Many thoughtful touchpoints demonstrate the spa’s commitment to wellbeing and sustainability. “Instead of giving our guests plastic cups for water, we have sourced My Copper Cup Wellness Ayurvedic water butts, which are embedded with healing gem stones and placed throughout the spa,” says Jane. “Not only does copper cleanse the water and keep it ‘alive’, it’s so good for people with inflammation and arthritis.
“These beautiful water butts carry gemstones and healing inscriptions that encourage our guests to take a mindfulness ritual when drinking the water.”
Located directly opposite Three Graces, Grantley Hall’s extensive ELITE gym and performance centre, is quite extraordinary. Here, an unprecedented level of investment into the latest pioneering equipment, assessment technology and professional training services outshines even the most luxurious five-star hotel gyms.
Tapping into Yorkshire’s lucrative Golden Triangle, between Harrogate, York and North Leeds, ELITE is looking to attract a new wave of companies implementing positive workplace wellbeing programmes that optimise health, mental resilience and leadership skills. “Our ELITE team is trained to the highest level of fitness – they are here to inspire,” explains Andrew McPherson.
Designed to give the hotel a significant edge, ELITE’s talented personal trainers are ready to welcome a new generation of guests looking to make significant gains to their health and fitness. Set over two floors, ELITE features the latest gym equipment from LifeFitness and HammerStrength.
Beyond reception, there are separate gym workout spaces, an area for spinning, yoga and Pilates classes, and a special room designed by Sporting Edge UK that provides an altitude-controlled environment for endurance training. A dedicated hotel suite directly above also offers this function, so those staying for altitude training programmes can benefit from a complete solution.
“ELITE is an acronym of ‘Executive Luxury Innovative Training Excellence,’ explains Andrew. “In a nutshell, that describes exactly what we do, but we’re not just here for elite athletes. It’s the mindset of being elite, it’s how you want to view your wellness and wellbeing. You can be an elite amateur or professional.”
ELITE is split into three zones: the Executive Gym, the Strength and Conditioning Gym, and a dedicated health and performance area that supports both gyms, giving the team leading technology and tools to set and track fitness goals.