The UK autumn spa openings to know
The Harrogate Spa at Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
Spa Size: 12,838sq ft
Facilities: Indoor pool, spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, rasul, experience shower, ice fountain, relaxation room, spa garden, gym and studio
Treatment rooms: Four single, two double
USP: The Harrogate Spa will open along with the Majestic Hotel following a £15 million renovation. Designed to draw on Harrogate’s tradition of drinking or bathing in the area’s restorative mineral waters, the spa will offer a range of therapeutic aquatic and thermal experiences. Product houses include Espa, Thalgo, Carita and Jessica, with “indulgent spa rituals” and holistic massages featuring on the treatment menu. Local residents will be able to join as members for fitness and spa usage.
Woodland Spa, The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne
Opening: September 23
Size: 645sq ft
Facilities: Hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, exercise area, private relaxation space, outdoor hot tub
Treatment rooms: Two
USP: Opening one month after The Eastbury added five Victorian-inspired Potting Shed Garden Suites to the property, the Woodland Spa has been designed to complement the boutique hotel’s walled garden. The spa building is set into the wooden area of the gardens, and built from local stone with a sedum and moss roof and circular doorway. The spa has partnered with marine skincare brand Thalgo on its treatment menu. Thalgo treatments include anti-ageing facials, body wraps, massages, men’s treatments and a range of spa rituals inspired by the sea.
The Spa at The Newt, Somerset
Opened: August 29
Spa size: 7,782sq ft
Facilities: Indoor swimming pool, indoor/outdoor hydropool, wild pool, mud rasual chamber, hammam, sauna and steam rooms, halotherapy room, manicure and pedicure area, sun terrace
Treatment rooms: Three single, three double
USP: The Newt’s spa is situated in Hadspen House’s former farm buildings. Remodelled using local materials including Hadspen stone and blue lias, it has white marble, natural oak and glass features throughout. The spa is surrounded by a medieval medicinal herb garden for guests to relax in, while the English garden theme is reflected in the spa’s choice to custom make its products with a local company that uses botanically sourced ingredients and scents from the UK. Treatments include a full-body exfoliation and wrap using one of three blends, an apothecary-blend facial and a hammam soap treatment.
Sandersons Wellness Spa, Sandersons Boutique Department Store, Fox Valley, Sheffield
Opening: September 18
Size: 370sq ft
Treatment rooms: Two, one with a shower
USP: Situated on the ground floor of Sandersons Boutique Department Store, the new treatment space will offer treatments and retail products from Voya, Clarins, Caudalie and SKN-RG. While there are no heat or water facilities, services will include facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs, alongside health screening, reiki and medical herbalism. Therapists have been specially trained in pregnancy and cancer treatments. The spa’s retail area will stock a wide range of organic skincare and beauty from UK brands not currently available in other department stores in the county.
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