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“Gala Spa Awards 2013”: application phase now open

Innovative concepts and products can be submit to the “Gala Spa Awards 2013” – Belgium and Poland can take part for the first time

(Hamburg, Germany – August 15th, 2012) Fantastic spa locations and luxury hotels, innovative beauty products, and extraordinary treatments are once again being sought for the “Gala Spa Awards 2013”, which are awarded by premium people and lifestyle magazine GALA in cooperation with Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa. Companies from 29 countries can now submit their unique care products and locations for consideration in the most important international beauty and spa awards by September 28, 2012. Companies from Belgium and Poland will be able to take part in the competition for the first time this year.

Gala Spa Awards 2013Applicants can submit the required documents via for one of seven categories: Luxury Concepts, Innovation Concepts, Cult Concepts, Men Concepts, Treatment Concepts, Luxury Hotel City/Resort, and Innovative Spa Concepts. Applications can only be submitted online. Additional awards include the “Beauty Idol” and “Special Prize” which are awarded to outstanding personalities.

The prestigious judging panel includes Gala editor-in-chief Peter Lewandowski, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa director Frank Marrenbach, stylist and publisher Armin Morbach and television host Sylvie van der Vaart, as well as other international spa experts.

“We are delighted to be able to honor the most innovative and outstanding spa and beauty concepts again next year, and are looking forward to receiving exciting applications,” says Gala editor-in-chief and jury member, Peter Lewandowski.

The 17th “Gala Spa Awards 2013” will be awarded in Baden-Baden on March 16, 2013. As part of a glamorous ceremony attended by well-known guests, a range of care products, hotels, and spas that meet the requirements of the sanus per aquam (= health through water) concept and stand out due to an outstanding innovative performance will be honored. A special highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of the “Beauty Idol” award, an award for a celebrity who stands out due to his or her positive attitude to life and lifestyle in accordance with the spa concept, and who has a special aura. “Beauty Idol” award winners from recent years include Julie Delpy, Karolina Kurkova, and Alek Wek, among others.

Your contact for all product categories is Saskia Stindl, phone +49-40-3703-5225, e-mail: [email protected]. For further information about the spa categories, please contact Katrin Rösche, phone +49-40-3703-4127, e-mail: [email protected].

The “Gala Spa Awards 2013”, which were established in 1996, is one of the most important beauty and spa awards in the world. Only first-class care products and hotels or locations that meet the holistic requirements of the “Gala Spa Awards 2013” are honored. The jury comprises the following members: television hosts Sylvie van der Vaart and Susann Atwell, Chairman of the European Spa Academy (ESA) Prof. Dr. Heinz Kroehl, dermatologist and professor of cosmetics sciences Prof. Dr. med. Martina Kerscher, CEO Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa Frank Marrenbach, stylist and publisher Armin Morbach, Gala editor-in-chief Peter Lewandowski, head of the Gala beauty department Frie Kicherer and Gala beauty editor and spa expert Ariane Häusler.