A Year in Review – Ragdale in 2013
The festive season is upon us, which means it’s time to pop open the bucks fizz and take a reflective look back at some of the exciting events that helped shape 2013 into one of our most prosperous yet.
From a bevy of awards to exciting new developments at The Hall, it really has been a year to remember.
Here’s just a selection of the highlights …
At the start of the year, we were delighted to be awarded the title of “Best for Fitness Fans” by New! Magazine in their Spa Awards, which recognised the tireless work of our team and the range of fitness facilities on offer here at Ragdale.
In the month of romance, we were thrilled to launch our range of “Relax” spa products in larger M&S stores around the country, and we went beyond the final frontier with our invigorating BEAM fitness regime designed to work your core to its limits.
Back in March, we could barely contain our excitement as The Beauty Express opened for business. Featuring a selection of the latest and most innovative brands within the beauty market, it offers you the ultimate one-stop beauty destination designed for instant visual results that will leave you teeming with confidence.
As we moved into April, we were proud to be awarded Best Dedicated Spa and Best Spa by the glossy lifestyle magazine, Candis. Additionally, this was the month we introduced our new ballet barre workout – a dance-based workout that leaves you firmer, slimmer and taller …
June was a special month at Ragdale as we celebrated our 40th year as one of the UK’s leading spas and documented how times, but not the level of service, have changed since we first opened our doors. In addition, we were awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence – only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award – for the second year running.
In August, we were delighted to improve our spa break accessibility with brand new adapted bedrooms suitable for disabled guests and wheelchair users – and you can find out more by clicking here.
Our updated video brochure was released in September, allowing all of our guests to see what we’ve been up to with our recent developments! What’s more, in the Sunday Times’ list of the Ultimate 100 British Hotels, Ragdale Hall was rated 5th– and we plan to improve on that next year!
In October, we were pleased to see The Sun describe us as “the ultimate in spa resorts!” – and we really can’t help but agree with them!
Last month saw us featured in The Independent, described us “the John Lewis of spas because it is of excellent quality, well priced and delivered by friendly knowledgeable people. The facilities are vast and dazzling, the food first rate and you can buy gift vouchers …”
Yep, it’s safe to say that 2013 has been a cracker, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our guests a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Here’s to 2014 …