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Spa Stanley completes final chapter

Stanley House estate, in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, has completed the final stage in a major investment programme with the launch of a day spa, 18 new bedrooms and an exten- sion to the bar and brasserie. Spanning two floors,

the multi-million pound 932sq m (11,000sq ſt) spa has a rural theme. Tere are five treatment rooms, relaxation rooms, a thermal suite, hydro pool with mood lighting, a double treatment suite with rasul or private steamroom, a Finnish sauna with panoramic views, experience showers and an ice fountain, as well as a gym and pilates studio. A top team were charged with creating the



Facilities include a hydro pool with mood lighting and loungers The team are hoping to see a return on

spa: Howard Spa Consulting, which counts the London Dorchester among its clients, delivered the project. Trevillion Interiors, which has for- merly worked for Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford, created the funky interior. Barr & Wray and Termarium pro- vided the hydro pools and thermal suites. “We’ve always listened to our customers and

committed to innovation,” says hotel direc- tor Simon Glassbrook. “Te opening of the spa and our new woodland bedrooms will see us diversify our offering and make Stanley House a genuine national destination, of which are are extremely proud.”

investment within 12-18 months. Te affluent RV sector are being targeted for day visits, as well as national and international clients who are keen followers of luxury spa breaks and the male grooming market. Tis is the only spa in the north west to

offer Ila products, which are 100 per cent organic.Other skin care brands used are Natura Bisse, Orly nail care, Organic Glam and BeauBronz tanning. Signature treatments include the Diamond

Nature Bisse facial, exclusive to the spa and priced at £120. This anti-ageing treatment involves a triple massage using crushed dia- mond elements, which penetrate the deepest layers of the skin for optimum regeneration.

Landmark Dublin hotel set to launch spa

The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, one of Marriott’s Renaissance Hotels, is gear- ing up to open its spa at the end of this month. Set over three floors, Te

Spa at The Shelbourne will have six treatment rooms, a manicure area, an opulent relaxation room lit by chan- deliers and a dance studio. Te spa’s wet areas include

a swimming pool, a Finnish sauna and steamroom. Products from the Elemis

Te spa will use products from Elemis and Pevonia in its treatments

and Pevonia ranges will be used in all skincare treatments. Te spa will be actively marketed to both

hotel guests and the day spa market and the gym will offer limited memberships. Stephen Hanley, general manager, said “We’re partnering with these two product


ranges which, with their focus on quality and a sensory experience, make a perfect fit.” The spa will be run in house and there

are no plans to make this a blueprint for the rest of the Renaissance Hotels. Details:

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