"Paul Lister woke me up to the urgency of conservation over a decade ago. A driven philanthropist, he is creating a blueprint for how hospitality can support conservation. I am so proud our work for Alladale has accelerated exposing the challenges and spotlighting the solutions."
"When I dream of India, I am transported to the foothills of the Himalayas and Ananda. We launched this ground-breaking spa over 20 years ago and it is a place I hold dear to my heart. I have witnessed first-hand the transformative impact of what they offer."
"Layering the old with the new, Broughton Sanctuary is defining a new narrative around transformation through a strong connection to nature. Evolutionary wellbeing retreats from exceptional leaders and authentic, beautifully renovated holiday cottages in a raw and off-grid setting, Broughton is also home to one of the country's leading nature recovery projects."
"Daios Cove is a fine exemplar of a company that listens to its guests and their changing needs and attunes to the mood of the current times to create something new and relevant. Their evolution to a 360-degree holistic wellbeing offering is ambitious and exciting. We are delighted to work with the Daios family to help realise their dream."
"Marina’s vision for Euphoria was a revelation to me. How amazing to learn about ancient wisdoms, Spartan fitness and metabolic health all in one place. And what a place - the views, the forest, Byzantine churches, mythical history…I hadn’t realised how beautiful the Peloponnese is."
"We first engaged with Four Seasons Maldives with the opening of Kuda Huraa in 1998 and dialled it up in 2006 when Landaa Giraavaru joined the family. I am tickled by the success of the Night Spa and the Surfing Champions Trophy - now in its 10th year - both of which we helped create. But it is the lows that bring you closest. The 2004 Tsunami and now Covid-19 have tested the leadership and strengthened the partnership on which we continue to build."
"Rarely is the term 'unique’ justifiable but with Malabar Retreats it really is. There is only one Dominique and Bibi; it’s incredibly rare to find Lu Jong (Tibetan Healing yoga) as a practice, and all set in such extraordinary locations. This combination makes these retreats utterly unique."
"To dedicate your time, energy and money to improving the planet and the lives of future generations is to be admired. Which is why it's such a pleasure to work with Alexa and her team at NOW. What she doesn't know about the battle against climate change is barely worth knowing."
"RAKxa’s partnership with the Bumrungrad International Hospital means they are the first wellness centre in SE Asia to really deliver on the idea of integrated health. Extraordinary therapeutic treatments combined with highly personalised diagnostics in a clinical setting - gives guests the confidence to explore longevity with the A team."
"If we need proof that you can combine sophistication and sustainability, look no further than The Alpina Gstaad. With much of the hotel industry on its knees in 2020, this hotel is on track for its most successful year since its opening in 2012. I love their relevance to the new era of luxury travel."
"I spent a large part of my travels going to Africa in search of wildlife and wilderness and never considered Europe. I’ve now discovered that the bears and wolves of Romania can be just as exciting. This feels like the right time to stay closer to home and support people on the ground doing incredible things around conservation and tourism."
"I have known and respected Caroline’s ability to seek, select and robustly test the world’s best retreats for over a decade. We believe the ability to retreat with a group of likeminded people will be one of the things we will most crave when the world starts moving again. The IndigoEight team is looking forward to promoting the best of the best via The Global Retreat Company."
"If there is a single concept of which I am most proud of launching in the UK - it is the term Mayr. I first went to Austria 24 years ago when no one had heard of Mayr and they had no British guests. Now there are Mayr replicates around the world, but still only one pure Mayr and that is The Original. We have been partners through many iterations, and now, under Gabriella Schnitzler and her team, are confident it has never been better or stronger."
“As a fitness fanatic who loves being in nature, for me this is a dream of a client with an exciting story to tell. The Ranch Malibu is legendary for offering a health and wellbeing immersion like no other and their new outpost in Italy brings something completely fresh to Europe. Designed to completely recalibrate the mind as well as energize the body, this is not just a luxury bootcamp, but a new approach to living.”
"This Norwegian experience is going to challenge our perception of Northern European spas. An exceptional modern sanctuary which brings together all the elements we love at IndigoEight - connections with the natural world and ourselves - whether you want to heal deeply or simply detox."
"We feel privileged to come on board to promote Volcanoes Safaris' 25th anniversary. This company has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla tourism in Uganda and Rwanda and continues to lead the way. I have huge respect for Praveen, his vision and commitment to this spectacular though challenging region to ensure that conversation, community and hospitality can truly sit hand in hand."