First GOCO-branded spa to open at Ajman Saray
Starwood Luxury Collection hotel will launch in December 2013 in UAE
The spa and hotel consulting company founded by spa industry visionary Ingo Schweder, GOCO Hospitality, will open its first ever GOCO-branded spa in the UAE later this year.
The spa will be located at Ajman Saray, a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel, set to open in Ajman in December 2013.
A second GOCO-branded spa will open soon after at JW Marriott Venice.
Currently, GOCO Hospitality manages The Spa at Steinberger Frankfurter Hof and has a range spa projects under development, for The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai, and Bellagio, Dubai, among others.
The company, based in Bangkok, Berlin, and soon Shanghai, also delivers master planning, concept and brand development, operations and management, with work on large-scale wellness retreats underway in China, Germany, Georgia, Tanzania and India.
GOCO Hospitality has recently joined Horwath HTL, a global leader in hotel, tourism and leisure consulting with 50 offices in 39 countries.
Going forward, a new entity, operating under the Horwath HTL – Health and Wellness specialty designation, will provide market research and financial feasibility studies, concept development services and executive recruitment services for hotel/resort and stand-alone spa and wellness facilities, as well as wellness destination hotels/resorts, while GOCO Hospitality will focus on development and operations providing design, technical, pre-opening, training and management services.
GOCO Hospitality CEO Ingo Schweder commented on the partnership: We are really delighted about joining the Horwath HTL network. They have fantastic experts all over the globe and we have very complementary specialty services, but above all, they share our view of the industry. We truly believe the best way to be successful in this business is by developing lasting relationships, and we know that with Horwath HTL, we are part of a group that shares this approach.”
Horwath HTL chairman Robert Hecker added: “GOCO Hospitality are a very well respected team with a great reputation for delivering exceptional results and we know they will be a tremendous asset to the Horwath HTL network. Their work will allow us to develop and offer new and quality Health and Wellness planning and development services that will be of interest and value to clients.”