AsiaSpa Awards 2009
13 November 2009 - Last night the winners
of the fifth AsiaSpa Awards, presented by AsiaSpa
magazine, the region's most recognised spa and wellness publication, were announced
and honoured at a glittering evening in Hong Kong. Celebrating the best in innovation
and quality in spas around the region, the 27 categories voted on by 28 independent
judges were won by spas, spa personalities, associations and resorts that have
set the benchmarks for quality and service in the region.
It was a night
of glitz and glamour as Asia's spa community came together to celebrate its finest.
Themed "La Belle Époque", the event saw guests dressed to the
nines in their most elegant 1920s fashion. Women dressed in their finest feathers,
jewels and silky dresses, while the men came in fedoras, vests and suits.
The big winners of the night included Thailand which won for "Destination
Spa of the Year" for Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket as well as "Asian
Spa Capital of the Year". Green T. House in Beijing also won for "Day
Spa of the Year" as well as "Spa Design of the Year". "Spa
Event of the Year" went to the Global Spa Summit held at Interlaken, Switzerland.
In the first year for the category "Best Children's Spa Menu of the Year",
the Ice Cream Spa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island emerged as the category's
"The year has been a particularly tough one for the
spa and wellness industry, yet some spas, brands and resorts have come out even
stronger than before. The highly respected ASA are there to recognise the very
best of the best and push forward the whole industry to higher standards."
said Olivier Burlot, Managing Director of Blu Inc Media.
has the largest number of spas under development of any region in the world, a
fact that is reflected in the magazine's pages," said AsiaSpa's Editor-in-Chief,
Rebecca Walker. "We are looking forward to an exciting 2010."
at Hong Kong's classy Armani Bar, guests enjoyed buffet treats and musical beats
supplied by the bar. Bombay Sapphire cocktails flowed freely and Baccarat's stunning
glass jewellery was showcased by the presenters. Guests walked away with special
gifts from Aromatherapy Associates, spa vouchers from City of Dreams in Macau,
Fiji Water, LCN products and Baan body products.
of the AsiaSpa Awards 2009 are:
Spa of the Year: Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket, Thailand
Spa of the Year: Bliss Spa, W Hotel, Hong Kong
Spa of the Year: Green T. House, Beijing
Spa of the Year: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya
for Men of the Year: Chuan Spa at Langham Place Mongkok, Hong Kong
Retreat of the Year: COMO Shambhala Retreat, Uma Ubud, Bali
of the Year: Spa by Mandara, Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives
Responsible Spa of the Year: The Shinta Mani Spa, Cambodia
of the Year: S Medical Spa, Bangkok
Spa Capital of the Year: Thailand
Association of the Year: APSWC - Asia-Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition
Spa Event of the Year: Global Spa
Spa Personality of the Year:
Karina Stewart, Co-founder, Brand & Concept Director, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
In-Spa Training of the Year: CHI,
The Spa at Shangri-La
Spa Academy of the
Year: Banyan Tree Spa Academy
Design of the Year: Green T. House, Beijing
Children's Spa Menu of the Year: Ice Cream Spa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Spa Treatment of the Year: "Hilot
Trilogy", Mandala Spa & Villas, Boracay
Treatment of the Year: "Sound and Stone", Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat,
Men's Spa Treatment of the Year:
"Man Space Healing Balance Massage", i.sawan Residential Spa & Club,
Grand Hyatt, Erawan Bangkok
Team of the Year: Mandarin Oriental
Product of the Year: Algotherm
Product of the Year: Aromatherapy Associates, 'Fine Line Face Oil'
Product of the Year: ilã, 'ilã Face Oil for Glowing Radiance'
Men's Product of the Year: Pevonia,
'Easy-Glide Shaving Emulsion'
of the Year: The Farm, Philippines
Marketing of the Year: CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
Lantana Spa at JW Marriott San Antonio
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Hill Country Lavender Farm tour,
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