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Aqua Sana Woburn Forest named best social spa

Press release   •   Nov 20, 2014 12:23 GMT

Just six months after opening, Aqua Sana at Center Parcs Woburn Forest has been named winner in the Best Spa to be Social category at the prestigious Good Spa Guide Awards.

The award was presented at the annual Good Spa Guide Awards at Spa Life UK 2014, which were held at Center Parcs Woburn Forest on 18th November 2014. Group Spa Manager, Kerry Fenton-Kent, and Aqua Sana Woburn Forest Manager, Donna McKee, accepted the award from Daphne Metland MD of Good Spa Guide. The Good Spa Guide panel said:

“Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is a beautiful, well laid out, well designed spa which is perfect for small social groups. Spa visitors can move around as they wish in whatever way they wish in a social way but with cosy areas all around the spa, it offers a private element too. It's a high standard of spa-ing in a social environment.”

Aqua Sana is an inviting, welcoming, relaxing spa concept encouraging thousands of people to step over the threshold into spa for the first time. Aqua Sana welcomes couples and groups of family members and friends to a spa journey they can create from a variety of experiences as well as beautiful, cosy areas to dwell and catch up with their loved ones.

Kerry Fenton-Kent, Aqua Sana Group Manager said:

“We are absolutely delighted to win this fantastic award! Aqua Sana Woburn Forest has only been open since June and to already be recognised as one of the best spas in the country is amazing. The award is testament to the dedication and hard work of the whole team and we’re all thrilled.”

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is an innovative concept which has evolved from the existing award-winning Aqua Sana Spas. Inspired by nature and combining different approaches from many of the leading European spas, Aqua Sana Woburn Forest encompasses six unique spas, each one with a variety of multi-sensory experience rooms, including two world-first experiences – the Mineral Room and the Sensory Experience.

The Good Spa Guide Awards are decided by specially appointed Good Spa Spies who review over 100 spas every year and complete a detailed audit sheet, covering all aspects of the spa from service and facilities to cleanliness and maintenance.

Spa Days at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest currently start from £69 per person. Luxury Spa Breaks in a Spa Suite, including a 55 minute treatment each, breakfast, lunch and vouchers towards an evening meal, currently start from £197 per person, per night (book before 8 December). For more information, or to book a Spa Day or Luxury Spa Break, call 03448 267 723 or visit

Notes to Editors

The six spas within Aqua Sana Woburn Forest are; The Fire & Ice Spa; The Blossom Spa; The Herbal Spa; The Sensory Spa, including the world-first Sensory Experience; The Mineral & Gemstone Spa, including the world-first Mineral Room and The Salt Spa.

As well as 25 experience rooms, there are also 22 treatment rooms, Center Parcs’ own concept, Vitalé Café Bar, serving a healthy, Mediterranean menu and six luxury Spa Suites.

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is setting the benchmark for high quality social spas in the UK and beyond, taking the Aqua Sana World of Spa to a new level. As a state-of-the-art spa, this is the only one of its kind in Europe, evolved from the award-winning spas already a success at Center Parcs’ other four Villages. 

Inspired by nature and combining different approaches from many of the leading European spas with the latest innovations, there are six unique spas to journey through, all within the World of Spa.

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is just 50 minutes from London making it the perfect spa destination for Center Parcs short break guests, Spa Day visitors and Luxury Spa Break guests alike.

There are five Aqua Sana Spas in the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

The other nominees in the Good Spa Guide Best Spa to be Social category in 2014 were: Antara Spa at The Chelsea Health Club, London; Thermae Bath Spa, Bath; Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Shropshire; Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan and Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, Bedfordshire.

Aqua Sana was also shortlisted for two other awards: Aqua Sana Longleat Forest for the Best Spa in the South West of the UK & Channel Islands Award, and Aqua Sana Elveden Forest for the Best Customer Service Award.