Perfectly positioned in some of the UK’s most desirable destinations, exciting evolving hotel brand, Harbour Hotels, launches a Sleep Retreat in Richmond and Harbour Beach Club in Salcombe this summer, adding to its already impressive collection of luxury hotels. British Travel Journal settles in for the night…
If you have not heard yet of Harbour Hotels it could be that you have not been booking into the right hotels – or like most of us, due to the pandemic, any hotels at all. Yet, in all the turmoil of the past year, one silver lining for this impressive British business, has been their ability to re-emerge, with yet more exciting stylish properties and experiences to welcome back their enthusiastic and eager guests. Specialists in luxury, boutique retreats, with hotels in the heart of our finest towns, coastlines and cities, Harbour Hotels offer stylish stays in some of the most stunning and iconic locations, from seafronts to harbours, to royal parks and historic manor houses on country estates. There are over 15 Harbour Hotels across the UK, and a further two launching this year; Richmond Harbour’s new Sleep Retreat and the Harbour Beach Club, a stylish waterfront hotel and resort on South Sands Beach in Salcombe.
A brand staple in the Harbour Hotels collection are their costal properties, which make for the perfect summer retreat – we love The Brighton Harbour Hotel, situated in a restored Regency period building, right on Brighton’s iconic and lively seafront.
In Cornwall, their hotel in Fowey is just steps from the beach with picture-perfect views over Fowey’s estuary; while The Padstow Harbour Hotel is perched above the charismatic fishing port, in a stunning Victorian mansion.
Newly-opened this year, we’re also really excited about the Harbour Beach Club, with a laid-back feel, luxury rooms and spa, wide outdoor terraces and a fantastic beach bar, it looks set to become a key destination for staycationing this summer.
Perhaps the most exciting of them all however, and a completely new concept for the hotel brand, is the forwardthinking magnificently restored 18th century Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa, situated on top of Richmond Hill, home to the only luxury spa in Richmond and their newly launched break, the Sleep Retreat. As a hotel brand which has always put well-being first, the launch of Richmond Harbour Sleep Retreat is no surprise.
Getting a good night’s rest can be hard enough at the best of times, topped off with the pandemic to cope with too, The White Company Sleep Retreat Spa Break could not sound more tempting.
“Richmond Harbour & Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity, offering a wellness journey like no other, providing guests from all over the world with an urban sanctuary to switch off and recharge”
Perfectly situated next to Richmond Park and just moments from the river, the hotel is within easy strolling distance of Richmond Village and the town centre with its many shops and restaurants. The hotel has also introduced a range of outdoor activities designed to improve guests’ physical and mental wellbeing – from daily guided meditation walks to running sessions, outdoor bootcamps and nature trails.
Michael Warren, Managing Director of Harbour Hotels, says: “Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity, offering a wellness journey like no other, providing guests from all over the world with an urban sanctuary to switch off and recharge.”
It’s a truism that things always look better in the morning, and that’s because sleep is so incredibly important for both our health and our happiness. We know now, more than ever, how vital a good night’s sleep is – not only for our bodies, but also our minds. When we sleep, while our bodies rest and rejuvenate, our minds also relax and our stresses melt away.
“Having had the delight of staying in many of the Harbour Hotels it has been wonderful to see how stylish and different each hotel is.”
And, as you slip between the crisp Egyptian cotton sheets at the Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa, soothed by the scents of sleep-inducing candle and a soothing White Company pillow mist, you’ll know that a good night’s sleep is finally ahead of you. After a year of considerable challenges, making a commitment to improving your sleep is time well spent.
Start with an enlivening early morning yoga class followed by a wonderful hour-long ‘Drift Away’ massage, using a relaxing blend of essential oils such as patchouli, geranium, frankincense, myrrh, dill seed and orange.
Later on, you can soak away any worries in the world-class HarSPA – a wellness oasis offering much-needed tranquillity and respite from the whirl of city life, with a sauna, steam room, a heated 20-metre swimming pool, and – our favourite – a secluded outdoor Zen garden furnished with Nordic-inspired sofas and armchairs – and bubbling Scandinavian hot tubs to dip in.
After a healthy dinner of kale tagliatelle with goat’s cheese or a vegan burger with beetroot and chickpeas in The Gate restaurant, you can retire to your room, greeted by The White Company’s Sleep Collection gift box, which includes a Sleep Candle, Calming Bath Soak, a Nourishing Body Cream, a Soothing Pillow Mist and a Fluffy Eye Mask. Drifting off to the scents of lavender, restorative clary sage and soothing chamomile, and sipping a warm cup of herbal tea, your mind gets quiet, gently resting, ready for sleep.
Quintessentially British brand, The White Company, has been in partnership with Harbour Hotels since 2013 offering their fabulous ‘Flowers’ toiletries range in all the hotels.
“It’s truly the perfect partnership of two very British brands, and our collaboration on the Sleep Retreat brings together all these values of luxury and wellbeing in the perfect self-care package”, explains The White Company’s Janie Martin.
“Having had the delight of staying in many of the Harbour Hotels it has been wonderful to see how stylish and different each hotel is. Plus, their exceptional staff makes your stay even more enjoyable.”