21 December 2015
VERDURA RESORT ACHIEVES TOP HONOR AT SPA FINDER TRAVEL WELLNESS AWARDS
December 2015 – Spafinder names Verdura Spa as best for couples and best for the “Wow” factor at 2015 Wellness Travel Awards.
A panel of 33 wellness travel experts nominated 509 nominees for the awards and 273 were named finalists. Over 10,000 consumers voted to determine the winners.
Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards honor spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the globe that leave guests healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Awards are given to the top properties on six continents, in 43 countries/regions and in 20 special categories.
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, was recognized in two different categories within the “Category Awards” which are given to the top 10 spas, hotels/resorts and retreats that offer exceptional wellness experiences in 20 different categories.
“We are proud to have been recognized by such an important international panel of wellness experts. – said Ivan Artolli, Managing Director at Verdura Resort - This award confirms that we are one of Europe’s most advanced luxury wellbeing centre offering a bespoke wellness proposal with an authentic Sicilian Flair that links us to this beautiful territory where we are located.”
Set amid olive groves, oranges and lemon trees, Verdura Spa is an impressive 4,000sqm spa complex which includes 11 treatment rooms, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym, fitness studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, infrared sauna, Finnish saunas and a Spa Bar.
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Note to Editors
Verdura Resort faces the crystal azure Mediterranean Sea on the south coast of Sicily. Set in 230
hectares of stunning landscape, with over a mile of private coastline, has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of both space and privacy. Three world-class golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips make Verdura the perfect all-year-round golf destination. There are six tennis courts; a 60m infinity pool; a soccer pitch; a fully-equipped gym; a wide-ranging sports and fitness choice and running trails through olive and lemon groves. The resort's restaurants and bars celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh organic ingredients complimented by a superb wine list. For a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, the 4.000 sqm Verdura Spa has four thalassotherapy pools, two saunas and one capacious steam bath, an extensive treatment menu and personalised well-being programmes. The resort has a 4.000sqm conference centre.
Anna Malvezzi, PR Manager, Verdura Resort
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10
individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Golf & Spa
Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa
Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future opening: Jeddah
Rosie O’Brien, Group Public Relations Manager