With extensive experience in wellness accommodation, Healing Hotels of the World group will cooperate with Greek entrepreneur Marina Efraimoglou for the opening in May of a wellness and healing retreat in Greece budgeted at 20 million euros.
Situated among the foothills of Mt Taygetos in Mystras near Sparti, the Euphoria Retreat will consist of 45 rooms and suites as well as communal areas designed with the five Taoist elements – fire, earth, metal, water and wood – in mind and will offer wellbeing services, holistic treatments, alternative medicine, yoga, physical and mindfulness exercises.
Euphoria Retreat will base its wellness and healing offerings on the principles of Asclepius and Hippocrates, combining traditional Chinese and modern medicine.
Based in Cologne, Germany, Healing Hotels of the World operates 98 hotels and retreats across the globe under its brand.
Speaking to Greek daily Eleftheros Typos, Efraimoglou said that Euphoria Retreat is the first such endeavor in Greece with plans to expand to other destinations, adding that alternative wellness tourism will contribute greatly to extending the tourism season as well as boosting revenue due to higher income visitors.
“I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to make my dream come true and to be able to share my passion,” she said.