Inside Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2024

Inside Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2024

In late January, Compare Retreats held its inaugural Luxury Wellness Travel Awards for 2024 hosted at venue sponsor YUN WELLNESS, Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. An international guest list comprised representatives from resorts worldwide, travel PR agencies, international media, and wellness ambassadors. With over 70,000 votes, the event celebrated the world’s best luxury wellness hotels, retreats, beauty brands, and trailblazers in wellness travel.

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The awards kicked off with a presentation and awards announcement, followed by a captivating panel discussion featuring Compare Retreats founder Dervla Louli Musgrave, Island Shangri-La Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky and Nutritional Therapist Katia Demekhina, shedding light on staying healthy beyond award-winning wellness retreats.

From Belo Beauty in the Philippines to Soneva in the Maldives, Nihi Sumba in Indonesia, and TIA Wellness Resort in Vietnam, the greatest minds in the luxury wellness travel industries were in attendance. From Hong Kong, there were the award-winning teams from The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark Mandarin and Swire Hotels. There were also representatives from Chanel, Aman, Six Senses, COMO, Bulgari, Armani and more.

The evening culminated in unveiling the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners across 20 categories, showcasing the pinnacle of luxury wellness in the industry. Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this remarkable event.

Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards are the most exclusive in their field, with nominees carefully hand-selected by our in-house team of luxury wellness travel experts who have personally vetted every single property, brand and product over the past seven years.

See the full list of winners here.

Here’s what the evening looked like:

This year’s winners included:

1. Detox Retreat of the Year

Gold: The Farm at San Benito, Batangas, The Philippines

Silver: Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

Bronze: The Original FX Mayr, Carinthia, Austria

2. Fitness Retreat of the Year

Gold: Thanyapura, Phuket, Thailand

Silver: The Ranch Malibu, California, USA

Bronze: BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia, Caribbean

3. Medical Retreat of the Year

Gold: Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland

Silver: RAKxa Integrative Wellness & Medical Retreat, Bangkok, Thailand

Bronze: Lanserhof Lans, Lans, Germany

4. Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat of the Year

Gold: COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia

Silver: Six Senses Vana, Dehradun, India

Bronze: Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India

5. Hiking Retreat of the Year

Gold: COMO Uma Paro, Paro Valley Paro, Bhutan

Silver: Stanglwirt, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria

Bronze: Mii Amo, Arizona, USA

6. Spa Resort of the Year

Gold: TIA Wellness Resort, Da Nang, Vietnam

Silver: Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand

Bronze: Palazzo Fiugi, Fiugi, Italy

7. Eco Wellness Resort of the Year

Gold: Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia

Silver: Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia

Bronze: Bawah Reserve, Anambas, Indonesia

8. Beach Wellness Resort of the Year

Gold: Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand

Silver: Marbella Club, Malaga, Spain

Bronze: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE

9. Ski and Spa Resort of the Year

Gold: Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, Hokkaido, Japan

Silver: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Bronze: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler, Canada

10. Multigenerational Wellness Resort of the Year

Gold: Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island, Maldives

Silver: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Bronze: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Al Ruwais, Qatar

11. Destination Spa of the Year

Gold: Soneva Soul at Soneva

Silver: Le Spa at Royal Mansour

Bronze: Asaya at Rosewood Hotels

12. Sustainable Spa Collaboration of the Year

Gold: Subtle Energies x Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Silver: Voya x The Peninsula Hotels

Bronze: Irene Forte x Rocco Forte Hotels

13. Urban Spa Hotel Brand of the Year

Gold: Bulgari

Silver: Mandarin Oriental

Bronze: Armani

14. Medical Aesthetic Clinic and Doctor of the Year

Gold: Belo Beauty, the Philippines

Silver: Dr. Maryam Zamani, United Kingdom

Bronze: Dr. Lara Devgan, New York

15. Wellness Island of the Year

Gold: Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines

Silver: Joali Being, Bodufushi Island, Maldives

Bronze: Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

16. Design Wellness Destination of the Year

Gold: Amanoi, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam

Silver: Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

Bronze: Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland

17. Unique Wellness Experience of the Year

Gold: Nihi Equine Retreat, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Silver: Singita Spa Safari, Africa

Bronze: Alma Festival at Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

18. Urban Wellness Concept of the Year

Gold: YUN WELLNESS at Island Shangri-La

Silver: Family Form Method at The Upper House 

Bronze: Asaya Lodges at Rosewood Hong Kong

19. Fashion Hospitality Collaboration of the Year

Gold: Chanel x The Peninsula Hong Kong

Silver: Dior x One&Only Desaru Coast

Bronze: Sporty & Rich x Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc

20. Wellness Pioneer of the Year

Gold: Damian Chaparro, Aro Hā

Silver: Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses

Bronze: Sonu Shivdasani, Soneva

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