Kilkea Castle in Ireland opens wellness centre following €30m refurb
Kilkea Castle has opened a new 5,000 square foot luxury wellness centre, The Spa, following a recent renovation and refurbishment of the resort.
Located in Castledermot, Ireland, the 12thcentury, 180-acre estate was once a medieval stronghold of the Earls of Kildare.
The spa hosts a range of treatments run by a team of stylists, therapists and aestheticians, and includes facilities such as a thermal suite with a hydrotherapy pool, custom built Tylo Sauna and steam room, as well as a number of treatment rooms and couple’s suites.
The post-treatment relaxation suite is a space where clients can enjoy healthy refreshments from chef David McKane, with customizable lighting, loungers and a working fireplace.
Also available is the Beauty Lounge, which features a blow dry bar, make-up stations, and a manicure and pedicure area. The Fitness Suite, with Peloton exercise bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, bench press and free weights, can be used as well.
Boston construction mogul Jay Cashman purchased the historic site, used as an inn prior to Ireland’s financial crash, and reinvigorated it over five years for €30 million, with construction finishing in 2017.
The spa has chosen British skincare brand Elemis as its leading product house, offering a range of Biotec facials.
Kilkea Castle is just one of many destination spas that have launched in the UK recently, including Cheshire’s Carden Park, The Harrogate Spaand Horsham’s The Spa at South Lodge.
Image: ©Kilke Castle by Bruno Sternberger