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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as well as the re-definition of an industry that has a profound future, but needs to force itself out of the cocoon of outdated thoughts, behaviors and ethics, that are incompatible with the future that is unfolding in front of us.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 November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.