What makes it Elysium standard?
- A brand new adult only spa within the hotel grounds
- A partnership with Bollinger to create a beautiful Champagne bar in the spa
- Facilities and treatments that take inspiration from the elements
- Signature spa treatments using herbs and grape juice harvested from their own grounds
Carden Park has always been home to a beautifully kept health club, which hotel guests and their families have access to whenever they stay, complete with a gym, fitness classes, a pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, bucket shower and sun shower. However, in 2019 they raised the game of the spa industry in the UK by adding a dedicated, standalone spa within the hotel grounds as well. An entirely separate, adult-only experience, the new spa fuses luxury and holistic wellbeing with the latest in contemporary design and facilities, brought together in a manner that’s sympathetic to its natural surroundings and taking inspiration from the elements.
A two-storey building with a wide range of pools and thermal facilities, it is accompanied by a 2,500 square metre spa garden. Wanting guests to experience both the indoors and outdoors all year round, the spa has panoramic views of the grounds throughout, but the team have also worked thoughtfully to make sure that the garden facilities are useable, whatever the weather. A partnership with Bollinger has ensured the presence of a beautiful Champagne bar, alongside indoor and outdoor thermal facilities. A spa restaurant means that the day spa is somewhere you can visit in its own right, separate to the hotel, as well as being somewhere you can spend the whole day.
Treatments have also been considered right from the design stage of the spa. Working hand-in-hand with Elemental Herbology, a British brand whose ethos draws on the five element theory, not only have they designed a signature treatment using herbs grown in the hotel’s own garden, but facilities have incorporated the element concept as well. Details, for example, include metal hot tubs sunk into the earth and a wooden sauna with an earthen roof. Further incorporating the location with the spa experience, as the hotel has its own vineyard on site, the team are harvesting grape juice to mix with their clay masks for an entirely unique experience connected to the environment.