Tatler awards for Spa at Galgorm

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The Spa at Galgorm Resort & Spa has scooped two awards for at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards.

At a gala awards luncheon in The InterContinental, Dublin, last week, The Spa was crowned Resort Spa of the Year and the coveted People’s Choice award.

The judges commented that they were particularly impressed with the continued high standard in the resort, which exceeds expectations across the categories.

From therapist expertise, to innovation shown throughout the treatments on offer to the array of quality products on offer – it proved itself the worthy winner.

For the People’s Choice award which is based exclusively on votes by Irish Tatler readers, The Spa at Galgorm, Galgorm Resort & Spa swept the boards as Irish Tatler readers voted in their thousands for their favourite spas countrywide.

Melissa O’Neill, Senior Spa Manager at Galgorm Resort & Spa, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win both People’s Choice Award and Best Resort Spa of the Year.”

She added: “An amazing achievement and it just proves how hard the team has worked in highlighting the spa and raising awareness to those who live all over Ireland. Many thanks to Irish Tatler for all their support over the last year.”

The best is yet to come with the exciting news that Galgorm Resort & Spa opens its £10million expansion on September 1 that will include the creation of a unique indoor and outdoor Thermal Spa Village, the first of its kind in Ireland.

The Thermal Spa Village will be full of exceptional new facilities and include a full leisure pool complete with polished pebble floor which will gently massage pressure points in your feet, assisting blood flow and easing tensions.

Indoor experiences surrounding the pool will include bespoke Shell Showers, the one of a kind Snow Paradise and Sanarium.

The journey will continue outdoors with Spa goers able to enjoy the benefits of the Celtic Sauna Ritual, Log Fired Dutchtubs, sunken firepit and hot-tub and Riverside Body & Mind Studio, all situated along a gorgeous stilted boardwalk leading to the majestic River Maine.

Forty-eight deluxe guestrooms and suites will also open in September and include a Signature Suite like no other.

Now in their sixth year, the Irish Tatler Spa Awards in association with Häagen-Dazs commends the best spas in the country.

Awards being presented in 10 categories, included Best Specialised Treatment, Best Body Treatment, Best Facial Treatment, Innovation, Best Package, Best Spa Therapist, Best Service, Readers Choice as voted by Irish Tatler readers, and the coveted Irish Tatler Spa of the Year.

An expert judging panel spent the last few months travelling up and down the country rediscovering old favourites, trying out the newest treatments and hand picking Ireland’s most fabulous spa experiences.

The Irish Tatler Spa Awards sets benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the country.

The glamorous ceremony and luncheon was attended by 120 guests from spas all over Ireland and hosted by Harmonia chairwoman Norah Casey.

Jessica O’Sullivan, deputy editor of Irish Tatler, said: “We are delighted that the Irish Tatler Spa Awards has become such an important industry event although only in its sixth year, it is a real achievement for all the spas here to receive a coveted award as nominated by Irish Tatler readers and our extensive judging panel at Harmonia.”