The Scotland-based hotel group is looking to strengthen its foothold in the spa market with the development and extension of the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club, which Leisure & Spa managing director Jeanette Jones says is another move in the right direction for the business.
“We’re very excited to announce this investment at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel,” said Jones. “It is just one step further towards our plan to further our role in health & wellbeing.
“Since investing into Inchyra Hotel & Spa, we’ve seen a huge increase in the demand for health, wellbeing and leisure facilities. It is important that all of our spa hotels provide our guests with a top quality experience from start to finish.”
The £1.4m investment will see the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club undergo a full upgrade and spa extension. The new club will boast an 18-metre refurbished swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, poolside sauna and steam room, 12 spa treatment rooms and a full spa thermal suite.
Meanwhile, the four-star Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel has undergone a significant refurbishment of its public areas and meeting rooms. Unveiled earlier this month, the investment saw the bar and lounge benefit from a design transformation.
Sam Aziz, general manager at Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, said: “The unveiling of our refurbishment has already been very well received by guests and business delegates.
“We pride ourselves on continually keeping the guest comfort at the forefront of everything we do and this investment further guarantees our guests have the best experience possible whatever the purpose of their stay.”
Upgrades have also been made to the spa and treatment rooms and new ‘Technogym’ equipment is due for installation in next month.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has steadily and successfully expanded from its beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately owned hotel group. Last year, the business was awarded the AA Hotel Group of the Year and it currently operates over 45 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain.