Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru Wins SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award

Maldives Promotion House – The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has been voted as the Best Spa in the Maldives for the 2011 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. This year marks the ninth anniversary of the annual awards and SpaFinder is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company.

Nestled amid 44 acres of immaculate wilderness, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru echoes the brand’s renowned elegance and style with plush accommodations and the ultimate in spa pampering. Natural healing is the focus of all spa therapies, which are administered within the 10 idyllic, open-air treatment pavilions.

In addition to traditional massage and facial treatments, as well as salon services, the spa also offers Ayurvedic therapies, tantric traditions, chakra blessings and reconnection rituals, which aim to balance the mind, body and spirit through holistic traditions. Private yoga classes can be taken alone or in tandem with other spa treatments.

The 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards drew unparalleled participation worldwide with more votes cast by spa-goers across more countries, regions and categories — offering the most complete and the most useful peer-to-peer recommendations in the global spa market. In addition to the Crystal and Country/Region Awards, readers voted for their favorite spas in 32 different “Best For” categories.

“SpaFinder was the first to offer people the opportunity to vote for their favorite spas in diverse categories, from cuisine to hiking to golf to romance, providing a fast, accessible way for spa-goers to make decisions based on what’s important to them,” SpaFinder President, Susie Ellis said. “They have become a valuable consumer guide, as well as an industry accolade.”

Two other Four Seasons Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires and Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris also won two Crystal Awards, taking top honours in Europe and South America.

The 2011 Awards were based on votes submitted worldwide at SpaFinder’s global consumer websites including SpaFinder.com and by readers of SpaFinder publications. Voters were asked to cast ballots only for spas they’ve personally visited within the past three years.

“Given that there are more than 13,000 getaway spas (hotel, resort and destination spas) worldwide, being chosen by consumers, who are the true experts, is clearly cause for celebration,” Ellis noted.

The world’s largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc., connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas, yoga, Pilates and fitness studios and wellness practitioners worldwide.

SpaFinder’s media properties include the award winning www.spafinder.com, the Club Spa e-newsletter and blog and the annual NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty. SpaFinder and its spa-beauty gift division, SpaWish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 9,000 spas and salons, and are available at nearly 1000,000 unique retail outlets in 79 countries.

SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized websites. Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary, SpaFinder is a privately held company headquartered in Manhattan.

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