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The story of the Scarlet slippers

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‘Love me, don’t leave me’

It’s tradition for a luxury hotel to lavish plenty of single-use items to its guests – disposable toothbrushes, miniature bottles of shampoo, the soap bar that’s used once then goes in the bin.

Here at the Scarlet, though, we have a healthy suspicion of tradition and like nothing more than challenging tired ideas of luxury.

We knew we wanted to avoid single-use items, but tripped up when it came to our slippers. They were vital to the luxury, home-from-home atmosphere we wanted to create, but we didn’t like the amount of packaging, where they were made, or the single-use nature of your average hotel slipper.

So, we set out to find beautiful slippers to fit our  Scarlet eco ethos and we soon discovered Kaaita slippers, each pair are made of six recycled plastic bottles, they’re machine washable,  recyclable and are perfectly ergonomic.  The minimal packaging leaves plenty of room for us to add our own ‘love me, don’t leave me’ label to encourage guests to take them home to prolong their use.

Being more sustainable is our culture, and our teams are always looking for ways to improve this, we now have 111 ways in which the Scarlet is sustainable.

 

The art of spontaneity and why it's good for you

The art of spontaneity and why it’s good for you

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The thought of spontaneous action is in itself a bit of a paradox. Spontaneity is one of those life skills that isn’t really a skill at all – it’s a predilection to a way of life that is vital for the happiness of some, and can induce a cold sweat in others.

We all like to think that we have the ability to be spontaneous but few of us are, and some people think of it as akin to chaos in an otherwise well-ordered world. The art of spontaneity itself is really the ability to release control and let-go. Planned outcomes can still be a factor but you don’t mind the journey you take to get there.

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A spa manager’s guide to choosing the right spa treatment

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Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment.  With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.

We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…

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