Minor Hotels appoints Sandie Johannessen as Group Director of Spa and Wellness for Asia

Bringing over two decades of experience in the spa and wellness industry, Sandie has worked with prestigious luxury brands across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Minor Hotels announced the appointment of Sandie Johannessen as the Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia. In her new role, Sandie will take charge of overseeing Minor Hotels' spa and wellness operations, development, and brand standards across all hotel brands in Asia. Her responsibilities will also extend to managing strategic spa, wellness, and medical partnerships with entities such as VIVID by Verita Health, Clinique La Prairie, VLCC, and BDMS Wellness Clinic. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the spa and wellness industry, Sandie has worked with prestigious luxury brands across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Her track record includes delivering exceptional spa services, creating innovative wellness programs, and establishing strategic partnerships with leading medical experts. Before joining Minor Hotels, Sandie served as the Health and Wellness Director at Zulal, a wellness resort by Chiva-Som in Doha, Qatar.

Expressing her excitement about the new role, Sandie said, "I am honored and excited to join Minor Hotels as the Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia. I have always admired the company’s vision and values, and I look forward to contributing to its growth and success. I have a deep affinity with Thailand, as it is the homeland of my grandparents. I feel privileged to be able to work in this beautiful country and share my passion for spa and wellness with our guests and colleagues." 

Sandie, a Middlesex University-trained dietary analyst and educator, holds a Bachelor in Yogic Science from Bangalore University, India. Passionate about holistic wellness and nutrition, she incorporates these elements into her spa, medical, and wellness programs.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, expressed enthusiasm about Sandie's appointment, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Sandie to our team. She is a visionary leader with extensive experience and knowledge in the spa and wellness industry. As Minor continues its expansion in the region, Sandie’s expertise in developing and implementing comprehensive wellness programs will play a key role in enhancing our spa and wellness offerings across our portfolio of brands in Asia. We look forward to working with her to deliver memorable and meaningful experiences for our guests."



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