During a red-carpet event, QMS MediCosmetics was also recognized as the World’s Best Spa Brand by voters from around the world, while Sardinia, Italy, took the title of Europe’s Best Wellness Destination. White Caviar Illuminating Facial at The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie is reining atop the list for world’s best signature spa treatment.
World Spa Awards, World Travel Awards‘ sister event, is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015. The awards are designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field.
Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh was recognised as the World’s Best Female Spa, while Emirates Palace Spa took the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa.
Also taking the stage was Lanserhof Tegernsee, recognised as the World’s Best Medical Spa, and host Forte Village Resort, picking up the trophies for World’s Best Wellness Retreat.
The title of World’s Best Nail Studio Brand went to PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. Aldemar Royal Mare was granted the Greece’s Best Wellness Retreat 2016 award while Tribe Hotel Kenya was voted Kenya’s Best Hotel Spa 2016.
Forte Village Resort was the perfect host for the 2016 World Spa Awards ceremony. The world renowned location stands in a unique 47 hectares tropical park setting on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia, approximately 40 kilometers from Cagliari airport.
The resort is a world of its own, with a wide choice of four and five star hotels, beachfront suites and villas, restaurants, pools, sports activities, children’s clubs and entertainment, on a magnificent beach where guests can be as active or relaxed as they wish.
World Spa Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent; a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.
Voting methodology is simple; votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public.
- 2nd Annual World Spa Awards Winners:
World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa 2016 – Etihad Six Senses Spa;
World’s Best Beauty Salon 2016 – Maison de Joelle Jumeirah, Dubai;
World’s Best Casino Hotel Spa 2016 – Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo (Monaco);
World’s Best Country House Hotel Spa 2016 – The Spa & Bath House at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa;
World’s Best Cruise Spa 2016 – Mandara Spa at Norweigen Cruise Line;
World’s Best Day Spa 2016 – Gaia Retreat & Spa;
World’s Best Desert Spa 2016 – Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, UAE;
World’s Best Eco Spa 2016 – Crassula ECO SPA at Cornelia De luxe Resort;
World’s Best Female Spa 2016 – Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh;
World’s Best Hotel Spa 2016 – Emirates Palace Spa (Abu Dhabi);
World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand 2016 – Talise by Jumeirah;
World’s Best Male Spa 2016 – All-men’s Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre;
World’s Best Medical Spa 2016 – Lanserhof Tegernsee;
World’s Best Mineral & Hot Springs Spa 2016 – Spa Thermae at Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa, Italy;
World’s Best Nail Studio Brand 2016 – PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez;
World’s Best New Hotel Spa 2016 – The Spa at Intercontinental London – The O2;
world’s Best New Resort Spa 2016 – Zemi Thai House Spa at Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa, Anguilla;
World’s Best Private Island Spa 2016 – Anantara Spa at Banana Island Resort Doha (Qatar);
World’s Best Resort Spa 2016 – Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (Dubai);
World’s Best Spa Brand 2016 – QMS MediCosmetics;
World’s Best Spa Design 2016 – Armani/SPA at Armani Hotel Milano;
World’s Best Spa Destination 2016 – Maldives;
World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2016 – White Caviar Illuminating Facial at The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie;
World’s Best Wellness Retreat 2016 – Forte Village Resort (Italy).