A new £2m spa in the centre of Harrogate, which was a week away from its official launch before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, is to reopen this weekend.
From Saturday, The Harrogate Spa – located in the grounds of the recently-refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel – will be offering a revised number of treatments and packages, which must be pre-booked.
These include two half day spa specials, the “Morning Retreat” and “Afternoon Delight”. Both four hours in length, they feature either a 50-minute treatment, or two 25-minutes treatments, afternoon tea or lunch and use of the swimming pool and spa pool.
Signing up to the UK Spa Community promise, a series of measures have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of both clients and staff.
The Harrogate Spa Director Lynn Roach said: “We are very excited to be reopening our doors this weekend, and very much looking forward to being able to pamper guests once again.
“Whilst we can’t offer all our services or facilities at the moment, it is still going to be a fabulous experience, and one that is guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate.
“Harrogate’s fame as a spa town dates back to the 16th Century, and the life-enhancing properties of the Sulphur wells began attracting visitors from all over the world to ‘take the waters’.
“The Harrogate Spa is continuing this centuries-old tradition in a fantastic setting with top of the range products, superb facilities and brilliant therapists. Whilst we can’t wait for Saturday to come, we are counting down the days when we can fully reopen.”
In 2016, the Majestic Hotel was purchased by the Cairn Group who announced a major £15m investment programme to enable the 184-bedroom property to become the town’s first DoubleTree by Hilton.
At the same time, and to capitalise on the town’s spa heritage, it began transforming the leisure club into the new £2m The Harrogate Spa.
Before the pandemic it was offering a range of therapeutic thermal experiences, including a spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, rasul, experience shower and ice fountain.
It also boasts a 12.5m indoor pool and six treatment rooms, two of which are double, tranquil relaxation lounge, spa café and terrace, fully equipped gym and studio.