Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards has recognised Aro Ha Wellness Retreat as number 8 in the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world and number 1 in Australasia in the same World List. The purpose built sustainable retreat on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the picturesque Glenorchy on New Zealand’s South Island scored an impressive 97.704 out of 100 to make the top ten in the first year of opening.
“We are both thrilled and thankful to win this prestigious award from the readers of Conde Nast” said Damian Chaparro, co-founder of Aro Ha. “We are fortunate to be surrounded by breathtaking and healing natural beauty at Aro Ha and we are so grateful to have our purpose built wellness retreat recognised in this way. Aro Ha believes in wellness transformation through superb wholesome cuisine, yoga, mindfulness, massage, hiking and time out and it is a testimony to the hard work of our talented team.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
More than 76,600 dedicated readers cast votes resulting in the 1,182 best travel experiences in the world. More than 76,600 dedicated readers cast votes for 7,721 hotels, 642 cities, 453 cruise ships, and 148 islands, in an average survey time of 16.5 minutes. The result? The 1,182 best travel experiences in the world.
Aro Ha opened in January 2014, and offers world-class multi day wellness retreats near Queenstown New Zealand. Retreats are results orientated & all inclusive. The purpose built sustainable property keeps guest numbers low for maximum health results and offers five day or seven day retreats throughout the year.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 28, 2014. The full list is published exclusively online, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-10-20/top-100-hotels-and-resorts-in-the-world-rca-2014/93