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Emirates Palace Spa crowned ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’ at 2016 World Spa Awards

Emirates Palace Spa crowned ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’ at 2016 World Spa Awards

Abu Dhabi, September 8, 2016 The Emirates Palace Spa has, once again, been crowned the ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’ and ‘Abu Dhabi’s Best Hotel Spa’ at the 2016 World Spa Awards but, this year, the Spa also took home the ‘Middle East’s Best Hotel Spa’ award turning a much deserved spotlight onto luxurious spa and wellness travel to the UAE capital.

The exclusive red carpet ceremony was held at the Forte Village Resort Hotel in Sardinia, Italy. Commenting on the international recognition these honours bring to Abu Dhabi, Holger Schroth, General Manager at Emirates Palace, said: ‘To win such an international accolade once is a General Manager’s highest aspiration. To win it two years in a row is a testament to our team’s hard work and passion and a tribute to the already highly acclaimed VIP guest services at Emirates Palace. It’s also an assurance to guests that there is no better place to unwind in the world than Emirates Palace Spa’.

The awards are a sister event to the long-running World Traveller Awards, and the contenders are a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of luxury self-care. Winning the awards for two consecutive years solidifies Emirates Palace Spa’s position as, not just the city’s premier health tourism destination, but also the world’s. Ira Malik, Group Director Spa Middle East & Africa of MSPA International, the Spa Management arm of Minor Hotels who independently manage Emirates Spa, says: “We are very pleased to receive these awards for the second year in a row. This is the reflection of the team’s dedication and hard-work.”

Emirates Palace, the iconic five-star hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi, is recognised for exceeding guests’ expectations and its consistently outstanding guest reviews. Emirates Palace Spa features an array of superb spa escapes like the signature 24 Carat Gold Radiance Facial, and partners with exclusive brands, such as Forlle’d, Amra, Gentlemen’s Tonic and Bastien Gonzales.

About Emirates Palace

Built as an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture at its finest, Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski, has created an enviable niche in luxury hospitality. Welcoming world leaders, business travellers and holiday-makers from around the world, Emirates Palace offers a memorable and unique experience unparalleled in Abu Dhabi through contemporary facilities and personalised service.
Situated on 1.3 km of private beach, Emirates Palace comprises 394 rooms and suites carefully designed and furnished to offer guests superior comfort and luxury. With spectacular views of the manicured lawns or the glistening blue waves of the Arabian Sea, every room promises a palatial experience. A variety of fourteen award winning restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars highlight cuisines from around the world. The resort’s leisure facilities include two outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, the Emirates Palace Spa, tennis courts, a marina and state of the art fitness centres.
Emirates Palace is the premier meeting and conference destination in Abu Dhabi, attracting business drivers and influential decision makers from around the world. With a total meeting and conference space exceeding 23,000 square feet, Emirates Palace plays host to a spectacular cultural calendar with events that have included the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Coutts Polo at the Palace.

About Kempinski Hotels

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe's oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski's rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 33 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.
The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. •

Issued By:
Mohammed Alaoui, PR & Communications Manager
Emirates Palace, Managed by Kempinski
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel +971 2 690 7928, Fax + 971 2 690 7922

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