In today’s burgeoning spa sector, relaxation for all is a keystone of operator strategy.
That’s certainly true at the AA 4* Lincombe Hall Hotel, Torquay, which has recently opened a £2m high-end luxury spa to create a year-round destination at the boutique hotel.
Access for wheelchair visitors is a feature of the luxury facility. “Disabled toilets and showers are available in the male and female changing areas,” confirms Simon Bantock of Ashton House Design, which conceived the layout and specified all the interior surfacings and fittings – working with changing room specialists Crown Sports Lockers on the stylish, high-end fit-out.
“Ramps allow wheelchair guests to conveniently access treatment rooms, lap and spa pools, pool loungers and changing areas, thanks to level access throughout,” he adds.
When inclusivity is talked of often but sometimes overlooked, Lincombe Hall Hotel is one example of leisure and hospitality meeting the needs of disabled visitors.
Crown Sports Lockers is a Made in Britain manufactures and installs wooden lockers (including a waterproof range fabricated from recycled plastic board) benching, vanities, ancillary furniture and washroom facilities. The company is FSC certified – sourcing timber only from sustainably managed forests.