Spa Ceylon – the world’s largest Ayurveda Wellness chain, was a major winner at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2019 in St Petersburg, Russia, bagging 4 international awards. Recognized for excellence in their field of speciality, the brand was once again awarded the ‘Global Award for Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa’. Considering the group’s international presence they also won the ‘Global Award for Best Luxury Spa Group’. In addition the brand also won recognition for their chain of urban spas by way of the ‘Continent Award for Best Urban Escape’, while Shenuka Fernando, the group’s head of service delivery was recognized with the ‘Continent Award for Best Spa Manager’.

The World Luxury Spa Awards annual awards gala was held this year in Russia, at St Petersburg’s prestigious State Hermitage Museum’s official hotel. These awards are acknowledged as the world’s foremost platform for recognising excellence in the global spa industry, which spans 140 countries and sets the benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. It is established as the world’s leading awards initiative for luxury spas.

Awards are presented on a country, continent and global basis based on the votes and evaluation of global spa-goers and industry experts. The winning spas are considered the top tier of the international luxury spa industry and are promoted globally by the World Luxury Spa Awards. 2019 saw the biggest global participation ever, with over 200,000 global votes cast for properties across the world.

Speaking to media in St Petersburg, Shiwantha Dias, Managing Director Spa Ceylon stated that winning these global awards in Russia was a major recognition for the brand. “It is specially significant as we are currently expanding our brand presence in major Russian cities & also have an extensive list of new store openings across Eastern Europe”.

Speaking to media, co-founder director Shalin Balasuriya explained “The growth of the wellness industry globally is seeing wellness become a key part of several industries from travel & tourism to retail, recreation, food & beverage and HR development as well. Being a multi-faceted brand with a unique Ayurveda approach to wellness, Spa Ceylon continues to work towards impacting people’s lives through not just our own retail presence and Spa offering but through strategic partnerships across industries as well. International Awards of this nature give us a platform to further expand such multi industry links globally and positively impact even more lives through the powerful science of Ayurveda”.

Spa Ceylon’s rapid international growth continues in 2019 with a host of other new openings across Europe, Asia, Australian and Africa. The brand envisages the opening of their landmark 100th store at a premium location in Western Europe by end 2019.