Vale Resort wins best spa in Wales

The Vale Spa has been named Wales’ best resort spa for the second year running by an international awards body that recognises excellence in tourism.

The spa at the four-star Vale Resort in Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, was once again named Wales’ Best Resort Spa 2018 at the 4th annual World Spa Awards.

It fought off competition from the Forum Spa at Celtic Manor and the Spa at Corran Resort & Spa to retain the accolade, which it also won in 2017. Votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry and by members of the public.

The ceremony was organised by the World Travel Awards, which describes itself as “the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence”.

Stephanie Metson, marketing manager at the Vale Resort, said: “It is a privilege to be recognised once again by such a prestigious global brand. The World Travel Awards have been a benchmark of quality and excellence in the travel and tourism industry for 25 years, and we’re delighted to be a part of its special anniversary celebrations this year.

“To be named Wales’ Best Resort Spa 2018 again, after being shortlisted alongside such strong competitors, highlights the continued commitment and hard work of our staff.”

The Vale Spa has 19 treatment rooms and five bespoke relaxation zones. These include the ‘chill-out’ zone with leather sofas and magazines, the ‘float’ zone, with water beds and water feature, and the ‘slumber’ zone, with low lighting and quilts. The resort’s spa and leisure facilities also include a 20-metre pool, whirlpool bath, steam room and sauna.

The Vale Resort is also partnered with a host of luxury brands, including Clarins and Temple Spa.

Ms Metson added: “We are proud of the experience we offer customers at the Vale Spa. Our aim is always to ensure every visit is memorable. We want customers to leave us feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.

“Retaining this title for the second year running will only encourage us to continue meeting those high standards in the year ahead.”

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