Digital technology is transforming our lives in every aspect. There are obvious benefits with being connected and having an endless source of enriching information and varied entertainment in the palm of our hand. However taking time to unplug and embrace a digital detox can help us to reduce stress and reconnect with important moments.
The big phone debate
We receive widely varied feedback from you regarding our mobile phone policy and the big debate is regularly discussed by the management team.
Some of you view the spa as a sanctuary and a special place to escape the stresses of the world, while others of you are desperate to document and share every moment of your pampering experience. As a business we have adopted a considered approach, we allow phones in the spa but request they are kept on silent and we insist you do not capture other guests in your photos. We try to make it easy for you to adhere by providing phone boxes for you to use. However, we also recognise that we could be doing even more to remind you of our policy, so you will see new digital signs and etiquette reminders popping up around the Spa over the next few weeks.
We hope in the future to be able to create a technology free zone in the spa; an area for those who want to take a rare chance to reconnect and detox and discover that you can exist, happily, without your phone! We will update you on these plans shortly.
We strive to provide a warm, relaxing and comfortable ambience in the spa. We are delighted that the opening of the Colosseum Suite has allowed us to reduce the number of loungers in other areas of the Spa and this has improved the overall experience.
Many of you relish the opportunity to take time out to catch up with friends and family. However, we encourage everyone to be mindful to keep voices to a low level to avoid disturbing others.
To ensure that you leave us feeling relaxed and revitalised we will be encouraging our teams to remind you of the need to be considerate of those around you.
We are committed to tackling the environmental plastic crisis. We are currently running down stocks of single use plastics. Over the next few months you can expect to see reusable cups replacing the disposable cups and swim bags will no longer be available in changing rooms. We trust you will support our efforts. Here are our top tips for a greener spa day:
- Bring your own flip flops
- Try one of our ethically certified reusable cotton bags
- Fill your own water bottle with our natural spring water