Boringdon Hall welcomes new spa director to head up showstopping Gaia Spa


Devon hotel, Boringdon Hall has announced the appointment of a new spa director to head up the property’s Gaia Spa.

The five-star hotel has welcomed Shelley Hepburn to the role, following a long career in the spa and wellness industry, opening and developing some of the UK’s top hotel spas and in house teams at the likes of The Grove, Pennyhill Park, Bulgari and most recently opening The Ned, Soho House.

She will relocate from London to her home of Devon for the position after ‘admiring the Nettleton family’s work in spa and hospitality’ for the last decade.

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She said: “Sharing the same ethos and goals in wellness as I do, I’m looking forward to being a part of something special at Gaia and embracing the spirit of all the south west has to offer the spa industry with the growth of this exciting brand.”

Diane Nettleton, director at Gaia Spa says: “I am excited to welcome Shelley to Gaia particularly as I have known her over the years and seen her amazing achievements. She brings a wealth of experience and a warmth and energy to nurture Gaia, to build on what we have already created, to continue our vision as a wellness destination and continue growing the Gaia Brand.”

Gaia Spa opened at Boringdon Hall in 2016 and has since been voted The Sunday Times Best British Spa Hotel in the UK. Gaia Spa is the largest spa in the south west, measuring over 1,800 square metres, featuring 12 treatment rooms and a Spatisserie restaurant.

Gaia Spa facilities include an infinity pool, Hydrotherapy pool with an outdoor swim through, heat experiences, including Finnish sauna, crystal steam room, salt steam room, Laconium, herbal sauna, rasul, Balneotherapy suite and shower experiences, as well as a state of the art gym, deep relaxation room, beauty salon with champagne bar, and outdoor areas for yoga and meditation.

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