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Enter the Awards
How it works

The Awards Procedure

The World Luxury Spa Awards winners are voted for by the public and are awarded to luxury spas or spa groups across a range of diverse categories. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis, with one spa receiving the overall Global Spa of the Year accolade.

  • Nominations

    Luxury spas can self-nominate or be nominated by guests, travel agents or tour operators for consideration in the World Luxury Spa Awards, which is made possible by the nomination facility on our website. Constant feedback from guests about their experience at a property allows us to evaluate the respective spas to qualify them for participation. The successfully qualifying spas are then formally invited (or accepted) to participate and register in the awards initiative. Official nominees will automatically be invited to register in the following year’s award season at a preferential rate.

  • Winning Levels

    Participants compete on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Only properties competing in the same categories compete against each other.


    Regional levels are as follows:


    Latin America, North and Central America, Caribbean, West & Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Indian Ocean Islands, Central Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, South West Asia, Southern Asia, Australasia and South Pacific/Oceania.

  • Registration

    Simply register online our trained consultants will guide you from there.

  • Voting

    Anyone can vote online during the designated voting season, attracting over 250,000 votes annually.

  • Judging criteria

    Judging criteria is based on service delivery, luxury and presentation. The size of a property is not taken into consideration to determine eligibility.

  • Winners and the Gala Awards Ceremony

    Winners are determined at the end of the voting season and interim results are then released to the respective spas. Participants will be invited to attend the Gala Awards Ceremony where the official winners are announced, also revealing the category and level of the award achieved.  This event is the year’s highlight, with many new business opportunities forged from the meeting of hospitality affiliates and media partners around the world.

  • World Luxury Spa Awards Marketing Material

    A ‘Nominee Marketing Kit’ will be provided to participants upon registration, a ‘Voting Kit’ prior to the voting season, as well as relevant ‘Winner Logo’s’ after the official results have been released.

  • The Ultimate Spa Guide

    The Ultimate Spa Guide is an annually published, high-quality digital guide, profiling and show casing all participating spas. Travel agents, tour operators and guests use these as a guideline to research, discover and book luxury spa experiences. Each participant shares in this advantage to feature prominently in this guide.

  • Cost?

    The once-off annual registration fee is £450 per spa for three categories. The fee includes extensive global marketing and exposure throughout the year.

  • Why enter our awards?

    Participation alone delivers brand growth. As an official participant, each spa receives a digital marketing service and promotional campaign toolkit to ensure maximum exposure on all marketing platforms. Winning a World Luxury Spa Award will not only inspire the confidence of guests and retain a loyal clientele in this highly competitive market, but it will also stimulate continuous growth and development of your spa.

  • Marketing Services Included

    Online Profile Listing

    Each participant receives a dedicated online profile that showcases the spas unique selling points. International travelers visit the World Luxury Spa Awards website in order to discover and book luxury destinations.

    The profile features:
    – Spa description and images
    – Spa contact details
    – Location pin on Google Maps
    – Link to spa website and social media channels
    – Live news feed of spa’s social media channels
    – Latest news and promotions via the social media windows
    – The profile can be edited and updated by the client


    World Luxury Spa Awards provides a free website platform where
    travelers can access and book directly with the spa of their choice.


    Ultimate Spa Guide

    An annually published, high-quality digital guide, profiling and show casing all participating spas.


    Marketing Tool Kit & Voting Tool Kit

    We provide the official nominee and winner logos to be used on all spa marketing material. The spa participant has the right to use their respective authorized logos at their discretion for years to come.
    Voting tools include a voting button, e-mailer, social media artwork as well as instructions in order to launch a successful marketing and voting campaign. Each participant also receives a personalized voting page during the online voting phase.


    Dedicated Spa Consultant

    Each spa participant receives an allocated professional consultant who manages the spa’s registration, sets up and administrates the spa’s digital online profile, communicates allimportant information, provides the marketing tool kit and general support to ensure a successful journey.