Jobs to be created at new spa and wellness centre

Twenty jobs will be created with the November opening of a Harrogate hotel’s new multi-million-pound spa and wellness centre.

Running alongside the £15m refurbishment of the Majestic Hotel by owners, The Cairn Group, is the redevelopment of its former leisure club into The Harrogate Spa.

When completed, the facility will boast 12.5m indoor pool and six treatment rooms.

Harrogate Spa Director Lynn Roach said: “We are delighted with progress of the Harrogate Spa, and the completion of the treatment rooms, gym and studio means we are on target to open on November 1.

“What we are not doing is simply refurbishing the former Majestic Leisure Club. This is a total re-build and transformation will be incredible. It will be unrecognisable from the previous incantation.

“Twenty full and part-time jobs will be created as a result of the opening of the spa, and we are currently advertising for therapists to work in this brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

“Now phase one has been completed, it’s full steam ahead for the next phase, which includes the guest reception area, sauna, changing rooms and glass lift. At the same time work is well underway constructing the lounge, café and terrace.

“Harrogate’s fame as a spa town dates back many hundred years, and in a few months the town will boast a stunning addition to its heritage with the opening of The Harrogate Spa.”

The £15m project underway and drawing to an end in the Majestic Hotel will see the hotel become a DoubleTree by Hilton this autumn, and comprises of a full refurbishment of its reception, public areas, 14 meeting, event and function suites, and 184 guest bedrooms.