South Devon Skills Awards Success for TLH Leisure Resort

TLH Leisure Resort had 4 reasons to celebrate at the South Devon Skills Awards held at the Riviera International Conference Centre last night.

Marcio Barbeitos, Restaurant Supervisor at the Derwent Hotel, had been nominated in the category ‘Achieving Skills  for Life’ and he received a Highly Commended award.

Jenny Shipton, our Training Officer, was announced as joint winner in the category ‘Tutor, trainer or mentor who most inspires others to learn’.

TLH Leisure Resort had  been shortlisted in the category ‘Skills in Large Businesses; Employer of the Year’ and we came away as winners of this category.

Then, finally, TLH Leisure Resort was also announced as the overall Winner of Winners on the evening.

We are absolutely delighted with this success. Training and skills are so important to us and this is an award for the whole company.

The awards were arranged by the Torbay Development Agency, in association with Productive Skills for Devon.

Aztec Spa – Helping You to Look Your Best

Spa Massage Beauty and massage treatments are a fantastic way of relaxing and recharging and as maintenance therapies go, Elemis facials, OPI manicures and regular waxing are an excellent way of keeping us feeling and looking tip top. However, there is increasing demand for that little bit more, and I’m not just talking about the inevitable wrinkles and skin sagging which come to us all, but younger girls (and boys) are asking for procedures such as brow shaping or teeth whitening. Procedures which are common place in the bigger cities, but which we seem to be slow to pick up on in the good old Westcountry!

So what can the Aztec Spa, Torquay offer you to add to your beauty armoury?

  • It has already ventured into the world of fish pedicures with The Fish Kiss Spa coming on board with us to offer our clients a new and exciting experience. Feet are also well catered for by Jacqui Bremner and her reflexology treatments.
  • NEW – James Willis Faces is also now working with the spa offering a variety of aesthetic procedures. James Willis has been providing aesthetic dentistry for many years and 15 years ago re-trained in the field of facial aesthetic treatments. He is one of only 3 members of the IHAS (Independent Healthcare Advisory Services Quality Assurance Mark) in the South West and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Any kind of cosmetic procedure is a huge step but James’ skill and caring attitude really means you are in safe hands. A full consultation and procedures are by appointment only.

So, not just a spa, the Aztec Spa offers a full range of options to help you turn back the hands of time!

Have you got the Zumba vibe?

Zumba at TLHWith Zumba classes and DVDs popping up here there and everywhere you’ll be silly not to have given this new fitness craze a go. If you have joined the Zumba train in your local town, this weekender will be right up your street for yourself and your friends!

We are holding our very own Zumba weekend this September. Complete with guest male and female qualified Zumba and fitness instructors in our very own Aztec Studio, with a variety of Zumba classes all included for you to attend as many, or as little as you can handle!

The weekend will kick off with a sparkling drinks reception on arrival, where you will be well looked after within the Carlton Hotel. This 3* hotel offers full access to the TLH leisure Resort complex which holds live daily and nightly entertainment, pool, spa, studio, gym, games room, bistro and so much more. The price  includes dinner, bed and breakfast, Zumba classes and your very own Zumba party on the Saturday evening.

The weekend is a two night stay for just £105 per person! Friday 2nd September 2011.

Spaces are limited so please book early.

Contact our Private Reservations team on 01803 400500.

What to get your Mum this Mother’s Day?

Mother’s day is fast approaching and we are all having the usual conundrum – what to get Mum this year? Don’t you get bored of always giving flowers and chocolates?

This year do something different and show her how much you love her.

Why not treat your Mum to a Luxury Elemis Spa treatment and swim, sauna, steam room and give her a day of being treated like a queen by our fully trained therapy team, here at the Aztec Spa, Torquay.

Or, if you want something a bit more unusual, how about a fish pedicure at our new Fish Kiss Spa?! Follow it with an OPI file and polish. You can buy vouchers for the above treatments (or any spa treatments for her to use when it is convenient) over the phone, or at the Aztec Reception desk.

Then on Mother’s day (after your pampering) treat her to a roast carvery lunch at the Carlton Hotel and Spa Restaurant?! Full 3 course menu is available at just £15.95 -booking is essential.

For more info about any of these offers then see our website or call on 01803 400190.

Latest Elemis Offers – 50% savings!

Elemis Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes  – unlock the secret of younger-looking skin!

Another fabulous saving on much coveted Elemis Anti-Ageing products can be found at the Aztec Spa, Torquay. SAVE 50% on this trio of clinically proven award-winners from Elemis complete with luxury vanity case.

Having tried them myself, I’m convinced these products really work and judging by the comments we get in the Spa, I’m not the only one! Yes they are expensive, but a little goes a long way and with regular offers like these you really are getting an awful lot for your money.

 This is what Elemis have to say about the new Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes trio:

  •  Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal helps smooth, firm and support ageing skin. Clinically proven to visibly tone the eye contour area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 60%.*
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78% and increase hydration by up to 45% in just 15 days.*
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream assists the skin’s natural regeneration process and is clinically proven to increase oxygen levels in the skin by up to 41% after just 28 days.*

*Independent Clinical Trials 2003/2005/2006

Buy your Anti-Ageing Face & Eyes from the Aztec Spa today for £75 (value £160)

Free Melting Cleansing Gel

This NEW cleansing gel is yours for FREE when you buy a Maximum Moisture Day Cream for £35.80 from the Aztec Spa.

The texture of this cleanser is gorgeous – it melts from a luxurious gel to a rich milk and leaves your complexion cleansed and silky smooth. I’ve yet to try this myself, but I think it will be great for young or teenage skins, followed by the Maximum Moisture Day Cream. My daughter celebrates her 15th birthday next week so I think this lovely little duo will be heading her way!

Ask about our full range of Elemis, OPI and St Tropez products at the Aztec Spa 01803 400190

Bowls England Dinner and Presentation – February 25 2011

It is with pleasure that I attended the Men’s annual presentation for Bowls England.

What a lovely evening with everyone shedding the grey and white uniform and dressing up in their evening attire. And I don’t mean pyjamas or nighties, it means our glad rags that possibly only come out once or twice a year.

We all met for pre dinner drinks in the Rowley Suite of the Walker Stadium, Leicester. The Rowley suite is named after George Arthur Rowley, (21 April 1926 – 19 December 2002), an English footballer nicknamed ‘The Gunner’ because of his explosive left-foot shot. He holds the record for the greatest number of career goals in English football league history, and indeed English football as a whole, scoring 434 from 619 league games.

History lesson over – now I can tell you about the evening.

It is so nice to meet up socially with people that you have worked closely with over the previous season and who have become chums via Facebook and other media channels. You barely recognise them minus their bowling gear off, and with their posh suits and frocks on. It was non-stop chatter all evening.

The meal was great, I liked it anyway – belly pork, slow roasted so it was good and crispy, served with mash and black pudding with cabbage on the side.Yummy, you’d either love it or hate it. I liked it. Followed by golden syrup tart with ice cream – lush – and then coffee.

The presentations went wonderfully well, with the evening culminating in a speech from John Bell, who writes a column in Bowls International Magazine – he is a really funny guy and his description of going out to the Commonwealth Games with the team, the flight, the bugs and the accommodation, was hilarious.

At the end of the presentations a special gift was given to all who were involved with our Commonwealth Games team. It was nice to see that they were thanked for taking on board a young team and supporting them far from home in conditions that were, some say, a little fraught. Well done.

But if you think that was the end of it you are mistaken. I love to chat and of course did the rounds of the tables where I knew my mates would be. I was waylayed several times by people wanting to talk about TLH Leisure Resort or to tell me how much they had enjoyed staying with us. It is so good to get this sort of feedback and I am proud to be involved with TLH who are definitely market leaders in the Bowls world.

In the meantime my mobile was going off like mad, vibrating during the speeches. On looking at it, after the celebrations, I could see that I had two missed calls: one from a chum at the Dolphin in Dorset who had just qualified for the National EIBA Top Club and one from Nottingham IBC, where another great friend had qualified with her team.

Well done all of you. The National Top Club finalists are now published and drawn as:
Swale v Torquay United
Watford v Dolphin
Cumbria v City of Ely
Nottingham v North Wilts.
All very good teams with a fair few Internationals sprinkled over them. Oh well, bring ‘em on. Let’s go for it Torquay United. Last year we were the bridesmaid, this year we’ll be the bride.

That’s all for now folks!