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One of my favorite occupations in life is to write about spas, try new spa treatments and identifying niche beauty products to be able to share with my readers and followers. Lucky me, I am a judge of the Spanish Spa Awards at the Piscina & Welllness exhibition.
The event took place from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December in halls 4 & 5 in Gran Via Venue in Fira Barcelona.The figures:
– 208 exhibitors
– 350 brands
– 60% international exhibitors
– From 23 countries
– 30.000m2 gross
– 10.000 visitors
The pool sector is enjoying one of its most successful periods, with an expanding market that demands innovation and equipment to make aquatic facilities more sustainable, experiential and easier to maintain.
The pool demand during the pandemic has grown between 25 and 30% in Spain and all over the world, especially in the US even more, like 40%.
Such fabulous figures for the industry and so good to have the most important pool and wellness in event in Barcelona.
The key words during the event have been: health, wellness and community.One of the event’s focal points was the Wellness Experience, the recreation of the perfect and state-of-the-art  wellness centre with a heated swimming pool, saunas, showers, a fitness area and treatment cabins. Organised by Tribuna Termal and designed by architect Santiago González from Naos.All the area was truly sustainable as the tubular foam floats used for the setting «the walls» of the area have been donated to several local swimming clubs and the water that has filled the pools on show at the event will be delivered to the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat to be reused for the cleaning of some of the streets in the municipality.Visitors were able to learn more about the design and the equipment and services required for a facility of this kind to ensure that it’s functional, profitable and sustainable.
The most important beauty brands showcased their rituals and new products, and visitors were able to try them:
Alqvimia: the brand was born with the premise of creating 100% natural cosmetics out of the utmost respect for nature and beauty.Morjana Cosmetics:  perfumed oils with 100% natural formula which nourishes, regenerates and protects your skin. You’ll be charmed by the diversity of their fragrances.Seaskin: the exclusive brand offers Eco Slow cosmetics 100% orgánics, natural and sustainable. From the nature to the body.Innat: brand developed by Marisa Juárez with selective cosmponents from New York and SpainUltratone: electronically stimulates muscles to promote an effective lifting and firming of selected areas, such as the buttocks, thighs, hips, stomach, waist, etc…Thomas: this fabulous water beds are ideal for new spa treatments:Experiencia Wellness: the most relaxing treatment with Tibetan bowls and floating in hot water and also the expert treatments by Irene Marañón.And in the first evening, the award ceremony took place, where I am one of the four judges, and the best spa was won by Aqva Banys Romans in Girona, best wellness resort for Las Caldas Villa Termal and best thalassotherapy centre: Thalasia Costa de Murcia Hotel & Spa.Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is the must exhibition if you are in the pool and wellness industry, no doubt the trends and the most important brands are to be found here. I am already looking forward to the event in 2023.