Hotel and Spa Awards 2019 Page 25 LUX 2019 Hotel & Spa Awards Since its inception in 1998 Raison d’Etre has worked on over 120 spas in 60 countries, winning more than 50 awards for ground- breaking innovations and revolutionary facilities. Over the years the firm has cultivated strong expertise in creating award winning spas, spa brands and spa concepts worldwide, including its own brand, LivNordic. Some of the successful brands the firm has helped to drive to success include Six Senses, Aman Resort Spas and Jiva Spa at Taj Hotels. Alongside these renowned establishments, Raison d’Etre works with a range of clients, from large well-known hotel chains and independents to commercial organisations, investors and entrepreneurs. For almost two decades Raison d’Etre has been an internationally renowned spa consultancy and think tank for wellness. In celebration of its success in our 2019 Hotel & Spa Awards we showcase the firm’s service offering and how it works to drive spas towards international acclaim. Raison d’Etre: Best Wellness Concept & Brand Creator 2019 - Scandinavia What unites this disparate array of clients is the exceptional standard of service and support they receive when they work with Raison d’Etre. The firm’s expert team have a focussed attention to detail across design, operations and service, which makes the end result for the guest a memorable and fulfilling one. Through its Think Tank the firm is able to incorporate the latest trends in wellness, making all of its brands current and unique. As part of this focus on staying one step ahead of emerging market developments whilst simultaneously offering a genuine experience to guests, the firm’s team are constantly researching and deepening their understanding of what is needed for physical, mental and emotional health. As a result, Raison d’Etre does not subscribe to current fads and trends, unless they have proven health benefits that it can support and authentically offer to its guests. This focus is embodied by the firm’s own brand of spas, LivNordic, which are unique because they define the Nordic cultures and people like no other brand. In the Nordic countries people have an extraordinary quality of living based on a balanced and healthy lifestyle. As such, Raison d’Etre have coordinated all these elements to realise LivNordic enabling more people to enjoy and benefit from this unique lifestyle. In an industry that is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complicated with the rise of wellness technology and other developments, this move back-to-basics is a revolution, and one which Raison d’Etre is keen to embrace. Moving forward, as the wellness industry continues to grow Raison d’Etre see a very exciting opportunity for its firm and brands to grow significantly. Currently the firm has a variety of exciting new LivNordic Hotel & Spa developments in Prague in the Czech Republic and China, which will drive Raison d’Etre to even greater renown throughout 2019 and beyond. Name: Anna-Cari Gund Address: Grevgatan 15, BV, 11453 Stockholm, Sweden Telephone Number: +46 8 756 00 56 Web Address: