Hotel Chain Launches Wellness Retreat

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The new spa at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel includes therapeutic thermal experiences.

A popular hotel in Cheshire has undergone a £2 million makeover to upgrade its spa and wellness facilities.

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa in Chester, which originated as a 1930s manor house, has been transformed into a luxury spa destination.

The new Vital Health & Wellbeing Club includes a selection of therapeutic thermal experiences featuring an aroma steam room, rock sauna, ice fountain, experience shower, two foot spas, rasul mud therapy and holistic wellness therapies.

The project was completed by pool and spa specialists Alba Pools, based in Angus, Scotland. Due to tight deadlines, the extensive work was carried out while the hotel remained fully operational, and the spa was only closed for a period of four weeks, causing minimal disruption.

Jeanette Jones, Macdonald Hotels managing director for leisure and spa said: “This is an exceptional new spa facility which really does set new standards in spa and wellness for the North West. “Guests will be able to enjoy the finest treatments and experiences – it really is the ultimate wellness retreat.”

Other facilities at the hotel include a spa café, a dedicated nail and aroma bar area, an 18-metre indoor swimming pool with poolside sauna and steam room and a state of the art gymnasium with a private consultation area and a studio.