Now that we’ve waved goodbye to the ninety days of January (OK, so it felt like ninety days) and are basking in Fabulous February, what have you got planned for a treat?
How about a pamper day in the Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the UK?
Legendary French perfume house Guerlain has been putting glamour into everyday life for nearly two hundred years (think Samsara and Mon Guerlain).
But did you know that they offer spa experiences too? Try one out for yourself at their award-winning escape in the five star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.
The offer includes your choice of a 60 minute treatment. Choose between a Signature Caledonian Chic Massage or a Guerlain Radiance Facial.
Prosecco included, obviously.
Escape to Guerlain
The Guerlain Spa at The Caledonian Waldorf Astoria is actually the only one in Scotland. Last year, it was crowned the Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the UK at last year’s World Luxury Spa Awards, so you know that you’re in for an unmissable experience.
As you might guess, the spa is designed to help you unwind from the moment you step through the door. The interior is in soothing shades of cream and wood, with gold potion bottles lining the shelves (we hope that they contain the Elixir of Youth).
Your treatment will take place in one of Guerlain’s custom-designed treatment rooms, designed to look and feel like the cabin of a ship. So while being pampered you can lie back and imagine you are on a long, balmy ocean voyage to a mythical island.
Pampering and Prosecco
Your spa day includes your choice of one 60-minute treatment:
Radiance Facial – Achieve a fresh, clear and radiant complexion in one hour with this deep cleansing coupled with the exclusive five-minute Guerlain facial massage and mask. The ultimate in luxury and efficiency, Guerlain crafts each facial, adjusting the intensity of pressure according to the needs of your skin
Signature Caledonian Chic – This unique body massage is exclusive to Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. The advanced massage techniques in this signature massage provide a complete relaxing and nurturing experience. A combination of enveloping movements quiet the mind, while deeper strokes will melt away tension and relieve tired aching muscles, leaving you feeling at your very best
A bit of fizz will be added to the day with a cheeky glass of Prosecco, which will hopefully add to the top-to-toe tingling you will get from the treatment.
Then, after your massage or facial, you can escape into the blissful refuge of the spa area, which includes a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. You will be welcome to use these facilities for the entire day, so your only challenge will be in tearing yourself away.
The Caledonian Waldorf Astoria is a historic Edinburgh landmark in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. It is based on Princes Street, just a 15 minute stroll from both Waverley and Haymarket train stations.
After your day of pampering, you might enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s Peacock Alley. This elegant cafe bar takes its inspiration from the historic New York Waldorf Astoria of old, meaning that it wouldn’t look out of place in a roaring 1940s Hollywood musical (so you could even order a martini or three to get into the spirit of things).
Alternatively, you could enjoy a meal in one of the hotel’s two impressive restaurants – The Pompadour or the Galvin Brasserie. They are both the vision of Michelin-starred chefs, the Galvin Brothers.
Guerlain Spa at The Caledonian Waldorf Astoria has enjoyed positive reviews on TripAdvisor, including the following, edited for length:
‘This Spa is an oasis of calm, relaxation and luxury. A visit here is one of the most amazing spa experiences you will have and will make you want to return again and again.’ Rating 5/5
‘Very nice place to take the time for yourself. The Caledonian massage with the therapist Jillian was such a relaxing experience and very professional with the firm touch in the stiffnesses areas, such as neck and shoulders. The room was warm and nicely prepared with a fragrance of the guest’s choice…definitely worth the time spent there!’ Rating 5/5
‘Everything about my visit for a full body massage was excellent. The receptionist and therapist both went out of their way to make my visit enjoyable. The setting is quietly opulent and the massage itself very good indeed. I have booked for another visit tomorrow!’ Rating 5/5
Claim a day of delights
Today’s Big Deal for a massage or facial, spa session and glass of Prosecco from Guerlain at the 5 star Waldorf Astoria is the ultimate escape day.
It would either make a thoroughly indulgent treat for yourself or a gift with added dazzle for a loved one.