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Swimming pool at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa re-opens after £50,000 makeover

Pool at Sketchley Grange Hotel

Gym and health club members in Hinckley, Leicestershire, are now enjoying the refurbished swimming pool facilities at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa.

The hotel – currently undergoing an extensive programme of refurbishment – has spent approximately £50,000 transforming the pool at the Romans Health Club and re-launched the facility in December.

The work has involved giving the pool and surrounding area a sparkling bright finish, with repainted white ceilings, new and additional LED lighting on the ceiling and in the pool itself along with a new air conditioning unit, while the pool surround has undergone a thorough deep clean.

Andy Rudkin, Leisure Manager at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa, says: “We’re delighted with this refurbishment work which has really returned the pool to its former glory.

“We’re also very pleased about the length of time that the pool was out of service – we had initially thought it might be closed for up to two weeks, but it was actually only five days as the contractors doubled the manpower they made available to us.

“We’re very proud to provide this superb facility for our members. They’ve given us overwhelmingly positive feedback about the work, and we look forward to welcoming new and returning members as local people become aware of the work we’ve done to enhance the facilities here.”

The Romans Health Club is the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate with its 17ft swimming pool, heated whirlpool, pool-side loungers, Cedar Wood sauna and aromatic steam room. The hotel also offers an array of luxury spa treatments and a highly-regarded hairdressing salon.

The work carried out to the pool complements the recent refurbishment of the gym at the Romans Health Club, which saw the installation of top-of-the-range Precor 830i and Concept2 exercise equipment.

New additions have included treadmills, adaptive motion trainers, elliptical cross trainers, upright bicycles, recumbent bicycles and rowing machines, while the gym was also redecorated and had new flooring fitted.

The gym at Sketchley Grange also houses high-quality weight machines and training equipment, and members can take advantage of a range of weekly exercise classes too.

Membership at the Romans Health Club starts from just £38, and all members receive 20% off food and drink throughout the hotel.

Nestled away in an enviable location on the borders of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa is a charming country house hotel boasting first-rate facilities and elegant accommodation.

Originally established over 30 years ago, this stylish four-star hotel in Hinckley is undergoing extensive refurbishment, carefully ensuring its traditional character dovetails with the contemporary amenities and stylish guest bedrooms.

Surrounded by trees, Sketchley Grange benefits from a leafy, rural backdrop, yet is just minutes away from Hinckley’s flourishing town centre with its expanding choice of shopping and leisure opportunities. The M69 is also within easy reach for convenient links to Leicester, Coventry and other parts of the Midlands.

Designed with a cosmopolitan vibe, the recently refurbished garden room restaurant, which overlooks the beautiful hotel gardens, features a seasonal menu including only the finest local produce and fresh ingredients to create an irresistible variety of mouth-watering dishes to suit all diners.

Couples searching for the right venue to host their dream wedding can rest assured that the dedicated team at Sketchley Grange have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure their special day is exactly how they imagined.

The hotel is also a popular venue for business meetings, corporate events and private parties, thanks to the selection of high-quality function rooms, suites and conference rooms available to hire.

Sketchley Grange is operated by Focus Hotels, one of the UK’s most successful hotel management companies.

For more information about Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa call 01455 251133 or visit: www.sketchleygrangehotel.co.uk.