Published on : Saturday, November 8, 2014
Spafinder Wellness 365 has announced the winners of the inaugural global Wellness Travel Awards, which were presented at a press event held at the World Travel Market in London. The new awards reflect the significance of the USD 494 billion worldwide wellness tourism market and are the first to honour destination spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the world dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan and Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris won the coveted Crystal Award in recognition for being top wellness travel destinations in Indonesia and Europe respectively
. Four Seasons hotels and resorts were once again in the spotlight for the Country Awards with multiple properties across the portfolio being recognized including Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt, Four Seasons George V, Paris, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech and Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg.
The winners were chosen by consumers from around the world, who cast votes for 373 locations nominated by an elite panel of 26 travel and wellness industry journalists and experts.
Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness, Inc., who announced the awards at the press event, said, “We are honoured to recognize the importance of wellness tourism to consumers worldwide who are seeking healthy travel options, whether they are in St. Petersburg on business or enjoying a rejuvenating vacation in New Zealand. As a company that has been in this business for nearly 30 years, it’s gratifying to see so many engaged by this award program, and it is just the beginning.”
“The awards are an industry accolade and an important consumer guide,” Kyricos continued. “And these winners are just a few of the thousands of wellness destinations that are dedicated to providing healthy travel experiences for every budget and every interest. Keeping well differs for everyone, and the awards reflect the many paths to wellness that are available around the globe.”
“Four Seasons is incredibly proud to receive these accolades from the Spafinder Wellness 365 Global Travel Awards.
As the world’s largest operator of luxury hotel spas, this is a testament to our commitment to offering guests the customized service and exceptional experiences they have come to expect from Four Seasons, and we look forward to offering new and innovative treatments that meet the evolving needs of our guests,” says Simon Casson, Chairman, Global Spa Task Force at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
The awards reflect the leadership of Four Seasons in the world of wellness. In line with this philosophy, Four Seasons has recently launched a brand new global initiative, Energy by Four Seasons.
Recognizing there is a universal need for increased personal energy and revitalization, Four Seasons is now offering guests access to a locally-inspired collection of spa treatments, dining options and other energy-boosting solutions curated specifically to promote greater overall well-being both inside and out, and allowing guests to make the most of each day.
Energy by Four Seasons seeks to mitigate the impact of daily stress on energy levels with a deepened commitment to offering simple and effective energy-boosting solutions.
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