£500,000 project starts at Lancashire spa hotel

Awards: The Spa Hotel
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Work has begun on a £500,000 extension to an award-winning spa hotel in Lancashire.

The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, is being extended with the building of a restaurant “The Orangery”.

The Spa Hotel first opened its doors in August 2011 at the height of the recession to great acclaim.

Carole Pilling, Senior Accommodation Manager, said: “Over the last three years, with The Spa Hotel we’ve really enjoyed bringing something new and luxurious to the local area, including all of our day visitors and overnight guests here at Ribby Hall Village.

“It’s therefore important that we continue to enhance what we already offer to our very loyal and dedicated clientele. We never want to rest on our laurels and feel very fortunate to be able to provide enhanced dining facilities including all-new menus; improved spa and relaxation areas; plus a new range of wellness therapies and a dedicated wellness centre itself. And, over the coming weeks we look forward to being able to share more of the details and to the prospect of adding to the already 105 strong team at The Spa Hotel.”

The hotel is averaging occupancy rates of 86 per cent. This year it is expecting visitor numbers to reach 60,000.

Phase one of the transformation will include the building of an all-new dining facility ‘The Orangery’ – which will be open to local diners, day visitors and also overnight guests, hosting up to 60 diners at any one time.

The Spa Hotel’s interior will evolve, starting with The Orangery. Its interior is being co-ordinated by Mrs Janet Harrison, wife of Paul Harrison, Chef Executive of Ribby Hall Village.

Ribby Hall is a five-star holiday village which also includes a range of holiday homes, a leisure centre and entertainment facilities.