Spa Ceylon Directors Shiwantha Dias and Shalin Balasuriya receive the global award for Best Luxury Ayurveda Spas at Awards Gala in Hanoi Vietnam
Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, yet again stamped its global dominance in the segment by clinching three major awards at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 annual gala held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Clinching global awards for the third successive year, this year saw Spa Ceylon winning the global award for best luxury Ayurveda spas, the continent award for best luxury spa group and the regional winner for best luxury urban escape.
The World Luxury Spa Awards is acknowledged as the world’s foremost platform for recognizing excellence in the global spa industry, which spans 140 countries and sets the benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. It is established as the world’s leading awards initiative for luxury spas.
Awards are presented on a country, continent and global basis based on the votes and evaluation of global spa-goers and industry experts. The winning spas are considered the top tier of the international luxury spa industry and are promoted globally by the World Luxury Spa Awards.
Commenting on the award, Spa Ceylon Managing Director Shiwantha Dias stated, “We are truly honoured to be recognized for the third consecutive year. These awards help reinforce our brand leadership and will further strengthen our international expansion.”
Co-Founder and Director Shalin Balasuriya stated, “These awards are a reflection of the continued commitment of our team to create exceptional experiences for our clientele. Our brand promise is built around a royal indulgence and making our customers feel like royalty and we value the efforts of our team that work toward exceeding customer expectations at every point.”
Continuing their rapid international expansion, 2017 will see Spa Ceylon opening 10 more new spas in locations in Lucknow and Bangalore in India, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, in the Maldives and further expansions across Sri Lanka in Kandy, Galle, Colombo and Negombo. New standalone boutiques are planned in Saigon, Vietnam; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Gold Coast, Australia and Nicosia, Cypress. In total, the second half of 2017 will see more than 20 new doors opening, growing the Spa Ceylon presence to more than 80 branded locations internationally. With its products now approved for sale in the European Union, the brand is planning a European roll-out in Italy and Eastern Europe next year, while further expanding its Asian footprint with new market openings in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and in other existing markets to reach its targeted 100 worldwide Spa Ceylon locations in 2018.
Founded in May 2009 by brothers Shiwantha Dias and Shalin Balasuriya, ‘Spa Ceylon’ has fast become a dynamic force in the global luxury wellness sector and has taken its luxury Ayurveda brand to the world, with a global presence of nearly 60 branded stores and spas situated in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan; Melbourne, Australia; Singapore; Seoul and Ulsan in Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, Chennai, Goa and Hyderabad in India; Karachi, Pakistan and across Sri Lanka. Spa Ceylon also operates in Kiev, Ukraine, Nicosia, Cyprus and the Maldives.