GOCO Hospitality is working with Sanli Guo Yuan to develop the Xiangshan Hot Spring & Wellness Center, a 6,000 sq, m. facility with an onsite natural hot spring, located 30 minutes outside Ningbo, China.
GOCO Hospitality has been engaged to conduct market research & feasibility studies, develop the concept, provide design & technical service reviews and subsequently manage the 6,000 sq.m. facility. Targeted to open in August 2013, the Xiangshan Hot Spring & Wellness Center will feature indoor and outdoor mineral spring bathing facilities, extensive thermal experiences, a medi-spa, spa café, tea lounge, male grooming facility, female beauty salon, mind & body studio, three luxury spa suites and one spa villa.
The Xiangshan Hot Spring & Wellness Center will offer exceptional wellness programs that are results-oriented and address the health concerns of the modern Chinese consumer—beauty enhancement, weight loss, detoxification, stress relief and ageing well. Benchmarked against leading thermal facilities internationally, Xiangshan will set a new standard in design aesthetics and service quality, seamlessly blending Western and Eastern wellness modalities.
“China currently has the highest growth of spa development, with the largest share being in Shanghai. This shows the increasing interest in wellness from the Chinese consumer, especially the Shanghainese, and the growing demand for wellness destinations that are of international standards.” said Ingo Schweder, Chief Executive Officer, GOCO Hospitality. “The Xiangshan Hot Spring & Wellness Center is perfectly positioned to answer this market demand with its facilities and wellness programs. Its physical location, a mere two-hour drive from Shanghai, also makes it an attractive choice for Shanghainese.”
Aside from the Xiangshan Hot Spring & Wellness Center, GOCO Hospitality is also working with clients to develop wellness projects in various locations across China including in Ghangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, and Sanya. Globally, GOCO Hospitality is actively working on 22 innovative projects in 13 countries.
About GOCO, Inc.
The company's name GOCO (goco.co), as well as its slogan "Wellness meets Wanderlust", combine two of the most important elements of the company: the acronym "GO" stands for traveling, movement, and energy, whereas "CO" is based on the word “consultancy”. GOCO’s projects are always authentic, reflect local cultures and traditions and strive to make a social impact in their community. This philosophy allows GOCO Hospitality to cross borders and create new discoveries while being innovative, visionary and individual.
As CEO and founder of GOCO, Ingo Schweder brings more than 20 years of experience from the fields of spa and hospitality. Working with and managing some of the world’s most prestigious hotel groups Ingo has been involved with the design, development, and worldwide operation of iconic properties and spas. Under his guidance, Ananda in the Himalayas, the globally recognized destination spa, was established. During his tenure at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, he established from the ground up 15 resort spas on four continents – whose strong holistic roots are credited to him. He earlier was Group Director of Hotel Operations for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Managing Director of Rafael Group Hoteliers, Southeast Asia. Under his leadership, GOCO Hospitality has received the 2011 SpaChina Awards and 2011 Crystal Awards for Best Spa Consultancy.