Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

A Weekend of Wellness: Luxury Health Check Up at Pan Pacific London

I had the amazing opportunity to go and experience our new and exclusive Luxury Health Check Up at Pan Pacific London – and was incredibly impressed. Everyone knows that Pan Pacific London is a luxury hotel in the heart of London – located just 30 seconds from Liverpool Street Station – which is perfect for people living in the corporate world. But what some people are completely unaware of, is the outstanding spa & wellness offering which has been put together, headed up by Director of Wellness, Robbie Leung.

Not only did Pan Pacific London take me through a comprehensive health check-up – analysing my internal organs, my functional body and my nutrition – but there’ve also woven in the ‘SENSORY’ wellbeing experience throughout the entire stay. Read on to find out about my stay.

Introduction: A Serene Escape in the Heart of the City

My wellness weekend began after clocking off a bit early on a Friday afternoon (though this programme is available throughout the week), where I was welcomed and shown around the impressive hotel, or should I say wellness hotel in London. Having enjoyed a drink in the stunningly-Singaporean Ginger Lily bar the week before, I was most excited about being able to take a look at Silverleaf – a glamorous cocktail bar (where wellness is put on pause) – and was not let down. Definitely a must-visit for drinks in central London.

My room boasted breathtaking views and thoughtful touches, including a healthy juice, a (not-so-healthy) box of treats, and a personalised welcome card – taking me through my stay. ‘Understated Luxury’ is the only way to describe the style of the hotel. Seriously high-end, with a side of modesty.

Body MOT: A Three-Step Journey to Understanding Wellness

The Body MOT at Pan Pacific London is the foundations of the package – it comprises of a three-part comprehensive health check up.

  1. Pnoe Cardiovascular & Metabolic Analysis
  2. TecnoBody D-Wall
  3. Allergen Test

After an initial consultation – which ran through my fitness background and wellness goals – I began the Pnoe test. This involved running on a treadmill geared up with high tech equipment, which provides real-time, biometric feedback on my performance. With Director of Wellbeing, Robbie’s, background being Formula 1, data is at the heart of everything performance driven at Pan Pacific, and the Pnoe test did just that. Within 15 minutes I had measured my VO2 Max, calories burned, carbohydrates & fat burned, metabolic efficiency, heart rate and power, personal training zones and weight loss, all of which pulled out key insights for me to incorporate into my training moving forward.

Next came the Digital D-Wall, which focuses on the body’s external configuration. Within 2 minutes, my posture, weight distribution, and flexibility had been analysed. After performing a series of further exercises, my physical MOT was complete, resulting in a multi-page report detailing where I performed to an optimal level, as well as areas where I had limitation and room to improve. This report provided the perfect foundations for my Personal Trainer to put together a personalised 12-week training programme.

Lastly, came the dreaded Allergen test, where I was terrified that I’d find out I need to cut coffee out of my diet… After scanning 57 common food which can trigger food intolerances it was flagged that, although I’m fine with coffee.. Phew, I should avoid eating eggs and bananas (which I’m used to eating everyday). I’ve now been advised to remove these for a period of time and evaluate if they have a large effect on my mood and energy levels.

Straits Kitchen: A Culinary Delight

Post-MOT, I indulged in the culinary wonders of Straits Kitchen – the main restaurant at Pan Pacific London. Having been advised the Lobster Laksa by every person I spoke with during my stay, I couldn’t not try it and immediately knew what the fuss was about. I would 100% recommend this.

Sensory Sleep: A Hotel that Prioritises Optimal Sleep

The Sensory sleep programme is another key area where wellness has been subtly, but effectively, woven into the experience.

Nestled in the embrace of Pan Pacific London’s luxury, the Sensory Sleep programme emerges as a standout star, meticulously designed to cultivate the ultimate sleep experience. The wellness team at Pan Pacific really do think of everything. And I mean everything. From the Hypnos bed, to the 6 choices of pillow, to the pre-sleep snacks (picked out by a sleep and nutrition expert), to pillow mist, sleepy teas, evening yoga guides and even the temperature of the bed.

Check Out: Lingering in Leisure

Waking up rejuvenated, I was presented with a choice of treatments tailored to the insights from the Body MOT. The bamboo massage won me over, perfectly aligning with my need for a deeper, sports-focused recovery session. Post-massage, the indulgence didn’t have to end — the Pan Pacific team graciously extended my access to the spa facilities, allowing me to savour the peace and relaxation for the entire afternoon, making my departure from this wellness sanctuary as leisurely as the stay itself.

Follow-Up: The Roadmap to Continued Wellness

The journey didn’t end with check-out. Robbie and I reconvened over a call to dissect the comprehensive results from the tests. This conversation wasn’t just a review; it was a strategic planning session for my continued wellness journey, equipping me with knowledge and a tailored plan to maintain the equilibrium I found at Pan Pacific London long after my stay.

Interested in a Luxury Wellness Experience, a bit closer to home? Speak to one of our travel specialists through WhatsApp or our online enquiry form now.

Also check out our Luxury Urban Escape at Pan Pacific for a more holistic experience!