Apex Hotels welcomes new Head of Spa

Edinburgh-headquartered Apex Hotels has announced the appointment of a new Head of Spa, as it kick-starts plans to expand its in-house spa brand.

Fiona Young, who joins the business from her previous role at Crieff Hydro Hotel & Resort, will spearhead the expansion of Yu Spa – starting with its launch at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh, in the coming weeks.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry Fiona, who started her career as a spa therapist on board cruise ships, spent much of her working life in the USA before returning to Scotland.

As well as overseeing the re-brand and reopening of the spa at one of Apex’s key hotels in the Scottish capital, Fiona is also revamping the menu of treatments on offer as well as expanding the variety of packages on offer – including three new day-spa packages.

The Yu Spa brand was established at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa in Dundee more than 15 years ago, proving popular with hotel guests and locals alike.

Yu Spa at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel will boast three treatment rooms – including two ‘duet’ rooms suitable for couples’ treatments – as well as a fully-equipped gym, thermal spa and pool.

A full range of Elemis treatments will be available, signalling the continuation of Apex’s long-standing relationship with the premium beauty brand.

Fiona Young, Head of Spa at Apex Hotels, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the business at such an exciting time, as we prepare to take the Yu Spa brand into Edinburgh.

“Yu Spa is so well-established in Dundee, providing an absolutely first-class experience to hotel guests as well as day spa-goers. We’re looking to replicate that in the Scottish capital, by providing a relaxing oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city – somewhere people can escape and take time for themselves to relax and unwind.

“As well as developing new treatment menus and packages in preparation for the launch at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in October, there are exciting plans ahead for the Yu Spa brand across the portfolio that I cannot wait to bring to life with the rest of the team.”

Paul Mooney, Group Operations Manager, said: “It goes without saying that we’re delighted to have Fiona on the team. Her experience in the spa and wellbeing industry really speaks for itself and, as the development of Yu Spa becomes more of a focus across the portfolio, we’re confident she’ll ensure a fantastic offering for our guests.”

Yu Spa at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh will open in October.