Von Essen to boost spa offering

1 Feb 2010 by BusinessTraveller

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.

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Report by Michelle Mannion

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