We have created Healing Hotels of the World because we wish to celebrate humanity. We are a boutique member association with over 100 hotels located on all continents. With a strong focus on holistic health and healing, our member hotels are for the healing traveler who wants to break free from old concepts and allow new wisdom and better lifestyle choices to unfold. It takes learning and practice for healing to become a living experience.
With our combined life-long learning, exploring the depths of various healing methodologies, both personally and professionally, we carefully and purposefully select properties to join our association. Our trusted member hotels are founded and managed by visionary hoteliers who have the compassion, wisdom and professional capacity to be your host for your personal healing lifestyle solution.
With a grand diversity of holistic healing programs, retreats and modalities, you will surely find the inspiration, healing focus and location that fits the one you care for most: You
ANNE BIGINGHealing Hotels of the World Founder and CEO
Anne proved to be a visionary when she brought Healing Hotels of the World to life in 2006, anticipating people’s desire to experience a profound, personal transformation towards a healthier, fulfilling lifestyle, way beyond the average wellness vacation.
Before founding Healing Hotels of the World, Anne put her mind and heart into international tourism destination marketing, public relations and hotel consulting. Furthermore, many years of travelling as a journalist and author opened her eyes for the need of places that give you space to relax, learn, recharge and help you to get back in touch with your natural self. Anne’s drive, her life’s passion is to offer opportunities for each and every one to find back to healthy but foremost happy being.
ELISABETH IXMEIERHealing Hotels of the World Co-Founder and CCO
As co-founder of Healing Hotels of the World Elisabeth combines her experience in tourism marketing with her enthusiasm for personal development and a holistic lifestyle.
Elisabeth has a PhD in philosophy and art history. Since more than 40 years she is following the Yoga philosophy and practicing meditation. Her life long study of holistic and spiritual life principles and her global expertise of their implementation in an hotel environment give her a strong compass to navigate into the new and exciting developments of our age.
She says: “A holistic lifestyle means to take responsibility for yourself, your life, the society you live in as well as the planet. The member hotels of Healing Hotels of the World are the avant-gardes of this new life style. Their founders are true healing heroes.”
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Claudia Roth is the Founder & Managing Director of Soul Luxury (soul-luxury.com), a company dedicated to providing new ways for lifestyle brands to connect with consumers. In the midst of a successful career in the high profile world of luxury hospitality, Claudia arrived at a turning point in her life. An unexpected, yet welcome, transformation brought with it the realization that others, too, were longing for a more spiritually holistic lifestyle. She sensed that, knowingly or not, many were getting ready to look beyond the purely materialistic world.
Within the framework of Soul Luxury, Claudia Roth uses her business acumen as well as a more soulful intelligence to create innovative and commercially successful business solutions. The company helps business leaders and lifestyle brands connect with consumers' desire for a deeper sense of fulfilment than that which chasing after status symbols can offer. She is passionate about combining the worlds of business and spirituality helping to bring about a paradigm shift in society. Claudia is also one of the co-founders of the HEALING SUMMIT and is a popular speaker at events relating to hospitality, healing and transformation.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström
Kjell A. Nordström is a Swedish economist and author and has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. Kjell is also known for being one of the leading researchers on multinational enterprises and the global market.He has acted as an advisor and consultant to several multinational corporations. In 2015, Kjell was named one of the world’s most influential management gurus. Kjell is feeling strongly aligned with the vision and mission of Healing Hotels of the World and strives to support this great venture.
In 1999, Kjell wrote the blockbuster ”Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance”. The book achieved great international success and has been translated into 39 languages. He has also published the books ”Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind” (2003) ”Funky Business Forever” (2007) and “Urban Express” (2014).
Dr. Petra Müller - Rupprecht MD
Dr. Petra Müller-Rupprecht is a General Practitioner and as well specialized in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy and additionaly has degrees as a Psychoanalyst and Homeopath. She is working as a head physician and has developed her own concept for coaching using all the tools she gained during her intensive studies concerning Eastern and Western Philosophy, Astrology, Shamanism and many more.
Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world. LeMay, also author of “The Generosity Plan”, serves as an adviser and consultant to Fortune 100 companies, universities, international NGOs, and the United Nations. She is a sought-after speaker on strategies for social justice and empowering women to come into their voice. Kathy is currently working on her next book, hoping to focus on finding humanity in modern Philanthropy.
Since 2010 Marianne Brepohl is in charge of Lapinha’s SPA Product, Marketing and Sales Departments. Founded by her great-grandmother in 1972, Lapinha SPA is the 1st destination SPA in Brazil with worldwide recognition. Since Marianne entered in the family business she has developed new services, protocols and shifted Lapinha’s image.
In March 2013, Marianne opened the first Lapinha Urban SPA in São Paulo. After identifying that 55% of their customers come from Brazils most agitated city, she developed a service that would give them the opportunity to continue their wellbeing experience after returning home.