Luxury hotel group Von Essen is upgrading several of its country house properties this year, with a particular focus on improving their spa facilities.
In Derbyshire, Callow Hall (pictured) is undergoing a complete refurbishment after being acquired by the group in 2008. A spa and four garden suites are to be added.
In Norfolk, Congham Hall will receive a revamp to include 12 new bedrooms, a brasserie and an enlarged dining room and function room. The barns will be converted to add a spa and gym.
At the Greenway in Cheltenham, work has started on a new pool, gym, steam room and sauna, three treatment rooms and a brasserie, while at Homewood Park in Bath, a spa with indoor and outdoor pools will be added, along with two garden suites.
The refurbishment of Mount Somerset has also began, with eight guestrooms being added along with a spa and gym, and at Woolley Grange in Wiltshire, a spa is under construction and will include an indoor pool, four treatment rooms and a juice bar.
In Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, Von Essen will add a stand-alone spa at the rear of Washbourne Court hotel and within walking distance of Lower Slaughter Manor hotel. Facilities will include a pool, gym, four treatment rooms, relaxation area, outdoor hot tub, steam rooms and an “experience” shower.
In other news from the group, the new-build Hotel Verta in London’s Battersea is now expected to open in the middle of the year, although no date has yet been set.
For more information visit vonessenhotels.co.uk.
Report by Michelle Mannion