RUDDING PARK HOTEL
On-trend spa concepts include star gazing and sunlight therapy rooms (below)
Sunlight therapy rooms, star gazing, digital detox days, oxygen pods, aufguss saunas, bath rituals prepared by a bath butler, alfresco treatments in a woodland glade. The on-trend concepts at the Rudding Park Spa in Harrogate are what makes it stand out. Fresh spring water is even fed into the facility thanks to a borehole onsite. The 45,000sq ft rooftop spa opened as part of the 90-bed hotel in May 2017 following a £9.5m (US$11.9m, €10.4m) investment. Facilities include a calming roof garden with a hydropool, sauna and spa bath among trees, shrubs and plants, plus an indoor hydrothermal area supplied by Rigo and Reef Grove. Guests having treatments can access four immersive sensory experiences, such as a Mind Zone for colour therapy and reading or a Visual Zone with waves, wildflower meadows and mountainscapes. Elemis recently replaced Ila and Elemental Herbology as the main product house, while the spa continues to work with Jennifer Young to offer specialist treatments for those affected by cancer. Fresh spa cuisine is provided by hotel chef Murray Wilson at Horto Café.
All facilities are available with new capacity limits, except heat experiences spabusiness.com issue 3 2020 53