With a dazzling refurbishment of the Sequoia Spa, an outdoor garden cinema with Everyman and exclusive football camps with Football Escapes, there is plenty to look forward to at The Grove in 2022.
The Grove, London’s Country Estate, is delighted to announce a jam-packed schedule for 2022, including an exciting and extensive renovation of the hotel’s Sequoia Spa, a unique girls-only football camp with Football Escapes, and an Affiterme wellness retreat with fitness coach, Darren Glenister, to name just a few.
The Sequoia Spa is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, due to be launched on the 1st May 2022. Sequoia spa will boast two new experience showers, a Japanese spa bath, upgraded pool-side heat experiences, an all-new relaxation room, a brand new Members’ Lounge as well as spacious dining areas and an accessible changing space. The outdoor spa terrace will see the addition of new furniture to create the ultimate retreat on those warmer days.
Throughout the spa, warm, earthy tones will be used, contributing to the peaceful, nature-inspired ambience. Natural materials will be used in the redesign, as part of The Grove’s ongoing goal to bring together the beautiful gardens and plants, and their outstanding interiors and facilities.
In 2021, The Grove, along with Martin Hulbert Design, completed a refurbishment of 189 bedrooms in the West Wing of the hotel. This year, The Grove will see a complete overhaul of the remaining rooms and suites situated in the heart of the hotel: the Mansion. Each of these spaces will boast a unique interior, inspired by the historic building.
For film-buffs wanting a unique outdoor experience, The Grove will be welcoming back Everyman Cinema in the Walled Garden this summer. With popcorn at the ready, balmy summer days drawing closer and an eclectic selection of classic and modern movies ready to grace the big screen, summer staycations just got even better!
Following the success of the ongoing partnership with Football Escapes, in March 2022, The Grove will be hosting an exclusive girls-only football retreat with luxury tour operator, Football Escapes. The camp will kick start on the 11th March for two nights where girls of all abilities aged between 5 and 15 years will have the opportunity to train alongside football icons. A team of UEFA-licensed coaches and a guest WSL legend are soon to be announced. Once fitted with their own personalised kit, there will be two football sessions on Saturday 12th March and one session on Sunday 13th March, all at Gabriel’s Football Pitch. Meanwhile, parents can cheer on their soccer stars-in-training from the side-lines, with plenty of opportunities to mingle with the coaching team. On completion of the camp, guests will then enjoy the Tottenham Hotspur women vs Manchester City women game at The Hive. This is the first of a series of Football Escapes at The Grove this year, with more lined up for the summer months.
Affiterme Wellness Retreat
The Grove is thrilled to announce that Darren Glenister, founder of the weight-loss revolution Affiterme, will be hosting the ultimate wellbeing retreat of 2022. Taking place between the 3rd – 7th April, this week-long retreat is designed to help guests improve their overall health and emotional wellbeing, through the inclusion of a one-to-one consultation, bespoke nutritional meals, four fitness sessions, and motivational talks with guest speakers. Those taking part in the luxury five-night stay will also be able to make full use of Sequoia spa – perfect for post-workout relaxation.
Celebrating the Outdoors for February Half Term
There is plenty to get involved in for families staying at The Grove over February Half Term. As well as archery, Segway tours, woodland hawking walks, laser clay pigeon shooting and cycling, which are available throughout the year, the luxury hotel will also be offering an enhanced activity schedule.
On Saturday 12th and 19th February, young explorers can discover The Grove’s magical woodland with one of its Forest Camps, where they’ll take part in den building, campfire cooking and bird watching. The camps take place between 2-4pm and are priced at £35 per person for children aged 4-8 years. For older children aged 9-13 years, Mud & Guts Bushcamp Craft Camps will also be available. Taking place at Asher’s Woodland Trails, the Mud & Guts team will teach young adventurers how to build a den, light fires and other key outdoor survival skills. Guests will be sure to leave inspired following their time immersed in nature. On Friday 18th February, little ones can also get up and close with a wild Animal Encounters experience in the Ivory Suite, meeting all sorts of exotic animals including snakes, lizards and tarantulas.
For budding young golfers, the Junior Golf Camps are a great way to learn key skills with the supervision and guidance of The Grove’s expert PGA Assistant Professionals. Open to all juniors aged 5 – 16, all abilities are welcome and equipment can be supplied. The camps will take place between 10 – 11:30am from Monday 14th to Friday 18th February, and are priced at £35 per child per session.
Finally, The Grove have joined forces with Ashridge Trekking Centre to offer guests a brand new Pony Club experience, perfect for little ones with a passion for horses and ponies. Taking place down the road at Langlebury Children’s Farm, Pony Club is suitable for beginners and more experienced riders alike. Under the guidance of trained professionals, children can learn how to groom and care for a pony, before taking to the saddle for a hack through the grounds or a fun lesson. Pony Club will take place from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th February, between 10-12pm or 2-4pm, and each two-hour session is priced at £85 per child, for 4-15 year olds.
Guests looking to stay at The Grove for a little longer can take advantage of the Winter Escapes package, which offers guests a third night free, with every 2 nights booked. With this extended stay, there is plenty of opportunity to get involved with a whole host of activities, whilst also making time for lazy lunches, trips to the swimming pool, and leisurely strolls around the grounds. The Winter Escapes offer is available from 12th – 20th February.
Also at The Grove…
No stay at The Grove is complete without a fabulous meal or two at one of its many restaurants, whether that’s revelling in a theatrical feast at The Glasshouse, comforting British classics at The Stables, or South Asian delights at Madhu’s at The Grove. Guests can also enjoy The Stables Bar and The Glasshouse Bar, or unwind in the Lounges, complete with a hidden cocktail bar!
With so much going on at The Grove, there is plenty to get involved with, and the team looks forward to welcoming guests throughout the year ahead. It’s certainly set to be a fun-filled and exciting 2022!
Nightly rates at The Grove start from £370 for a Classic Room, on a room-only basis. For more information or to book please visit www.thegrove.co.uk or call 01923 296010.