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An evening of glitz and glamour at the 8th annual AsiaSpa Awards 2012

Singapore, 21 November, 2012 – AsiaSpa, a publication of SPH Magazines’ fully owned subsidiary Blu Inc Media, celebrated the best in the spa and wellness industry at its eighth annual AsiaSpa Awards, held on November 15 at the W Hong Kong.

The much anticipated evening was bedazzled in an “Old Hollywood Glamour” theme wherenominees, industry insiders, and honoured guests were decked out in their finest. Over 350 luxury spa professionals mingled and toasted the spas, hotel and resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products that have excelled and stood out amongst their intensely competitive fields.

The 24 award categories not only paid homage to achievements in luxury standards, but also to innovation, ecological awareness, as well as exceeding the benchmark in spa training.

COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, Indonesia took home Destination Spa of the Year, Pevonia Botanica was awarded Spa Product Line of the Year, and Banyan Tree boasted not one but two awards at the end of the night. Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was recognised as Urban Spa of the Year, and Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand received In-Spa Training of the Year.

Vivienne Tang, Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa magazine, said: “2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new brands and spa additions. We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year, and it has been a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually took home an award.”

The beautiful award trophies were provided by Baccarat with additional event sponsorship by Thalissi, W Hong Kong, Alissi Brontë, Phytocéane, Acantha, Hedonist and the W Hong Kong.


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About AsiaSpa

Published on a bi-monthly basis with a print run of 48,800 copies, AsiaSpa is published by Blu Inc Media Limited (HK) which is wholly owned by media giant Singapore Press Holdings. It is available at major bookstores as well as international airlines and key exclusive retail outlets, spas, resorts and salons across the Asia Pacific region.

About Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited
Blu Inc Media, a fully owned subsidiary of SPH magazines, is a leading publisher of high-end leisure and industry magazines, including English-language, Chinese-language and bilingual titles. Distributed around Asia and the globe, the company’s titles include Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia-Pacific, AsiaSpa, Action Asia, LP-Luxury Properties and POLO.

More information on 
www.bluincmedia.com.


About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.


In addition, websites such as 
herworldPLUS.com and HardwareZone.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formerly known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications
 Luxury-Insider.comInluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

Visit 
www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.