One year on from opening its doors, stylish boutique hotel No.15 Great Pulteney has now revealed its quirky new spa. Spa 15 has opened with four themed treatment rooms, a large cedar wood hot tub within exposed stone vaults, a barrel-shaped sauna, and separate steam room. The fortieth and final bedroom, The Hideout Suite, will have its own ‘spa experience’ bathroom with hot tub, sitting room, dressing room, and dedicated Sonos system. Each of the four treatment rooms has been individually designed by local up-and-coming artistic talent. Pottery Room: an eclectic, eye-catching collection of whimsical sculptures by Chantelle Raybould inspired by the ocean create a sense of fluidity and sit alongside Bethany Walmsley’s textural ceramic plates and sculptures and porcelain hands and ceramic sculptures by Ying Sheung Wong. The Sock Room: pinned to the white walls, to add a cosy, nostalgic feel, is Akane Ono’s ‘Sock Diary’. Bursting with originality, this collection of knitted socks is inspired by daily events in her personal life, each story illuminated by their accompanying hand-written tag. Guests can soak in Spa 15’s cedar wood hot tub or bask in the cylindrical sauna. Both are situated in a private corner of the spa to allow guests to completely switch off from the world and enjoy themselves in a peaceful, exposed stone setting.
Spa 15 uses holistic treatments from ila and Natura Bissé ranges and there are two signature treatments. The ila ‘Inner Peace’ which is designed to ‘feed the body and soul to re-balance’ and Natura Bissé ‘Time Out’, the restorative full-body treatment designed to soothe overworked muscles.
Coral Room: a 3D mixed-media coral reef sprawls across the ceiling, Deborah Kolumbus’ work emulates the sense of being under the sea. The stark white piece, made of silk, wool, paper, wire, plaster, plastic, and wax is inspired by Kolombus’ passion for environmental issues and is a poignant reminder of the growing loss of coral reefs around the world. The Tapestry Room: a warm, cocooning space where Emma Nicole Straw’s landscape-inspired tapestries adorn the walls, creating texture and depth in vibrant shades of burnt orange, blue and cream.