It's no surprise The
Grove in Hertfordshire is a hit with both Tom Cruise and
the England football team.
Close to Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, the country house
hotel makes a great base for Cruise when he's filming. And
there's plenty in the 300 acre park to entertain footballers,
including an outdoor pool, croquet lawn, beach volleyball court and
a full size football pitch.
But I was there purely for the business of beauty. Spanish
Bissé have recently pitched up in the wolf-whistle Sequoia
spa, with its inky black ozone pool, steam room, jacuzzi, power gym
and juice bar. A Natura Bissé Hollywood High Definition Facial
using the brand's Diamond skincare range was just the ticket,
giving perk to a wintry face. And for a sun-starved body the Citrus
Sculpt treatment uses a cocktail of Vitamin C to increase collagen
and elastin, followed by a flurry of kine-firming tape to increase
With attentive therapists on tap, Sequoia spa is an indulgent
experience, no doubt very different to when Queen Victoria would
'weekend' at The Grove in the 1840s.
The Grove offers all Vanity Fair A-List subscribers the
chance to win: One night for two in the Mansion at The Grove, The
Orangery Experience treatment, Dinner at The Glasshouse or The
Stables, Breakfast in your room or at The Glasshouse, Complimentary
access to all Sequoia spa facilities (Worth approximately £1000).
Don't miss out on future offers, sign up
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