Thu 26 May 2016

Forte Village Resort has been confirmed as the host of the upcoming World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016.

Set to take place on September 4th, the event will welcome hospitality leaders from around the world to the Sardinian resort.

The announcement comes as the all-important voting window opens ahead of the Gala Ceremony.

Members of the public, spa tourism stakeholders and hospitality industry insiders are invited to make their voices heard until July 25th, when the voting period closes.

A full list of nominees can be seen here.

As voting opens, World Spa Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It is an honour for us to be able to reveal Forte Village Resort as the host for the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016.

“Following the inaugural event in Vietnam last year, World Spa Awards continues to go from strength-to-strength and I look forward to welcoming our nominees to Sardinia in September.

“With voting now open, World Spa Awards offers stakeholders from around the world a chance to select the best of the best in international spa hospitality. Make your vote count!”

World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015, and is designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field.

Launched by the World Travel Awards, itself inaugurated in 1994, as a sister programme to the World Ski Awards and World Golf Awards, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector.

Forte Village Resort is the perfect host for the event. The world renowned location stands in a unique 47 hectares tropical park setting on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia, approximately 40 kilometres from Cagliari airport.

The resort is a world of its own, with a wide choice of four and five star hotels, beachfront suites and villas, restaurants, pools, sports activities, children's clubs and entertainment, on a magnificent beach where guests can be as active or relaxed as they wish.

Lorenzo Giannuzzi, General Manager and Chief Executive, Forte Village Resort, said: “The Forte Village is very proud to host the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016.

“Our Acquaforte SPA is unique; located in a beautiful garden setting, it pioneered thalassotherapy treatments in Italy.

“We look forward to welcoming the world spa community to this prestigious event.”

For more information on how to vote head over to the official World Spa Awards website, while there is also more information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Notes to Editors

About World Spa Awards

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 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.

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