Yasuragi honored as Sweden's Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards
Yasuragi, the Japanese Spa- and conference hotel in Nacka outside Stockholm was awarded "Sweden's Best Hotel Spa" at an awards ceremony at the exclusive Armani Hotel in Dubai.
The World Spa Awards work to reward excellence and high class in the spa- and wellness industry. The World Spa Awards were developed in response to the demand from the spa industry for a fair and open program with the mission to serve as a benchmark for excellence and to help promote new growth within spa tourism.
The winners are selected by votes from professionals in the spa industry, senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and the media, as well as giving the public the opportunity to vote for their favorite online.
The awards ceremony was held on October 21 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Jimmy Myhrinder, Head of the Japanese bath at Yasuragi was present to receive the award.
-I feel very humbled that we once again receive an award at a large international awards ceremony. We work constantly to develop both our hardware and the service experience. Awards like this spur us to be on top and give the best to our guests, comments Jimmy Myhrinder, Head of the Japanese Bath at Yasuragi.
The World Spa Awards honor spa facilities in the categories of Best Hotel Spa, Best Resort Spa, Best Wellness Retreat and Best Spa Destination, each awarded nationally. There are also a number of nominations at the global level, including the World´s Best Spa Design, in which Yasuragi was also nominated, won did the Lanserhof at The Arts Club.
-After the extensive refurbishment of our Japanese bath, it is immensely honoring to be nominated in the category World´s Best Spa Design along with hotels such as the Armani Hotel in Milan and the Retreat Spa at Blue Lagoon in Iceland. We are now continuing to develop our concept and look forward to welcome even more international guests, concludes Jimmy Myhrinder.
In 2018, Yasuragi reopened after rebuilding the Japanese bath. The new environment was designed by DAP Architects who, after a study trip to Japan, was inspired by the traditional Japanese bathing culture and the ancient imperial courtyards. The materials concrete and wood featured are also the foundation in the building's original architecture by Japanese architect Yoji Kasajima.
Yasuragi offers Japanese baths with water abolution and hot springs outside as well as inside, relaxing treatments as well as energizing activities. 191 Japanese-style hotel rooms and suites, 23 meeting rooms and three restaurants serving healthy food influenced by the Japanese cuisine. The facility is operated by Nordic Hotels & Resorts AB / AS, part of the Petter Stordalen's Strawberry Hospitality Group. Yasuragi is located in a scenic area 20 minutes from Stockholm's inner city. Yasuragi opened in 1997 and the original building was designed by Japanese architect Yoji Kasajima. More at www.yasuragi.se