In order to satisfy the spa industry that the awards are without bias, they have been set up to be as transparent as possible. While spas are welcome to put forward information to be submitted for nomination, it is our panel of over 20 expert judges that first shape the shortlist, and finally choose the winners. They send their final choices straight to an independent law firm and the final winners are announced of the annual awards ceremony each November.

To make the shortlist, the spa must impress the judges with its professionalism, innovation, quality of treatment and service – and this holds true for all spas, whichever category they may be nominated fo. As an additional control over the nominees’ quality, the team of AsiaSpa magazine also carries out background research to ensure they deserve their rightful place.

AsiaSpa adhere to strict quality control and all nominations must comply with the category criteria to make the shortlist. For further information please use our category descriptions.


Destination Spa of the Year

Urban Spa of the Year

Day Spa of the Year

New Spa of the Year

Men’s Spa of the Year

Spa Retreat of the Year

Eco-Spa of the Year

Medi-Spa of the Year

Asian Spa Capital of the Year

Spa Association of the Year

Spa Event of the Year

Spa Personality of the Year

In-Spa Training of the Year

Spa Academy of the Year

Spa Design of the Year

Spa Treatment of the Year

Holistic Treatment of the Year

Men’s Treatment of the Year

Spa Product Line of the Year

Anti-aging Product Line of the Year

Natural Product Line of the Year

Men’s Product Line of the Year

Spa Cuisine of the Year

Most Innovative Spa of the Year