From the left: Yury Ashizhev, assistant villa operation manager; Nazley Mohamed, spa director Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara; Graham Cooke, president & founder , World Travel Group; Monica Majors, director of public relations MSpa International Limited.
ANANTARA SPA RECEIVED a total of 12 wins at World Spa Awards 2017, where Word’s Best awards hailed Anantara Spa as the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand, accompanied by two individual resorts being named the best in the world.
This was in addition to nine additional hotel, resort, safari and wellness spas saw the brand shine across Asia, the Middle East, Indian Ocean and Africa.
Anantara Spa journeys embrace the indigenous culture and nature of each locale through an integration of architecture, treatments, service and ambience.
Two individual Anantara Spas also shone at the awards. Providing a palatial oasis of rich Arabian traditions in the heart of the world’s largest desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in the UAE was named the World’s Best Desert Spa. Offering island exclusivity in Qatar, Banana Island Resort Doha won World’s Best Private Island Spa.
Nine national awards highlighted uniquely luxurious sanctuaries in iconic destinations.
Anantara Spa was born in Thailand and two spas upheld the brand’s roots – each offering exotic Thai treatments in striking locations. Boasting a prestigious address in the capital, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel received the title of Thailand’s Best Hotel Spa 2017.
Overlooking a lotus-filled lagoon in the royal seaside town of Hua Hin, Anantara Hua Hin Resort was named Thailand’s Best Resort Spa.
Showcasing the brand’s authentic spa journeys across Asia, Anantara Sanya Resort is revered for its precious pearl and tea-infused treatments, and shone as China’s Best Resort Spa.
In the Indian Ocean, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort was named the Maldives’s Best Wellness Retreat, an honour impeccably bestowed to inaugurate its new Balance Wellness Sanctuary – offering a multidimensional approach to relaxation and health.
Coaxing blissful seclusion in an African island paradise, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort was awarded Mozambique’s Best Resort Spa.
Bringing a second award to Africa, the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara celebrated the title of Zambia’s Best Safari Spa, pampering guests with indigenous African treatments in colonial spa suites, as well as poolside massages overlooking the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.
Launched in 2015, the dynamic World Spa Awards sets a benchmark in excellence. Designed to drive the evolution of spa and wellness tourism, the awards raise standards by recognizing and rewarding industry leaders. Votes were cast by spa professionals and the public.