Top News Minor Hotels signs medical wellness retreat in Bangkok By TTG Asia / Posted on 16 September, 2020 13:07 Minor Hotels has partnered with Thai developer M.K. Real Estate Development and VitalLife Scientific Wellness Centre, a subsidiary of Bumrungrad International Hospital, to launch RAKxa Fully Integrative Wellness and Medical Retreat in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Launching in December 2020, RAKxa was conceived as a fully sustainable medical wellness retreat within Bang Krachao on the Chao Praya River, known locally as the ‘Green Lung’ of Bangkok. The concept aims to deliver bespoke healthcare in a relaxing environment. Minor Hotels will manage the luxury villas at RAKxa Fully Integrative Wellness and Medical Retreat; Rakxa pool villa pictured RAKxa’s 60 private villas will be managed by Minor Hotels. In December, 27 garden villas spanning 80m2 will welcome the retreat’s first guests. Pool villas and a presidential villa are set to launch in early 2021. William E Heinecke, chairman and founder of Minor International, owning company of Minor Hotels, said: “At a time when customers are reprioritising their health, the hospitality industry’s pivot to wellness is no longer a trend but a necessity. Refocusing on health is happening on the community level too, making the arrival of pioneering concepts such as RAKxa all the more important.” Separated from the rest of Bangkok by a winding river, RAKxa is accessible by both boat and car, and is located approximately an hour from both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports.