Condé Nast Traveller announced the winners of its first ever Annual Readers’ Spa Awards 2004 earlier this month. Readers were asked to choose the best that the spa world has to offer, from urban day spas to spa retreats, hotel spas from around the globe and medical/thermal spas. To the delight of the owners Tom and Jocelyn Maxfield, Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, earned the prestigious award for 2004 Readers’ Choice Spa Retreat: UK scoring 96%.At Seaham Hall, comfort and practicality are as important as style with key features including open fires, balconies and private patios which all provide a luxurious feel. The Serenity Spa is an outstanding and innovative development, reached via an underground walkway with soothing Zen background music and elegant lighting. The extensive and imaginative spa-therapy menu incorporates Elemis treatments designed to rejuvenate the mind, relax the body and invigorate the senses.
The Elemis range of advanced skincare formulations and professional spa-therapies provide life-enhancing solutions for every man, or woman. Addressing specific skin and body care conditions, the unique and potent formulations dynamically treat the skin with powerful results, whilst re-awakening the senses.
Elemis is seen as the most innovative leader in advanced scientific phyto-therapy and aroma-therapeutic spa and skincare formulations. Organic oxygenating Essential Oils, revolutionary medicinal herbs and collagen boosting seaweed extracts transfer the purest form of living energy to the skin.
Other honourably mentioned spas from around the globe that use the Elemis range of treatment and products were included in nearly every category in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards. In the Overseas Hotels: The Americas & Caribbean division, Mandara Spa at One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas came in 3rd with an overall rating of 97.71%.
Coming in 4th in the Overseas Hotels: Australia & South Pacific division was The Spa at Four Seasons in Sydney with a score of 92.81%. The Urban Day Spas: UK category recognized the Elemis day-spa as a leading UK spa get-away with 93.02% satisfaction.