Edinburgh’s New Spa

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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is offering a new level of relaxation and rejuvenation with the launch this spring of the city centre’s newest luxury spa and health club in Charlotte Square offering the best in organic beauty and wellbeing.

With a menu of carefully curated activities and therapies, with second to none equipment and products, The Spa at The Principal brings an elevated experience of health, fitness and wellbeing to guests and locals.

Designed to give guests and locals the chance to escape and unwind, The Spa at The Principal welcomes visitors with the same warmth and high service as the rest of the hotel.

The Spa at The Principal will be the first spa in Scotland to offer treatments using OSKIA, an award-winning range of British organic beauty products. The spa offers a range of luxurious body and beauty treatments, including The Signature Oskia Glow Facial. This signature facial uses a combination of anti-ageing and glow inducing techniques to illuminate the skin and leave face, body and mind feeling rejuvenated and skin brighter, hydrated and toned.

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Complementing OSKIA, the ishga products and treatments available at The Spa at The Principal use Scottish ingredients from the sea. ishga has been developed on the Isle of Lewis by a team of people with a passion for creating the highest quality cosmetics harnessing the natural anti-oxidant, healing and anti-ageing properties provided by the purest Scottish seaweed. Both firm favourites of beauty editors and the A-List, these specialist brands are used across a range of face and body treatments, many of which have been unavailable in Edinburgh until now.

The spa features a mood lit 12m pool, thermal area including sauna and steam rooms plus experience showers.  There are also three treatment rooms, a stylish snug for relaxation and elegantly designed changing rooms.

The new gym offers the latest Intenza Fitness cardio equipment and impulse strength stations along with free weights, a fitness studio and a designated stretch and core space. A ‘Cardio Zone’ includes the latest treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers, escalate stair climber, and rowing machines. On trend with the rise of functional training, the new gym also includes a custom-built fitness studio, offering all the latest in functional equipment including a rig, TRX stations, sprint track, kettle bells and sand bags. The fitness studio offers a range of classes from dynamic Pilates to HITT, spin, muay thai, and yoga from morning to night.

The Spa completes The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte’s recent multi-million restoration and refurbishment which includes stylish bedrooms and suites inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. PRINCIPAL touch points have also been added such as signature toiletries, a red bedside telephone, tuck box of treats and a vintage post box. Eating and drinking have also been elevated with the opening of a beautiful internal courtyard, The Garden and BABA restaurant, inspired by the flavours of the Levant and brought to guests in partnership with the award-winning team behind Ox and Finch.

Spa Days at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square start from £110 per person.

Leisure breaks including use of the spa start from £149 per person. 

Memberships are available from £65 and include access to the gym, fitness classes, indoor pool, steam room and sauna. Members can also enjoy exclusive discounts on a selection of pre and post workout snacks and refreshments served in The Garden.