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SpaFinder Unveils 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Posted: September 29, 2011

SpaFinder, Inc. announced the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring the most international and diverse group of spas in the history of the awards. This year marks the ninth anniversary of the annual awards; SpaFinder is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company.

The 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards drew unparalleled participation worldwide with more votes cast by spa-goers across more countries, regions and categories — offering the most complete and the most useful peer-to-peer recommendations in the global spa market. In addition to the Crystal and Country/Region Awards, readers voted for their favorite spas in 32 different “Best For” categories.

This year’s winners for the coveted Crystal Award, recognizing the favorite spas on each of six continents, were:

  • South Africa: One&Only Cape Town
  • Asia: The Peninsula Bangkok
  • Australia: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Europe: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
  • North America: Miraval, Life in Balance
  • South America: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Notably, Four Seasons properties took top honors in Europe and South America.

Spas in four new countries earn accolades

Winners were also named for 44 countries and regions, with four new countries (Israel, Jordan, Mauritius and Vietnam) added to the list, reiterating just how vibrant the expansion of spas around the world has become.