Unleash Your Inner Rock Star at the Seriously Cool K West Hotel & Spa
January 3, 2018
K West Hotel & Spa, is a true rock star’s hotel. With its décor inspired by the musicians who used to frequently visit when it was the BBC Recording Studio Kensington House in the 70’s and 80’s, it’s set in a prime location – just a stone’s throw from Shepherds Bush Green and on the doorstep of Westfield and the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. You’re also just 20 minutes from Oxford Street on the Central Line, yet far enough away from the crazy capital to be able to truly relax!
You’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in to the hotel, with its charismatic Studio Bar boasting modern, edgy fixtures and furnishings, and its cool work lounge style work spaces, library area and geek hub (complete with complimentary iMacs), but what I love most about this hotel, is its fabulous spa area where its possible to while away a whole day… (and I should know…!)
Quirky and contemporary, the boutique style hotel has some seriously cool decor to match its clientele. Because of its history and proximity to the Empire, you shouldn’t be surprised if you bump into the odd rock star or two… In this instance, you should act cool – like you’re one too.
With six room categories on offer, the executive double rooms are really spacious and sport some super cool art above the sofas. There’s also a full length mirror as soon as you enter the room which has a good amount of space for getting ready, while the bathroom has both a bath and shower for ultimate relaxation before you wrap yourself up in one of their fluffy dressing gowns and scoff down the complimentary chocolates! With ample wardrobe space, a huge TV, free wifi, coffee and tea and a beautifully big desk (to make sure you also get lots of work done!), this room is just what you need. If you’re going all out though, you should definitely book the K Suite with glass walls, a banging Bose surround sound system, an abundance of alcohol and an even bigger bed.
The Studio Bar comes alive at night, bathed in sexy lighting which really sets off the black granite bar – it’s got a great vibe and you’ll find a mix of people working, chatting, drinking, chilling… It’s impossible not to get sucked in to the buzzy atmosphere. The Studio Kitchen upstairs meanwhile, is great for dinner, with cosy banquette seating and eclectic art hanging on the walls. From mussels to massala, cheeseburgers to caesar salads and a good classic ribeye, there’s definitely something to tantalise your tastebuds. Breakfast is also served here with everything you can think of on the menu – all the juices, meats, cheeses and cereals are located down in the bar, while you can order a good hearty Full English from your table. Extremely satifsying!
The gym is pretty impressive and you’ll find everything you need to get the blood pumping, before hitting the fabulous K Spa which has to be one of my favourites in London. It’s cool, calming and cosy – a haven of tranquility where you can lose track of time and forget the outside world for a few hours by indulging in some serious pampering. Lie back and relax in the hydrotherapy pool on the immersed recliner chairs as the ferocious bubbles massage your body under a ceiling of sparkling twinkly lights.
There’s also resting cabins for some serious you time, saunas, steam rooms, foot baths, and my favourite – the Snow Paradise. London’s first, this extremely chilled cave at -15 degrees celsius will transport you to a winter wonderland in your swimsuit, stimulating your body circulation and boosting your immune system as you alternate between hot and cold. The K Spa also boasts a Sun Meadow room (which I’ll be trying next time), which offers light therapy to banish the winter blues.
Book now and you can take advantage of the Wrap Up package running until 28th February 2018 which offers 20% off your stay in accommodation across all room categories, including cooked breakfast and a cocktail on arrival.
Meanwhile throughout January and in true rock star style, the K West Hotel & Spa will be encouraging you to rebel against the detox with a booze fuelled Studio Bar session, a 90 minute masterclass led by expert mixologists where you’ll learn how to make two classics – the Mojito and the Cosmo. Book your sesh Monday – Saturday between 4 – 7pm at £30pp including nibbles for between 4-8 people.
For a super cool hotel with award winning spa and some serious edge, the K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherds Bush will bring out your inner rock star, no question.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield