On p44 we take a look at consumer interest in spas in the UK and the latest reopening guidelines
See the last issue of Spa Business magazine to read our interview with Karen Roos, owner of hot new UK hotel and spa The Newt
BEST of BRITISH In the past three years, an array of world-class spas have launched in the UK. As facilities across the nation begin to reopen, we take a look at the standout concepts they’ll be aiming to offer guests once more when restrictions are fully lifted
CARDEN PARK HOTEL The 198-bed Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire launched a destination spa this January following a £10m (US$12.5m, €11m) construction project. Consultant Nicki Kurran created the 4,500sq m, 14-treatment room facility alongside HB Architects and wet spa specialists Barr+Wray. Face and body treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, and the belief that everything in life needs to work in harmony, provide a point of difference along with a homegrown twist as product houses include UK brands Elemental Herbology, Made for Life Organics, Oskia and Margaret Dabbs. However, it’s the outside space – boasting one of the UK’s largest spa gardens – which steals the show. Heated relaxation pods, fire pits, a garden sauna, hot tubs and vitality pool are dotted throughout manicured lawns, herb borders and rockeries for a wellness reset using nature. There’s also an all-weather Bollinger champagne bar.
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The outdoor space at Carden Park Spa steals the show – it boasts one of the largest wellness gardens in the country