A spa worth leaving London for
MARK SMITH escapes the city for some sea air and discovers an exciting new spa at The Grand Hotel in Brighton
Images: Courtesy Brighton Grand
The Sp@ at The Grand Hotel on Brighton’s seafront launched mid-2013 and offers a range of new treatment therapies that celebrate its location and history in equal measures.
The Grand has captured the essence of its seaside location. Muted hues of beige and soft sea green set the tone in this modern well-appointed day spa. There’s a thermal suite which has a detox crystal steam room, aromatherapy sauna and experience showers. The relaxation room is sumptuous and features a double bed in the middle where you can truly lounge about and chill.
There is package to suit everyone with really great deals and the prices are very competitive – particularly for single treatments. The brands in the spa include: ESPA, Carita, Jessica, Mii Cosmetics.
It’s smart, new and not intimidating and you will find the staff both friendly and efficient. It’s a great day spa and a very welcome addition to the spa scene on the South Coast.
I was treated to a signature treatment - Brighton Rock. It’s a one and a half hour body treatment where you choose your oil at the beginning and I was in need of perking up and chose the ESPA Detoxifying Bath and Body Oil. This was used for inhalation (in a bowl under the massage table) and also in the following body massage.
But before all of that started I was scrubbed head to toe using Invigorating Salt and Oil Scrub – it left me feeling tingly and alive again – it was brilliant. After this I showered and was ready for the full body massage using hot stones. The pressure was good, it attended to every nook and cranny and spent enough time on the back and neck where I had mentioned (in the consultation) needed a little extra attention.
What really makes this unique is that it links the treatment to your location. I do like to be beside the seaside and Brighton Rock really rocks! If you’re ever on the South Coast of England – get yourself along to The Spa at The Grand.
Brighton Rock – 90 minutes - £82