Vana, Malsi Estate Announced as Titanium Sponsor of 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit

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Hotly anticipated new wellness destination pledges highest level of support for 2013 conference.

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We’re delighted to be part of the GSWS family and greatly look forward to having some of the delegates, to be amongst the first that experience Vana and give us their blessings.

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) today announced that Vana Retreats, the much-anticipated new Indian wellness retreat brand, has pledged to become a Titanium Sponsor of the seventh annual conference being held in New Delhi, India from October 5-7, 2013. Vana’s generous support (at the highest level of sponsorship) will help make possible the three days of high-profile keynote speakers and special educational forums planned for this year.

Top global spa and wellness industry executives attending the 2013 Summit will have the opportunity to experience Vana Retreats’ first property, Vana, Malsi Estate, before it opens to the public later in 2013. A special pre-Summit experience (October 1-4) will introduce delegates to the visionary new property, which is poised to become one of the world’s leading destinations for holistic wellness, Ayurveda and yoga.

“Having attended the Summit for the last two years, I was very moved by its sincerity and commitment to the spa and wellness industry. It was this, and its founders’ vision to make the Summit a vehicle for meaningful change, that inspired me to support what will surely be a landmark GSWS in India. I see the GSWS’s and Vana’s vision as being common in many ways.” said Veer Singh, Vana’s founder and CEO. “We’re delighted to be part of the GSWS family and greatly look forward to having some of the delegates, to be amongst the first that experience Vana and give us their blessings.”

More About Vana:

Vana Retreats aims to create a new paradigm in wellness. Each retreat will be set in nature, integrate the most results-oriented traditional Indian and international wellness therapies, and marry that programming to contemporary luxury hospitality and design, and strong sustainability initiatives. The New Delhi-based company plans to build 7-10 unique wellness retreats in India and abroad within the next decade.

Their first retreat, Vana, Malsi Estate, is surrounded by Sal forest and located near Dehradun, on the lower foothills of the Himalayas. The 21-acre, 90-room luxury property will offer visitors an all-encompassing, personalized wellness experience, including some of the most “purist” Ayurveda (with their team of doctors) and yoga one can experience. Vana, Malsi Estate will feature a rich spa and fitness menu, nutritional programs and other Asian holistic therapies – and unique touches like daily classical music performances, wellness workshops and culinary classes in the estate’s organic garden.

The Ayurvedic and international wellness cuisine options rely on ingredients sourced from local farmers and grown on-site. And the property’s wide-ranging sustainability initiatives are further evidenced by their ambitious goal of a LEED rating.

The brain child of a young visionary Veer Singh, Vana is a manifestation of his belief in wellness, respect for nature and keen interest in design and hospitality. A physicist by education and an alumnus of Imperial College, London, Singh is also a member of the GSWS’s Board of Directors.

Veer’s father, Analjit Singh, is the founder and Chairman of Max India Limited. Mr. Singh is a well established and respected entrepreneur in India and is a great supporter of wellness and GSWS.

“Vana is the perfect sponsor for a conference with the theme ‘A Defining Moment,’” said Susie Ellis, GSWS chairman and CEO. “Their spectacular new property promises not only to be a defining moment for India’s wellness and spa industry, but will redefine how classical Ayurveda and yoga are experienced. Vana will quickly become a shining, much-talked-about destination spa ‘star’ both in India and worldwide. And they will be a real force in continuing to put India on the wellness tourism map. “

Vana Retreats joins the Ministry of Tourism, India, and their successful “Incredible !ndia” campaign, as a Titanium Sponsor.

To learn more about Vana, Malsi Estate, visit:
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About the Summit:

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an annual event that attracts executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors, including the hospitality, tourism, finance, medical, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting and product industries attend this invitation-only gathering. The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important spa industry research, including the tool, the world’s first online portal to the medical evidence for common spa and wellness therapies. The GSWS was honored as "Spa Event of the Year" for the last four years by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program.

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