BEYOND GDP: REGENERATIVE HOSPITALITY & WELLNESS INITIATIVE Members
Davide Bollati, Founder & Chairman, Davines, Italy
Davide Bollati is the founder and chairman of Davines, a family-owned Italian company featuring professional hair and skin-care brands, such as Davines, comfort zone and skin regimen. The strong commitment to rigorous standards of environmental and social sustainability has allowed the group to become a B corporation and is embodied in the Davines Village in Parma, a virtuous example of sustainable architecture and production, including a scientific open-air lab botanical garden.
Alla Sokolova, Founder & CEO, Inbalans, Latvia
Alla Sokolova is the founder and CEO of Inbalans, a multidisciplinary consultancy and management company, offering turnkey solutions in creating, developing and managing wellness hospitality business. Alla has over 15 years of experience in the industry. She co-founded the first international wellness destination in Latvia (Balans International Wellness Center and Amber Spa Boutique Hotel). Alla was awarded the prestigious “spa manager of the year” at HotSpa, Paris, in 2013. She is passionate about popularizing wellness culture and is actively involved in researching, developing and integrating holistic lifestyle concepts that are successfully adapted into urban and destination environments.
Mar Michelle Hausler
Founder, Give & Take Lab, Brazil
Mar Michelle Häusler is the founder of Give & Take Lab and the creator of the Inkiri conmunity currency (Brazil). After 5 years as a Financial Trader in London and a master in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College, she created the Me, Myself & Money workshop, coaching and online course to bring people to a new way of relating to money and connecting to their purpose. She is developing a gamified methodology for organizations and schools with the purpose of inspiring people to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Co-founder & CEO of Regenerative Travel, US
Amanda is a New York-based brand strategist, travel expert, community builder and change-maker committed to help the travel, tourism and hospitality sector become a force for regeneration and healing. As the Co-founder & CEO of Regenerative Travel, Amanda helps the global collection of independent hotels increase the value provided to guests and actively regenerate the communities and ecosystems of which they are a part. Before co-founding Regenerative Travel, Amanda was the founder of a multi-media lifestyle publication where she honed her craft as a storyteller & producer for luxury hospitality, real estate and lifestyle brands with a passion for sustainability.
Managing Director, Exclusive Collection
Managing Director of the Exclusive Collection founded in 1981, a family-run independent group of 6 country house properties, two spas, golf club, cookery school, inn and award winning restaurants. Danny was voted Hotelier of the Year in 2014 by the Caterer and previously Chairman of the Master Innholders. Design is at the forefront of the evolution of the Exclusive Collection, with the ground-breaking shape and feel of the new spa at South Lodge, the sleek cookery school at Lainston within the juxtaposition of a 17th century wellhouse or the cutting edge bathrooms in the hotels.
Innovation and sustainability are at the core of Danny’s philosophy as demonstrated by the opening of the spa at South Lodge with its biomass boilers, wild swimming and Botanica an innovative restaurant catering for vegetarians, flexitarians and freefrom all sourced locally and sustainably. Hillfield and The Wellhouse restaurants both sourcing hyperlocally their food and drinks from the surrounding areas, as well as planting their own vineyard at South Lodge. Exclusive Collection have recently become the first hotel group in the UK to become an accredited B Corp leading the way in sustainability for the hospitality sector. Exclusive is pushing hard to grow its own with 5.2 hectares of vineyard planted, acres of orchards and some hugely productive kitchen gardens.
Exclusive now employs over 800 people, has an annual turnover of £60m and has secured the coveted title of being one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality’, with Acorn award winners, St Julian Scholars, MasterChef and Great British Menu winners, and just a great team of talented people.