Thermae Bath Spa will open an innovative new Wellness Suite to its guests next week, following investment from YTL, who own The Gainsborough Bath Spa just across the road.
The Wellness Suite replaces the previous steam room pods and comprises of two new Roman and Georgian-themed aromatic steam rooms, a contemporary infrared sauna, an ice chamber, and chromotherapy showers.
The refurbishment was undertaken by sauna and steam room specialist, Dale Sauna.
Colin Skellett, chairman of Thermae Bath Spa, said: “The Wellness Suite marks an exciting new chapter for us.
“Thermae Bath Spa has now been open for over ten years and it was time to reinvest in the facilities.
“The new Suite really strengthens our offering. It has involved a significant investment – the largest that has been made in a decade in fact.
“It is extremely important to YTL to invest in the quality of Thermae Bath Spa to keep the experience original, relevant, and interesting – and to entice guests back for more.”
He added, “If it weren’t for Bath’s natural thermal waters, we wouldn’t have this unique spa for local residents and visitors to enjoy today.
“So it was important to us to infuse our new Wellness Suite with the very essence of the city, to honour the local culture and history.”
The infrared sauna showcases the very best in contemporary sauna design.
The largest facility in the suite, the sauna seats guests in its warm acacia and lime wooden interior.
Guests breathe fragrant essences while the warm amber glow from the infrared heaters embraces them.
The room is completed by a beautiful fanned wooden sculpture, designed to mimic the contours of Bath’s thermal waters.
Appropriately, the two steam rooms take inspiration from the history of Bath.
The Georgian Steam Room will be light-filled, decorous and elegant, with a flowing fountain and a bright floral fragrance.
The seating area is muted in colour with a soft sheen as befitting a genteel Georgian design.
The Roman Steam Room in contrast has a bold, muscular design, drawing heavily on local Roman architecture.