GALA SPA AWARDS 2016: Nominees for the Internationally Renowned Beauty and Spa Award Have Been Confirmed

Mar 10, 2016, 06:00 ET from Gruner+Jahr GmbH & Co KG, Gala

HAMBURG, Germany, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Glamorous award ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the event to be attended by many celebrity guests in Baden-Baden on April 2  

The GALA SPA AWARDS will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. One of the most important beauty and spa awards in the world, the award honours the best luxury hotels, most beautiful spa locations, most innovative beauty products and the most unusual treatments. Only first-class care products and hotels that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS "sanus per aquam - health through water" reach the final stages. Over the past few months, companies, hotels, and spas have been given the chance to apply for this special commendation. The nominees have now been confirmed.

The nine-person expert judging panel, including Judith Rakers and Armin Morbach, as well as GALA editor-in-chief Anne Meyer-Minnemann, presents the nominees for the eight award categories in the current issue of GALA magazine (issue 11/16, available in the market from today). The winners of the GALA SPA AWARDS 2016 will be honoured at a glamorous award ceremony at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden on April 2. With more than 170 applications of outstanding quality, the number of product submissions in the anniversary year was higher than ever.

In the "Luxury Concepts" category, the following products made the final selection:

Boutique Valmont - Expert of Lights
Givenchy - Le Soin Masque Dentelle
Sisley - Supremÿa Baume La Nuit Le Grand Soin Anti-Age 

Nominees in the "Innovation Concepts" category include:

Dr. Grandel - Beautygen Renew Body
Filorga - Detox Body Treatment   
La Prairie - Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster   

The following concepts were nominated in the "Cult Concepts" category:

Dr. Babor- Doctor Babor Boost Cellular and Ampoule Concentrates FP 
La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Contour Yeux
Weleda - Skin Food Hautcreme

The "Men Concepts" category comprises the following products:

Artemis Skincare GmbH - Oxygen-Boosting Face Care
Ebenholz - Ebenholz Skincare-Linie
Skinceuticals - Metacell Renewal B3

Nominees in the "Organic Concepts" category include:

Börlind - Beauty Shots Intensiv Konzentrate
Rahua - Body Amazon Oil and Lotion
Vestige Verdant - Organic Mask

The nominees in the "Treatment Concepts" category are:

Charlotte Meentzen - Natur Pur Balance Chiasamen-Facial
Clarins - The Art of Touch
Reviderm - PCA Peel Power Lift

This year's nominees in the "Luxury Hotel City/Resort" category are:

One & Only Reethie Ra, Maledives
Peninsula, France
Royal Mansour, Morocco

Nominees with a chance to win the prize in the "Innovative Spa Concepts" category are:

Cocon Thai Spa / Seerose Resort & Spa, Switzerland
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Spa Minera, Italy

As a special highlight, this year's "Beauty Idol" and the winner of the "Special Prize" will be announced on the evening of the award ceremony.

Features that distinguish the "Beauty Idol" as a spa personality are an attractive appearance, vitality, a positive attitude and a health-conscious lifestyle that corresponds to the spa concept. Previous award winners include Chantelle Winnie, Karolina Kurkova, Alek Wek, Julie Delpy, Vanessa Redgrave, Joseph Fiennes, Ornella Muti and Iris Berben. With the annual "Special Prize," the judging panel honours people who have realised, added to and promoted the spa concept in an outstanding and professional manner. Previous award winners include Johan Ernst Nilson, Philippe Cousteau and Benny Adrion.

Premium people and lifestyle magazine GALA awards the GALA SPA AWARDS together with co-initiator Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in conjunction with event partners Emcur Bio Matcha, Cadenzza, Pommery and Talbot Runhof, as well as Und Gretel, Moroccanoil and Fabletics. Television presenter Barbara Schöneberger will host the evening.

More information about the nominees can be found in the current GALA issue (11/16, available at newsstands from tomorrow) and at http://spa-awards.gala.de/.

About the GALA SPA AWARDS 

The GALA SPA AWARDS is one of the most important international beauty and spa awards. Only first-class care products and hotels/locations that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS are honoured. The judging panel comprises the following members: medical aesthetics physician Dr Barbara Sturm, Dr Susanne Steinkraus, stress management coach Susanne Preiss, television presenter Judith Rakers, dermatologist and cosmetic science professor Dr Martina Kerscher, CEO of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa Frank Marrenbach, stylist and publisher Armin Morbach, GALA editor-in-chief Anne Meyer-Minnemann, head of the GALA beauty department Frie Kicherer, and GALA beauty editor Ariane Häusler.


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