Injecting fresh ideas and professional management into the rapidly expanding wellness hospitality sector, Ingo Schweder brings together more than 30 years of experience in the spa and hospitality industry. Founder and CEO of GOCO Hospitality and Managing Director of Horwath HTL Health and Wellness, Schweder has led the design, development and operation of some of the most iconic wellness hospitality ventures around the world. GOCO Hospitality has completed over US$3.5 billion of luxury health and wellness projects on five continents and manages GOCO-branded spas and retreats in strategic spots around the world.
In 2012, GOCO Hospitality was awarded the license to create Horwath HTL Health and Wellness. Horwath HTL, a global brand part of the Crowe Global Network, a top 10 accounting and financial services network.
In 2015, GOCO Hospitality acquired Glen Ivy Hot Springs Resort, America’s oldest hot spring resort located in Southern California. In 2016, Schweder co-founded Space Yoga & Space Cycle alongside Jack Ma and Matthew Allison.
Schweder was formerly a board member of Mandarin Oriental and earlier Corporate Director of Operations for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. Under his guidance, Ananda In The Himalayas, a globally recognised destination spa, was established. Schweder is currently on the Advisory Board of AMAALA, a US$16 billion luxury wellness destination in Saudi Arabia developed by PIF, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia.
To mark World Meditation Day 2019 on 15 May, Horwath HTL Health and Wellness have released an industry report looking at the increasingly important issue of mental wellness, and how wellness resorts can play a role in supporting those battling mental illnesses.