CATEGORIES

ASIASPA AWARDS CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

1. Spa
(Southeast Asia & the Pacific):

A spa facility committed to wellness in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (includes Thailand, Singapore, etc and Australia). A range of innovative therapies must be offered, including beauty and wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments and lifestyle consultations.
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2. Spa (North & West Asia):

A spa facility committed to wellness in North and West (includes mainland China, Hong Kong and India). A range of innovative therapies must be offered, including beauty and wellness programmes that are equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments and lifestyle consultations.
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3. Urban Spa:

Located in an urban environment an ‘Urban Spa’ must provide an extensive treatment menu suited to the needs of both its city clientele and tourists. A range of therapies must be offered, including beauty and holistic packages that can be customised to accommodate multiple shorter visits while also providing an escape from city pressures.
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4. Day Spa:

A day facility with spa, without residential lodging. Treatments range in length from an hour or less to a full day, thereby accommodating local clientele. A range of therapies must be offered, including beauty and holistic packages that can be customised to accommodate multiple shorter visits.
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5. New Spa:

A new spa that has opened within the last twelve months; it can be located in a city or destination setting.
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6. Men’s Spa:

A spa facility committed to wellness of body, mind and spirit with an extensive menu that offers a range of male-oriented treatments, such as sports massage and specialty facials for men.
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7. Spa Retreat:

Spa Retreat should offer extensive spa menus, including signature treatments and packages. Equally dedicated to fitness, spa treatments, healthy dining, lifestyle consultations and lodging facilities, spa retreats should take a well-rounded approach to wellness.
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8. Eco-Spa:

A spa and wellness facility devoted to the care and preservation of the environment, with socially conscious facilities. An ‘Eco-Spa’ offers an expansive and innovative wellness programme while also demonstrating a commitment to environmental impact, economical and social development, energy efficiency, conservation, management, use of land and the staff, customers and community involvement.
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9. Medi-Spa:

A spa facility that offers a range of medical treatments within a spa-like setting; these can include,invasive, traditional and complimentary health therapies.
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10. Spa Association:

A forward-thinking regional organisation that sets a benchmark within sectors of the spa industry within a country; focus is on quality and integrity.
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11. Spa Personality:

An individual who has demonstrated excellence in his or her field; representing the industry with integrity and passion while inspiring and encouraging others to raise industry standards.
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12. In-Spa Training:

Provides initial training and training programmes for optimal staff development. The emphasis is on ongoing training in order to deliver excellent and consistent service. This extends beyond technical skills (massage techniques etc), to include a broader knowledge of the overall spa experience, treatment benefits, customer service etc.
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13. Spa Design:

The decor and design of a spa and wellness facility. With a focus on style and ambience, design-driven spas should enhance a spa’s atmosphere without compromising the quality of the treatments.
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14. Spa Treatment:

A specific treatment or therapy carried out in a spa facility. The treatment should possess innovative therapeutic qualities intended to improve the client’s health and/or well-being.
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15. Men’s Spa Treatment:

A specifically male-oriented treatment or therapy carried out in a spa facility. The treatment should possess innovative qualities intended to improve the client’s health and/or well-being.
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16. Medi-Spa Treatment:

A results-driven treatment or therapy carried out in a spa facility. The treatment demonstrates unique and innovative qualities intended to improve the client’s beauty and/or health.
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17. Spa Product Line:

A spa product line used in spa facilities that is both popular and results-oriented.
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18. Anti-Ageing Product Line:

A spa product line designed and proven to decrease the effects of ageing.
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19. Natural Product Line:

A spa product line dedicated to the use of organic products and natural ingredients.
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20. Men’s Product Line:

A spa product line intended specifically for men and used in spa facilities that is both popular and results-oriented.
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21. Spa Cuisine:

A spa that offers healthy cuisine to complement its emphasis on fitness and well-being.
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