New VIRTU Wellness Resorts & Residences Announces its 2021 LaunchCEO and Founder Sandi Lesueur introduces VIRTU Resorts & Residences, a progressive luxury wellness-focused collection of hotels, resorts and private residences with sustainabilty and indigenous cultural respect at heart.
One of the world’s first luxury-meets-cannabis tourism enterprises, VIRTU includes alternative therapies at its spas, select and discreet cannabis-friendly lounges as well as thoughtfully places CBD amenities in its service offerings, where appropriate.
January 26, 2021: A newly formed global development and management corporation, VIRTU Resorts and Residences is poised to create life-enhancing wellness and cultural experiences in newly-built resorts and residential destinations around the world — from Canada and Mexico to Croatia. The business is led by Canadian wellness visionary Sandi Lesueur with New York lawyer Joseph Levey, Italian chief architect Alberto Apostoli and Canadian sustainable design expert Charlene Schumacher. Its first properties are in Kelowna, British Columbia; Tulum, Mexico; and Bračh, Croatia.“In Mexico and beyond, I have had the opportunity to bring together globally acclaimed experts in place making, health sciences and wellness, sustainable architecture and design, cultural history, culinary arts and hospitality to develop new and vibrant resorts and residences as well as create award winning spas and meeting venues that are good for the people and protect the planet,” says Lesueur. “Having this solid team — including the renowned Alberto Apostoli — lead this global development brand is an honour. We are working to combine unique cultural healing — both on and off the grounds — to make VIRTU experiences unlike any others: luxurious, impactful, culturally important and sustainable.” For example, with plans to open in 2023, the first VIRTU location in Tulum, Mexico features geological and cultural marvels with sacred importance that date to the time of the Mayan rule. The healing powers of water that define these places see VIRTU Mexico highlighting the healing bodies of water called Cenotes. With Michelin Starred chefs, extraordinary culinary experience will further VIRTU’s master plan. Uncommon is VIRTU’s acceptance of the healing qualities of cannabis which will be incorporated into treatments, services and amenities — a global first in the true, authentic luxury space. Project planning is now under way in Mexico for this first sustainable resort and progress is prompt. Months in, zoning and land permits are already secured. “As chief architect for the new VIRTU Resorts & Residences brand, I am excited to announce that we have begun conceptual renderings for our launch project in Tulum, Mexico,” says Alberto Apostoli.Ensuring this luxury wellness location and retreat exceeds true-luxury consumer expectations for uniqueness, authenicity, safety and sustainability, VIRTU has forged professional ties with local and global hospitality, tourism and real estate leaders to support the successful build and operations here and in future locations.Additional VIRTU locations in various countries over the next three to five years have been secured in Canada and Croatia. Expressions of interest have come from Asia and South America-based investors and land owners as well. For more information, VIRTU invites interested parties to subscribe to its VIP mailing list, connect with its founder Sandi Lesueur and engage on its newly launched social channels @virturesorts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.