Chaves Termas & Spa wins ESPA Innovation Award

Our partner Chaves Termas & Spa in Portugal wins in the category Spa & Health Resort Destination.

During the European Spa Association’s (ESPA) annual Congress in Rome the association awarded for the fourth time its prestigious "Innovation Awards". At a festive ceremony on 11 May 2017 the 14 finalists received their awards in six different categories. Our project partner Chaves Termas & Spa in Portugal won the Innovation Award in the category Spa & Health Resort Destination for its facilities, energy-saving measures and training in hydrotherapy.

According to ESPA, the objective of the award is "to stimulate exchange of experience, best practice and know-how". It addresses destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing. This is accomplished by means of more effective products, processes, services, technologies or ideas that are readily available to the market.

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