Fri 29 May 2015

World Spa Awards has revealed InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort will host its inaugural Gala Ceremony.

The hotel, considered one of the finest in Vietnam, will welcome leaders from the global spa industry on September 14th, 2015.

Embedded in the mythical hills of Monkey Mountain in the heart of the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, the five-star InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a work of art as much as a resort.Itself a winner of the World’s Leading Luxury Resort title at the World Travel Awards in 2014, it is the perfect host for the inaugural World Spa Awards.The resort is set in 39 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to a private beach.

All 197 rooms have a panoramic view of the sea and cascading hills.A stunning creation of star architect Bill Bensley, every inch of this magnificent resort exudes harmonic blend of traditional authenticity and modern luxury.

World Spa Awards is the new, annual awards programme designed to drive up standards within the spa industry and will reward the organisations which are leaders in their field.

Gina Reynolds, Managing Director, World Spa Awards, said: “It is a great pleasure to reveal InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort as the host for the very first World Spa Awards.

“This was a very competitive bidding process, with a large number of world-class properties in the running to stage the event. After much consideration we decided InterContinental® Danang offered the right blend of luxury, sophistication, and facilities, as well as an envious location, to make the event a success."

She added: “We look forward to welcoming the leaders of the global spa industry in Vietnam later this year.”

The World Spa Awards is being launched into the highly lucrative and rapidly growing spa industry.Spa tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace.

From 2007–2014 the spa industry grew 58 per cent, generating in excess of $94 billion in revenue.

There has also been a growth in spa locations by 47 per cent.The World Spa Awards programme includes categories for the Best Hotel Spa, Best Wellness Spa, and Best Spa Destination.

A number of further categories exist on a world level only such as, Best Airline Lounge Spa, Best Cruise Line Spa, Best Spa Brand, and Best Desert Spa.

The individual country level winner with the most overall votes will not only win the national award but also the world level award in the respective category.

Notes to Editors

World Spa Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent; a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.

Voting for the 2015 World Spa Awards will close on July 19th 2015.

The voting methodology is simple; votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry - senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public.

Votes are submitted online at World Spa Awards website.
The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence.

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