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W HERE MYTH M EETS LUXURY 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. Set in 39 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to our very own private bay, all rooms and villas have 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.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call +84 511 393 8888 or visit danang.intercontinental.com

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JOUR NE Y O F WEL LNES S B EGI NS H E R E Hidden in the hills of Monkey Mountain in the heart of the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, it’s a perfect location for a sanctuary of the body and soul. Our HARNN Heritage Spa retreat is well known for its beautifully designed over-water treatment rooms for that ultimate spa rejuvenation. Crafted from healing wisdom passed down through generations, HARNN Heritage Spa is inspired by the practice of traditional Asian medicine and naturopathy, each HARNN treatment is thoughtfully designed to enhance your wellness.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call +84 511 393 8888 or visit danang.intercontinental.com

In over 170 location across the globe including: BALI • BORA BORA • FIJI • SAMUI • HUA HIN


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WORLD SPA AWARDS GALA CEREMONY 2015 Good evening and a warm welcome to the inaugural edition of the World Spa Awards, hosted here at the exquisite InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, one of the finest resorts in Asia.

growth in spa locations by 47 per cent over that period, while wellness tourism has risen 12.5 per cent, to generate revenue of $494 billion, over the past two years.

Here in Vietnam, as we mark the launch of this new and dynamic awards programme, we are joined by spa industry figure heads and market leaders from around the world to reward those who excel in this ever changing industry.

I would like to thank our event partners, InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, HARNN Heritage Spa, Vietnam Airlines, Oriental Destinations, Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Sungroup, the investor of Ba Na Hills, Asia Park and Premier Village, Breaking Travel News and World Luxury Spa News. Without their assistance, we could not have achieved so much, so quickly.

The World Spa Awards has been developed in reaction to an 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 foster a new era of growth in spa tourism. The highly lucrative and rapidly growing industry, with the sector constituting a vital segment in the global tourism marketplace. Between 2007–2013 the spa industry grew 58 per cent, to generate in excess of $94 billion in revenue. There has also been a

Thank you again for joining us on this special evening and congratulations to all our nominees on your endeavours and achievements. Best of luck!

World Spa Awards President & Founder Graham E. Cooke

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XIN CHAO! Welcome to InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the place where Myth meets Luxury. Last year, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort was recognised as World’s Leading Luxury Resort and Vietnam’s Leading Spa Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards; hence, it is an added pleasure to host the World Spa Awards – the organization’s sister company ceremony this year. Embedded in the mythical hills of the famous Son Tra Peninsula and surrounded by 37 hectares of beautiful landscape with panoramic views of the East Sea, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, is the perfect choice for travellers seeking an experience that connect them to what is special about Danang and Vietnam. Our truly iconic 200 bedroom luxury resort, designed by star architect Bill Bensley, is also the brand’s first resort in Vietnam, opened in June 2012. And the HARNN Heritage Spa, offering the ultimate luxurious spa experience in majestic spa villas, complemented by one of the world’s finest pedicure at the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. With an increasingly contribution of the spa tourism in the global travel and tourism market place, we are thrilled that there is a programme to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence for the spa industry as World Spa Awards. I would like to congratulate all the winners. I would also like to thank our partners and the entire team at World Spa Awards in making this event into a grand success. I wish you a very fantastic night and all of us here are delighted to have you with us. Iain McCormack General Manager InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

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WELCOME I would like to welcome our dear guests to HARNN Heritage Spa at InterContinental速 Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. On behalf of HARNN Heritage Spa, I would like to congratulate all winners and participants of World Spa Awards who have made significant contributions to the industry and have inspired changes we can all look forward to. Here at HARNN Heritage Spa, guests are warmly welcomed to experience and be part of the journey to complete wellness. I am proud to introduce our esteemed guests to the rich Asian heritage which paints a vivid story through sensory enhancement where we are focused on bringing a natural balance of the body, mind, and environment, with the addition of lifestyle interior fragrance from Vuudh. I wish you a wonderful stay and a lifestyleenriching passage to HARNN Heritage Spa where we look forward to greeting you. Yours Sincerely, Vudhichai Paul Harnphanich Managing Director HARNN Global Co.,ltd WORLD SPA AWARDS CEREMONY

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WELCOME The coastal city Danang is not only known for its big stretches of pure-white sand beaches, the spiritual mystical Marble Mountains, the fascinating Son Tra Peninsula or Ba Na Hills – the road to Fairy scene, but tourists will also be impressed’ by the sparkling and colourful lights emanated from its famous charming bridges. This city is also a gateway to various World Heritage sites including the former imperial capital of Vietnam – the Hue Citadel, Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary, where a collection of partially ruined temples of Champa kingdom between the 4th and 14th centuries are located. In recent years, with its powerful and dynamic energy, Danang has been discovered by appearing recently on “World’s best” lists announced by many dignity organizations. To attract investment in tourism, Da Nang has developed a tourism master plan for an area which has beautiful landscapes and the best coastal environment in Vietnam. This is along the Son Tra - Dien Ngoc coastal road, stretching from Son Tra Peninsula to the Marble Mountains. This area is designated for world ranking luxury hotels and tourist services. Many major projects have already been licensed and are managed by high-end brands such as Hyatt, IHG, Accor, Marriott. Five-star hotels and resorts will be at the forefront of tourism development in Da Nang, with more than 50 projects already identified, one of them is the multi-award Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, a luxury hillside 5-star resort and spa overlooking a sparkling private bay. Da Nang has achieved the fastest rate of infrastructure development in Vietnam. For the past decade, it has used internal and external strengths to be well on the way to being a green, clean and beautiful city. Da Nang Port is the third largest commercial port in Vietnam after Saigon and Haiphong and Da Nang International Airport is one of the three best. In addition to domestic flights, there are scheduled flights to Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. Danang is always looking forward to welcoming tourists to this fantastic city for living every moments to the fullest and creating wonderful memories. World Spa Award is a very special occasion for us to show the world how amazing Danang is, and a precious chance for us to create your unforgettable journey in this beautiful city. Danang owns everything that attracts tourists with different travelling purposes, either looking for natural beauty, cultural experience or business success. Enjoy your time in Danang and create your own remarkable memories, welcome to Danang, welcome to our fantastic city! Mr. Ngo Quang Vinh Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Da Nang City WORLD SPA AWARDS CEREMONY

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GLOBAL SPA INDUSTRY

In figures scarcely believable just a few years ago, the global spa and wellness industry grew to be worth an estimated $3.6 trillion in 2014, according to figures from STI International. And there is more to come.

With a growing middle class in China leading the way, global markets can only see growth in the coming years. Coupled to an ever greater understanding of the benefits of wellness travel, and the future looks bright for the sector.

and more people are consciously thinking about healthy food, exercising, looking to nature, getting massages and doing yoga,” explains said Ophelia Yeung, senior consultant for SRI International who led the study.

Nutrition and weight loss, preventative and personalised health, complementary and alternative medicine, and beauty and anti-aging treatments have all been among the biggest growth sectors, while ‘mindful living’ – the idea that action should clear clutter in the mind – has also drawn converts toward the spa sector.

Spa treatments and products, alternative and complementary treatments and weight-loss programs once considered beyond the means of many people, she added, are becoming more mainstream with a growing middle class. This has led to tremendous excitement in the global hotel community, which is well poised to capitalise on the new trend. Luxury accommodation is moving away from using wellness as a marketing differ-

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entiator to deeper, more multi-faceted programming, making the spa experience central a stay. The global spa industry generated $94 billion last year, according to the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor Report, up from $60 billion in 2007. With more than 32,000 spas, Europe had the highest revenue of $29.8 billion, followed by the Asia-Pacific region with $18.8 billion and North America with $18.3 billion. Emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa have been growing the fastest in terms of adding spas. In Asia, China and India are leading growth, while in Europe it is Eastern Europe, Russia and the Baltic states. Strong growth in the sector is also coming from emerging markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey. Morocco has also seen wellness tourism trips more than double in 2013. Thermal/mineral springs generated $50 billion worldwide but the biggest industry sector was wellness tourism, or travel associated with maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being and health, which accounted for $494 billion. “Wellness travel is a very fast growing segment within travel. That’s because as people become more conscious about a healthy lifestyle they naturally want to extend that when they travel,” Yeung explained. The report showed that the number of people taking international and domestic wellness tourism trips grew by 12 per cent from 2012 to 2013. That was 36 per cent faster than overall tourism trip growth, which is estimated at nine percent.

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VIETNAMESE SPA INDUSTRY

Vietnam is considered a hot commodity in the rapidly growing spa and wellness tourism industry, with the sector predicted to grow at an annual rate of 16 per cent over the next three years.

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A report from Euromonitor International into the health and wellness tourism sectors in Vietnam recently predicted these sharp increases, with a clear indication that wellness tourism is being driven mainly by large hospitality operations.

consumers and foreign tourists who enjoy Vietnam’s low-priced spa and wellness services. While at the same time it is predicted that more Vietnamese will become interested in spas “thanks to greater exposure of western culture in the country”.

Key purchasers in Vietnam, found Euromonitor, are middle- and upper-income

Outside the country’s two main urban hubs - Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi -

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coastal regions make natural homes for spa resorts with notable developments including the Ho Tram Strip project in the south of the country, which will accommodate five different resorts with spa offerings upon its completion in 2020. With the influx of spas to the country, plans are afoot for Vietnam’s first spa association, with membership slated to be open to facilities across the country. The new association intends to focus on international standards, training and collaboration, with a proposed spa school expected to follow.

STABILITY The political situation in Vietnam has also played a role. After decades of turmoil, Vietnam is quickly being discovered in the spa and wellness world. Guests can now revel in treatments inspired by loyal techniques and those passed down from generations, as well as those that honour nature. On offer is a chance to improve circulation with restful bathing ceremonies or to stimulate energy flow with massage services using pressure-point techniques. When not pursuing wellness, visitors to Vietnam can take pleasure in this home-

land made up of heavenly beaches, rice paddies and villages dotted with ancient historic citadels against stately forest and mountain backdrops.

OPPORTUNITY Despite this growth, wellness is still a relatively new concept in Vietnam and is currently limited to the luxury end of the market. This means properties like Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Fusion Maia Danang and InterContinentalŽ Danang Sun Peninsula Resort tend to dominate. While the coastal regions are a natural choice for spa and wellness resorts, there are also other ideal locations to develop wellness. Highland locations such as Dalat and Sapa are perfect for their beautiful natural scenery, fresh air and mild climate. Vietnam’s numerous mineral hot spring locations could also be tapped into for wellness development. Existing properties interested in re-branding can start with something as simple as incorporating healthy foods to expanding spa services to include lifestyle consultation or Vietnamese Traditional Medicine in their service offerings.

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DANANG VIETNAM

As one of its leading cities, Danang is a bridge to the economic, cultural, political and social highlights of Vietnam. Situated in the Central Highlands of the country, we here take a look around as the destination hosts the inaugural World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony.

One of the major port cities of Vietnam, Danang is the largest city on the south central coast of the country; situated on the Eastern Sea, at the opening of the Hàn River. The tourism sector is a vital component of the city’s economy, with its status as a transportation hub for central Vietnam and its proximity to several

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites - including the Imperial City of Huế, the Old Town of Hội An and the Mỹ Sơn ruins - fuelling much of the activity. Mỹ Sơn is an archaeological site dating back more than a thousand years, in Quảng Nam. Located in a remote forested valley

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some 70 kilometres west of Danang, this former capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom once contained in excess of 70 temples and stupas. Although badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, the site still has more than 20 structures and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.


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Many statues, sculptures and reliefs recovered from Mỹ Sơn are kept in the Museum of Cham Sculpture, near the Hàn River in the heart of Danang. Dating from the fourth to the 14th centuries, the sensual artwork on these artefacts depicts daily activities as well as Hindu and Buddhist religious themes. The Marble Mountains are rocky limestone outcrops jutting out of the beach just south of Danang. Paths lead to the top of the forested cliffs, affording spectacular views of Non Nuoc Beach and the South China Sea. The caves nestled in the cliffs were originally inhabited by the Cham people. Later, the Nguyễn Dynasty built numerous pagodas among the caves. The Marble Mountains are home to various artisans producing sculpture and artwork at its base at Non Nước Village. Non Nuoc Beach is a white sandy beach on the outskirts of Danang, and is renowned for both its spectacular

beauty and for its history as an tourism destination for American troops during the Vietnam War, when it was known as China Beach. Today, the beach, along with My Khê beach to the north, are home to luxurious resorts, surfing and entertainment facilities. Finally, Bà Nà Hills is a mountain resort with a five km-long cable car system which carries guests up to Bà Nà’s peak at 1487 metres above sea level.

MORE INFORMATION All these sites and more are on offer to visitors to Danang. Head over to the official tourism website at www.tourism. danang.vn for more information.

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NOMINEES 2015

To see the full listing of the inaugural World Spa Awards 2015 nominees please visit www.worldspaawards.com

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HARNN HERITAGE SPA INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG SUN PENINSULA The “Journey of Marble Mountains” package at the HARNN Heritage Spa starts with a personal consultation, and it may be unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire that is equal parts medical and metaphysical, ranging from health and skin problems to your favorite colour, food, weather – even your personality type and greatest fears. The point of all of this is to determine your natural element. Traditional Vietnamese medicine, called Dong Y, is derived from Chinese medicine and focuses on restoring balance between yin and yang and finding harmony among the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The flow of energy in our bodies is thought to follow the same path as nature: wood kindles fire, fire forms ash (earth), earth solidifies to form metal, metal (minerals) enriches water, water nourishes wood (trees). After your therapist finds your element, she will create a bespoke natural oil blend that best suits you. Your package will then include Dong Y treatment on a warm bed made from Danang’s famous marble, long regarded for its therapeutic properties. You’ll find this pattern of five frequently repeated throughout Vietnam. Marble Mountains, a popular attraction around 40 minutes from the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, are better known to the Vietnamese as Ngu Hanh Son, or Five Elements Mountains, with each one named for a natural element. You’ll also encounter the Five Elements in Vietnamese cuisine, where each taste (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) corresponds to an element. At a meal, there is an effort to balance out these five tastes, as well as to appeal to the five senses and nourish five internal organs of the body. The power of five is seen in many other aspects of Vietnamese culture, such as a visual balance of colours. So are you fire or water? Find out at HARNN Heritage Spa located at Sea level.

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THE ACQUAFORTE THALASSO SPA FORTE VILLAGE RESORT, SARDINIA

With its exceptional natural beauty, long white sand beaches and spectacular Mediterranean Sea, the south coast of the island of Sardinia is home to the Forte Village. Set in 47 hectares of lavish gardens and grounds, Forte Village provides a truly wonderful holiday, perhaps that is why we have been voted by travel agents as the ‘World’s Leading Resort’ every year since 1998. The resort is a private park reserved for hotel guests, safe for children, and no cars are allowed inside. There are eight hotels, each has a unique style of accommodation. As well as offering a vast choice of activities for young and old alike, the resort boasts the finest

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equipment for every imaginable sport and leisure pursuit. Not least its own Leisure Land, a thrillpacked temple of fun and sport. The Acquaforte Thalasso Spa, with its thalassotherapy centre and an exclusive package of spa treatments, is one of the few very special “Leading Spas of the World”. The Forte thalassotherapy treatment is based on the combined action of factors like the sun, pleasantly warm temperatures, seawater, and marine mud activated by the sun and by magnesium salt. International professionals at the new medical sports centre will offer advice, in particular related to back and muscle treatments.


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JUMEIRAH SPA Relax and indulge in deeply soothing Jumeirah Spa treatments, revitalise at health spas for the day, weekend or long stay breaks.

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Experience the ultimate journey to wellbeing, relaxation and rejuvenation at Jumeirah Spas and revel in a host of facilities for the mind, body and soul. Each Spa is individually designed, inspired by the local culture but also expresses the natural essences of the world.

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TALISE OTTOMAN SPA

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Behind vast carved turquoise doors within the luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, lies the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa. With 42 treatment rooms, eight hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms, floating baths and two thalassotherapy pools, you’ll discover almost limitless ways to treat yourself. At the heart of this spa, built from marble and exquisitely decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals, is a spectacular Turkish Hammam. The centuries-old tradition of hammam is based around a philosophy of community. It’s the perfect place to come together, relax and experience true indulgence. Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe and delight. www.jumeirah.com

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Burj Al Arab Talise Spa

Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf, Talise Spa Burj Al Arab is the ultimate destination to luxuriate, relax and rejuvenate within the iconic Dubai landmark hotel. Each experience has been carefully crafted and exclusively developed using the world’s most luxurious products to leave you utterly pampered.

enough luxurious serenity to calm even the most hectic lifestyle. Leave the world behind and reconnect with your inner self in a space that inspires relaxation.

Bathed in natural light, this ground-breaking spa offers a sanctuary for guests to indulge in an extensive menu of pampering treatments – all designed to reinvigorate and restore. From facials and organic body wraps to Chakra balancing hot stone massage, each treatment uses the highest quality products and latest methods in personal care.

Talise Spa offers a unique nature based luxury environment to help you unwind with the pleasure of treatments from world-renowned houses, such as La Prairie, Sundari and THÉMAÉ, applied by a skilled and caring team of therapists. Stretched over two floors, separate men's and women's amenities ensure total privacy and discretion.

The spacious Talise Spa is housed over two levels in the distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab, and boasts

Both lady’s and gentlemen’s relaxation areas feature an aqua retreat. Separate indoor infinity pools, jacuzzi and treatment

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rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf complement the spa, along with saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools. Gentlemen can enjoy the panoramic sauna and steam lounges looking out to the World Islands and Downtown Dubai, both fitted with rare fog-proof glass. Additional facilities include a squash court, a fitness centre with aerobic facilities, advanced cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. www.jumeirah.com


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ANANTARA SPAS

Anantara has mastered the art of exclusive spa journeys, inspired by exotic destinations. Rooted in the timeless healing traditions of the world’s richest cultures, Anantara Spas are designed to restore balance and harmony between body and mind in an oasis of beauty, grace and tranquillity. Intoxicating aromas of the world’s most exotic elixirs and oils are used in treatments designed to deliver radiance, healing and a quiet sense of inner and outer well-being.

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Feel the culmination of Anantara Spa’s international expertise in the Anantara Signature Massage. The signature massage treatment has been crafted by Anantara Spa’s expert training team and is offered worldwide, combining eastern and western techniques in purpose designed movements with a signature oil blend to stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation. Experience the indigenous techniques and natural ingredients of ancient


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cultures. With spas located in extraordinary places, indigenous treatments abound. Body scrubs and wraps lavish skin with nature’s remedial goodness, such as stimulating coffee, healing coconut and purifying green tea. The distinctive techniques of Thai, Balinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and Arabian massage styles extend to using a heated compress, filled with sand in Africa and herbs in Thailand. As Anantara’s portfolio expands, new destinations will offer more of the world’s great wellness traditions, including Ayurvedic therapies in Sri Lanka when Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort opens in late 2015. spa.anantara.com

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SIX SENSES Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are discovered in some of the world’s most unique and beautiful settings. Whether it is a Six Senses resort on a remote pristine island or a Six Senses Spa in a colourful urban setting, the touch - points are always decidedly the same. And while being part of the local fabric and culture, Six Senses is very much in tune with the wider world. Crafted guest experiences stimulate,

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energize and revitalize the human spirit, and are delivered by global experts with wide ranging backgrounds. From its simple beginnings with a single resort in 1995, Six Senses quickly became generally recognized as the hospitality industry’s pioneer of sustainable practices. Today, the hospitality management company comprises nine operating resorts and 27 spas

These include the Six Senses spas at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which extends the renowned Etihad in-flight service to their exclusive lounges. First and Business Class passengers are invited to ease travel stress prior to their flights and while in transit, with a refreshing 15-minute spa session at Six Senses spas in Abu Dhabi Terminals 1 & 3. www.sixsenses.com


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BAGNI DI PISA

Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa is a member of the prestigious “The Leading Hotels of the World�, and is located at San Giuliano Terme near Pisa. The ancient thermal baths of the Grand Duke of Tuscany are still alive today in this exclusive resort, where the frescoed halls and antique

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furnishings take you back to the 17th century. The Natural Spa specializes in weight loss and detox. The hot springs and relaxation treatments complete the experience of physical and mental wellbeing. www.bagnidipisa.com.


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Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa is a wellbeing spa set amidst the Sienese hills, with rich thermal spring waters full of therapeutic gifts for the body discovered by the ancient Etruscans. Bathe in warm, restorating pools, and feel the massage of water jets that generate both tone and energy. The 5,000 square metre thermal spa combines naturalness with research, dexterity with discipline, and the techniques of the western medicine blend with those of oriental traditional. Choose from among the wide range of exclusive treatments created by the team of specialists and designed to unite the precious properties of thermal spa waters with manual techniques, physiotherapy and science. Complete health and beauty spa experiences for face and body: whether the aesthetic touch or entire strategies for balance and wellbeing. The resort is the residence of the Medici family at San Casciano dei Bagni, and a member of the prestigious hotel group “The Leading Hotels of the World�. It offers precious furnishings and endless views. www.fonteverdespa.com

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GROTTA GIUSTI RESORT GOLF & SPA

Grotta Giusti Resort Golf & Spa, located in Monsummano Terme, between Florence and Lucca, the nineteenth-century villa of the poet Giuseppe Giusti, guards the ‘“eighth wonder of the world”, the millenary natural thermal cave, as the master Verdi aptly named it. The aesthetic spa treatments and the exclusive medical-scientific “Longevity” programme enhance the value of the stay, with a unique focus on regeneration and relaxation. www.grottagiustispa.com

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Elemis Born in 1990, British brand ELEMIS has grown into one of the most successful professional spa and anti-ageing skincare range available in the world today. ELEMIS is the creator of the most exotic and indulgent spa-therapies for face and body, and the company has gained a reputation for creating results-driven, anti-ageing skincare. Addressing specific skin and body conditions, the unique and potent formulations dynamically treat the skin with powerful results while awakening the senses. Treatments are available at more than 1,600 of the most exclusive spas across the globe including the flagship House of ELEMIS in Mayfair, London and in over 170 selected department stores worldwide. With over 25 years of experience and a dedicated spa heritage, ELEMIS treats over 6.5 million people around the world from England and Ireland to Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia and USA each year. The ELEMIS range of advanced anti-ageing formulations and professional spa-therapies provide skin and life enhancing solutions for every man and woman. ELEMIS is a thriving international brand with a reputation for delivering innovation and quality, defined by nature and led by science. Visit www.elemis.com for more information

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QMS MEDICOSMETICS SKINCARE AND SPA TREATMENT COLLECTION

Founded over 20 years ago by German surgeon and skincare pioneer Dr. Erich Schulte, QMS Medicosmetics collection of skincare and spa treatments is globally-recognised for its exceptional effectiveness. Dr. Schulte’s passion for advancing the science of skincare is reflected in each personally-developed formulation. The result is a unique skincare system that has been scientifically perfected through years of clinical research and dedication to delivering the perfect balance of state-of-the-art ingredients in combination with the most advanced transdermal carriers. These highly-effective products are the basis of QMS Medicosmetics Treatment Collection featuring signature facial and body conditioning treatments styled for their superior results. With an impressive hotel partner portfolio including The Saxon in Johannesburg, Six Senses Spa at The Alpina Gstaad, Javvu Spa at the Amilla Fushi, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, J.W. Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Burj al Arab and many more, QMS Medicosmetics distinctive style can be experienced all around the world.

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DIAMONDS LA GEMMA DELL’EST TREASURED MOMENTS A luxurious hideaway set on the western-shores of Zanzibar, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est offers pictures-perfect spaces to surround yourself in the beauty of nature. Take in the sights of the azure seascapes from your private terrace, sample local and international cuisine and immerse yourself in the world of leisure, as you explore experiences to treasure for life. www.diamonds-resorts.com KENYA - MALDIVES - MOZAMBIQUE - ZANZIBAR


THE CONRAD ALGARVE SPA & HEALTH CLUB

With an impressive setting in the exclusive, yet naturally beautiful Quinta do Lago, the Conrad Algarve is one of the hospitality jewels of Portugal’s fabled coast. This contemporary luxury hotel is uniquely styled, from the guest rooms to the private balconies, and its five restaurants and bars offer a sophisticated range of fine Portuguese and international cuisine. The luxurious Conrad Spa is an evolution of sophisticated spa culture, embracing and blending a modern holistic approach, in a contemporary way. Uniquely inspired by local culture, expertise

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and breath-taking surroundings, the Spa includes signature experiences from Aromatherapy Associates and Intraceuticals with bespoke treatments combining state-of the-art products and techniques to ensure a restorative and rejuvenating journey. Conrad Spa’s Sensory Zone features a tranquil sun terrace with impressive views and includes a sauna, steam room, hydro massage heated pool, sensory showers, plunge pool and ice fountain, transporting guests into a haven of harmony and lightness. Five spacious treatment rooms, each with outdoor cabana, bring an alfresco element to the spa experience.


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The comprehensive wellness facilities also include a selection of pools where guests can unwind, a state-of-the-art fitness centre by Technogym and tennis courts. With an impressive setting in the exclusive, yet naturally beautiful Quinta do Lago, the Conrad Algarve is located next to the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching golden, unspoilt Algarve beaches is simple with the dedicated shuttle bus. Many internationally famous golf courses, including Quinta do Lago Sul and Laranjal are on your doorstep, as is the natural park of Ria Formosa. With contemporary design and technology flowing through the luxurious accommodation in harmony with beautiful natural surroundings, you will find everything that you require for a great holiday in the Algarve. You will find spacious guestrooms and a variety of leisure activities for yourself and your family to enjoy: be rejuvenated in Health Club & Spa, relax in the outdoor swimming pools, while your children enjoy their very own kid’s club. www.conradalgarve.com

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SANDALS EMERALD BAY BAHAMAS

Whether you are looking to massage away tension, give your skin a healthy glow, or restore balance and harmony, the award-winning Red Lane® Spa at Sandals® Emerald Bay in the Bahamas will take you on a journey of rejuvenation and well-being. From the moment you walk into the lemongrassscented greeting area, your senses will confirm you’ve found a blissful retreat. Every aspect of the Red Lane® Spa experience is inspired by the soothing essence of the islands—from natural botanicals to exclusive treatment

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settings including six exotic outdoor sanctuaries, or the comfort of your own suite. For those who prefer a traditional setting, the 16,000 square foot pampering hideaway boasts 16 luxurious indoor spa rooms, a relaxation area with calming music and assorted teas, locker rooms with showers and fully-stocked vanity areas, complimentary hot and cold plunge pools, as well as, eucalyptus steam baths and saunas. Additionally, the spa offers couples’ sanctuary rooms

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with large whirlpool tubs designed specifically for couples’ treatments. Innovative massages like the signature Scents of Love Couples Massage incorporate island elements such as the indigenous aromas of the Caribbean for a truly romantic and aromatic escape. Additional treatments feature unique body scrubs and wraps to help regain youthful skin. The Sugarcane Warm Oil Scrub, for instance, uses a stimulating blend of brown sugar, black tea and fruit extracts to revive dehydrated skin,


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while the Green Coffee Wrap offers a unique coffee-based formula to help fight cellulite and promote youthful skin. Using the spa’s exclusive organic line and renowned skin healthcare products, the highly trained Rejuvenation Specialists at the Red Lane® Spa have perfected the art of relaxation. They will skillfully take you on a journey focused on CONNECTION, TIME and LOVE that will leave you feeling renewed for a lifetime. www.sandals.com

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Raffles Singapore Spa

Opened in 1887, Raffles Hotel Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world and no visit to Singapore is complete without a stay at Raffles. A welcoming haven of relaxation, the Raffles Spa features exclusive rejuvenating treatments, inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and European traditions. Seven soothing treatment rooms, including a VIP suite for guests who want to share a unique experience of relaxation and togetherness. The luxury VIP suite offer treatments and facilities including a jacuzzi, steam shower and a lounge area for a comfortable, quiet retreat. Raffles Spa works with professionals in aromatherapy, naturopathy, ayurvedic medicine, botanical and marine sciences to bring you a product range that is natural and safe for sensitive skin and balanced for the body and mind. Raffles Spa is exclusively for the use of guests of Raffles Singapore.

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MAZAGAN BEACH RESORT MOROCCO

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Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort is a five-star hotel located in El Jadida. It covers 250 hectares alongside a superb beach and enjoys a wonderful climate all year round. Mazagan Spa offers stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean. Exotic aromas and traditional rituals are the promise to an amazing journey. Unique Moroccan beauty treatments and luxury products meet to allow you to experience a sensory escape and magical moments at Mazagan’s all-inclusive spa resort. The Mazagan Spa offers a wide range of body and facial treatments and features include 19 treatment rooms, a 100 m² authentic hammam and a fitness centre equipped with the state-of the-art exercise machines. You have the possibility to get personal assistance during your relaxation journey. Every body and mind treatment is a personalised luxury experience that begins with a consultation ensuring that every experience is adapted to your needs. Choose your very own: a relaxing massage, to release the tension, relax your muscles, an invigorating exfoliating scrub to restore your skin freshness or a revitalizing facial skincare for a fully refreshed complexion. The signature Mazagan Spa treatment experience will make you discover unique techniques of massage combined with purely nourishing Moroccan oil, typical “Ghassoul” mud rich in minerals. All is to create an exclusive Mazagan Spa experience. Mazagan Spa always conceives its treatments around major requirements of expertise and quality. Therefore, we combined with “Carita – Paris” to add perfection to your beauty.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PARTNERS

We wish to express our gratitude to our partners and supporters worldwide. In particular, we extend a heartfelt “thank you” to our Host Partner InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and our Spa Partner Harnn Heritage Spa. We would also like to thank our Destination Partner Danang, our DMC Partner Oriental Destinations, and our Event Partners Bà Nà Hills, Asia Park and Premier Village.

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