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GALA SPA AWARDS 2014: The Nominees for the Internationally Renowned Beauty and Spa Award Have Been Decided

HAMBURG, Germany, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The 18th GALA SPA AWARDS takes place in Baden-Baden on March 15, and will be attended by prominent guests

The GALA SPA AWARDS 2014 is one of the most important international beauty and spa awards in the world. Only first-class care products and spas that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS, epitomised by the motto "sanus per aquam - health through water", reach the final selection. Companies from 30 countries were given the chance to submit their spa locations and luxury hotels, as well as innovative beauty products and exceptional treatments. In the current issue 11/14 of GALA magazine (available at news stands from today), the nine-member expert judging panel, including television presenter Sylvie Meis, stylist and publisher Armin Morbach, as well as GALA editor-in-chief, Christian Krug, presents the nominees in the product, hotel and spa categories. The winners will be honoured at the award ceremony for the 18thGALA SPA AWARDS 2014 at Brenners Park- & Spa-Hotel in Baden-Baden on March 15. The glamorous award is one of the highlights in the anniversary year of GALA magazine, which celebrates its 20th birthday.

A total of 115 hotel and day spa concepts, as well as 117 care product lines comprising 234 products, took part in the competition. The expert judging penal offer a special award for natural cosmetics for the first time, which will be announced only on the evening of the award ceremony itself.

In the "Luxury Concepts" category, the following products made the final selection:

3LAB - 3 LAB Super Cream, 3 LAB H Serum, 3 LAB Perfect Cleansing Scrub

Giorgio Armani - Crema Nera Extrema Supreme Reviving Cream

Shiseido - Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream

Nominees in the "Innovation Concepts" category include:

Lancôme - DreamTone

Sisley - Botanical D-Tox

Clarins - Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

The following concepts are nominated in the "Cult Concepts" category:

Glamglow - Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask

Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Clarisonic - Clarisonic Mia 2

The nominees in the "Men Concepts" category are as follows:

Lierac Premium Homme - Lierac Premium Homme Anti-Age Fluid

Kiehl's - Facial Fuel Heavy Lifting

Armani Men - Armani Men Perfect Master

The nominees in the "Treatment Concepts" category are:

Dr. Alkaitis - Skin Food Facial

La Biosthétique - Patch Gel Visage

!QMS - Ion Skin Equalizer

This year's nominees in the "Luxury Hotel City/Resort" category are:

Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad/ Swiss

Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul/ Turkey

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai/ United Arab Emirates

Nominees with a chance to win the prize in the "Innovative Spa Concepts" category are:

Anazoe Spa Costa Navarino in Peleponnes/ Greece

Como Shambhala Urban Escape at the Hotel Metropolitan in London/ United Kingdom

Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman

As a special highlight, this year's "Beauty Idol" and the winner of the "Special Prize" will be announced on the evening of the award ceremony itself.

Features that distinguish the "Beauty Idol" as a spa personality are an attractive appearance, vitality, a positive attitude and a health-conscious lifestyle that corresponds to the spa concept. Previous award winners include Toni Garrn, Karolina Kurkova, Julie Delpy, Vanessa Redgrave, Joseph Fiennes, Ornella Muti, and Iris Berben. With the annual "Special Prize", the judging panel honours people who have realised, added to and promoted the spa concept in an outstanding and professional manner. Previous award winners include the french scientist and social entrepreneur Philippe Pierre Cousteau, Benny Adrion for his commitment to the non-profit association, "Viva con Agua", photographer and ecologist Sebastian Copeland and the interior design icon and grande dame of elegant purism, Andrée Putman, among others.

Premium people and lifestyle magazine GALA awards the GALA SPA AWARDS together with co-initiator Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in conjunction with sponsors Basler, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA. Further event partners include La Biosthétique and Pommery.

More information about the nominees can be found in the current GALA issue (11/14, available at news stands from today) and at http://spa-awards.gala.de/.

About the GALA SPA AWARDS

The GALA SPA AWARDS is one of the most important international beauty and spa awards. Only first-class care products and hotels/locations that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS are honoured. The judging panel comprises the following members: television presenters Sylvie Meis and Susann Atwell, Prof. Heinz Kroehl, Chairman European Spa Academy (ESA), Prof. Dr. med. Martina Kerscher, dermatologist and professor of cosmetic science and Frank Marrenbach, Managing Director of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, as well as stylist and publisher Armin Morbach, GALA editor-in-chief Christian Krug, head of the GALA beauty department Frie Kicherer and GALA beauty editor Ariane Häusler.

About GALA

Every Thursday, premium people and lifestyle magazine GALA reports about celebrities from all over the world. With well-researched background information, GALA presents the stories behind the news. With exclusive pictures, insightful stories, honest interviews and brilliant photo sequences, GALA creates an intimate yet respectful closeness to the stars. Week after week, the magazine sets standards for trailblazing, glamorous journalism. The sold circulation of GALA ranges around 314,692 copies (IVW data IV/2013). The title is available at a copy price of 2.80 euros.

Press contact

GALA
PR / Communication
Andrea Wagner
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG
phone: ++ (0)40-3703-2980
e-mail: [email protected]

http://www.gala.de

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