Hand Picked Hotels is celebrating two wins at the recent Good Spa Guide Awards 2016. L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey scooped the Readers’ Choice Best Spa Hotel for Families award, whilst St Pierre Park Hotel Spa & Golf Resort in Guernsey won Best Spa in the Channel Islands.

In total, six spas from across the Hand Picked collection of country house hotels were shortlisted for the national awards. Since the awards were first started in 2010, the Good Spa Guide has seen rising standards and a huge growth of popularity in the spa industry. Finalists are chosen by specially appointed Good Spa Spies who review over 100 spas every year whilst winners are chosen by the public. 

Speaking on L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa’s win, The Spa Spies said: “L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa commands the prime spot on one of the loveliest beaches in Jersey. The location and the hotel’s facilities make it the perfect destination for a summer holiday. Kids can use the pool, and parents can sneak off for a treatment. The spa offers lots of great incentives and the health club has a real sense of community. With innovative treatments, lots of spa facilities and beautiful views out to the ocean, L’Horizon is an indulgent retreat for all the family.”

Commenting on St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort’s triumph, The Spa Spies said: “The super modern spa at St Pierre Park Hotel is cool and calming, but what really makes the spa special is the extensive outdoor space. Swim a couple of lengths in the indoor pool, soak up the award-winning gardens from the hot tub and then heat up in the marbled steam room and volcanic sauna. The spa offers good quality treatments, lovely relaxation spaces, and lots of great ways to get active if you so choose.”

Lesley Bacon, Group Health Club & Spa manager at Hand Picked Hotels, said: “We are delighted with our recent success at the nationally recognised Good Spa Guide Awards. The awards are of great importance as they are voted for by anonymous guests. It is fantastic to know we are consistently providing a high standard of service to all of our guests. The Channel Islands is an important market for us and we have invested heavily in St Pierre Park in particular this year. We recently completed a £2.5m redevelopment at the hotel and spa and it is excellent news that the investment has really made a difference.” 

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell was the guest of honour at the launch of the stylish new Health Club & Spa at St Pierre Park Hotel in September this year. The club has been completely reconfigured, incorporating bespoke interiors, the latest technology and an unrivalled level of facilities.  It is also the first health club in the UK and Channel Islands to offer Matrix In-Trinity® board classes.  

Hand Picked Hotels is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house and resort hotels. There are ten hotels within the collection with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. To find out more please visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk.  


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About Hand Picked Hotels

Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house and resort hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 17 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles and 3 island retreats, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 18 hotels awarded two AA rosette status. Eleven hotels have achieved red star status or Inspectors’ Choice awards which means they stand out as the very best in the British Isles and four hotels have been awarded AA Silver Stars awarded for their superior level of quality and high standards. There are ten hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.