World Spa Awards has confirmed that its Gala Ceremony 2018 will be staged at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on October 26, welcoming hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region and around the world.
A spectacular 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort promises a private island escape in the southern Dhaalu Atoll.
An eco-conscious design draws on island-inspired style and contemporary architectural elements, villas come with private plunge pools and every whim is catered to thanks to the personal St. Regis Butler Service.
However, the standout at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is arguably the 20,000-square-foot Iridium Spa.
Meaning “of rainbows” in ancient Greek, Iridium Spa features six couples treatment suites (including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms), a relaxation room with a glass floor for watching fish, and a Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool equipped with high-pressure water jets and massage cannons.
Announcing the decision, World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, said: “It will be an honor for World Spa Awards to visit the Maldives for the first time, later this year.
“Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches, an amazing underwater world, as well as spectacular spa and wellness offerings, make the Maldives the destination of choice for World Spa Awards.
“And I can think of no better partner for our fourth anniversary than Maldives’ finest address, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, offering a breathtaking overwater spa, a tranquil yoga and meditation studio and a state-of-the-art fitness center. With so much on offer, it truly is a sanctuary for body and soul.”
Alexander Blair, General Manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, added: “We are thrilled to be hosting the fourth annual World Spa Awards here at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. It is an honor to hold such a prestigious Gala Ceremony in our beautiful surroundings.
“Our resort is home to the unique lobster-shaped Iridium Spa, which is the largest overwater spa in the Maldives – so The St. Regis Maldives lends itself perfectly as a venue to celebrate the brilliance of the global spa industry.
“We look forward to welcoming hospitality leaders from around the world to help recognize great success.”
Launched in 2015, World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards program designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism, by rewarding the organizations that are the leaders in the field.
With numerous new luxury hotels and resorts openings in the Maldives, the Spa is becoming a standard for this exclusive holiday destination.
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