Fit for purpose
Set over two floors, the 3,000sqm spa provides 15 treatment rooms as well as a dedicated beauty lounge for manicures, pedicures and makeup, and Champneys’ first barbershop. Guests can enjoy healthy snacks in the Spa Café as well as nutritious dining in the 60-seat Raffaella’s spa restaurant, named after Stephen’s daughter, which offers views over the grounds.
“We paid particular attention to the design of the extensive fitness areas, which include a beautiful timber-lined gym with full-height glazing overlooking a terrace; a reflective pool; a spin studio; and the first-floor Panoramic studio,” explains Bayes.
As at all Champneys spas, the healing benefits of water are at the heart of Mottram Hall’s wellness offer. “We are especially proud of the thermal suite in the pool area,” says Bayes. “This has been created with lots of glass and interesting lighting. The thermal suite, supplied by Dalesauna, places a deliberate focus on bringing the outside in with slot windows looking to the gardens and onto the pool, creating a unique sense of space.”
“Sparcstudio has delivered such a great design here,” praises Purdew. “Their attention to detail is exceptional. It was a real challenge, not only rebuilding spaces but also refurbishing them, which is sometimes much more challenging than starting from scratch. “It’s just incredible what we have achieved with the space. My favourite area is our new Technogym equipped gym. It’s such a beautiful space, lined with trees and very different from most gyms.”