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As quoted in 2003: “Spas… the word that was once a whisper, is now the word and experience that people cannot be with out. Many thought that it was a passing trend, but they have been proved wrong… spas are anything but a fad they are a lifestyle and a vital element to finding balance and relaxation within our lives.”

With this introduction we celebrate the 4th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards, hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, on Sunday the 6th July 2008, at The Sandton Sun Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour as some of the industries most respected and well-known names came together to acknowledge their peers, while being entertained by the memorable Christine Mansour, after the prestigious opening by Jean Pierre Cerveau, Conseiller Commercial, French Consulat.
Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards have shown tremendous growth. The 2008 Spa Awards consisted of six (6) Categories, with the introduction of the Boutique Spa Category, in appreciation of the smaller more personal spa experience. In addition to the Day Spa, Resort/Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa and Medi-spa categories.
The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Day Spa Category Finalists were Savanna Spa, on the private Blair Athol Estate, Life Day Spa, Fourways Johannesburg and their sister spa, Renaissance Day Spa, Sandton Johannesburg. The winner of the Day Spa Category was Woodlands Centre for Well-being & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johanneburg.
Vygenhoek Organic Spa was announced as the winner of the Unique Spa Concept Category. The judging of the Unique Spa Concept Category was extremely difficult, as all spas in this category were very different; therefore the finalists in this category included Mangwanani Zevenwacht, Summerfields River Lodge and Rose Spa and Chicama Country Spa at Glenburn Lodge.
The finalists for the Boutique Hotel Category, our newest category are, Constantia Uitsig Spa, Ruimsig Country Spa and Guest House, ONEwellness at The Dock House, V&A and the winner is Fordoun Spa in Nottingham Road, KZN Midlands.
The medi-spa category, a developmental category of the spa awards in appreciation of the international trends, was awarded to Vivacite Medical Spa, Pretoria and full recognition additionally goes to the finalist in this category: Renew Clinic, Umhlanga; Skin Renewal, Parkhurst, Johannesburg and Glasshouse, a specialist spa for men in Cape Town.

Safari Spa Category finalists were Shakama Wellness Centre and Zebu Health Spa, both in Bela Bela and Ukuthula Spa, north of Pretoria with The Waters of Royal Malewane being selected as the winner of the Safari Spa Category.

The Resort/Hotel Spa Category included some magnificent resorts, where the finalists included Arabella Spa at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa, Hermanus, Camelot Spa at Le Franschhoek Hotel and Camelot Spa at Velmore Estate, Pretoria. The winner of the Resort/Hotel Spa Category was ONEwellness at the Radisson Hotel, Cape Town.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners as they continue to excel in providing the South African community with the keys to relaxation and wellness. The Spa Awards programme is more than pure recognition of achievement, it sets a benchmark for spas in South Africa, and all the finalists and winners are worthy of this acknowledgment.
Spa Recognition Awards 2008

“We focus a large amount on the actual spas, however there are a number of individuals who go above the call of duty, who stand out from the crowd and through their work the entire industry benefits”, said Dr Nadine de Freitas as she introduced the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques the Spa Recognition Awards at the Gala Dinner Event. These Spa Recognition Awards include three categories, The Spa Ambassador Award, The Humanitarian Award and The Spa Visionary Award.

The Spa Ambassador Award, symbolises a person who represents the industry, in a thank less capacity. The award goes to a person who has made the industry proud and whose presence in the industry is noted internationally. The Spa Ambassador Award 2008 was awarded to Helene Bramwell, President of CIDESCO (2000 – 2008). The Spa Humanitarian Award, is awarded to a person who by definition is actively concerned in promoting human welfare and especially social reform. The 2008 award was awarded to Rudi Baker, from Healing Hands. The third award was the Spa Visionary Award 2006, which was awarded to Rob Cowling from ONEwellness for consistently holding the flag of wellness for over 25 year.

We look forward to hosting the Spa Awards in 2009 and Spa Recognition Awards 2009, as South African Spas and individuals continue to flourish in an internationally growing market place.

For additional information, editorial assistance and/or photographs regarding the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2008 and Special Recognition Awards 2008, contact Dr Nadine de Freitas (Managing Editor – Les Nouvelles Esthetiques SA) at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques on +27 11 447 9959 or alternatively on info@lesnouvelles.co.za.

Please Note:
Winners of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2008 will participate as judges for the Spa Awards in 2009.



Spa Award Winners 2008

Winner Boutique Hotel Spa : Fordoun Spa



Winner Unique Spa Concept : Vygenhoek Organic Spa



Winner Medical-Spa : Vivacite Medical Spa



Winner Safari Spa : The Waters of Royal Malewane



Winner Day Spa : Woodlands Centre for Wellness & Spa



Winner Hotel Spa : ONEwellness at The Radisson








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