Thailand has been named the world’s best spa destination by travelers and industry leaders at the inaugural World Spa Awards. Along with Thailand, the Emirates Palace (Kempinski) Spa in Abu Dhabi also emerged a big winner, taking the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa and World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment for its decadent 24-carat gold facial.
After 90 minutes, the 24-Carat Gold Radiance Facial promises to deliver “an illuminating radiant glow to all skin types.” Skin is first prepped with a deep cleansing sequence before micronized 24-carat gold sheets are massaged via an “Ultra Sonic Nano” mist.
To finish the treatment, the skin gets a hydrating serum, moisturizer, eye cream, scalp and hand massages. The spa spans 1,500 square meters and features a traditional Moroccan Hammam, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, heated marble, an ice cave, and treatment rooms that offer gold, pearl, and caviar beauty treatments.
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