The wellbeing and fitness scene in London is thriving with an abundance of healthy cafes, juice bars, restaurants, holistic spa days, gyms and yoga studios. It’s rare though, to find a hotel that’s specifically created an overnight package, in the heart of the capital, that’s dedicated to supporting its guests health and fitness goals during their stay.
The Marylebone hotel, part of the Doyle Collection has done just that, ‘A Taste Of Wellness’ is aimed at business and leisure travelers who want to stay fit and maintain their health regime whilst away from home. In collaboration with the Third Space Gym who have set up home below the hotel, in addition to a night in a luxury suite, the package includes a personal training session, access to any of their classes, a smoothie or juice from The Juicery delivered as a wake up call and breakfast at the 108 Pantry.
After checking into the hotel, we got the first glimpse of our luxurious suite on the third floor, which is a lot more like a penthouse apartment (I could totally live here!). Sleek, modern and impeccably designed. Inspired by London in the 1920 with Art-Deco-style materials, striking artwork, flamboyant and brightly coloured furniture and lighting. The bay window overlooks the pretty streets and church. All suites are located with easy access to the spa and gym with a separate lift.
The Third Space is one of London’s premium members-only health clubs and state of the art gym, spread over many levels and mezzanines and complete with climbing ropes, gymnastic rings, beams, bars, weight machines, spin area, dedicated free weights studio, stretch area and Powerplate Zone. After a quick warm up we start our one hour personal training session with Seb.
Having previously attended one of their classes at the Balance Festival I knew we were in for a hardcore workout doing circuits..it’s tough but really energising and leaves us feeling elated and uplifted at the end.
Lucky for me, whilst my guest attended a yin yoga class I was booked in for a deep tissue massage in the spa which was incredible. My therapist really did a good job at relieving the tension and knots I carry in my back and shoulders. Then there’s the spa 18m ozone–treated swimming pool, sauna and steam room to enjoy. The attention to detail in the changing rooms is impressive, from salon-quality hair products and technology to the salon-inspired styling area.
After a good nights sleep in the most comfortable bed ever we were up early for more fitness fun at their 7.00am SWEAT X class, described as ”the most effective way to define and sculpt your body in 20-25 mins interval training on the treadmill, combined with 20-25 mins of conditioning work using hand weights and pull up bars”.
A killer but worth it as felt so great afterwards, and even better when our amazing green juice arrived from The Juicery, combining the flavours and exuberant colours of celery, cucumber, apples, spinach, lime, mint and avocado. Founded by one of New York’s hottest health experts, Cindy Palusamy, The Juicery’s unique concept is focused around ‘Expert Goodness’ and and offers a wonderful menu using locally sourced organic ingredients with choice, delicious flavours and nutrition in mind. A perfect post workout nourishment before coffee and an absolutely delicious breakfast at the 108 Pantry.
Your health doesn’t have to suffer when you travel and neither do you have to settle on luxury and comfort. The Marleybone is a beautiful hotel that’s modern, hip, fabulously located and leading the way in the wellbeing revolution.
Don’t forget to pack your bikini and your gym gear. A Taste of Wellness at The Marylebone package starts from £1,030 based on two people sharing including an overnight stay in a Luxury Studio Suite, personal training sessions (minimum 72 hour booking window), breakfast at 108 Pantry with Juicery juice and Juicery shot delivered to room as a wake up call. Book here.
Also highly recommended is their Yoga & Brunch event hosted by LuLuLemon where you can start your weekend with awakening and inspiring yoga followed by a delicious organic brunch.
47 Welbeck Street,
London W1G 8DN