MSpa International, the spa division of Minor Hotels, welcomes experienced spa and wellness expert, Chunxia Gao as Group Director of Spa & Wellness to lead the Asia region.
In this role, Chunxia will head up MSpa International overseeing operations and the expansion of a series of medical wellness facilities throughout Asia under various brands and partnerships. Joining MSpa International after a 17-year stint at Six Senses, Chunxia specializes in management, pre-opening, technical services and design for new spa and wellness facilities around the world.
With a strong eye for detail and an open-minded approach, Chunxia is skilled in creating unique and diverse wellness and spa experiences, innovations and facilities adapted for a variety of cultures and clientele. At Six Senses, Chunxia honed her skills in all aspects of spa operations, design and project management, including concept creation of new spas in resort and urban locations, as well as wellness facilities and destination retreats. Having lived and worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin Americas, Chunxia retains her passion and commitment for delivering exceptional experiences and satisfaction for guests.
High profile medical spa ventures in Asia include the launch of Clinique La Prairie Aesthetic and Medical Spa at The St Regis Bangkok, the first flagship Clinique La Prairie facility outside of Europe. In addition, Minor Hotels has partnered with India’s leading wellness & beauty services and products brand, VLCC to pioneer the concept of wellness in its truest form at Avani+ Hua Hun Resort, launching in 2022. In partnership with VitalLife from Bumrungrad International Hospital, RAKxa is a new wellness retreat that fully integrates advanced medical treatments with revered holistic therapies alongside renowned Thai hospitality, resulting in a world-class medical destination.
Fluent in Mandarin and English, Chunxia is based in Bangkok with her French husband and three children. Outside of her role at MSpa, Chunxia is a yoga and Pilates enthusiast, a keen traveler and enjoys scuba diving and hiking in nature during her free time.