Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda Wins Worldwide Best Wellness Destination

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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda has been awarded “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year” at the World SPA & Wellness Awards 2021,  at The World Spa & Wellness Convention 2021, the annual event dedicated to the hospitality and wellness professionals, which took place in London this month.

The “World SPA & Wellness Awards” reward the best spas from every continent that stand out for their excellent service and standards. The prizes are awarded by a jury of independent wellness specialists and experts.

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda won the award ahead of some of the most prestigious international spa and wellness resorts.  Lefay’s wellness approach was commended for its innovative Lefay SPA Method programmes, particularly the activities focused on prevention and support of the immune system, which was introduced in 2020.

“Being awarded for the second time at the World Spa & Wellness Awards as Worldwide Best Wellness Destination represents an extraordinary achievement for our first resort, especially given the efforts made in recent months to tackle the pandemic crisis and relaunch the business after the end of restrictions. This incredible result further motivates us to continue working to expand our projects and pursue with even greater determination the company’s mission to become the leading Italian brand in the international luxury wellness hospitality market,” said Alcide Leali, CEO of Lefay Resorts & Residences.

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World Spa & Wellness Awards

Since 2012, the World Spa & Wellness Awards have recognised spas around the world, honouring the work of wellness professionals in Western Europe and Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. The jury evaluates excellence in care, service and standards by awarding facilities that can inspire spas around the world, helping to raise standards in the global industry. Organised by the UK-based Professional Beauty group, which has been producing awards for the spa and beauty industry for 30 years, the World Spa & Wellness Awards incorporate an in-depth and independent judging process in which all spas are assessed by experienced wellness professionals.

Lefay Resorts & Residences

Lefay Resorts & Residences was born from the vision of the entrepreneurial couple Domenico Alcide and Liliana Leali in 2006 with the aim to become the Italian reference brand in the international market of luxury wellness holidays through the creation of a collection of eco-resorts according to the Italian style and living and the new Lefay concept of luxury. The first resort in the Lefay Collection, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda opened in 2008 in Gargnano and won more than 70 international awards in 10 years, ranking as one of the world’s top SPA Destinations. Opened in Pinzolo in 2019 Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti has been acknowledged with more than 15 international awards in little more than a year. Consistent with the values of well-being and sustainability, both Resorts are totally zero-emission and certified by the world’s most reputable organisations. In 2018 the company entered a new segment with an absolute novelty in the Italian real estate market: Lefay Wellness Residences at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti are the first example of luxury residences with integrated hotel services within a Spa Destination in Italy.

The third Resort of the Group will be located in Tuscany, one of the most stunning territories in Italy. At the same time, the Group is developing a Fee-based model by seeking well-chosen opportunities, particularly abroad, to act as an operator under management contracts.

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