DAYSPA's 2012 Top Honors Slideshow

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We’d like to go out on a limb and declare 2012 the year of the spa comeback. Because when the editors at DAYSPA set out to research and select the 10 Top Honors winners that grace these slides, what we discovered was a renewed sense of ingenuity, innovation and, most importantly, a return to the kind of anticipatory service that this industry knows best. From one spa’s knack for turning a popular marketing promotion into a revenue-generating way of teaching the next generation of spa-goers about beauty and wellness to an enterprising employee who transcended challenging personal issues to become an inspiration to every client and colleague she meets—we salute these standout spas and their staff for bringing out the best of the industry.

1. DAYSPA Diamond honors a single-location spa that has mastered every aspect of the business.
2. Top Destination Spa recognizes a facility within a hotel or resort that provides exceptional service and treatments that also complement the spa’s surroundings.
3. Top Design honors a facility with outstanding functionality, originality of design, beauty and comfort.
4. Top Wellness Center honors a spa that exemplifies an outstanding hybrid of total health and beauty services.
5. Top Green Spa celebrates a facility that has gone above and beyond to incorporate green practices.
6. Top Marketing Campaign or Promotion honors an exceptional strategy that brings in new clients, generates word-of-mouth buzz and draws media attention.
7. Top Entrepreneur honors a spa owner who has made exceptional business strides under competitive and challenging circumstances.
8. Top Employee recognizes a VIP staff member who goes above and beyond to enhance clients’ experiences and devotion to the spa.
9. Top Boutique honors the spa that has done an exceptional job of buying and merchandising products to maximize retail income.
10. Top Website highlights a spa with an online web presence that not only provides information about treatments and services, but also helps to improve the overall guest experience.

And the winners are...



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