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 industries. He leads the multidisciplinary teams at GOCO Hospitality and Horwath HTL Health and Wellness to strategise, conceptualise, design and manage the latest wellness developments for the world’s top hospitality and real estate brands. From individual hotel spas to dedicated wellness resorts and master planned mixed-use developments, Ingo’s experience and insights have taken over 400 projects worth more than $1.4 billion across upwards of 42 countries from initial idea to profitable realisation and on-going management.
The company manages GOCO-branded spas in Italy, Greece and the UAE, and owns the Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Southern California, the United States’ oldest and highest grossing spa. GOCO Hospitality is currently developing several GOCO Retreats in strategic spots around the world. Ingo 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, the globally recognised destination spa, was established.
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.