Whatley Manor is a Cotswold Manor House tucked away in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, in the West of England. When the hotel opens in spring 2003 its spa will be raising the standards by which all others in the UK are set, by offering the most comprehensive range of facilities available at any hotel or members-only spa in the country.
Spa consultancy, The Leisure Buro, and interior designer Carole Roberts have been commissioned by Whatley Manor to create a European-style spa with thermal baths and hydrotherapy pool using exclusively La Prairie treatments to purify, detox and relax the body.
The philosophy behind the hotel and spa is one of long-term and lasting quality where attention to detail and the very highest levels of impeccable service are of paramount importance. These values will be reflected in every aspect of the transformation of Whatley Manor. From the architectural concept to the selection of suppliers and staff, enormous care will be taken to ensure perfection and the very highest calibre candidates.
However, the atmosphere atWhatley Manor will be supremely understated. The aim has been to create a new kind of hotel that will offer a wonderfully warm and welcoming environment. It will combine an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic styles whilst consciously moving away from a formal ‘hotel look’ to provide a place of seclusion where the mind and body can be restored to a state of harmony and tranquillity.
Each member of staff at Whatley Manor will be expected to offer a personal but discreet service to the exclusive clientele who will frequent the hotel. The very highest levels of in-house training will be provided in order that staff are able to satisfy guest requests.
Central to this will be the empowerment of the staff so that they can make their own decisions based on the needs and requests of the client. As well as receiving in-house training, the spa consultants will received an extensive training programme from La Prairie, who themselves have an unparalleled commitment to excellence, luxury and the science of skincare.