Throughout the region there are numerous health experts, spa gurus, wellbeing writers and personalities that stand out from the rest. Found in every single corner of Asia, they span the region’s countries, and have a circle of expertise that spreads for and wide. Our judges come from more than ten countries, including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, India, Australia and also include some Asia experts living in the UK.
We have absolute trust in the expertise of our judges, who are picked for their independent opinions, and wide ranging experience to opinions, and wide ranging experience.
Confidentiality is the key in this process as the awards are a benchmark for the region’s spa industry. From this elite group, in complete confidence, they firstly suggest their nominations for each category and then vote for their single choice.
The voting process is supervised by a law firm in Hong Kong to ensure the authenticity of the votes.
Andrew Jacka – President, Thai Spa Association
Bernard Burt – Author, Spectacular Spas & Founding director of the International Spa Association
Caroline Eden – Lifestyle Journalist
Chami Jotisalikorn – Author and writer, Thailand
Chantel Shafie – Health and beauty journalist, Beauty Buzz
Datin Ramona Suleiman – President, AMSPA
Donna Duggan – Wellbeing Writer
Ed Peters – Journalist
Georgia Fell-Smith – Spa Alliance
Grant Thatcher – Editor Luxe City Guides
Jacqueline Le Suer – Owner, Creative Health & Training
Jomar Fleras – President, Philwell
Karen Goudge – President, Australasian Spa Association
Kate O’Brien – Journalist and author, HK
Kelly England – Health and beauty journalist, HK
Luca Tettoni – Photographer, Singapore
Mary Darling – Director of Distant Harbor Company
Melinda Yon – Managing Director, 360 Spa Solutions
Najwa Green – Spa Services and Products Int.
Pete Wong – Photojournalist, Malaysia
Rachael Oakes-Ash – Journalist, Australia
Rebecca Walker – Founder, The Wellness Nomad
Samantha Foster – President, ASPCW
Susie Ellis – Presidnt, Spa Finder
Vivienne Tang – Editor-in-Chief, AsiaSpa
Parineeta Sethi – Chief Editor and Publisher, AsiaSpa India
Catharine Nicol – Editor-at-Large, AsiaSpa