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Luxury Resort Awarded for Providing an Elevated Spa and Wellness Experience

UBUD, BALI – August 1, 2017 – Today, AFAR unveiled its annual AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award, naming Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve the winner of the 2017 spa and wellness category. After tallying 39,000 votes received for this year’s awards, this luxury riverfront resort claims the number one spot in offering the most unique spa and wellness experience.

This popular award platform reflects the tastes of the AFAR audience—the most affluent, influential, and well-traveled across all travel media. This year, the editorial team divided Travelers’ Choice into three categories: hotels, cruises, and destinations. The editorial team selected the hotel finalists and encouraged readers to vote for the hotels that best captured travelers’ imagination and inspired upcoming travel plans.

“We are so delighted and proud to receive this highly-acclaimed recognition,” said Ana Henriques, General Manager of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve “Our dedicated team takes immense pride in providing guests with exceptional experiences.”

A resort surrounded by the Ayung River in Ubud, a district known for its natural beauty, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is celebrated as a place for spiritual and physical healing. The Mandapa Spa at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Ubud, Bali – features one-of-a-kind treatments that are inspired by natural ingredients found in the surrounding area. This serene Balinese spa offers expansive rooms with state-of-the-artproducts that provide a secluded space for meditation, profound relaxation, medicine for the soul, and the chance to tune into oneself and escape to another world.

In addition to the world-class spa facilities at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton, Reserve, guests can immerse themselves in numerous wellness activities that are inspired by local Balinese culture. Among these activities, guests can experience water and fire based rituals that take place alongside the majestic Ayung River, and are guided by one of the resort’s priests or participate in eclectic healing sessions – Traditional Balinese Healing Touch and Alternative Healing Energy – which both facilitate well-being and self-discovery.

Nestled between the jungle and Ayung River, the luxury hotel of only 60 villas and suites, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve features two swimming pools, a serene spa and dedicated butlers providing renowned service at every touchpoint to awaken the spirit and provide rich, meaningful memories to last a lifetime.

For a detailed explanation of AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award, visit www.afar.com. For more information on Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/mandapa.