Visit The Grove Hotel with ESPA

To celebrate the launch of ESPA’s newest campaign, “Unearth Your Second Nature”, we took some of our favourite influencers to experience the delights of The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. Set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, and boasting the home that used to belong to the Earls of Clarendon, The Grove Hotel is the ultimate in five star luxury.

Day 1.

On the first day of our trip, the influencers learned about ESPA and the new campaign. Experiencing ESPA’s signature Sensory Test to find which oil blend they are most drawn to, discovering the new Rejuvenate with Nature treatment, and playing with the textures of ESPA’s most loved products.

Following this, they headed to dinner in The Potting Shed. One of The Grove’s beautiful restaurants where you can see staff picking ingredients from the restaurant garden before serving. With a rustic, elegant setting, guests can indulge on dishes inspired by local produce.

The Grove Hotel currently offer a Pop-Up Cinema experience, brought to their guests by cinematic legend, Everyman. Snuggle onto a beanbag, hidden inside the Walled Garden, grab your headphones and relax. We chose the film ‘La La Land’, a show-stoppingly good way to finish our first day.

Day 2.

We began with breakfast in The Glasshouse, a bright and unique new bar. You have the option to browse between no less than 8 live food stations, with talented chefs preparing the freshest and most delicious food. An almost “buffet” experience, you have the option to go back for as many portions as you desire, without the wait to order.

To walk off our delicious breakfast, we enjoyed a tour of The Grove Hotel. A nature lovers dream, we wandered the immaculate gardens, contemporary art and water features. We visited the outdoor pool and children’s beach, viewed the most premium suites and discovered some of the history of The Grove.

After this, we took the influencers to Hitchin Lavender to create content and enjoy the sunshine. Hitchin Lavender has over 25 miles of Lavender rows which you can frolic through, picking your own lavender bunch. They also grow sunflowers and windflowers at different times during the year.

Lavender is a key ingredient to ESPA as it is present in several products. Lavender essential oil is well-known for it’s calming and relaxing effects on the body at mind. It has restful properties so is perfect to use before bed.


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After a wonderful afternoon enjoying a deluxe picnic and picking Lavender, we headed back to The Grove to enjoy the spa.

The Grove Hotel is home to Sequoia Spa, a health club like no other. With its iconic black mosaic-tiled pool, overhead beams and spa facilities, you are able to slip into a world of relaxation. Sequoia Spa also offers a vitality pool, jacuzzi, saunas, a steam room and a vast range of luxurious experiences. The influencers all enjoyed the 55-minute version of ESPA’s new ‘Rejuvenate with Nature’ treatment, which included Skin analysis with SkinVision™, back massage, scalp/hand and arm massage and a bespoke, express facial.

After a few hours of treatments and downtime, we headed back to The Glasshouse for a succulent dinner. We incorporated the use of ESPA’s Restorative Body Oil to rebalance the senses after a busy day.

Day 3.

The final day of our excursion, we began with an hour of guided yoga at Sequoia Spa before breakfast. This stretched the body, calmed the mind and soothed the skin, and was the perfect way to finish the trip.

Breakfast was held back at The Glasshouse, as it allowed everyone to choose exactly what, and how much they would like to eat after a relaxing morning.

Visit The Grove Hotel for yourself to discover all the delights they have to offer, you are guaranteed to have the most wonderful time and leave feeling like a new, more relaxed version of yourself.

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ESPA would like to thank The Grove for hosting our Second Nature influencers trip.

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