The company’s new showroom in Mochdre, near Colwyn Bay, was officially opened by Jim Jones, the managing director of North Wales Tourism, which represents tourism operators across the region.
UK Leisure Living, based in a modern 1,000 square foot unit on the Old Creamery business park in Station Road, is the latest venture by the Carbon Zero Group which already runs businesses across a number of sectors, including energy conservation, home improvements, leisure and training from its St Asaph headquarters.
Gareth Jones believes it is also the “perfect fit” for another of his new enterprises, the UK’s first dedicated glamping construction company.
He said: “We took over a unit formerly occupied by a surveying firm and spent a considerable sum on tailoring the building to our own requirements.
“From this new base we’re selling and hiring out a range of luxurious hot tubs across North Wales and our aim, as with all the Carbon Zero companies, is to make it the region’s leading supplier.”
After cutting the tape on the new showroom, Jim Jones said: “Any new business development in this area is great for the economy but even more so for the tourism sector.
“In this day and age people are looking for lots more things to do with their leisure time and for someone serving that market having a hot tub within your range of attractions creates added value. It helps tick all the boxes and is exactly what lots of people are looking for.
“I know from enquiries we get from people thinking of coming to North Wales that many want to know about the availability of hot tubs and some look specifically for them before booking.
“We also know that there’s an increasing number of applications to local authorities in the region for glamping, or luxury camping, sites which want to include hot tubs.”
Pride of place in the new showroom goes to a range of Hollywood-style hot tubs hand-built in the United States and shipped over by Gareth and his team to Mochdre.
Most impressive of these is the Passion II which retails for £7,995 and features a range of movie star touches such as a mini waterfall, mood lighting, wi-fi speakers with surround sound and 55 hydrotherapy spa jets helping up to six people to relax in its water bubbling away at a soothing 37 degrees C.
Gareth added: “Apart from selling them we also hire out tubs for people who might be thinking of buying one, to quite literally dip in their toes into the water.”