The world of spa is tough. Keeping up to date with the latest technologies, treatments and ingredients, making yourself stand out among some of the best spas in Europe and running a tight ship that keeps clients, staff and accounts happy is no easy feat. So when it comes to recognising the best of what Irish Spa has to offer, people look to the Irish Tatler Spa Awards as the official word on who is leading the pack within the Irish Spa industry.

The Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2017 took place last week in Dublin and we were thrilled to see some of our long term Blue Sky Products Spa Partners go home with awards. We are partnered with many Irish Spa’s through our brands including Kerstin Florian, basq NYC and Organic Nation, in addition to supplying many with our bespoke range of Spa Essentials aroma essences, rasul muds, massage oils and salts. 

We would like to congratulate each spa team on their achievements, we know how great you are and it is only fitting that the rest of the country does too!

Best Facial – Eco Spa at Clonmel Park Hotel

One of the latest additions to the Kerstin Florian family in Ireland, spa manager Laura and her team are truly outstanding in their dedication and approach to delivering the best Kerstin Florian spa treatments. So it was no surprise to see them awarded the Best Facial accolade for their EcoSpa Experience Signature Kerstin Florian Facial. Described by judges as ‘more than a facial’ but a ‘ritualistic journey through relaxation’.

Irish Tatler says:

‘Designed especially for the spa by Spa Manager, Laura Lawlor, the treatment begins with a mind-calming exercise followed by a lavender, muscle-melt massage to ease stresses and strains from the back, feet and arms. Next is the Kerstin Florian Anti-Ageing Facial with infused plant-cell cultures, to plum, hydrate and renew the skin. Our judge couldn’t speak more highly of the experience, “It’s been a long time since I’ve laid on a treatment bed and wished it would never end. Spa Manager Laura was born to do this- she is so tuned in to her treatments, so intuitive – five stars all round”.

Highly Commended Best Body Treatment – Spa Salveo at Knockranny House Hotel

No strangers to winning at The Irish Tatler Spa Awards, Katherine and her team at Spa Salveo picked up  the Best Spa Package back in 2015 for their signature Kerstin Florian ‘Samizen’ experience. This year the Westport spa was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Body Treatment category for their Kerstin Florian ‘Forest of Dreams’ Experience .

Irish Tatler says:

‘ An invigorating combination of a Turkish body scrub and Swedish massage, The Forest of Dreams treatment is something special. It begins with a brush body scrub with Kerstin Florian products, then, after a quick shower, it’s onto massage, which is both firm and therapeutic. Super therapist Dorota utilises her knowledge of massage, joint manipulation and shiatsu to tailor the treatment. In our judge’s case, that involved serious work on knotted shoulders, leaving muscles blissfully relaxed’

Dublin Spa of the Year – Spa & Wellness at The Marker Hotel

The Marker Hotel has well established itself as Dublin’s leading 5 star hotel, nested in the heart of the city centre. We have worked closely with the spa team since its launch and are proud to have them as exclusive Dublin partners for Kerstin Florian. This isn’t the first award for spa manager Clara and her team and it certainly won’t be their last. Spa and Wellness at The Marker also recently added our Organic Nation range of rituals and skincare to their offering.

Irish Tatler says:

‘ If a sign of a truly notable spa is the kind of customer service that makes you feel wholly pampered, then The Marker is that rare breed that has it in droves, yet makes it feel utterly effortless. A trip to the Dublin Spa & Wellness bolthole is something special – a heaven of peace and quiet in the epicentre of Grand Canal Square that also boasts some of the slickest decor in town. An ultra efficient greeting comes courtesy of the face of front of house Ainhoa, while the elegance of the spa itself is unparalleled – a Kirkstone clad, 23 metre infinity pool is the tip of the iceberg. The addition of a competitive Sunday package ensures luxury and value need’t be mutually exclusive either.’

Leinster Spa of The Year – The Spa at Lyrath Estate

A stunning oasis of calm nestled in the breath taking Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny – spa manager Denise and her team have created something special and offer a number of Kerstin Florian signature experiences.

Irish Tatler says:

‘ Our judge was very impressed with not only the decor, the facilities and the quality of the treatment she received, but the staff at this spa. Each and every member went above and beyond to ensure that her visit was something exceptional. As well as a quiet and restful atmosphere in the spa, everything was immaculately clean and tidy. ‘

Highly Commended Leinster Spa of the Year – Killashee Spa at Killashee Hotel

Nestled just outside of Dublin, spa manager Sharon and her team offer an idyllic escape from city life. Our basq NYC spa partners, they are experts in treating the unique needs of mums to be.

Irish Tatler says:

‘ A stone’s throw from Dublin, the spa at Killashee has it all. From the unique hydrotherapy suits, to the spacious restful treatment rooms, relaxation is the priority. The knowledgeable therapists tailor each treatment to best suit the individual, making it a truly custom experience. Our judge have a special mention to the attentive but discreet staff whose friendly manner puts you immediately at ease. Perfect for a pre-wedding pamper, romantic break or a girly getaway, the well priced packages ensure that everyone is catered dor’

Best Treatment Package – Journey Through Nature – The Spa at The Kingsley

While this award goes to a treatment package that isn’t part of our product offering, we would like to acknowledge the amazing achievement and work ethic of the spa team at The Kingsley Hotel. We are partnered with this Cork City Escape for both Kerstin Florian and basq NYC and along with its sister The Fota Island Resort, it is one of our favourite Cork getaways.

Ireland – Europes Premier Spa Destination

Finally we would also like to congratulate all award winners and finalists on the standard of spa that they offer clients and guests. Blue Sky Products have worked in the Irish spa industry for nearly 15 years and have always maintained that Ireland is the jewel in the crown of Europes spa industry. From Wexford to Killarney, Dublin to Donegal and everywhere in between it is the combination of all our beautiful spas that makes our little island a spa goers dream !

If you are an Irish (or UK) spa and would like to find out more about partnering with BlueSky Products and our award winning brands contact us via the form below!