As part of the investment, the leading Glasgow resort – part of QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator – will undergo extensive redevelopment work to significantly improve the flow of the spa, while the experience for both leisure guests and golfers will be enhanced further by the recruitment of 10 new staff.
The refurbishment programme will include the installation of three new treatment rooms, expansion of the relaxation area from five up to 30 relaxation beds and, following popular demand, the addition of a new Rasul spa.
There will also be increased locker space, 24-hour access to changing facilities and a pop-up restaurant available exclusively for spa guests to enjoy lunch and refreshments.
The redevelopment work began this spring and, when completed – expected to be by the end of August – will enhance The Westerwood’s position among the leading golf, leisure and spa destinations in Scotland.
Paul Bray, general manager at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, said: “It has been great to see the demand for spa increase over the years and we feel it is the perfect time to expand the spa and really hone in on spa and wellness. This renovation will enhance the spa journey for our guests and provide high-quality facilities to match our high-quality service.”
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, one of 10 QHotels golf resorts across England and Scotland, is situated in acres of spectacular grounds, with a golf course co-designed by one of the world’s greatest golfers: Severiano Ballesteros. Working with the equally revered golf designer Dave Thomas, the legendary Spaniard created a course that is as challenging as it is beautiful, as it meanders through silver birches, firs and heather, offering stunning views towards the picturesque Campsie Hills.
The signature hole, the par-three 15th – created by Ballesteros and known as the Waterfall hole – requires a tee-shot from an elevated tee to a green surrounded by a 60ft rock face. It’s not for the faint hearted and nor are the undulating moorland greens which test one’s mettle when standing over those nervy four-foot putts.
Named AA Hotel Group of the Year in 2014/15, QHotels features a host of prestigious venues in its portfolio including Slaley Hall, Forest Pines, Belton Woods and Mottram Hall.