The results are in, and once again, several Las Vegas spas found themselves included among Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 270 Spas in its annual Readers’ Poll.
The 2012 poll listed the Wynn Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace and the Aquae Sulis Spa at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa as three of the Top 100 Resort Spas: U.S. Mainland, placing No. 34, 52 and 70, respectively. Wynn Spa received an overall score of 93.9, while Qua tied with three other spas in the U.S. with a score of 92.2. The impressive score was enough to move Qua up one spot from last year, when it received a 91. (Wynn Spa received a score of 93.6 last year when it was tied for 23rd place, a testament to how competitive the competition has become.) Aquae Sulis Spa received a score of 91.
In the Top 75 Hotel Spas: U.S. Mainland category, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas tied with the Mandarin Oriental spa in Boston for fifth place, with a score of 97.6. The spa also received a perfect score of 100 when readers were asked to rate its staff. Close behind in ninth place was the Encore Spa, with a score of 96.3. The Spa at Trump tied with a spa in Kentucky for 17th place, having received a score of 93.3, while Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and The Palazzo was listed in 40th place with a score of 89.4. Spa Bellagio was close behind with a score of 89, tied for 43rd place with three other spas. Rounding out the list of Las Vegas retreats that made the cut, Bathhouse at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay placed 53rd with a score of 88.1, tying with one other spa for the position.
Condé Nast Traveler‘s 2012 Spa Poll results were derived from its 2011 Readers’ Choice survey, whose questionnaire was available through a secure Web site. Tabulation of the survey’s 28,876 responses—a record high—was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair or poor on three criteria: spa facilities, spa staff and spa treatments. Those criterion scores, representing the percentage of respondents who rated a spa excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall rating for the spa. A minimum number of responses was required for inclusion in the rankings. For a complete list of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 270 Spas, as well as a more detailed look on how each of the Las Vegas spas were scored, click here, and for more on the individual spas, click on the links above or read the ovalpike.com reviews below.
For more on last year’s results, click here.