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Spaasia Honours the Best and Raises the Bar at the 2007 Spaasia Crystal Awards

Spaasia Honours the Best and Raises the Bar at the 2007 Spaasia Crystal Awards (Forimmediaterelease.net) It was an evening of triumph, victory and glittering success for the nominees and winners at the 2007 SpaAsia Crystal Awards given last October 5, 2007 at a gala dinner held at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila, the Philippines.

SpaAsia Crystal Awards is the highlight of the SpaAsia Wellness Summit, an annual event organized by SpaAsia to honour and give due recognition to the crème de la crème of the spa and wellness industry. Awarding properties and individuals in various categories, the Awards, through a collective voice of leaders and experts in the industry, endorses the contributions that these properties and individuals have made that enhance the industry, spearhead trends, and change as well as exert an overall definition for the future direction of the industry.


Major destination winners include:

BEST HOTEL SPA – Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, and The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

BEST RESORT SPA – The Barai at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, Thailand

BEST WELLNESS RETREAT – COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri, Indonesia

BEST DESTINATION SPA - The Dheva Spa and Holistic Center, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Industry winners include:

BEST IN SPA EDUCATION PROGRAMME – ESPA International

BEST SPA CONSULTANT/COMPANY – ESPA International

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BEST SPA ACADEMY – Chiva-Som Academy

BEST HUMAN RESOURCE PROGRAMME – Six Senses Resort&Spas

BEST WELLNESS AND SPA GROUP – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mr. Michael Loh, Group Publisher and Editorial Director of Wellness Media says, “We are very proud that the SpaAsia Crystal Awards have gone this far and for many years have successfully recognized the invaluable achievement of the spa and wellness industry in Asia Pacific. This year, the SpaAsia Crystal Awards is more precious as it positions itself as the credible and most coveted award in the industry honouring the best and raising the bar.”


Special award recipients are:

MOST DISTINGUISHED INDUSTRY LEADER – Samantha Foster

PUBLISHER CHOICE AWARD – Spa Village Group

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the Nominees who made it on the list and the winners of this year’s SpaAsia Crystal Awards. We also thank the readers who contributed in voting for the Readers Choice Awards and we enjoin everyone to participate in next year’s awards,” says Mr Michael Loh.

Other winners are:

BEST SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE - Giraavaru Sacred Water Ritual - The Spa&Ayurvedic Retreat, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

BEST DAY SPA - LI’TYA Spa Dreaming St Kilda Sea Baths (AUS)

BEST COMPLEMENTARY&ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE CENTRE - COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri (INDO)

BEST PRODUCT - SIGNATURE BODY TREATMENT - KERSTIN FLORIAN Krauter Kur;
BEST PRODUCT - SIGNATURE FACIAL EXPERIENCE - ELEMIS Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial



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This much-awaited event singles out excellence in various categories of the spa and wellness industry in Asia Pacific. This is the moment that only one brand in each category will be accorded the honour to bask in the limelight for being the BEST among the BEST. SpaAsia Crystal Awards has become an accolade equivalent to receiving recognition of industry excellence in the Asia Pacific region.

Past recipients of the SpaAsia Crystal Awards include the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, JW Marriott Resort and Spa Phuket, Conrad Bali Resort&Spa, Spa Village Pangkor Laut Resort, Chiva-Som International Health Resort, The Farm at San Benito, The Sentosa Resort&Spa and Six Senses Resorts&Spas.

The SpaAsia Wellness Summit was held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines last October 3-5, 2007 and is organized by Wellness Media/Partners in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, Philippines.


For more event details, please contact:
Wellness Summit Secretariat’s Office
9 Temasek Boulevard, #15-03 Suntec Tower Two, Singapore 038989
Tel: +65 6220 6583
Fax: +65 6220 7162
Email: href="mailto:summit@spaasia.com">summit@spaasia.com
Website: www.wellnesssummit.com www.spaasia.com


About Wellness Media
Wellness Media publishes SpaAsia magazine and is the organizer of the SpaAsia Wellness Summit. SpaAsia is published bi-monthly out of Singapore for the region. SpaAsia is distributed over the entire Asia and into the Pacific Rim covering Japan, South China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, and right across into Indian Ocean and the Middle East. Besides being distributed into some of the better reputable newsstands and stores in the region, SpaAsia is also found in villas and suites of some of the finest destinations and brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, JW Marriott, The Peninsula, Aman, COMO Shambhala, Shangri-La, Grand Hyatt, and other boutique resorts and hotels. We are also prominently found in First Class and Business class lounges of renown carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, British Airlines Lufthansa, SilkAir, and Thai Airways with some being uplifted in-flight. In May 2007, Wellness Media successfully launched its second publication, SpaArabia magazine at the Wellness and Spas Middle East event in Dubai.
… SpaArabia is scheduled to debut its first annual SpaArabia Crystal Awards towards the end of the year. Stay tune for more updates and the unveiling of this prestigious event of the Middle East…

Media/Press Inquiries: (Mr.) Amante C. Amante, Jr. Mobile: (Thailand) +66897771981 E-mail: amante@spaasia.com

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