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LES NOUVELLES ESTHETIQUES SPA
The evolution of man has led to a stressful and polluted urban
existence, frenzied individualism and as a result an increasingly
aged Western society. Yet one needs to question this evolution and
decipher societies appetite for life. Working for longer hours and
having less free time seems to govern our lives, we have essentially
moved away from a culture that embraces recreational time. This
recreational time is a vital aspect that has been neglected and we
require time to unwind and counterbalance the effects of daily
stress, allowing us to be more productive and revitalized.
It is with this in mind, that it is not surprising that Sanitas Per
Aquas (S.P.A) have increased in existence and popularity. They allow
one to awaken the spirit, escaping the pressures of daily
activities, rejuvenating the body and the mind. These moments of
escapism have become ever more valuable, leading to a significant
increase in the number and quality of Spas, including the diversity
of treatments they offer. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques has subsequently
introduced the inaugural South African Sanitas Per Aquas (S.P.A)
Awards in honor of the flourishing Spa market in South Africa. This
event will become part of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques annual
Hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with
Les Nouvelles Paris, the Spa Awards is a programme aimed at
encouraging the highest standards within the Health, Beauty and Skin
Care industry. With a unique reference to the Health Spas in South
Africa, the programme has been designed to encourage innovation and
ensure excellence in a growing local and international market.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2005 was sponsored by a number
of elite spa brands, consultancy, computer software and spa tourism
companies. The valued sponsors are: Babor, Thalgo, Spa Living,
Soft Brands Hospitality, Algologie, M D Formulations, Phytomer,
Carita, Decleor, Sofri Color Energy Cosmetics, Matis, Repechage,
Clarins, Germaine De Capuccini and Nimue Skin Technology.
The awards were divided into three categories, namely
Day Spas, Destination Spas and Resort/Hotel
Spas. The winners were announced at the Les Nouvelles
Esthetiques Gala Dinner on the 17th of July 2005 at the Hilton Hotel
in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Gala Dinner captured the excitement of
all the entrants, as special mention was made of the all the
Finalist Spas, being that of the Top 5 Spas in each of the three
categories, one winner was announced for each category.
The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Day Spa Finalists were the Clarins
Institute – South Africa, s.k.i.n Care Clinic at the Commodore
Hotel, s.k.i.n Wellness Spa – V & A Waterfront and Mangwanani
Private African Day Spa. The winner of the Day
Spa category was Skin Sense Day Spa.
Sante Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre
was selected as the winner of the Destination Spa category.
The Destination Spa finalists included Mount Grace Country House
and Spa, Fordoun, Brookdale Health Hydro and Kievits Kroon Country
Estate and Spa.
The judging of the Resort/Hotel Spa category was extremely close in
which a tie in results occurred. There were therefore six finalists
in the Resort/Hotel Spa category, including Camelot Spa at Thanda
Private Game Reserve, Camelot Spa at Earth Lodge - Sabi Sabi, Altira
Spa at the Western Cape Hotel, The Fancourt Hotel and Country Club –
Fancourt Spa and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Sanctuary Spa.
The winner for the Resort/Hotel Spa category
was Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques would like to congratulate all finalists
and winners as they continue to excel in their respective fields. We
look forward to hosting the Spa Awards in 2006, as South Africa
continues to show enormous growth in the Spa sector. There is no
doubt that the industry will continue to being devoted to enhancing
individuals overall well-being and allow for the renewal of body,
mind and soul.
For additional information, images and/or editorial assistance
regarding the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2005, contact Dr
Nadine de Freitas (Managing Editor – Les Nouvelles Esthetiques SA)
or Robyn Deeb at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques on +27 11 447 9959 or
alternatively on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2005 will
participate as judges for the Spa Awards in 2006.
Category 1: Day Spas
Category 2: Dedicated
Category 3: Resort/Hotel Spas