Celebrating 30 Successful Years!


In 1991, Design for Leisure (DFL) began operating in the UK. Our first large-scale projects were for the likes of some prestigious brands, including Virgin Active Health Clubs and The Mandarin Oriental in London. Today, DLF is one of the leading specialists in the design of award-winning hydrothermal spa & wellness areas globally and has built hydrothermal areas for commercial and residential properties around the world - with a heavy focus on the North American market.


Our North American expansion can be credited in big part to Canyon Ranch which, in 2003, approached DFL to design and build for them in the US - opening up a world of opportunities for bringing European bathing practices to North American wellness seekers.


We're proud to say that, along the way, many of the properties we’ve worked on have garnered numerous awards and accolades. It’s been our pleasure to serve this industry for three decades!