The Asia Spa Awards 2016
There are many reasons to visit Asia, among them to enjoy an exceptional and relaxing spa experience. Last month, Hong Kong hosted the 12th annual Asia Spa Awards. 400 industry leaders and guests attended one of the most anticipated events of the year. Themed “Eternal Beauty,” the evening was set aside to recognize and honor the resorts, hotels, spas, and retreats that raise the bar for innovation and excellence in the leisure sector.
The Pangkor Laut Spa Village in Perak, Malaysia was awarded Spa of the Year in Southeast Asia and Pacific region. The spa village is situated in an exquisite resort of lush gardens on the private island of Laut. Guests can enjoy the unique healing practices of Malaysia that combine Chinese, Malay and Indian treatments to bring maximum healing and peace.
The Spa of the Year Award for the North and West Asia region was awarded to Willow Stream Spa, which is part of the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. This spa takes visitors back to the elegance of the 1920s and 1930s, with a combination of ancient Chinese healing arts and local products that leave them rejuvenated and inspired.
Awards to Remember
The Asia Spa Awards was initiated in 2005. The event has earned significant respect for transparency, fairness and judgment, it is open to a wide variety of candidates and many types of travel. It began with 10 categories and has grown to 24 today. The purpose of the awards is to recognize outstanding effort to achieve the highest standards of excellence and innovation in the tourism and wellness industries. The awards committee seeks to honor spas, resorts and hotels that offer outstanding, relaxing and inspiring contemporary travel experiences.
So if you're wondering where you should spend your next vacation, here are three more leading resorts to consider:
1. The Panca Mahabhuta Rejuvenation Retreat, Fivelements, in Bali, Indonesia won Destination Retreat of the Year.
2. The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, in Chiang Rai, Thailand received the prestigious title of Destination Hotel/Resort of the Year
3. Romantic Hotel/Resort of the Year was given to Jumeirah Vittaveli, in Maldives, one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Have a restful and energizing holiday, you deserve it.