Four South African spas have made the shortlist in the Middle East & Africa categories of the 2020 World Spa & Wellness Awards, the global industry’s most prestigious awards event.
The Saxon Spa at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa Johannesburg, the Spa at The Oyster Box in Durban, and Fairlawns Spa, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Johannesburg, are all in the running for the Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa. They are competing against spas in Dubai and Qatar.
One & Only Spa, One & Only Cape Town, is a finalist in the Resort Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa category. Other finalists hail from Mauritius, Oman and Dubai.
The World Spa & Wellness Awards celebrate excellence in the customer journey, facilities and innovation.
Launched in 2012, the awards recognise and reward the work that spas do around the globe, honoring hotel and resort spas in all regions. In acknowledging excellence of care, service and standards, the awards aim to inspire spas around the world and raise global industry standards.
Organised by the UK-based Professional Beauty Group, which has organised spa and beauty awards and exhibitions for the past 30 years, the World Spa & Wellness Awards incorporate a thorough and independent judging process in which all spas are assessed by experienced industry professionals.
Previous years’ winners are leading international spas, including Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Crown Spa Perth, and Fonteverde, Italy.
”We are so ecstatic and very excited about winning this award. It's a great honour to be recognised and such an achievement. This is a very prestigious international award and we feel it will be greatly beneficial as it makes our spa stand out and makes us a role model for future standards to be set,” said previous winner, Jackie Armitage, Spa Manager, The Spa at The Oyster Box.
The World Spa & Wellness Awards will take place in London on the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2020.