From: Selected Treats,
Essex’s Lifehouse Spa and Hotel has announced a partnership with indulgent skincare brand ESPA. The luxury product company and soon to be re-launched spa are partnering up with the aim of providing high-end, ethically sound services in a stunning rural setting.
Lifehouse - an 89 bedroom, 90,000 square foot, two storey contemporary spa set within 130 acres of land – originally opened in December 2010. After the spa’s owners Tangram Leisure went into administration last year, Thorpe Hall Leisure purchased the venue and a new management team are now overseeing operations within the Essex resort.
The facilities at the Lifehouse spa include 35 treatment rooms and a thermal spa area, as well as a swimming pool, manicure and pedicure stations, hairdressing salon, gym, yoga/pilates studio and a spa boutique, which will now be selling ESPA products.
ESPA’s green philosophy means that the brand is against animal testing and works with natural, sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients in an effort to provide long-term soothing nourishment for skin. This established approach is designed to work alongside Lifehouse’s remodelled focus on providing a holistic retreat from city life.
The partnership forms part of a year-long campaign by ESPA, in which the brand has teamed up with cultural institutions (including the Serpentine Gallery in London) and experiental brands. On announcing the new partnership with Lifehouse, ESPA’s founder and CEO Susan Harmsworth said:
"We feel proud to announce our partnership with the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, which we consider to be a unique and exciting spa situated in magnificent surroundings."
“The Lifehouse has huge potential to be a first-class spa and hotel," added Thorpe Hall Leisure’s owners, Donald Emslie and Peter Murphy.
"Our philosophy is that Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is a place to get your life back in balance [with] a holistic view about how guests can use the facilities to maximum benefit”
The official re-launch of the hotel and spa will take place next month (September 2012), so if you’re looking to book in for some R&R within easy reach of the capital, you haven’t got long to wait...
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