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05 Oct 2023
2023 World Spa Awards celebrate industry’s best and brightest

The World Spa Awards – the global initiative designed to celebrate and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has announced the winners of its ninth annual programme.

The announcement follows a year-long search for the world’s top spa and wellness brands. Votes were cast by industry professionals, the media and the general public.

With 349 accolades up for grabs, the awards are split into 10 categories: World (42), Africa (33), Asia (53), Caribbean (25), Europe (75), Indian Ocean (8), Latin America (20), Middle East (34), North America (43) and Oceania (16).

A snapshot of the 2023 winners:
World’s Best Hotel Spa – Bürgenstock Alpine Spa, Lucerne Switzerland.
World’s Best Wellness Retreat – Palazzo Fiuggi, Fiuggi, Italy.
World’s Best Wellness Clinic – SHA Wellness.
World's Best Thermal Spa and Medical Wellness Operator – Vamed Vitality World.
World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand – Mandarin Oriental (for the second year running).
World’s Best Aromatherapy Brand – Aromatherapy Associates (for the second year running).
World’s Best Spa Brand – L’Occitane.
World’s Best Spa Design – Lanserhof Sylt, Germany.
World's Best Wellness Retreat Brand – Miraval Resorts & Spas.
World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment – The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, Mexico.

Newcomers category
World’s Best New Resort Spa – Awaken Spa at Atlantis The Royal, Dubai.
World’s Best New Hotel Spa – Clinique La Prairie Longevity Hub at The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl, Qatar.
World’s Best New Wellness Retreat – Lanserhof Sylt, Germany.

Destination awards
World’s Best Spa Destination – Dubai.
World’s Best Wellness Destination – Bali.

Rebecca Cohen, World Spa Awards managing director, says: “The spa and wellness industry is experiencing sustained growth, evident in the calibre of nominees in our 2023 programme.

“We’ve seen a notable increase in first-time recipients, while previous winners also continue to push the boundaries of excellence by retaining their titles. All winners have shown dedication to delivering exceptional spa and wellness experiences and we’re excited to share these achievements with the world.”

Head to the official World Spa Awards website to check out the full roster of winners.

Entries for the 10th annual World Spa Awards will open on 29 January 2024.

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27 Nov 2023
Good Spa Guide Awards announces Britain’s top regional spas of 2023
Spas from nine regions across the UK, from Scotland to the West Country, have won accolades in the Regional Good Spa Guide (GSG) Awards 2023.
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Echelon Fitness teams up with Run Disney to tap into 170,000 runners
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GWS celebrates Simone Biles with Debra Simon Award for excellence in mental wellbeing
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Largest-ever Spa China Summit welcomes global attendees to Manchuria
The 15th annual Spa China Summit was recently held at the Ritz-Carlton in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
27 Oct 2023
ukactive Awards winners revealed as sector unites in Leeds for a night of celebration
The top operators, suppliers and facilities from across the physical activity sector were celebrated last night (26 October), as the winners of the prestigious ukactive Awards 2023 were announced at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
18 Oct 2023
Great Spa Towns of Europe Association hosts general assembly in Montecatini Terme
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