Accommodation near Chester

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel is investing over two million pounds in a refurbishment that will see the tranquil country house's Vital Health & Wellbeing Club given a full upgrade and extension and 70 bedrooms get a facelift.  

The spa renovations began at the hotel in early January and will take around six months to complete, with anticipation that it will open by the end of June 2014.

The four-star Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, part of AA Hotel Group of the Year Macdonald Hotels, is set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside and blends the best of British tradition with 21st century comfort and style.

The Vital Health & Wellbeing Club will have an 18 metre refurbished swimming pool, a poolside sauna and steam room, 12 spa treatment rooms plus full spa thermal suite. This includes an aroma steam room, rock sauna, ice fountain, experience shower, two foot spas, Wellness room and RASUL mud therapy. There are also dark and light relaxation areas, a Zen garden, a Spa Café, a dedicated nail and aroma bar area, and a state of the art gymnasium with a private consultation area and a studio.

Mark King, General Manager, said: "The team is incredibly excited to announce the significant investment designed to improve our health & wellbeing facilities for our guests. We are working with THR3 Design interior designers to create the ultimate tranquil retreat in the North West and state of the art leisure facilities."

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel has stunning function rooms with panoramic views of the gardens, offering the ideal venue for weddings up to 240 guests. This phase 2 investment follows the completion of 10 new bedrooms at the end of last year.  

Managing Director Leisure & Spa, Jeanette Jones, says"Since investing into Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa near Stirling, we've seen a huge increase in the demand for health, wellbeing and leisure facilities.  It is important that all of our hotels in the spa collection provide guests with a top quality experience from start to finish."

A further 60 additional bedrooms are due to be refurbished later in 2014.