Announcing the Winners of the Inaugural Global Spa & Wellness Awards

Global Wellness Awards
Here are the winners of the first annual Global Spa & Wellness Awards // Graphic via Kerstin Michaelsen

Last fall, we teamed up with the staff of Luxury Travel Advisor to launch the inaugural Global Spa and Wellness Awards. The awards were conceived to offer both domestic and international spa and wellness facilities the opportunity to earn international recognition for their accomplishments from a renowned panel of judges

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,” says Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief and publisher of 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,” says Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of content and 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.

 Judging officially closed on February 12 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 included: 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; 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; atrio, Las Alcobas Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA; Aman Spa at Amanemu, Amanemu, Shima, Japan; and Pravassa, New York.

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