PHU QUOC, VIETNAM - World Spa Awards has touched down at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam, ahead of its 2017 Gala Ceremony.
An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see the elite of the spa industry invited to engage in an Aromotherapy Associates Sleep Workshop; a talk by one of the leading innovators in skincare, Dr Erich Schulte; and to enjoy a complimentary manicure and pedicure from therapists trained by Bastien Gonzalez – a French podiatrist and famed celebrity pedicurist.
Furthermore, delegates are invited to gather together on Saturday 9th December for an evening of unrivalled networking and drinks.
The highlight of the weekend, will of course, be the glittering World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony itself which will take place alongside the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017 on the evening of Sunday 10th December at the luxury five-star beach resort – welcoming hundreds of spa, hospitality and tourism leaders from across the region and around the world.
World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, said: “We’re tremendously excited to be staging the World Spa Awards in Vietnam at the incredible JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay – and this year's event promises to be the biggest yet.
"It will be an absolute pleasure to welcome the leaders of the international spa and wellness industry, as we host the 3rd annual World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony where the highly anticipated winners will be announced."
Enviably situated on the pristine island of Phu Quoc – a lush, hidden paradise off the southern coast of Vietnam – JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay transports guests back to the bygone era of the early 20th century, with Bill Bensley's whimsical design of a mythical academy of Lamarck University offering a world of fantasies, and JW Marriott’s legendary services with exquisite detail evident throughout the property.
However, the standout at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is without a doubt the resort’s flagship spa, Chanterelle - Spa by JW, with unique mushroom-themed design as references from Alice in Wonderland, offering an unconventional guest journey and an unparalleled experience in an imaginative space.
The spa boasts a VIP treatment room with its own luxurious bath, sauna and steam room, seven treatment rooms and one VIP treatment room, two reflexology rooms, two express treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room and a beauty salon.
"We are extremely proud and honoured to host both the 24th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final and the 3rd annual World Spa Awards at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay,” said Ty Collins, General Manager at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.
"A lush resort that is a destination unto itself, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay embodies the academic narrative across its enriching experiences of true luxury. As a host of the two prestigious events, we look forward to celebrating the pinnacle of the both the global tourism and spa industry during a spectacular Gala Ceremony event at our hotel resort."
World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015, and is designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field.