Enhance your brain power with a stay at Corinthia Hotel London

November 17th, 2016

Available between November 2016 and December 2017, the exclusive Brain Power packages align with the hotel’s Neuroscientist in Residence programme, during which time neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart will be studying mental resilience and recovery as a major factor in achieving peak brain performance.

What we eat and drink, how we sleep and stimulate the brain through the five senses, all play a key part in creating the optimum conditions for brain power performance.

Corinthia Hotel London’s Brain Power Packages provide tailor-made experiences in three areas of the hotel:

1. Guest Bedrooms

2. ESPA Life at Corinthia

3. Northall Restaurant, In-room Dining and Bassoon Bar

The Brain Power Residential Package costs from £618 (based on single occupancy) and includes an overnight stay in a Superior King Room, a dinner and breakfast from the Brain Power Menu, ESPA Mindful Massage with Yoga Nidra given in the guest room or spa and unlimited access to ESPA Life state-of-the-art facilities including the extensive Thermal Floor, Gym and unique Sleep Pods.

1. Guest Bedrooms: Seven to nine hours of good quality sleep each night is essential as this is when the brain’s glymphatic system – the waste clearance system – works. Any disruption to this process can drop IQ by five to eight points the next day.

2. ESPA Life: Two-hour ESPA Mindful Massage with Yoga Nidra

• Mindfulness – a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. This practice leads to the thickening of the pre-frontal cortex and lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone). This is the region of the brain associated with higher functions such as awareness, concentration and decision making. There is some evidence that mindfulness can support the treatment of depression and can impact underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress and irritability.

• Yoga Nidra - a mindfulness practice - is a systematic method of training busy minds to achieve conscious relaxation. It dissipates physical, mental and emotional tensions and consequently has a highly restorative effect on brain and body. This practice is instrumental to drive positive life changes, break habits and help super learning.

This holistic, deeply relaxing and clarifying two-hour massage works on the concept of mindfulness, focusing on both brain and body to help reduce stress and enhance focus through breathing and visualisation techniques. The massage concludes with a personalised session of Yoga Nidra. Guests awake feeling rejuvenated and refocused. This treatment can be enjoyed in the guest bedroom or spa.

For those unable to stay at Corinthia Hotel a day package is available: The Brain Power Day Spa Package costs £280 per person and includes a two-hour Brain Power Ritual, a delicious light Lunch from the Brain Power menu in the Spa Lounge, unlimited access to the state-of-the-art facilities including the Thermal Floor and unique Sleep Pods.

This is a fast-paced and energetic treatment, perfect for refocusing busy minds, stretching tight muscles and helping to reduce tension. It incorporates bamboo sticks to massage with and promotes mind balance and positivity. The experience concludes with Pranayama breath work, skilfully guided by a Therapist. Right nostril breathing is proven to stimulate the left side of the brain, associated with logic and analytics. This practice enhances a positive mood and brings clarity and focus. Guests emerge energised and ready to tackle important goals. Includes: Foot Ritual, Bamboo Joint Release Massage, Pranayama.

3. Northall Restaurant, In-room Dining and Bassoon Bar: Brains use up to 20-30% of what we eat and drink so food choices should be made that are best for the brain first. Certain foods and drinks provide essential nutrients to nourish the brain and help create, protect and repair brain cells. Brain foods support our neurotransmitters which are the brain chemicals that control how well we learn, remember and make decisions.

What we drink and in what quantities is also crucial to brain performance. Research shows that dehydration can impair short and long-term memory functions in the brain. Even a 1-3% change in hydration levels can result in decreases in memory, concentration and decision-making power. A menu based around neuronutrition will boost the health and performance of the brain.

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BEST RATE GUARANTEE – GET YOUR FIRST NIGHT FREE

At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
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First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.