The first contemporary residential spa to open in the UK, the Lifehouse is a series of new buildings set in the beautiful listed Thorpe Hall Gardens, with interiors designed to create tranquil spaces where guests can unwind from the pressures of modern life.
This unique spa involves an oriental bathing experience recreating a traditional Far Eastern bathhouse where a sequence of individually designed rooms allow guests to experience different bathing and massage treatments. The Lifehouse offers a thermal spa area, a swimming pool, 35 treatment rooms with private gardens, relaxation areas, a hair salon, a spa boutique and a juice bar.
The bathhouse interior is inspired by Japanese design – softly lit spaces screened with black timber slats, up-lit textured glass panels resembling waterfalls, jade and gold glass mosaic pool interior and ebonised woodwork inset with natural bamboo.
Winner, Best Large Hotel, Essex Tourism Awards, 2011