Winners Announced for the Inaugural Global Spa & Wellness Awards

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American Spa and Luxury Travel Advisor have announced the winners of the inaugural Global Spa and Wellness Awards.

Global Spa & Wellness Awards 2017

“This unique awards program was such an amazing endeavor for us as the leaders of travel and spa content creation in the market and we’re thrilled that the audience was so receptive to it,” said Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief & publisher, American Spa. “Congratulations to all the winners."

American Spa and Luxury Travel Advisor, two publications under the Questex LLC umbrella, have announced the winners of the inaugural Global Spa & Wellness Awards.

Launched in the fall of 2017, these awards were conceived to offer both domestic and international spas and wellness facilities the opportunity to earn international recognition by some of the industry's most notable names – a renowned panel of judges organized by the editorial teams at American Spa and Luxury Travel Advisor. Judging officially closed on February 12, 2018 and the winners are as follows:

Best Spa - Global Awards - Africa & Indian Ocean
The Spa at Bushmans Kloof
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
Western Cape, South Africa

Best Spa - Global Awards – Asia
Aman Spa at Amanoi
Amanoi
Ninh Thuận, Vietnam

Best Spa - Global Awards – Canada
Chi, The Spa
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Vancouver, BC Canada

Best Spa - Global Awards – Caribbean
The Spa at Seafire
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Best Spa - Global Awards – Europe
ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London
London, UK

Best Spa - Global Awards - Mexico, South & Central America
The Spa at Chable
Chable Resort & Spa
Chochola, Mexico

Best Spa - Global Awards - United States
SpaHalekulani
Halekulani
Honolulu, HI

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards – California
Meadowood Spa
Meadowood Napa Valley
St. Helena, CA

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards – Florida
The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Miami Beach, FL

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards - Las Vegas
Sahra Spa & Hammam
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards - New England
OH! Spa
Ocean House
Watch Hill, RI

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards - New York & Tri State
The Lodge at Woodloch
Hawley, PA

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards – Southwest
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
Santa Fe, NM

Best Spa - U.S. Regional Awards – Texas
Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness
La Cantera Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX

Debut Awards - Best New International Spa
The Spa at Chable
Chable Resort & Spa
Chochola, Mexico

Debut Awards - Best New U.S. Spa
âme Spa & Wellness Collective
Turnberry Isle Miami
Aventura, FL

Wellness Standouts - Top for Cuisine
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Austin, TX

Wellness Standouts - Top for Embracing Local Culture
The Spa at Chable
Chable Resort & Spa
Chochola, Mexico

Wellness Standouts - Top for Families
esSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare
Pittsburgh, PA

Wellness Standouts - Top for Fitness
The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Miami Beach, FL

Wellness Standouts - Top for Girls Getaways
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Austin, TX

Wellness Standouts - Top for Medical Spa Services
Vitality Wellness and Beauty Clinic
New York, NY

Wellness Standouts - Top for Men
David Douglas Spa
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Wellness Standouts - Top for Romance
Meadowood Spa
Meadowood Napa Valley
St. Helena, CA

Wellness Standouts - Top for Solo Travelers
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
Santa Fe, NM

Runners-up include:

The Spa at Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Cape Town, South Africa

Aman Spa
Amanpuri
Phuket, Thailand

Fern Tree Spa
Half Moon
Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Spa at Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle
County Mayo, Ireland

Armonia Spa
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Bamford Haybarn Spa
1 Hotel South Beach
Miami Beach, FL

The Spa at The Estate
Hotel Villagio
Yountville, CA

Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa
East Stroudsburg, PA

Spa Anjali
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Avon, CO

The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough
London, UK

atrio
Las Alcobas Napa Valley
St. Helena, CA

Aman Spa at Amanemu
Amanemu
Shima, Japan

Pravassa
New York, NY

The editors of both publications were thrilled to have taken part in this program, both as curators of the idea and as judges.

“This unique awards program was such an amazing endeavor for us as the leaders of travel and spa content creation in the market and we’re thrilled that the audience was so receptive to it,” said Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief & publisher, American Spa. “What a wonderful way to bring the emergence of wellness travel to the forefront. Congratulations to all the winners.”

“The growth of luxury wellness travel is staggering and is offering such incredible revenue opportunities for not only spas, but hoteliers, destinations, cruise lines and of course, travel advisors,” said Ruthanne Terrero, VP of content & editorial director, Luxury Travel Advisor. “I couldn’t be more thrilled with this partnership, the results of the program, and all the positive feedback we’ve received from the marketplace.”

Winners and runners-up will be featured in a special article in the April edition of American Spa and Luxury Travel Advisor’s May issue. In addition, content will be shared on both magazine’s online portals and social media channels. Plus, each winner will receive a branded icon they can use to display their achievement in their email signature and on their websites.

American Spa has been the top choice for spa professionals looking to better their businesses for more than two decades. An annual award winner for exceptional editorial and design, American Spa is the industry authority and reaches wellness leaders and decision makers with news, business advice, research, trends, and features on the world’s top spas. American Spa connects with our audience via a dynamic website, multiple newsletters, an exciting new e-learning platform, engaging social media, and a powerful monthly print magazine.

Luxury Travel Advisor is the travel trade’s first and only publication dedicated to educating a select group of luxury travel advisors through detailed coverage and exclusive features about luxury travel’s finest hotels, resorts, destinations, cruise lines, and events.

About Questex
Questex LLC is a leading global business events and information company serving corporate and government clients and industries that are driving economic growth and business innovation around the world.

The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals through its over 120 trade shows, conferences and other business events and informing them through related business media and information products. Questex’s industry-focused business units include Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hospitality & Travel, Beauty & Wellness, Technology & Telecom groups.

Questex is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. The company employs over 350 professional staff members operating in the United States and the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit questex.com.

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Jennifer Rosen
Questex LLC
Jrosen(AT)questex(DOT)com
212-895-8262

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