Crystal Award Asia Pacific Announces Winners

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific, an annual event organized by Global Ratings & Audit Solutions (G.R.A.S.) to recognize the best of the spa and wellness industry in the Asia Pacific region, revealed the winners of the Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009. All entrants of the awards are put through various stages of judging methodology that ensures they are evaluated based on merits and actual performance from a guest's perspective.

Best In-Spa Education Program: ESPA International
Best Spa Academy: Chiva-Som International Academy (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Best Spa Consultant/Company: ESPA International
Best Wellness & Spa Group: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Best Petite Day Spa: Jiva Spa, Taj Residency (Bangalore, India)
Best Day Spa: Jiva Grande Spa, Taj Wellington Mews (Mumbai, India)
Best Boutique Hotel Spa: Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa and Spa (Bali, Indonesia)
Best Hotel Spa: The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong)
Best Resort Spa: The Barai Spa at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin (Thailand)
Best Destination Spa: Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Best Wellness Retreat: COMO Shambhala Estate (Bali, Indonesia)
Best Complementary & Alternative Medicine Wellness Centre: Kamalaya Koh Samui (Thailand)
Best Signature Experience: The Enchanted Reef: A Journey to Serenity at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Distinguished Industry Leader: Julie Garrow, Intelligent Spas

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