New senior team appointed at Ramside Hall for North East's newest luxury spa

The spa is part of a £16m development at Ramside Hall which includes the creation of a new wing of bedrooms including a presidential suite

Jill Russell, Anthony Woodhouse and Phillipa Donnison, the new spa and leisure team at Ramside Hall
Jill Russell, Anthony Woodhouse and Phillipa Donnison, the new spa and leisure team at Ramside Hall

The North East's new multi-million pound spa has appointed an expert team to help ensure its success.

The Spa at Ramside Hall near Durham is due to open this summer with a range of facilities including a 25m swimming pool, 14 treatment rooms, saunas and solariums, a Thai Fusion restaurant and hairdressers.

And now it has appointed Jill Russell, former spa revenue manager at award-winning Rockliffe Hall near Darlington, as spa director.

Anthony Woodhouse, has taken up the role of general manager for spa and leisure at the hotel, coming to Ramside after a career spent working at hotels with leisure facilities, including Newcastle’s Village Hotel and the Copthorne Hotel.

He said: “This is a fantastic development and is going to be a real asset to the region,” he said.

“It’s very exciting to be part of it from the very start and watch it being created from the ground up.

“I am delighted to be able to bring all my years of experience to Ramside and to ensure that the spa and leisure facilities are a huge success.”

Also joining the new team is Phillipa Donnison, formerly at Rockliffe Hall, who has taken up the post of guest services manager at the new spa.

The spa is part of a £16m development at Ramside Hall which includes the creation of a new wing of bedrooms including a presidential suite and a second championship golf course which opened last year.

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