Location: Whether it be located in an urban setting in a popular city or in an inspiring area of natural beauty, this category is aimed both at exclusive hotel spa concepts at a five-star level and at extraordinary day-spa concepts featuring innovations that go above and beyond the conventional wellness programme.
Design and philosophy: The appealing architecture and interior design should offer a clear continuation of the leitmotif of the spa concept (purist, exotic, luxurious etc.). The focus should be on holistic wellness and a sustainable relaxation experience. The experience should begin with an introductory gesture such as a foot bath or massage and the provision of healthy snacks in order to transform the spa stay into a luxurious ritual for all the senses.
Spa area: The excellently equipped treatment rooms are state of the art. In addition to a range of relaxation, massage and beauty booths, there are also inviting quiet zones, pool and sauna facilities and a fitness area.
Spa programme: Luxurious wellness: authentic treatments with a link to the region and an extensive range of problem-solving programmes (including anti-ageing and anti-cellulite) should be standard, as should a team of excellently trained specialists and the use of special product lines. Supplemental programmes for the body and mind and/or exclusive retreats on the spa programme are icing on the cake.
Spa cuisine: This should satisfy the highest gourmet standards. Furthermore, the menu and cuisine should feature modern nutrition concepts with whole foods and personalised diets that take individual dietary needs and intolerances into account.
These 38 Countries are eligible.
These 38 countries are eligible.
United Arab Emirates