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The St David’s Hotel & Spa Appoints New Manager

The St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Sands as Manager of The St David’s Spa.Ê Mark joins the luxury Rocco Forte Hotels group from Wentworth Health Club & Spa, where he was the Deputy Health Club & Spa Manager from 1999.ÊCommenting on his appointment, Mark said, “I am particularly excited to be joining The St David’s Hotel & Spa, as the hotel has firmly established itself as Wales’s leading hotel over the last six years, and I very much look forward to advancing the profile and reputation of The St David’s Spa as an award-winning destination.”

Jason Harding, General Manager of The St David’s Hotel & Spa, added “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the team at The St David’s at such an exciting time for the spa.Ê Mark’s appointment reflects my commitment to enhancing and continually developing the Hotel’s spa operation.”

Mark is a graduate of Portsmouth University and is a keen sportsman with a golf handicap of six.

The St David’s Hotel & Spa has become one of the UK’s leading destination spas since opening in January 1999. The hotel has won no fewer than 10 major awards, including the AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, a WOW Award for outstanding Customer Service and a listing in the Condé Nast Top 20 Coolest Hotels of the World.Ê It also benefits from an Investors in People accreditation, which it has maintained since 1999. It was also recently ranked 8th UK Best Business Hotel by Conde Nast Traveller and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

The hotel has 132 bedrooms (including 20 suites), with balconies and views over Cardiff Bay. Spa facilities include a hydrotherapy suite with 14 treatment rooms for seaweed wraps, water and beauty treatments; two salt water hydropools; a 15m exercise pool; a sauna; a solarium; a gym; a spa dining room overlooking the bay; and an exercise studio.