‘tis the season of awards…

VFMLID=44165031We’ve just had the results of our own homegrown AsiaSpa Awards, read here for the results, and last week the Mr & Mrs Smith Awards and SpaFinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards were also announced.
What a great time to be a spa or hotel in Asia.
Read on to find out who the big hitters are for Smith and Spafinder this year…

The Asian winners for Mr & Mrs Smith:

The Nam Hai, Vietnam – Best Spa Hotel
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia – The Eco Award
Huka Lodge, New Zealand – Above and Beyond
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji – Best for Families

Focusing on Asia, a host of properties came away with SpaFinder Wellness 260’s Wellness Travel Awards:

The big Crystal Award winners:
Oldie, but goodie, COMO Shambhala Estate Bali shows it still has what it takes by winning Best in Asia, pictured above.
And across the water, best in Australia / New Zealand was won by another established retreat, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland. Go Tony and Sharon!
Other big names included SHA Wellness Clinic Alicante in Spain, which won Best in Europe and Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona winning Best in North America.

Other Asian destination winners:
Best in Bhutan – COMO Shambhala Retreat, Paro
Best in Cambodia – Song Saa Private Island
Best in China – Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai Pudong
Best in India – Vana Malsi Estate Dehradun
Best in Japan – Gora Kadan, Kanagawa Prefecture
Best in Macau – Crown Spa at City of Dreams
Best in Malaysia – Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Best in Maldives – Four Seasons Resort at Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Best in Mauritius – LUX Belle Mare
Best in New Zealand – Aro Ha, South Island
Best in Philippines – The Farm at San Benito
Best in the Seychelles – North Island
Best in Singapore – ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
Best in South Korea – The Shilla Seoul
Best in Sri Lanka – Ulpotha, Dambulla
Best in Thailand – Kamalaya Koh Samui
Best in Vietnam – Fusion Maia Da Nang

Other Asian winners properties that won one of their numerous awards:
Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand
Gaia Retreat and Spa in NSW, Australia
Ananda Spa in the Himalayas, India
Banyan Tree Spa Ungasan, Bali
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, India
Chiva-Som, Thailand
Peninsula Hot Springs, Australia
Billabong Retreat NSW, Australia
Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia

Congrats to everyone!