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Barden joins Arora Group as director of Spa & Wellness
By Lauren Heath-Jones 28 Feb 2019
Barden has more than 20 years experience working in the spa and wellness industries, and has previously held various positions at Champneys, ESPA , Wentworth Club and Spa and Grayshott Spa
Lisa Barden has been named as the new group director of spa & wellness for private property development company Arora Group.

Barden, who has recently been named as the chair of UK Spa Association, has more than 20 years experience working in the spa and wellness industries, and has previously held various positions at Champneys, ESPA, Wentworth Club and Spa, and Grayshott Spa. In addition, she is a reiki master teacher practitioner and a holistic beauty therapist.

For her first major project in the role, Barden will be responsible for developing the new 2,100sq m (22,600sq ft) spa opening at the company's new luxury country hotel in Windsor, UK.

"I am delighted to be taking on the role of group director of spa & wellness for Arora Group," said Barden. "The spa and wellness offer at the new luxury Windsor hotel will be game-changing. Our objective is to create a space which allows for the delivery of unparalleled levels of service through the creation of transformational experiences for our guests and visitors."

The spa, wellness and aesthetics spa will boast 18 treatment rooms, as well as a traditional Moroccan hammam, a Himalayan salt room, cryotherapy chamber and fire pit. It will also feature a rasul mud room, hot tub, private changing room and dining area.

Other facilities include a spin studio, hot and aerial yoga suites, state-of-the-art gym, 15m lap pool, jacuzzi, thermal suite, sauna, steam and ice showers.

There will also be an onsite GP clinic, five aesthetic rooms, a beauty, hairdressing and barbering suite, nail salon, dance and yoga studios and a wellness cafe.

Vincent Madden, director of hotel operations at Arora, said: "Lisa is a consummate professional with an impressive track record and a passionate advocate of the benefits of spa attendance and therapies. She is the perfect person to lead the ambitious spa project at our new luxury Windsor hotel, ensuring that it delivers exceptional guest experiences every time."


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Barden joins Arora Group as director of Spa & Wellness
POSTED 28 Feb 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Barden has more than 20 years experience working in the spa and wellness industries, and has previously held various positions at Champneys, ESPA , Wentworth Club and Spa and Grayshott Spa
Lisa Barden has been named as the new group director of spa & wellness for private property development company Arora Group.

Barden, who has recently been named as the chair of UK Spa Association, has more than 20 years experience working in the spa and wellness industries, and has previously held various positions at Champneys, ESPA, Wentworth Club and Spa, and Grayshott Spa. In addition, she is a reiki master teacher practitioner and a holistic beauty therapist.

For her first major project in the role, Barden will be responsible for developing the new 2,100sq m (22,600sq ft) spa opening at the company's new luxury country hotel in Windsor, UK.

"I am delighted to be taking on the role of group director of spa & wellness for Arora Group," said Barden. "The spa and wellness offer at the new luxury Windsor hotel will be game-changing. Our objective is to create a space which allows for the delivery of unparalleled levels of service through the creation of transformational experiences for our guests and visitors."

The spa, wellness and aesthetics spa will boast 18 treatment rooms, as well as a traditional Moroccan hammam, a Himalayan salt room, cryotherapy chamber and fire pit. It will also feature a rasul mud room, hot tub, private changing room and dining area.

Other facilities include a spin studio, hot and aerial yoga suites, state-of-the-art gym, 15m lap pool, jacuzzi, thermal suite, sauna, steam and ice showers.

There will also be an onsite GP clinic, five aesthetic rooms, a beauty, hairdressing and barbering suite, nail salon, dance and yoga studios and a wellness cafe.

Vincent Madden, director of hotel operations at Arora, said: "Lisa is a consummate professional with an impressive track record and a passionate advocate of the benefits of spa attendance and therapies. She is the perfect person to lead the ambitious spa project at our new luxury Windsor hotel, ensuring that it delivers exceptional guest experiences every time."
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