12 Days of PCA Day One: Spa Standouts

Welcome to American Spa's second year of the 12 Days of PCA announcements! In 2017, we decided to announce the winners of our annual Professional's Choice Awards a little differently. Instead of giving you all 50 winners (plus the finalists) at once, we broke them up into fun groups to give you a few of the winners each day through out the month of November. This year, we'll be following suit as we unveil the winners of our 14th annual Professional's Choice Awards, now through November 30.

To kick things off, we've got the Spa Standouts group, which includes the winners of your favorite new international spa, favorite new U.S. spa, favorite destination spa, favorite resort spa, and favorite multiple location spa. Find out who were our winners and finalists below:


Spa and Wellness Show

IECSC Florida | October 6-7, 2019

Join us in Fort Lauderdale for the 22nd IECSC Florida event! The conference program features dozens of sessions and a variety of specialized tracks taught by industry experts. Don’t miss our Beauty Education, free Healthcare & Wellness Session and six CBD-focused classes – all new for 2019! Register by September 3 and save $10 per day on admission and up to $100 on conference. Exhibit hall admission includes access to 200+ exhibitors and 30+ free classes. Don't miss IECSC Florida – the southeast’s leading spa and wellness show!

Favorite New International Spa: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland (Grindavik)


  • Cheval Blanc Spa at Cheval Blanc, Maldives
  • Hina Spa at Conrad Bora Bora Nui  
  • Six Senses Spa at Six Senses Kaplankaya (Turkey)
  • The Spa at Four Seasons London at Park Lane

Favorite New U.S. Spa: Guerlain Spa at The Plaza Hotel (New York City)


  • The Spa at Cliff House (Cape Neddick, ME)
  • Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (NY)
  • La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills (CA)
  • The Dewberry Spa at The Dewberry (Charleston, SC)

Favorite Destination Spa: Mii Amo (Sedona, AZ)


  • Canyon Ranch (multiple locations)
  • Miraval (Tucson, AZ)
  • Rancho la Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)
  • Lakehouse Spa at Lake Austin Resort (TX)

Favorite Resort Spa: The Spa at La Costa at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, CA)


  • Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago
  • Hawanawana Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai (Lanai City, HI)
  • Spa Montage at Montage Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, SC)
  • Meadowood Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley (CA)

Favorite Multiple Location Spa: Chuan Spas at The Langham


  • The Spas at Mandarin Oriental
  • The Spas at Four Seasons
  • Canyon Ranch
  • The Spas at Ritz-Carlton

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists! And thank you, our professionals, without whom this wouldn't be possible. Be sure to check back tomorrow, Wednesday, 11/14, for the winners and finalists of our Specialized Spas group.


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