West coast

Maruia Hot Springs double victory at the 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards

Last year Maruia Hot Springs was first recognised at the global awards as a "country winner" and now is elated to have stepped up to a "continent winner.”

West Coast Tourism

July 10, 2019


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Maruia Hot Springs has been honoured at the global awards for the second year in a row, receiving Continent Winner for best Luxury Eco Spa and Luxury Mineral Springs in Australia and Oceania.

The official announcement was made at the gala awards ceremony which celebrates excellence in the spa industry every year. This year’s event was held on Saturday, 6 July at The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia. Although the hot springs site, located in the tranquil Lewis Pass National Reserve, has been a place of relaxation, rejuvenation and healing for centuries, Maruia Hot Springs was first recognised at the global awards last year as a country winner and now continent winner, following renovations to the historical thermal resort.

“We are fully committed to offering our guests a place to escape daily routine or reconnect with their loved ones in harmony with nature,” says Maruia Hot Springs Managing Director & Co Owner, James White. “We provide bathers with an authentic, natural and pure thermal mineral water experience and have a very low carbon footprint as the electricity used to power saunas, heating and buildings is produced on-site by our very own hydro-electric generator.

We are so humbled to have our hot springs and eco spa recognised on an international level.” The award results are based on nominations from spa guests, which are then reviewed by an expert panel of independent spa consultants from all over the world. Winners are judged on quality, innovation and service.

“We would like to take the opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our guests for taking the time to support us in these awards,” says Maruia Hot Springs Co Owner, Kim Hamilton. “We would also like to thank our amazing team at Maruia Hot Springs for delivering world-class experience time and time again.”

Congratulations to our sister spring in Australia, Peninsula Hot Springs for winning the award of Best Mineral Hot Springs on a global level.