Global Award for the University

Devonshire Spa, which is a part of Bondholder the University of Derby's Buxton Campus, has been crowned Best ‘Luxury Emerging Spa in Northern Europe’ at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2017.

The Spa is the first of its kind in the world to run on commercial lines, giving students aiming to make a career in spa management the best training in a real world learning environment.

The awards were held in Hanoi in Vietnam and 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.

Sian Jones, Spa Manager, 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. The Devonshire Spa is a fully commercial Day Spa and a very unique business, developing skills and attributes in spa management and unrivalled 5* 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 breathtaking surroundings of the Peak District.”

Isobel Stockdale, Head of Tourism and Spa at the University of Derby, added: “The University is extremely proud to be honoured with such an award. The Devonshire Spa is nestled in the Peak District and we are very proud to have it presented on a global stage at such a prestigious award ceremony.”