Planning application for a new Leisure and Spa Facility at the Hythe Imperial Hotel

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Planning application for a new Leisure and Spa Facility at the Hythe Imperial Hotel

The GSE Group have submitted planning application for a new Leisure and Spa Facility at the Hythe Imperial Hotel.

The Hythe Imperial Hotel already boasts popular spa, gym and leisure facilities, all of which can be enjoyed, not only by hotel guests and members but also, by non- members who can purchase a day pass from the spa reception.

Design proposals for the scheme are being developed by Guy Hollaway Architects who have designed a number of award-winning buildings and hotels in Kent. Their designs will ensure that the new Leisure and Spa building complements the existing grandeur of the Hythe Imperial, with improved access for all and enhanced landscaping.

This new facility will include 10 additional bedrooms and a new bridal dressing room – perfect for those looking to choose the Hythe Imperial as their wedding venue.

For the fitness enthusiasts, the project will also create new spin and aerobics studios, a separate gym changing room, a 40-machine gymnasium complete with stunning views over the English Channel and an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, which will be serviced by an independent changing room facility.

Guests will also be able to indulge in some much-needed relaxation time with the new manicure and pedicure room, a relaxation room and seven spa treatment rooms including two double treatment rooms with en-suite facilities.

This will all be topped off with the opportunity to socialize and relax in the all new leisure club members private lounge with access to the serene Japanese gardens.

Darrell Healey, GSE Chairman, said “The new Leisure and Spa Facility will be a welcomed addition to the existing amenities available at the Hythe Imperial Hotel. We wanted to add to the experiences that are popular with our guests to make their journey with us unforgettable.”

Nick Gauntlett, Executive Director of the Hythe Imperial Hotel, said “The Hythe Imperial hotel has recently undergone a facelift with our multi-million-pound refurbishment, both internally and externally including the bedrooms and hotel amenities.

“We have also welcomed Kent’s only Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar, and so I think it is only fitting that we look to enhance the experience of the Spa and leisure facilities for our club members, hotel guests and visitors.

“We are very excited and very much looking forward to the new addition, which will not only highlight Hythe on the map of Kent and England, but will also be in keeping with our vision for the Hythe Imperial Hotel to become a resort where everyone is welcome to be pampered and relax.”

GSE Group is a family-run Kent business, that has been providing civil engineering, construction and plant hire services to its customers across the South East of England and London since 1986.

GSE Developments is the Group’s development arm. It has delivered a portfolio of commercial and residential property across Kent, including Waterbrook, the mixed- use development close to Junction 10 of the M20, which is home to the award- winning Ashford International Truckstop.

The Group’s leisure interests include the 92-bed Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa overlooking the English Channel and the Marquis of Granby in Alkham, near Dover.

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Guy Hollaway Architects is an award-winning architecture and interiors practice with offices in Kent and London, and a strong reputation for design.

The practice has particular strengths in hotels, restaurants, education and housing with a portfolio of projects that have achieved genuinely transformational change for clients and delivered a high quality of design for users and public alike. Recent projects include the award-winning Process Gallery for artist Nick Veasey, the first new build Picturehouse in the UK at Ashford for developers Stanhope, a new Winery, Gin Works and Brewery for leading UK winemakers Chapel Down, and a number of large regen and housing schemes in London and Kent. The practice is currently working on some of the most exciting projects in the country including the world’s first multi storey skatepark in Folkestone, a further development of Dreamland in Margate, and new film studios in Ashford.


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