The Best Of The World Spa & Wellness Awards May Be Your New Haven For Bliss

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The Mandarin Oriental Singapore's spa was voted as the best hotel spa in the Asia and Australia category at the 2014 World Spa & Wellness Awards . | Mandarin Singapore
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(Relaxnews) - Brands like the Mandarin Oriental and Clinique La Prairie were among the big winners at an awards night honouring the best in luxury spa and wellness destinations around the world.

If you’re planning a spa vacation abroad, take cues from the results of the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014 presented in London this week, where the industry handed out 11 awards that singled out the best regional hotel and spa destinations around the world.

Of the 11 winners, the Mandarin Oriental brand took two awards, with the spa at Mandarin Oriental Singapore named the hotel spa of the year for Asia and Australasia, and the spa at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas likewise taking the same title for North and South America.

Some of the more unique spa treatments offered on the Singapore menu include orchid body scrubs, green tea and ginger body treatments and a warm bamboo stick massage.

In a way that befits its glitzy setting, the Las Vegas hotel offers a “Diamond Magnetic Lift Body Treatment” that involves a luminous mud speckled with diamond dust followed by a massage that’s supposed to amplify the body’s energy, unload tension, and fight the signs of ageing.

Meanwhile, a spa that claims to be the first medical spa in Brazil also emerged a big winner, taking the award for destination spa of the year for North and South America.

Founded in 1972, the Lapinha Spa is set across 550 acres of farmland in the municipality of Lapa and bases its therapies on the ‘healing power’ of the natural environment. Wellness treatments include anti-smoking, detox, weight loss and relaxation.

Here are the winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014:
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – Africa
    One&Only Spa Cape Town Facebook
    One&Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa
  • Destination Spa Of The Year – Western Europe & Scandinavia
    Clinique La Prairie Handout
    Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – Western Europe & Scandinavia
    Espa at The Europe Hotel Facebook
    Espa at The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney, Ireland
  • Destination Spa Of The Year – North & South America
    Lapinha Spa Brazil Facebook
    Lapinha Spa, Lapa, Brazil
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – North & South America
    Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Handout
    The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, USA
  • Destination Spa Of The Year – Middle East & Africa
    Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – Middle East
    Atlantis The Palm Facebook
    ShuiQi Spa & Fitness, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • Destination Spa Of The Year – Eastern Europe
    Spa Vilnius, Druskininkai Handout
    Spa Vilnius, Druskininkai, Lithuania
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – Eastern Europe
    Lotte Hotel Moscow Facebook
    Mandara Spa at Lotte Hotel Moscow, Russia
  • Destination Spa Of The Year – Asia & Australasia
    Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort
    Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Hotel Spa Of The Year – Asia & Australasia
    Mandarin Oriental
    The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Singapore

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