Ilkley hotel opening new spa and fitness centre
Verbeia Spa & Fitness will fully open soon at The Craiglands Hotel on Cowpasture Road in Ilkley, named after the river goddess, Verbeia.
Owners, Ailantus Hotels, have invested £2 million pounds in to the project which will create 20 jobs and give the town a Spa Hotel once again.
The Craiglands was built in 1859 and was one of the largest and most finely situated purpose-built hydropathic establishments in the country.
The first proprietors were the Dobson Brothers, one of the brothers being Dr Henry Dobson, a physician, who supervised all the treatments, offered to patients.
These included mustard pads, massage, and all the latest Turkish, Russian and Electro-Chemical baths. The systems, coupled with the "tonic" air from the moors had the effect of enhancing the popularity of this splendid hydro.
The new centre will offer an extensive technogym gym, fitness studio, vitality pool, sauna & steam room, 5 treatment room, rhassoul mud treatment room, soft relax and deep areas and a café bar.
The Fitness centre opens on Sunday 1 December, where you will also be able to look around the spa.