Work has started on the Aqua Sana Spa located in the heart of Center Parcs Longleat Forest. The refurbishment work on the Wiltshire-based woodland spa includes an extension of the spa building and transformation of the existing experience rooms from the World of Spa concept to a Forest Spa.
Aqua Sana opened at Center Parcs Longleat Forest in 2001, as the brand’s own spa for short break guests, with spa days being introduced a few years later. Now, the spa attracts 38,000 people for spa days each year as well as 35,000 Center Parcs guests for spa sessions, holding its own in the spa industry as a respected standalone spa brand.
Previously housing a World of Spa collection of 15 thermal and cooling spa experiences from around the globe, a number of treatment rooms and an outdoor spa pool, the spa will expand with all experiences and relaxation areas being changed into experiences which make more of nature.
The new experiences will celebrate the seasons, ice and frost, rainforest showers, hot springs and will stimulate the senses that would usually be awakened by being in a natural environment. There will also be experiences never seen before at Aqua Sana, exclusive to Longleat Forest, to be revealed.
The project stretches over five phases lasting 14 months, and will be complete in December this year. When the spa is complete, it will boast 25 experiences, all inspired by forests around the world from the steamy tropics to the icy arctic.
Kay Pennington, Aqua Sana Group Spa Manager said:
“The forest environment has inspired us to change the experiences we offer to make the most of nature. The reaction we have had from guests at Sherwood Forest when we altered the spa there last year to Forest Spa was incredible and we want to bring this great concept to Longleat Forest this year.
Where many spas may only have a spa pool, a handful of spa experience rooms and treatment menu, Aqua Sana Longleat Forest will have 25 spa experiences even before you even reach the extensive treatment menu. The beauty of an Aqua Sana spa day is that it should feel like yours with the ability to design your own spa journey. This really appeals to spa aficionados and first timers alike. We also have an incredible team who go above and beyond for our guests and they are already really excited about giving spa guests something new to try.”
Aqua Sana Longleat Forest is remaining open throughout the work with only a few experiences out of action at a time. The first set of new experiences are set to be complete in February with others to follow between March and December 2019.
Aqua Sana Longleat Forest is the second Aqua Sana to undergo the transformation from World of Spa to Forest Spa, after Sherwood Forest in 2017 with other light refurbishment work at the Elveden Forest and Whinfell Forest locations last year, which continue as World of Spa concepts. Aqua Sana Woburn Forest, which was the fifth spa to be created, opened its doors in 2014 and has six spa ‘zones’ inspired by nature and the elements.
Notes to Editors
- Aqua Sana has five spa locations across the UK: Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire (less than an hour from central London).
- Each spa is nestled within the forest, making them the perfect escape from the everyday, a place to get close to nature and spend time with someone special. Take in the beauty of the forest and listen to the soothing sounds of nature as you unwind in the outdoor heated pool. Each spa location boasts a variety of at least 15 spa experiences to try.
- Spa days at Aqua Sana currently start from £49 per person (based on a Twilight Spa experience for two people Monday – Thursday). For more information about Aqua Sana, visit: www.aquasana.co.uk