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European HEALTH & SPA AWARDS 2016 – this are the winners!


Vienna, September 17, 2016 – On the evening of September 15, the prize-giving ceremony of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARD finally took place at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna. Numerous guests from all over Europe and the top of the Health and Wellness business gathered to celebrate the winners and nominees of the award for the 8th time now. But this year’s gala event had an additional occasion to celebrate: The 10-Years-Anniversary of number one trade magazine for Health & Wellness: WELLNESS WORLD Business. The awards were endowed by the Agency for Health & Wellness, the total value of the prizes amounted to almost € 30,000.

Die Gewinner und Nominierte der European HEALTH & SPA AWARDS 2016 (C) michael jeuter

37 nominees in total accomplished to be chosen for the European HEALTH & SPA AWARD this year. After a long term of hard work and pinpointing evaluation of all participants, the winners of this year’s competition have finally been announced at the gala event in luxuriant environment at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna on September 15, 2016. The gala devoted to everyone, who received a nomination at this unique award. Organizer of the award and head of the Agency for Health & Wellness, Norbert Hintermayer, addressed the audience with a short opening speech: The 2016 prize-giving gala was not only the 8th time of the European HEALTH & SPA AWARD ever been held, but also a splendid ceremony for the 10-years-anniversary of trade magazine WELLNESS WORLD Business, which was founded in 2006. Special guest Franz Hartl, PhD, managing director of Austria’s Tourism Bank referred in his opening speech to the success of Wellness in hospitality business. The award ceremony was presented by ORF-presenter Olivia Peter, whose greatest charm helped to make the event a great success. Suitable background music was provided by the band “Paul Temmel Quartett”.

The event was implemented by the Agency for Health & Wellness with support from Wellness World Business.

The awards are the result of an independent jury and represent the toughest independent evaluation in Europe, because many submitters drop out of the strict procedure. An extensive questionnaire and a mystery check is based on the assessment. The evaluation is carried out on the basis of 8 criteria points (design & engineering, health, offers & service, economy, benefit, creativity, sustainability and social corporate responsibility (SCR)). The European HEALTH & SPA AWARD have been awarded in 9 different categories. Honored have been European wellness companies, spa manager, product innovations and treatments.

The Winners and the awardees of the brilliants

Get an overview of the winners when you click on the link!

Get an overview of the nominees when you click on this link!


For more information:
European HEALTH & SPA Award 2016:  www.health-spa-award.com

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Photo link: Winner photo 2016
Image text: f.l.t.r.: Franz J. Pirktl (Alpenresort Schwarz, A), Dr. Petra Herz (Merkur Lifstyle, A), Daniel Lathan (sonami AG, FL), Angelika Baur-Schermbach (Face & Body Day Spa, D), George Vellidis (Costa Navarino, GR), Piero Zecchini (Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, IT), Patrizia Bortolin (Borgo Egnazia, IT), Gertraud  Krobath, MSc  (Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf, A) Andrea Graf (Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf, A), Manuel Spiller (Dr. Spiller, D)
© Agency for Health & Wellness / Michael Jeuter

Photo link: Nominated 2016
Image text: The winners and 37 nominees the European HEALTH & SPA AWARDs by 2016!

© Agency for Health & Wellness / Michael Jeuter

HD Pictures of the gala evening can be downloaded here!

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Gabriele Lasser , MA
Press European HEALTH & SPA AWARD - Agency for Health & Wellness
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