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Anne Wortman has over twenty-five years of notable expertise in the health, wellness and hospitality industries and a passionate commitment to the field of integrative wellness care.
Empowered and inspired by the merging of the healing traditions, rituals and approaches found in different cultures from around the world, Anne’s mission is to create inviting, graceful and supportive concepts and environments that treat the body, mind and spirit as one and viewing the body as capable of healing itself. Born from this philosophy her passion is to create, develop and implement concepts that inspire and empower people on every aspect of their lives.
Combining imaginative concepts with high quality standards, Annemarie balances "big picture" with meticulous attention to detail. Though an idealist, she knows that the bottom line for any endeavor is practicality. Through her seasoned experience she knows how to translate new and existing projects into solid and profitable business models.
Kimmo Jacobs embodies hospitality; she takes it naturally to a level where hospitality is no longer a science but an art.
In the last 20+ years she journeyed through the world of International Luxury Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs and a Health & Wellness Resort where she got triggered by people and their ability to give, grow and surprise themselves when being engaged and empowered.
The experience of genuine hospitality is great; the warmth of inclusion enriches and benefits our overall well being. Imagine what happens when the art of hospitality meets the art of wellness?
Kimmo’s mission is to create concepts and environments where true hospitality is naturally woven into every aspect of a stay or visit.
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OVERVIEW PROJECTSPRIVATE INVESTOR | GERMANYConcept DevelopmentHEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION | THE NETHERLANDSStrategic Consultancy & Development of Customized Operational ToolsHOTEL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY | THE NETHERLANDSStrategic ConsultancyTHE TIDES | THE NETHERLANDSOwner/Founder | Creative Concept Development | Strategic and Operational Implementation | Design Guidance, Space Planning and FF&E | Business Planning and Operations | Ongoing Management Support | Effective day-to-day-tools.GOVERNMENT | TURKEYStrategic ConsultancyPRIVATE OWNER | FRANCEConcept DevelopmentHOTEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY | CHINADevelopment of Customized Operational Tools & Strategic Consultancy
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For a private owner we created a future proof concept for a 5-star hotel and wellbeing resort (5,4 ha) in the Pyrénées Orientales, differentiating itself through it’s thermal spring facilities and outstanding air quality.
We developed a luxury destination escape, combining wellbeing with embracing excellence and gracious hospitality, distinguishing itself qualitatively and innovatively from the global 5-star competition.
In the brand story the wellbeing narrative flows in everything that will touch the guest’s experience and is translated into the tiniest detail to nourish the mind, body & soul to achieve an enhanced state of wellbeing. Design, services and products are all intertwined to lead to an optimum quality stay. The resort will operate at the highest possible level of environmental sustainability powered by the energy of the hot springs.
In this stage of the project development the concept is used to engage the investment company, to attract potential hotel management companies and will serve as a guideline for the architect and design team. To support the further development of the project the concept is designed for future strategic directions and operational implementation.
We deliver ongoing support in the development of a Hong Kong based, newly founded Hotel Management Company, which will be managing its own collection of hotel brands characterized by unique Asian offerings.
The company's aim is building a successful global hospitality brand bridging an East-West cultural understanding, in both East Asia and Europe.
By creating consistent Operating Criteria for HR, F&B and Wellness (Employee Journey | Wellness Guest Journey | Brand Standards | Policies and Procedures | (Training-) Manuals | Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) | Job Descriptions) we are developing an effective tool for the day to day Management of the Corporate offices first and the hotel properties in the 2nd stage.
We provide advice to the company’s own team on the strategic implementation of these operational tools.
We developed the strategic hospitality direction for an innovative healthcare organization of integrated primary health centers where doctors, physiotherapists, pharmacists and psychological care providers work closely together in providing the best care available to their guests.
We created a hospitality scan to measure their current level of services and did an intensive screening of their existing procedures. We analyzed the discrepancies and translated them in a concrete hospitality strategy consisting of interacting components.
We developed a practical action plan, including a time frame and a total package of learning activities designed to achieve the objectives as formulated in the hospitality strategy.
The Government of one of Turkey’s most successful economic counties consulted us on numerous occasions about the development of their master plan for the creation of a health and wellness city.
Our mission was to give a strategic advice to the future positioning, marketing an implementation of the health and wellness tourism proposition.
Besides intensive on-site research of the rich presence of geothermal fields and the many springs originated from it, we researched the use and benefits of the therapeutic qualities of the mineral waters by visiting and consulting medical and therapeutic staff in classic bathhouses, thermal spa’s, mineral pools inside hotels and medical centers.
We presented our findings in a one-day session with the Governor of Bursa, government officials and medical doctors. This was followed by a strategic lecture about the future positioning, marketing an implementation of Bursa’s health and wellness tourism proposition.
For the development of a highly sustainable 4 star plus lifestyle hotel in Amsterdam (the first LEED platinum certified hotel in Europe) the owner|developer consulted us on numerous occasions about the integration of wellness and hospitality in this new and highly innovative concept.
The company’s goal is to create an inspiring place for those ‘who treat life well’; the conscious creative cosmopolitans.
We analyzed the initial drafts of brand guidelines, guest journey and concept presentations to formulate a vision about the integration of wellness and wellbeing in the hospitality concept of the owner|developer.
Luxury health and wellness resort
Owners and founders of The|Tides (10 years). The first luxury health and wellness resort in the Netherlands (4000m2), including a Lifestyle Spa, Private Health Club, Integrative Medical Center and Health Food Café.
We developed the center from the initial concept to a well-respected business. In this concept we blended the knowledge and traditions from the East and the West. By embracing an integrated approach, guests and members were able to design customized lifestyle programs to maintain or improve their overall health and wellbeing and nourish their body, mind and spirit.
Integrative Medical Center
By including an Integrative Medical Center, in which we combined the cutting edge of modern medicine with the safe and gentle quality of the natural medicine traditions, we ensured correct diagnostics and the possibility to offer individual therapeutic treatments and services when necessary. The on-site health food café supported guests and members with nutritious foods and drinks in their specific health and wellness goals.
Healthy Meetings & Events
In order to foster an atmosphere with a cultural ambiance that celebrated all types of creativity, we regularly organized art exhibitions, music-, culinary- and charity events (500+). A restaurant with cutting-edge chefs, business rooms, bars and terrace in a landscape garden were part of the venue.
The center also hosted business meetings with healthy meeting packages, health conscious food and drinks, spa and wellness activities. From that perspective, The|Tides was ahead of its time.
To raise public and professional awareness around preventive medicine we organized large international conferences (+1000) with speakers and attendees from all over the world.
For a private investor we did the concept development for a fully Integrative Residential Health Care Center for patients with kidney and heart diseases.
In this concept we combined modern biomedicine and evidence based integrated health care. This resulted in a comprehensive program of Biomedical evaluation with educational, cognitive behavioral- , rehabilitative-, exercise- and mind-body therapies designed to empower patients and decrease passivity and dependence.
For the development of this concept we did intensive research of scientifically proven programs mainly in the US on reversing heart disease through comprehensive lifestyle changes like diet, smoking cessation, stress reduction techniques, including mindfulness, meditation and yoga, and psychological support.
We participated in the programs of Dr.Dean Ornish, Jon Kabatt Zinn, Canyon Ranch, Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health and did intensive consultation with Dr. Arya Nielsen of the Center of Continuum Health and Healing and Professor Ted Kaptchuk of Harvard Medical School.
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Putting up websites these days is a trivial matter – making them look good and work the way you want is still something falling between art and science, and it is far beyond anything we, Kimmo and Anne, could do by ourselves. Many thanks to Cor Wortman of Burbia Digital Publishing who not only helped us realize the vision we had for the MadebyStudiokA website but also provided additional input and suggestions to push the site beyond our goals.
The following companies collaborated with us on this website. Many thanks to all of them.
DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION
Cor Wortman | burbia.nl
Neil Garner | work-design.co.uk
PHOTO KIMMO & ANNE
Steven Bemelman | studioroyale.nl
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