The winners of the 2010 AsiaSpa Awards were announced at a glamorous gala awards ceremony held in Hong Kong last Thursday.
Themed â€œEmerald Greenâ€, 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.
â€œThe spa industry is maturing in such an interesting way and I feel so lucky to be tracing its evolution in the magazine’s pages,â€ said Rebecca Walker, Editor-in-Chief.
â€œThis year’s awards are our biggest yet which is a wonderful reflection of healthy competition within the industry.â€
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: â€˜Opiumâ€™, 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