Johnstown Estate is continuing its expansive transformation with the launch of a specially designed spa-suite combination - with 'girly getaways' the top of its agenda.
Since undertaking a €12.5m refurbishment plan beginning in 2018, the Co Meath property has lofty ambitions, honouring its mid-18th century roots with an emphasis on contemporary service. And while Ireland might have a large amount of spas and hotels per capita, the market is ever-growing between the continuing influx of tourists and the regeneration of spending around Ireland, in particular around the booming wedding industry.
Part of their commitment to that strategy is the newly launched 'Mulberry Suite', which accommodates up to six people and designed with Irish brides in mind.
The suite features two adjoining rooms with the property's usual amenities like Dyson hairdryers and king-size beds, with access to the simultaneously launched Gloss at the Spa, the so-called 'sister spa' to its award-winning anchor spa centre. The Gloss focuses on grooming and quicker treatments like manicures and facials averaging at 30 minutes.
Ventura Designs ensured feminine touches feature throughout, with four specially designed hair and makeup stations for guests. It was launched especially based on demand by brides looking for an upscale hen party alternative and pre-wedding accommodation for their bridal party and family.
"The idea came from the number of brides who wanted to get married from the hotel. We wanted to develop a space where they could build memories with their ‘I do crew’ while getting ready," Anthony Smiddy, General Manager at The Johnstown Estate said.
The three adjoining rooms are centered by a lounge area which includes a wine fridge, Nespresso machine and wide screen television, with a butter-soft velvet couch in berry hued tones. The Gloss and Mulberry mark the first of Johnstown's 2020 refurbishment, which includes redesigning and expanding The Spa; which are continuing now.
The suite charges €1,500 per night between six people, which includes an overnight stay (including breakfast), Moët & Chandon champagne, two thirty minute spa treatments, a four course dinner at Fire & Salt and late check-out.
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