London's hotel spas clean up at the European Hospitality Awards
London's St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which reopened in May by JW Marriott, has been named Hotel of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards (EHA) 2011. The relaunch of the historic London hotel, which received a £150m refurbishment, was also awarded the Refurbishment of the Year at the ceremony held on November 4 at the Landmark Hotel London. The 6,226sq ft spa area has been sympathetically restored. The pool area in particular, which also houses the steam room and sauna, was originally the hotel's steam kitchen and its tiles have been recreated in the style of the old kitchen. Meanwhile, the Corinthia Hotel London located on Whitehall Place has been awarded the Hotel Spa of the Year for its ESPA Life concept. The five-star 294-bedroom property, which opened in July, boasts a 35,500sq ft spa spread over four floors with facilities including 15 curved treatment pods, a private spa suite, thermal floor, swimming pool, amphitheatre glass sauna, ice fountain and black mosaic steam room. In other categories, the London's Coworth Park in Ascot picked up the Green Hotel of the Year, which has a groundbreaking eco-luxury spa that holds a range of 100% organic treatments.