Managing Director of Healing Holidays, Frances Geoghegan, with the team from Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof.
Monday marked the launch of the Tatler Spa Guide 2015, co-sponsored by Healing Holidays, as well as the momentous occasion of the Tatler Spa Awards 2015. The Healing Holidays team giddily left the office early to journey to London’s Corinthia Hotel for an afternoon of champagne and canapés, and some work of course.
Hosted in the beautiful Corinthia Ballroom, the awards were kicked off by Patricia Stevenson – Publishing Director of Tatler. She introduced the Spa Guide’s Editor, Suzanne Duckett, and Travel Editor Francisca Kellet, who oversaw the evening’s proceedings. Before we knew it the winners were being announced, with new property on the scene Lanserhof Tegernsee scooping the first award for State-of-the-Art Overhaul. This German medi-clinic is more of a monastery of Mayr, nestled in the trees surrounding Lake Tegern, and outfitted with only the most modern of facilities. And so the first of the beautiful Georg Jensen pitchers was handed out, with only five left to go.
Best Bang for Your Buck was awarded to Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof, in Austria, our favourite Ayurveda retreat outside of India. Focusing on European Ayurveda, Sonnhof will spoil you with treatments, views and a complete escape from the outside world. This is definitely the place to lock up your phone and iPad, instead of surfing the web or instagramming everything indulge in some much underrated fresh air. You’ll need it if you’re doing one of their renowned detoxes.
Following on in very quick succession was Gleneagles, for best Mojo Makeover, Maalifushi by Como, for Dream Spa Cuisine, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, for best Sultry Sensation and finally Villa Stephanie for best Digital Detox. The party then took off with mingling, desert canapés and more (yes, more) champagne on the menu. The Healing Holidays team was delighted to be part of this event and thoroughly enjoyed attending an infamous Tatler party. Goody bags firmly in hand, the team (eventually) skipped off home after an evening of splendour, with dreams of the Alps and pristine beaches of the prestigious spa winners.
Staff are petulant even childish when mistakes are made
no one is accountable esp. in the wellness centtre were bookings can get complicated
the dining room staff were not charming at all
the pool was beautiful and the rooms needed an upgrade of paint and deep cleaning"