Of Lebanese descent, Nathalie Abi Khalil grew up in Paris, France.
Those two countries shaped her tastes and personality, granting her a devotion for warmth and good service. She decided to develop her passion for hospitality at the internationally renowned ‘Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne’ in Switzerland and very early on decided to specialize in the wellness industry.
Seeking the best training in this highly specialized domain, Nathalie worked for 4 years with Six Senses Resorts and Spas – widely recognized as a pioneer and a major player in sustainable high-end hospitality as well as in their numerous award winning spas. She managed operations and openings of several Six Senses spas in Europe, the Middle East.
In 2011, her roots called her back and she decided to move to Lebanon where she discovered that the wellness industry has a big potential to grow. Nathalie then launched Spabulous – a specialized spa consultancy to help elevate the region’s wellness industry to global standards, while infusing it with its cultural heritage.
In 2013, Nathalie developed a new branch of her company, focused on the distribution of innovative and creative wellness solutions in the Middle East and GCC.
Nathalie is a spa consultant with an innate talent of combining two types of knowledge – theoretical and practical. What she has learned through the years is that every brand, every place and every customer is unique and that delivering a flawless, memorable experience relies on expertise but also experience.
She has successfully helped building spas, beauty salons and wellness destinations from A to Z and has revamped existing ones by introducing fresh concepts and bespoke operational strategies.
Nathalie makes sure that proper implementation is achieved and takes care of every tiny detail – because she firmly believes that it’s the details that make all the difference.