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NEWS STA CELEBRATE 10,000 MEMBERS STA have announced that they have hit (and have now surpassed) an important milestone in their history with the registering of their 10,000th member. Dave Candler, STA CEO said: “Reaching over 10,000 members is a momentous moment in our history, and I’m proud this was achieved during my tenure as CEO – and 4 years ahead of my target for the organisation. “Over the last 12 months, STA as an organisation has grown significantly, both in the UK and internationally. This is thanks, in part, to us partnering with several organisations, including CIMSPA, UK Active, Birthlight, YMCA, The Scouting Association, Octonauts and Water Fitness – all fantastic organisations we are proud to be working alongside to shape the future of the leisure industry.”

HATHERLEY MANOR HOTEL TO OPEN LUXURY SPA Gloucester’s Hatherley Manor Hotel has announced the development of a state of the art, luxury day spa due to open its doors in early 2018. The spa is part of a larger project to transform the hotel into a wellness destination. Costing £3m, the new facility will feature six luxury treatment rooms, a swimming pool with garden views, a vitality pool, a thermal suite, including experience showers, a sauna, steam heated loungers, a relaxation room and a gymnasium. It will also boast its own lounge, champagne bar and five luxury bedrooms. Once completed, the hotel will intensify its focus on wellness in its marketing and as part of the push, will begin offering spa breaks. Independently owned, Hatherley Manor is a magnificent 17th century manor house set amidst 37 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens on the edge of the Cotswolds.

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New Harbour Club Opens In Kensington Harbour Clubs, one of London’s finest health and fitness club groups, has opened a brand-new space on Cromwell Road, Kensington following a £5.5m transformation. The club, which closed as a David Lloyd Club on 31 December 2016 reopened on 1 June to become London’s third Harbour Club. The state-of-the-art club joins Chelsea and Notting Hill in the exclusive Harbour Club collection which has been central to London lifestyles since 1993. The new club is situated over five floors at Point West, and as well as state-of-the-art studios and training areas, it features an indoor pool, dedicated kids splash pool, spa facilities, two saunas, a steam room and relaxation beds. There is a restaurant

and a business lounge for members too, meaning Kensington Harbour Club is not only a place to train, but also a venue to work at, relax and meet with friends. General Manager Rob Sambles said: “We are absolutely delighted for Kensington to be joining Chelsea and Notting Hill in this prestigious group of West London clubs – the UK’s most exclusive collection of health and fitness spaces. We believe that our members will be blown away by the stateof-the-art equipment and superb facilities at the brand-new Harbour Club Kensington, and cannot wait for families to begin experiencing first-hand what it has to offer.”

SPATEX 2018 – Set To Break All Records! With some six months still to go, SPATEX 2018, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure exhibition, is delighted to report that sales have gone through the roof with an amazing 80% of exhibition space already sold! “Never in our 21 year history have we reached that figure in just six months,” reported a very happy Show Organiser, Michele Bridle. “The SPATEX brand is growing each year and becoming more and more vital to the industry as the years go by. And exhibitors are being handsomely rewarded, with the last two years seeing an average rise in visitors of 25%, which shows the word is really spreading. And we are looking to increase that

figure again in 2018 by once again setting ourselves new targets and attract new sectors.” In its unparalleled provision of free training and education, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) is a cornerstone of the Show. Ross Alcock of ISPE said: “We will be working hard throughout July and August to put a programme of technical Workshops together which will feature new speakers, a number of different topics,

some completely new and one or two ‘old favourites’ which will appeal to all those in and around the pool and spa industry. We will also be debuting the hands-on practical demonstrations – Mega-Demos.” SPATEX 2018 takes place Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 1 February 2018 at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericcsson Exhibition Hall in Coventry. Both exhibitors and visitors can keep abreast of plans for the forthcoming Show, plus the day-to-day happenings within the industry by visiting the SPATEX website or following the exhibition on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram. SPATEX 01264 358558 www.spatex.co.uk

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