The global Wellness Communities Initiative brings together senior stakeholders from around the world with active commercial interests in communities and buildings proactively developed with the holistic health of its residents, guests, environment (both natural and built) and the surrounding community in mind. Keep Reading
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Mia Kyricos, President & Chief Love Officer™, Kyricos & Associates LLC, United States
Mia Kyricos is a globally-respected thought-leader in the business of wellness, wellbeing and hospitality with a specialty in brand strategy and communications. She has developed, operated and marketed brands and facilities across 100+ countries in her leadership positions at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Spafinder Wellness, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, among others, and at Kyricos & Associates, LLC. Mia sits on the advisory boards of Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business, Wellness for Cancer and the Global Wellness Institute.
Anna Bjurstam, VP, Spas & Wellness, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Sweden
Anna has always been dedicated to wellness, and has worked in the business for 25 years. Together with her hands on expertise in wellness and a Master Degree in Business, Anna is also now working with Pegasus Capital Advisors as a Strategic Advisor as well as their portfolio companies Six Senses and Raison d’Etre. She is VP of Six Senses Spas with 30+ locations world-wide as well as being a partner in Raison d’Etre Think Tank Wellness, with over 120 projects executed in 65 different countries, as well as it its own wellness brand LivNordic in its portfolio.
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More about the Initiative
These communities take on many different forms including destination spas, hotels and wellness retreats with residential components to master-planned communities, existing or new neighborhoods and apartment complexes where individuals may work, live and/or play. Each is linked by a foundational commitment to live well by fostering wellness-focused design and services from blue-print to hand-print, resulting in mindful, healthful programming, buildings and facilities offered on-site.
This group has been established with the goal to identify common principles, resources and best practices that will help to foster effective development and operations of wellness communities in the years ahead.
Our activities (objectives/goals) include
- To identify common principles and needs that will help to foster effective development and operations of wellness living communities in the years ahead.
- To bring together senior stakeholders in residential wellness communities and buildings.