The event, that is already in its fourth edition, was held in St. Petersburg and recognises establishments for world-class service excellence.

“Many factors play a role in determining the winners - brand, location, and overall guest satisfaction, as fed back via online reviews, among others. This year’s focus was on unique design with a touch of classy elegance” says Michelle Creus, World Luxury Brand and Events Manager.

Reopened early 2019, following an extensive renovation, VILA VITA Spa by Sisley Paris features a contemporary new design inspired by the region’s sea caves, including natural stone and tones of blue and green to reflect the many hues of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is the first Sisley branded spa in Portugal, offering a multiple choice of treatments renowned for combining an advanced scientific approach with the finest natural ingredients, including plant extracts and essential oils that have been rigorously selected for their biological properties and according to their affinity with the skin such as carefully curated menu of Sisley’s Phyto-Aromatic facial and body treatments.