4th February 2010, New Delhi, India: The Oberoi Spa at Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas has been ranked the 2nd best hotel spa in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent and the 6th best spa in the world in Condé Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Spa Awards 2010.
The Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi, Mauritius has been ranked the 10th best hotel spa in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean.
The Readers' Spa Awards have been derived from a readers' survey conducted by the magazine in which the readers were asked to vote on criteria including spa facilities and services, individual approach, ambience/decor, body and facial treatments, amenities and products, exercise programmes, cuisine, quality of service and staff and environmental friendliness.
Further notes to the Editor:
About Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas
The odyssey of wellness at Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas begins with the tranquillity of the setting. The Oberoi resort is swathed in palpable silence, broken only by birdsong and the rustle of pine and cedar. At 2,515 metres above sea level, the resort is ensconced in 22 acres of dense woods at the foothills of the Himalayas mountain range in Charabra. From its vantage point on top of a knoll, the resort looks out onto rugged mountains and snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, verdant valleys and a dense forest.
Guests at the resort have the option of experiencing a unique holistic wellness programme, which combines rejuvenating spa treatments with yoga and meditation sessions. For the adventurous, the resort offers white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, billiards and golf.
About The Oberoi, Mauritius
Overlooking the pristine blue waters of The Turtle Bay, The Oberoi, Mauritius complements the natural splendour and beauty of its surroundings. An idyllic retreat amidst 20 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens with the majestic range of green mountains as a dramatic backdrop, The Oberoi includes six hundred meters of oceanfront and turquoise lagoon.
The hotel features two restaurants that serve continental, oriental and Creole cuisine, a bar, two swimming pools, an Oberoi Spa and Fitness Centre, conference facilities, two boutiques and two floodlit tennis courts. The hotel also offers a range of water sports, including wind surfing, water skiing, snorkeling and sailing.