Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort Wins Two International Awards

Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort Wins Two International Awards

PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort has recently won two international awards for its involvement in the development of sports in Asia and its leading sports resort concept.
On October 4, 2016, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort was presented the Bronze Award from SPIA Asia – Sports Industry Awards & Conference 2016 in the category “Best Hospitality, Recreation or Leisure Offering in Sports of the Year”. The conference, held in Bangkok, received 208 entries from 17 countries for the 19 awards categories and 350 guests gathered at the event to celebrate alongside the winners.

Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort Wins Two International Awards
Director of Business Development & Sports, Alexandra Lochmatter at the SPIA awards event in Bangkok.
Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort Wins Two International Awards
Director of Communications, Kulchada Soubsa-ard (2nd from right], receiving the award from Chris Frost, Vice President of World Travel Awards.

The event, rightly named “The Business of Sports – Asia’s Sports Industry in the Fastlane”, was endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. It aimed to facilitate the collaboration and help drive best practices across the Asian sports industry and to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the sporting industry in the region.

The 2-day event took place at the Ballroom of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center and welcomed 250 sports professionals from several different sports facilities across Asia.

On October 15, 2016, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort was named Asia’s Leading Sports Resort at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 following the vote by a large number of travel and tourism professionals worldwide.

The ceremony this year was held in Danang, Vietnam. The red-carpet Gala Ceremony was attended by an invited audience of the industry’s leading luminaries and international media.

The World Travel Awards is widely known as the most prestigious and comprehensive award in the tourism industry which “serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.”

“This is a great honour and the ultimate validation of the industry-leading health and fitness model we’ve established,” stated Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We set very high standards every day and receiving this second World Travel Award makes us very proud. We truly appreciate that our commitment to our guests, athletes and patients is recognized. But glory is fleeting so this price makes us want to work harder so that we continue to raise the bar and maintain our position as Asia’s leading sports training, education and active healthy lifestyle destination.” Said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg.

Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort is a health, fitness, sports and educational haven on the island of Phuket, Thailand. The resort features the best sports facilities and coaching expertise in Asia. On site, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort has a high-quality sports hotel, award-winning organic restaurants, a unique mind training centre, a specialised and holistic medical centre, and an international school.


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