Plans revealed for premium hotel and spa in Monmouth, Wales

Plans have been revealed for a new premium hotel and spa on the site of a disused packaging warehouse in Monmouth, Wales.

Located close to the River Wye, the site at the Valley Enterprise Park is owned by Crossdean Limited, who is committed to developing an independent hotel and spa to “help to diversify and enhance the economy of Monmouth”. A planning application is planned for submission this summer, after the company listened to feedback from the local community and inviting residents and key stakeholders to look over proposed plans at a public exhibition in February this year.

Bespoke management company Alchemy Hospitality Management is overseeing the plans to re-develop the 11-acre site with an adults-only premium hotel and destination spa within landscaped surroundings. It would provide on and off-site leisure services for members, spa day guests and hotel residents, with a wide range of facilities. While nothing is decided on yet, options suggested include hydro, lap and relaxation pools, a spa garden with hot pool, sauna and wood fire, 12 treatment rooms, fire and ice experiences, a rasul mud suite, aroma rooms and a spa lounge.

There are also ideas to build tennis and boules courts, a restaurant, a work out studio and a 40-seat luxury cinema, among others. On a specially-created website, hotelandspaonthewye.org, the operating companies set out the benefits they believe the development would bring to the local area, such as the creation of up to 180 jobs, an increase to local tourist destinations and an increased guest spend, boosting the local economy in Monmouth.

If the application is successful, the companies hope to start construction in autumn 2016, with a view to opening the hotel and spa for business in spring 2018.