Africa Spa Awards

The Africa Spa Awards will be presented annually to commendable SWAA members.

The submission deadline for the nominations to Africa Spa Awards 2019 is April 30th, 2019. After applications are reviewed for eligibility, submissions will be distributed to the public for voting. The organizations receiving the most votes in each category will be awarded an African Spa Award.

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Nomination Categories

SPA TREATMENTS

A spa or wellness treatment or therapy carried out at spa or wellness center.  The treatment should possess innovative therapeutic qualities intended to improve the client’s health and/or well-being.

(Criteria)

Spa Treatment of the Year

  • A new and pioneering method of relaxation.
  • A treatment that demonstrates unique and innovative qualities.
  • Can (but does not have to) have beneficial health effects.
  • Goes above and beyond industry norms.

An African-inspired spa treatment that is unique to a spa or brand.

(Criteria)

Best Traditional Treatment of the Year

  • A new and pioneering method of relaxation using African traditional methods.
  • A treatment that demonstrates unique and innovative qualities.
  • Can (but does not have to) have beneficial health effects.
  • Has a holistic approach.
  • Goes above and beyond industry norms.

A destination retreat offers a range of wellness programmes, as well as an extensive spa menu, including signature treatments and packages. Equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments, healthy dining, lifestyle consultations and lodging facilities, destination retreats should take a well-rounded approach to wellness.

(Criteria)

Destination Retreat Programme of the Year

  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers a range of wellness programmes and an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional therapeutic and holistic treatments.
  • Uses natural resources indigenous to the specific regions and rituals involved in the treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Offers a variety of healthy lifestyle programmes, including detox, yoga, Pilates and tai chi.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

AFRICA PRODUCT AWARDS

A spa product line designed and proven to decrease the effects of ageing.

(Criteria)

Anti-Ageing Product Line of the Year

  • A product line that demonstrates unique and innovative qualities.
  • Goes above and beyond industry norms.
  • Is both popular and results-oriented.
  • Is wholly dedicated to decreasing the effects of ageing.

A product line preferred by professionals and used in hotels, resorts and (Criteria)

Professional Spa Product Line of the Year

  • A skincare line designed to be used in properties with an emphasis on spa.
  • Require specific training when introduced to a hotel or resort.
  • Designed to be used by professional therapists.
  • Can be customised for spas.

A spa product line dedicated to the use of organic products and natural ingredients

(Criteria)

Natural Product Line of the Year

  • A product line that demonstrates unique and innovative qualities.
  • Can (but does not have to) have beneficial health effects.
  • Goes above and beyond industry norms.
  • Is both popular and results-oriented.
  • Is wholly dedicated to the use of organic products and natural ingredients.

A spa facility with an extensive menu that offers a range of male-oriented treatments, such as sports massage and specialty facials for men.

(Criteria)

Men’s Spa of the Year

  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Provides a retreat away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional therapeutic and holistic treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

AFRICA SPA AWARDS

A spa facility committed to wellness in the regions: North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and islands, A range of innovative therapies must be offered, including beauty and wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments and lifestyle consultations.

(Criteria)

Spa of the Year (Africa regions)

  • Is located within Africa regions (includes North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and islands).
  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Is pioneering new methods of relaxation for guests.
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers expansive and innovative wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments, healthy dining and lifestyle consultations.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional, therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Offers healthy spa cuisine.
  • unique spa design
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

A spa facility committed to wellness in the regions: Northern Africa,A range of innovative therapies must be offered, including beauty and wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments and lifestyle consultations.

(Criteria)

Spa of the Year (Africa regions)

  • Is located within Africa regions (includes North Africa).
  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Is pioneering new methods of relaxation for guests.
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers expansive and innovative wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments, healthy dining and lifestyle consultations.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional, therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Offers healthy spa cuisine.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

A spa facility committed to wellness in the regions: North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and islands, A range of innovative therapies must be offered, including beauty and wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments and lifestyle consultations.

(Criteria)

Spa of the Year (Africa regions)

  • Is located within Africa regions (includes North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and islands).
  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Is pioneering new methods of relaxation for guests.
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers expansive and innovative wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments, healthy dining and lifestyle consultations.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional, therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Offers healthy spa cuisine.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

An spa operating from a property in a safari location offering bush spa services

(Criteria)

  • Is located within Africa regions (includes West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa).
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers traditional, therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

A day spa is a business which provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation, through treatments such as facials, massages, etc. Typically, a guest will visit a Day Spa without requiring accommodation.

(Criteria)

Day Spa of the Year

  • A stand-alone spa facility that does not offer residential lodging.
  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to wellness.
  • Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for mind, body and spirit.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative spa menu, including a wide selection of traditional therapeutic and holistic treatments, including a unique signature treatment.
  • Has well-trained, skilled therapists.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

An eco-spa is a spa with full spa facilities that may be constructed using sustainable woods such as bamboo, energy –efficient lighting, heating and insulation, recycled or reclaimed furniture or décor. The spa or property may also offer eco related programmes.

(Criteria)

  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative, eco-oriented approach to wellness.
  • Demonstrates unwavering commitment to environmentally sustainable development, environmental impact, economical and social development, energy efficiency, conservation, management, use of land and the staff, customers and community involvement.
  • Shows a commitment to the environment through innovative green initiatives (practices that limit environmental impact and reduce the brand’s carbon footprint – especially in the area of water consumption).
  • Uses natural, locally sourced resources and indigenous rituals specific to the particular region (where possible).
  • Goes above and beyond standard eco-saving measures.
  • Sets new eco benchmarks.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.

A medical spa that operates under supervision of an on-site health care professional operating within their scope of practice integrating both spa and medical services

Criteria:

Medi-Spa of the Year

  • Has a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to beauty and wellness.
  • Offers an extensive and innovative menu of medi-focused/clinical treatments.
  • Is pioneering new methods of beauty technology, treatments and products.
  • Is led by medically trained spa professionals.
  • Guests choose the facility in order to improve beauty and health, as well as wellness of mind, body and spirit.
  • Is committed to driving the spa industry forward.
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