Katie Baker joins Marquis Suffolk as spa and wellness director

The Marquis in Suffolk is undergoing a £15m expansion scheduled to open in July 2024


By Wendy Golledge

16 January 2024

Katie Baker has been appointed spa and wellness director at Marquis Spa by Marquis Suffolk.

The hotel is undergoing extensive expansion to create additional facilities including a subterranean spa and Italian gardens. It is scheduled to open in July 2024.

Baker joins the project team from the Spa at Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk, which she set up in the height of the Covid pandemic. Her experience including working as part of the pre-opening team for the £30m Lifehouse Spa in Essex and eight years lecturing in beauty at Colchester Institute.

Baker also holds a teaching degree, an assessor’s award and an internal quality assurance qualification.

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“My role at the new Marquis Spa at Marquis Suffolk will be to ensure guests have the most memorable experience, partnering with exclusive brands to create treatments and spa experiences. I am committed to delivering a five-star experience to every guest.”

Katie Baker

Spa and wellness director, The Marquis

“I have a wealth of experience within luxury spas and I believe training is vital for a spa’s continued success,” continues Baker. “Only by investing in our staff will we be able to deliver the most exceptional treatments.”

Subterranean Italian-inspired spa

The new Marquis Spa will include one double and two single treatment rooms, a manicure area, spa lounge, sauna and hot tub.

Designed for 12 guests, the subterranean Italian-inspired vaulted spa will offer an indoor and outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking over the picturesque Brett Valley.

Each guest will be offered their own personal bag, amenities, lockers and sumptuous day bed around the hand-crafted vaulted pool.

A spa under construction
The new Marquis Spa is currently under construction and scheduled to open in July ©Tim Charles Photography

“Katie comes to us highly recommended and with a wealth of knowledge,” says Steven O’Leary, owner of the Marquis Suffolk.

“Her professionalism, expertise and passion for the spa industry has been a breath of fresh air and her commitment to excellence will create an unforgettable experience for guests.

“She has been instrumental in providing guidance and advice throughout the development, which has made it easier for us to embark on this new business venture with confidence.”

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