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Twice as Nice: Fairmont The Palm wins World Spa and Wellness Awards Second Year Running

Publish Date: 08-Mar-2017

Dubai Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fairmont The Palm Dubai continues to add to their distinctive portfolio of awards and accolades with Willow Stream Spa taking the coveted honour of Best Resort Spa, Middle East and Africa at the 2017 World Spa and Wellness Awards.

For the second year running, Willow Stream Spa won the Middle East & Africa Best Resort Spa award by nomination, and a judging process that included mystery shoppers and a panel evaluation.  

Taking place at the iconic Tobacco Dock in central London on 26 February 2017, the glamorous event was attended by distinguished members of the wellness industry, as well as representatives from multiple hotels, resorts and spas internationally. Receiving the award on behalf of Willow Stream Spa was  Andrew Gibson, Vice President of Wellbeing and luxury brands (AccorHotels), and Lindsay Madden Nadeau, Global Director for Wellbeing, AccorHotels. 
Laura Brown, Spa Manager at Fairmont The Palm said: “We are so excited to have won this prestigious award for the second year running. The award recognizes our spa as a leading global wellness destination. We are in the process of enrolling a series of new wellness and spa offerings in 2017 and look forward to using this award as a benchmark for our future success”.
Aside from its luxury and tranquil surroundings, Willow Stream Spa is known for its comprehensive wellness programs and staying one step ahead of the game with creative partnerships. Ensuring guests feel and look their best; treatments from the famous ‘go-to’ aesthetic physician to the stars, Dr. Rita Rakus have been added to its extensive treatment menu, as well as a dynamic wellness programme called ‘State of One’, combining treatments with meditative experiences.  In addition to this, a full-fledged 360 degree approach to active wellbeing is available at the resorts health club, including fitness innovations PAVIGYM, (an interactive LED based circuit training), AquaSpin (bikes submerged under water), plus full moon yoga with 800 meters of beach area and a stunning backdrop of the Dubai Marina. 


About the World Spa & Wellness Awards
Launched in 2012, the World Spa & Wellness Awards recognises and reward the work that spas do around the globe, honouring hotels and resort spas in Western Europe & Scandinavia, Middle East & North Africa, North & South America and Asia & Australasia. One of the leading honours in the industry, the awards, which are FREE to enter, acknowledge excellence of care, service and standards and aim to inspire spas around the world and serve to raise global industry standards. Organised by UK-based Professional Beauty group, which has organised spa and beauty industry awards for the past 19 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the field, the World Spa & Wellness Awards incorporates a thorough and independent judging process in which all spas are assessed by experienced industry professionals. As part of the comprehensive judging process, all shortlisted spas are visited by both an official and a mystery judge – each possessing detailed knowledge of the region they are judging – during the second round of judging. 
About Fairmont The Palm
Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm is the perfect luxurious family resort in Dubai that offers 381 lavish rooms and suites with modern décor and Arabic touches overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Skyline. A choice of dining experiences await the guests including the Brazilian restaurant “Frevo”, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant “Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge” and the international dining outlet “Flow Kitchen”. Fairmont The Palm presents a wide range of leisure and outdoor activities including four outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, 800-metres private white-sand beach and a full-service state-of-the-art health club with personal training and group exercise classes. Children between the age of 18 months and 15 years, will be entertained with fun and educational activities in the indoors “Fairmont Falcons Kids Club”. This hotel presents eight event areas ideally suited for social functions, corporate events and exclusive wedding parties.  Fairmont The Palm is only 25 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and close to the main shopping malls and local attractions in the city. 
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About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit  
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