How’s your social life?
Fancy a new gym/spa/membership club combo in the oh-so-smartest country hotel? We've got it sorted.
So, how is that social life? Uh, OK thanks. But I can sense it’s going to get even better ‘cos here at Muddy we’ve just heard about gorgeous country house hotel Whatley Manor’s new Social Club Membership. So obviously we had to hot-foot it there to find out just what it’s all about. Gotta be first in there, right?
The Whatley Manor Club, a new social club membership ‘where wellness and socialising meet’ is based around the hotel’s award-winning (and utterly swanky) Aquarias Spa. Sign up, they tell me, and you’ll get unlimited access to the gym and spa (trust me, you’ll never want to leave) plus some pretty ritzy social events.
Fancy a Member’s Huddle once a month, to hobnob (sorry, network) with other members over coffee and cake? Well, you don’t need to convince me on that one. Or a Members’ Cinema Night in the luxury 40-seater cinema? I’ve had a look and it’s pretty chi chi, trust me.
Members also receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly on their birthday when they dine in either of the hotel’s two restaurants, The Dining Room and Grey’s Brasserie, and 10% discount on all food and drink across the whole hotel. Which is, quite frankly, not to be sniffed at.
You’ll also get a free gym induction and 60-minute follow-up session, 10% discount on personal training courses and four complimentary guest passes per year, plus access to a weekly timetable Boot Camp/Circuits, Kettlebell, HIT and Flexibility classes. So basically it’s going to get me fit and tone my bod so I can drink and eat more of the good stuff. Word on the ground has it that the Spa has recently bagged some new Technogym equipment, including a Plurima Multi-station Wall with strength training equipment, Forma exercise bikes for cardio workouts and Forma Synchro cross-trainers which offer both cardio and lower-body workouts. No, don’t zone out…it’s good for you. Honest.
Full membership, offering full use of the facilities 7 days a week, starts from £1,990 for single membership (12 payments of £165) or from £3,600 for joint membership (12 payments of £300). Off-peak membership, offering use of the facilities from Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm, starts from £1,500 for single membership (12 payments of £125) or from £2,800 a year for joint membership (12 payments of £233). Joining fees for both options are £250 single or £400 joint, and there is a 5% discount for annual payment.
For more information or to join, call Ollie Thomas, membership co-ordinator 01666 827 070. Me, I don’t need any more convincing…I am THERE!
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0RB, Tel: 01666 822 888, whatleymanor.com