Spa Business 3 2023

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PHOTO: ENSANA HEALTH SPA HOTELS

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Mark Hennebry Ensana What have been your career highlights?

During a dire recession in Ireland, is it the day I saw a vacancy for a job in Hong Kong and was on a plane three weeks later becoming an economic migrant like millions of others? Or is it the day I went for an interview in Phuket and on walking into the hotel, knowing with absolute certainty that I’d found my ‘home’? There have been many other such inflexion points when I needed to make career decisions. I subscribe to the concept that there’s no such thing as a right/ wrong choice – just a different one. Who have been the biggest influencers?

Banyan Tree opened its flagship site in Phuket in 1994 and was one of the first to design a spa concept as an integral part of the hotel offering, rather than just as an afterthought. Many brands have followed suit to varying degrees of success. Today 34 spabusiness.com issue 3 2023

Ensana manages 27 healthfocused properties and the plan is to double this number


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