The Escape | A Mindfulness Hotel In London To Respite From The City

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Can a hotel equip you with ‘wellness wisdom’? London’s Inhabit promises exactly that. We investigate…

Once upon a time, a hotel’s wellness amenities might have meant a perfunctory yoga mat in the corner of a guest room, or perhaps the odd turmeric and spinach shake on the breakfast menu. Not so in 2019, where Inhabit (billed as London’s first mindfulness hotel) promises guests respite and, importantly, the kind of wellness wisdom they can turn to long after their stay. 

Nestled in a leafy corner of Paddington, with an entrance off a charming West London mews, the 89-room townhouse encapsulates what we’ve come to associate with modern wellness. A Scandi aesthetic abounds; think wooden panelling, neutral tones and light-flooded spaces coupled with handcrafted homeware, plants and photographs dotting the walls.

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Each of the bedrooms are zen-like and cosy, filled with local artwork and a wooden mobile-phone box to encourage restful sleep. But if you’re keen to get moving, there’s a two-storey yoga atrium offering daily classes, a gym with a Peloton indoor-cycling bike, and a Clearlight infrared sauna. Alternatively, head to the Meditation Pod for a five-minute guided session with a psychology coach. Perfect if you’re experiencing pesky insomnia or jet lag.

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If you’re more inclined towards solitude, you’ll find calm, communal spaces in spades. Tune into a special mindfulness podcast in your room, or for a more indulgent treat, book an aromatherapy massage or some reflexology. We also loved making a bee-line for the silent ground-floor library, sinking in to one of the comfortable sofas and thumbing through shelves stacked with psychology and art books and piles of escapist fiction.

And of course, what’s a wellness hotel without an array of nourishing, plant-based fare, all served in the kitchen by Yeotown. And if you have a penchant for late-night snacking, a 24-hour pantry stocked with healthy, locally sourced bites is on hand.

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If you do manage to venture out to the buzzy contrast of the capital, we recommend strolling to the nearby Hyde Park or hopping on a hotel bike to discover some inevitable London adventures. The ideal balance? We certainly think so.

Rooms from Dhs677 per night. Visit inhabithotels.com to book.


From the November 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia

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