Indonesian brands were among the winners as 350 luxury spa professionals gathered at the luxurious W Hong Kong for the AsiaSpa Awards 2012 to toast top spas, hotel and resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products.
COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali took home Destination Spa of the Year and Pevonia Botanica, used at hotels and spas in Bali and Jakarta, was awarded Spa Product Line of the Year at the event on Nov. 15.
There were not only awards for achievements in luxury standards, but also innovation, ecological awareness and exceeding the benchmark in spa training.
Banyan Tree boasted not one but two awards at the end of the night. Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was recognized as Urban Spa of the Year, and Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand, received In-Spa Training of the Year.
“2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new brands and spa additions. We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year. It has been a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually took home an award,” Vivienne Tang, editor-in-chief of AsiaSpa magazine, said.
Trophies were provided by Baccarat with additional event sponsorship by Thalissi, W Hong Kong, Alissi Brontë, Phytocéane, Acantha and Hedonist. (Jakarta Post)