Monday, December 3, 2012

THAILAND WINS 5 AWARDS FOR BEST SPAS IN ASIA!

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THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THAILAND OFFERS THE BEST SPA TREATMENTS AT THE BEST RATES ON PLANET EARTH AND ONCE AGAIN, ASIASPA PROVES IT BY AWARDING THE KINGDOM OF SMILES 5 TOP AWARDS!

If you visit Thailand without getting a massage or spa treatment, it is like sex without orgasm. The world's best spas are all here and the service and decor are beyond compare. 

So when you are next in Thailand, head for the nearest spa, doesn't matter if it is famous or just meant for locals, you will emerge feeling ready to take on the world or at least the shopping!











Thailand Grabs the Best Five AsiaSpa Awards 2012









Thailand won the Asian Spa Capital of the Year award at the 8th annual AsiaSpa Awards for 2012, organised on 15 November in Hong Kong by AsiaSpa magazine. The award was one of five picked up in total by Thai spas, health and wellness resorts, more than any other country.
The remaining four were:
  • Day Spa of the Year: The Oasis Spa Lanna, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Spa Retreat of the Year: Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Medi-Spa of the Year: S Medical Spa, Bangkok, Thailand
  • In-Spa Training of the Year: Banyan Tree Spa Academy, Phuket, Thailand
Mrs. Titiporn Manenate, Director of TAT Hong Kong Office said, “When the Chiva-Som International Health Resort opened in Hua Hin in 1995, it broke new ground in the annals of Asia-Pacific health and wellness tourism. Ever since then, Thailand has continued to raise the bar in the quality and diversity of its spa offerings. Today, the kingdom has a huge range of health resorts and spas offering superb herbal treatments and traditional massage, all of very high and certifiable standards.”
She added: “Thai spas blend traditional well-being therapies with relaxing massage, holistic treatments and numerous other ways to relieve and detox an overworked physical and mental system. Enjoyed by people around the world, Thai spas are becoming as popular as Thai cuisine.”

Originated in 2005 to recognise what the organisers refer to as the “sensational spa industry of Asia,” the AsiaSpa awards now cover a total of 24 categories. This year’s awards event attracted more than 350 industry professionals representing spas, hotel and resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products. The categories recognise achievements in luxury standards, innovation, ecological awareness, and exceeding the benchmark in spa training.
“2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new brands and spa additions,” says Vivienne Tang, Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa magazine. “We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year, and it has been a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually took home an award.”

Of the other award winners, spas from Singapore won four awards, and from Hong Kong and Indonesia, three awards each. The Maldives won one award. The rest went to industry personalities and products around the region.
The trophies were provided by Baccarat with additional event sponsorship by Thalissi, W Hong Kong, Alissi Brontë, Phytocéane, Acantha and Hedonist. The W Hong Kong hosted this year’s Awards.

AsiaSpa describes itself as being Asia's only magazine totally dedicated to the pursuit of complete well-being. It has a readership of over 120,000, many of them brand-conscious urban females.



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When I was in Bangkok last week, I went to Divana Virtue Spa (www.divana-dvn.com) and there are also Divana Massage & Spa and Divana
Nurture Spa. There is also Divana Clinic which offers specialised anti-ageing treatments lasting a week that costs RM 50,000! 

Any Divana branch is good enough but I particularly like Divana Virtue Spa at Silom as it is housed in a old Thai villa with garden and decorated in ornate European style, a far cry from the usual classical Thai ornamentation. This Divana Virtue Spa caters to locals so the decor is European just to make it different from Thais whose homes are already decorated with local handicrafts and artworks!

The list of treatments are so diverse I just decided to have a body scrub, massage and soak in a tub! The entire package costs around RM 300, lasts 3 hours and worth every satang! 

Divana Virtue Spa, 10 Sririeng, Silom, Bangkok
02-2366 7889

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A fountain plays in the garden
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This old Thai villa is now home to Divana Virtue Spa
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Charming and elegant garden
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Elegant European decor instead of the usual Thai interior
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Welcome to Divana!
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Glass wall looks out into the garden and fountain
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Sunny and bright waiting room
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Ingenious and creative idea to house orchids inside a cage!
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Nice pool
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Kee Hua Chee is always good at sprawling and opening his legs wide for air circulation to his hot groin
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Stylish olde worlde European decor meets modern Kee Hua Chee
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Notice Kee Hua Chee's new spiky, durian backpack
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Another sitting area
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Divana's famous products to bring home---look for their specials which are quite cheap!
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Divana spa products smell and feel divine!
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I love the elegant porcelain tissue holder which mimicks a bed of roses, just like my blessed life!
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My private treatment room and spa products
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My attached bathroom leading to the balcony with my tub
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My bath tub which will contain me for the grand finale
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I like this wash basin
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Rose petal-filled footbath
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Relaxing foot scrub
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What a life!
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My toes getting a good scrub
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I floated into dreamland for 30 minutes before I was awakened to be photographed!
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A good soak in the bath tub filled with milk made from powdered milk and rose petals
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Enjoying life!

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Only my face can be seen!
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I felt like the Emperor of China inside Forbidden City
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This is the life---I thought of wanking but didn't
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A deluxe life!
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This is the way to live your life!
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Now my skin is silky smooth and I feel divine!

2 comments:

jaspreet singh said...

Thailand is really great place to relax your mind and body and the places like Orion Healing really doing good job in Detox Thailand

Yoga Vimoksha said...

Hi admin First of all great blog, :) did you know there is an amazing Residential Wellness and SPA Retreat in Goa And its right on the Beach.

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