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Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2016
The 12th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les
Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles
Esthetiques Paris, was held on Sunday the 24 July 2016, at the
prestigious Maslow Hotel, 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 and media came together to acknowledge their peers.
The evening was themed a Night at the Opera, and graced by the talented
Christine Mansour, while guests enjoy the opportunity to adorn masques
Through the success of the
previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in
its stature each year, providing the South African and International Spa
Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas,
and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within
The 2016 Spa Awards
consisted of six (6) Categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique
Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa and Aesthetic/Medi Spa
Langaro Lifestyle Centre - Cape Town
Langaro Lifestyle Centre has
created a space in where clients can enjoy a host of different
treatments under one roof, improving their quality of life as well as
their personal image. Their vision is to build a lifestyle brand
synonymous with the best customer service and unprecedented level of
perfection within the 7 divisions that make up the core of the brand:
Hair, Nails, Beauty, Wellness, Fitness, Fashion and Corporate services.
Life Day Spa Fourways
is a proud member of the Spas of Distinction Group. Since opening their
doors in July 2005 Life Day Spas have became leaders in the health and
wellness industry. Their high standards and guest relations have
facilitated their rapid progress. Facilities include a seam Room, Sauna,
Swiss Shower, floatation pool and Heated Indoor Spa Pool.
Woodlands Spa, is situated
on the banks of the Crocodile River in the heart of Muldersdrift. The
spa is the perfect setting to escape the busy city life. Guests can soak
up the peaceful energy on the deck, overlooking the Crocodile River or
enjoy one of the bespoke spcialised spa programs designed to guide
guests in choosing an experience best suited to their particular needs.
Senses Day Spa is set in
park-like surroundings in Pietermaritzburg. Senses Day Spa offers guests
exceptional personalised service, designed with their clients in mind.
Each room is designed for optimum relaxation and the garden is a
tranquil setting where clients are able to enjoy some quiet time.
Simola Spa & Gym - Knysna
Set high in the hills above
Knysna, Simola commands an awe-inspiring view, taking in rolling hills,
valleys and a vast shimmering blue expanse of the Knysna lagoon. An
exhilarating sense of boundless space, Simola Spa is where guests can
indulge in specialised body therapies and beauty treatments, swim in the
curved, glass-enclosed heated pool or work out in the gym whilst gazing
out at the view.
Arabella Hotel & Spa – Kleinmond
classic elegance of old world style, mixed with modern design trends.
Home to the world-first African Rainforest Experience, inspired by
African rains, the spa combines traditional and modern therapies, fusing
Far Eastern and Western knowledge. 12
Apostles Hotel & Spa - Cape Town is a luxurious
get-away-from-it-all location. The unique position on the mountains with
panoramic sea and mountain views allow guests to enjoy the natural
beauty of the Atlantic Ocean or enjoy the extensive hydrotherapy
facilities within the white crystal grotto enhanced with natural stone,
marble, granite and glass to create a textured feeling throughout.
Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa - Port St
Johns is set high on the Umngazi hillside, with breath-taking
views of the coast below. Guests are treated to a secluded, tranquil
experience of individual Pondo style thatched huts built on the banks of
the Umngazi river mouth.
Boutique Hotel Spas
Fordoun Boutique Hotel & Spa – Nottingham Road
The gracious Fordoun
Boutiuque Hotel and Spa is a fusion of state-of-the-art leisure and spa
facilities with the timeless tranquillity of by-gone days, boasting an
oasis of relaxation and sensory bliss. Facilities include a floatation
pool, a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Vichy shower, and a
couples’ treatment suite with hydrotherapy bath. In addition to spa
activities, guests can enjoy gentle walks, visit the herb garden, or
explore the surroundings on horse-back. The Fordoun Spa boasts a team of
experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists,
a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.
Fresh Wellness at Cellars Hohenort
- situated in one
of the most heavily vegetated and indigenous areas of Cape Town, the
Constantia Valley, surrounded by the lush gardens of the world renowned,
five star Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, the treatments encapsulate all five
senses to imitate the surroundings.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in the Sandton suburb of
Morningside Manor, Fairlawns is an award-winning boutique hotel, set in
a stately, asian inspired park-like ambiance. Guests are immediately
struck by the warm, welcoming ambiance created by friendly and caring
staff who pride themselves on providing personalized service.
Karkloof Safari Spa - Pietermaritzburg
Built to embrace the natural
environment, Karkloof Safari Spa features treatment rooms with
wonderful views over the native bush and surrounding gardens. The
eco-design incorporates natural materials, with thatch and living roofs
which invite game to graze in full view. Facilities include a
glass-fronted, four-chair manicure and pedicure lounge,
Moroccan-inspired rasul, floatation pool, Kneipp therapy pools and an
Legacy Balance Bakubung Spa - Pilansburg
- balanced on the
hillside overlooking Bakubung Bush lodge in The Pilanesberg National
Park is the beautiful Bakubung Spa. The tranquil interior mirrors the
quiet environment, punctuated by the sounds of Africa and warm winds
moving through the grasses and trees.
Ivory Tree Amani Spa – Pilansburg - A truly African
experience and the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence.
Situated in the crater of an ancient volcano within the Pilanesberg
National Park, the wood and thatch treatment rooms are perched on stilts
and are accessible via wooden walkways.
Yadah Castle – Hammam Turkish Spa & Bath - Pretoria
Guests receive a warm welcome upon arrival; candles are lit, soft
lighting, priceless antiques and art adorn the walls are for guests eyes
to feast on, while the touch of Persian carpets and comfortable pillows
are for everyone to relax and unwind from all the tensions of the
outside world. Their vision is to create an extraordinary ambiance that
will transport guests to an exotic foreign land, whilst exciting all of
the senses and embracing unique spa experiences.
Finalists: Inner Soul Art Lounge & Spa – Pretoria.
Guest can create
their next art masterpiece or just relax in the spa. Inner Soul believes
that the individual comprises of three essential elements, body, mind
and soul. Each of these must be in balance to achieve full homeostasis.
Inner Soul achieves this balance by providing the environment and
services that heal, nurture, intrigue, stimulate and then offer peace to
the soul. Cradle Health Spa –
Magaliesburg - nestled in the foothills of the Majestic
Magaliesburg Mountains, in the picturesque village of Hartbeespoort Dam,
they combine the natural tranquillity of nature with the comfort of
luxury. The Hydro Medical Spa caters to your every whim and brings the
body and spirit back into harmony. Ikhutsa
Mountain Manor Day Spa – Pretoria. Ikhutsa means relax in the
Tswana language, and the dedicated team aim to make each and every
client’s experience an ultimate dream in pure relaxation and
Nanita Dalton Laser, Skin & Body Institute - Pretoria
Nanita Dalton - Laser, Skin
& Body Institute’s aim is to be the aesthetic institute of choice by
giving clients the best advice and providing a complete, comprehensive
range of specifically designed treatments and selected professional
products to ensure the best results. Since 1991, they have offering
everything from dental treatments, hair styling, Botox and fillers,
peels and skin tightening to nails. Nanita Dalton is recognized and
accepted by the most professional, national and international
The Laser Beautiques – Woodlands & Bedfordview branches
established in 2009, their primary focus is to offer the safest, most
advanced non-invasive beauty and aesthetic treatments by some of the
most renowned surgeons, doctors, nurses, aestheticians and therapists.
Chique Skin Technology - Kempton Park.
This unique Aesthetic salon has created a sophisticated and soothing
environment. Offering the most advanced selection of non-surgical
treatments, they strive to introduce their patients to the latest
treatments and news by constantly researching new methods and keeping
their standards as high as possible.
Spa Recognition Awards 2016
“We focus a large amount on the actual spas, however there are a number
of individuals, who go above the call of duty and through their work or
innovations with results enjoyed by the entire industry benefits.
The Spa Recognition Awards include four categories, The Spa Ambassador
Award, The Humanitarian Award, The Spa Visionary Award and Spa
Management Excellence Award.
The Spa Ambassador Award
goes to a person who has made the industry proud and whose presence in
the industry is noted internationally.
The Spa Ambassador Award 2015 was awarded to Emmy Stoltz
for her participation in the Global Mentorship Programme, as the
regional representative for Africa.
The Global Mentorship Program is a peer-to-peer initiative providing spa
professionals with Mentor-Mentee relationships in order to inspire
aspiring spa leaders. By pairing experienced Spa Directors, as Mentors
with Spa Managers, as Mentees, the program offers aspiring leaders the
opportunity to learn how others have successfully navigated the world of
spa management. The
Humanitarian Award is awarded to a person / group who by
definition is actively concerned in promoting
human welfare. The 2015 humanitarian award was awarded to Dr
Founder and Medical Director of the Lifestyle Clinics Spiral Aloe
(Pty) Ltd, an organization dedicated to promoting lifestyle as the
medicine. After more than 30 years as a public Heath practitioner and
Senior Health Consultant, her work and contributions have covering
countries such as South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana,
Mozambique, Botswana and Swaziland.
to a pioneer within the Spa Industry. A person who whose ideas over the
past year have lead to a change in the spa industry or spa industry
thinking. The Spa Visionary Award for 2015
was awarded to Trevor
Steyn – Esse Probiotic Skincare. Trevor is an organic chemist
with a passion for research and ongoing exploration into new ways of
treating skin and fighting ageing. Over the last five years Trevor has
invested a considerable amount of research into the Human Microbiome
Project (HMP), and more specifically, the relationship between skin and
the microbes living on its surface. Resulting in an innovative shift in
focus to the use of probiotics in skincare and the role it will play in
the future of skincare.
Spa Management Excellence Award
acknowledges the dynamic spa manager who best keeps the balance between
a motivated team, good working environment, superb guest experience,
profitability, and efficient spa operations,
appreciation of the
role of the spa manager is one of the most challenging in this industry.
The winner of the Spa Management Excellence Award 2016 was
Victoria Sutcliffe, Camelot Spa at the Table Bay Hotel.
Victoria has a large amount of spa industry experience, having worked
as a spa manager for an extended period across some of South Africa’s
finest hotels, and leads a motivated and inspired team with absolute
We look forward to hosting the Spa Awards in 2017 and Spa Recognition
Awards 2017, as South African Spas and individuals continue to flourish
in an internationally growing market place.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Award 2016 Summary:
Day Spa Category:
Langaro Lifestyle Centre
Senses Day Spa
Life Day Spa, Fourways
Unique Spa Concept
– Hammam Turkish Spa & Bath – WINNER
Cradle Health Spa
Inner Soul Art Lounge & Spa
Ikhutsa Mountain Manor Day
Hotel / Resort Spa
Simola Spa &
Gym – WINNER
12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
Arabella Hotel & Spa
Umngazi River Bungalows
Boutique Hotel Spa
Boutique Hotel & Spa – WINNER
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Fresh Wellness at
The Cellars – Hohenort Hotel
Iketla Spa at
Sondela Nature Reserve - WINNER
Legacy Balance - Bakubung Spa
Amani Spa at Ivory Tree Game
Dalton - Laser, Skin & Body Institute - WINNER
The Laser Beautique - Woodlands
The Laser Beautique -
Chique Skin Technology