Sun 04 September 2016

Talise by Jumeirah has led winners at the World Spa Awards, taking the title of World's Best Hotel Spa Brand at a Gala Ceremony at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy.

During a red-carpet event, QMS MediCosmetics was also recognised as the World's Best Spa Brand by voters from around the world, while Sardinia, Italy, took the title of Europe's Best Wellness Destination.

World Spa Awards President Graham Cooke said: “Following a successful launch in Vietnam last year World Spa Awards is now firmly established on the international spa industry calendar.

“We have welcomed the elite of this rapidly expanding industry here to Forte Village Resort this evening and recognised the leaders among them with our prestigious trophies.

“My congratulations to all our winners and my best wishes for your future endeavours.”

During the event, Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh was recognised as the World's Best Female Spa, while Emirates Palace Spa took the title of World's Best Hotel Spa.

Also taking the stage was Lanserhof Tegernsee, recognised as the World's Best Medical Spa, and host Forte Village Resort, picking up the trophies for World’s Best Wellness Retreat.

The title of World's Best Nail Studio Brand went to PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez.

Forte Village Resort was 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.

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

World Spa Awards is the sister to event to the World Travel Awards.

A full list of winners from the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2016 is visible here.

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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