World’s top spas recognised


Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa (image sourced from https://www.kamalaya.com)

Fifteen spas and wellness resorts around the globe were honoured at the World Spa & Wellness Awards, which took place virtually on 16 November.


This marked the first time that the awards event, which was live-streamed, was presented virtually, with all winners on hand to accept their respective accolades. The decision to go this route was motivated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Organised by the UK-based Professional Beauty Group, the World Spa & Wellness Awards is the most prestigious ceremony event on the spa calendar.


“There’s no denying it’s been a tough year for many of us, and it’s my absolute pleasure to celebrate the achievements, the passion and the human spirit of all the people working in the spa and wellness business around the world,” said Mark Moloney, managing director of Professional Beauty.


These awards recognise and celebrate the best hotel, resort and destination spas around the world who provide excellent care, standards of service and treatment delivery.


The World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020 winners are:


Hotel Spa of the Year: North & South America

Winner: The Spa at Mardarin Oriental Boston

Sponsored by: Wellness Tourism Association

Resort Spa of the Year: North & South America

Winner: Canyon Ranch Tucson

Sponsored by: Elemis

Resort Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa

Winner: The Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Resort at Jumeriah Beach

Sponsored by: Elemis

Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa

Winner: ESPA, Mondrian Doha

Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche

Hotel Spa of the Year: Eastern Europe

Winner: Kensho Cave Spa, Kensho Ornos Mykonos

Sponsored by: Gharieni

Resort Spa of the Year: Eastern Europe

Winner: Hebe Spa, Columbia Beach Resort Limassol