Fivelements Bali Retreat Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award
Fivelements Bali Retreat has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award.
Based on 1M+ reviews from 85 different publications, the award recognizes the best hotels around the world. Unlike other awards, Experts' Choice is pioneering in that it takes into account only professional reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.
In celebration of our 1-Year Anniversary this month, I am pleased to share with you a collection of exclusive interviews from our core design and development team members. Each was interviewed on their experience of The Making of Fivelements Hong Kong just before we opened. Nearly all of the six team leaders worked with us from the beginning for Fivelements Bali and all share their insights, their challenges and their personal stories of taking Fivelements from a successful destination retreat in the wild jungle of Bali to the outskirts of Asia’s most prized city, Hong Kong.
We hope you enjoy this wonderful collection of interviews, and we look forward to supporting you toward greater happiness, wellbeing and inspiration in 2018 and beyond!
With heartfelt gratitude,
Lahra Tatriele, Co-founder & Vision Director, Fivelements
Michael, Wellness Curator:
“Bali invites you to be healthy; Hong Kong dares you to be healthy”
What is your role?
Wellness Curator is quite a varied role, which makes it interesting. Like an art curator I’m helping to decide some of themes for our offering, as well as setting up the Sacred Arts program and selecting the artists with the co-founders, Lahra and Chicco. And most importantly perhaps, I’m helping to set the right intention and create the whole spirit of the place.
One of the ways we do this is by teaching yoga in the morning and meditation in the afternoon to the staff. It’s important as it ensures they are feeling healthy and fresh, and there’s an alignment and harmony between them, which translates into how we work together and how we work with guests. If the staff are thriving, the business will thrive.
“Bali, reinvented for Hong Kong”
Bali meets Hong Kong
In 2010 when I arrived in Bali, I was looking for a new opportunity and I was lucky to find it. Lahra and Chicco had just finished building Fivelements when my husband and I had lunch at Sakti Dining Room. We met Chicco who told us about the concept of Fivelements and his ideas on how to develop the Wellness Retreat.
I realized that I arrived at the right time. I had the opportunity to open the doors of Fivelements Wellness Retreat after collaborating closely with Lahra and Chicco and a wonderful team of truly dedicated Balinese therapists.
I felt truly honoured to be part of a team that was rewarded just a year after opening with the most wanted title “Destination Spa of the Year 2011” by AsiaSpa magazine!
We are delighted to announce that Fivelements, Hong Kong has been nominated for the 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards.
Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe and established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for luxury spas, The World Luxury Spa Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury spa industry. Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests
Public voting is now open and we would like to ask for your kind support in voting for us. Voting for the 2018 Award year will run from 3 April to 1 May 2018.
Thank you to our community for your ongoing support - together we can!
Fivelements in Bali receives another accolade at the annual World Spa Awards
At the 3rd annual World Spa Awards held on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Fivelements was awarded “Indonesia’s Best Wellness Retreat 2017” for its wellbeing destination in Bali, making it the 2nd time Fivelements has taken home a World Spa Award.
“It is an extraordinary honour to be recognised for our ongoing dedication to wellness in Asia,” says Lahra Tatriele, Vision Director and Co-founder of Fivelements. “When we first started out, we envisioned curating high impact, innovative wellness programmes that would create long-lasting healing and the will to transform through (self) love. Receiving this award on behalf of our Fivelements family in Bali is a sign that we are achieving our purpose. I am so thankful to every member of our incredible team!”
Fivelements, Hong Kong has been awarded for the Best Detox Treatment at Prestige Magazine's Beauty and Spa Awards 2018.
This three-part treatment involves a private sauna session in the spa’s detox suite followed by a full body exfoliation using a mineral rich “black diamond powder” made from carbonised Balinese bamboo. This powder is known to absorb toxins and impurities and replenish skin with minerals. Finally, the treatment ends with a divine back, neck and shoulder massage designed to promote circulatory and lymphatic movement to faster rid your body of waste.
Congratulations to all the Fivelements Family and Community on reaching this important stage and this great achievement!
By 13th October, consumers and professionals working within the spa and wellness travel and tourism industry are asked to vote for who they think is the very best of the best.
The Fivelements team is honoured to receive another cuisine recognition – Asian Restaurant of the Year 2017 (Ubud, Indonesia) given by Luxury Travel Guide.
The Luxury Travel Awards celebrate the high performance of the top-quality travel and touristic services all over the world. Winners of the Award are selected by the judging panel upon meeting the strong requirements for excellent customer care and significant achievements in the hospitality industry.
All of us in Fivelements family congratulate our managing director and co-founder of Fivelements Chicco Tatriele for being nominated for the Manager of the Year - Europe Business Assembly’s Prestigious International Award in the management and business sphere.
The Europe Business Assembly designed the Award to celebrate the high-level managerial performance gained with hard work and operational excellence. The most successful managers receive the Award as the international recognition of their professional achievements.
We are more than proud to be the part of Chicco’s team and willing to wish even more successful projects to be completed! Love in Action!