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Healing Hotels hosts master class on the future of hospitality
Session to focus on consumer demand for personal transformation in a post-Covid world
Cologne, Germany, 18 May, 2020 -- Healing Hotels of the World will host a 45-minute master class to explore the role of healing in hospitality, and why consumers are seeking transformation today more than ever. Hosted by celebrated New York radio personality Valerie Smaldone, the session will feature expert insight from Healing Hotels Co-Founder Anne Biging along with Claudia Roth, Founder and Managing Director of Soul Luxury and Co-Founder of the Healing Summit. Biging and Roth will explore how healing has become a cornerstone of hospitality, why bringing healing into hospitality will be crucial for people around the world as we move into post-Covid travel, and what consumers will be seeking from their holidays after lockdown. Biging will also speak about how she came to found Healing Hotels of the World, what the core elements of a Healing Hotel are, and who can create a Healing Hotel.
Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, hotel brand offers free personal healing sessions
Cologne, Germany, April 17, 2020 -- Anne Biging and Elisabeth Ixmeier, Co-Founders of Healing Hotels of the World, have partnered with six of the top healers in the world to offer a free personal healing session that people can enjoy in the comfort of their homes. This one of a kind offer is available for free until May 8, 2020. The group of six healers includes holistic practitioners, psychologists and coaches that have worked with the Healing Hotels team over the years. “Although we are not able to travel at the moment and most of our Healing Hotels are closed due to Covid-19, their hearts are still beating strongly, and our shared mission to guide you on your healing journey is stronger than ever,” says Biging. The practitioners aim to help clients step into new perspectives, find inner balance, and move from anxiousness and fear to positivity and strength in the midst of this global pandemic.
Upcoming FORESTIS hotel in South Tyrol joins Healing Hotels of the World
Dolomites retreat offers healing through nature
Cologne, Germany, February 4, 2020 -- A new hotel set to open in May in the mountains of South Tyrol, Italy will be the newest member of the Healing Hotels of the World. FORESTIS is located 1,800 meters above sea level near Brixen in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dolomites. The main building was built in the early 20th century by architect Otto Wagner, who designed it for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Three contemporary wooden towers complete the overall architectural impression. Today, the hotel is protected as a historic monument, and the clean air, exceptionally pure water, wild forests, and a sunny Alpine climate that first drew Wagner to the location still make it an ideal location for healing.
Vedaaranya Haveli joins Healing Hotels of the World
Vedaaranya Haveli is that magical space which fulfils the senses, calms the mind and body, and gives you a universe of love, healing and fulfilment in a haven of heritage
Cologne, Germany, 09 November, 2019 -- The Vedaaranya Haveli in the historical town of Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, India, has become the latest hotel to join Healing Hotels of the World. The 10-room boutique hotel has been lovingly renovated by Dr. Shruti Nada Poddar, an entrepreneur, educator and healer who returned to her family’s ancestral roots in an effort to bring tourism to this remote, untouched and unspoilt region. A haveli is a traditional Indian heritage abode situated around a courtyard, with the structure allowing energy to flow and merge at the heart of the space.
Healing Hotels receives award for ‘extraordinary achievement’ from Gandhi Global Family
Elisabeth Ixmeier and Anne Biging are first German recipients of award
Cologne, Germany, 7 November, 2019 -- Anne Biging and Elisabeth Ixmeier, Co-Founders of Healing Hotels of the World, have received the prestigious Souvenir for Extraordinary Achievement from the Gandhi Global Family (GGF). GGF is a United Nations-accredited peace NGO, which propagates the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela among youth. The award is given to individuals or companies who are bringing change to society through innovative ideas.
Leading Swiss medical resort joins Healing Hotels of the World
Swiss Mountain Clinic offers a wide range of doctors, specialists and visiting practitioners focusing on holistic health
Cologne, Germany, August 9, 2019 -- The newest member of the Healing Hotels of the World is the Swiss Mountain Clinic, an international center for regulative and functional medicine located in the Alpine village of Castaneda in Switzerland. With a focus on holistic health, the Swiss Mountain Clinic has more than 30 years of experience in functional medicine and offers several intensive packages designed to prevent disease as well as to regulate and detoxify the body.
Ayus Wellness at Mulu Marriott becomes first Healing Hotel in Malaysia
New program includes forest immersion, wild swimming, and rainforest yoga
Cologne, Germany, July 23, 2019 – With an innovative new program that harnesses the healing power of the natural world, Ayus Wellness at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa has become the first hotel in Malaysia to join the Healing Hotels of the World. Located in Mulu National Park, the hotel was originally opened in 1993 as the Royal Mulu Resort and rebranded under the Marriott name in 2013.
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai joins Healing Hotels of the World
Historic flagship hotel is an urban oasis celebrating Indian healing traditions
Cologne, Germany & Mumbai, India, July 15, 2019 -- The iconic Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has become the newest member of the Healing Hotels of the World – a global consortium made up of more than 100 hotels and resorts that are committed to healing. First opened in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace – the flagship Taj hotel – overlooks the majestic Gateway of India, and has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. It is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality, with each of its 285 rooms and suites blending nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities.
Annual event returns to the Pine Cliffs Resort in Portugal
28 June 2019, Cologne, Germany -- The HEALING SUMMIT will once again return to Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coast, with next year’s event taking place May 18-19, 2020 at the Pine Cliffs Resort in Albufeira. The annual event is an initiative of the Healing Hotels of the World, and brings together like-minded individuals who are drawn to collaborate, raise awareness and inspire change. Socially conscious speakers from the fields of investment, science, healing modalities, mission-oriented organizations, and travel join together with delegates to create a gathering of global influencers committed to doing good.
HEALING SUMMIT 2019, an intimate international conference produced by the boutique hospitality brand Healing Hotels of the World, which took place in the Algarve region of Portugal, has concluded.
Cologne, Germany, May 29, 2019-- This year’s theme, “Take a Quantum Leap”, truly resonated with all who attended. Turning the typical business model of a conference on its ear, a quantum leap was achieved by the energized atmosphere created by the participants. Socially conscious speakers from the fields of investment, science, healing modalities, mission-oriented organizations and travel joined with participants to create an extremely collaborative and congenial environment.