World Spa Awards 2018

World Spa Awards 2018

Pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads of the global spa and wellness industry attended the 2018 World Spa Awards at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, an ultra-luxury private island escape in the southern Dhaalu Atoll. Here Breaking Travel News chats with winners at they step off stage with the coveted prizes.

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Gregg Cave, director, Gaia Retreat & Spa

Gregg Cave, director, Gaia Retreat & Spa

29 October 2018

Gregg Cave, director of Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia, speaks to Breaking Travel News as he picks up the trophy for World’s Best Day Spa at the World Spa Awards 2018 in the Maldives.

Abdurrahman Balta, chairman, Sanitas Spa & Wellness

Abdurrahman Balta, chairman, Sanitas Spa & Wellness

29 October 2018

As Çırağan Palace Kempinski Spa, managed by Sanitas, is honoured with the title of Turkey’s Best Hotel Spa, Abdurrahman Balta, chairman of Sanitas Spa & Wellness, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have claimed the prestigious trophy.

Christian Harisch, chief executive, Lanserhof Tegernsee

Christian Harisch, chief executive, Lanserhof Tegernsee

29 October 2018

Taking the trophy for World’s Best Medical Spa, among a clutch of other titles, at the World Spa Awards, Christian Harisch, chief executive of Lanserhof Tegernsee, tells Breaking Travel News how the victory will help with the development of the company in 2019.

Bastien Gonzalez, owner and developer, Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio

Bastien Gonzalez, owner and developer, Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio

29 October 2018

Picking up the title for World’s Best Nail Studio Brand, Breaking Travel News speaks to Bastien Gonzalez, owner and developer of the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, about the company and what it brings to the global hospitality space.

Erich Schulte, founder, QMS Medicosmetics

Erich Schulte, founder, QMS Medicosmetics

29 October 2018

Taking the unique title of World Spa Awards 2018 Spa Pioneer, Erich Schulte, founder of QMS Medicosmetics, tells Breaking Travel News about his personal contribution to the global wellness industry and how it feels to have been recognised by the prestigious organisation.

Victoria Fox, director, Miss Fox

Victoria Fox, director, Miss Fox

29 October 2018

Miss Fox director Victoria Fox talks to Breaking Travel News as Miss Fox in Melbourne is presented with the trophy for World’s Best Beauty Salon at the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2018.

Tanya Lopes and Faith Gogo, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Tanya Lopes and Faith Gogo, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

29 October 2018

Claiming the title of Africa’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards, Tanya Lopes, spa manager, and Faith Gogo, spa therapist, at the Saxon Spa at Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, celebrate with Breaking Travel News.

Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai

Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai

29 October 2018

On a successful night for Armani Spa in Dubai, Mark Kirby, general manager of Armani Hotel Dubai, here picks up his third trophy. Having been recognised with the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa he dedicates the prize to his team back in the United Arab Emirates.

Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer, Vamed Vitality World

Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer, Vamed Vitality World

29 October 2018

As Aquaworld Resort Budapest is recognised with the title of Hungary’s Best Resort Spa at the World Spa Awards, Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer of owner Vamed Vitality World, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious trophy. 

Grace Chuang, director of communications, The Temple House

Grace Chuang, director of communications, The Temple House

29 October 2018

Picking up the trophy for China’s Best Wellness Retreat at the World Spa Awards, Grace Chuang, director of communications for The Temple House in Chengdu, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have been recognised with the prestigious trophy.

Sheinette Ivy, director of wellness and spa, Naman Retreat

Sheinette Ivy, director of wellness and spa, Naman Retreat

29 October 2018

Walking away with the title for Vietnam’s Best Wellness Retreat, Sheinette Ivy, director of wellness and spa at Naman Retreat, tells Breaking Travel News how important recognition by the World Spa Awards is for her and the brand.

Tanya Lopes, spa manager, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Tanya Lopes, spa manager, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

29 October 2018

With the Saxon Spa at Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa taking the title of South Africa’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards, spa manger Tanya Lopes tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won.

Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai

Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai

29 October 2018

Picking up the second of three trophies, Mark Kirby, general manager of the Armani Hotel in Dubai, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels for Armani Spa to have taken the title of Middle East’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards.

Anne-Katrin Greschke, product manager, spa, TUI Cruises

Anne-Katrin Greschke, product manager, spa, TUI Cruises

29 October 2018

Anne-Katrin Greschke, product manager for spa and sports, on-board commerce, TUI Cruises, speaks to Breaking Travel News as Spa & Meer at TUI Cruises is honoured with the title of World’s Best Cruise Spa at the World Spa Awards.

Ahmed Musthaeen, general manager, Dhoores Retreat

Ahmed Musthaeen, general manager, Dhoores Retreat

29 October 2018

Ahmed Musthaeen, general manager of Dhoores Retreat at aaaVeee, Nature’s Paradise, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the Vindhu Spa at aaaVeee is recognised as the World’s Best Eco Spa by the World Spa Awards.

Zoe Wall, group director of spa, Asia, Anantara Spa

Zoe Wall, group director of spa, Asia, Anantara Spa

29 October 2018

As Anantara Hotels & Resorts is recognised with the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand by World Spa Awards, Zoe Wall, group director of spa for the company in Asia, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won.

Cosmin Muntean, manager, Etihad Abu Dhabi Lounges

Cosmin Muntean, manager, Etihad Abu Dhabi Lounges

29 October 2018

Cosmin Muntean, manager of the Etihad lounges in Abu Dhabi, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the Etihad Six Senses Spa is recognised as the World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa by voters at the World Spa Awards in the Maldives.

Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer, Vamed Vitality World

Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer, Vamed Vitality World

29 October 2018

As Vamed Vitality World is recognised as the World’s Best Thermal Spa & Medical Wellness Operator, Breaking Travel News chats with Thomas Bauer, chief operating officer of the company, to discover more about the brand and what it brings to the global marketplace.

Breaking Travel News interview: Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Dubai

Breaking Travel News interview: Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Dubai

29 October 2018

Breaking Travel News here catches up with Mark Kirby, general manager of the Armani Dubai, during the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony 2018. With the Armani Spa taking the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa at the event, he tells us how important the wellness sector is for the hotel and how it separates the property from the competition in the United Arab Emirates.