New luxury spa opens at Yorkshire Dales hotel

The Coniston Spa The Coniston Spa
The above photographs appear by courtesy of the Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

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The Yorkshire Dales's newest spa has now opened today at the region's "hotel of the year". The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate - which was voted "Large Hotel of the Year" in Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2014 White Rose Awards - has developed the spa to complement existing facilities at what is now widely recognised one of the north of England’s leading hotels.

Nine months in development, the new Coniston Spa is located adjacent to the 71-bedroom hotel, and is expected to create at least 35 new jobs for the local market. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a 15m indoor swimming pool, thermal suite, gym, dance studio, 8 spa treatment rooms, relaxation area and a stunning outdoor spa pool and terrace.

The spa also offers members and hotel guests a spa dining area called "Nourish" whose chefs will serve a special menu throughout the day created in consultation with celebrity author, dietician and naturopath Elizabeth Peyton-Jones.

The Coniston Spa The Coniston Hotel
The above photograph appears by courtesy of the Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

There are already well over 200 members of the spa, and local residents who join before Christmas 2015 will receive a wide range of benefits including use of all the spa’s facilities, a gym induction and fitness test, an introductory spa treatment, two guest passes, free WiFi access, and discounts off hotel and spa services, including treatments, food and accommodation. Product and treatment houses selected for the spa include "Aromatherapy Associates", "Jessica Nails" and "Kissed by Mii".

Leading the team at the Coniston Spa is general manager Sam Wilson, who has worked in spas throughout the world, including the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. She has had experience as a spa director for the five star Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and has also worked as a spa manager on some of the world’s leading cruise ships, including Holland America, Princess, Regency, Disney and Royal Caribbean Cruiselines.

Says Michael Bannister, one of the hotel's owners, "We are delighted to open the Coniston Spa today, the first day of National Spa Week. Taking The Coniston from a small hotel and farm shop to one of the north of England’s top country resorts has been a labour of love, and to a large extent the spa is the piece that completes the jigsaw for our guests, local residents and dedicated staff."

The Coniston Spa

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[News item based on press release supplied by the Coniston Hotel, posted November 2015.]

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