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The Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and the Saliris Resort in Egerszalók were the Hungarian winners at the World Spa Awards on 21 October this year.

Each was the number one pick in its particular category. The former won in the hotel spa category, the latter in the resort spa category, reported Turizmus.

The World Spa Awards, also known as the international Oscar of spas, was established five years ago as the sister programme of the World Travel Awards. It was an answer to the growing need for transparency and a way to distinguish the best spas as the popularity of spa-tourism flourished. The goal of the World Spa Awards is to increase standards of service in spa-tourism and name those that represent excellence in the spa sector.

The prize is given out on a national level in multiple categories, and the global prize is acquired by the one establishment getting the most votes. Votes are cast by the public and professionals within the field, like executives, travel agencies, tour operators, and journalists.

Aria Hotel, Ritz Carlton, and Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace spa were among the nominees in the hotel spa category, but the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest won.

No wonder, given that this spa in a 5-star hotel offers a wide range of services from massages to steam showers and the hydrotherapeutic Kneipp pool.

Castle Hertelendy and Danubius Hotel Bük were also nominated in the resort spa category along with the winner, the Saliris Resort in Egerszalók.

The Saliris Resort has its own nostalgia beach, which is an extra quirk on top of its characteristic spa services such as saunas and wellness treatments.

The global winner is the Armani Spa in the Armani Hotel in Dubai in the hotel spa category (for the second time in a row).

The world’s best resort spa is the Harnn Heritage Spa in the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.

The world’s best wellness retreat is the Mriya Resort & Spa in Russia (for the second time in a row).

And the world’s best spa destination is Dubai.


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