With wellbeing becoming a core priority for travellers in this post-pandemic era, Capella Hotel Group is dedicated to enhancing its wellness offerings at Auriga Wellness and Flow with the appointment of Monica Barter as Corporate Director of Wellness. Barter brings extensive experience in the luxury wellness space and will be key in leading the group’s intransigent goal of achieving global recognition in the wellness travel arena.
Before her appointment at Capella Hotel Group, Barter forged a long and distinguished 18-year career as the Global Spa Operations Director of COMO Shambhala. During her tenure, Barter developed the wellness and sustainable lifestyle brand of COMO Hotels and Resorts from its inception. Barter also had a brief career in education with the Ministry of Education in Singapore, majoring in Physical Education, English & Literature.
She went on to further her studies in Health & Sport Science and Sustainable Recreation Management at the University of Loughborough in the UK, before joining COMO.
Flow at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands | Bogafit at Capella Bangkok
At Capella Hotel Group, Barter will champion the brand development of Auriga Wellness and Flow. In her capacity, Barter will elevate both award-winning wellness concepts with new transformational experiences that go beyond a traditional hotel or resort spa facility. These include creating wellness experiences and environments that give people the opportunity to refresh and rebalance the mind, body and spirit connection.
Barter will also support the Technical Services team with ongoing projects and facilitate essential planning of future wellness spaces including Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first luxury wellness resort in South Korea, Capella Yang Yang.
“Capella Hotel Group redefines wellness hospitality with an integrative approach towards the betterment of guests’ well-being, focusing on all dimensions of oneself – from physical to spiritual, mental and emotional.
With sleep clinics and treatments following the lunar phases, the group’s wellness programme is currently very holistic as it stands. I am eager to work with experts of each field to elevate the renowned programming at Auriga Wellness and Flow, as we expand our offerings and footprint.” shares Monica Barter.
“Monica’s knowledge on the various dimensions of health and wellbeing will be instrumental in helping Capella connect the dots in the field of health, wellness and luxury hospitality. We are confident Monica will establish Capella and Patina as leading innovators in the wellness sphere, with cutting-edge offerings designed to support our guests’ pursuit of enhancing one’s wellbeing.” comments Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group.
As an individual, Barter surrounds herself with all who share a genuine passion for what they do and believes that the definition of success is not about money or power, but a sense of peace. Barter is also the founder of The Wellness Potential, a hospitality and wellness consultancy headquartered in Singapore, with a base in Bali, Indonesia.