If there is an award to represent the “bar of service excellence” in international spa service, The Luxury Spa Awards are it. These prestigious awards are presented in various categories each year from thousands of online client ratings throughout the globe.
As the aesthetic and luxury industries continue to grow, competition for this international achievement gains in strength year on year. Marinique de Wet, executive manager of the luxury spa awards stated: “The level of competition in 2012 were exceptional evident from the calibre of spas that were nominated by clients. These spas stood up to the highest expectations and were tested by discerning spa-goers looking for the ultimate experience where only the absolute best is acceptable.” As well as raising benchmark for client service, the awards also aim to give recognition and thanks to the spa industry as a whole.
Winners included “The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina” in the United Arab Emirates who won the international award for the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa”. This spa is conveniently located just a short stroll away from the sandy beaches of the Arabian Gulf. It also has a direct link to the decadent Dubai Marina Mall. Treatments at this salon for the face and body use only the most pure and organic Aromatherapy Associates essentials and NaturalBisse products.
Other winners this year who took the idea of raising the bar of service excellence have achieved this on another level by offering their services in natural environments such as “The Grand Spa at Tabacon”in Costa Rica. This top hot spring resort won the international award for the “Best Luxury Mineral Spa”. This spa provides treatments with a full view in open-air among lush gardens, tropical rainforest, hot springs and volcano as background.
Similarly, the award for the “Best Luxury Safari” went to “Karkloof Wellness & Wildlife Retreat” in South Africa. This spa is located in 3500 hectares of picturesque game reserve, in amongst the valleys, waterfalls and Acacias. The reserve is home to buffalo, black and white rhino, hippo and a variety of other wildlife, and roughly 300 bird species.