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Devonshire Spa shortlisted for two World Luxury Spa Awards

Devonshire Spa 504 “We hope this will help to put Buxton and the University on the global map as a leading spa and wellness destination." Sian Jones, Spa Manager at the Devonshire Spa

Date posted: 2 May 2017

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2017.

The spa, based in the historic Devonshire Dome, is run commercially lines to give students, aiming to make a career in spa management, the best training for the real world. It has been shortlisted in the Day Spa and Upcoming Spa categorises.

The World Luxury Spa Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for luxury spas worldwide. Award winners set the benchmark for luxury spas on the global front in achieving recognition for exceptional service.

Isobel Stockdale, Head of Spa and Tourism at the University, said: “We are really proud to be shortlisted, especially when the awards are around setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and exceptional service, as it is a testament to what we do, providing the industry with work-ready graduates.

“Accolades like this set our graduates apart, they do not just obtain a degree that is relevant to the spa industry but have also been able to apply theoretical knowledge and principles into practice.

“More importantly, this demonstrates to potential students that here, at the University of Derby, we offer an experience which is considered first class in the real world.”

The Devonshire Spa includes facilities such as a Hydrotherapy Pool, Monsoon Shower and Reflexology Foot Baths.

Sian Jones, Spa Manager at the Devonshire Spa, added: “We hope this will help to put Buxton and the University on the global map as a leading spa and wellness destination encouraging visitors to explore this beautiful historic location.

“The Devonshire Spa is a fully commercial day spa and a very unique business, developing skills and attributes in spa management and unrivalled five star customer service to the future leaders of the global spa and wellness industry.

“We would like to thank all of our guests for the continued support over the years and extend a warm welcome to new guests wanting to visit and explore our spa and the breath taking surrounding of the Peak District.”

The Devonshire Spa was awarded Professional Beauty’s Day Spa of the Year in 2016.

To vote for the Devonshire Spa, go to: http://www.luxuryspaawards.com/vote-spa

For more on the Devonshire Spa, visit: www.devonshiredome.co.uk/devonshire-spa/ or to find out more about Spa Management degrees at the University of Derby visit: www.derby.ac.uk/spa.

For further press information please contact Holly Smith, University of Derby Communications Assistant, on 01332 591187 or email: H.Smith1@derby.ac.uk.

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