6th annual World Spa Awards rewarded excellence in the spa and wellness sector



photos: Thermes Marins Monte Carlo; @montecarlosbm.com

6th annual World Spa Awards Winners.

World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the luxury spa and high-end wellness sector – has announced the winners of its 2020 programme.

Spa Brands to lift top honours include Gstaad Palace, Switzerland (‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’), Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany (‘World’s Best Medical Spa’) and doTERRA (‘World’s Best Aromatherapy Brand’), whilst the minimal opulence of Utah’s Amangiri led to its acknowledgement as ‘World’s Best Desert Spa’.

Anantara also emerged as one of the big winners by taking the title for ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand’, whilst the cutting-edge facilities of Switzerland’s Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa was recognised in the ‘World’s Best Spa Design’ category. Dubai cemented its reputation as the destination with it all by collecting the title for ‘World’s Best Spa Destination’.

In the newcomer categories, Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, Italy was named ‘World’s Best New Hotel Spa’; Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, Italy was voted ‘World’s Best New Resort Spa’; whilst Qatar’s Zulal Wellness Resort was crowned ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat’.

For the sixth time in a row, Lanserhof Tegernsee has won the coveted award as “World’s Best Medical Spa” and for the fifth time the award as “Germany’s Best Wellness Retreat”. The Lanserhof at The Arts Club has also won the “World’s Best Private Members Club Spa” award for the second time. Another success is the Grayshott Health Spa being awarded “England’s Best Wellness Retreat”.

World’s Best Desert Spa 2020: The Aman Spa at Amangiri (United States)’; @aman.com

The announcement follows a year-long search for the world’s top spa and wellness brands. Votes were cast by professionals working in the spa and wellness industry and by spa tourism consumers.

“Our winners represent the very best of the best in the global spa and wellness sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges,” said Rebecca Cohen, Managing Director, World Spa Awards.

The World Spa Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for spa and wellness tourism has never been as keen and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.

Other winners included InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam (‘World’s Best Resort Spa), One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai (‘World’s Best Hammam Spa) and Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo (‘World’s Best Casino Hotel Spa’).

World’s Best Desert Spa 2020: The Aman Spa at Amangiri (United States)’ ; @aman.com/resorts/amangiri

For a full list of winners visit here. 

World’s Best Hotel Spa 2020 – Palace Spa at Gstaad Palace (Switzerland);

World’s Best Resort Spa 2020 – HARNN Heritage Spa at InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

World’s Best Day Spa 2020 – Gaia Retreat & Spa (Australia);

World’s Best Spa Destination 2020 – Dubai;

World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa 2020 – Etihad Six Senses Spa;

World’s Best Aromatherapy Brand 2020 – doTERRA;

World’s Best Beauty Salon 2020: Kosmetikinstitut Aurora Innsbruck (Austria)

World’s Best Casino Hotel Spa 2020: Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo (Monaco)

World’s Best City Resort Spa 2020: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai (UAE)

World’s Best Country House Hotel Spa 2020: The Spa at Fonteverde (Italy)

World’s Best Cruise Spa 2020: SPA & Meer at TUI Cruises’

World’s Best Desert Spa 2020: The Aman Spa at Amangiri (United States)’

World’s Best Detox Programme 2020: The Mayr Detox at Verba Mayr (Russia):

World’s Best Eco Spa 2020: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Australia)

World’s Best Female Spa 2020: Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

World’s Best Hammam Spa 2020: The Hammam at One&Only Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage (UAE)

World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand 2020 – Anantara Spa;

World’s Best Hotel Spa Suites 2020 – Spa Suites at Address Downtown Dubai (UAE)

World’s Best Male Grooming Salon Brand 2020 – 1847 Dubai (UAE)

World’s Best Male Spa 2020 – The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

World’s Best Medical Spa 2020- Lanserhof Tegernsee (Germany)

World’s Best Mineral & Hot Springs Spa 2020 – TAUERN SPA Kaprun (Austria)

World’s Best Nail Studio Brand 2020 – PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez

World’s Best New Hotel Spa 2020 – The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como (Italy)

World’s Best New Resort Spa 2020 -Lefay SPA World at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti (Italy)

World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020 – Zulal Wellness Resort (Qatar)

World’s Best Private Island Spa 2020 – Nurai Spa at Zaya Nurai Island (UAE);

World’s Best Private Members Club Spa 2020 – Lanserhof at The Arts Club (United Kingdom);

World’s Best Private Spa Villas 2020 – The Private Spa at Geinberg5 Private Spa & Villas (Austria);

World’s Best Spa & Wellness Tour Operator 2020 – Escape To Shape (United States);

World’s Best Spa Brand 2020 – Natura Bissé;

World’s Best Spa Design 2020 – Alpine Spa at Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa (Switzerland);

World’s Best Spa Service Excellence 2020 – Chanterelle – Spa by JW at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort
& Spa (Vietnam);

World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2020 – Royal Heritage Ritual at Spa Uluwatu at InterContinental Bali Resort

World’s Best Thermal Grotto Spa 2020 – Grotta Giusti (Italy);

World’s Best Thermal Spa & Medical Wellness Operator 2020 – VAMED Vitality World;

World’s Best Wellness App 2020 – Calm App;

World’s Best Wellness Clinic 2020: Mriya Resort & Spa (Russia);

World’s Best Wellness Retreat 2020 – Mriya Resort & Spa (Russia);

World’s Best Wellness Retreat Brand 2020 – Miraval Resorts & Spas

World’s Best Wellness Travel Agency 2020 – Ayurva Traveller.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como; @mandarinoriental.com/lake-como/blevio/luxury-spa