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Hotel and Spa Essentials provides support for AIDFI's Essential Oil Program

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Last June 10, Hotel & Spa Essentials Inc. signed a 3-year contract with AIDFI through which they commit a part of the net profit from their Amu'in line of products that will support the Essential Oil program of AIDFI.

Hotel and Spa Essentials founded by Dr. Mike Turvill and Catherine Brillantes-Turvill. They partner with industry-recognized suppliers known for their commitment to quality and innovation. They are a trusted hotel amenities supplier of eco-friendly products from shampoo, soaps, and dental kits to towels, linens, laundry bags, slippers, irons, and ironing boards, kettles, amenity trays, safes and minibars - which are carefully chosen to align with the company's vision of Saving the Planet One Guest at a Time.

Dr. Michael “Mike” Turvill is a British national who holds a Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in the UK. Mike also has a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship (Gold medalist) from the Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines.

He is currently a Board Member of the Hotel and Restaurants Association of the Philippines and was a Past President of the Chamber of Cosmetics Industries of the Philippines. Mike has been living in Asia for 21 years, initially moved to China in 1996, for Johnson Diversey, a Unilever subsidiary, where he worked in Operations and Sales leadership roles for 6 years before moving to the Philippines in 2001.

Mike’s passion and expertise lies in discovering, developing, and supplying innovative hotel and spa products that meet the needs of his discerning customers.

Catherine Brillantes-Turvill is a Filipina who has been involved in wellness, tourism and human resource development for the past 33 years. She is an internationally licensed massage therapist (CIBTAC U.K.), a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (National Wellness Institute, Wisconsin USA) and a Certified Wellness Educator (Living Foods Institute, Atlanta USA). She has also taken continuing courses on natural healing and wellness at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Philippine Institute of Acupuncture.

She is the author of the book “Turn Back Time: Natural Anti-Aging CHOICES” published by New York-based Sorrell Publications. Cathy has been involved in spa conceptualization, training and development of five-star spas and was the Founding President of the Spa Association of the Philippines.

Mike and Cathy own Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay City, a destination spa named by CNN Go as “One of the 28 Most Relaxing Spas in Asia” which offers natural healing services in addition to traditional spa treatments. They also own Nurture Farmacy, a Department of Tourism Accredited farm tourism destination. Their unique collaboration blends Western and Eastern perspectives in hotel and spa product development and client relations.

The AMU'IN Brand

AMU'IN is a Filipino-inspired range that is made of all-natural ingredients. Its scent is exceptionally soothing, likened to many sophisticated brands. Its formulation is paraben-free, making it safe for your guests. The Amu'in Amenity Line is their love letter to the Philippines. With its lemongrass base sourced directly from the farmers from Mambugsay, Negros, they have created a soothing and sophisticated experience for guests while ensuring they do their part in supporting the local economy.

For many years, Hotel and Spa Essentials have partnered with AIDFI to source their Lemongrass Essential Oil from our partner communities. They have also provided help to the farmers in whatever ways they can.

Photos by Hotel and Spa Essentials

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