South Africa, Cape Town, 5 March 2012; REGARDED
as the pinnacle of achievement for five-star luxury hotel and resort spas, World Spa Awards set the benchmark for world-class spa facilities, quality, innovation and unsurpassed service standards. At a glittering awards ceremony last night in London, One&Only Cape Town Spa clinched Best Hotel Spa
in Africa – the latest in a string of honours recognising the Spa as the best on the continent.
World Spa Awards invite top facilities around the world to participate and a panel of expert judges select the finalists after a vigorous and unbiased judging process. The final winner is selected for each category following a visit from both an official judge and a mystery judge. The awards are regarded as the 'Oscars' of the spa industry and winning the best in Africa award is an outstanding achievement for the three-year-old facility, the biggest stand-alone spa in Cape Town.
Situated on its own waterside island, One&Only Cape Town Spa plays host to some twelve treatment rooms, his and hers Thermal Suites, a Relaxation Room and an outdoor yoga pavilion.
The Spa is the only facility in South Africa to have a dedicated Bastien Gonzalez studio featuring the cult foot specialist's unique hand and feet treatments and it is also the only spa in South Africa
to provide a menu of beauty and body treatments using the famed ESPA range of products and treatments. These are on offer in conjunction with a specially developed menu of body treatment 'journeys'. Aside from the extensive menu of offerings, it is the renowned service and professionalism that has ensured the Spa's status as the best in Africa.
For Rosemary Read, Spa Manager, and her team, receiving recognition at the world's most important spa awards is an outstanding achievement, the result of hours of dedication, training and a commitment to maintaining and improving One&Only Cape Town Spa on a daily basis. Already regarded as the best in the city, if not in South Africa, to be recognised as the best in Africa is reason to smile indeed.
Other recent international accolades include SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award for best Spa in Africa and Best Spa Interiors in Africa as well as a Spa Silver Sage Readers Choice Award for Best Spa in the Middle East and Africa in 2011.