Global Spa Leader Ananda wins top honours again

Ananda is the first and only spa to be ranked within the Top 3 Destination Spas in the world, consecutively for 6 years

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 9, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio/India PRwire/ -- Hyderabad, September 8, 2010 - Maintaining its position as a leading Destination Spa in the world, 'Ananda in the Himalayas' once again featured amongst world's Top 3 'Destination Spas of the Year' by Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Award, 2010. The Spa that has been ranked as the 2nd best Destination Spa globally this year, has been a preferred choice to relax and unwind for the domestic and international travellers.

With this award, Ananda carries the unique distinction of being the only destination spa to be voted among the World's Top 3 Destination spas for 6 years consecutively from 2005 to 2010, of which it has been awarded no.1 position, three times consecutively (2005, 2006 and 2007).

Commenting on the award, Mr. Ashok Khanna, founder of 'Ananda in the Himalayas' and Managing Director of IHHR Hospitality [group that owns and manages 'Ananda in the Himalayas' and Ista luxury hotels], said, "With Ananda we launched a unique concept in the area of wellness and rejuvenation. We wanted to offer people a unique, life-changing experience. Today, to have people the world over rate it among the best is a heartening acknowledgement of our efforts. We are proud that we have put India and Ananda on the global map year after year!"

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Ananda in the Himalayas

Located in the exotic foothills of the Himalayas - the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda - is 'Ananda in the Himalayas', a Destination Spa dedicated to wellness enthusiasts the world over!

India's only Destination Spa and winner of innumerable international and national awards, Ananda's unique focus on holistic wellness is nurtured on a combination of the finest ancient Indian traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta, and the best of western and oriental wellness philosophies.

With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative spa cuisine and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised Destination Spa, offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise.

Incorporating the elements of time-honoured Indian philosophies, the spa seeks to restore the body's natural balance and harmonising energy.

Conde Nast Traveller awards

Conde Nast Traveller is the world's leading travel and lifestyle magazine.

Every year CNT rates the index of satisfaction with travel facilities and services worldwide. This is a digital process with readers choosing the best the travel world has to offer- from hotels and spas to airlines and airports. The CNT readers' choice awards are the most anticipated awards of the year!

Since the winners are decided by the public, these awards are held in the highest esteem worldwide.