HUE (June 15, 2023) – Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Macau announced the winners of the Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 this month, revealing their readers’ picks of the best destinations, hotels, pools, spas and hotel general managers. The historic city of Hue, Vietnam’s former capital, was named among the top ten destinations in the region and Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion landed two coveted spots in the top ten lists.
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, a hot springs resort on the outskirts of Hue, came in as number three in the Top 10 Hotel Spas in Vietnam and placed number five in the Top 10 Upcountry Hotels. The property is located on 50 hectares of lush grounds at the foot of the Truong Son mountains. Alba features a Japanese-style onsen with indoor and outdoor mineral-laden pools, along with rivers of healing thermal waters that wind their way through the property. In addition to a tranquil spa, the resort offers a diverse menu of wellness activities daily, including Tai Chi, Yoga, water meditation, and walking meditation, as well as hosting wellness experts for retreats and workshops.
“While we’re delighted to be recognized in two different categories in these prestigious awards we’re just as excited that two destinations in Vietnam, Hue and Hanoi, landed on the Top Ten Cities list,” said the resort General Manager Eugene Hendriks. “The Imperial City of Hue is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see for anyone interested in the history and culture of Vietnam and when paired with a stay at Alba, a property that highlights nature, wellness, and relaxation, we believe guests will have an unforgettable experience of the country.”
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion’s Wellness & Spa Director Nyoman Yastama said: “We are proud of our Spa Team on this amazing achievement. Our therapists have put in a lot of hard work and personal growth in order to deliver these highest standards of wellness to our guests. The Spa award is a testament to the expertise of our dedicated Vietnamese therapists, who have continuously learned and refined the latest industry techniques. Ultimately, our team is able to demonstrate respectfulness, patience, and tact to help guests feel more comfortable and at ease.”
“This incredible achievement reflects the team’s dedication to helping people live healthier, happier lives,” shared Eugene.
The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 covered the top hotels and resorts in a variety of categories. Countries covered were Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, the South Pacific, Thailand, and Vietnam. Nominees were selected by the Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia team of editors and contributors across Asia Pacific and voting was open to everyone.