Global recognition for Buxton’s Devonshire Spa following World Luxury Spa Award win

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Buxton’s Devonshire Spa has placed Buxton firmly on the global map as a leading spa and wellness destination after picking up the prestigious award as a regional winner for best Luxury Emerging Spa in Northern Europe award at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2017.

Held at the breathtaking JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi in Vietnam, the glittering award ceremony was held on Saturday 22nd July 2017 and brought together the crème de a creme of the spa world to celebrate excellence across the industry.

The World Luxury Spa Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for luxury spas worldwide, with award winners setting the benchmark for leading spas across the globe in achieving recognition for exceptional service.

The Devonshire Spa, based in the historic Devonshire Dome is a fully commercial day Spa and the first of its kind in the world offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Spa Management as part of the University of Derby; students develop skills and attributes in spa management and experience unrivalled 5* customer service to the future leaders of the global spa and wellness industry. Students aiming to make a career in spa management receive the very best training in a real world learning environment.

Entrance to Devonshire Dome Spa, University of Derby, Buxton

It’s the first global award win of its kind for the Devonshire Spa and follows the venue winning the Professional Beauty ‘Day Spa of the Year’ accolade in 2016. The Spa fought off tough competition from leading spa’s across the country including Eden Hall Day Spa in Newark, Urban Retreat at Harrods and Pure Day Spa, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Situated inside the magnificent Grade II listed Devonshire Dome, guests of the Devonshire Spa can enjoy full use of the facilities which include a hydrotherapy pool, reflexology foot baths, Hammam wet room, ice fountain, essence-filled sauna, steam rooms and a relaxation lounge.

Relaxation room at Devonshire Dome Spa

The thermal suite is complimented with a range of unique treatments and signature therapies, created by the Spa team to ensure a complete wellness experience that considers the health of the mind, body and soul at each visit. Seasonal therapies are available and crafted to offer a unique experience depending on the needs of the body at different times of the year.

Sian Jones, Spa Manager, who represented the Devonshire Spa at the awards, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award which places Buxton and the University of Derby on the global stage as a leading Spa and wellness destination encouraging visitors to explore this beautiful historic location”.

“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 breathtaking surrounding of the Peak District.”

For more information on the Devonshire Spa and to download the latest brochure, visit: or to find out more about Spa Management degrees at the University of Derby visit:

University Of Derby, Devonshire Dome Spa, Devonshire Road, SK17 6RY

Tel: 01298. 338408