The Griffin Group, owners of the Monart Destination Spa, in County Wexford, Ireland, is set to open its first UK property.
The luxury day spa, a sister to the original Monart property, will operate under the Monart name and will be located in the heart of Poundbury, Dorset, a new town built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of HRH The Prince of Wales.
The multi-million-pound spa, called The Monart Spa - Poundbury, is expected to open in mid-October and will be home to seven treatment rooms, as well as a thermal suite offering a caldarium, sauna, salt room, aroma steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool and infrared pro cabin. A spa lounge, serving Champagne and food options, will complete the spa offering.
The spa will be built by Dorset-based construction firm CG Fry & Son Ltd, and will be located on the ground floor of the Royal Pavillion, a luxury apartment complex that will play host to 20 high-end apartments in addition to the spa, in Queen Mother Square at the centre of Poundbury.
Liam Anthony Griffin, director of The Monart Spa - Poundbury, said: "Monart is all about bringing health and wellbeing to the community, offering a sanctuary to de-stress and forget about the pressures of everyday life."
Ben Murphy, estate director for the Duchy of Cornwall, said: "Monart Spa will offer a superb venue, appealing to both the local community and attracting new guests from across Dorset and much further afield. Day spa visitors will offer a great opportunity to the other independent businesses that make Poundbury such a compelling place to visit."