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CHIVA-SOM RECOGNISED AS 'BEST DESTINATION SPA' IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2022 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Acclaimed wellness destination Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has been honoured with one of the industry’s most sought-after accolades, having been voted 'Best Destination Spa in the World' in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. This news comes hot on the heels of last week’s win, when the resort was named winner of the 'Fighting Fit' category in the Tatler Spa Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards - the RCAs - on Tuesday, with Chiva-Som recognised as the 'Best Destination Spa in the World', with a score of 99.57. More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of the top places they enjoyed this year and can’t wait to return to next. The RCAs are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2022 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website.

On Thursday 28 September, Chiva-Som was recognised in the coveted Tatler Spa Awards, having been named the winner of the ‘Fighting Fit’ category. The awards celebrate the world’s very best spa and wellness retreats, boot camps, medical clinics, yoga retreats and detox and weight loss programs, as profiled in the annual The Tatler Spa Guide 2022 in the November issue of the magazine.

On winning the RCA award, Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som, Mr. Krip Rojanastien, said “We are extremely honoured to have again been recognised by Conde Nast Traveler readers. This award reflects the views of our valued guests, so it means a lot to us. The awards reflect the journey we share with them, in developing the very best in sustainable lifestyle programmes to address the challenges of our changing times.

Since its inception in 1995, Chiva-Som has built an enviable reputation as a world leader in inspiring optimal health and wellbeing. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. Guests can choose from 15 retreat programmes - each built upon six pillars of wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Spa, Physiotherapy, Holistic Health and Aesthetics - and are motivated and supported throughout their journey by a dedicated team of consultants and practitioners.

Chiva-Som’s fundamental approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything the brand engages in. A member of the United Nations Global Compact, Chiva-Som actively commits to achieving its Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, while continuing to spearhead Krailart Niwate, a mangrove preservation and environmental wellness project, and invest in the next generation of wellness practitioners at the Bangkok-based Chiva-Som Academy.

This year Chiva-Som developed its wellness offering with the opening of Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar; the world’s first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and Chiva-Som’s first Family Wellness programme. Drawing on Chiva-Som’s over two decades of expertise catering to an exacting global audience whilst retaining an inextricable connection with the local culture, Zulal Wellness Resort offers the highest international standards rooted in traditional Qatari culture.

For more information and assistance with travel plans to Chiva-Som, please contact the reservations team at reservation@chivasom.com or visit www.chivasom.com: alternatively, you may also contact your preferred travel agent. For the latest regulations, please visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website.

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ABOUT CHIVA-SOM

For 27 years, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, and the latest addition to the Chiva-Som family, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Khasooma, Qatar.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. At the new Zulal Wellness Resort, these extend to the entire family.

Guests are motivated throughout their journey by knowledgeable and caring staff, who address their goals with the unique heart of Chiva-Som hospitality.

Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything we do.

A few of our recent awards:

  • Winner #1 – ‘Fighting Fit’ - The Tatler Spa Awards 2022

  • Winner #1 – Top Destination Spa Resort in the World - Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

  • ‘Thailand Tourism Gold Awards’ – Health and Wellness Tourism Category - Wellness Retreat Segment - Thailand Tourism Awards 2021

  • ‘Asia's Best Wellness Retreat’ – World Spa Awards 2021

  • ‘Thailand's Best Wellness Retreat’ – World Spa Awards 2021

  • ‘Best Destination Spa’ – Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Spa Awards 2020

  • ‘Wellness Program of the Year’ – Destination Deluxe Awards 2020

  • ‘International Hotels: Best Wellness Retreat’ – Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2020

  • One of the ‘50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders’ – Bloomberg 2020

  • ‘Best Coastal Operation’ – Travel Daily (Australia) Travel & Tourism Sustainability Awards 2019

  • ‘Best Spa’ – Traveller’s World (Germany) 2019

  • ‘Certificate of Merit’ – Sustainable Business Awards (Thailand) 2019

For further press information, please contact Sarah Harvey (sarah@frogandwolfpr.com), Nat Frogley (nat@frogandwolfpr.com) or Flora Gandolfo (flora@frogandwolfpr.com) at Frog & Wolf PR.

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