3 Elements of Nobu's Shiawase Wellness Experience

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square Shiawase
Nobu's new wellness experiences center around the Japanese philosophy of Shiawase.
Photo courtesy of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has launched a series of wellness experiences centered around the Japanese philosophy of Shiawase—a celebration of happiness and wellbeing.

Throughout January and February, the luxury lifestyle hotel will introduce a range of self-care experiences and a bespoke overnight package designed to infuse a sense of joy and rejuvenation into the hearts of its guests.

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The experience showcases an exclusive exhibition by David Aiu Servan-Schreiber designed to evoke visitors to look into the future through the artwork, Nobu Pilates classes releasing the most energizing endorphins and a nourishing Detox Bento Box and specially curated non-alcoholic cocktails.

The two-night stay bespoke package includes a rejuvenating Pilates class and a Detox Bento Box created by Chef Michael and paired with a range of Everleaf mocktails. The package enables guests to truly immerse in the concept of Shiawase and begin their year focused on creating moments of happiness and wellbeing.

1. Nobu Pilates

Nobu Pilates fuses classical Pilates principles with dynamic techniques, developed by Creative Director, Marsha Lindsay. The classes explore the core principles of passion, integrity and growth through engaged stretching and poses such as The Swan, which lengthens the spine, and Criss Cross, which strengthens the abdominals and improves posture. After a Nobu Pilates class, guests will emerge feeling stronger, lighter and invigorated.

2. Nobu Bar & Nobu Restaurant

Nobu's cuisine carefully blends Japanese and Peruvian styles and offers a highly nutritious yet delicious menu. Available at lunchtime and ideal for refueling after Nobu Pilates, the Detox Bento Box combines energy-rich, quality ingredients that nourish the body and combat common winter deficiencies.

The box includes a high-protein Sushi and Nigiri selection, a Dragon Fruit Ceviche, which is loaded with vitamin C and prebiotic properties, accompanied by  Vegetable Spicy Garlic Donburi, Grilled Chicken with Goma Dressing and Spinach Dry Miso. The box is completed with a mix of seasonal berries with coconut and lime sorbet.

For those doing "Dry January," or simply looking to cut back, the hotel has partnered with Everleaf to create a menu of three non-alcoholic cocktails to pair with the dishes. Drinks include The Classic - Everleaf Mountain, house-made strawberry soda; Umami Tide - Everleaf Marine, salted plum, soya milk; and a No Old Fashioned - Everleaf Forest, mushroom, shiso.

3. The Whitebox

At the heart of the hotel will be the transformation of the WhiteBox space, where David Aiu Servan-Schreiber's 'Renewal' exhibition will take residence. The captivating exhibition explores humanity and nature's delicate balance and reflects the environment's complexities. Through upcycled materials, his 'Microcosm' series embodies renewal and sustainability, echoing nature's regenerative cycles.

Each piece celebrates Earth's resilience, inviting viewers to explore humans’ intrinsic connection to the environment, contemplate their role in the vast ecological tapestry and find inspiration in the enduring vibrance of life.

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