Press release

GALA SPA AWARDS 2014: application phase for GALA anniversary year top event now open

Innovative concepts and products can now be submitted

Hamburg, 16 July, 2013 – Fantastic spa locations and luxury hotels, innovative beauty products, and extraordinary treatments are once again being sought for the GALA SPA AWARDS, which are awarded at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in spring 2014. Companies from more than 30 countries can submit their unique care concepts and feel-good locations for consideration in the important international beauty and spa awards by August 31, 2013. Companies from Iceland and Oman will be able to take part in the competition for the first time this year. The GALA SPA AWARDS 2014 are one of the top events of the GALA anniversary year. The people magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. Applicants can submit the required documents via for one of seven categories: Luxury Concepts, Innovation Concepts, Cult Concepts, Men Concepts, Treatment Concepts, Luxury Hotel City/Resort, and Innovative Spa Concepts. Applications can only be submitted online. Additional awards include the “Beauty Idol” and “Special Prize” which are awarded to outstanding personalities.

“2014 is going to be a big year for GALA: The magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary and awards the 18th GALA SPA AWARDS in March. The award ceremony in our anniversary year will be more glamorous than ever. Hence, we look forward to receiving many exciting applications for 2014,” says GALA editor-in-chief and jury member, Christian Krug. The GALA SPA AWARDS will be awarded in Baden-Baden on March 15, 2014. As part of a glamorous ceremony attended by well-known guests, a range of care products, hotels, and spas that meet the requirements of the sanus per aquam (= health through water) concept and stand out due to an outstanding innovative performance will be honored. Special highlights of the evening in 2014 will once again be the announcement of the winners of the “Beauty Idol“ award and the “Special Price”. The “Beauty Idol” award honors a celebrity who stands out due to his or her positive attitude to life and lifestyle in accordance with the spa concept, and who has a special aura. “Beauty Idol” award winners from recent years include Toni Garrn, Julie Delpy, Karolina Kurkova, and Alek Wek, among others. The most recent “Special Prize” was awarded to Philippe Pierre Cousteau, grandson of French oceanographer and filmmaker, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The scientist, social entrepreneur and advocate of the resource-saving use of water continues the legacy of his grandfather. Your contact for all product categories is Saskia Stindl, phone +49-40-3703-5225, e-mail: For further information about the hotel and spa categories, please contact Katrin Rösche, phone +49-40-3703-4127, e-mail: Details concerning the application and the GALA SPA AWARDS 2013 are available at

The GALA SPA AWARDS were established in 1996 and belong to the most important international beauty and spa awards. Only first-class care products and hotels or locations that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS are honored. The jury comprises the following members: television hosts Sylvie van der Vaart and Susann Atwell, Chairman of the European Spa Academy (ESA) Prof. Dr. Heinz Kroehl, dermatologist and professor of cosmetics sciences Prof. Dr. med. Martina Kerscher, CEO Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa Frank Marrenbach, 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 333,605 copies (IVW data II/2013). The title is available at a copy price of 2.80 euros.

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