Press Releases 2009
Chiva-Som wins ‘Best Destination Spa’ and ‘Best Spa Academy’ Crystal Awards 2009
For the 6th Annual Crystal Awards, that took place on December 3rd, 2009 Chiva-Som was named winner of the award for Best Destination Spa. Also Chiva-Som Academy was awarded Chiva-Som Academy for its centre of excellence in Bangkok. This is the 5th year Chiva-Som has been recognised by The Crystal Awards.
The Ultimate Mindbody Detox 7-Day Retreat at Chiva-Som
Chiva-Som regularly hosts practitioners of exceptional ability to provide variety for their guests. Their visiting consultants calendar is constantly changing on a monthly basis. To expand the offering even further, for the first time Chiva-Som is offering guests the ultimate MindBody Detox Retreat with Sandy Newbigging, author, meditation teacher, and creator of the Mind Detox Method.
Chiva-Som awards 88 staff for 5, 10 and 15 year service terms
Chiva-Som, Asia’s first and best destination spa, recently held a Staff Long-Service Recognition Award Ceremony at the resort to celebrate and congratulate staff who have been with the company for 5, 10, and 15 years.
TaoZen™ Personal Life Session at Chiva-Som by Masahiro Ouchi
Masahiro Ouchi, founder and director of TaoZen™ Life Practice, and the director of Chi Nei Tsang Institute Japan, Healing Tao New York and Universal Healing Tao of Japan, will visit Chiva-Som as a guest consultant from December 11 2009 until January 2, 2010 to offer TaoZen™ Personal Life Sessions.
Chiva-Som: always evolving to bring guests the best ever in 2010
Chiva-Som continues to do what it does best, offering even more value for money with its ever-popular retreats, re-designed and revamped for 2010. The award-winning retreat programmes will become even more specialised and orientated towards the individual goals of guests at Asia’s original destination spa.
Alex Gunn and Chrissy Richman of the Life Change People bring their consultancy to Chiva-Som
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, dealing with difficult situations, or feel that you lack direction and uncertain how to improve things; and if everyone except you thinks you’re happy and successful…that you’ve “got it all’’, then Life Change Therapy can help you to overcome these barriers.
Wellness and fashion unite at KEE Club
Chiva-Som, Asia’s first and best destination spa and KEE Club Hong Kong join together to co-host two healthy receptions which bring you the ‘Kee to health and fashion’.
The evening cocktail parties will take place on 20 and 21 October 2009, at Hong Kong’s elegant KEE Club for KEE’s members and Chiva-Som guests.
What’s new in 2010
After a record-breaking scoop of awards in 2009 Chiva-Som is forging ahead with new services and retreats for 2010. In keeping with its aim to deliver a personalised path to lifestyle transformation, here is a summary of the major developments for the year ahead.
Total Body Balancing
Most people’s bodies are out of balance to some degree, because we tend to be right- or left-handed, favouring one side over the other for various daily activities. Consequently, some muscles become stronger, while others are weaker, yet perhaps looser and more flexible.
Chiva-Som becomes the first destination spa to offer customised nutritional supplements programme
Asia’s first and best destination spa, Chiva-Som, has become the first to introduce a customised nutritional supplement programme for its guests, complementing its award-winning holistic retreats and extensive treatment menu.
Chiva-Som connects Cantonese cuisine
Chef Tam Kwok Fung, Michelin star Chef and gold medalist at the Fifth World Championship of Chinese Cooking, will be visiting Chiva-Som from 2nd to 5th December 2009 to work alongside Chiva-Som’s Executive Chef Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat as a guest chef.
Another top accolade for Chiva-Som
At the 11th annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in central London on September 2, 2009 Chiva-Som was named as runner-up in the ‘Best Overseas Destination Spa’, maintaining its status as the only destination spa in the world to have consistently been placed in the top five every year since the awards were introduced in 1999.
Chiva-Som Launches LisaT Spa Collection
Asia’s original and best destination spa, Chiva-Som is delighted to announce its collaboration
with cashmere queen, LisaT. Garments exclusively chosen from the LisaT Spa Collection to
complement the unrivalled range of holistic spa and wellness treatments at Chiva-Som will go
on sale at the Chiva-Som boutique from mid-August 2009 and via its online retail facility,
Chiva-Som Products online.
Experience a taste of Chiva-Som without leaving home
Chiva-Som will provide Australian health spa lovers with a sample of their signature treatments this Spring. Leading spa and physio therapists from the award winning destination spa in Thailand will be based at Queensland’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat from 31 August to 13 September 2009.
The Gift of Health this Mother’s Day
Benefit during the entire month of May from the special “Mother’s Day Retreat”. Chiva-Som offers the perfect setting with its extensive facilities and wide range of treatments to make your beloved feel as special and well taken care of as she deserves to be, free from the stresses of daily life, where you can experience treatments together.
Home Spa with Chiva-Som
After years of development and refinement, Chiva-Som’s eagerly awaited range of signature skincare and spa products is taking the holistic philosophy of this pioneering destination spa into the wider world.
Australian therapists visit Chiva-Som
Chiva-Som will host therapists from the Gold Coast’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in May 2009. This is the first time the Thailand resort has hosted therapists from an Australian health retreat and follows the success of a visit last year by Chiva-Som therapists to Gwinganna.
Thailand Meets Taiwan
This is the first time Chiva-Som’s specialists will consult guests in Taiwan and the first time “The Wellness Village” hosts a destination spa from Thailand. Chiva-Som will offer famous spa cuisine recipes for lunch and dinner, cooking demonstrations and a range of spa and physiotherapy treatments. All this is open to members and non-members.
Spa cuisine; cooking for life
Chiva-Som cooking classes were developed 10 years ago. The easy to learn techniques on how to replicate spa cuisine recipes in your home have been so popular with guests that there are now 4 classes per week. Additionally, the spa cuisine cookbook has been so popular it’s on second print run.
New Luxury Suite at Chiva-Som
The 66-metre bedroom has 90˚view over the garden and beach. It has a large walk-in wardrobe and dressing area, and the centrepiece of the master bathroom is a spacious circular Jacuzzi. There’s also guest bathroom accessible from the living room.
New Retreat Dedicated to Yoga at Chiva-Som
The ancient practices of yoga unifying body, mind and soul help to direct you inwards and focus on personal healing. It’s perfect for people who suffer from anxiety, recurring sleeping disorders, high heart rate, rigid joints or live a high strung lifestyle to mention just a few.
Renowned Chiva-Som Spa Cuisine comes to London
In April 2009 Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat, the acclaimed Executive Chef of Chiva-Som, Thailand’s internationally renowned wellness resort will travel to London to conduct a week of prestigious events at Claridge’s.
Chiva-Som Receives Green Globe Certification
Chiva-Som International Health Resorts Co., Ltd. has achieved the prestigious Green Globe certification recognising our commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard. The Resort has several initiatives, policies and practices in place for energy efficiency and conservation, waste water treatment and recycling, fresh water conservation, waste minimisation and recycling, and community well-being.