Vietnam Wins Big at World Luxury Spa & Restaurants Awards


The scene is set; it’s a warm, exotic summer’s evening in Vietnam, the sun begins to set over the bustling city of Hanoi, excited participants gather at the event of the year, the event that will later that night honour them as the crème da la crème of the luxury wellness and fine dining industries. Champagne flows, canapés travel on beautifully decorated trays to guests, and the air of anticipation grows. Proudly hosted by thespectacular JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, who with a red carpet welcome invite over 180 guests from more than 50 countriesto a dazzling evening of luxury, glamour, and style.

“Over 100,000 votes brought our winners here tonight; 100,000 times the public voiced their opinion on who of the 1,000 entrants are deserving of these accolades. Tonight we honour the staff of these fine establishments, who through their immeasurable service delivery have brought success to the proud brands of which they are a part.” says Marna Lourens, Executive Manager for the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Setting the basis for service industry standards around the globe, the World Luxury Spa Awards and World Luxury Restaurant Awards pridethemselves on providing true recognition to luxury spas and restaurants in their relevant categories during its annual voting phase. Votes are garnered through various marketing channels from guests, showcasing yet again the true value of service excellence.


“The most coveted award on the evening is our Global Spa and Global Restaurant of the Year awards. Each year the task to determine these top establishments begins after voting has closed and we announce to our winners if they have been successful. We are six senior managers who take weeks to decide, as voting is not the only criteria we look at to bestow this prestigious award. A multitude of factors come in to play; brand, location, overall guest satisfaction from online reviews, services and facilities, design, and even menu offerings whether spa or restaurant. It is important to look at each establishment as an individual as well, some are on an island, some are in cities or in a desert, it is not always possible to compare apples with apples when defining luxury. This year the focus was on unique design with a touch of classy elegance, and we were as such proud to award Global Spa of the Year to Harnn Heritage Spa at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, and Global Restaurant of the Year to Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Both of whom encompass the ethos of luxury and supreme service.” says Joanna Evans, Marketing Communications Manager for the World Luxury Awards. Including this phenomenal achievement, Vietnam took home 12 other awards for the 2017 year.

Le Spa des Artistes - Continent Winner Asia: Best Luxury Boutique Spa & Country Winner: Best Luxury Hotel Spa

Chanterelle - Spa by JW - Regional Winner South East Asia: Best Luxury Emerging Spa

The Spa at The Grand Ho Tram Strip - Regional Winner South East Asia: Best Luxury Fitness Spa


Spa by JW at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi - Regional Winner South East Asia: Best Luxury Hotel Spa

Le Spa at La Residence Hotel & Spa - Country Winner: Best Luxury Boutique Spa

WaterLily Spa at Hoi An Beach Resort - Country Winner: Best Luxury Resort Spa


French Grill - Continent Winner Asia: Best French Cuisine & Country Winner: Luxury Steakhouse/Grill

Sandals Restaurant at Mia Resort Nha Trang - Continent Winner Asia: Best Fusion Cuisine

Don's Bistro - Country Winner: Luxury Scenic Setting

JW Café - Country Winner: Luxury Hotel Restaurant


After all awards were received and each representative had an opportunity for exclusive photos and interviews on the red carpet, guests were welcomed to the chic and ultra-stylish Cool Cats Jazz Club, a name so apt for the warm red glow it provides, while live musicians entertained crowds late into the night with some fabulous classic jazz music.

Luxury establishments from around the globe are welcomed to participate in these exciting awards, to proudly show the world what they have to offer in terms of luxury and excellence. |