Building on from its SSA Gold Accreditation success last month, Whatley Manor’s Aquarias Spa has this month had its sustainability credentials validated further, by being named “Best Spa for the Eco-conscious” at the Good Spa Guide 2021 Awards.
The Good Spa Guide – the UK’s leading authority on the spa industry – recently unveiled the results of its 11th annual awards, following a challenging year of uncertainty for the industry. The awards celebrate the very best in spa excellence across the UK and how they play an increasingly vital role in supporting our health and wellbeing.
This follows on from Whatley Manor recently becoming the first spa in the UK to achieve the Sustainable Spa Association’s Gold Accreditation, building on the organisation’s strong sustainability strategy that was implemented back in 2019.
Whatley Manor’s Aquarias Spa came out on top of the five finalists, with the spa being acknowledged as having the best eco-friendly credentials, including the products used, sustainably sourced food, eco-friendly laundry choices and larger construction elements.
The sustainable practices at Aquarias include the use of natural and eco-friendly skincare products, working with local suppliers to reduce carbon emissions, efficient waste recycling practices, removing single-use plastic amenities, reducing packaging with suppliers, and more, which have contributed to the spa’s impressive success and recognition recently.
The spa has also appointed a new Spa and Wellness Manager in Nicole Warin to help develop and improve their sustainable credentials even further. Originating from West Yorkshire, Nicole has over 25 years experience in the Spa & Beauty industry, working as a Spa Operations Director for over fifteen years within the Caribbean, Mauritius & the Gold Coast City of Ghana, where she assisted in the opening of the largest luxury spa in Sub Saharan Africa.
With a conscious mind and purposeful disposition, Nicole is set to take on the success of the “Best Spa for the Eco-conscious” award, and become responsible for driving the superior sustainable practices already in operation at Whatley Manor.
To find out more about Whatley Manor’s sustainability strategy, click here: https://www.whatleymanor.com/sustainability/.