American Spa Announces Professional’s Choice Awards


Celebrating its fifth anniversary, American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards acknowledge the best of the best names and faces in the industry. We would like to share this year’s results of our readers’ votes, which reveal the favored spas, brands, equipment, properties, and professionals from 2009. Thank you so much for participating and we’re already looking forward to next year’s results!

The winners in each category are as follows:

Favorite Destination Spa: Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)

Favorite Spa Treatment Menu: Mayflower Inn & Spa (Washington, CT)

Favorite Resort Spa: Spa Montage at Montage Laguna Beach (CA)

Favorite Multiple Location Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spas

Favorite New U.S. Spa: Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL)

Favorite New International Spa: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence, Italy)

Favorite New City Spa: Caudalíe Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza (New York City)

Favorite Romantic Spa: The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico)

Favorite Cruise Spa: Spa Carnival (aboard Carnival Cruise Lines)

Favorite Medical Spa: Blue Medi Spa (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Favorite Day Spa: Spa Gregorie’s (Multiple Locations)

Favorite Health and Fitness Spa: Red Mountain Spa (Ivins, UT)

Favorite Selection of Retail Offerings at a Spa: Bliss (Multiple Locations)

Favorite Spa Cuisine: Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX)

Favorite Spa Consultant: Sylvia Sepielli (Sedona, AZ)

Most Influential Spa Leader: Deborah Szekeley from Rancho La Puerta

Favorite Company for Product Education: Éminence Organic Skin Care

Favorite Distributor: Universal Companies

Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support: Oakworks

Favorite Nailcare Line: OPI

Favorite Bodycare Line: Elemis

Favorite All-Natural Line: Aveda

Favorite Suncare Line: Dermalogica

Favorite Haircare Line: Pureology

Favorite Skincare Line: Éminence Organic Skin Care

Favorite Aromatherapy Line: Aromatherapy Associates

Favorite Cosmetics Line: Jane Iredale

Favorite Sensitive Skin Line: B. Kamins Chemist

Favorite Anti-Cellulite Treatment: Ionithermie

Favorite Acne Line: Glymed Plus

Favorite Anti-Aging Line: Pevonia Botanica

Favorite Men’s Line: Pevonia Botanica

Favorite Lightening Line: Bioelements

Favorite Ayurvedic Line: Tara Spa Therapy

Favorite Sunless Tanning Line: St. Tropez

Favorite Spa Software: Millenium by Harms

Favorite Laser and Light Equipment Manufacturer: Candela Corporation

Favorite Hydrotherapy Equipment Manufacturer: Hydroco

Favorite Aesthetic Equipment Manufacturer: Silhouet-Tone

Favorite Spa Uniforms Manufacturer: Spa Uniforms Inc.

Favorite Spa Sandal Manufacturer: Sensi

Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer: Oakworks

Feel free to share your thoughts below and help us congratulate the estimable winners and finalists. For full coverage of the awards, including a complete list of those acknowledged, please check out the December issue.


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