Fishmore Hall SPAshellTM
Leading spa consultancy, SPA Creators, unveiled in October 2016 their new ECO modular spa solution for UK luxury hotels at Fishmore Hall, Shropshire.
With over 20 years experience in designing spas for hotels, the company is passionate about the creation of spa facilities for luxury hotels and residential spas. SPAshellTM is a fully turnkey solution using the latest pod-building technology which is built off-site and delivered to the client. Once installed, it is commissioned and operational in less than 10 days to enable hotel owners with no prior spa experience or knowledge to deliver a luxury experience for guests staying at their hotel.
Offering two modular pod size options the new design is well suited for sites that may have issues with space and the cost of a full build. As SPAshellTM is pre-designed to suit the existing space it will be delivered and installed fully fitted. The ECO modular spa is approved to the highest building standards needed within the UK for any spa enterprise. As part of the SPAshellTM development is the provision by SPA Creators of a five year management support contract, including full IT systems and management expertise that will be available on site as well as web based KPI performance management activity. The opening of the new spa solution within Fishmore Hall is an incredibly exciting opportunity which will allow the boutique hotel to offer more for their guests.
Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned hotel within a Shropshire country house set in the town of Ludlow. The beautifully restored Georgian house has 15 luxurious contemporary bedrooms and designer bathrooms available for guests to stay in. The Regency-style hotel was launched in 2007 and has since earned a 3AA Rosette with its restaurant ‘Forelles’. The restaurant is headed by previous Welsh chef of the year Andrew Birch and uses ingredients sourced from local producers in the Shropshire Marches.
The bedrooms themselves have been individually styled to make it as comfortable and luxurious as possible for those that stay. Large sash windows allow guests to enjoy the view of Shropshire’s rolling countryside from spacious rooms. The rooms feature a flat screen TV with freeview, free wi-fi and wired broadband as well as coffee and teas from Cafe du Monde and Ronnefeldt, and homemade biscuits from their chef. The bathrooms have a range of luxuries such as huge walk-in showers with waterfall shower heads and double-ended baths. The hotel provides Molton Brown toiletries as well as bathrobes and slippers for guests to relax with in the comfort of their own rooms. There is a lift that reaches both floors and the ground floor suite is designed with wide doorways as well as a spacious shower room for those that need it.
The spa itself is built within the hotel’s garden, surrounding it with lovely greenery that enhances the relaxing atmosphere of the spa. For this SPAshellTM, two treatment pods were selected which house four treatment rooms in total with two rooms per pod. The two rooms can be turned into double rooms with their sliding acoustic partition door. The spa has a unisex changing area with two private changing areas in addition to disabled toilets and locker space.
Clad in low maintenance Siberian Larch Wood, with its natural resistance to decay, the spa is made to the highest of standards in order to create space that will last. The central pod has a reception that features a juice bar and also has a small back-of-house storage area and kitchen. The treatment rooms are fully equipped treatment rooms with an electrical treatment couch and furnished with therapist equipment.
It has under floor heating throughout and thermal suites, which include a Starpool sauna and Steam room, to boost guests’ relaxation experience with stylish and sophisticated Italian designed sauna and steam rooms. Each SPAshellTM includes a commercially-graded outdoor vitality pool, made from beautiful cedar wood materials with bucket shower and monsoon drench showers.
The spa has the luxury British brand Elemis as their in-house brand with treatments provided using the Skin Energising Biotech system. It also offers a wide range of treatments for Fishmore Hall guests including the traditional facials, massages, scrubs and wraps, and manicures and pedicures. They also offer unique treatments such as Biotech facials and Lava Shell massages which are also available pregnant women.