I’m not quite sure whether this is something to celebrate or if it’s revealing my prejudices.
UK Spa bookings specialist SpaSeekers, which represents over 500 spas nationwide, has introduced a Plus Size Spas category to its website to help visitors identify the UK spas which provide size friendly amenities and facilities.
Whilst on the one hand, this is obviously responding to a need, on the other hand I find this really depressing that we need it at all. Yes, the nation is getting larger.
Amenities include the provision of larger sized robes, bigger towels, wider treatment couches and a policy of making sure each guest is made to feel comfortable in the spa environment. In addition, some of the spas offer spacious individual changing rooms, larger shower cubicles and wider dining chairs without arm rests. Spas that have signed up to the feature include: Clarice House, Macdonald Hotels which has 22 spa hotels nationwide, Q Hotels with 17 spa hotels, Sopwell House Hotel in St Albans, St David’s Spa in Cardiff, Academy Spa in Harrogate, Nutfield Priory in Surrey, Dolphin Square in London and London Heathrow Sofitel.