Hilton Queenstown’s eforea: spa at Hilton Awarded “Best Hotel Spa” In 2012 Australasian Spa Association - Awards Of Excellence

Prestigious Award Category Within Australasia’s Leading Spa Industry Awards

This information originated in Australian English.

October 29, 2012

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - Hilton Queenstown's eforea: spa at Hilton has been awarded the prestigious title of Australasia's Best Hotel Spa at the 2012 Australasian Spa Association (ASPA) Awards of Excellence gala dinner held in Sydney on Friday 26 October.

The ASPA Awards of Excellence are recognised as Australasia's leading awards initiative for the spa industry, each year recognising the continued efforts of spas in the region to attain unsurpassed service and excellence across 14 industry categories.

"I am extremely proud that eforea: spa at Hilton, located at Hilton Queenstown has been recognised as the best hotel spa in Australasia by the Australasian Spa Association" said Andrew Nisbet, general manager, Hilton Queenstown.

"This incredible accolade is a tribute to the team's dedication to deliver outstanding transformative spa experiences to global travellers. The award affirms Hilton Queenstown's position as being one of the leading resort hotels in Australasia", Nisbet said.

The winners and finalists of the 2012 ASPA Awards of Excellence were selected following a rigorous judging process, which included a written award submission where all category finalists were then appraised by an anonymous spa audit, by a leading industry representative.

ASPA is Australasia's only dedicated spa association offering support and resources to spas and suppliers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu.

Hilton Queenstown is positioned on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. The stunning resort opened in June 2011 and was one of the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts selected worldwide to launch the brand's global spa concept, eforea: spa at Hilton.

The opulent spa facility flows seamlessly over three levels linked by a grand spiral staircase. The upper level, entered just off the hotel lobby, is reserved exclusively for guests of eforea and provides a transition lounge for pre and post treatment, a manicure and pedicure suite and ten treatment rooms including two couple's suites and a presidential spa suite with a private balcony, ensuite bathroom and large hot tub.

The spa facilities include a 25 metre indoor heated pool, adjacent large hot tub, fitness centre and saunas and steam rooms located in beautifully appointing changing lounges.

For bookings and enquiries contact the eforea: spa at Hilton located at Hilton Queenstown on +64 3 450 9416, email eforeaspa_Queenstown@hilton.com or visit www.eforeaspa.com.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Queenstown at http://news.hilton.com/Queenstown.

About eforea: spa at Hilton
eforea: spa at Hilton is an innovative global spa concept from Hilton Worldwide. Leveraging its global reach and expertise, Hilton pulled the best elements and practices from Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and the Americas to create a turnkey spa solution providing a unique experience for today's global travelers. eforea features an exclusive menu of treatment journeys, innovative design features and carefully selected product partners. Book appointments, view locations and learn more at www.hilton.com/eforea. Shop eforea products at www.hiltontohome.com. Additional information for media is available at http://news.hilton.com/eforea.  It has been a celebratory weekend for the Hilton Queenstown eforea spa who were also awarded Queenstown's Best New and Emerging Business at the Westpac Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday 27 October.


Rosie Turner
For Hilton Queenstown
+64 03 450 9438

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