World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has announced the winners of its 2020 programme.
With a rustic-chic design inspired by traditional Andean architecture, Mayu Spa, meaning ‘Río’ in Quechua – an indigenous language, reflects the authenticity of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Cusco).
Puerto Vallarta, land of sun, sea, sand and traditions, presents a spa with nuances of Jalisco. Where ingredients and rituals are created from the iconic plant recognized worldwide, which is also used to make Mexico’s famous tequila drink: the agave.
Maiavé Spa takes inspiration from Mayahuel, the beautiful Aztec goddess who, in her transformation, chose the fertile soil of Jalisco as her home. On the night of a full moon she became a majestic agave and provided for her beloved people, food, drink and shade.
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, the first W hotel in the country. The highly anticipated opening of W Costa Rica brings an exciting new energy to the nation’s tropical hotel scene, offering guests and locals alike the chance to soak in the iconic W lifestyle. In addition to being the second W hotel to open in Central America this year (following W Panama), W Costa Rica is also the newest W Escape, the brand’s unique spin on the traditional resort experience – zip line and all.
Colombia, the country of magical realism. The second most biodiverse place in the world, surrounded by three mountain ranges of the Andes with 130 indigenous peoples, 320 thermal mineral water springs, 1970 species of birds, 5 cultural heritages and 3 natural heritages. It is in the midst of all this diversity that, since 2012, spaces have been created for relaxation and self-discovery. Authentic relaxation experiences combine nature, spa therapies, ancestral therapies, retreats and mineral-medicinal waters.
The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. Perched on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort offers travelers a restorative, wholly transformative experience in the heart of Baja California Sur. Located midway between the bustling vacation city of Cabo San Lucas and the quaint historic town of San José del Cabo, the 128-room beachfront oasis is The Luxury Collection‘s first hotel on the beautiful Baja California peninsula.
Botanique Hotel & Spa in Brazil enjoys stunning views in all directions of the mountains and valleys of Campos de Jordão, a couple of hours drive from the bustling city of São Paolo. A unique construction using stone, wood and glass, creates an open contemporary-rustic space, allowing light to flood through the central lobby.
The restaurant’s farm to fork concept blends the energy of the sun with flora, herbs and trees local to the area. The food is fresh, organic wherever possible, and prepared to perfection. Olive trees grown within the grounds of the hotel allow Botanique to produce, use and sell their own olive oil, the flavor of which is comparable to the best I have tasted in Italy.
The stylish and well appointed 6 guest suites in the main building all offer spectacular 180 degree views and echo the design of the lobby and restaurant with wood floors, black tile bathrooms and expansive windows extending the length of the suite. Eleven villas scattered around the grounds are also available with elaborate private gardens.
The latest project announce is Six Senses Formosa Bay in Brazil.
Grupo Vidanta, the leading resort and tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America, will host its inaugural Vidanta Wellness Retreat at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in November, offering guests a unique wellness-inspired vacation. Led by world-renowned health expert, Deepak Chopra – globally recognized as a pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation – the weekend retreat will offer a series of conferences, workshops and activities available to both resort guests and to the general public.
Países de toda Latinoamérica y El Caribe celebraron el Día Mundial del Bienestar el sábado 09 de junio
Countries Across Latin America & Caribbean Celebrated Global Wellness Day on Saturday, June 9th
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of W Panama, the first W in Central America. Located in one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the region, Panama City, the new hotel towers above the heart of the business district within the ultra-modern, 50-floor Evolution Tower on Calle 50. The bold and vibrant design of W Panama, under the ownership of Evolution Tower Corp., blends centuries of history and culture with the nearby tropical paradise and trendy metropolitan spirit of Panama City.