Crowne Plaza opens first UK Resort
The new Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes is the first resort to open in the UK under the Crowne Plaza brand. The 194-bedroom resort owned by AB Hotels and managed by BDL management as part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) boasts a swimming pool, gym and on-site spa. The Spa has 12 treatment rooms and a relaxation room, while a sauna, steam room and spa bath are also available. The spa has a team of 18 therapists and is supplied by brands including ESPA, Clarins and Jessica Nails. Ben Danielsen, the property's general manager, said: 'It is extremely important for us to look at what will make a stay here special for our guests.' Meanwhile Graham Norris, divisional director for BDL Management, said: 'The Crowne Plaza brand is incredibly strong which is why we wanted to partner with IHG to open the first Crowne Plaza resort in the UK.'