Co. Mayo's Ashford Castle has won the "Ireland's Best Hotel Spa" award at the World Spa Awards 2021.
Ashford Castle stated, "For the sixth year in row, the luxurious five-star Ashford Castle has won the prestigious award for 'Ireland's Best Hotel Spa' at the World Spa Awards 2021.
"Dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through treatments and spa journeys, The Spa at Ashford Castle is personalised by exceptionally skilled therapists to ensure the best experience possible for all guests.
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"A wonderful win for the characterful 800-year-old castle located in Cong, Co. Mayo, Michelle Ryan, Spa Manager at Ashford Castle, said, 'We are absolutely thrilled to have won 'Ireland's Best Hotel Spa' award for the sixth consecutive year. This year, the win is particularly special and is a tribute to the entire team at The Spa at Ashford who worked tirelessly throughout the ongoing pandemic to ensure each guest’s visit was truly special and memorable.'
"Remarkable features of The Spa at Ashford Castle include three exquisite seashell chandeliers and a mesmerising Tree of Life mural stretching the length of the relaxation pool. The spa has five exceptional bespoke treatment rooms, an invigorating Hammam, a relaxing steam room and a beautiful terrace area with serene views over the tranquil waters of one of Ireland’s largest lakes.
"The team at the Spa, partners with the luxury brand Natura Bisse from Barcelona, International brand Elemis, Irish product house from Sligo VOYA, as well as Red Carnation Hotels' own B|Africa product range. The Spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatment experiences including a choice of Hammam Ceremonies, a traditional Middle Eastern treatment that aims to rejuvenate the body and is rarely available in Ireland."
Ashford Castle added, "The awards were developed in response to demand from the spa industry for a program that was fair and transparent, a program with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help foster a new era of growth in spa tourism that celebrates and rewards excellence. Only the best properties in the world are recognised, reflecting the standards of the awards."
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