This is Y Magazine 2020

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Clockwise from top left: Create a state of equilibrium unique to you in the spa. Discover Shaun Rankin’s 38-cover, 10-course fine-dining restaurant. Exquisite rooms and suites ensure the ultimate experience in relaxation. The proud new proprietor has created impeccable interiors. Images © Jack Hardy.

GRANTLEY HALL IS A STUNNING L U X U R Y G E T AWAY S H O W C A S I N G DECADENT DECOR WHICH STRIKES A JUST RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN C O S Y A N D C O N T E M P O R A R Y. As a nod to its new owner, Valeria’s is a chic champagne and cocktail bar, oozing art deco glitz, grace and Roaring Twenties glamour, with an atmosphere reminiscent of the gregarious Great Gatsby days. Valeria’s and Restaurant EightyEight are set apart from the hotel for an intimate and exclusive experience, the bar spills out onto the beautifully restored Japanese gardens, allowing revellers to party long into the night without having to worry about disturbing guests in the main house. So far, so impressive country house hotel. But to take it to yet another level, it’s the new wing that really sets Grantley Hall apart. Topped by a vast atrium, it has 26 much more contemporary, muted-grey bedrooms, the spa, a sauna, a steam room, a snow room (yes, that is what you think) and a 60ft indoor pool with an outdoor heated vitality pool looking across the manicured gardens. Then there’s the state of the art gym. Opened by Lord Coe, it wouldn’t look out of place at a Premier League football club. In fact there are two gyms: the first is packed with the latest Life Fitness cross trainers and IC7 exercise bikes (the Ferrari of the exercise bike world), the other rocks an industrial Strength & Conditioning studio that will appeal to hardcore circuit lovers and free-weight fans. More unusually, there is also a 3D body scanner and an underwater treadmill, already booked by Leeds Rhinos for rehabbing injured players. On top of that guests can have sessions with a nutritionist, a life coach, a hydration expert or a gait analyst, and supercharge your production of red blood cells in the altitude training studio, where