Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa in the Magaliesburg is proud to announce their ‘finalist’ status at the recent prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards. “What an honour!” say the Spa team.

The annual announcement of the World Luxury Spa Awards winners marks the highlight of a year-long search for the
very best spas on the global front. The World Luxury Spa Awards commends and recognises outstanding achievements in service excellence, giving thanks to spas that have excelled.

The World Luxury Spa Awards programme reward those spas that have raised the bar of service excellence within a highly competitive industry over the past year. The World Luxury Spa Awards congratulate unsurpassed service excellence and put the spotlight on those spas representing only the finest standards.

The categories awarded in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards included Best Luxury Hotel Spa, Best Luxury Mineral
Spring Spa, Best Luxury Safari Spa, Best Luxury Emerging Spa, Best Luxury Fitness Spa, Best Luxury Destination Spa,
Best Luxury Wellness Spa, Best Luxury Resort Spa, Best Luxury Spa Group, Best Luxury Day Spa, Best Luxury Beauty Spa,
Best Luxury Boutique Spa and Best Luxury Medical Spa.

“2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new spa additions and the level of competition
where exceptional evident from the calibre of spas being nominated,” says Marinique de Wet, Executive Manager of
the World Luxury Spa Awards. “We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year, and it has been
a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually came out on top!”

Open to luxury spas in the respective categories, the World Luxury Spa Awards™ are recognized and respected on the
global front by the public and media at large and are universally acknowledged as the world’s leading awards initiative for luxury spas. France24 is the proud media partner to the World Luxury Spa Awards.

The winners and finalists were selected by means of an annual voting process where thousands of spa guests
worldwide have been given the opportunity to vote online in order to have the fairest judging process possible.
Competing spas in 2013 included small sized privately owned spas to globally renowned spa groups. Official voting closed on the 18th of March and the response and comments from voters were phenomenal. Thousands of votes & feedback came in from across the globe and as a result key brands and independent spas were rewarded for their extraordinary efforts. Award winning spas are announced on a country, continent and global basis.They stood up to the highest expectations and where tested by discerning spa-goers looking for the ultimate experience where only the absolute best is acceptable.
Marinique de Wet, Executive Manager, World Luxury Spa Awards™ said: “The World Luxury Spa Awards™ is the highest
accolade a spa can ever hope to receive. For participants the World Luxury Spa Awards™ challenge service excellence
and highlight the importance of constant improvement. The Award truly puts the Award winning spas ahead of their
peers from a marketing perspective. In addition to the honour, prestige and global exposure of winning a World Luxury
Spa Award, winners share in fantastic marketing benefits including online profiles and marketing guides that further
build staff moral and maintain credibility.

“Consumers are increasingly using the list of winners and finalists as a reliable guide and means of reassurance when
choosing their next spa destination evident from increasing visits to the Awards website”, says de Wet. “In these tough economic times our spas and wellness retreats have shown their anticipation to succeed and have come out even stronger than before. The World Luxury Spa Awards are there to recognise the very best of the best and raise the bar of service excellence even higher than before”, says Mrs Marinique de Wet. “We are delighted that the Spa Awards has become such an important highlight on the spa industry calendar and we are looking forward to an exciting 2014 registration year ahead”.

Recipients of this prestigious accolade see challenges as opportunities and stay ahead with strategic changes allowing
facilities and service to stay on par with global trends. We congratulate all our winners further to this outstanding

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