Asia

Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010 Gala & Winners

The best spas of the Asia-Pacific region 2010 are honored at the annual Crystal Awards at the Wellness Summit in Singapore.
While the entire Wellness Summit is a rich, stimulating experience, the highlight of the conference is always the gala Crystal Awards evening, and this year was no different. This year, nominees and guests gathered amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park to enjoy each others company and await the announcement of the winners for 2010. Now in its seventh...

Wellness Summit Day 2

More provocative conversations from the Wellness Summit in Singapore.
Our day began with a guided meditation, led by Dr. JemBendell, Director of Lifeworth and Associate Professor at Griffith Business School. Dr. Bendell’s work is as a strategist and consultant for sustainable luxury for high-end brands, and he is accredited with the organizational concept for the Marine Stewardship Council. Bendell’s presentation, “Integrating Personal and Global Wellness,” shared the idea that...

Meet the Spa China award winners!

Read about the great award categories and winners from the 3rd annual Spa China awards.
Th e second evening of the Summit was the invitation-only Gala Dinner, attended by about 200 of the Chinese spa industry’s movers and shakers. The dinner was sponsored by Kohler, who had 3 of their beautiful tubs on display in the lobby, filled with water and graced with beautiful models, fully clothed! Sponsors Moet and Saratoga Spring water ensured that...

Spa China Summit Day 2

Day Two of the Spa China Summit focuses on international trends in the spa industry, and many of the issues the Chinese spa industry faces are remarkably similar to those in other parts of the world.
The presentation schedule for the second day of the Summit is oriented to International Spa Trends, so that the local audience can be enlightened on current global best practices. Geraldine Howard, Founder and CEO of Aromatherapy Associates got the day going with a presentation entitled “Trends towards Natural Ingredients.” Howard is an ideal person to give this presentation, given her...

Spa China Summit begins

West meets east as I travel to attend and participate in the 3rd annual Spa China Summit, for professionals in the Chinese spa industry.
I am excited to be attending the 3 rd annual Spa China Summit, held this year at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Sanya on Hainan Island, China. The event is organized by Spa China Magazine, and Editor-in-chief Fifi Kao and her team have put together a timely and relevant agenda. It is being attended by between 150-200 Spa Directors, owners...