Gisborough Hall unveils plans for multi-million pound spa development

Kim Yardley and Nick Holmes

Gisborough Hall on the tip of the North York Moors has announced details plans to create a new multi-million pound woodland spa, due to open at the end of 2018.

The family-owned hotel, which earlier this year became fully independent for the first time in its 15-year history, will start work on the development later this year or early next year with a view to have the spa in operation by Christmas 2018.

The new space will include an 18-meter indoor pool, an outdoor hydro-pool, a variety of heat experiences, nine treatment rooms, a gym and a fitness studio. The new spa will offer a full range of spa days and membership packages, as well as providing the facilities to all hotel residents.

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Gisborough Hall’s management team plan to create around 38 full-time and 28 part-time new jobs with the opening of the spa.

Kim Yardley, general manager of Gisborough Hall, said: “Our Revival Zone spa at Gisborough Hall has always been popular but it’s just not big enough for the demand that we have. What’s more we’re now in a position to build on our current offer and make both Gisborough Hall and the surrounding area an international destination for business and leisure.”

Nick Holmes, a non-executive director at Gisborough, added: “The spa industry is growing rapidly throughout the UK but particularly in North of England which already boasts some of the finest, award-winning spas. The hotel has a superb location and the addition of an outstanding spa facility can only enhance its reputation both regionally and nationally. We also want to put Guisborough as a town on the map as a go-to destination which, in turn, brings people to the region and helps to boost the local economy.

“Our 15th anniversary year is the ideal time to make this investment which is creating a lot of excitement and we hope to be able to share more plans in the coming months.”

Gisborough Hall will remain open as normal throughout the spa development.

The AA four-star hotel is home to the 2 AA Rosette Chaloner’s Restaurant, a Revival Zone spa, 71 bedrooms and ‘G’ Bar and Bistro, as well as a ballroom, conservatory and events’ spaces and its traditional drawing room and inner hall.

A number of investment plans have been getting underway to mark Gisborough Hall’s 15th anniversary year, including a new in-house reservations team, the refurbishment of the meeting facilities and the appointment of a ‘welcome host’. In addition, over £30k has recently been invested in new technology, including a new website and customer WiFi.

Gisborough Hall dates back to 1857 and the Grade II-listed country house was fully restored in 2002 following investment by the Gisborough family, who privately own the hotel.

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