World Spa & Wellness Awards 2013 shortlist announced

The official shortlist for the 2013 World Spa & Wellness Awards has now been finalised.

Following a comprehensive judging process in which entrants from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North and South America were evaluated by independent industry judges, the shortlisted 2013 spas are:

Day Spa of the Year − Europe
Escape Spa & Vanilla Browns, Limerick, Ireland
Urban Spa, Santander, Spain
Victoria Spa, Sofia, Bulgaria

Hotel Spa of the Year – Europe
Monastero Santa Rosa Spa, Salerno, Italy
Spa La Reserve Ramatuelle, Ramatuelle, France
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, Spain 
Vichy Thermal Spa Les Célestins, France 
The Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa at The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal 

Destination Spa of the Year − Europe
Ayurveda Parkschlosschen Bad Wildstein, Traben-Trarbach, Germany
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Gargnano, Italy
Sha Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

Hotel Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia
Espa at Phulay Bay Resort, Krabi, Thailand
One & Only Spa by Espa, Reethi Rah, the Maldives
The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia
Bidadari Beauty Sanctuary, Ubud, Bali
Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
Como Shambhala Estate, Gianya, Bali
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Hotel Spa of the Year – North & South America
Spa Montage Laguna Beach, California, USA
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston, USA
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami, USA

Destination Spa of the Year – North & South America
Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba, Mayakoba, Mexico
Lapinha Spa, Lapa, Brazil
Sante Spa Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Hotel Spa of the Year – Middle East
Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Atarmia Spa at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Shuiqi Spa and Fitness at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Destination Spa of the Year – Middle East
Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Talise Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spa of the Year – Africa
Angsana Spa Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
One & Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa
Pezula Spa & Gym, Knysna, South Africa
The Spa at The Oyster Box, Durban, South Africa

All finalists will now be visited by an announced awards visitor and also by a mystery shopper. both visitors will report back to the judging panel, who will make the final decision.

The winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards will be revealed at a black-tie awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on February 24, 2013.

The award night runs concurrently with the Professional Beauty Awards. The finalists for Professional beauty were announced earlier this month.

Table bookings and individual bookings for the awards night are now open online for the awards night.