Award marks sixth accolade in four years, making it one of the most celebrated destination spas of the country
MUMBAI – 9 April 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that the luxurious ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur, located on the tranquil banks of Lake Pichola, has been named Best Destination Spa at the fourth edition of Travel + Leisure ‘India’s Best Awards’ 2014.
‘India’s Best Awards’ are one of the industry’s most credible and authentic awards as they are voted exclusively by the magazines’ discerning readers who assess the very best of travel and hospitality experiences.
The award was bestowed at a glittering ceremony at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon, graced by prominent influencers from the world of travel, tourism and hospitality.
Offering the perfect setting for indulgent relaxation and rejuvenation over 10,000 sq. ft., the award marks the sixth accolade in four years, making ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur one of the most celebrated destination spas in India. The country’s only tented luxury spa has carved out a formidable reputation nationally and internationally, through service excellence and acclaimed award titles such as ‘Favourite Hotel Spa in India’ at Condé Nast Traveller India Awards in 2011 and 2014, ‘Best Luxury Spa’ at World Luxury Spa Awards in 2011 and 2013 and ‘Runner-up - Best Hotel Spa’ at Condé Nast Traveller India Awards in 2012.
Commenting on the recognition, Abhishek Sahai, General Manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur said, “We are truly honored to be recognized and voted as a favourite by readers of the internationally-renowned Travel + Leisure magazine. This award stands testimony to our commitment of providing discerning travellers with the finest in luxury spa experiences and elevates ESPA spa and Udaipur as a destination to newer heights.”
ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur is majestically located in the courtyard gardens overlooking Lake Pichola and provides deeply therapeutic treatments with products developed from the finest, organic plant extracts and oils from around the world. The spa’s one-of-a-kind air-conditioned tents, set amidst private pools and fragrant gardens, fuse time-honored local artisanal designs of Rajasthan. Every ESPA treatment and ceremony is a personalised, luxurious and caring experience, with treatments reflecting a fusion of ancient Ayurvedic and modern European therapies.
The Leela Palace Udaipur also offers ‘Spa and Spiritual Journeys’, three unique programmes spread over three, five or seven days, that blends award-winning ESPA spa therapies with enchanting local experiences. The programmes combine ancient ayurvedic and modern western spa treatments, tranquil yoga and meditation sessions in lush Guava gardens and daily healthy spa cuisine with private guided visits to the ancient forts and temples of Ranakpur, Eklingji, Nagda, Nathdwara and Jagdish temple. The Spa and Spiritual Journeys start from INR 81,000 (Single) and INR 1,20,000 (Double) for a 3-day journey, and includes room charges, breakfast, listed spa treatments and applicable taxes.
In its 9th year in the South Asian region, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has been conducting a survey of its readers for the past three years to assess the very best of the world of travel and hospitality experiences. The polling for these reader’s choice awards was conducted through the Travel + Leisure magazine as well as online in 2014, over a period of five months.
About The Leela Palace Udaipur
Set on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola, The Leela Palace Udaipur has 80 luxurious rooms and suites with captivating views of this romantic heritage city and the surrounding majestic Aravalli Mountains. Renowned architect Bill Bensley and interior designer Jeffrey Wilkes have created a modern palace recalling the grandeur of Udaipur’s historic past. The luxury boutique hotel has two restaurants, a lounge and bar and the 10,000-square-foot ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur. Guest rooms – all with views of Lake Pichola – measure an average of 580 square feet with the Maharaja Suite, an impressive 3,552 square feet. The design is contemporary with traditional elements of Rajasthani artistry.
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