Consumers will now vote for their favourite properties across 20 categories, spanning 53 countries, through September 30, 2015
Only travel awards to combine insight from 33 experts with consumers’ choice to establish a more comprehensive and balanced view of global market
Mumbai, India – September 28, 2015 – Spafinder Wellness 365™ today announced that Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 global Wellness Travel Awards. The final candidates for the second annual awards were named across 20 categories by a panel of 33 wellness travel editors and experts, who nominated 504 properties for consideration before narrowing the field to finalists in 53 countries and regions.
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa has been selected as a finalist for four categories including Best Overall Healthy Living Programme, Best for Outdoor Adventure & Activities, Best for Nutrition and Best Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Property.
Consumer voting for winners ends on September 30, 2015. View the complete list of nominees, including finalists, here.
“We are grateful to our global panel of travel editors and experts who worked to identify the best in wellness travel from all corners of the world,” said Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “It is a tribute to the entire team at Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa to have been selected as a finalist for these prestigious awards—and it reflects their commitment to provide the best possible experiences for people looking to feel good and live well while traveling.”
The 320-acre retreat is nestled in the unspoiled sylvan setting of the private Shillim Estate. A short drive from Mumbai and Pune or a 30-minute seaplane flight from Mumbai’s Juhu Airport to Pawana Dam brings you to this sanctuary for the body, mind and spirit. Located amidst the breathtaking landscape of the Western Ghats, the retreat offers among the most comprehensive spa facilities in Asia as well as all-villa accommodation, extensive culinary fare and a range of recreational options.. While the retreat’s mission, ‘To conserve. To sustain. To heal,’ permeates every experience at the property, it is reinforced at the Shillim Spa. The spa integrates ancient philosophic, spiritual and artistic wisdom of South Asia with contemporary international practices and therapies to offer complete rest and rejuvenation. Under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor and experienced therapists, guests have the opportunity to choose from more than 80 treatments as well as holistic spa programmes.
The Awards programme will also honour the top properties on six continents with Crystal Awards and present Country Awards to top winners in scores of countries and regions throughout the world.
Wellness Travel Award winners will be announced in a press release on November 4, 2015, from the World Travel Market in London, where a special reception will be held to honour Crystal and Country winners.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travellers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s 12 brands.
About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With nearly 30 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365™ brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 40,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 26,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Workplace Wellness 365™ division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.