European HEALTH & SPA AWARD 2024

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Press release, Vienna, 1st July 2024

Again, the prestigious awards of the wellness industry, the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDS, were presented, this time for the 16th time. Even though the general conditions are still not really ideal due to the significant increase in costs, this gala was used to celebrate the best in the industry in Europe. The so-called "Oscars" of the SPA industry are the only independent awards in the health and wellness sector and honour Europe's best companies for their special achievements. The gala took place on 27 June 2024 in Vienna. Numerous entre-preneurs travelled from Europe to honour the great innovations and achieve-ments.

The winners and nominees of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs 2024 Copyright: © Agency for Health & Wellness / Alfred Arzt

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Numerous renowned companies also took part for the first time and successfully passed the demanding requirements. As every year, however, some failed to meet the holistic criteria. It can also be seen that comprehensive quality management is important.

The guests were welcomed with a glass of prosecco at the hotel Bristol Vienna. The festive ambience in the elegant Salon Schönbrunn with its atmospheric lighting and historical splendor was a worthy setting for the gala dinner. The tension slowly increased until the great voice of Eva Maria Neubauer (www.evamarianeubauer.com) and her accompaniment on the piano Gerhard Buchegger was heard at the beginning. The audience was moved and there was attentive silence. Every time if this voice fills the room, it is a special experience. She charged the musical program of the entire evening with emotion.

Before that, a cheerful presenter Julia Winkler took to the stage and opened the unique celebration.

Gala dinner
The 4-course gala dinner delighted the palate with a variation of light and digestible, healthy ingredients. The menu opened with marinated green asparagus and almond hummus on a herb salad, crunchy, fresh and rich in vitamins, followed by delicious green gazpacho with vegan yogurt and croutons. The culinary highlight followed, as every year, before the awards ceremony, with a tender roasted sea bass fillet accompanied by melanzanie caviar and dried tomatoes, very digestible at this time of year. The fruity conclusion to this composition was a champagne jelly combined with elderflower and fresh strawberries. It was accompanied by Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Rheinriesling and fruity Zweigelt - fine wines from the Josef Hintermayer winery in the “Weinviertel” region of Lower Austria.

Musical program
As already mentioned, the musical program this time was designed by the singer Eva Maria Neubauer (www.evamarianeubauer.com) and the pianist Gerhard Buchegger. They presented a variety of well-known songs, as well as poetic chansons - an ideal accompaniment to the gala dinner.

The nominees were presented to the audience at 20:30, despite the still difficult conditions due to ongoing crises in the economy, they gave a first impression of how innovative the various submissions were. In order to score points at the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs, it is necessary to reach a minimum number of points - winners need at least 30 points and in order to be nominated at all, 25 points are required.

The eight evaluation criteria, such as health benefits, sustainability, economy, creativity, offer and service, played an important role. Corporate Social Responsibility, the measures for good working conditions for the employees, is also important. The nominations were made in the categories Best SPA Manager, Best Destination SPA, Best Hotel SPA, Best Thermal Bath, Best Day-SPA, Best Medical SPA, Best Signature Treatments as well as Best Technical and Best Cosmetic Product Innovation and the category "Best Spa Innovation".

The evaluation was carried out by a jury of experts and mystery testers in a two-stage procedure, among them were experts from business and the media. Since 2013, the points awarded have also been supplemented by "Brilliants", which are awarded once a certain number of points have been reached. According to this system, companies can receive 1 to 4 Brilliants; the number of Brilliants reflects the quality achieved in a very descriptive way.

The Winners
At 21:30 the time had come - the tension was noticeable - and the much-awaited presentation of the awards in 10 categories began, with the presentation of the winners. The moderator Julia Winkler interviewed the winners, and before that, short laudations of the jury's evaluations were presented.

The trends in the important health and wellness industry were once again highlighted in a glamorous evening - the future guests of the hotels can once again look forward to new services and an increase in health benefits in the spa.

The winners and prize winners of the brilliants

For a complete overview of the winners, click on the link!

You can get an overall view of the nominees by clicking on this link!

The very descriptive number of "Brilliants" reflects the quality in a very memorable way.

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Caption: The winners and nominees of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs 2024
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Caption: The winners of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs 2024, l. to r. Greti Staffler (Villa Eden), Mirella Prandelli (Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda und Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti), Friedrich Kaindlstorfer (CURHAUS Marienschwestern), Teresa Brüning-Wolter (Dr. Spiller) Elisa Ladurner (Hotel Preidlhof) Diana Sicher-Fritsch (MentalSpaResort Fritsch am Berg), Horst Mayer (Mayrlife Altaussee), Dietmar Meraner (Wellwasser Technology)
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