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Unique new spa design revealed for Woburn Forest

Press Release   •   Feb 05, 2014 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs has today revealed the design of the new Aqua Sana Spa at Woburn Forest. This new spa will set the benchmark for high quality social spas in the UK and beyond, taking the Aqua Sana World of Spa to a new level. This will be a state-of-the-art spa, the only one of its kind in Europe, evolved from the award-winning spas already a success at Center Parcs’ other four Villages.

Inspired by nature and combining different approaches from many of the leading European spas with the latest innovations, there are six unique spas to journey through, all within the World of Spa. The six spas are; Fire and Ice, Mineral and Gemstone, Blossom, Herbal, Sensory and Salt; each one with a variety of multi-sensory experience rooms, two of which are the first of their kind in the world. There will also be an outdoor infinity pool looking out across stunning forest views.

With more than a decade of experience in the spa industry, Center Parcs has developed the Aqua Sana concept keeping nature at the heart of the design. Leading spa designers Schletterer Wellness & Spa Design and Sparc Studio were tasked with bringing the brief to life and have been working on the project for a number of years.

Don Camilleri, Woburn Construction Director said:

“We have looked at the latest spa innovations from spas from all over Europe and developed this with our passion for nature to create a unique concept for our new spa. We have also worked with the best designers and suppliers in the spa industry who were carefully selected to bring this new concept to life. This is going to be the biggest, most innovative spa we have ever created, a concept that has evolved from the success of our existing Aqua Sanas.”

As well as 25 experience rooms there are also 22 treatment rooms with products from Elemis, Decléor and Bliss as well as Serail Suite for couples’ mud treatments. There will be a variety of treatments available including the Elemis Pro Intense Lift Effect Facial and the Decleor Mind and Body Re-energiser.

Heading up the new Aqua Sana team at Woburn Forest is Donna McKee (Aqua Sana Manager for Woburn Forest) who has more than nine years of experience within the industry.

“I’m really excited about Aqua Sana Woburn Forest, the chance to create a brand new spa and a new team to bring it to life is an exhilarating prospect. The spa is going to be truly first class. I am already busy building the team of 80 people it will take to manage and run the spa including more than 50 Therapists. We look forward to welcoming our first visitors soon.”

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is due to open in the spring and will bring the Aqua Sana experience closer to people in London and the South East. Just 50 minutes from London St Pancras direct by train, the new spa will be the perfect place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Center Parcs short break guests will be able to book a spa session and treatments as part of their break from 5th February 2014 for breaks within six months. Spa sessions start from £35 per person.

Spa Days for guests who don’t have a Center Parcs short break booked will be available to book for dates after 7th July. Spa Days start from £69 per person.

Luxury Spa Breaks will be available to book from 30th June. Luxury Spa Breaks start from £249 per person per night.

For more information or to make a booking, visit: www.aquasana.co.uk or call: 03448 266 205.

There are still lots of job opportunities available at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest, for more information, visit: www.centerparcscareers.co.uk

Notes to editors

There are five Aqua Sanas in the UK, each nestled within Center Parcs forests and offering a wide variety of spa experiences from around the world.

The six spas of Aqua Sana Woburn Forest are;

The Fire & Ice Spa

Stimulate your body and refresh your mind through the interplay of fire and ice. Juxtaposing soothing heat and invigorating ice helps to relax your muscles and mind. Western and Chinese medicine both recognise that moving back and forth from hot to cool is an effective way to soothe and revive you.

Stone SaunaThe dry heat of a sauna meets the humidity of a steam bath with cooled stones and tiles to help you rest here for longer than in traditional saunas.

Lava-Volcano Sauna

Relax your muscles with intense heat to start improving circulation. A hot, dry sauna with lava design influences; welcome to the earth’s core for vitality.

Snow & Ice Room

Invigorate yourself by rubbing ice over your warmed body. Juxtaposing heat and cold is proven to help your overall wellbeing.

Rain Walk

A multi-sensory shower walk revitalises you by stimulating your entire body. Step into a tropical rainforest to feel refreshed after spa rooms.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

Fire Relaxation Lounge

Resting your body between experiences and treatments is just as important to achieve deep relaxation. Cosy up next to an ultramodern fireplace, its crackling flames restoring you.

The Blossom Spa

An aesthetic inspiration, this spa uplifts your spirit. The aroma of floral essences and beautiful design relax your body and balance your energy. Subtle changes will emerge as layers of multi-sensory effects gently shift your heart and mind, embracing you into deeper relaxation.

Blossom Steam Room

The colours of flowers change your mood in this blossom inhalation steam bath. Glowing backlit stools entice you to absorb flower essences in a soothing room.

Rain Walk

A multi-sensory shower walk revitalises you by stimulating your entire body. Step into a tropical rainforest to feel refreshed after spa rooms.

Blossom Relaxation Lounge

Surrender fully to soothing gentle jasmine in soft welcoming lounge chairs. Let colour therapy and rest unite the effects of your experiences here.

Blossom Heat Room

Let the essences of flowers embrace you, gently restoring your spirit. Undulating walls, mild heat and humidity keep you here longer to absorb the benefits.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

The Herbal Spa

Relax in a comprehensive and powerful way. Modern and beautiful rooms uplift your spirit and open your mind. Vitality washes over you completely for deep relaxation. Herbs can nurture the soul while they soothe and relax your body.

Herbal Inhalation Baths

Find relaxation as well as stimulation in two steam cabins dedicated to each purpose. Sit back, relax and recharge through the powers of herbs.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

Herbal Sauna

You begin to unwind and feel the healing effects even as you enter. Fragrant herbs and colour display sequence soothe your soul as you appreciate beauty.

Herbal Relaxation Lounge

To fully recharge, you must have ample rest. Revitalise your spirit surrounded by the inspiring green and other hues of herbs. Be present. Unwind.

The Sensory Spa

An Aqua Sana world-first you’ll never forget. Spa experiences with full-body, multi-sensory stimulation delight and inspire you. Your mind is kept active, regenerating your spirit at a deeply psychological level. This space allows you to explore the range from meditative to stimulating, restoring harmony and relieving your body from stress.

Aqua Meditation Room

Water and fluid patterns are not only beautiful to watch, they are deeply relaxing. A comfortable temperature, humidity and ambience offer profoundly restorative benefits.

Sensory Experience (world first)

Unlike any spa experience anywhere in the world. Many innovative elements work together so you experience the four seasons during a multi-sensory sequence. Ensuring your whole body feels the sounds, colours, scents and temperature of each season. A truly fascinating sensory journey.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

The Mineral & Gemstone Spa

Discover how minerals can relax you, and leave you feeling recharged. Minerals soothe the skin, detox pores, melt stress away and calm the mind. Crystals and gemstones emanate strong yet subtle power to your entire body and soul.

Mineral Steam Bath

Slowly open up your pores to feel the relaxing benefits of minerals. Heat, steam then shower sequences help you revitalise in a calming mineral way.

Thunder & Rain Walk

A multi-sensory shower walk revitalises you by stimulating your entire body. Step into a tropical rainforest to feel refreshed after spa rooms.

Mineral Relaxation Lounge

Feel rose quartz heal your soul as you curl up in a stylish ball chair. Let its warm glow wash over you and gently open your mind.

Mineral Room (world first)

Energise your senses and calm your nerves as varying minerals infuse the air, cradled by refreshing lemongrass you recharge from inside-out. Mineral salts enter your pores gently, restoring you with the calming effects that trace elements have on your body and emotions.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

Crystal Steam Bath

Steam and rose aromatherapy work together to help you mellow out completely. Total humidity and crystal power soothe and recharge.

The Salt Spa

Cleanse the body and mind so you feel completely renewed. Salt soothes and invigorates – detox your system, soften your skin and breathe life in – and, as you purify, your outlook brightens as well. Clean lines and simplicity rule here. Open up to find you’re ready to take on the world anew.

Salt Sauna

Himalayan salt and ionised air opens up pores and perspectives. Calm tensions, relieve worries and find your energies refocused.

Experience Showers

Lock in the healing from each spa experience with immersive hydrotherapy. Rinse off stress and feel revitalised to continue your spa journey.

Salt Inhalation Room

Zone out with your head cocooned in a relaxing environment. Ionised Himalayan salt air soothes and softens.

Salt Steam Room

A large modern room with sophisticated mosaics purifies and inspires you. Release your daily stresses as salt vapours refresh your ambitions and attitude.

Salt Relaxation Lounge

Beautiful hues of blue soothe mind and spirit. Lie back and unwind completely.

Reflexology Footbaths

Forget your worries by preparing your body for your spa visit here. The bubbles stimulate reflex zones on the bottom of your feet which relaxes the whole body.

Infinity Pool

Cool off or find utter relaxation when you enjoy our heated outdoor pool in the heart of the forest. Bask in the fresh air and take in the views, floating and forgetting the world.

Zen Garden

The open calm of our Zen Garden promotes peace and serenity. Reflexology stones combine meditative walk and foot massage.

Contact information

Jessica Marshall-Pearce, Press Officer

Telephone: 01623 821723

Email: jessica.marshall-pearce@centerparcs.co.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire which opened to guests on 6 June 2014
  2. As the leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%
  3. Center Parcs offers weekend, (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks and welcomes over 1.7 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return
  4. The Center Parcs concept is to provide a range of high quality accommodation, shops, restaurants and exceptional leisure facilities, carefully nestled amongst 400 acres of protected forest environment
  5. This concept originated in Holland in 1967, with the first UK Center Parcs opening in 1987. Center Parcs is now a separate entity in the UK, owned by The Blackstone Group
  6. Center Parcs has been awarded the following accolades since 2008: the Green Business Award for Biodiversity Protection, Visit Britain 5 Star Rating, Hospitality Assured, Biodiversity Benchmark - Land Management, Carbon Trust Standard, Good Spa Guide Award, ISO14001, Investors in People
  7. Center Parcs has recently been announced ‘Best Family Holiday Provider’ in the Tommy’s Awards for the eleventh year in a row