Meet the Spa China award winners!

The 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 plenty of both were poured throughout the evening.  Table seating was assigned upon check-in, facilitating more new friendships.  During the delicious meal, we were treated to a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, after which the awards got under way.  Each award winner received a lovely Ming vase and a large glass certificate stand, presented by white-gloved attendants.  At the conclusion of the meal and awards, attendees were treated to a fruit dessert served in miniature cast-iron tubs, courtesy of Kohler, and then each attendee was given a box with which to transport the tub.  Certainly the heaviest party favor I’ve ever gotten, and one of the most original!

Following is the list of the 2010 award winners:

Spa Awards

Best Franchise Spa of Year/Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat   

Best Stylish Day Spa of the Year/ Sense of Touch, Hong Kong

Best Hotel Spa of the Year/The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong  

Best Destination Spa of the Year/The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya  

Best Hot Spring Spa Resort of the Year/Brilliant Resort & Spa, Chongqing  

Treatment Awards

Best Spa Treatment Package of the Year/CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing-Empress Imperial Jade Journey

Best TCM Treatment of the Year/Qin, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai-White Tiger Autumn Rites

Most Creative Body Treatment of the Year/Anantara Spa at The Puli Hotel and Spa-Chrysanthemum Tea Cleansing   

Most Novel Facial Treatment of the Year/Beauty Farm SPA-MESO Treatment  

Best Men’s Treatment of the Year/The Peninsula Spa by ESPA at The Peninsula Hong Kong -Purifying Facial with shoulder and scalp massage

Most Popular Massage of the Year/Ri-Star Spa-Ri-Star Shiatsu    

Concept Awards

Best Spa Design of the Year/Water's Edge Spa at Park Hyatt Shanghai   

Best Spa Cuisine of the Year/Brilliant Resort & Spa  

Best Spa Water Facility Area of the Year/Banyan Tree Spa Sanya

Product Awards

Most Popular Spa Product Brand of the Year/Pevonia  

Best Natural Spa Product of the Year/Aromatherapy Associates-Renew Rose Collection