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Press release – Nominations for the European HEALTH & SPA AWARD 2017 are out now!


Vienna, June 16, 2016 - The 9th time the ceremony of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs now held in the name of the Agency for Health & Wellness. The winners and all nominees will be awarded on June 21, 2017 at the Park Hyatt Vienna on the annual gala evening.

Park Hyatt Vienna

The award is regarded as the only independent awards for health and Spa innovations and Spa manager throughout Europe.

After a long and elaborate jury process, the nominees will be awarded soon. This year's 42 nominees were able to demonstrate their sovereignty and quality in ten categories. The categories to be distinguished are first the best employees and the best treatments of a Spa, as well as entire spa facilities and the latest innovations in the fields of technology and cosmetics. An important part of the selection process for the best submitted product, hotel or spa in the respective category was not only the jury but also again the anonymous test and mystery check.

Visit our website for a complete list of all nominees for the year 2017! (Simply click on the link!)

In addition to a prize, the award is endowed with a total value of almost 30,000,- euro. The best submissions will be awarded as part of a gala evening in Vienna and awarded the European Health & Spa Awards on site. These will be held in the luxurious Park Hyatt Vienna for the first time on June 21 this year. In the most beautiful hotel of the city, the agency invites the high-ranking company representatives and top of the European wellness industry to a glamorous gala. There is also a guided tour of the city's most elegant and largest spa on request. To do this, please register at least one day in advance.

Besides this exceptional location, there is also another musical highlight this year, which is particularly noteworthy this time. "We are very proud to present to you this year with Elias Meiri and his quartet a musical world star with great musicians. So Clara Montocchio will take over the part of the vocals and Janis Raptis on the guitar and Daniel Aeby on drums takes care for the right swing. The Israeli Meiri, among others, was at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and played with numerous jazz legends, including Dizzie Gillespie, Dave Liebmann and Steve Großmann. This musical program gives the evening even more brilliance, "said the head of the agency Norbert Hintermayer.

The evening will be accompanied by the enchanting ORF presenter Olivia Peter. So are among the heads of lots of top manager and celebrities.

Not by accident, the lucrative award of the Agency for Health & Wellness is compared with the "Oscar” in the film industry. Aim of the institution is to reward outstanding achievements and innovations in the industry, as well as to announce the quality of individual wellness and their innovations across Europe. Important is not only the quality status quo of a company, but also how far this can contribute to secure the future of the operation.

Not just a team of skilled and passionate mystery tester was helpful in assessing undeniably high quality standards, the jury of experts, leaders and individuals in business and the media were also important to assess. A representative of the jury Sven Huckenbeck, who has just won the "Pink Diamond Award" in Paris for his outstanding achievements as a SPA manager, will also present on stage the laudation of the winners.

For the evaluation in the jury a holistic view of the company and the SPA as well as, eight individual categories were crucial for the eventual evaluation: design & technology, health, offer & service, benefits, economy, sustainability, creativity and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Since 2013, the final score of the participants is also supplemented awarded by "Brilliants" from a certain number of points. Companies can get 1 to 4 brilliants according to the points. This should help to differentiate an achieved high performance, as well as to communicate a more vivid form of the award to the guests.

If you want to be among the best of the best of our European wellness companies, you are cordially invited to join us on our gala evening. You will find the registration for the event on the website of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARD or by following this link.

GALA program on June 21, 2017 at the Park Hyatt Vienna

·         19:00 Check-in

·         20:00 Welcome: by Olivia Peter, ORF presenter

·         20:05 A live performance of Elias Meiri Quartet

·         20:30 Presentation of nominations

·         21:00 Gala dinner & music

·         22:00 Presentation of the winner

·         23:00 After show party

Dress code: evening dress and tie

For more information or links:

European HEALTH & SPA AWARD: www.health-spa-award.com.

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Image_1 - The lucky winners and nominees of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs 2016

Image_2 - Gala evening at the © Park Hyatt Vienna

Image_3 - Olivia Peter presenter of the gala evening

© Agency for Health & Wellness / Reinhard Amminger

Image_4 - Arany Spa at the © Park Hyatt Vienna
Image 5 - Gala evening at the © Park Hyatt Vienna

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Contact for inquiries:
Monika Licht
Agency for Health & Wellness
Redtenbachergasse 1/20, 1160 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 33 22 056
Email: infoathealth-spa-award.com
Web: www.health-spa-award.com