Founder & CEO
Vivienne Tang is the founder of wellness and travel publication Destination Deluxe, which handpicks the best resorts, retreats, spas and beauty brands for the global nomad. She has made a name for herself in the wellness and travel field, and has been in lifestyle publishing for the last 21 years. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa and held positions at Prestige Hong Kong and South China Morning Post. She also works as a consultant for wellness brands, creating retreat programs and offering marketing and custom media support. She is a frequent speaker at events and conventions and has held talks and panel discussions at the Global Wellness Summit, World Spa & Wellness Asia, Thailand Spa and Well-Being Summit, PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart, Cosmoprof Asia Spa Conference, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Swire Women’s Network, and Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide. She has been interviewed for numerous magazines. See Press.
Media & Publishing Partnership Manager
Edna Dörr has been working for digital platforms, focusing on business development and events sales for more than 15 years. She has built close relationships with luxury hotels, and has gained first-hand experience at her family-owned resort which offers wellness retreats and spa treatments. She is passionate about travelling and wellness, and has been to more than 20 countries. She spends her spare time practicing yoga and meditation.
Retreats & Business Development Manager
Since her youth, Cristina Dörig has been passionate about travel, wellbeing, special lodgings, holistic approaches, and innovative solutions. With a background in law, experience in interior design, event organization, and creative projects, and after spending the last 15 years as a trustee for a boutique family-owned trust company with an international wealthy clientele, she now dedicates her time to the holistic wellness world. She has been practicing yoga for over 22 years and has been an International Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher since 2012 and a meditation and mindfulness teacher since 2020.
With over 5 years of experience writing for the digital world, Heena Paryani has covered luxury lifestyle, travel, wellness, culture, dining, beauty, and fashion. When not writing, she’s busy exploring how modern culture and lifestyles can be traced back to ancient traditions. She currently contributes stories to various publications and works as a content consultant for small brands.
Ing Yeen Oh
Ing Yeen Oh is a translator, copywriter, and journalist specializing in culture and environment issues. She has a passion for food, culture, travel, languages, and healthy living, and has a travel go bag on standby. Previously featured on Arirang TV and Arirang Radio, she is also a Korea.net honorary reporter, wrote about K-beauty trends for the Korea Cosmetic Industry Institute, and was invited as a guest speaker by the Korea Tourism Organization to share about her travel experiences. Covering the Seoul Fashion Week since 2013, her dream is to attend fashion weeks worldwide. See more of her work on Not Fit For Print.
Always ready for her next adventure, Gayatri Bhaumik took her first flight at 10 days old and hasn’t looked back since. After long stints in Bangkok, Melbourne and London, she now splits her time between Hong Kong and Singapore when she isn’t globetrotting. She contributes travel and lifestyle content to titles like The Loop HK, Buro 24/7 Singapore, Elite Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, RBS ContentLive and Luxe City Guides. Follow her travels on Gayatri Bhaumik.
Based in Washington D.C., Christian Donald is an adept professional with a strong background in Strategic Communication and Public Relations. He has worked in prevention and wellness for over six years, and equally has contributed his learning experience to the marketing, public relations, and publishing industry. He is a travel enthusiast and “foodie” with a deep love of the beach and warm weather.
There are two things Kimiko Tan loves: writing and travel. Without one or the other, something within her is missing. Constantly chasing after inspiration and yearning for soul-enriching moments, she finds that where there is writing and travel, there is a natural overflow of creativity. Appreciating different cultures and art, discovering new music, journeying around places, and translating life’s experiences and memories into a beautiful art of words are what she enjoys most in life.
A journalist specializing in travel and wellness, and a judge for the Destination Deluxe Awards, Catharine Nicol has spent the last 22 years exploring retreats, resorts, hotels, spas and yoga studios in Asia and the world from her base in Hong Kong. She freelances for a regular stable of print and online publications, curates her wellbeing experiences on Spas + Beyond, occasionally speaks at wellness conferences and teaches yoga to her friends.
Lorie Halliday is a writer and editor who lives in Portugal. She has worked over a decade as a professional journalist, exploring Asia and writing extensively about the people and places. Her fascination with ancient buildings and prehistoric monuments, as well as linguistics and philosophy, inspires her to travel. Lorie grew up by the beach. She enjoys surfing and all the little islands and wildlife in her native Philippines.
A recent implant to Hong Kong coming from sunny Los Angeles, California, Talia Sanchez comes a long way from her background as a Denim Designer to new ventures in health and wellness, environmental and animal activism, and writing! She is now a Contributing Writer and Editor for various platforms and media sites in Hong Kong and is an experienced Content Creator and Marketing and Events Manager. Talia’s mission is to collaborate and build partnerships with conscious businesses that do good.
Mark Smith is the The Spa Man and has been writing about men’s grooming for over 18 years. One of the few male spa writers in the world, he visits around 30 spas a year and regularly speaks at events about the male spa market. He is also a judge for the Destination Deluxe Awards. Originally from Tasmania, but now based in London, he also works as a media consultant for beauty brands offering PR, marketing and social media support. Contributing Editor at European Spa Magazine, Mark has been reviewing spas since 2007 for the likes of Tatler, The Daily Telegraph, The Good Spa Guide, Spa Secrets, AsiaSpa and Men’s Fitness.
Isabelle Jan has spent over 18 years building a career internationally, working for prestigious spas, healing centers, luxury hotels and offering one-to-one session. It inspires her tremendously to spend time with indigenous people and learn from traditional populations. Isabelle loves to share the art of beauty and softness in healing people. She is the founder of the project Bella Blue, an invitation to come into balance. See more of her work on Isabelle Issa.
Owner & Managing Editor of Hong Kong Madame, Aude Camus was born and raised in Paris. She decided to swap baguettes for dumplings in 2015. Aude loves nothing more than eating and is always on the lookout for a good meal to brighten up her day. When not eating, you’ll find her traveling, trying on new beauty products, scrolling Instagram for food and travel inspirations or writing about her latest discoveries and posting them on Hong Kong Madame.
Lorelle Williams is a Freelance Writer with a focus on luxury spas.
Ashley Tang is always on the go, and passionate about travel, food, and exercise. Originally from Calgary, Canada, and now based in Hong Kong, Ashley works in Business Development for a US-based institutional investor. She is also a contributing writer for other digital publications such as Foodie, Localiiz, and WELL focusing on food and travel.