Where do all the stars get pampered? Find out here
This week is your chance to get super-pampered at a credit crunch-friendly price, thanks to lastminute.com’s two for one spa fortnight. Here’s our round-up of the top spas stars love to visit
Based in the celebity hotspot that is the Baglioni Hotel a decadent, boutique retreat in upmarket Kensington the Rejuvenation Spa aims to turn back time and restore wellbeing with Ayurvedic practices and products (Tri-Dosha). Christina Aguilera was so impressed, she has a treatment whenever she stays at the hotel.
Set in 170 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, Champneys Health Resort is a world-class and country-renowned luxury spa getaway. Opening in 1925, it’s long been a celebrity honey-pot, attracting the likes of everyone from Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, to Russell Brand and even the England football team. After recently undergoing a £14 million transformation, it’s a can’t-be-missed country haven with a 25-metre pool and practically every treatment you can think of!
Fancy a little bit of India? Head to the Ayurveda Retreat in Berkshire, conveniently located in Reading’s town centre. Specialising in the ancient holistic healing techniques of Ayurveda loved by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow it adopts old-school practices in a contemporary Eastern-style setting.
Specialising in organic holistic therapies, the Royal Day Spa attracts a host of Brit celebs, including Katie Price, Gok Wan and racing star Jensen Button. And it’s no surprise this boutique-style spa is ultra-relaxing, friendly and modern, with an exotic Moroccan overtone.
When celebs need to get red carpet ready they indulge in a rasul mud treatment to get skin looking radiant and glowing. Stars from Madonna to Sarah Jessica Parker are all said to be devotees of the cleansing regime and you can get a slice of the A-list beauty routine at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa. Nestled in 135 acres of parkland on Englands west coast, blow away the cobwebs on the hotels renowned golf course before settling down to pampering bliss in the tranquil spa.
Boasting the UKs first thalassotherapy pool to relax body and mind, while cleansing skin and toning muscles, its no wonder this Hampshire hideaway is a favourite with celebrities including the Beckhams and mum-to-be Holly Willoughby. Once your body is restored, why not reconnect body and spirit by taking advantage of the Alternative Health Clinic where therapies from Reiki to Graphology are on offer.
Focusing on relaxation and wellbeing as the route to a healthier, wealthier mind and body, Rookery Hall Spa offers a wide range of treatments from wraps to massages using ESPAs latest groundbreaking products. The fairytale country house, set in 38 acres of roaming hills was home to Victoria and David Beckhams engagement party and is where the footballing star popped the question.
The clues in the name for this supremely tranquil, award-winning day spa, featuring six pure, natural spring-fed pools with water clean enough to drink. Famed for drawing Kylie and Robbie Williams to its door to film the duos hit track, Kids, the spas hero treatment is the Celestial Float the perfect remedy to forget the worries of today, underneath a twinkly night sky.
Tucked away amongst 350 acres of rolling parkland, it’s no surprise that stars such as Hugh Grant, Tess Daly, Claudia Schiffer, and Renée Zellweger have stopped by Stoke Park Club’s Spa SPC for a spot of pampering. And it’s not just the secluded setting that encourages complete escapism; luxurious accommodation awaits those checking in for an indulgent break.
The role-call of stars that swear by Elemis’s skin-saving treatments goes on and on. Want Sienna Miller’s radiance? Well the style icon loves the Visible Brilliance Facial, while Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Imbruglia, Zoë Ball and Tamzin Outhwaite have all been spotted dropping by the London based urban retreat.