Champneys reveals £10 million resort refurbishment plans

Following the recent £4 million refurbishment project of its Tring resort, Champneys plans to invest £10 million in total on its portfolio of spas over the next 18 months.

Refurbishment kicked off this year at Champneys Tring to mark the group’s 90th anniversary, the focus of which is the new Detox and Wellbeing Centre, which opened in October. Find out more about the centre in our feature in the December issue.

Owner Stephen Purdew told Professional Beauty that the group plans to start refurbishment on the Forest Mere resort near Petersfield (pictured) next, while plans for Henlow in Bedfordshire will get underway in March 2016.

“We’re doing a thermal suite at Forest Mere; the detox centre will be kept specifically at Champneys Tring,” he said. “We try and give a unique experience in each place.” Other changes at Tring included a transformation of the main restaurant, boutique and nail salon.

The plans reflect Purdew’s intention to grow Champneys as a destination for serious wellness packages. “People are becoming even more serious about the spa experience. The detox breaks that we do are very popular and more people are taking the whole health resort business seriously,” he said.