GALA SPA AWARDS: Alek Wek is Beauty Idol 2011


Premium people magazine awards renowned commendation to top model

The combination of genuine charisma and a wonderful personality is what convinced the GALA SPA AWARDS jury: this year’s award in the Beauty Idol category goes to top model Alek Wek, who was the first ever African model to grace the cover of Elle magazine.

Award ceremony: Viva con Agua receives GALA SPA AWARD for improving drinking water supply in developing countries


In light of recent events, donations for Japan will be collected during the awards ceremony.

This year’s GALA SPA AWARD in the “Special Prize“ category goes to the international non-profit association, Viva con Agua. The association was founded in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg and has been awarded the prize for its commitment to improving the drinking water supply in developing countries, as well as its contribution to the protection of rivers and lakes.

Forsa survey: people want Sandra Bullock and George Clooney to serve them breakfast in bed


Breakfast in bed – surely there’s no better start to a relaxing weekend? Especially if it’s served by a celebrity! 37% of German women want their breakfast served by George Clooney, which is hardly surprising, given that the actor is thought of as an eternally attractive bachelor – and not just in his movies. German actor Til Schweiger comes second (34%), closely followed by Johnny Depp in third place (33%).

Exclusive forsa survey: two thirds of all Germans state that they have a good balance between their professional and private lives / Being in the company of friends is important for relaxation


64% of the German workforce manages to incorporate moments of relaxation in their everyday life on a regular basis. 60% try to complete their work and other duties with the aim of giving them enough time for hobbies, leisure time and relaxation. These are the results of a representative forsa survey commissioned by GALA magazine in the run-up to the GALA SPA AWARDS ceremony.

GALA SPA AWARDS Jury announces nominees for 2011


High level of participation for the internationally renowned beauty and spa award

A total of 118 care product lines with 313 products and 155 hotel and day spa concepts from 26 countries applied for the GALA SPA AWARDS 2011. The nominees for the renowned award have now been decided.

Winners of the GALA SPA AWARDS 2010


On Saturday, 20 March, the people’s magazine GALA and the Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa presented the GALA SPA AWARDS. Around 200 top-class guests attended the glamorous event in Baden-Baden, including numerous prominent figures from the world of business, culture and showbiz, and well-known representatives from the cosmetics industry and the luxury hotel sector.



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