World Spa Awards 2012 winners announced
The nine destination and hotel spa winners of the inaugural World Spa Awards 2012 were announced along with the Professional Beauty Awards held at London's Park Lane Hilton on Sunday March 4. A panel of seven expert judges, based in each geographical area, selected the finalists after a vigorous and unbiased judging process. The final winner will be selected for each category following a visit from both an 'official' judge and a 'mystery' judge. The winners for 2012 are: Destination Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay Oman, Sultinate of Oman Sponsored by Elemis Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East Assawan Spa & Health Club, Dubai, UAE Sponsored by Aromatherapy Associates Hotel Spa of the Year: Africa One and Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa Sponsored by Aromatherapy Associates Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand Sponsored by Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Sponsored by Elemis Destination Spa of the Year: North & South America Lapinha Spa, Lapa, Brazil Hotel Spa of the Year: North & South America Spa Montage Laguna Beach, California, US Destination Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) Lanserhof, Lans, Austria Hotel Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich, Switzerland Sponsored by Carita A huge congratulation to all our winners and a massive thank you to all of our sponsors including Elemis, Aromatherapy Associates, Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College and Carita. Entries for the World Spa Awards 2013 will open in the summer.