The new spa at Sopwell House is preparing to open its doors this summer, following a £14m investment project.
Cottonmill is a new three-storey, private members spa, which will offer two tiers of memberships to both hotel guests and non-residents when it opens in a few months’ time.
Cottonmill will automatically be available for use by hotel guests and facilities include two vitality pools, a sauna, steam room and relaxation areas, as well as a gym, relaxation room, dining space and treatment rooms.
Access to the more premium, The Club at Cottonmill, will be on offer for hotel residents for an extra charge.
Features within The Club at Cottonmill comprise a thermal suite with four new steam rooms and saunas, a deep relaxation room, whisper room and garden room.
Cottonmill has partnered with ELEMIS, ESPA and Aromatherapy Associates, with signature treatments based around the ‘soothing and healing powers of sand and water’.
The spa will also be the first in the UK to introduce treatments on an Amber & Quartz Crystal Bed, which delivers thermal therapy by immersing the body in hot sand.
Specific treatments will include Cottonmill Sound & Sand, during which the bed gently vibrates while singing bowls are chimed, and the ELEMIS Quartz Poultice Massage, which incorporates warm quartz poultices to increase circulation and release tense muscles.
Water massages have also been created with the Vichy massage shower.
Cottonmill will also be home to the rose relaxation room, where walls are lined with acoustic ‘petals’ and zones are divided by rose-tinted glass screens.
Dressing rooms feature Tom Dixon marble wall lights, with stone heated flooring and Dornbracht showers and Dyson Supersonic hairdryers.
Award-winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has curated the look of Cottonmill’s spa garden
Construction on the epic new Sopwell House spa and 430 metre outdoor spa garden began in 2017 and once complete, will bring a dramatic revenue increase to the business, which already turns over £15m.
Sopwell House is run by the Bejerano family, headed up by brothers Rafi and Alon, and was first opened in 1986 by their father Abraham.
The property is home to 128 bedrooms and suites including 16 individually designed Mews Suites.
There is also a 2 AA rosette restaurant, brasserie, conservatory bar, cocktail lounge and 14 conference rooms.
Angelina Chua was appointed general manager in November 2018.