Chiva-Som International Health Resorts Co. Ltd. is a private company that was founded in Thailand in 1993 by Thailand's former Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Boonchu Rojanastien. The Board of Governors includes former Thai Prime Minister, Mr. Anand Panyarachun, former Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr. Athasit Vejjajiva, and well-known Thai business personalities.
Chiva-Som Hua Hin, Asia's first luxury health resort, occupies 7 acres of beachfront land and opened in 1995 for a total investment of US$26 million. The 54-room resort continued to grow in reputation and is now consistently recognised as one of the world's leading wellness destination by the readers of the industry's most prestigious media.
In order to meet the growing demands of the resort and the burgeoning global spa industry, Chiva-Som Academy was launched in 2002. Located in Bangkok, the Academy is an internationally accredited spa training school, and is wholly owned by Chiva-Som.
Chiva-Som's reputation is founded on an uncompromising dedication to quality, service and a philosophy of providing holistic programs that effectively meet its guests' needs. This dedication to results, combined with consistently excellent standards, has won favour with guests including royalty, heads of state, diplomats, international actors, musicians, sport stars and other VIPs from many nations.
With the foundations firmly laid, Chiva-Som is now seeking to expand internationally by collaborating with carefully selected partners for appropriately exclusive locations.
Business Concept & Philosophy
Chiva-Som's business philosophy is summed up by its name, which in Thai means 'Haven of Life'. The tri-part logo represents the mind, body and spirit, the combined health of which we believe is the key to personal fulfillment.
A wellness resort is distinguished from regular resorts by its depth and breadth of wellness services. Chiva-Som's wellness services must address the complete mental, physical and spiritual needs of every guest. The philosophical focus of Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Longevity which requires comprehensive services in each of 6 service modalities: Physiotherapy, Fitness, Holistic, Nutrition, Spa & Aesthetic Beauty.
The core competency of Chiva-Som is in its differentiated management model, which has been recognised and rewarded since inception. In pursuit of leveraging this competency, only selective growth opportunities with synergistic partners will be considered and pursued.
Form of engagement between a proposed developer and Chiva-Som takes place as Management Agreements, whereby the developer assumes the financial investment and Chiva-Som acts as the Manager and Operator on behalf of the developer.