The Japanese Spa- and Conference Hotel just outside Stockholm in Sweden has been awarded Best Luxury Resort Spa in Europe by World Luxury Spa Awards.
On July 14th, participants from the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards gathered at the magnificent
Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland for the annual event, recognising and celebrating their success for exceptional service in the luxury wellness and fine dining industries.
-It is a great honour for us at Yasuragi to receive such a prestigious price. Especially as we on the 1st of January this year reopened our Spa Hotel after eight months of refurbishment. We now invite our guests to an entirely new Japanese bath focusing on experience, recovery and inspiration. Our hope is that we now, even more can reach out to spa- and business guests all over Europe, says Mr Jimmy Myhrinder, Spa Manager at Yasuragi.
The new spa is created by a Swedish team of architects by name DAP. After an extensive study tour to Japanese onsens the result is a asymmetric version of a Japanese emperor’s courtyard, with a large swimming-pool as its architectural heart. Several small concrete huts, with trellis-clad components, were created around the pool for different purposes. The experience of cold and warm are constantly in focus, everything from salt steam sauna to carbonated bath, rain showers and alpine tub.
-Winning awards is great, but can never be the main goal. Attention to what is being done through the brand and reaching out to more people in our world is however important when the brand’s biggest driving force is to make people feel good. When we feel good, it’s easier to do good for others and the environment. Thank you very much to the jury of the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards, our guests and, above all, Yasuragi’s amazing team members who create harmony and mindfulness for guests and colleagues every day Mrs Sunniva Fallan Röd, CEO of Yasuragi concludes.
Over 200 guests from 42 countries across the globe attended this unforgettable occasion filled with opulence, glitz and glamour.
Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests. Spas will receive voting information and will be required to conduct voting campaigns in order to promote their participation amongst guests. The Awards judging criteria is purely based upon service excellence. The objectives of the awards is to provide luxury spas with well-deserved recognition based upon votes from guests, to giving staff the recognition they deserve and improving staff moral and to ultimately raise service standards within the luxury spa industry.
More on Yasuragi in Sweden
Yasuragi is a Japanese Spa and- Conference hotel in the archipelago of Stockholm. The Japanese culture is at heart of this unique hotel, everything from the interior design to the art of bathing rests on inspiration from the islands of Japan. Staying true to the tradition of visiting an onsen, Japanese for hot springs, you will receive a yukata, cotton robe, when you arrive. You wear it during your entire stay. All 191 hotel rooms have a view over the water.
Looking for the ultimate Japanese experience without flying to Japan, a stay in Ryokan is recommended, a Naki-san (butler) is at your disposal. Only the sea and pine trees remind you of the outside world.
In Japanese cooking the visual experience is as important as the taste. In Teppanyaki Kiri each table has its own chef to prepare the food in front of the guest on the griddle. You can also choose the à la carte restaurant with an astonishing view over the archipelago. For the conscious customer, Yasuragi also offer a vegan- and raw food restaurant called Saishoku.
In the recently refurbished Japanese bathhouse, you will find hot springs, different rejuvenating baths and saunas alongside a wide range of treatments and classes. The Japanese custom of washing and bathing is an essential part of the Yasuragi experience. This applies to guests both visiting for a private retreat as well as for corporate business meetings. Yasuragi offers a holistic approach for business meetings.
All parts aims to open the mind to be more creative, gain new insights and find new energy for everyday work life. Here you will find the best conditions for any kind of meeting, from small team meetings to large conferences. The exclusive environment with a Japanese inspired esthetic, offers 23 different meeting rooms, and a stunning outdoor setting, with 500 square meter roof terrace and a Japanese garden with outdoor gym.
Yasuragi is operated by Nordic Hotels & Resorts AB/AS, part of Strawberry Hospitality Group.
Yasuragi erbjuder japanskt bad med tvagning och heta källor ute såväl som inne, avslappnande massage och behandlingar samt energigivande behandlingar.
Här finns 191 hotellrum och sviter i japansk stil, 23 möteslokaler samt två restauranger där japansk och modern svensk mat serveras. Anläggningen drivs av Nordic Hotels & Resorts AB/AS, en del av Petter Stordalens Strawberry Hospitality Group. Yasuragi ligger i ett naturskönt område 20 minuter från Stockholms innerstad. Yasuragi öppnade 1997 och byggnaden är ritad av den japanske arkitekten Yoji Kasajima.