Hautels: Indian-Themed Spa Opens at Prestigious Ellenborough Park

The former country home of Lord Ellenborough, now a five-star hotel

Not only can you prance the halls of royalty, feast on fancy victuals, and rest your heads like kings and queens, now you can relish in the skin-pampering luxuries of The Spa at Ellenborough Park in Cotswold.

Once home to the Earl, the sprawling estate and five-star hotel is situated on 90 lush green acres in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, a gateway to Cotswold. Ellenborough Park Hotel and Spa, which opened in March of this year, boasts 62 fully-restored and new bedrooms, with suites of up to 700 square feet and one grand suite with a private dining room. All interiors, designed by Nina Campbell, play off the sophisticated style of an English country manor.

Influenced by the far-east, and Lord Ellenborough, who was himself Governor-General of India from 1824 to 1844, the new full-service spa is open to both hotel guests and the public and features a sauna, steam room, sensation showers, hydrotherapy pool, seven individual treatment rooms and a twin treatment room for couples. The Spa uses BABOR, one of the world’s prominent brands in the professional industry, founded more than a half century ago by Dr. Michael Babor. BABOR products contain plant-based ingredients, combining the nature and innovation from the world’s finest dermatologists.

The spa will accommodate small groups for all types of events and social soirees.

For more detailed information and reservations, call Tel: +44 (0) 124 254-5426, or visit www.ellenboroughpark.com

Among The Spa’s signature treatments are:

The One-Hour Fifty Minutes Namaste Package (£195 = $319 per person)

Sea Creation Facial Ritual (One hour 25 minutes – £115 = $188*)

Maritime Salt Body Exfoliation (25 minutes – £45 = $73)

Energy Release Back Massage for Men (55 minutes – £75 = $123)