New Horizons in Asia Pacific


A note from Spa Balance´s founding director, Sonal Uberoi.


SonalAt the end of September 2012, I stepped down from the day-to-day management of Spa Balance to exclusively join French luxury hotel chain, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, as their Regional Director of Spa Asia Pacific. I will now be based out of rapidly developing Macau and will be overlooking the So Spa operations in the region (currently 11 spas open in 7 countries), as well as championing the expansion of the So Spa brand in APAC.


To say that I am excited about the opportunity would not do the feeling justice. I am thrilled about my new venture. My new position at Sofitel Luxury Hotels will afford me the opportunity to continue to collaborate and innovate with some extremely talented and dedicated people and do work that will have far-reaching impact.


I can´t think of a more exciting time to join Sofitel Luxury Hotels. The So Spa brand’s rejuvenating world traditions and French cosmetology pioneering concept has great potential within the global spa and wellness industries. I believe that with my uniquely global skill set and entrepreneurial flair I bring to the project, together with top-notch professionals, we will be able to make So Spa a truly game-changing brand within the Asia Pacific region.


The decision to leave the day-to-day operations of my company has not been an easy one. My team and I have been extremely lucky to work with outstanding clients to accomplish ambitious goals and find fresh and effective solutions to challenges. Together, we have grown both professionally and personally and I take immense pride and satisfaction in the work we’ve done. It has been an extremely rewarding journey.


Although I personally will not be taking on any new client work, I will continue to actively contribute to the Spa Balance´s blog about all things spa, beauty, wellness and health related. Stay tuned for smart insights on the spa and wellness industries!

By Sonal

Sonal Uberoi creates and delivers smarter spas around the world. Spas and hotel groups hire Sonal to help them design, set up and manage their wellness businesses. Her finance background and worldwide operations experience in the spa, wellness and hospitality sectors make Sonal the go-to expert for business optimisation solutions. Connect with Sonal on LinkedIn

2 thoughts on “New Horizons in Asia Pacific

  1. Diego Gómez said:

    Hola Sonal,
    Felicidades y enhorabuena por tu nuevo proyecto!!
    Te deseo mucha suerte y aprendizaje por latitudes tan diferentes a las nuestras.
    Un abrazo desde Zaragoza,

    • Hola Diego,

      Muchas gracias! Es una experiencia maravillosa y con mucha ilusión compartiré todo las novedades del sector en este blog.

      Un abrazo desde Macau!

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