Hoteliers Peter and Lana de Savary are to open the UK’s first ‘Hobbit Spa’ at their newest acquisition The Eastbury Hotel, in the summer of 2019.
The couple, who exchanged contracts on the Sherbourne property in January this year, have invested a significant amount in upgrading the Grade-II listed hotel’s public areas and bedrooms over the last few months, and have now unveiled plans to launch a new spa next year.
The refurbishment, headed up by the de Savarys and interior designer Kathleen Fraser has included the addition of a new snooker room and the conversion of three new bedrooms to take the total number of guest rooms to 22.
New restaurant Seasons has also been launched, with a new more information House menu as well as a seven-course tasting menu, with the kitchen led by chef Matt Street.
Having been at the property for the last six years, Street has now been promoted to the role of executive chef and food & beverage director.
Opening in summer 2019 will be the ‘Hobbit House Spa’, situated in the garden, as well as a five new potting shed garden suites. The spa will be designed as a hobbit house, built from local stone and complete with sedum and moss roof and a circular doorway, and will comprise a spa, two treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room, exercise area and private relaxation space
Peter de Savary has 40 years’ experience of owning and operating luxury hotels and clubs within the UK and internationally.
Current hotels and inns in the collection include: Cary Arms & Spa, South Devon; The Bradley, Cheltenham; Merry Harrier, Surrey; Mount Cinnamon Resort, Grenada; and other UK hotels. Past projects have included: the St. James’s Clubs; Skibo Castle; Bovey Castle; Cherokee Plantation; Carnegie Abbey Club; the Abaco Club and the Old Swan & Minster Mill, amongst many others.