World Spa Awards finalists announced
The shortlist for the World Spa Awards has now been decided. The finalists for each category, of which there are nine in total, are as follows: Destination Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) Lanserhof, Innsbruck, Austria Les Sources de Caudalie, Martillac, France Vichy Spa Hôtel Les Célestins, Vichy, France Hotel Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) Sponsored by Carita Amrita Spa & Wellness at Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich, Switzerland The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, France Destination Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa Sponsored by Elemis Anantara Spa, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay, Oman Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East Assawan Spa at Burj Al Arab, Dubai Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman The Spa, The Palace The Old Town, Dubai Hotel Spa of the Year: Africa Quantumspa, RadissonBlu Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa One and Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa Life Day Spa Cape Town, South Africa Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia Chiva-Som International Health Resort The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia Sponsored by Elemis Auriga spa at Capella, Singapore Karma spa at Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, Bangkok, Thaliand Destination Spa of the Year: America (North & South) Aqua Wellness Resort, Rivas, Nicaragua Lapinha Spa, Lapa, Brazil Spa Eastman, Quebec, Canada Hotel Spa of the Year: America (North & South) The Spa at The Grand Del Mar, California, US The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, US The Spa Montage Laguna Beach, California, US Congratulations to all of our finalists. 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. Both visitors will report back to the panel of independent judges who will score each finalist to decide on the final winner in each category. Winners will be announced at the black tie Professional Beauty and World Spa Awards 2012 night at the Hilton International, Park Lane, London on March 4, 2012. To book individual tickets or a table click here.