A luxury spa resort, located around a 35-minute drive from Derby, has been recognised with a top regional award.

Hoar Cross Hall, near Burton, has been named the best spa in the West Midlands and Wales in the Good Spa Guide awards 2021.

The 150-year-old luxury escape came out on top in a public vote, with spa-goers selecting their favourite based on facilities, treatments and general atmosphere, Staffordshire Live reports.

Phil Murphy, director of leisure and spa at Hoar Cross Hall, said: "We are so proud of our spa facilities at Hoar Cross Hall, and are consistently exploring ways in which we can improve our offering.

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Luxury spa resort 20 miles from Derby comes out on top in public vote

"We have big plans for the spa at Hoar Cross Hall over the next year, and we can’t wait to announce them in the New Year. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in this year’s Good Spa Guide awards.

"The team work unbelievably hard in order to provide the best possible experience for our guests, and this is a true reflection of that."

The Barons Eden-owned hotel and spa is one of Europe’s largest and most luxurious spas, with 97 bedrooms, three restaurants and an award-winning full-service spa - all of which received significant makeovers in a £14 million revamp, which was completed earlier this year.

The spa itself includes array of luxury facilities and treatments, including a Nordic heat and ice suite, hydrotherapy pool, saltwater pool, aqua massage area, detox centre, atrium, snooze room, sanctum and relaxation zone.

Edward Law, director at Barons Eden, said: "We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our wonderful guests for their votes.

"The competition was fierce this year, with some exceptional venues shortlisted, and so to be named as the best spa in the West Midlands and Wales is not only a testament to our facilities, but also our fantastic team at Hoar Cross Hall."

The luxury hotel and spa had also received a nomination for 'Large Spa of the Year' in the Professional Beauty Awards 2021.

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