Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

What’s cooking at Lucknam Park?

Ah, Christmas. Treacherous frost dusting the streets. Crowded shops packed with anxious shoppers. End-of-year deadlines looming, Secret Santas creeping, cinnamon-scented everything. If, like us, you're…
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Spas and stripes: an all-American party pampering guide

Look at the States you’re in! Let our friends in luxury spa hotels sort out your pre- and post-holiday physique with their insider advice on top-to-toe perfection: Ace Hotel & Swim Club FeelGood Spa Palm Springswe’ve grilled personnel from leading pampering parlours and spa stays across the Americas to bring you a healthful dose of detox and DIY tips just in time for the New Year…

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Spa and Wellness Director Lisa Ross

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?
We’ll be offering intimate spa parties in our treatment yurts, for small groups of 8 or less: guests will enjoy a few treatment stations, yummy libations and edibles – it’s fun, unique and affordable!

Top pre-party pampering tip?
Exfoliate before the big night out with a Body Scrub or dry brush treatment; this will give your skin great glow, and make you soft and touchable for later!

Star treatment: behind the scenes at the London Baglioni’s SPC day spa

Baglioni Hotel in London – Kensington day spaNot a lot of people know this, but – let us share with you our little secret – Mr & Mrs Smith have been hard at work on a brand new, ultra-slick series of London hotel videos that will give you a Smith-style tour around some of the capital’s best luxury boutique hotels. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to catch your first glimpse of these one-minute wonders, but in the meantime, we’ll bring you news on location from the footage-filming frontline, where (as you’d expect at London’s finest hotels) it’s all long lunches, spa pampering and champagne blood, sweat and a lotta luvvie tears, obv.

Baglioni London – where the spa was recently taken over and refurbished by those brilliant beauty-enhancers from SPC at Stoke Park – was an obvious contender for a place among our premiere clutch of films (along with properties including the historic Gore, bucolic Bingham and iconic Blakes boutique hotel – more of those in Smith Travel Blog posts to come…). As well as footage of its rooms and suites overlooking Kensington Gardens, burnished-gold cocktail bar and decadent Brunello restaurant, we shot a behind-the-scenes interview with chef Andrea Vercelli. And since we were giving the whole hotel this under-the-microscope treatment, we thought it only right and proper that we should test out the new SPC spa. Just for you. Selfless, I know.