Ten Second Takeaway

This four-hour session, with a spa therapy and access to the pool, makes for a great mini-minibreak.

Spacations are the new staycations

Alright, so you can’t get yourself to shell out dough for a holiday while sleeping the night in your own town? How about chopping even that in half? Le Meridien in Gurgaon is kind enough to those who didn’t plan ahead and book those long weekends away; instead, they offer a wellness retreat that tries to pack in the relaxation quotient of a good break in a neat four hours.

What exactly is included?

Each session can take up to ten participants, who have an informal chat with experts on health, beauty, wellness or expressive art. When the talk is talked, it’s time for the therapists to get their hands metaphorically dirty with your choice of a body scrub, massage or facial. {We’re eyeing the Ginger & Lime or Honey & Almond Scrub, or perhaps the Sports Massage for much-needed tough loving.} All products used are Elemis, which is a plant-based cosmetic brand that smells really, really good. We especially liked the sort of trippy music playing in the therapy rooms, as opposed to trippy zen vibes. Followed by a fresh drink and canapes {because really, what’s a break without them snacky things!}, guests have access to the outdoor pool to wash down before they wind up.

Where: Le Meridien, Gurgaon, Off MG Road

Nearest Metro Station: Guru Dronacharya

When: Every Saturday & Sunday in August

To book: Call +91-124-4992049

Prices: INR 5500 + taxes per adult per session