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Chevin Park Hotel revamp progresses

New Sonas Spa treatment room created as part of first phase of £1.2m scheme

By Tom Walker

Crerar Hotels has completed the first phase of a £1.2m revamp of its Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa in Otley, West Yorkshire. The first phase, costing

£500,000, included the refurbishing of the hotel's 22 lodge cabin rooms, the opening a new Sonas Spa treatment room and creation of three new self-catering log cabins in the hotels grounds. A further £700,000 will be

invested in the coming months to expand the existing leisure club, create a destination Sonas Spa, a further nine executive bedrooms and to refurbish the existing Woodlands Suite function space.


Teen spa-ing at Armathwaite Hall

A new range of treatments especially designed for under- 18s has been introduced at Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in the Lake District, UK. Called Sweet Spa-Teen, the treatments include a back massage and skincare lessons. Two ranges are available – Mini Teen Spa for 12-14 years old and Teen Spa, from 14 to 18 years old.

The hotel will now benefit from a further £700,000 investment

Chevin Country Park Hotel

and Spa general manager Enda Rylands, said: "The hotel has undergone a real transforma- tion. Along with the newly refurbished lodge rooms, the Sonas Spa is a great addition."

The property's new Sonas

Spa will provide visitors with a full range of holistic and therapeutic treatments, which are supplied by Decléor and include Indian head massages, hot stone and aromatherapy.

The Clearing Spa launched at The Cornwall Hotel

By Tom Walker

Part of the Bespoke Hotels group, which manages hotels in the UK, The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate opened in February 2010 south of St Austell at Tregorrick in the UK. Set within 43 acres (17.4

hectares) of Victorian parkland and woodland, with sandy beaches nearby, the historic estate was uninhabited for more than 40 years before its restoration and reopening.

The Clearing Spa is housed in former 19th century stables

The Clearing Spa is located

in converted 19th century stables, adjacent to a walled

ISPA unveils certified spa supervisor scheme

ISPA has revealed further

garden. With five treatment rooms, therapies include a range of exclusively-designed treatments and have been created by products house Aro- matherapy Associates. One of the signature

features of the luxury hotel is a collection of original art work by the artist Robert Lenkiewicz. The hotel has organised a

permanent hanging of five portraits, including two self-portraits, supplied by a local private collector.

Leisure-net Solutions releases headline findings

Leisure-net Solutions has released the headline findings from its first spa sector call-focus survey, which will be unveiled in full at the Spatec Europe event this month. In nine out of 10 cases, the person answer-

ing the phone had all the information that was required. However, only 8 per cent of the time

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was the caller actually asked if they wanted to make a booking. Leisure-net also sent email enquiries to 40 spa operators, which elicited a much poorer response. Many didn't respond at all and those that did omitted vital information. The research took place throughout February 2010 and around 50 spas were contacted.

details about its Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS) programme. A voluntary certification for both spa supervisors and managers, the scheme has been developed in order to provide education and resources for supervisors who may be new to their positions, or for those who are seeking additional education and recognition. Once achieved, the CSS designation signifies an understanding of basic supervisory skills and indicates to employers that the candidate has a strong commitment to continued education. There are two ways to apply for the programme and, under both plans, candidates need to complete the ISPA Supervisory Skill Builders series, with their manager signing the series completion acknowledgement.

The Connaught and Amanresorts' team up

The Connaught, the historic

hotel located in London's Mayfair, has launched a spa in its new West Wing as part of a collaboration with Amanresorts. The spa combines the Asian- inspired aesthetic of Amanresorts with a range of other influences. Treatments are based on traditions of China, Thailand, India and the US.

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