Swell worked with Edinburgh’s iconic Kimpton Charlotte Square to launch the Swell Room, the UK's first sound wellness room, a space to experience the therapeutic nature of sound. Brian d'Souza explored beautiful locations including the Hebrides, Lake Geneva, Cape Verde and Lofoten in the Arctic Circle, to record sounds of the sea, fields, and natural wildlife.
Swell Room's visitors are invited to recline in an Italian armchair with sinuous lines, which features an anatomic mattress covered in stain-resistant hypoallergenic marine eco-leather. With the equipment’s vibroacoustic delivery, guests will not only be able to hear the sound, but also feel it.
The sounds we captured in nature were combined with traditional sound treatment instruments including gongs and singing bowls, as well as violins, the Gaelic harp, bagpipes and vocalists – all of which were brought together in our custom-built Swell studio in London.
As we merged out of lockdown, it was clear that our guests craved more of a multi-sensory wellness experience than ever before. __Evidence shows that more and more people used music for relief and to help improve their mood during lockdowns__, so it made perfect sense to collaborate with Brian on the Swell Room to ensure our guests can have a 360 degrees therapeutic experience when visiting Spa at Kimpton Charlotte Square.
Finlay Anderson, spa director at Kimpton Charlotte Square and area spa director for IHG