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Monart to open first UK property on Prince Charles' estate
By Lauren Heath-Jones 26 Sep 2019
The Monart Spa - Poundbury will be the first Monart property to open in the UK and is expected to open in mid-October
The Griffin Group, owners of the Monart Destination Spa, in County Wexford, Ireland, is set to open its first UK property.

The luxury day spa, a sister to the original Monart property, will operate under the Monart name and will be located in the heart of Poundbury, Dorset, a new town built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The multi-million-pound spa, called The Monart Spa - Poundbury, is expected to open in mid-October and will be home to seven treatment rooms, as well as a thermal suite offering a caldarium, sauna, salt room, aroma steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool and infrared pro cabin. A spa lounge, serving Champagne and food options, will complete the spa offering.

The spa will be built by Dorset-based construction firm CG Fry & Son Ltd, and will be located on the ground floor of the Royal Pavillion, a luxury apartment complex that will play host to 20 high-end apartments in addition to the spa, in Queen Mother Square at the centre of Poundbury.

Liam Anthony Griffin, director of The Monart Spa - Poundbury, said: "Monart is all about bringing health and wellbeing to the community, offering a sanctuary to de-stress and forget about the pressures of everyday life."

Ben Murphy, estate director for the Duchy of Cornwall, said: "Monart Spa will offer a superb venue, appealing to both the local community and attracting new guests from across Dorset and much further afield. Day spa visitors will offer a great opportunity to the other independent businesses that make Poundbury such a compelling place to visit."


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Monart to open first UK property on Prince Charles' estate
POSTED 26 Sep 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The Monart Spa - Poundbury will be the first Monart property to open in the UK and is expected to open in mid-October
The Griffin Group, owners of the Monart Destination Spa, in County Wexford, Ireland, is set to open its first UK property.

The luxury day spa, a sister to the original Monart property, will operate under the Monart name and will be located in the heart of Poundbury, Dorset, a new town built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The multi-million-pound spa, called The Monart Spa - Poundbury, is expected to open in mid-October and will be home to seven treatment rooms, as well as a thermal suite offering a caldarium, sauna, salt room, aroma steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool and infrared pro cabin. A spa lounge, serving Champagne and food options, will complete the spa offering.

The spa will be built by Dorset-based construction firm CG Fry & Son Ltd, and will be located on the ground floor of the Royal Pavillion, a luxury apartment complex that will play host to 20 high-end apartments in addition to the spa, in Queen Mother Square at the centre of Poundbury.

Liam Anthony Griffin, director of The Monart Spa - Poundbury, said: "Monart is all about bringing health and wellbeing to the community, offering a sanctuary to de-stress and forget about the pressures of everyday life."

Ben Murphy, estate director for the Duchy of Cornwall, said: "Monart Spa will offer a superb venue, appealing to both the local community and attracting new guests from across Dorset and much further afield. Day spa visitors will offer a great opportunity to the other independent businesses that make Poundbury such a compelling place to visit."
The spa will be built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, Prince Charles' estate in Dorset
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