Spa Hotel passes anniversary milestone in style

The £6m adult-only Spa Hotel was designed by Fletcher Smith Architects and opened in August 2011 to complement Ribby Hall Village’s leisure portfolio. The interior was created by Malcolm King, one of the world’s leading experts in leisure, hotel and spas and is unrivalled in the region with its unique aqua thermal journey and beauty therapies.

A year in and the Spa Hotel has already achieved an award; the Lancashire Business View Red Rose Award for ‘Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year’. It is also a finalist in the Good Spa Awards 2012 (which awarded the Spa Hotel its highest accolade of five bubbles) and was rated second in The Independent newspaper’s ’50 Best Spas’.

A calculated risk in recession-hit Britain is now, happily, a successful business employing people from the local area and welcoming a flux of tourists and celebrities to the region.

Paul Harrison, managing director, said:: “We are overwhelmed by the levels of business we have achieved in our first year which have surpassed our highest expectations and we are currently recruiting additional staff to The Spa Hotel.

“We have a beautiful spa, fabulous suites and a brasserie offering exceptional food, but, ultimately, it is our dedicated staff who are by far the most important aspect of our business and the reason why we see so many of our guests returning to the Spa Hotel. It makes us incredibly excited about what we can achieve in our second year.”

Since opening in August 2011 The Spa Hotel has: • Employed 95 members of staff • Served 2,500 afternoon teas • Attracted 5,992 ‘Likes’ on Facebook • Massaged more than 7,000 backs • Welcomed 15,000 guests and celebrities • Frothed the milk for over 20,000 Starbucks coffees • Manicured 91,250 nails