The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is home to one of the most indulgent bathing experiences in the world. When the original Midland Grand Hotel opened in 1873, a Victorian bath menu enabled guests to request private use of one of the building’s 5 bathrooms. At a time when the practice of using hip baths and wash basins was commonplace, it was considered quite the advancement to have baths at all. That guests could have their bath drawn by staff to their personal requirements, was an extravagance much appreciated by hotel guests.
Working in partnership with Cinq Mondes, the award winning French beauty brand used exclusively in St Pancras Spa, the hotel has now brought this experience back to life, with a contemporary version of the bath menu, based on the Journeys treatments available in the Spa.
The ‘Bath Ritual’ begins with a personalized consultation from the Chambers Butler. This will determine which of the menu’s 5 Journeys is best suited to the guest. The different options include ‘Journey to India’, ideally suited to those in need of relaxation, ‘Journey on the Silk Route’ for those requiring muscle and joint relief and ‘Journey to Africa’ for those who favour a more rejuvenating and reviving experience
Once selected, the guest can retreat to The Chambers Club while the Butler prepares the room according to the chosen Journey. The bedroom will be transformed using complementary atmospheric music and scent. In the bathroom, Cinq Mondes products tailored to the Journey, including a scrub and oil will be provided alongside a sweet snack which will complete the indulgent experience.
The complimentary service is the latest benefit afforded to guests staying in St Pancras Chambers. Guests of the 38 rooms and suites situated in the original Victorian part of the building, also have access to the exclusive Chambers Club, which serves complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés alongside a selection of drinks throughout the day. Priority table reservations at The Gilbert Scott restaurant, a Eurostar VIP Transfer Service and a complimentary wet shave at in-house barbershop Gentlemen’s Tonic are further benefits available to Chambers guests.