AsiaSpa Awards celebrates its 2010 winners

The winners of the 2010 AsiaSpa Awards were announced at a glamorous gala awards ceremony held in Hong Kong last Thursday.

Themed “Emerald Green”, more than 400 of the industry’s top professionals mingled in Hong Kong’s newest design hotel, The Mira.

The coveted title of Destination Spa of the Year went to Koh Samui’s Kamalaya while the MiraSpa took home top honours as the year’s Best Urban Spa.

Spa Product of the Year went to British skincare brand Aromatherapy Associates and Bali won Spa Capital of the Year.

Other winners ranged from old favourites Chiva-Som in Thailand to the new Aman Spa at Amanfuyun in Hangzhou China. In the year’s new category, Most Innovative Spa, The edge Bali took home top honours.

“The spa industry is maturing in such an interesting way and I feel so lucky to be tracing its evolution in the magazine’s pages,” said Rebecca Walker, Editor-in-Chief.

“This year’s awards are our biggest yet which is a wonderful reflection of healthy competition within the industry.”

The winners of the AsiaSpa Awards 2010

Destination Spa of the Year: Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

Urban Spa of the Year: MiraSpa, The Mira, Hong Kong

Day Spa of the Year: Tirta Spa, Boracay, Philippines

New Spa of the Year: The Aman Spa, Amanfayun Hangzhou, China

Men’s Spa of the Year: i.sawan Residential Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Thailand

Spa Retreat of the Year: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Australia

Eco-Spas of the Year: Spa Alila, Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Socially Responsible Spa of the Year: Himalayan Healers, Nepal

Medi-Spa of the Year: S Medical Spa, Bangkok, Thailand

Asian Spa Capital of the Year: Bali, Indonesia

Spa Association of the Year: Asia-Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC)

Spa Event of the Year: Global Spa Summit, Istanbul, Turkey

Spa Personality of the Year: Susan Stein, Jari Menari, Bali Indonesia

Spa Academy of the Year: Banyan Tree Spa Academy, Thailand

In-Spa Training of the Year: ESPA

Spa Design of the Year: Oazia Spa, Oazia Spa Villas, Bali, Indonesia

Best Children’s Spa Menu: little lamb’s pediatric wellness place, Philippines

Spa Treatment of the Year: ‘Opium’, Sense of Touch, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Holistic Treatment of the Year: ‘Quantum Emotional / Physical Release’, Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand

Men’s Spa Treatment of the Year: ‘Gentlemen Only’, The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Spa’s Therapist Team of the Year: Jari Menari, Bali, Indonesia

Most Innovative Spa of the Year: The Spa at The edge, Bali, Indonesia

Spa Product of the Year: Aromatherapy Associates

Anti-Ageing Product of the Year: Somme Institute

Natural Product of the Year: ila

Men’s Product of the Year: Pevonia Botanica, ‘Spa Care for Him’

Spa Cuisine of the Year: The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

Spa Marketing of the Year: Chuan Spa, Langham Hotels & Resorts