Rekha at the asiaSpa awards

The asiaSpa India Awards is an event to reckon with because it marks and recognizes the best in the ever-growing wellness, hospitality and beauty industries around the world. India’s only wellness lifestyle magazine, asiaSpa India brought to the city the 11th edition of GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards.

Every year, the GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards celebrates the efforts of those who have played an instrumental role in putting India’s wellness industry on the world map. This year too, the ceremony acknowledged the best in the wellness industry – from best spas and hotels to spa products and spa experts.

Thalgo Cosmetics, France bagged the Hall of Fame for the Best Spa Product Anti-ageing (Global), Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort bagged the Hall of Fame award for Best Ayurvedic and Wellness Centre 2017

The Best Hotel Spa 2017 received the maximum number of entries because of which it was geographically allotted. While R The Spa, Radisson Blu Plaza, Delhi Airport bagged the top spot for North India, Club Oasis Spa &Fitness Centre, Grand Hyatt Mumbai won accolades in the western region. Kaya Kalp – The Spa at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai earned the top spot down south and MAYFAIR Hotels & Resorts, Gangtok remained steady in the eastern part of the country.

The event also marked the completion of 14 years of asiaSpa India as a trendsetter for the spa and wellness industry in the country. The magazine continues to play an instrumental role in introducing its wide and well-traveled readership to some of the best wellness and spa experiences around the world.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Editor and Publisher Parineeta Sethi said “India’s much-anticipated wellness event of the year; asiaSpa India Awards is back with a bang. It’s such a delight to be an integral part of the industry that is growing by leaps and bounds every year. In fact, this year asiaSpa India magazine completes 14 years and it gives me pride as well as the pleasure to see the continued support from our friends in the hospitality, travel and wellness industries.

Speaking at the 11 edition of Geospa asiaSpa India Awards, Mr. Pankaj Arora, MD, Geospa Fitness said, “Our country has woken up to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and people are taking various measures to lead a healthy life. The health and fitness sector has been growing at a steady rate of 17-19 percent. Spiked by increasing focus on health, fitness, and spa centres are growing and becoming part of the lifestyle of the young India. This has led to a sharp growth in modern retail which is estimated at 28 percent of the total market and is projected to grow by 24-30 percent. It is a day of pride and delight for us to recognize the best in the business of Spa and give away the awards to the deserving achievers who have put India on top of the world as one of the hottest spa destinations.

Niqi Kundi, Director, GeoSpa, shared, “The Indian Spa industry continues to be a hot spot for those that seek travel services which incorporate wellness packages including people who couple medical procedures with spa indulgences or Ayurvedic treatments. India is poised to attract significantly more western tourists (particularly on the wellness, travel, medical front) as well as continue to develop its own vibrant, indigenous spa market a heady pace.

The asiaSpa awards were supported by Title Partner; GeoSpa, Hospitality Partner; The St. Regis Mumbai, Process Validation Partner; BDO, Official Trophy Partner; EPISODE Silver, Invitation Partner; Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations and Aroma Partner; Iris Home Fragrances.

bhumiEminent personalities such as Rekha, Shilpa Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadda, Raveena Tandon, Manasi Kirloskar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Nushrat Bharucha, Diana Penty, Patralekha and many more were present and felicitated at the gala.