Congratulations to Deborah Szekely, inaugural Fellow of the Wellness Hall of Fame
London (3 May 2022) Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday.
Szekely co-founded destination spa, Rancho La Puerta and founded the Golden Door, as well as being a driving force behind the establishment of The International Spa Association (ISPA) and The Green Spa Network, among other organisations.
She is also a tireless campaigner and fundraiser for wellness-related and social causes.
In his commendation of Deborah Szekely on behalf of WellHOF, chair Andrew Gibson said:
"We celebrate Deborah for her rich life, her contribution to the health of many hundreds of thousands of people and their families over her career, which stretches back to 1940 – the opening of Rancho La Puerta.
"In an age where many in the wellness industry preach about the importance of self care, but do not themselves live a well life, Deborah has walked the talk and has the incredible health, vitality and life force to show for it."