Ananda in the Himalayas voted ‘Destination Spa of the year’

Maintaining its position as a leading Destination Spa in the world, ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ has yet again been voted as the ‘Destination Spa of the Year’ by Conde Nast Traveller, India.

Online PR News – 21-July-2010 – – ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ is the only Destination Spa globally that has the distinction of being rated among the top three for five years running, of which it has been awarded no.1 position, globally, three times consecutively (2005,2006 and 2007).

Conde Nast’s Traveller announced the arrival of the premier magazine in the country and the event was marked by their first ever awards hosted in India with the Travel and Tourism industry. At the awards gala, ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ was yet again, unanimously voted as the ‘Destination Spa of the year’.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Ashok Khanna, Founder of Ananda in the Himalayas and Managing Director of IHHR Hospitality [Group that owns ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ and Ista luxury Hotels], said, “We launched Ananda as a passion, a dream that we had nurtured. We wanted to offer people a unique life changing experience. Ours is not just a pampering mission but more a wellness oriented way of life. To have people the world over rate it among the best and now to get recognition in our own country is very heartening indeed. We are proud to uphold the tradition of bringing home this prestigious award.”

This award comes close on the heels of the Express Hospitality award which ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ won for ‘Excellence in Customer Service’.

About Ananda in the Himalayas

Located in the exotic foothills of the Himalayas – the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda – is ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’, a Destination Spa dedicated to wellness enthusiasts the world over! India’s only Destination Spa and winner of innumerable international and national awards, Ananda’s unique focus on holistic wellness is nurtured on a combination of the finest ancient Indian traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta, and the best of western and oriental wellness philosophies.

With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative spa cuisine and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised Destination Spa, offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise. Incorporating the elements of time-honoured Indian philosophies, the spa seeks to restore the body’s natural balance and harmonising energy.

About Conde Nast Traveller awards

To celebrate the arrival of Conde Nast Traveller in India, a premier magazine with the travel and tourism industry, CNT hosted a joint awards event with CNT UK - the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards. Condé Nast Traveller U.K created an India special this year, with awards in 15 categories including favorite hotel chain, domestic airline, upcoming city, palace hotel and so on.

The Readers’ Travel Awards was first introduced by the U.S. edition in 1987, and rates the index of satisfaction with travel facilities and services worldwide. This is a digital process with readers choosing the best the travel world has to offer- everything from hotels and spas to airlines and airports. Since the winners are decided by the public, these awards are held in the highest esteem worldwide.