Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa, besides winning the "Best Luxury Destination Spa" award in the "Global" category at the 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards, was once again named the "Europe's Best Luxury Destination Spa."
The winners of the 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards were announced in a special ceremony held at The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Representing Aksoy Group at the ceremony, Board Member Belgin Aksoy said: "I congratulate our entire team, especially our General Manager, Hakan Balcan. After winning national, regional and continental awards eight years in a row, adding "Global" to our awards is priceless. We have reaped the rewards from our ever-devoted and disciplined colleagues and my efforts to keep my finger on the pulse of the global wellness-spa industry, and together we have raised the bar again.
All of us would like be healthier, to look better, and to live well both physically and spiritually.
Living well is almost the entire world's shared dream.
As everything that is precious to us has been honored with a special day, why is it that we don't have a special global day dedicated to the only thing which is really valuable to all of us, that is, living well? We can now answer this question by saying "it now exists". This special day called Global Wellness Day, founded by Belgin Aksoy, the Member of the Board at Aksoy Group and the Creative Director of Richmond Hotels.
As the founder of Global Wellness Day, Belgin Aksoy brought her vision to the world. She lives by the motto, "One day can change your whole life." Belgin Aksoy supports health foundations, leads social wellness projects and speaks at international spa and wellness organizations.
Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day and a social project. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, "How can I live a healthier and better life?", to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards "living well" and to raise awareness.
With the slogan "One day can change your whole life," Global Wellness Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year as an international day.
The main aims of the day are:
- To recognize the value of our lives
- To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
- To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
- To make peace with ourselves
- To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year.
First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the "first" day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted worldwide. Reflecting its success, in 2021 Global Wellness Day was celebrated globally with a 12-Hour Free Livestream Celebration which started in New Zealand and ended in Los Angeles, once again drawing attention to the importance of "living well".
In 2016, Global Wellness Summit honored the founder of GWD, Belgin Aksoy with "Leading Woman in Wellness" award which is the most prestigious award in wellness-spa industry reaching up to an economic growth of 4.7 trillion dollars. Belgin Aksoy has also been deemed to deserve "Most Influential Spa Leader" award by American Spa in the same year. In 2019, Belgin Aksoy was selected as the first non-French person to receive the "Personality of the Year" award by La Fédération des Professionnels du Bien-ētre.
Global Wellness Day will be celebrated on June 11th in 2022.
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