Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London opens with new spa

By Wendy Golledge


By Wendy Golledge

05 June 2024

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced the opening of its highly anticipated Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair in London.

The urban wellness facility, in London’s iconic Hanover Square, has been designed as a ‘discreet, sleek and intimate’ sister spa to the flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park spa.

The vision of Tokyo-based design studio Curiosity, the spa’s interiors are said to be ‘a hub of nature and art.’

Water-drop, candle-like lighting has been used to create a soothing setting. Interiors use an earthy palette including wood, stone, green Ming marble and warm bronze.

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair reception area

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

The 795sqm spa is overseen by assistant director of spa, Michelle Matthews. She leads a small team of therapists, each dedicated to delivering expertise and personalised care.

Facilities include a 25m indoor swimming pool – the longest hotel pool in Mayfair – and three individual vitality pools.

There is also a sauna, experience showers, steam rooms and a relaxation room.

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"Time is our most valuable asset, one that money cannot buy. At the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair we place the utmost importance on time, offering bespoke 'Time' treatments with Swiss Perfection and Seed to Skin Tuscany."

Michelle Matthews

Assistant director of spa, Mandarin Oriental

“Guests choose the brand and the duration of their session, and our therapists personalise a unique treatment after an in-depth consultation,” said Michelle Matthews, assistant director of spa.

“Our innovative approach combines hands-on treatments with cutting-edge biohacking technology for an unparalleled wellness experience.

“At the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, every moment is dedicated to enhancing wellbeing, making it a sanctuary where time is truly treasured.”

Brands specialising in science and sustainability

The subterranean spa, open to hotel guests, residents and the local community, offers an innovative array of bespoke wellness treatments.

These include a range from naturally pure and scientifically proven brand Seed to Skin Tuscany and advanced anti-ageing skincare brand Swiss Perfection.

In addition, the spa will offer Clinique La Prairie and Mandarin Oriental Signature, which features expertly blended aromatherapy scents aligned with the five Chinese elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

The spa will sell Talia Collins swimwear, designed from ocean plastics.

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The concept for the spa was rafted by Jamie Pagan and Michelle Matthews to embody a fusion of innovation and tranquility

Treatment menu

Two exclusive experiences have been inspired by the spa’s surroundings. The four-handed Tranquillity of Mayfair massage is joined by a signature Elegance of Mayfair facial.

MOHG’s eastern heritage is reflected with the brand’s signature Oriental Qi ritual.

This works on the energy of the meridians’ using essential oils. NAD+ vitamin-boosting IV infusions are also on offer.

Treatment beds are supplied by Gharieni, spa furniture by Hospitality Designs and software by Spasoft.

Micro biohacking treatments

Traditional therapist-led treatments are enhanced with binaural acoustic and dynamic stimulation.

These time-efficient, 22-minute micro-treatments are designed to synchronise with brain waves and induce a meditative, relaxed state.

The computer-controlled acoustic and vibrational therapy is being offered in four guises – stress release, mindfulness, power nap and awaken.

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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is in London's Hanover Square

Bodyspace at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

For its fitness offering the hotel has partnered with Bodyspace, which is offering hyper-personalised lifestyle performance services centred around enhancing longevity and quality of life.

This is Stephen Price’s second Bodyspace venue, following the success of Bodyspace at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

Leading the overarching wellness concept, Bodyspace is offering personal training, swimming and fitness assessments, nutritional consultations, physiotherapy and NormaTec – a recovery massage technology used by elite athletes and Olympians.

Bodyspace amalgamates a global network of experts in fitness, nutrition and health, alongside medi-wellness, to deliver transformative programmes.

Guests can access a digitally connected Pilates reformer as well as a multifunctional fitness centre.

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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair was designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The new hotel has 50 guestrooms, 78 private residents and the UK’s first Akira Back restaurant, led by Michelin-starred chef Akira Back. It also features Back’s ABar Lounge concept.

The overall project was designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. It is owned by Mayfair-based developer, Clivedale London.

MOHG has announced plans for a third London hotel. Scheduled to open in 2028, the hotel, spa and residences will be on the South Bank.

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