Professional’s Choice Awards: Spas

There is one question everyone asks me as soon as I share my job title: What’s your favorite spa? I know it’s coming, but that doesn’t make formulating a response any easier. The lovely spas I’ve had the pleasure of visiting are each blissful in their own way, and I hesitate to single one out. Every year, we turn the question on each of you to find out your picks for the best of the best spas and you’ve consistently come through with fabulous winners. Here are the gorgeous spas that have won your hearts and made the Professional’s Choice Awards cut this year.


Favorite Romantic Spa: Meadowood Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley (St. Helena, CA)

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  • Salamander Spa at Salamander Resort & Spa (Middleburg, VA)
  • Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek (Avon, CO)
  • The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN)
  • Mandapa Spa & Wellness at Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Ubud, Bali)


Favorite Green Spa: Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek (Avon, CO)

  • Spa Therapy Center at Bardessono (Yountville, CA)
  • Solage Calistoga (CA)
  • Natural Body Spa and Shop (multiple locations)
  • Two Bunch Palms (Desert Hot Springs, CA)


Most Influential Spa Leader: Belgin Aksoy, founder, Global Wellness Day

  • Boldijarre Koronczay, president, Éminence Organic Skin Care
  • Barbara Close, founder and CEO, Naturopathica
  • Michael Tompkins, executive recruiter for Hutchinson Consulting and immediate past ISPA chairman
  • Sylvie Hennessey, cofounder, Pevonia


Favorite Spa Cuisine: Canyon Ranch (multiple locations)

  • Miraval (Tucson, AZ)
  • Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX)
  • The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA)
  • Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)


Favorite Day Spa: Burke Williams Day Spa (multiple locations)

  • The Woodhouse Day Spa (multiple locations)
  • Exhale Mind Body Spa (multiple locations)
  • Spavia Day Spa (multiple locations)
  • Hiatus Spa + Retreat (multiple locations)


Favorite Health & Fitness Spa: Miraval (Tucson, AZ)

  • Canyon Ranch (Tucson, AZ)
  • Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX)
  • The Oaks at Ojai (CA)
  • Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)


Favorite New International Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

  • Mandapa Spa and Wellness at Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Ubud, Bali)
  • Aman Spa at Amanemu (Shima-shi, Japan)
  • Chanel Spa at the Ritz Paris
  • Auberge Spa at Malliouhana (Anguilla)


Favorite Spa Consultant: Amy McDonald, Under A Tree (Tucson, AZ)

  • Christi Cano, Innovative Spa Productions (Henderson, NV)
  • Lynn Curry, Curry Spa Consulting (Sonoma, CA)
  • Jane Segerberg, Segerberg Spa Consulting (St. Simons Island, GA)
  • Bonnie Baker, Satteva Consulting (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)


Favorite Medical Spa: Blue Water Spa (Raleigh, NC)

  • Blue Medi Spa (Sherman Oaks, CA)
  • Niranlada Medi-Spa at Chiva-Som (Thailand)
  • Kurotel, Longevity Medical Center and Spa (Gramado, Brazil)
  • Synergi MedSpa (Chesterfield, MO)


Favorite New U.S. Spa: Naturopathica Chelsea Healing Arts Center & Spa (New York City)

  • Meadowood Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley (St. Helena, CA)
  • Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach (FL)
  • The Spa at The Breakers (Palm Beach, FL)
  • Sunrise Springs Spa Resort (Santa Fe, NM)


Favorite Destination Spa: Miraval (Tucson, AZ)

  • Canyon Ranch (multiple locations)
  • Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)
  • Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX)
  • Mii Amo (Sedona, AZ)


Favorite Multiple Location Spas: ESPA Spas

  • Chuan Spas
  • Woodhouse Day Spas
  • Massage Envy
  • Burke Williams Day Spas


Favorite Resort Spa: Salamander Spa at Salamander Resort & Spa (Middleburg, VA)

  • The Spa at Travaasa Austin (TX)
  • The Spa at La Costa at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
  • Spa Montage at Montage Resort & Spa (Laguna Beach, CA)
  • The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC)


Favorite Cruise Spa: Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea (Multiple Cruise Lines)

  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centers on Royal Caribbean International
  • Mandara Spa on Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Lotus Spa on Princess Cruises
  • Cloud 9 Spa on Carnival Cruise Lines


Favorite Spa Treatment Menu: Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago

  • Spa Montage at Montage Resort & Spa (Laguna Beach, CA)
  • Salamander Spa at Salamander Resort & Spa (Middleburg, VA)
  • Meadowood Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley (St. Helena, CA)
  • The Spa at Carillon at Carillon Miami Beach (FL)

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