London’s Hotel Café Royal already has its fair share of gilt, which makes its 23-Karat Gold Signature Hammam all the more germane. The two-step treatment, a highlight of the Mayfair hotel’s Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, begins with a full-body exfoliation with rhassoul clay and soap that’s blended with 23-karat gold minerals and black olive. Next, pure shea butter is melted into gold-steeped oil and used during an indulgent back massage. Back to black? Try back to gold.
Hotel Café Royal, London, UK