Entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John has been honoured with the Wellness Pioneer Award at the World Spa Awards in Dubai, UAE.
The Australian singer-songwriter, who is co-owner of Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay, took top honours at the Gala Ceremony 2019 for her outstanding contribution to the wellness industry.
The red-carpet ceremony was hosted at the landmark Armani Hotel Dubai, with pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads of the global spa and wellness industry in attendance.
Anantara Hotels & Resorts also emerged at one of the big winners of the evening, taking the trophy for World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand, while the cutting-edge facilities and treatments of Lanserhof at the Arts Club, London, led to it being recognized for the World’s Best Spa Design.
Dubai cemented its reputation as the destination with it all by collecting the title of World’s Best Spa Destination.
Meanwhile the latest addition to the emirate’s luxury offerings, the stunning beachfront Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai, was voted World’s Best New Hotel Spa.
Rebecca Cohen, managing director, World Spa Awards, said: “Armani Hotel Dubai has proven a world-class host on what has been a magnificent evening of triumph for the spa and wellness industry.