Award-Winning Wellness at Fusion Maia Da Nang

Maia takes Spa of the Year trophy at AsiaSpa Awards 2018

[Da Nang – Nov 2018]: After facing tough competition from the likes of Banyan Tree Phuket, The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui, and Four Seasons Resort Maldives, the all-inclusive Maia Spa at Fusion Maia Da Nang was awarded the Spa of the Year award for the Southeast Asia & Pacific region.

AsiaSpa, a prestigious in-print and online magazine, has been running its annual awards program since 2005. Despite several nominations, 2018 marks the first year Fusion has taken home a prize.

“It’s an incredible honour,” said Ramon Imper, the resort’s general manager, at the awards ceremony in Hong Kong, “especially when one considers the other amazing spas that were nominated. But the real winners tonight, of course, are our incredible spa staff.”

“I deeply appreciate that the AsiaSpa judges recognised how much time and care we put into providing a unique and highly personal spa experience for each guest,” said Emilie Chanon, Maia’s spa & wellness director. “That is our main aim: to create heart-to-heart connections while also offering something new and innovative, even for regular spa-goers.”

Utilising combinations of energy work and Reiki, meridian therapies, and more familiar Eastern and Western massage and aromatherapy practices, as well as beauty treatments and mom-to-be options, the Maia Spa menu goes beyond the basics while still remaining down to earth and accessible to all. Complemented by Maia’s Natural Living Program of yoga, tai chi, and meditation, daily spa visits become a seamless part of the Fusion vacation lifestyle.

“That’s the beauty of being an all-inclusive spa,” said Emilie. “Our guests have the opportunity to dip their toes into areas of wellness that they may not otherwise have experienced.”

Supported by spa team comprised entirely of Vietnamese staff, Emilie feels the AsiaSpa award is also an acknowledgement of how far the property has come since opening in 2011, and how far Vietnam has come in the spa and wellness sector. “I have seen first-hand how empowering Maia Spa has been for our therapists,” she said, “many of whom joined us with very little experience in a five-star setting. Their commitment and their passion have thrown open the doors to a lifetime of opportunities.”

“At the end of the day,” adds Ramon, “a spa, much like a hotel or a resort, is nothing without its people. I think that’s what Fusion is all about. Yes, we have great-looking properties, great facilities, and unique services like ‘anywhere anytime’ breakfasts, but it is, for me, the genuine love and warmth of Fusion’s staff that our guests appreciate the most.”
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Since its launch in 2008, Fusion has become a leading innovator of wellness-inspired hotels and resorts and is now the only fully vertically integrated hospitality company in Southeast Asia. Under one roof, Fusion conceptualizes, designs, builds and manages beachside resorts and city hotels through its uniquely branded hospitality concepts. Fusion has opened five resorts and hotels in Vietnam so far, with a team now boasting more than 1,800 employees, including 300 spa specialists. At present, guests can experience Fusion’s original “all-spa inclusive” concept, and “breakfast anytime, anywhere” service, along with their inventive approach to the hospitality sector, in Da Nang, Cam Ranh, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc. The Fusion catalog of brands currently includes:

Fusion Resorts: Where contemporary original design meets traditional Vietnamese charm. Home to Fusion’s unique “all-spa inclusive” service, Fusion Resorts fully embrace the combination of ultimate wellness with a rejuvenating and down-to-earth lifestyle, all in natural, picturesque surroundings.

Fusion Suites: As well-located city hotels in key business and tourism hubs, Fusion Suites redefines holistic living and brings a wellness-inspired vacation experience to today’s urban adventurers. As 21st-century city life continues to accelerate, Fusion Suites aim to bring balance and harmony to the urban jungle through healthy and nutritious food and drink options, daily spa journeys included in the room rate, and original and rejuvenating interior design.

Fusion Originals: The individually branded Originals do not share a consistent style. Instead, Fusion tailors each hotel to evoke the life and times of a pioneering artist, inventor, scientist, or social leader. Originals aim to provide fun, fresh, and 100% unique hotel concept each and every time.

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