Thursday, 3 February 2011

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards
winners revealed

The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards took place last night (2 February 2011) at the Corinthia Hotel, London SW1, to highlight the finest hotel spas, spa retreats, day spas and thermal spas in the UK as well as around the globe.

The 2011 Readers’ Spa Awards elected So SPA by Sofitel at the Sofitel London St James, as the UK’s leading hotel spa. Particularly noted for its ambiance/design it also makes it into The World’s Top 25 “best of the best” list, ranking 22nd. Other winning UK spas are Urban Retreat at Harrods London, which wins best UK Day Spa and Champneys Forest Mere in Hampshire voted as the best UK Spa Retreat. SPA, La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco was voted Top Spa in the World. The Readers’ Spa Awards are based on readers’ votes on criteria including spa facilities, individual approach, ambience/design, body and facial treatments, amenities and products, exercise programmes, cuisine, as well as quality of service and staff.

The top three in each category:

Hotel Spas

1. So SPA by Sofitel, Sofitel London St James, London
2. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
3. The Dorchester Spa, The Dorchester, London

Europe, Asia Minor & the Russian Federation
1. The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, France
2. The Thalassa Spa, Anassa, Cyprus
3. Metropole ESPA, Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo, Monaco

The Americas and Caribbean
1. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, The Peninsula New York, USA
2. The Blue Spa, Carlisle Bay, Antigua
3. COMO Shambhala Retreat, Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Asia & Indian Subcontinent
1. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan
2. The Spa, Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, India
3. Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

Australasia & South Pacific
1. Chuan Spa, The Langham, Melbourne, Australia
2. Hélène Spa, Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
3. CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean
1. SPA, La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
2. CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman
3. The Spa by ESPA, One& Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Day Spas

1. Urban Retreat, Harrods, London
2. Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
3. Glow Urban Spa & Beauty, London

1. Maison Guerlain, Paris, France
2. Culti Day Spa, Milan, Italy
3. Bliss SoHo, New York, USA

Spa Retreats

1. Champneys Forest Mere, Hampshire
2. Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa, Leicestershire
3. Hoar Cross Hall Spa Resort, Staffordshire

1. The BodyHoliday at LeSport, St Lucia
2. Vinotherapie Spa, Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
3. Monart Spa, County Wexford, Ireland

Medical/Thermal/Natural Spas
1. Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Tuscany, Italy
2. Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland
3. SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

The World’s Top 25
1. Spa, La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
2. The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Geroge V Paris, France
3. The BodyHoliday at LeSport, St Lucia