Spa Business 4 2023

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INTERVIEW

SIMONE GIBERTONI

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ounded in 1931 by professor Paul Niehans, Clinique La Prairie (CLP) has carved out a name for itself as one of the leading medical wellness brands. CLP’s flagship resort is based in Montreux, a picturesque Swiss town on the shores of Lake Geneva. It focuses on four pillars – medical insight, wellness, nutrition and movement and its method stands out, thanks to its use of DNA testing to customise programmes, as well as the use of its famous Clinique La Prairie Extract, Cellular Genomic supplements and Holistic Health supplements. Now approaching its centenary, CLP is entering a new chapter focused on global expansion and innovation. It’s revealed city-based satellite sites – known as Longevity Hubs – in Madrid, Bangkok, Doha and Taipei. Health Resorts are also on the cards, with China and Saudi Arabia being the first destinations in the next few years. In total, the goal is to open an ambitious 50 new properties. It’s safe to say CLP is building up some serious momentum. But how will the brand stay true to its roots and enhance its existing offering while expanding? Spa Business speaks to CEO Simone Gibertoni to learn more.

How did you get into wellness? I started out as a strategy and organisational consultant, overseeing projects for luxury businesses in Italy and internationally, before moving into GM and CEO roles in the cosmetics 30 spabusiness.com issue 4 2023

PHOTO: CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE

Swiss medical resort Clinique La Prairie is on the cusp of a major global rollout which will see it open up to 50 properties. Megan Whitby talks to its CEO about what the future holds

Gibertoni has been at the helm of CLP for seven years


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