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Mr. Koethner

Michael Koethner

Wellness & Healing Consultant, Michael Koethner

Michael Koethner is currently residing in Beijing and is in partnership with various international companies in various countries, such as the US, Germany, Thailand, China to name a few. Emerging from the hospitality industry and the wellness/healing movement, he has accumulated extensive knowledge and understanding about various markets and is very much able to implement many features with a very practical (hands-on) approach. Mr. Koethner has worked, with and for various internationally renowned companies as well as for and with bespoke high-profile and very private enterprises and business owners. He is now involved/engaged in projects ranging from investment, bespoke wellness retreat projects, deluxe private residential real estate, logistics, manufacturing projects and more. He has been in China since 2006 and has gained a substantial insight of the market whilst being in contact with like-minded individuals on this topic. 

Mr. Koethner is a graduate from the Heidelberg Hotel Management School in Germany, holding a Government and Heidelberg Chamber of Industry & Commerce accredited Trade Masters in International Hotel Kitchen Management, and a TTT - Train The Trainer Certificate accredited by the Berlin Chamber of Industry & Commerce. In addition to that, Mr. Koethner is also a graduate from the ACNT - Australian College of Natural Therapies, in Sydney, Australia and holds 4 Diplomas (Sports-Injury Therapy, Aromatherapy, Remedial Massage and Remedial Therapies) and 1 Certificate Level 4 in Integrated Body-Work Therapies. Furthermore, he is a graduate from the Border College of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Certificate Level4 in Bowen Therapy.

For the Hotel Executive Magazine, he is writing about the emerging market of preventive medicine and the alternative medicine movement that contains various old and new modalities, as well as the re-definition of an industry that has a profound future, but needs to force itself out of the cocoon of outdated thoughts, behaviors and ethics, that are incompatible with the future that is unfolding in front of us. We all need a very profound level of awareness of what is happening right now and we need to come together with conscience and leave the competition mindset behind, once and for all.

Please visit http://www.1421consulting.com for more information.

Mr. Koethner can be contacted at +86 861-224-5038 or mkoethner@yahoo.com.au

Coming up in April 2021...

Guest Service: Health and Safety First

Though expectations are that hotels will return to some semblance of normalcy in 2021, their highest priority must continue to be the health and safety of guests and employees. To that end, hotels are training their guest service personnel in enhanced cleaning routines, which include the following practices - bathrooms, elevator buttons, remote controls and other high-touch items, are disinfected and cleaned with a higher frequency; all tables, chairs and menus in restaurants are cleaned at a much higher frequency, and after each seating; floor markers in public areas to remind guests and team members to maintain physical distance; hand alcohol stations and disposable gloves in lobbies and restaurants; loose items such as pens, note pads and information material removed from rooms and meeting rooms; limiting the number of seats in restaurants and public areas; and revised food & beverage offerings. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will review how guest service personnel are being trained to maintain health and safety protocols in their operations.