Minor Hotels snaps up Golden Door Elysia Hunter Valley

Business as usual as retreat rebrands

Minor Hotels, the owner of brands including Anantara Hotels Resorts Spas, Avani Hotels & Spas, Oaks Hotels & Resorts and Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, has acquired the Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat and Spa in the Hunter Valley.

The 74 villa property will rebrand effective immediately to Elysia Wellness Retreat, named after the famed spa.

All current accommodation packages, spa services and wellbeing programs remain unchanged from now through to summer 2020, with existing bookings unaffected by the change in management. New programs and packages will launch next year.

“As the owners and operator of Anantara Spa, Avani Spa, Elemis Spa Therapy and Balance Wellness by Anantara, Minor Hotels has extensive expertise in delivery of high-end spa and wellness programs. Their award-winning spas and resorts are directed by a team of wellbeing experts who will guide and develop the program offered at the renamed Elysia Wellness Retreat for its next chapter,” Minor Hotels said.

Craig Hooley, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels Australia and New Zealand said: “Our understanding of holistic retreat programs and insights into the health minded traveller is extensive, having operated leading spas and wellbeing programs in our hotels for many years. We are keen to bring our experience to this 18-acre retreat in New South Wales”.

It hasn’t been announced which of Minor Hotels’ brands Elysia will partner with, however the Avani brand is a natural choice given it’s growing portfolio in Australia, or perhaps the Polkobin based spa retreat could be the group’s launch property in Australia for Anantara.

Golden Door Spa & Health Club in Main Beach, Queensland will continue to be owned and operated by Lasseters International Holdings but will no longer be affiliated with Elysia Wellness Retreat in the Hunter Valley.

Packages at Elysia Wellness Retreat start from $1,235 for the two-day program.

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