Rudding Park Launches a World Destination Spa in the Heart of Yorkshire
17th May 2017
IFB member Rudding Park, Harrogate’s leading family-owned luxury hotel, has recently launched a new £9.5 million spa development, bringing a world destination spa to the heart of Yorkshire and recapturing Harrogate’s spa town heritage. Drawing natural waters from the local grounds, the new Rudding Park Spa was designed to capture and reflect the beauty of its natural surroundings.
"Our philosophy is to continually invest in the business to ensure that the physical products offered are of the highest quality and to ensure we are offering new experiences for our guests" says Matthew Mackaness, family owner and Director at Rudding Park.
Rudding Park was acquired in 1972 by the Mackaness family who, since then, has continuously invested in the family business, bringing new facilities and developments for their customers.
"It is important not to stand still, to move with the times and to challenge systems and processes. This is filtered to all staff, who are all encouraged to do the same and try and make a difference every day" continues Matthew.
Rudding Park Spa includes a rooftop spa and, for the first time in the UK, a rooftop garden curated by horticulturalist Matthew Wilson, an expert in his field who regularly appears on Gardener’s Question Time on BBC Radio 4.
The Roof Top Spa features a Hydrotherapy Infinity Pool drawing guests outdoors and a Panoramic Sauna infused with seasonal scents of flora and fauna, which both overlook the beautifully landscaped gardens of Rudding Park. The project's partners have been carefully selected and include organic products and treatments, technologically advanced and results driven skincare solutions, remedies based on the five-element theory of Chinese medicine, as well as Jennifer Young’s range which brings the world of beauty to those living with and beyond cancer.
Peter Banks, Managing Director of Rudding Park, commented “We are immensely proud of what the revolutionary Rudding Park Spa will bring, not only to the hotel and our guests, but to both Harrogate and Yorkshire as leading UK tourism destinations. Rudding Park Spa has been twelve years in the making and I’m delighted to see the team’s hard work come to fruition”.
I am very proud that Rudding Park Spa is in Yorkshire. Rudding Park is a flagship in the region and this new development only adds to the hotel's beauty and value to the local community
Emma Simpson, Jack Pennington
Don't miss the unique chance to visit Rudding Park and its new Spa with Matthew Mackaness, as part of IFB National Conference 2017 Learning Journeys. Find out more here.