Spa InterContinental x Lee Kynaston ‘Pit-stop’ Treatments

If you wake, sleepy eyed before an important business meeting or want to unwind after it, are in need of a pre-date tune up, or just want to combat jetlag after a long flight, then it’s time to check in at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel. One of London’s finest hotels, it is also the proud owner of a state-of-the-art spa facility which has just been ‘turbo-charged’ for men.

The hotel has taken gents grooming and spa treatments to the next level by enlisting the help of Lee Kynaston, an award-winning journalist and former magazine editor with over 20 years experience in the men’s grooming industry (including 8 years as Grooming Editor of Men’s Health and current Grooming Editor of men’s grooming website Niven & Joshua).

The first thing I noticed about the Spa is how modern and neutral the decor is. Like the hotel itself  the vibe is luxurious but sleek, uncluttered and unpretentious. It’s actually how I imagine the spa on the USS Enterprise in Star Trek The Next Generation would be! I felt instantly relaxed and at home there, something I can’t say for all the spas I’ve visited! Lee Kynaston

Mr Kynaston’s experience in the industry is invaluable and it’s clear that his knowledge has been drawn upon at the Spa InterContinental. Nothing is more unsatisfying than looking down a spa menu to find that the treatments are adaptations of popular female massages and similar. The treatments available (listed below) are clearly men specific and sound superb, including our favourite; The Instant Energizer combining the latest spa techniques with Elemis products.

THE INSTANT ENERGIZER – Tired? Jet-lagged? In need of an instant pick-me-up? Then this reviving recovery treatment is for you. A 40 minute Energizing facial to invigorate tired, dehydrated skin, boost circulation and eliminate the signs of tiredness. A 20-minute session enveloped in our special dry floatation bed provides the ultimate power nap.

Spa InterContinental ‘Pit-stop’ Treatments

  • PRE-BUSINESS PIT-STOP (1hr 30 mins) £135.00
  • POST-BUSINESS PIT-STOP (1hr 20mins) £90.00
  • PRE-DATE PERFECTION (2hr) £180.00
  • THE INSTANT ENERGIZER (1hrs) £65.00
  • THE INSTANT RELAXER (1hr 15mins) £90.00 DEEP TISSUE MUSCLE MASSAGE (1hr) £90.00

To enquire or book call  +44 (0)20 7318 8691 or visit

Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.