BANYAN TREE SPA PHUKET WINS BEST SPA IN THE WORLD AT THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ULTRA AWARDS
Banyan Tree Phuket, the flagship property of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, has been awarded one of the highest accolades in travel – a Daily Telegraph Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award (ULTRA) for its renowned Spa, Banyan Tree Spa Phuket.Voted the Best Spa In The World, the distinguished award was presented at a glittering lunch ceremony hosted at the Savoy hotel in London on 15 May 2012.
This was the Daily Telegraph ULTRA Awards’ fourth annual ceremony and was as star-studded as ever with several sporting celebrities presenting the awards to link with the Olympics sports theme in London this year. Boxing featherweight champion Barry McGuigan presented the awards with Charlotte Jackson, the Sky Sports news presenter. Other celebrity awards givers were Rory Underwood, the rugby champion, and Damon Hill and Eddie Jordan, Formula One racing champions. Also present was the international superstar singer Katie Melua and her husband, James Toseland, the world superbike champion.
Justin Purves, Director, Sales & Marketing - Europe collected the award on behalf of Banyan Tree Spa Phuket and states, “Banyan Tree Phuket has consistently been heralded as a shining beacon for luxury hotel experiences around the world. The resort was launched in 1994 and pioneered the private villa with pool concept alongside the exotic and tropical garden spa experience, paving the way for the phenomenal popularity for Asian spa treatments. Banyan Tree Spa Phuket is famed for its time-honoured healing therapiesand intuitive art of touch by well-trained therapists.”
“We are so pleased that Ultratravel readers recognise the efforts we go to bring an unsurpassed holiday and spa experience to all our guests and we hope to secure their support for many years to come. Thank you to all those who voted!” says Purves.
Readers of the Daily Telegraph Ultratravel voted for winners in several categories in the lead up to the awards including Best Holiday Destination, Best Cruise Line and Best Hotel Chain.