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Thailand Wins Most AsiaSpa Awards

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Thailand picked up the largest number of awards at the AsiaSpa Awards Ceremony, which was held in The Salon of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The awards, organised by AsiaSpa magazine and now in their fourth year, celebrate the best spas in terms of innovation and quality, and are voted on by 29 independent judges.

Thailand's winners include: Holistic Spa, Kamalaya in Koh Samui Destination Spa of the year, The Oriental Spa, Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok taking the Urban Spa award, Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui winning Day Spa of the Year TRIA Integrative Wellness, Bangkok winning Medi-Spa, The Barai, Hyatt Regency, Hua Hin taking the newly crested Spa Design Award. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok won the Spa Treatment Award while The Dheva Spa, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai took home the Holistic Treatment Award, and Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin won Spa Cuisine.

Indonesia also came up with numerous winners, with Bali walking away with Spa Capital of the Year, Spa Village Resort snapped up the New Spa Award and Jara Menari won The Spa Therapist’s Team award. The Philippines, Hong Kong and Cambodia all had winners too, and while big brands Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts were represented, independent spas Sense of Touch and the Shinta Mani Spa also made the winner's podium.

The Winners of the AsiaSpa Awards 2008 are:

• Destination Spa of the Year: Holistic Spa, Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand 
• Urban Spa of the Year: The Oriental Spa, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand 
• Day Spa of the Year: Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui, Thailand 
• New Spa of the Year: Spa Village Resort, Tembok Bali, Indonesia 
• Spa for Men of the Year: The Mandarin Barber, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong 
• Spa Retreat of the Year: The Farm, The Philippines 
• Eco-Spas of the Year: Six Senses Resorts & Spas 
• Socially Responsible Spa of the Year: The Shinta Mani Spa, Shinta Mani Hotel and Institute of Hospitality, Siem Reap, Cambodia 
• Medi-Spa of the Year: TRIA Integrative Wellness, Bangkok, Thailand 
• Asian Spa Capital of the Year: Bali, Indonesia 
• Spa Association of the Year: Australasian Spa Association 
• Spa Event of the Year: Cosmoprof Asia 2007, Hong Kong 
• Spa Personality of the Year: Catherine Feliciano-Chon, CatchOn & Company, Hong Kong 
• In-Spa Training of the Year: CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 
• Spa Academy of the Year: Frederique Academy, Hong Kong 
• Spa Design of the Year: The Barai, Hyatt Regency, Hua Hin, Thailand 
• Spa Treatment of the Year: Himalayan Tsangpo Ritual – CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 
• Holistic Treatment of the Year: Inner Flow Therapy, The Dheva Spa, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
• Men's Spa Treatment of the Year: 'Cheers to Beers' Therapy, Sense of Touch, Hong Kong 
• Spa's Therapist Team of the Year: Jari Menari, Bali, Indonesia 
• Spa Product of the Year: Comfort Zone 
• Anti-Ageing Product of the Year: Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, Elemis 
• Natural Products of the Year: Aromatherapy Associates 
• Men's Product of the Year: Optimale Refreshing Eye Contour Care by Payot Homme 
• Spa Cuisine of the Year: Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand 
• Spa Marketing of the Year: Pevonia

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