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WELCOME TO THE HEALING HOTELS OF THE WORLD PRESSROOM

In our Pressroom you will find a wonderful selection of pictures from our wide range of Healing Hotels, press coverage spanning the past decade, as well as our latest Press Kit with further information about Healing Hotels of the World and the role of holistic health in healing holidays.

If you require any further assistance, please contact Valerie Smaldone v.smaldone@healing-hotels.com

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Thumbnail HEALING SUMMIT 2018 PROVIDED DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HEALING

HEALING SUMMIT 2018 PROVIDED DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HEALING

March 2018

The HEALING SUMMIT 2018 featured delegates from nearly 30 countries, international speakers across numerous industries, and talks that created opportunities for thought, discussion, sharing and understanding. The theme of this year’s summit was ‘Revealing the Secret of Healing’. (...)

Highlights included keynotes from Dr. Ken Redcross, a concierge physician focused on creating meaningful connections with patients, neuroscientist and author Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, speaking about how meditation can be a powerful tool in health and wellbeing, and hotelier Julia Zhang from the Grand Bay Hotel in Beijing, providing insight into the growing Chinese hospitality marketplace.

Healing Hotels of the World and HEALING SUMMIT founders Anne Biging and Elisabeth Ixmeier made many appearances throughout the HEALING SUMMIT, not only as speakers, but also as moderators in conversation with various presenters.
They were moved by the outpouring of interest and willingness of speakers and delegates alike to participate enthusiastically and share their thoughts and feelings about the need for and depth of healing.

Anne Biging commented, “on a very practical level, healing is about changing our hearts, changing our minds and our habits. It is about consciously moving away from me-me to one another. It is about feeling and acting responsibly for our own wellbeing and that of others. It is about union, and not division.” Elisabeth Ixmeier suggested, “as a counterbalance to the accelerating digitalization of the world, we need to feel our body, we need emotion, creativity, balance, connection, heart and values as well as earth, nature, silence. This is what the Healing Hotels of the World, the HEALING SUMMIT and the Healing Movement stand for.”

Destination Spa Management co-founders Joy Menzies and Samantha Forster revealed formalized healing criteria, furnishing important empirical information to be used as guidelines by Healing Hotels.

Group meditation led by Velleda Dobrowolny, and gentle yoga provided by Patricia Thielemann, were practiced by the entire audience, creating an environment of open hearts and peaceful moments throughout the two-day conference.

New to the HEALING SUMMIT this year was the HEALING SUMMIT Marketplace. This evening event offered hoteliers from around the world an opportunity to meet with media representatives from various media properties as well as travel experts like Stacy Fischer, proprietor of the luxury travel and lifestyle brand, Fischer Travel.

Plans to move forward with content surrounding the HEALING SUMMIT will continue throughout the year.

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HEALING SUMMIT 2018 - REVEALING THE SECRET OF HEALING

February 2018

HEALING SUMMIT 2018 Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The HEALING SUMMIT 2018, a global conference which brings together experts in various fields, focusing on how to improve human potential for the greater good, is poised to celebrate its fifth anniversary March 5 and 6 in Berlin, Germany. (...)

Produced by Healing Hotels of the World, the only global boutique holistic hospitality brand, the upcoming Summit will feature physician and wellbeing expert, Dr. Ken Redcross, founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice dedicated to enhancing the patient-doctor bond. Founded on the knowledge that healing and emotions are closely interconnected, Dr. Redcross is reinforcing empathy in his interaction with patients.  Dr. Redcross is frequently seen on media in the United States including “The Doctors,” The Insider” and E! Entertainment Television, and authors articles for various publications including Everyday Health.

Also appearing at the Summit is Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, President of Fischer Travel Enterprises, an elite travel and lifestyle brand, with tremendous interaction and customer service provided to each client. Stacy is an expert in the field of specialized travel and has a personal interest in individual transformation and growth.

Neuroscientist Marjorie Hines Woollacott is another featured speaker at the HEALING SUMMIT. Dr. Woollacott has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for nearly four. Her book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, explores scientific studies which offer evidence that consciousness functions beyond the mind.

This year’s HEALING SUMMIT will have a strong emphasis on the Healing Hotel member hotels. Always at the forefront of a holistic lifestyle, they are like laboratories for healthy human development. The HEALING SUMMIT 2018 will showcase the latest developments and insights into the world of healing.

Founders Anne Biging and Elisabeth Ixmeier launched the HEALING SUMMIT five years ago in response to their belief that people around the world are yearning for deeper ways to live a more fulfilled life while providing opportunities for others. Anne Biging states: “Five years ago, we knew intrinsically that there was a real need to bring together people from all corners of the globe and from completely different cultures to share concepts and ideas about how to become better, more joyful individuals, while being mindful of those in need around us. We are extremely grateful to our speakers, participants and supporters who are joining us as at the HEALING SUMMIT this March.”

Each HEALING SUMMIT provides the forum to grow relationships and communities, both personally and professionally. In addition to hosting world class speakers on topics of transformation and motivating the growth of human potential, the HEALING SUMMIT provides powerful workshops and networking opportunities on a global level.

Corporate sponsors for HEALING SUMMIT 2018 are Gharieni, manufacturer of spa, wellness, beauty and medical equipment with more than 25 years of experience, http://www.gharieni.com, Biologique Recherche, authenticity and harmony are the spirit and essence of Biologique Recherché Skin Care, http://www.biologique-recherche.com, European Spa Magazine, the #1 business magazine for spa and wellness, http://www.europeanspamagazine.com, We Blog the World, an online travel and lifestyle magazine dedicated to Transformative Travel, at the juncture of where wellness, spirituality, adventure and culture meet,  https://www.weblogtheworld.com, and Conscious Living TV, a TV show and digital platform documenting the journey towards a more healthy, mindful and sustainable planet, www.consciouslivingtv.com.

 

 

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THAT WAS THE HEALING SUMMIT 2017

March 2017

Cologne, March 2017 – The fourth annual HEALING SUMMIT 2017, organized by Healing Hotels of the World, brought 115 delegates from 23 countries for a two-day conference at Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin together. Hospitality and wellbeing professionals, holistic practitioners, social enterprise as well as sustainability specialists gathered on the 6th and 7th of March to Build a Global Healing Business Community. (...)

This year’s theme followed a universal call, a business necessity of the near future: Building a Global Healing Business Community. The HEALING SUMMIT set out to foster this global community for all the obvious reasons that come with it: being stronger as a community, a louder voice, a wider network and a more powerful impact. The aim was to provide ideas and inspiration for personal as well as economic growth and to contribute to the development of a soulful economy that aims for profit out of a higher purpose, namely the benefit of all.

“Today, a business’s sustainability rating really does impact on sales as more consumers reward good. This trend will completely change the way that the business world works”, predicted Asa Siegel, founder of STAMBA Superfoods, when talking about “Increased Brand Awareness and Profitability through Doing Good”. Living proof of what still seems to be naive or utopian to many of today’s power brokers was Rupert Schmid, Chairman of Biologique Recherche. His company does not differentiate between personal and business values: “Humility is usually not something typically that characterizes a manager. But this is how we want to lead our company.” He therefore looks at money “as a tool to achieve something”, and hence invests a majority for the benefit of all.

We don’t look at business solely as an economic matter, but believe that doing good results out of feeling good, of being at peace with oneself. That’s why we aim for a Global HEALING Business Community. And healing starts with the individual. Dr Marjorie Woollacott, Emerita Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon, supported this statement scientifically. Her research proofs the direct positive impact of meditation on life, health and leadership. “Our own lab has found that meditation improves our attention and ability to focus – it also reduces stress and improves our emotional wellbeing”, Dr Woollacott said. “We are able to look and reflect about situations rather than only react to them. Meditating on a regular basis leaves you more empathetic, more caring and with the strong disposition to alleviate suffering and the wish of others to be happy.”

The HEALING SUMMIT also gave a status quo in regards to tourism and the customers’ current needs. Stella Photi, founder and managing director of Wellbeing Escapes shared that “in 2007 our clients wanted to book packages that would help them ‘look more beautiful’ or ‘be thinner’. This language has completely changed. They are looking for transformational packages – ways to become ‘a better me’. They say ‘teach me’, ‘help me’. People now want to go to nurturing environments where they can take care of themselves in a meaningful, holistic way”.

We offered content strictly dealing with business issues in all its various forms. And to balance this out we successfully offered content like meditation, yoga and even dancing to push some triggers in regards to personal development. We combined two worlds, leaving the delegates with the freedom to take home whatever suited them best at this moment.

*Healing Hotels of the World is a global quality brand, uniting the best and most advanced hotels and resorts in the field of holistic health under one umbrella. With more than 100 partner hotels worldwide, Healing Hotels of the World is an authentic and trusted source for holistic health and wellbeing, offering the Healing Concierge, a search tool to meet individual preferences for all those who want to improve their health and lifestyle during a high quality health vacation in the midst of beautiful surroundings.

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HEALING HOTELS OF THE WORLD - THE WORLD'S MOST UNIQUE HOTEL BRAND

February 2017

As the only hotel brand for holistic health worldwide, Healing Hotels of the World has more than 100 member hotels located in 46 countries. Each location is unique in terms of focus and area of expertise. What they have in common is the highest standard of quality, a healing vision, and a passionate holistic approach towards everything they do. Healing Hotels are change agents for an enriched life experience. (...)

During their first visit to one of the founding member hotels – Ananda in the Himalayas – the creators of Healing Hotels experienced in a very short time, a transformation to a new level of wellbeing and happiness. They decided that these were the places they wanted to promote to the world and founded the brand Healing Hotels of the World.

The feeling of ultimate wellbeing is a state of happiness and contentment that cannot be achieved solely by outer stimuli. It is a state of being healthy in body, mind and soul. To achieve this state, a complex interplay of different components is necessary including nutrition, holistic therapies and a healing environment.

This is why Healing Hotels of the World developed a detailed set of criteria. Each hotel or resort is evaluated personally by Healing Hotels of the World. As a qualified member of Healing Hotels of the World, each hotel or resort guarantees a supreme experience for each guest.

The hotel collection offers tremendous variety based on location, ranging from mountains to beaches to tropical environments. Guests are able to experience the ancient wisdom of India, the healing effects of the Australian and African bush, as well as medical checks, yoga, meditation, quiet walks through nature, and much, much more. There is even a Healing Concierge to help you identify hotels or resorts that best suit your requirements, your health or wellbeing goals, preferred destination, culture and climate, or any other questions you may have.

Since the founding of Healing Hotels of the World in 2006, people around the world are waking up to see that changes in their lifestyles are necessary, and thus, are seeking Healing Hotels as centers capable of providing profound transformation. In all corners of the world, more and more hotels and resorts are committing to healing. On six continents, the same passion for a more healing, a more sustainable, and a more compassionate lifestyle has emerged.

The brand is also at the forefront of supporting the global paradigm shift towards a soulful economy through organizing the HEALING SUMMIT – COMMITTED TO HEALING. The HEALING SUMMIT is an annual event which provides space for individuals and businesses to meet, debate, discuss and learn from the expertise of extraordinary speakers from all over the world.

Thumbnail HEALING SUMMIT - BUILDING A GLOBAL HEALING BUSINESS COMMUNITY

HEALING SUMMIT - BUILDING A GLOBAL HEALING BUSINESS COMMUNITY

February 2017

Cologne, February 2017 – The fourth annual HEALING SUMMIT 2017, inspired and organized by Healing Hotels of the World*, takes place on March 6/7, 2017 in Berlin. The HEALING SUMMIT is all about bringing together like-minded people who are seeking a healing lifestyle in all areas of their life, both personal and professional, and who want to contribute to the wellbeing of others. (...)

What does it take to live a life filled with purpose, contentment, joy and prosperity? How would it feel, if, by our actions, this dream became a reality for all? What would this new reality look like for you personally and professionally? How can you be actively involved in this evolutionary shift? These questions and many more will be explored at the HEALING SUMMIT 2017.

Topics include “Healing and Business”, and in this context, how a holistic lifestyle influences the economy. The “Global Healing Economy” and “Business for Benefit versus Business for Profit” will be part of the discussion with delegates from six continents presenting their vision for a united, peaceful world. Finally, it will be examined how the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples can influence both our personal and professional lives.

This year you can expect transformative talks from global business executives, scientists, integrative medical professionals, healers, psychologists and thought leaders.

Among the speakers at the HEALING SUMMIT 2017 are Catherine Parrish and Dr. Marjorie Hines Woollacott. Catherine, Founder & President, NextLevel Leadership Inc., served as the CEO of International Humanitarian organizations for over two decades and will be talking about „FROM ‚MONEY MONSTER‘ TO THE GODDESS OF ABUNDANCE – MAKING MONEY WORK FOR YOU“. Dr. Marjorie, Emerita Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon, has authored the book: “Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind”, and will address „MEDITATION AS A MEANS TO EXTEND COMPASSION TO OURSELVES AND OUR PLANET“. A workshop will explore specific ways of how to “TURN HEALING INTO BUSINESS”. Amongst others Stella Photi, founder of Wellbeing Escapes, will share her experiences on “HOW TO PACKAGE AND SELL YOUR PRODUCTS: REACHING THE NEW CUSTOMER”. Valerie Smaldone, a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market, will be hosting the event. Valerie has hosted, produced and created several nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with top recording artists.

Anne Biging, co-founder of Healing Hotels of the World and founder of the HEALING SUMMIT, announced: “Besides being inspired, this year we delegates will receive tools to implement a holistic understanding of business and economy into their business and personal life.”

*Healing Hotels of the World is a global quality brand, uniting the best and most advanced hotels and resorts in the field of holistic health under one umbrella. With more than 100 partner hotels worldwide, Healing Hotels of the World is an authentic and trusted source for holistic health and wellbeing, offering the Healing Concierge, a search tool to meet individual preferences for all those who want to improve their health and lifestyle during a high quality health vacation in the midst of beautiful surroundings.

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THE HEALING SUMMIT - COMMITTED TO HEALING - CREATING A NEW WORLD

Cologne, April 2016

CREATING A NEW WORLD
The HEALING SUMMIT – COMMITTED TO HEALING, organized by Healing Hotels of the World, and now in its 3rd year, is a conference that presents all aspects of a holistic lifestyle. (...)

The title of this year’s conference was “Creating from the Core of Goodness: Life, Business, World”.

There is a world-wide movement, a waking up, based on the understanding that we are responsible for our personal wellbeing, our destiny and how we treat our fellow human beings and the world. It is a shift of values from exploitation of ourselves, others and our environment towards a more sensitive and healing understanding of who we are and what we do. It acknowledges that at the core of our being we want goodness in our lives.

The HEALING SUMMIT addressed the different topics of the new worldview.

On an economic level it revolved around the question how we can redefine business success to create a soulful economy that diminishes the inequality of our world. It showed the interconnectedness of our own healing lifestyle with the business practices of the future. Business leaders gave examples of how they created a business based on these new paradigms.

A holistic lifestyle implies the awareness of the relation between body, mind and soul. The HEALING SUMMIT provided space for the ancient wisdom of different cultures that do not only have a deep understanding of this relation but also of our bond with nature and the spiritual realm.

At the HEALING SUMMIT a cosmopolitan audience, including delegates from Saudi Arabia, China and Russia, explored our global identity and what mankind has in common albeit all differences.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” (Gandhi). At the HEALING SUMMIT leading personal development experts showed ways how to realize that. This made the HEALING SUMMIT a unique conference that did not only provide knowledge in regards to what to do but also about how to be the best version of you.

The speakers as well as the delegates of the HEALING SUMMIT 2016 came from 27 countries, encompassing business leaders from different industries, who understand that the world is rapidly changing into a new direction.

The aim of the HEALING SUMMIT is not only to share knowledge but also to allow like-minded people to find an atmosphere of mutual support and the encouragement to take a necessary step into the future.

In years to come the HEALING SUMMIT will branch out to different other continents and cities such as Shanghai and New York.

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THE WORLD’S MOST UNIQUE HOTEL BRAND CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Cologne, May 2016

When Anne Biging and Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier experienced that spending even a short time in a hotel or resort that offers holistic healing can create a transformative experience, they made it their mission to make these properties known to the world. This is why the unique hospitality brand Healing Hotels of the World was founded 10 years ago. (...)

The feeling of holistic well-being is a state of happiness and contentment that cannot be achieved by any outer stimulus. It is a state of health of body, mind and soul. To achieve this state, a complex interplay of different components is necessary including nutrition, holistic therapies, a healing environment and atmosphere.

This is why Healing Hotels of the World developed a detailed set of criteria to secure only the leading global health resorts. Each vetted hotel or resort become members by invitation only, and are evaluated individually by Healing Hotels of the World. As a qualified member of Healing Hotels of the World, each hotel or resort guarantees the most supreme experience for each guest.

There are 110 member hotels located in 46 countries and each one is unique in terms of focus and offered specialties. However, what they have in common is the highest standard of quality, the healing vision, and a passionate holistic approach applied toward everything they do.

The hotel collection offers tremendous variety based on the location of each region, ranging from mountains to beaches to tropical environments. Guests are able to experience the ancient wisdom of India, the healing effects of the Australian and African bush, as well as medical checks, yoga, meditation, quiet walks through the nature, and much more.

The holistic health and wellness travel market is growing rapidly. It is projected to increase by more than 9% per year through 2017, nearly 50% faster than the global tourism overall. It is a sought after market as wellness tourists are high-yield customers, spending 65% more per trip than the average guest. In the future, the markets will shift from Central Europe and the United States to Asia, especially China, India, and Latin America.*

The brand is also at the forefront of supporting the global paradigm shift towards a soulful economy through organizing the HEALING SUMMIT – COMMITTED TO HEALING. The HEALING SUMMIT is an annual event which provides space for individuals and businesses to meet, debate, discuss and learn from the expertise of extraordinary speakers from all over the world. Topics include insights into a professional and personal healing lifestyle, sustainable practices and inspiring charity or not-for-profit projects. Furthermore, with an office in China and hotels and resorts on five continents, Healing Hotels of the World represents the global movement towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.

As a contributor to the enhancement of the world’s welfare, Healing Hotels of the World was invited to become a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CGI is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving global health, increasing opportunity for women and girls, reducing childhood obesity and preventable diseases, and creating economic opportunity and growth through the power of creative collaboration, and much more. https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative

*Global Wellness Institute, The Global Wellness Tourism Economy Report 2013 & 2014, June 2015

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CURRENT
EUROPEAN SPA MAGAZINE HEALING SUMMIT 2018
April 2018
2017
"BESTSELLER"
Autumn
SPA BUSINESS
2/2017
EUROPEAN SPA MAGAZINE
April / May 2017
FUTURE OF EVERYTHING
March 2017
JUST BREATHE MAG
March 2017
DAY SPA MAGAZINE
March 2017
YOGA TRAVEL & FRIENDS
February 2017
2016
EUROPEAN SPA
Aug / Sep 2016
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
July 2016
QUELL
Summer 2016
IM ALTER DAHEIM
April - June 2016
BUNTE - REISE (NO 1/2016)
May 4th, 2016
EUROPEAN SPA
April / May 2016
HARVEST
Feb 2016
WELLNESS WORLD
February 2016
SPA INSIDE
Jan / Feb 2016
2015
CONNOISSEUR CIRCLE SPA
Winter 2015
MADAME BEAUTY
Winter 2015
DIE ZEIT
September 10, 2015
EUROPEAN SPA
April / May 2015
PROFESSIONAL SPA & WELLNESS
March 2015
2014
ROBB REPORT
July 2014
ETIHAD INFLIGHT MAGAZINE
July 2014
EUROPEAN SPA
April / May 2014
THE AFFLUENT TRAVELLER
Winter / Spring 2014
BUNTE
February 20th, 2014
WELT AM SONNTAG
February 8th / 9th, 2014
PETRA
February 2014
INFLIGHT
February 2014