' phone with free calls to seven countries, unlimited data and Google Maps.
I indulged in a bubble bath with Penhaligon's bath essence and a movie before heading to sleep.

I woke early and ordered the Wellness breakfast to the room before my treatment. The breakfast featured avocado and salmon topped pancakes, a quinoa muffin with banana and coconut crème fraiche, yoghurt, granola and berries, a green smoothie and a selection of toast. The breakfast was a great array of healthy fuel for the day; I enjoyed the contrast of flavours from the savoury salmon to sweet banana and bitter coconut crème fraiche.
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The spa therapist from Perfect 10 arrived shortly after, setting up a heated bed with towels in my room. I then had a 90 minute Connock body treatment with organic essential oils, which I didn't realise how much I truly needed until after. The therapist informed me my shoulders and lower back muscles were tight, most likely from sitting in an office chair for so many hours a day. It was relaxing to the brink of sleep- the therapist was even kind enough to add a few drops of the essential oil to a bath to calm the problem areas on my skin.

From the sophisticated atmosphere, luxurious amenities to friendly staff and fantastic food, I had a wonderful stay at the St James Hotel and Club. If you're on the move travelling through London and seek to feel healthy and energised after your stay, this St James Hotel and Club package is certainly accommodating.

Book the Wellness on the Go package and browse more from the St James Hotel and Club here

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