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Asia’s Best in Spa and Wellness Industry

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On November 14, the W Hong Kong was transformed into an oriental palace of shimmer and gold with the ninth annual AsiaSpa Awards.

asiaspa-awardsNominees, industry insiders and honoured guests alike all fancied up according to the ‘Maharajas & Maharanis’ theme for the much-anticipated evening.

In recognition of the industry’s finest in 21 categories, awards voted on by a panel of 18 expert judges were presented to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products that have exhibited outstanding achievements in not only luxury standards, but also innovation and ecological awareness in the wellness fields.

The splendid evening saw over 350 leading spa professionals gathering to pay tribute to the winners who have advanced the quality for spas in the region. The big winners of the night included ESPA at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, which took home ‘Spa of the Year (Southeast Asia & the Pacific)’, while ‘Spa of the Year (North & West Asia)’ went to Ananda Spa at Ananda in the Himalayas in India. Aromatherapy Associates was awarded Spa Product Line of the Year, and Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai On The Bund at Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund in China was recognised as ‘Urban Spa of the Year’, and Cocoon Medical Spa in Bali, Indonesia received ‘Medi-Spa of the Year’.

“2013 has been an exceptionally interesting year, with many new spas and products entering the ninth AsiaSpa Awards,” says Vivienne Tang, Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa magazine. “It was extremely refreshing to see that some of these newcomers walked away with an award.”

The exquisite trophies were provided by Baccarat with additional event sponsorship by W Hong Kong, ila, Bodywize and Kaprice. AsiaSpa would like to extend a special thank you to the W Hong Kong for hosting this year’s AsiaSpa Awards.

Here are the winners of this year:

ritz-krabi-espaSpa of the Year (Southeast Asia & the Pacific): ESPA at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand

Spa of the Year (North & West Asia): Ananda Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Urban Spa of the Year: Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai On The Bund, Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, Shanghai, China

Day Spa of the Year: Divana Massage & Spa, Bangkok, Thailand

New Spa of the Year: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, China

Men's Spa of the Year: Jiwa Spa, Conrad Bali, Indonesia

Spa Retreat of the Year: Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa – Bali, Indonesia

Eco-Spa of the Year: Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

Medi-Spa of the Year: Cocoon Medical Spa, Bali, Indonesia

Spa Association of the Year: Spa & Wellness Association Singapore (SWAS), Singapore

Spa Personality of the Year: Rob Buckley, The Giving Touch

In-Spa Training of the Year: Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

Spa Design of the Year: ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Spa Treatment of the Year: ‘‘1-6-8’ (‘yi-liu-ba’)’, The Spa at Encore, Wynn Macau, Macau

Men's Spa Treatment of the Year: ‘Bukit Gantang Warrior Treatment’, Spa Village Pangkor Laut, YTL Hotels, Malaysia

Medi-Spa Treatment of the Year: ‘Ultimate Skin Tightening and Lifting Program’, Sense of Touch Medi Spa, Central, Hong Kong

Spa Product Line of the Year: Aromatherapy Associates

Anti-Ageing Product Line of the Year: Comfort Zone - Skin Regimen

Natural Product Line of the Year: ila

Men's Product Line of the Year: Pevonia Botanica - Pevonia Botanica Spa Care for Him

Spa Cuisine of the Year: COMO Shambhala Estate, COMO Hotels and Resorts, Bali, Indonesia
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