Ananda, Himalayas nominated for prestigious Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Award

Spafinder Wellness 365 has announced that Ananda in the Himalayas has been nominated for five awards in the 2014 Wellness Travel Awards for Crystal Award: Favorite Wellness Travel Property in Asia, Country Award: Favorite Wellness Travel Property in India, Category Award: Best for the Mind, Category Award: Best "Healthy Stay," and Category Award: Best for Yoga/Yoga Retreats.

The Wellness Travel Awards are the only awards that recognize the destination spas, hotels, resorts and retreats worldwide dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Final winners will be selected by consumer vote, which is underway at now through September 19; winners will be announced at the World Travel Market in London on November 6.  

The 24,000 square foot Ananda Spa is a complete wellness experience with 24 treatment rooms offering an extensive spa menu of over 79 treatments. Focused programmes such as Ayurveda, detox, weight loss and fitness are overseen by the Ayurvedic Doctors and experienced therapists while the delicious Ayurvedic cuisine (with menus personalised according to your dosha) ensure successful weight loss or healing and rejuvenation.  

"Being nominated for a Wellness Travel Award is a unique honor that recognizes properties around the globe that offer exceptional wellness experiences," said Spafinder Wellness 365 Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. "People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business. We applaud these nominees that excel in meeting this rising demand."  

To ensure the most deserving properties were nominated, a global panel comprised of 26 spa and wellness industry journalists and experts nominated top candidates in each category. Candidates that received the most nominations are presented to consumers on; voting is now underway for the final winners in each category.  

Nominees were named on six continents, in 41 countries and in 18 special categories, such as "Best for Getting Fit" and "Best New Wellness Travel Property."