The award-winning destination by Chiva-som led by General Manager, Daniele Vastolo is the Middle East’s first full immersion wellness resort and the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine

Zulal Wellness Resort, Chiva-Som’s latest wellness destination in Qatar was recently awarded by the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’. Playing a vital role in the resort’s growth and development, General Manager, Daniele Vastolo elaborates on the journey that led to winning this prestigious accolade. With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Vastolo has brought his dedication and passion for wellness and sustainable change to the team as resort prepares to open its doors.

Vastolo joins the Zulal Wellness Resort pre-opening team from his role as General Manager in one of Beirut’s 5 star luxury properties, where he led all aspects of hotel operations. Prior to Lebanon, Vastolo was a Group Director of Operations in Lebanon, Greece and Turkey, before stepping into the Middle East. Vastolo’s dynamic approach has seen him in leadership positions within international hospitality groups and luxury properties across the globe.

Particularly focused on promoting health & wellness as a new definition of luxury & lifestyle, Vastolo is set to spearhead the launch of the property. An inspirational leader of Zulal Wellness Resort’s team since the inception of the resort, the resort is set to inspires positive sustainable wellness lifestyle changes and aims at contributing towards building healthier societies. The resorts upcoming unique approach to wellness gained global attention, resulting in being titles the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’ by The World Spa Awards.

Commenting on the occasion, Vastolo said: “Our recent recognition by The World Spa Awards has shed global spotlight to the Zulal Wellness Resort as we set the benchmark in Qatar and the region as one of the largest wellness destinations and the first and only full-immersion resort in the Middle East featuring Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM). This accolade not only inspires the confidence of guests but also fortifies our efforts to serve as a major tourism driver, bringing the world’s attention to the region as well as Qatar and its rich and valuable heritage.”

As a personal advocate of wellness, the team and I are excited to welcome guest both regionally and internationally and  be part of Qatar’s 2030 National Vision.  We aim to contribute to the strategic plans of diversifying the tourism economy and serving as the pioneering wellness destination for guests from around the world,” Vastolo concluded.


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