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Banyan Tree Al Areen wins international spa award

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, in Bahrain has been awarded the Gala Spa Award for Best Luxury Hotel City/Resort.

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, in Bahrain has been awarded the Gala Spa Award for Best Luxury Hotel City/Resort.

Sami Ayari, Banyan Tree area general manager Bahrain and Abu Dhabi and general manager of Banyan Tree Al Areen, attended the awards ceremony at the Brenner's Park Hotel, Baden-Baden, Germany.

Ayari said: "I am extremely happy to receive this special honour for our resort. This award is a great compliment to our team and will motivate us to constantly improve the quality of our services to continually exceed the expectations of our guests.

"Our aim is for every guest to enjoy our holistic approach to wellbeing and relaxation and to leave Banyan Tree Al Areen with a special and unique experience," he said.

In selecting Banyan Tree Al Areen as the winner, the Gala Spa Awards' jury cited the resort's approach to "caring for the whole being" and noted the training undertaken by the spa therapists.

All spa therapists at the Banyan Tree are trained at the Banyan Tree Academy in Phuket, Thailand, which is recognised by the Thai Ministry for Education and Health.

Organised by Gala magazine in Germany, the Gala Spa awards receives hundreds of entries worldwide in seven different categories.

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