The Maldives is once again competing to defend the title of Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination at the World Spa Awards 2018.
World Spa Awards, accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury spas worldwide and established as a celebration of ultimate success in service excellence is all about rewarding and congratulating spas that have excelled beyond the typical call of duty.
The World Spa Awards has categories for the Best Hotel Spa, Best Resort Spa, Best Wellness Retreat, and Best Spa Destination, each awarded on a national level.The individual country level winner with the most votes not only takes the national award but also the world level award in each of the respective categories.
Many categories exist on a world-level only, such as Best Airline Lounge Spa, Best Cruise Line Spa, Best Spa Brand, Best Medical Spa and Best Desert Spa to name a few.
The Maldives is again competing this year with Mauritius and Seychelles for the title of Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination which the country has won for the past three years.
Furthermore, Iridium Spa at the St.Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which had won awards in two categories, "Luxury Boutique Spa" and" Luxury Wellness Spa" last year, has been nominated for the World's Best Spa Design 2018 from the world categories. Meanwhile, Spa My Blend by Clarins at Velaa Private Island Maldives is contesting for the Worlds Best Private Island Spa award.
According to World Spa Awards website, Online voting will start from 1 May 2018, giving 16 weeks to the consumers and professionals working in the spa and wellness travel and tourism industry the chance to vote for their favourite spa destinations, resorts, hotels and brands in the world as well as in different regions.
While World Spa Awards was held at the JW Marriott Hanoi, Vietnam last year, luxurious St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has been announced as the venue of the World Spa Awards 2018 which will be held on 26th of October 2018.
The chic island event is deemed to provide unrivalled networking opportunities as spa and wellness hospitality leaders from around the world welcomed to dress in relaxed cocktail attire and enjoy their evening in a Maldivian beach paradise setting. Event Partner for 2018 World Spa Awards includes Trans Maldivian Airways as well as Aromatherapy Association of London, BGA Corp, QMS Medi Cosmetics.
World Spa Awards, the sister event of World Travel Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.