Anantara Spa Celebrates Wins at the 2017 World Spa Awards

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Anantara Spa Wins 12 Coveted World Spa Awards, Including World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand

Spa Treatment Room at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

At a glittering awards gala ceremony in Phu Quoc, Vietnam early December, 2017, Anantara Spa received an incredible grand total of 12 wins in the 2017 World Spa Awards. The brand received three sought after Word’s Best awards, including the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand; two individual resorts were named the best in the world. Adding to the impressive award bank, nine additional hotel, resort, safari and wellness spas saw the brand shine across Asia, the Middle East, Indian Ocean and Africa.

Epitomizing authentic luxury, Anantara Spa journeys embrace the indigenous culture and nature of each hotel or resort’s locale through a passionate integration of architecture, treatments, service and ambience. In recognition of the success of this brand philosophy, Anantara Spa won the prestigious accolade of World's Best Hotel Spa Brand 2017 as part of a hat trick of World’s Best awards. Two individual Anantara Spas also shone on the global stage. 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 by Anantara won World's Best Private Island Spa.

Nine national awards highlight uniquely luxurious sanctuaries in iconic destinations. Anantara Spa was born in Thailand and two spas there proudly 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 crowned the Maldives's Best Wellness Retreat, an honor impeccably timed to the inauguration of its new Balance Wellness Sanctuary, which offeris 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 sumptuous colonial spa suites, as well as poolside massages overlooking the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.

In the Middle East, three Anantara Spas shone in the award limelight. Perched on the rim of a great canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is famed for its local rose oil, frankincense and pomegranate spa journeys, and proudly scooped Oman's Best Resort Spa award. Bestowed with two desirable awards, in addition to World's Best Private Island Spa, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara was also hailed Qatar's Best Hotel Spa, while on stunning Sir Bani Yas Island, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara lavishes guests with ancient Arabian rituals, and was honored with the accolade of Abu Dhabi's Best Resort Spa.

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. With votes cast by spa professionals and the public, Anantara Spa shone in the eyes of both the industry and consumers in the World Spa Awards 2017.

Editor’s Notes:

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

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