Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Announces £2 million Investment in Guests’ Improved Health & Wellbeing

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the privately owned Scottish hotel group with 45 properties nationwide today announces its Q2 investment programme which will further position the group as leaders in the healthy hotel category, catering specifically for residential and leisure visitors’ health and wellbeing. 

This £2 million plus investment comprises new developments at selected sites including the substantial redevelopment of a new Club and spa in the North West, the installation of new fitness technology and equipment and upgrades to spa and leisure facilities at other key properties.

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Heading the investment is the £1.4 million investment at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel in Chester which will see the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club undergo a full upgrade and spa extension for launch in June 2014.  The new club will boast an 18 metre refurbished swimming pool, a poolside sauna and steam room, 12 spa treatment rooms, full spa thermal suite including, aroma steam room, rock sauna, ice fountain, experience shower, two foot spas, salt infusion room, RASUL mud therapy, dark and light relaxation areas, a Zen garden, a Spa Café, a dedicated nail and aroma bar area, and a state of the art gymnasium with a private consultation area and a studio.  This development will further position Macdonald Craxton Wood as one of the North West’s Premier 4 star hotels.

£450,000 will be invested in the upgrade and replacement of Technogym equipment at eight Vital Health & Wellbeing Clubs including: Macdonald Berystede, Macdonald Bath Spa, Macdonald Marine, Macdonald Cardrona, Macdonald Alveston Manor, Macdonald Houstoun, Macdonald Crutherland and Macdonald Craxton Wood.  This will enable Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to offer its leisure club members the highest standard of fitness equipment to help motivate and achieve their own fitness and wellbeing goals.

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A further £240,000 investment has been committed to a full refit of the leisure and spa changing rooms at Macdonald Holyrood and an upgrade to the leisure and spa changing areas at Macdonald Houstoun .

Announcing the investment and development programme, Managing Director Leisure & Spa, Jeanette Jones says: “Our spa and wellbeing facilities have become an integral part of the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts brand and one which our guests are becoming increasingly more knowledgeable about.  Whether our guest is a resident, day spa visitor or leisure club member, we want to make sure they have the appropriate level of services and facilities available to them to achieve their own health, fitness and wellbeing goals.  We are committing a serious amount of investment ongoing to this area of our business in order to further position ourselves as leading hotels in spa and wellbeing.”

For a full list of Macdonald Spa Hotels please visit www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/spa-fitness

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