12th Annual AsiaSpa Awards Recognise the Best in the Travel, Spa and Wellness Industry’s Finest
[Hong Kong, 16 November 2016] Hong Kong’s most anticipated spa and wellness event of the year, the 12th annual AsiaSpa Awards took place on November 16 at WOOBAR in W Hong Kong, with the glamorous occasion attended by representatives of the region’s outstanding brands. The 2016 Awards honoured nominees, industry icons and guests, for an evening themed ‘Eternal Beauty’.
A panel of 21 judges selected the best in the business across 24 categories. Awards were presented to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats and products recognised for raising the bar of product and treatment standards.
Fivelements Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, Panca Mahabhuta was awarded Destination Retreat of the Year 2016!
“To win Destination Retreat of the Year is the greatest recognition we could receive for our wellness retreat in Bali, and we are thrilled!,” comments Chicco Tatriele, President and co-founder of Fivelements. “We created Fivelements with a healing intention and designed the retreat as a haven for nurturing and nourishing forward-thinking leaders of today and tomorrow. Our spaces offer an inspiring destination to naturally unwind from their non-stop scheduled life and gently connect with the natural flow and their 'authentic' nature."
We are delighted to announce that Fivelements has been named finalist in the category Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year, part of the Professional Spa and Wellness Awards 2017!
To add to our fast-growing collection of accolades, we are delighted to announce that Fivelements has won the spa sector’s Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence awarded by the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.
The awards were created in order to highlight the exceptional from the best, indicating to consumers that the properties and products awarded are truly the best in the hospitality industry.
Fivelements delighted to announce that this year we are nominated in the following categories at prestigious professional AsiaSpa Awards:
— Eco-Spa of the year
— Destination Retreat of the Year – Rejuvenation retreat Panca Mahabhuta
— Spa Cuisine of the Year – Sakti Dining Room™
— Destination Hotel / Resort of the Year
— Eco-Hotel/Resort of the Year
“I am very excited to create dishes and combine flavours with best products earth can provide...”
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joao Ricardo Alves as our new Head Chef at Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa in Bali. Hailing from Brazil, Joao brings a broad range of experience in culinary arts with a specialty in gourmet plant-based cuisine and nutrition from highly acclaimed vegan restaurants reaching as far as Europe, including the continent’s only Michelin starred Joia in Milan, and most recently, Farmacy in London.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Joao into our Fivelements family and already see him lighting up the Sakti Dining Room™ with his beautiful hand crafted cuisine and corason de Brazil,” state co-founders, Lahra and Chicco Tatriele. “I am honoured to be here and have a huge respect for the work of Fivelements as a pioneer in wellness and plant-based cuisine,” Chef Joao shares.
“I look forward to bringing my experience in fine dining and nutrition and exploring the amazing abundance of local ingredients from Bali. It is really exciting to be working together with Fivelements’ talented kitchen team to develop new recipes and creative ideas in evolutionary plant-based cuisine.”
For the second time in a row Fivelements has been recognised as Bali’s Luxury Wellness Retreat of the Year by Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016.
Chakra Healing is one of the most powerful treatments at Fivelements. But what exactly does it do? It helps to restore the flow of life energy (prana) throughout the body, enhancing the feeling of overall wellbeing in sometimes more subtle, sometimes more powerful ways. Like a spring cleaning for your energy system, this treatment unblocks, re-activates and rebalances the chakras, paving the way for increased levels of health and consciousness.
Barley, Porcini & Asparagus Risotto
Wholesome and earthy, this is a new take on a comforting mushroom risotto
This tasty dish uses pearl barley rather than rice to create the foundation of a ‘risotto’. Barley has long been renowned as a strengthening grain eaten by athletes in ancient Greek and Roman times. A rich source of magnesium, B vitamin Niacin, maltose and dietary fiber, eating barley helps balance insulin levels, protect against cardiovascular risk, lower cholesterol, maintain a healthy colon and fuel liver and muscle cells.
It is a wonderful honour to be recognised for our efforts in being kind to our community and the planet. Recently awarded as the Best Eco-Wellness Destination Bali by the LUX 2016 Hotel & Spa Awards has put us in a circle among the best forward-thinking properties in the world, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see the pioneering efforts in our ethos, design and operations, as well as service, cuisine, culture and wellness, be highlighted in such respected company.
A Raw Soup of Garden Greens with a hint of citrus
Zinging with taste, this soup is an organic garden in a bowl
Harnessing the vitamins, minerals and live enzymes of freshly picked vegetables, adding layers with the citrus juices, miso and garlic, and softening the final flavour with coconut water and apple, delicious meets nutritious in this beautifully deep green soup.
Ideal as an energy-boosting lunch or a palate-awakening starter before your evening main, this easy-to-digest dish is a tonic for your body, mind and skin.