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Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas celebrate multiple accolades at 2021 World Spa Awards

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas celebrate multiple accolades at 2021 World Spa Awards
October 22, 2021

Anantara Spas worldwide has secured nine top accolades in the World Spa Awards 2021 with the most prominent awards programme in the spa tourism industry. The prestigious World Spa Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in spa tourism.

In the Middle East, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort was ranked as Oman's Best Wellness Retreat 2021 and in Qatar, Oman’s Best Wellness Retreat 2021 was awarded to Anantara Spa at Banana Island Resort Doha. In the UAE, the Anantara Spa at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel was awarded Abu Dhabi's Best Day Spa 2021 and Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is privileged to receive the title of World’s Best Desert Spa 2021.

Two new properties in Anantara’s portfolio located in Malaysia and Mauritius have been crowned best in class. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas and Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort and Villas were awarded Malaysia's Best Resort Spa 2021 and Mauritius's Best Resort Spa 2021 respectively.

Moreover, in Africa, Anantara Spa at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort was recognised as Mozambique's Best Resort Spa 2021. Anantara Spa at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara won Zambia’s Best Safari Spa 2021.

Representing Anantara Spa in South America, sister property Anantara Spa at Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte was titled Brazil’s Best Resort Spa 2021.

Chunxia Gao, Group Director of Spa and Wellness, MSpa Asia, the corporate division of Spa and Wellness for Minor Hotels, advised “we are deeply touched that Anantara Spas around the world have been recognised by voters of the World Spa Awards. Anantara Spa strives to innovate and pave the way forward for the spa and wellness industry to keep thriving because wellness, now more than ever before, is crucial for everyone. We look forward to developing the footprint of Anantara Spa in 2022 as we expand into Europe.”

Drawing upon Thailand’s wellness traditions, cultural inspirations and therapeutic ingredients, Anantara Spa offers unique signature journeys deeply rooted in authentic luxury, holistic practices and indigenous experiences. Now using chemical-free products, treatments and rituals are inspired by the Thai origins of Anantara, while innovative modern therapies and natural products promise the highest definition of relaxation and pampering.

World Spa Awards™ is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015 and designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field. World Spa Awards was established in response to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent; a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism. Nominated contenders are voted for by professionals working within the spa industry - senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public.

For more information about spa and wellness with Anantara Hotels and Resorts, visit

Image top: Spa Lobby at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort named Oman's Best Wellness Retreat 2021; Image above: Couple Room at Anantara Spa Treatment Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort named World’s Best Desert Spa 2021.

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