MSpa International Recognized with Top Honors at Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024

Photo shows from left to right:
1. Dr. Jia Xiao Fang, President of UNSDG World Federation, Co-Chairperson of the 3rd TWAS 2024
2. William E. Heinecke, Founder & Chairman – Minor International
3. Jacky Ong, Chairperson of the 3rd TWAS 2024, Founder and Chairman of CISW Holding Group
4. Dr. Kampon Sriwatanakul, Chairman of Thailand National Charter of Health, Co-Chairperson of the 3rd TWAS 2024

(IN SHORT) MSpa International, part of Minor Hotels, received two prestigious awards at the Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024 (TWAS) in Bangkok. Founder William E. Heinecke was honored for his contributions to global wellness hospitality tourism, while Sandie Johannessen was recognized for her visionary leadership in spa and wellness excellence. TWAS, a prominent event in Asia, highlighted international collaborations in health and wellness tourism, showcasing MSpa’s global impact with over 70 spas worldwide and innovative concepts like Anantara Spa and AvaniSpa.

(PRESS RELEASE) Bangkok, Thailand, 2024-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — MSpa International, a global leader in the Spa & Wellness industry under Minor Hotels, has received two prestigious awards at the Thailand Wellness Asia Summit 2024 (TWAS) in Bangkok.

TWAS is a premier event in Asia focused on promoting and advancing international collaborations within the health and wellness tourism sector, drawing over 1,000 attendees from more than 30 countries. This year’s summit highlighted the significant partnership between China and Thailand through seminars, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, networking opportunities, and award ceremonies.

William E. Heinecke, Founder and Chairman of Minor International, was honored with the Global Honorary Award for “Best Contribution to Global Wellness Hospitality Tourism.” This accolade recognizes his exceptional leadership and substantial contributions to advancing the wellness hospitality industry globally.

Sandie Johannessen, Group Director of Spa and Wellness at MSpa, was also recognized with the award for “Best Visionary in Spa and Wellness Excellence.” This award celebrates her innovative approach and contributions to the development of wellness tourism in the region.

MSpa International operates over 70 spas worldwide and has been a pivotal force in the Spa & Wellness sector since its inception in Thailand in 1999. The brand portfolio includes esteemed names such as Anantara Spa and AvaniSpa, along with unique concepts like The Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie, Vivid Bangkok Drip Bar, and the upcoming Layan Life set to open in Phuket in Q3, 2024.

The awards ceremony at TWAS 2024 featured prominent figures including Dr. Jia Xiao Fang, President of UNSDG World Federation and Co-Chairperson of the summit; Jacky Ong, Chairperson of TWAS 2024 and Founder of CISW Holding Group; and Dr. Kampon Sriwatanakul, Chairman of Thailand National Charter of Health and Co-Chairperson of TWAS 2024.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact MSpa International or visit their official website.

About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is a global hospitality group operating over 550 hotels, resorts and residences in 56 countries, pursuing its vision of crafting a more passionate and interconnected world. As a hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels fulfils the needs and desires of today’s global travellers through its diverse portfolio of eight hotel brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana Collection, NH, NH Collection, nhow, Oaks and Tivoli – and a collection of related businesses. Minor Hotels is rapidly accelerating its global growth ambitions, aiming to add more than 200 hotels by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels is a proud member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, and participates in the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty programme.

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Media Contact:

Kasamaphan Lourvanij
Public Relations Manager of Spa & Wellness – MSpa International

Source: Minor Hotels