The 15th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, on the 28th July 2018 at the new The Capital on the Park, Sandton.
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 spicy entertainment for the evening was the Belting Betties, a trio of top singers who sing in perfect 3 part harmony – Megan Victor-Carelse, Funeka Pepetta & Si-Anne.
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 South Africa.
The 2019 Spa Awards consisted of six (6) Categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Safari Spas, Unique Spa Concept, and Aesthetic/Medi Spa categories.
Winner: Life Day Spa – Rosebank. Since 2011, Life Day Spa – Rosebank has been at the forefront of the beauty and wellness industry, continuing to uphold its brilliant reputation by providing clients with the most up to date information; introducing new treatments and products. As part of the wellness revolution and in line with their mission to deliver “an extraordinary experience in spa wellness”, Life Day Spa – Rosebank is committed to assisting clients in their quest to look and feel better. From top to toe, the variety of treatments and tailor made spa packages will ensure a sought after experience that combats the effects of ageing and stress, leaving our clients feeling rejuvenated and content. With state of the art interiors and facilities, the Architects and Interior Designers have introduced guests to enter a world of opulence, grandeur and tranquility.
Finalists: Shambala Wellness Spa in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Shambala means a Place of Peace, Tranquillity and Happiness. In Tibetan Buddhist lore, Shambala is a mystical land, hidden in the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, a society where people labour constantly for the good of humanity. This perfectly expresses their ethos – lifting spirits, creating pleasure, a sanctuary in the middle of the city, a realm of escape. Annique Day Spa, conveniently located in Centurion, Pretoria. Here one can find privacy and a great atmosphere all at once. Clients visit to truly relax and feel at ease. Facilities range from Couples Treatment rooms, a Steam Room, Infra-red Sauna, Hydro-jet Bath, Swiss Shower, Jacuzzi for an unforgettable spa experience.
Winner: Amani Spa and Wellness at Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg. The name “AMANI” meaning “PEACE” in Swahili, and “HOPE and ASPIRE” in Arabic, encapsulates the spirit of Amani’s mission to evoke a sense of “inner peace”. Amani is a spa brand that is synonymous with innovation, African luxury and authenticity, in harmony with its natural surroundings, holistic signature treatments, and impeccable attention to detail. From its beginning in 2006, it has been the proud winner of 12 prestigious International Spa Awards, and today, Amani has one of the largest Spa footprints on the African continent. Amani boasts its new state-of-the-art facility at the Houghton Hotel, with an exclusive Couple’s Suite with a private Jacuzzi, wooden deck and outdoor shower, 8 multi-functional Spa treatment suites, a Grand Rasul, a Nail Beautique and Hair & Barbering Salon by BLO™, indoor Dining as well as Relaxation area, a spectacular indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor relaxation with an exquisite Zen natural cool and heated Vitality Pool. Amani promotes holistic health, offering a diverse range of result-driven spa and wellness treatments and world class products with wellness benefits.
Finalists: Lanzerac Spa, on the Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, where you can indulge in the heart of the Cape Wineland. As part of the large-scale refurbishment of the grand and historic Lanzerac Wine Estate, the Lanzerac Spa has been completely rebuilt and reimagined. The newly redesigned building, which overlooks the towering Jonekershoek Mountains offers superior amenities and unrivalled views. The interiors bring a natural yet contemporary feel to the space, with layered textures and colours prevailing. The Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel – 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 The Hydro & Spa at Badplaas, Forever Resorts offers a variety of treatments, products and hot spring pools. It is an ideal place to rejuvenate and recharge. All treatments are done using the natural spring water, which contains 32 minerals. Facilities include 5 treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, sauna, Jacuzzi and extensive therapeutic mineral pool facilities to soothe and rejuvenate the body.
Winner: Sediko Bush Spa at Palala Boutique Game Lodge – Groblersbrug, Limpopo. Hidden away on the banks of the majestic Limpopo river lies the one of a kind Sediko Bush Spa. Here, in the African bush, time stands still and every experience is dedicated to pure bliss, calmness and serenity. Aptly named after the Northern Sotho word “circle”, Sediko Bush Spa invites you to immerse in this African oasis offering an idyllic retreat from the demands of city life. Enthused by the soothing backdrops of nature, Sediko Bush Spa offers a haven to unwind, relax and revive the senses.
Recreate the circle of wellbeing with holistic facial and body treatments that will transport you into Sediko Bush Spa’s world of reinvigoration and renewal. The carefully selected African and international facial and body treatments, performed by world-class therapists, will guide you to find your true African wellness Sediko. Sediko Bush Spa offers a wide variety of hydrotherapy spoils such as Hammam, Vichy and Rasul chambers, flotation pools, sensation showers, outdoor natural stone baths, saunas and steam rooms. Take a journey of discovery and reconnect to your Sediko of mind, body and spirit.
Finalist: Emoya Spa at the Emoya Estate, Private Game Reserve, Bloemfontein. Emoya Spa will pamper and spoil you with a variety of treatments while you experience the tranquil and serene sights and atmosphere unique to Emoya Spa. The Emoya Spa experience starts with a complimentary drink in the rainforest footbath area, whereafter you will be taken to the treatment room. Light lunch and snacks are available, served in either the Spa Lounge, with refreshments, or on the Patio by the rockpool overlooking the bushveld where animals roam freely and the giraffes and rhinos often stop by for tea-time. Emoya Spa offers: Spa Packages and treatments, aTropical Mist room with ‘rock style’ jacuzzi and waterfall, Rasul Chamber with a tropical rain spa experience and Sauna.
Boutique Hotel Spas
Winner: Spa at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – Morningside, Sandton. Rejuvenate, relax and restore at the newly refurbished and expanded Spa at Fairlawns. Relax in the exquisite Balinese-style bamboo forest gardens of the, including Heated Vitality Pools, Sauna, Steam Room, Experience Showers. With a range of therapies and signature Asian-inspired treatments, a team of skilled therapists are able to bring you back to a state of calm and natural well-being. Five indoor treatment rooms with enhanced mood lighting sets the scene for your journey to relaxation and restoration. The Balinese Gardens are the perfect space to catch your breath after your massage. Featuring a heated plunge pool, Kneip Therapy, spa bath and hidden escapes on a Chinese daybed or pod swing chairs it is an oasis to disconnect and refresh. Three outdoor treatment salas accommodate groups of two and more. Choose from a variety of signature treatments, facials, massages, travel therapy treatments like a Jet Lag Massage, or the perfect manicure and pedicure combination.
Unique Spa Concept
Winner: Jiva Spa at TAJ, Cape Town. Drawing on the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty through the centuries, along with 6000-year-old Eastern wellness philosophies devised to align body, soul and mind, Jiva Spa is a special space. At its essence, it encapsulates the ‘science of longevity’ with the wisdom of the ages behind its offerings. Here ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘the guest is god’ is an adage to be adhered to, and holistic treatments are enlivened with meaningful ceremonies and rituals, such as Vishrama, Pehlwan Malish, Pada Mardana, Sukha, Aksha, Tulsi Facial, to name but a few signature treatments that encourage total relaxation. Taj Cape Town boasts the only Jiva Spa in Africa and the spa’s global principles apply: everything that touches the body is completely natural, with materials like organic cotton, sun-bleached fabric, oven-baked pottery and soy cotton.
Finalists: Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa – Port St Johns. Nestled high on the Umngazi hillside, the tastefully decorated Cape Cod Style Spa blends in effortlessly with the beautiful, natural surroundings. The Spa offers four private and tranquil treatment rooms, each with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Here, guests can enjoy a selection of treatments whilst listening to a soundtrack of nothing but sea breakers and bird calls. 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 a unique spa. Bakwena Day Spa, located at the Venue Country Lodge in Hartbeespoort. Bakwena Spa offers half day, full day, evening packages and multiple treatments. Bakwena Spa offers an innovative and creative Afrrican Spa approach to spa therapies, so creating a relaxing, welcoming and enjoyable environment for all guests.
Winner: Medi-Sculpt – Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Solutions, located discreetly on the Featherbrook Estate in Krugersdorp, specializes in enhancing your natural beauty … and still look like you. With over 15 years’ experience they combine science and art to achieve a natural, younger looking you! They believe in adding value through providing the very latest aesthetic treatments from around the world. Medi-Sculpt is owned and run by Dr Anushka Reddy, which means you will receive consistent and personalised service from the same doctor every time you visit. This gives our patients confidence that any problem will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. They are dedicated to provide continuous professional development and ongoing advanced training and ensure that we are compliant with all HPCSA ethical and educational guidelines.
Finalists: The Laser Beautique – Bedfordview and Menlyn Maine Branches The Laser Beautique was established in 2009, and currently has 12 branches situated in Cape Town, Centurion, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Their primary focus is to offer the safest, most advanced and effective treatments. The Laser Beautique is committed to the safety and well-being of their clients, to constantly evaluate unique and new technologies in the global aesthetic market and offer clients the very best in pioneering and effective treatments using laser, Cool Lifting, light-based and radiofrequency equipment, together with innovative programs. During the consultation clients concerns and expectations are thoroughly discussed with an explanation of all possible methods of non-surgical make over.
We look forward to hosting the Spa Awards in 2020, as South African Spas and individuals continue to flourish in an internationally growing market place.
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