Ananda Spa named among 2016 top wellness centres

Looking for the best beauty and anti-ageing spa to rewind the clock? Book a treatment at Baccarat Hotel New York where guests can receive diamond powder exfoliation from luxurious beauty brand La Mer. In search of a meditative retreat to calm the mind and ease your anxieties? The best wellness centre for that is the Ananda in the Himalayas, in India, a wellness centre that is part of the Shanti Hospitality Group. 

Ananda in Tatler Spa Guide 2

That’s according to the results of the 2016 Wellness Travel Awards which named the top spa and wellness destinations across 41 countries and 20 categories in London recently.

For the awards, an international panel of 39 travel and wellness experts whittled down a long list of 388 destinations. A second round of voting saw more than 130,000 consumers cast their votes to determine the winners.

Awards were handed out in categories like best continental spas, regional and country spas.

Another breakdown pronounced the best properties in categories such as best for couples, families, weight loss, fitness, beauty and anti-aging, girlfriend getaways, outdoor adventure and solo travel.

Editors named 10 winners in each category.

At the glittering Baccarat Hotel New York opened by French crystal maker Baccarat, guests of the hotel spa receive La Mer treatments — one of the most luxurious and expensive skin care brands on the market. It’s the first location to feature a dedicated spa with La Mer products.

In addition to diamond powder exfoliation and polishing for both face and body, treatments include deep tissue, Swedish and hot stone massages.

Visitors to Ananda in the Himalayas in the foothills of Northern India meanwhile can choose from packages including everything from yoga and stress management to detox and renew programs led by Ayurvedic doctors, therapists, nutritionists and yogis.

You can read the full article over on Malay Mail online.