Winners of inaugural Luxury Spa Edit Awards announced

By Wendy Golledge


By Wendy Golledge

21 February 2024

The Luxury Spa Edit has announced the winners of the inaugural Luxury Spa Edit Awards.

The awards recognise the luxury spa and wellness industry across 20 categories – the nominees were chosen by a panel of leading industry experts and the winners selected by public vote.

The panel is made up of leading spa, wellness and travel contributors to high-end publications, including European Spa’s deputy editor Mark Smith.

(Main photo: The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia)

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“Receiving a nomination for the Luxury Spa Edit Awards is an accolade in itself. Our nominees excelled in service, facilities, treatments and innovation.”

Lisa Brown

Founder, The Luxury Spa Edit

“As this year marks the 10th anniversary of The Luxury Spa Edit, we felt it was the right time to launch our awards,” said Luxury Spa Edit founder Lisa Brown.

“Our inaugural awards attracted tens of thousands of public votes, providing the ultimate endorsement of excellence for our winners.

“The luxury spa and wellness industry is booming and we wanted to create an award dedicated to celebrating them. ”

Aware there are already numerous awards for the industry, Brown was keen to do something different, so combined professional and public votes with free entry for nominees. Winners are chosen by public vote to allow fair competition.

Expert panellists

Other experts on the awards panel include Suzanne Duckett, spa expert at The Telegraph and The Times and founder of Onolla; spa consultants Jo Foley and Gerri Gallagher; and Condé Nast Traveller’s sustainability editor, Juliet Kinsman.

They were joined by Tracey Woodward, co-creator of Kalmar; Lindsay Madden Nadeau, senior director wellness strategy and development for Red Sea Global; and beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis.

A spa in Thailand
Kamalaya Koh Samui was named Best Global Holistic Haven

The Luxury Spa Edit Award winners 2024

Best Global Holistic Haven – Kamalaya, Thailand

Best Global Yoga Retreat – Six Senses VANA, India

Best Global Detox Retreat SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Best Global Sustainable Spa – The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

Best Global Spa Retreat – Fivelements Retreat, Indonesia
(In association with BC SoftWear)

A pool overlooking a view
Spain's SHA Wellness Clinic was named Best Global Detox Retreat

Best Global Medi Spa – RAKxa Integrative Wellness, Thailand
(In association with Intraceuticals)

Best Global Spa Hotel – Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
(In association with 111Skin)

Best Global Urban Spa – Corinthia London, United Kingdom

Best spa retreats

Best spa retreat: Africa – Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana


Best spa retreat: North America – The Ranch Malibu, USA


Best spa retreat: Mexico and Caribbean – COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Luxury Spa Edit Awards regional winners 2024

Best Spa Retreat, Europe – Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

Best Spa Hotel, Europe – Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Turkey

Best Spa Retreat, AsiaChiva Som, Thailand

Best Spa Retreat, South America – The Retreat Costa Rica, Costa Rica

African spa retreat from the air
Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana was named Best Spa Retreat, Africa

Best Spa Retreat, Middle East – Zulal by Chiva Som, Qatar

Best Spa Retreat, Indian Ocean – JOALI BEING, Maldives

Best Spa Retreat, Oceania – GAIA Retreat & Spa, Australia

Best Spa Retreat, UK & IrelandGrantley Hall, UK

Best Spa Hotel, UK & IrelandCliveden House, UK

Spa product winners

Best Spa Product Brand – Temple Spa

Best Medi Spa Product Brand – 111 Skin

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