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Lists of tops spas chosen by Conde Nast Traveller, Forbes/Mobil, SpaFinder, DaySpa, and other publications

 

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2014 World's Best Spas from Travel + Leisure

2014 World Luxury Spa Awards

2014 Top 10 Green Spa Awards from Organic Spa Magazine

World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014

2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards Sante Spa Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada with SpaExcellenceSM Certification to 2014 Standards

Condé Nast Johansens 2014 Annual Awards for Excellence

2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spa Awards

Condé Nast Traveler announces 2014 Best Spas

SpaQuality LLC Consulting Guides the First US Spa to ISO 9001:2008 Certification

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2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards Glen Ivy Hot Springs locations in Corona and Brea, California with SpaExcellenceSM Certification to 2014 Standards

2013 Winners - The SPA Traveller Awards

American Spa's 2013 Professional's Choice Awards Announced

AsiaSpa Announces 2013 Award Winners

SpaFinder Wellness 365TM Names 2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners

Thailand Spa & Well–being Awards 2013

Mexico's 25 Best Spas of 2013 from Spa Professional Mexico

Virtuoso's Best of the Best Spa 2013

2013 Boston Magazine's Best of Boston - Best Day Spas

2013 Top 10 Organic Spa Awards from Organic Spa Magazine

10 Best Caribbean Spas for 2013

Redbook's Top 10 Most Relaxing Hotel and Resort Spas in the U.S. in 2013

2013 World's Best Spas from Travel + Leisure

2013 Lonely Planet's Europe’s Hot Springs: 20 of the Best Spots for a Soak

Executive Travel Magazine's World's Best Airport Spas 2013

Canada's 2013 spAWARDS

Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 35 Best New Spas in the World

2013 Prevention : The 50 Healthiest Eco Spas In America

2013 World Luxury Spa Awards

2013 Utah's Best of State Premier Recognition and Awards Program - Best Destination Spa in Utah

2013 Top Green Spa Awards From Organic Spa Magazine

2013 World Spa Awards

Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Top Spas

DAYSPA Magazine's 2013 Top Honors

2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards Glen Ivy Hot Springs locations in Corona and Brea, California with SpaExcellenceSM Certification

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Hotel Spas in the U.S. 2013

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2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards Sante Spa Victoria at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with SpaExcellenceSM Certification

2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards MAJESTICSPA Essential Moments, the spa at the Hotel Majestic in Barcelona, Spain with SpaExcellenceSM Certification for the second year

2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaThe Spa Ritual, a day spa in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has achieved SpaExcellenceSM certification for the third year in a row

2012 Professional’s Choice Awards from American Spa Magazine

2012 AsiaSpa Awards

2012 World's Best Spas from Travel + Leisure

2012 World Travel Awards - Leading Spa Resorts

2012 Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers' Spa Awards: The World's Top 30 Spas

2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers' Choice Award Winners

2012 Good Spa Guide (UK) National Award

2012 Thailand Spa and Wellbeing Awards

2012 International Hotel Awards - Asia Pacific Spa Hotel Award Winners

2012 Celebrated Living Platinum Spas

2012 Condé Nast Traveler's Top 270 Spas in the North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea

2012 World Luxury Spa Awards™

2012 Condé Nast Traveler: Hot List Spas

2012 World Spa Award Winners

2012 Latin America's Best Spas from Fox News Latino

2012 Best Day Spas in Chicago from Chicago Magazine

2012 Travelers's Choice Awards - The Best Hotels for Relaxation & Spa

2012 Gayot Top 10 Couples Massages

2012 Gayot Top 10 Romantic Spas in the World

2012 Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence

2012 Forbes Travel Guide Five and Four Star Spa Awards

2012 Gayot Top 10 Health Retreats Worldwide

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2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards The Spa Ritual with Level 4 SpaExcellenceSM Certification

 

2010 Certified SpaExcellence SpaSpaQuality LLC awards the first spa in Europe with SpaExcellenceSM Certification - MAJESTICSPA Essential Moments, the spa at the Hotel Majestci in Barcelona, Spain

 

2011 Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards from Spa Magazine

The AsiaSpa Awards Announces Its 2011 Winners

World Travel Awards 2011 - Leading Spa Resorts in Asia, Austalasia, the Caribbean and the Americas

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2011

2011 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award Winners

World Travel Awards 2011 - Leading Spa Resorts in Europe, Africa, and the Indian Ocean

2011 World's Best Spas from Travel + Leisure

2011 International Hotel Awards - Asia Pacific Spa Hotel Award Winners

2011 Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Top 250 Spas in the U.S., Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and at Sea

2011 Celebrated Living Platinum Spas

2011 ELLE-Approved Spas

2011 Irish Tatler Spa Awards

World Travel Awards 2011 - Leading Spa Resorts in the Middle East

2011 World Luxury Spa Awards™

Condé Nast Traveler: Hot List Spas 2011

2011 San Francisco BayList Awards

The Best Spas in 2011: Spa Locations from Shape Magazine

2011 Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards

Departures Best Spas for 2011

2011 World's Top 10 Medical and Thermal Spas from HealthcareDigital

Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards 2011 - Best Spa Brand

Condé Nast Johansens 2011 Annual Awards for Excellence

Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice 2011 - Relaxation & Spa

Denver Magazine's 25 Best Spas in Colorado

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2010 Certified SpaExcellence Spa

SpaQuality LLC awards The Spa Ritual, a day spa in Calgary, with SpaExcellenceSM Certification

DiscoverSpas.com Nice Touch! Awards - A Few of Julie's Favorite Spa Products

2010 Professional’s Choice Awards from American Spa Magazine

2010 Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards from Spa Magazine

2011 Forbes Travel Guide Five and Four Star Spa Awards

2010 AsiaSpa Award Winners

2010 Hotels.com Top 10 Spa Destinations

World Travel Awards 2010 - Leading Spa Resorts in Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, North America and South America

2010 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award Winners

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010

2010 Top Spas from Travel + Leisure

2010 Celebrated Living’s Readers’ Choice Platinum List

2010 South African Professional Beauty Awards

Best of LA 2010

2010 Irish Tatler Spa Awards

Virtuoso & Virtuoso Life Magazine 2010 Best of the Best Awards

World Travel Awards 2010 - Leading Spa Resorts in Africa and the Indian Ocean

The Best of Westchester 2010 - Health & Beauty

Fodor's Choice Gold Awards 2010 - Best Resort or Destination Spas

2010 European Health & Spa Award

The Good Spa Guide Awards 2010

Robb Report's Best of the Best 2010 - Spas

Relais & Chateaux 2010 Spa Trophy

2010 Middle East Spa Awards

2010 Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards

Condé Nast Traveller - 2010 Readers' Travel Awards India

The Ultratravel 100 - 2010 Spa Winners

World Travel Awards 2010 - Leading Spa Resorts in the Middle East

Condé Nast Traveler: Hot List Spas 2010

2010 Luxist Reader's Choices Spas Awards

Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Top 240 Spas in North America, Hawaii, Central America and the Caribbean

2010 AZCentral.com's Readers' Choice - Best Hotel for a Spa Weekend

2009 Best Spas and Wellness Centres in Malaysia

2010 DAYSPA Top Honors

Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice 2010 - Relaxation & Spa

2010 Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Spa Award Winners

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2009 Professional’s Choice Awards from American Spa Magazine

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009

AsiaSpa Awards 2009

2010 Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide) Four- and Five-Star Spa Winners

2009 World Travel Awards - Leading Spa Resorts in the World, Asia, Australasia, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

World Travel Awards 2009 - Leading Spa Resort in Europe

2009 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards

2009 Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards from Spa Magazine

2009 Top Spas from Travel + Leisure

World Travel Awards 2009 - Leading Spa Resort in North America

World Travel Awards 2009 - Leading Spa Resort in Central America, South America and Mexico

2009 British Beauty and Spa Awards

2009 Best Spa Hotels, Asia from Smart Travel Asia's Best in Travel Poll

2009 MetroBravo Awards

2009 European Health & Spa Award

Relais & Chateaux 2009 Spa Trophy

Robb Report's Best of the Best 2009

2009 Irish Tatler Spa Awards

World Travel Awards 2009 - Leading Spa Resorts in Africa

2009 WOW Awards for Ontario's Finest Inns & Spas

2009 AZCentral.com's Readers' Choice - Best Day Spa

World Travel Awards 2009 - Leading Spa Resorts in the Middle East

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (US) Top Spas for 2009 - Spa Poll Results

Asia Spa & Wellness Festival 2009 Gold Awards - Best Spas

Ultratravel's Top Ten Life-Changing Spas 2009 from the Telegraph

Condé Nast Johansens Spa Award Winners 2009

2009 Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards

2009 Mobil Travel Guide Four- and Five-Star Spa Winners

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2008 American Spa Magazine Professional's Choice Awards

MSN 2008 Top 10 Best Spas in India

DAYSPA Top Honors 2008

2008 International Restaurant & Hotel Awards (IRHA) Subcategory: Spas

World Travel Awards 2008 - Leading Spa Resorts in

2008 TimesOnline - Top Five Spas for Under £100

The Sun's 2008 Pick of Best British Spas

AsiaSpa Awards 2008

2008 SpaAsia Crystal Awards

2008 AsiaOne Travel- Top 10 Places to Take a Bath

Spa Magazine Presents the 2nd Annual Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards 2008

2008 TimesOnline - England's Top 10 Budget Spas

2008 Villegiature Award for Spa

2008 TimesOnline - Five of the Best Ski Spas

2008 examiner.com - Four Favorite Spas in Tuscany

2008 Thailand Awards for Health Tourism

The Telegraph names the Top 10 London Spas 2008

2008 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

The World's Best Eco-Spas 2008 from Concierge.com

2008 British Beauty and Spa Awards

WIENERIN Spa Guide 2008/2009 - The 50 Best Spas

Skin Inc. 2008 Best of the Best Awards

International Hotel Awards 2008 - Best Spas

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Fortuna, Costa Rica is awarded 6 Stars & 5 Stripes

Anywhere Magazine Awards 2008 - The 5 Best Thai Spa and Resort Hotels

2008 Top Spas from Travel + Leisure

2008 VirtualTourist.com's Top Ten Great American Spas

2008 Star Diamond Awards from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

2008 AZCentral.com's Readers' Choice - Best Day Spa

Travel to Wellness List of 30 Best Spas in Canada in of 24 Categories for 2008

Best Spas at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Travel Awards

The World's 10 Best Golf Spas 2008 from Forbes.com

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (US) Hot List Spas 2008

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (US) Top 54 Spas in North America, The Caribbean and at Sea - Readers' Poll 2008

2008 WOW Awards for Ontario's Finest Inns & Spas

2008 Annual Spa Guide from glow Magazine

Relais & Chateaux 2008 Spa Trophy

Condé Nast Johansens Spa Award Winners 2008

8 Best Holistic Spas from the Travel Experts at the Sunday Times Travel Magazine

2008 Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards

2008 Mobil Travel Guide Four- and Five-Star Spa Winners

TripAdvisor Rings in New Year with World's Best Spas - To Invigorate for 2008, Here are the Top Ten for Zen

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The 10 Top Spas of 2007 from the Times Online Good Spa Guide (UK)

World Travel Awards 2007 Names Aldemar Olympian Village, Greece the World's Leading Spa Resort

Luxury Travel & Style Magazine Reveals The Fourth Annual Survey, Australia's Premier Luxury Travel Awards

Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine 2007 Names 50 of Asia' s Best Spas

DAYSPA Magazine Top Honors 2007

Spa Magazine Presents the 1st Annual Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards 2007

2007 TTG Travel Awards for Spa

2007 World Travel Awards for Leading Spa Resorts in Europe

SpaAsia Crystal Awards 2007 Winners

World's Best Spas 2007 from Travel + Leisure

Chiangmai Oasis Spa wins SME’s Best Brand Award 2007 and Is Honored with 2007 Prime Minister’s Award

World Travel Awards 2007 - Leading Spa Resorts in North America, Central America and South America

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

2007 British Beauty & Spa Awards

27 Best US Destination Spas from Women’s Health Magazine 2007

Leading Spa Resorts in the Middle East and Africa from the World Travel Awards 2007

Zagat Travel Survey's List of the Top 10 Spa Destinations

Mobil Travel Guide's 'Best of the Best' Spas 2007

Canadian Geographic Favorite Spa Getaways 2007

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (US) Top 56 Spas in North America, The Caribbean and at Sea - Spa Poll 2007

Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards 2007

Condé Nast Johansens Spa Award Winners 2007

Luxury Link Identifies the 2007 “World’s Best Spas”

Relais & Chateaux presents the 2007 Spa Trophy

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DAYSPA Top Honors 2006

Spa Week Introduces the Luxe Awards

American Spa 2006 Professional's Choice Awards

JW Marriott Mumbai's Quan Spa Wins "New Spa of the Year" Award at Prestigious Asia Spa's Baccarat Awards

Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards 2006 - the results Presented at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

"Best Hotel Design for Spa, Health and Leisure Interiors" 2006 European Design Award

Leading Spas from the World Travel Awards 2006

World's Best Spas 2006 from Travel + Leisure

World's Best Spas Named in Spa Finder 2006 Readers' Choice Awards Poll

Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel Awards 2006

Travel + Leisure Golf 2006 World's Best Golf Resorts with the Best Spas/Gyms

Top Seven Golf-Spa Retreats from ABC7 Los Angeles

2006 Top 10 US Spa Escapes from Good Morning America and Travel + Leisure Magazine

Forbes.com's Most Luxurious Spas In The U.S. 2006

Mobil Travel Guide Unveils Third Annual List of America's Top Spas - Spa Montage and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York Awarded Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star status; Eighty-Three Additional Spas Honored

Forbes.com's Hottest Hotel Spas 2006

Conde Nast Traveler (US) Magazine (US) Top 50 Spas in North America, The Caribbean and at Sea - Readers' Spa Awards 2006

The third edition of "100 Best Spas of the World" to be released May 2006

Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2006 - Best Spa

Conde Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards 2006

European Spa Awards 2006 Winners

The Observer Names 50 Best Spas 2006

Forbes.com's Super Spas 2006

Relais & Chateaux 2006 Spa Trophy

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Citysearch Top 10 Celebrity-Frequented Spas, Top 10 Hotel Spas, Top 10 Urban Spa Retreats, Top 10 Spas for Outdoor Treaments, and Top 10 Airport Spas

DAYSPA Magazine Reveals DAYSPA Honors 2005

Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel Awards 2005

2005 SpaAsia Crystal Awards Winners

Forbes.com's 2005 World's Best Weight-Loss Spas

World's Best Spas Named in Spa Finder 2005 Readers' Choice Awards Poll

Forbes.com's Most Luxurious Spas in the World 2005

Forbes.com's Most Luxurious Spas in the US 2005

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Spas 2005

Absolute Asia Releases List of Top Ten Spa Experiences - Private Luxury Tour Operator Compiles List of “Absolute Must Try” Spa Experiences Around the World

Robb Report 2005 Best of the Best Spas

Mobil Travel Guide Announces the First Ever Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Resort Spa; Introducing America's Best Hotel & Resort Three- Four- and Five-Star Spas 2005

Relais & Châteaux Presentation of the 'Spa Trophy' 2005 to the Hotel Jagdhof in Austria and La Ferme Saint-Siméon in France

Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel Awards 2005

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Spa Finder's Top-10 Most Requested Spa Destinations in North America for 2004

2004 Spa Finder Reader's Choice Awards
Categories include:
- Crystal Award Winners in Asia/Australia/South Pacific, Canada, Caribbean/Central America/South America, Europe, Mexico, Boutique Spa, Small Spa, Midsize Spa, Large, and Megaspa
- Spas by Country
Category Awards Winners in:
- Best Hiking, Best for Golf, Best for Water, Best for Winter Sports and Best Fitness Program
- Most Romantic, Best for Going Solo, Best Yoga, Best Spa Cuisine, Best for Weight Loss
- Best Medical Spa, Best Low-Priced Spa, Best Casino Spa, Best for Mineral Springs

SpaAsia 2004 Crystal Awards
SpaAsia salutes Asian spas with the first-ever 2004 SpaAsia Crystal Awards that came about from a 6 month open poll from readers of SpaAsia magazine, either through the website and/or forms faxed or mailed to SpaAsia.

Robb Report 2004 Best of the Best Spas

Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel Awards 2004

World's Best Spas 2004 from Travel + Leisure

Mobil Travel Guide Introduces America's Best Hotel & Resort Spas
America's Trusted Travel Advisor Offers a New Way to Vacation - One Spa at a Time!

Departures Luxury Survey Reader's Survey 2004 - Destination Spas

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2004

Elle's Guide to 2004's Top Spas

Conde Nast Traveler (US) Magazine Readers' Spa Awards 2004 - The Top 47 Spas

Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Magazine Readers' Spa Awards 2004
Last November, readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine nominatd their favourite spas in categories from Urban Day Spas and Hotel Spas to Spa Retreats and Medical/Thermal Spas.They were asked to rate them according to a number of criteria, including exercise programmes and body treatments, ambience/decor and cuisine.

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Nice Touch! Awards 2003
Julie Register presents the Third Annual Nice Touch! Awards to spas she visited in 2003 that provided something extraordinary - a unique or outstanding treatment, a gesture, a touch, a program, location or a feature of the facility.

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2003

Forbes.com's World's Best Spas 2003

Lucky's Where to Find the Best New Spas 2003

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2003
2nd annual Readers´ Choice Awards for the best massage, the best cuisine, the best spas for meetings and medical programs, the best for yoga and the best for golf and winter sports - 16 categories in all. 4,000+ readers cast ballots and voted for 60 destination and resort spas around the world.

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Nice Touch! Awards 2002
Julie Register presents the Second Annual Nice Touch! Awards to spas she visited in 2002 that provided something extraordinary - a unique or outstanding treatment, a gesture, a touch, a program, location or a feature of the facility.

Condé Nast Traveler's Top Spas in North America and the Caribbean
The 2002
Annual Readers' Poll

Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) World's Best Spas 2002

Zagat Survey Summary: 2002 Top US Spas

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Nice Touch! Awards 2001
Julie Register presents the First Annual Nice Touch! Awards to spas she visited in 2001 that provided something extraordinary - a unique or outstanding treatment, a gesture, a touch, a program, location or a feature of the facility.

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