If SpaFinder’s Readers’ Choice Award winners are considered to be the crème de la crème of spas worldwide, then the awards’ Crystal honor, for favorite spa on six continents, is the icing on the cake. In the spirit of Club Spa’s inaugural Asia Issue: Volume 1, we’re highlighting 2011 Crystal Award winner, Peninsula Bangkok, voted favorite spa in Asia. Set along the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the city’s business and shopping districts, the Peninsula Bangkok is a favored spot for business and leisure travelers alike, with its unique wave-shape architectural design aesthetic, glittering water and skyline views and spa by ESPA; housed in a three-story Thai colonial-style building, decorated in Thai silk fabric, handsome wood and red brick accents, the spa highlights holistic therapies and includes an Asian tea lounge.
In addition, SpaFinder enthusiasts presented the following spas with the covenant Country Award this year, and we couldn’t agree more — we honor these premier spas in Asia for their exotic treatments, luxury amenities and exquisite surroundings. With resort spas that include locales in the mystical coast of Hoi An (found at the spiritual Nam Hai retreat) and nourishing spa treatments using ancient usadha herbal recipes (at the spa at Bali’s Fivelements), we’re sure you’ll be dazzled, too.
(The following Country Awards showcase select Asia spas only; find the entire winner’s list from 44 countries and regions here.)
China: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Indonesia: Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa
Japan: The Peninsula Tokyo
Malaysia: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Philippines: The Farm at San Benito
Thailand: The Peninsula Bangkok
Vietnam: The Nam Hai Resort and Spa
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