Indulge in Luxury: Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club Launches ‘Girlcation’ Experience in Collaboration with Duck & Dry

Hair, nails, afternoon tea and in-suite cocktails for a memorable Mayfair staycation   


(IN SHORT) Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club in Mayfair has partnered with Duck & Dry, London’s premier blow dry bar, to offer a unique ‘girlcation’ experience. This package includes a blow dry or updo and express nails at Duck & Dry’s Mayfair salon, followed by an overnight stay at Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea, in-suite cocktails, and dining at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble. With luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities, the ‘girlcation’ stay promises a memorable experience for friends seeking quality time together.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2024-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club, long loved for being one of the most glamourous Mayfair haunts, has teamed up with Duck & Dry, London’s leading blow dry bar. Creating fun and memorable ‘girlcation’ stays, the experience offers the perfect backdrop for quality time together, no partners or children allowed.

The package includes a blow dry or updo and express nails for two or more guests at the flagship Duck & Dry Mayfair salon to set the mood, followed by an overnight stay at stylish townhouse Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club. Complete with afternoon tea and in-suite cocktails, as well as Duck & Dry products, guests can choose to dine at the sublime, Michelin guide in-house restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble, before heading out for a night out on some of the UK’s chicest tiles.

The suites at the hotel are some of the capital’s most sumptuous. Many have large terraces, the beds are cloud-like and the colour palate is soothing. After a restorative night’s sleep, guests can return to reality nourished by a truly luxurious experience with a great friend.

Girlcation Stays cost from £1,082 for two adults staying in a Junior Suite plus breakfast, with afternoon tea for two, a cocktail each, as well as an updo or blow dry and express nails each.

The Althoff St James’s Hotel & Club has been a beacon of luxury and refinement for decades. Amid their legacy, they’ve had the privilege of welcoming illustrious guests into their fold. Notably, Sir Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond), Liza Minelli, and Sir Sean Connery have graced their halls, among many other renowned personalities.

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Althoff St. James’s Hotel and Club

Althoff St. James’s Hotel and Club is a member of Althoff Collection and Small Luxury Hotels. The luxurious five-star boutique hotel in Mayfair is home to 60 beautiful bedrooms and suites, many with spacious terraces, award-winning restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble, as well as the recently launched Seven Park Place Bar & Lounge – home to the widest selection of vintage port wine in London, and beautifully designed, intimate events spaces. The hotel has a rich history, dating back to 1857, playing host to celebrities, first as a gentlemen’s club and now as a five-star hotel. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, a stone’s throw away from London’s most exclusive shopping destinations, New Bond Street and Jermyn Street. Green Park is also easily accessible through at secret shortcut via one of the hotel’s back entrances.

Seven Park Place by William Drabble

Seven Park Place by William Drabble is an intimate and stylish restaurant, created by Executive Chef William Drabble and re-launched in 2019 in collaboration with Russell Sage Studios, taking inspiration from the Art Deco period. William, known as ‘Billy’, has created his own inimitable menu, influenced by classic French cuisine but made using the very best British produce. Billy, who prides himself on his excellent supplier relationships, particularly loves to cook with the freshest scallops and langoustines from Scotland, fish straight from the South Coast and meat sourced from small farms all over the UK.

Althoff Collection

The Althoff Collection, part of the umbrella brand Althoff Hotels, is Germany’s only owner-managed luxury hotel brand. The six individual five-star hotels in the Collection currently focus on gourmet cuisine, as well as beauty and spa treatments at the highest level. The portfolio includes Althoff Grandhotel Bensberg in Cologne, Hotel Fürstenhof in Celle, Hotel am Schlossgarten in Stuttgart, Seehotel Überfahrt in Bavaria on Lake Tegern, St. James’s Hotel & Club in London and Hotel Villa Belrose in St. Tropez. The philosophy of the Althoff Collection is based on the pillars of cuisine, architecture, design and service. Further information at

Duck & Dry

Duck & Dry is an exciting beauty brand known as London’s leading blow dry bar and and the go-to destination for good hair and a good time. With five iconic London locations, expect chic interiors, Prosecco and cocktails at a beautiful bar, and gorgeous blow dries from their look book. Their expert-led styling and hair care line are products that actually work to produce fabulous hair – whether at home or in-salon.