The Farm in San Benito, Barangay Tipakan, Batangas won Spa Retreat of the Year, besting 15 other nominees, in the recently concluded Asia Spa Awards 2008 held in the Salon of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
Presented by AsiaSpa magazine, the region’s most recognized spa and wellness publication, Asia Spa Awards gave out commendations in 26 categories, including spa personalities, events, associations and resorts that set the benchmarks in the region. The winners were voted on by 29 independent judges. Over 400 industry stakeholders from all over the region were in attendance.
“To be recognised for The Farm’s medical work and vegan cuisine signifies an important milestone for us,” said Perla Rempe, owner.
Other Philippine nominations include Mandala Spa & Villas in Boracay, Tirta Spa Boracay, Sanctuario Spa Manila, Spa Association of the Philippines, Amezcua Wellness Center, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Plantation Bay Resort & Spa Cebu. The country was also nominated for Asian Spa Capital of the Year.