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Olympic hero Matthew Pinsent opens new multi-million pound spa at Mellor

Lancashire Telegraph: Olympian Matthew Pinsent at Stanley House Hotel Olympian Matthew Pinsent at Stanley House Hotel

ONE of Britain’s greatest Olympians opened a multi-million pound new spa development yesterday.

Four-time gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent was on hand to unveil the luxury facility at Stanley House Hotel, Mellor.

It is just a part of a major investment project at the hotel that includes the construction of 18 new bedrooms and an extension to the popular Mr Fred’s bar and brasserie, both opened in the summer.

Stanley House’ spa advisers included Howard Spa Consulting, responsible for three of Harpers & Queen’s World’s 100 best spas and which serves hotels including London’s Dorchester, Coral Reef Club Barbados and Armani spas across the globe.

Also involved were designers Trevillion Interiors, specialists in design and contract furnishing, whose portfolio includes Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxford and Beach Plaza Bahrain.

The spa boasts treatment rooms, salt and aroma steam rooms, Finnish sauna, experience showers and an ice fountain, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation lounge and a gym and Pilates studio.

Bosses said the development was of ‘world class resort standard’. The project has been led by Nelson-based Barnfield Construction.

James Webber, contracts manager at Barnfield, said: “We’ve worked closely with Stanley House to ensure that the new building complements the existing hotel, while bringing all the modern sophistications of a 21st century construction. It will add a further touch of finesse to this rural location.”

Stanley House Hotel is owned by the family of the late Fred Walker, who died in March.

Hotel director Simon Glassbrook said: “If Fred was here today he would be very proud.”

Sir Matthew said he was very impressed with the new facilities. He said: “ It’s lovely. It is obvious that this is a place that is trying to be the best and it has been completed to a very high standard.”

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6:51pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Info-warrior says...

Tbe wealthy do need somewhere to watch the rest of the world starve to death. The protest riots in Spain are nothing to what we have got coming on our own doorstep. Glad to see the wealthy have a nice place to avoid all the silly nonsense of the poor and desperate around them. Maybe one of the Barnfield workers have left a site sandwich in a place that only reveals itself when the heats turned up.hahaha
Tbe wealthy do need somewhere to watch the rest of the world starve to death. The protest riots in Spain are nothing to what we have got coming on our own doorstep. Glad to see the wealthy have a nice place to avoid all the silly nonsense of the poor and desperate around them. Maybe one of the Barnfield workers have left a site sandwich in a place that only reveals itself when the heats turned up.hahaha Info-warrior
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7:57pm Thu 27 Sep 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

A very welcome addition to the leisure facilities available in East Lancashire. It is very encouraging to see private business leading the way in the current economic downturn. It must be said that after the billions wasted in the public sector it is refreshing to see a business that is willing to invest heavily to bring the area some excellent facilities. Bravo! and ignore those who cant see the wood for the trees! We need to see more of this type of development.

Deus Vobiscum
A very welcome addition to the leisure facilities available in East Lancashire. It is very encouraging to see private business leading the way in the current economic downturn. It must be said that after the billions wasted in the public sector it is refreshing to see a business that is willing to invest heavily to bring the area some excellent facilities. Bravo! and ignore those who cant see the wood for the trees! We need to see more of this type of development. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
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6:33pm Mon 1 Oct 12

LWebber says...

Info-warrior wrote:
Tbe wealthy do need somewhere to watch the rest of the world starve to death. The protest riots in Spain are nothing to what we have got coming on our own doorstep. Glad to see the wealthy have a nice place to avoid all the silly nonsense of the poor and desperate around them. Maybe one of the Barnfield workers have left a site sandwich in a place that only reveals itself when the heats turned up.hahaha
Obviously very bitter as you can't afford to go there yourself. Why begrudge others who can?!
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: Tbe wealthy do need somewhere to watch the rest of the world starve to death. The protest riots in Spain are nothing to what we have got coming on our own doorstep. Glad to see the wealthy have a nice place to avoid all the silly nonsense of the poor and desperate around them. Maybe one of the Barnfield workers have left a site sandwich in a place that only reveals itself when the heats turned up.hahaha[/p][/quote]Obviously very bitter as you can't afford to go there yourself. Why begrudge others who can?! LWebber
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