This year, Life Day Spa at the luxurious African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town took home the titles of Day Spa of the Year and African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa Therapist of the Year at the prestigious annual Professional Beauty Awards held in Johannesburg at the beginning of September.
The national Professional Beauty Awards honour top establishments in the beauty and spa industries. The awards are based on a written entry appraisal followed by an evaluation by “undercover judges” visiting shortlisted establishment as paying clients.
After its success as Best Day Spa of the Year in 2012, Life Day Spa Cape Town was nominated for three categories this year: Day Spa of the Year, Therapist of the Year, Spa Manager of the Year.
Established in 2010, Life Day Spa Cape Town offers a full spectrum of treatments, including those that make use of the prestigious La Prairie range. Its awards spree began in 2011, when it was awarded Best Hotel Spa in South Africa by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques.
Spa facilities include a steam room, sauna, Rasul chamber, floatation pool and pool deck with spectacular mountain views. Guests can complement their treatments with a visit to the pool bar for cocktails or lunch. A separate Nail Bar provides the perfect setting for a social spa experience and caters for events such as birthdays and bachelorette parties.
The Spa boasts its own Corporate and Events Manager, who is responsible for the tailoring and execution of large group or corporate wellness experiences.
Life Day Spa employs over 25 internationally-accredited therapists who undergo rigorous in-house training in addition to their formal training.
“At the end of the day it’s all about what happens in the treatment room – you can have the most beautiful spa with the best facilities, but the magic really happens between the therapist and the client,” comments Managing Partner John Lambrou. “We love and care for our people, and they in turn do the same for their clients,” he concludes.