World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020 finalists revealed

The shortlist for the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020 can now be announced.

With 15 categories, recognising spas from all corners of the world, the awards celebrate excellence in the customer journey, facilities and innovation.

This year, there are four new categories, creating more opportunities for businesses and individuals that have a clear point of difference. 

Sustainable Spa of the Year recognises spas that have made innovative changes to help protect the environment, while Spa Leader of the Year will reward an individual who demonstrates impressive leadership of a team and the industry as a whole. 

Team of the Year celebreates the amazing bonds formed within spas, recognising exceptional performance from everyone who plays a role in making the business successful, and Day Spa of the Year: Europe recognises the day spas that offer exceptional facilities, packages and cuisine, without residential accommodation. 

The World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020 finalists are:

Day Spa of the Year: Europe
Beauty & Melody Spa Liverpool Street at Montcalm RLH, London, UK
Beauty & Melody Spa Shoreditch, M by Montcalm, London, UK
Kypwell Wellness & Spa Club, Limassol, Cyprus
Pure Day Spa, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK 
Suenso Spa, Limassol, Cyprus
The Spa Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia
Crown Spa Melbourne, Australia
Jiva Spa, The Taj Majal Palace Mumbai, India
Kempinski The Spa Fuzhou, Kempinski Hotel Fuzhou, China
The Retreat Spa, Okada Manila, Philippines
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, Japan

Hotel Spa of the Year: Eastern Europe
AVA Spa by Four Seasons Hotel Prague, Veleslavinova, Prague
Kensho Beach Spa, Kensho Psarou Mykonos, Greece
Kensho Cave Spa, Kensho Ornos Mykonos, Greece
Spa Vilnius Anyksciai, Lithuania
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Turkey

Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa
Anantara Spa, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, UAE
Espa, Mondrian Doha, Qatar Fairlawns Spa, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Johannesburg, South Africa
Saxon Spa, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa Johannesburg, South Africa
Six Senses Spa Dubai, UAE
The Spa at The Oyster Box, Durban, South Africa

Hotel Spa of the Year: North & South America
Canyon Ranch, Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, USA
The Center for Wellbeing, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, USA
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston, USA
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Empress, Victoria, Canada
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Canada

Hotel Spa of the Year: Western Europe & Scandinavia
Alpine Spa at Bürgenstock Resort, Obbürgen, Switzerland Bvlgari Spa London, UK
Ned's Club Spa, London, UK
Rudding Park Spa, Harrogate, UK
Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa, County Durham, UK
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Paris, France

Resort Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia
Anantara Spa, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Maldives
Como Shambhala, Como Uma Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Crown Spa Perth, Australia Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
One&Only Spa, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Resort Spa of the Year: Eastern Europe
Abaton Spa by Elemis, Abaton Island Resort & Spa, Crete, Greece
Ginkgo Spa, Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos, Greece
Hebe Spa, Columbia Beach Resort Limassol, Cyprus
Poseidon Spa, St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas, Crete, Greece
Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Elounda, Greece

Resort Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa
Lux* Me, Lux* Le Morne, Mauritius
One & Only Spa, One & Only Cape Town, South Africa
Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort and Spa, Dibba, Oman
Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, UAE
The Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Spa, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, UAE

Resort Spa of the Year: North & South America
Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, USA 
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, USA 
Life in Balance Spa, Miraval Arizona, USA 
Well & Being Spa, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, USA

Resort Spa of the Year: Western Europe & Scandinavia
Almablu Wellness & Spa, Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy
Elan Spa at Bovey Castle, Devon, UK
JW Venice Spa, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Italy
Palace Wellness, Badrutt's Palace Hotel St. Mortiz, Switzerland
The Spa at Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK
Vair Spa, Borgo Egnazia Brindisi, Italy

Spa Leader of the Year
Christelle Besnier, Four Seasons UAE Spa Collection, UAE
Emilie Chanon, Maia Spa Danang City, Vietnam
Simon Marxer, Life in Balance Spa, Tucson, USA
Clare Pritchard, Stradey Park Hotel, Carmarthenshire
Kent Richards, Six Senses Spas, Thailand
Lahra Tatriele, Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia

Sustainable Spa of the Year
Fivelements Retreat, Bali, Indonesia
Green Spa Resort, Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria
Jiva Spa, The Taj Mahal Mumbai, India
The Day Spa @ Jorja James, NSW, Australia
The Scarlet, Newquay, UK Titanic Spa, Yorkshire, UK

Team of The Year
Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland
Crown Spa Melbourne, Australia
Fairmont Hotel Jakarta, Indonisa
Fairmont Kea Lani Wailea, Hawaii, USA
Fusion Maia Danang Resort, Danang City, Vietnam
Grayshott Medical Spa, Surrey, UK

Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year
Clinique La Prairie SPA & Wellness Center, Clarens, Switzerland
Como Shambhala, Como Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia
Euphoria Spa, Euphoria Retreat, Sparta, Greece
Fivelements Retreat Bali, Indonesia
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand
Lefay Spa, Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Lombardy, Italy

The World Spa & Wellness Awards will take place in London on the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2020. Find out more about the World Spa & Wellness Awards here

The awards conincide with the World Spa & Wellness Convention, which runs at ExCeL London on March 29–30. The convention programme is now live here. Be sure to register your interest to be notified as soon as bookings open.