The Professional Beauty Awards and World Spa and Wellness Awards 2013

Apr 4 2014

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The 2013 winners of the Professional Beauty Awards, and the winners of the World Spa and Wellness Awards, were announced this week at a black-tie event hosted by presenter Claudia Winkleman. We're absolutely delighted that two of our favourite spas were crowned winners!

Winner: Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Cheshire

Residential Spa of the Year – 10 rooms or fewer, sponsored by Dalesauna

The relaxation lounge at Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa has been awarded the top Good Spa Guide rating of 5 bubbles on two consecutive occasions, and is a favourite of Single Spy.

"The overall package of grounds, comfort and excellent food make Rookery Hall a good choice for a spa stay, but even if you visit just for the day, you'll find personal service, attention to detail and great treatments to revive and refresh. A spa gem in the Cheshire crown."

Watch the HandPicked Hotels video to see Rookery Hall, and the other hotels in the HandPicked collection:

See the full list of the winners at the Professional Beauty Awards.

Winner: The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal

Hotel Spa of the year – Europe, sponsored by Carita The indoor pool at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa

Sedate Spy loves The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Yeatman Hotel, Porto.

"We were invited to visit The Yeatman in 2012, and could see that this spa was one to watch! The Yeatman really makes the most of the stunning views over the medieval city, and their extensive knowledge of wine. We loved how the wine theme was incorporated into the décor and the excellent spa treatments, as well as the impressive cellar packed with rare and delicious tipples. You can indulge in a tasting menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant, then make yourself feel a little less guilty with a Caudalie spa treatment, and let the anti-oxidant properties of the grape do their work on your skin!"

Watch the video from The Yeatman Hotel to see more of the hotel and spa:

See the full list of winners at the World Spa and Wellness Awards.


Shy Spy

4th April 2014

Spy Likes:

Instant results; jasmine and frangipani scents; hot steam rooms; a good selection of magazines; modernist decor.

Spy Dislikes:

Whale noises (on CD, not in the pool hopefully); hard massage beds; tiny toilet cubicles; being spoken to like a child; lukewarm pools.

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