Sense, A Rosewood Spa® at Rosewood Mayakboa Nominated for Prestigious Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Award

July 16, 2014

Riviera Maya, MEXICO – Spafinder Wellness 365™, the world’s best resource for feeling good and living well all year round, announced that Sense, A Rosewood Spa® at Rosewood Mayakoba has been nominated for a 2014 Wellness Travel Award for a Country Award: Favorite Wellness Travel Property in Mexico. 

The Wellness Travel Awards are the only awards that recognize the destination spas, hotels, resorts and retreats worldwide dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Final winners will be selected by consumer vote, which is underway at now through September 19; winners will be announced at the World Travel Market in London on November 6.

“We are honored that Sense, A Rosewood Spa® is being considered for such a respected award that aligns with Rosewood Mayakoba’s commitment to experiential travel,” said Graeme Davis, Regional Vice President and Managing Director of Rosewood Mayakoba. “Sense embraces a holistic approach that harnesses the natural elements of Mayan culture to achieve overall well-being and total relaxation for our guests. The organic treatments featured at Sense are in accordance with the exclusive requirements of the Wellness Travel Awards.”     

Located on its own private island at the heart of Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico’s premier resort, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® beckons guests in search of the ultimate escape. The unparalleled spa retreat spans 17,000-square-feet nestled amongst the property’s lush natural vegetation and sweeping lagoons, melding water and earth in perfect harmony. With the use of traditional Mexican healing techniques and treatments inspired by ancient Mayan practices, a new and utterly unique approach to health and wellness has been carefully designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Earlier this month, Sense was recognized as the best hotel spa in Mexico, Central and South America by the prestigious Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best awards for the second year in a row. 

“Being nominated for a Wellness Travel Award is a unique honor that recognizes properties around the globe that offer exceptional wellness experiences,” said Spafinder Wellness 365 Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business. We applaud these nominees that excel in meeting this rising demand.”

To ensure the most deserving properties were nominated, a global panel comprised of 26 spa and wellness industry journalists and experts nominated top candidates in each category. Candidates that received the most nominations are presented to consumers on; voting is now underway for the final winners in each category. 

Nominees were named on six continents, in 41 countries and in 18 special categories, such as “Best for Getting Fit” and “Best New Wellness Travel Property.” 

Spafinder defines wellness travel “as vacations, getaways and business trips that help travelers stay (or get) well when traveling,” by offering distinct wellness-related programs and facilities – from stress reduction, nutrition and healing to state-of-the-art spas, fitness and wellness centers. 

About Rosewood Mayakoba
Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 130 suites with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, fine dining at Casa del Lago and Punta Bonita, Rose Buds® for children, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, which is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. The resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has recently been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in eight countries.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, Texas, US.   

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