UAE. The winners of the third Middle East Spa Awards, the region’s ultimate recognition of excellence in the spa and wellness industry, were crowned this morning at a spectacular breakfast ceremony held at The Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai, on the opening day of The Hotel Show.
Sponsored by The Address Hotel, the awards were judged by an international panel of independent industry experts and attracted a record 77 entries from spas throughout the Middle East in 10 different categories including: best green initiative, best spa marketing, best spa therapist, best independent spa, best destination spa and best hotel spa.
Frederique Maurell, Event Director for The Hotel Show said: “The exceptional calibre of entries received this year highlights the international standards of spas in our region. As the largest and most influential hospitality supplies event in the Middle East, The Hotel Show has consistently showcased the best products and services from around the world, and to see this excellence carried through to the Awards only adds to the show’s stature.”
Middle East Spa 2012 Winners:
• Green Initiative Award: Six Senses, Zighy Bay
• Spa Marketing Award: The Spa – The Address, Marina
• Spa Therapist Award: Anni Loma – Zen The Spa, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Devi Iranti – Zen the Spa, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
• Spa Director/Manager Award: Dr.Mary Ann – Al Nahda Resort & Spa
• Spa Design Award: Spa Aquatonic – Crowne Plaza, Kuwait
• Signature Facial Treatment Award: Amara Spa – Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi
• Signature Body Treatment Award: Ahasees Spa & Club – Grand Hyatt, Dubai
• Best Independent Spa Award: Sensasia Urban Spa - Emirates Golf Club
• Best Destination Spa Award: Banyan Tree Spa Alwadi
• Best Hotel Spa Award: Ahasees Spa & Club – Grand Hyatt, Dubai
The Hotel Show runs until 17th May 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Entry is free for industry professionals with registration conducted on-site.
About The Hotel Show
Organised by dmg, The Hotel Show now in its 13th year is the largest full spectrum hospitality and supplies event for the MENA region, bringing the best of regional and international manufacturers together with qualified buyers to meet the demands of burgeoning regional hospitality market. The esteemed event provides unmatched networking and sourcing opportunities and functions as an unsurpassed business to business platform for everyone and anyone in the industry and satisfies a growing requirement for a one stop shop for hospitality organizations.
The Hotel Show’s main knowledge partners for 2012 are Euromonitor and Ventures Middle East. The Hotel Show has also partnered with the top (three ) international interior design associations: the International Interior Design Association and the Association of Professional Interior Designers to oversee the award and conference programs.
The Hotel Show has received confirmation of participation from companies in Germany, France, Turkey, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cyprus and Thailand from miscellaneous organisations including: Poly Products, Rikan,Sealy Mattress, Intercoil, DFMC with King Koil and Serta, Cassiopeia, Diversified, Life Fitness, Technogym, Intermetal, Burgess, Siji Lifestyle, Romeo Design, Mega Building Materials with Catalano, Capannoli, Porta Nadia, First International with Taylor Dunn & Columbia Par Car, Sun & Shades, Bose, Vingcard El Safe, Zio Technologies, Metallic Equip, Floor Expo, Carpets Inter and Gemm Productions.