New spa completes opening of Four Seasons country retreat in the UK

World’s leading luxury hotel company redefines English country experience in Hampshire

TORONTO, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — What is the quintessential English country experience? Think 500 acres of rolling hills, tamed parkland and gardens, all in the midst of an historic country estate. Imagine skeet shooting expeditions, fly fishing at dawn and riding horseback at sunset. Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire brings all this and more to life, just an hour from central London.

Open since February 2005, the Hotel is located in Dogmersfield Park, dating back to the 11th century, where it was acknowledged in the Domesday Book. Rich in historical interest, it was here that King Henry VIII first met his future wife, Catherine of Aragon. The heritage-listed Georgian manor house that stands at the heart of the Hotel was built in 1728 as a private residence. Two new wings were built in keeping with the original design of the building, providing 133 spacious and beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 22 suites. Bringing a slice of Bond Street to the countryside, Asprey London has a boutique in the Hotel, showcasing a range of their quintessentially British lifestyle gifts.

Launched this week and marking the final phase of the opening of the Hotel, the original 18th Century stable block has been impeccably restored and now houses one of the Europe’s finest new spas. Measuring 2,500 square metres (27,000 square feet), with 15 treatment rooms, the Spa offers a range of treatments, including the signature Chamomile and Sage Massage and Mint and Algae Foot Ritual, which are made with plants and herbs grown on the estate. A 20-metre (216 feet) indoor swimming pool, outdoor vitality pool, Zen studio, fitness centre, tennis, croquet and Cafe Sante serving health-conscious cuisine complete the facility.

The Hotel’s restaurant, Seasons, offers European cuisine in a contemporary setting accentuated by the fresh flavours of locally-grown organic produce. For cocktails or pre-dinner drinks, Bar 1086 – named after the year in which Dogmersfield Park was referenced in the Domesday Book – is adjacent to these two restaurants. The Library enjoys panoramic views of the estate and is the setting for a relaxing tea or coffee.

Within the estate, guests can adapt to the unhurried pace of country life aboard the Hotel’s custom-built canal boat or make use of the equestrian facility for explorative hacks. A natural lake is stocked with carp and trout for fly fishing and in the wooded copses to the north of the estate are traps for skeet shooting expeditions. In the spirit of traditional British comfort and luxury, transport to any of these activities on the estate is by one of the Hotel’s fleet of Range Rovers.

For social events from luncheons to wedding receptions, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire also benefits from dedicated meeting space, housing two ballrooms and three smaller function rooms. In the summer months, parties can spill onto the outdoor terrace to enjoy breathtaking views over the countryside beyond.

Notes to Editors:
– For further information please go to www.fourseasons.com/hampshire
– For reservations please call Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts on
1800 332 3442
– New “Retreat and Rejuvenate” spa package available from GBP 385 per
room per night includes English Breakfast, Four Seasons signature spa
treatment per person, ESPA candle amenity and VAT.

Dedicated to continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, Four Seasons invented luxury for the modern traveler. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24- hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centers and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 66 hotels in 29 countries, and more than 20 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead luxury hospitality with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.

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