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Gaia Wins Best Luxury Destination Spa in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards

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. Gaia Retreat & Spa is honoured to have won Australia's Best Luxury Destination Spa in the Country category.

The World Luxury Spa Awards commends and recognise 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.
“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!”

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.
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.

•The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the Luxury Spa Industry.
•Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe.
•Established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for Luxury Spas.
•The World Luxury Spa Awards sets the spotlight on our spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and
industry experts.ury
•The Awards aim to encourage & raise service standards within the Luxury Spa Industry.
•The Awards judging criteria is purely based upon service excellence, size of a spa is not taken into
consideration during the nomination or voting phases.
•Voting is not reliant on a panel of judges but on industry spa goers who are able to cast their votes during the
official voting period on an annual basis.