“When the winds of change blow, some build walls and others build windmills”! World over, a bunch of ‘others’ who are committed individuals and visionaries, taking a less travelled path to build these ‘windmills’ of progressive change. It is conventionally believed that, profit and service will never go hand in hand. Becoming a successful business yet ‘doing something good’ for the society and environment is thought as beyond the bounds of possibility, provided we live in a world where, ‘exploit’ing becomes essential to innovate and produce, whether it is natural resources or human labour!
Though the early capitalism was built exclusively on the theory that people start business to solely pursue self interest, modern capitalism was redefined otherwise by Adam Smith, the founding father of modern capitalism in his famous book, ‘The Theory of Moral Sentiment’. He emphasised on ethics, based on our ability to empathise with others and care about their opinions. Basing this, a conscious leadership emerged which is motivated not only to achieve firm’s higher purpose through value creation but also understands the significance of social responsibility for a business to thrive holistically. ‘Hablis Hotel’ in Chennai is one such firm which is constantly engaged in experimenting how the ‘H’ in the hospitality can be redefined to connote ‘health’ and ‘holistic’ and has adopted business practices to promote ‘Holistic Health’. Hablis believes that ‘holistic health and wellbeing’ sprouts by striking a perfect harmony between mind, body and social wellbeing. Hence, the hotel thinks, hospitality industry can actually promote preventive care through food, stay and space for gathering that focuses on healing of mind, body and promote an active social life which is embedded with mindfulness, leading to holistic transformation. This is precisely why the Hablis Hotel Chennai, which is one of the top business hotels in Chennai, is part of a global communion ‘The Healing Hotels of the World’, which nurtures a global healing business community.
‘The healing hotels of the world’ (HHW) unite the best and most advanced hotels and resorts in the field of holistic health under one umbrella. The initiative started drawn by a personal experience of transformation by staying in ones such healing hotels in India by the founding team. HHW believes these hotels are not only a business but also change agents who bring meaningful transformation in the lifestyle of people. This initiative draws significance as globally there is an awakening to embrace more sustainable and more compassionate lifestyle and there is a passion for healing.