Papillon Wellness, LLC

We are looking to build sustainable wellness retreats and pavilions in CO where guests will learn to better sustain their own health & well being holistically.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location Golden, CO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 15
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website papillon-resorts.com

Company Summary

We will build and operate wellness retreats and pavilions in Colorado which will educate individuals on how to be healthier and prevent chronic diseases as they age. Our customers will primarily be Cultural Creatives, but all demographics will be attracted to Papillon. Each property will be a sustainable wellness sanctuary where guests will come to learn about healthier lifestyles all within a fully sustainable wellness focused environment.


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    Michael K Waters

    Before founding Papillon Wellness in 2010, Michael was a senior executive at a large multinational banking group where he focused on raising new debt for Fortune 100 companies across the globe. Michael began his two decade career as a banker with Citigroup in New York and worked for various investment banks including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, and HSBC Holdings.

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    Atef Mankarios
    Head of Operations

    Atef Mankarios is considered one of the most renowned and respected professionals in the luxury hospitality industry. In a long and distinguished career of more than 40 years, his expertise has led him to CEO positions in private and public hospitality companies, as well as managing a joint venture with a prominent multi billion dollar opportunity fund.He was responsible for building one of the most esteemed hospitality mgmt companies.

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    Robert D Zimmer
    Co-Head of Development

    Mr. Zimmer is world-renowned for his creative brilliance and skills in sustainable resort design and development, and as a leader in the expanding arena of sustainable tourism. He is co-founder and CEO of Zimmer Associates International in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the primary interface with both clients and partners, he ensures the full expression of each project’s vision.
    He has over 40 years of experience in hospitality industry.

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    Scott Blair
    Head of Finance

    Scott has honed his expertise in the hospitality industry as a hotel controller, regional controller, and corporate CFO for almost 30 years. His challenges have included takeovers, new hotels, conversions, project control and a business startup. He utilizes the experience gained to work hand-in-hand with owners to ensure sound forecasting, financial reporting and strong operational controls, leading to maximum returns.

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    Alex Giorgio
    Director of Wellness Programming

    Alex Giorgio is a practicing psychotherapist, author, educator, professional speaker and business consultant who helps leading entrepreneurs, entertainers, CEOs and senior executives from all over the globe learn how to fly by the “seat of their hearts.” He is CEO and founder of the Giorgio Group, Inc., a collaborative venture of leaders in the design, hospitality, financial, real estate, coaching, marketing, and software industries.

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    Patricia A Waters
    Co-Founder and Chief Wellness Officer

    Patricia has been involved in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years currently focused on holistic integrative medicine and whole food nutrition. Patricia is an organic chef having attended the French Culinary Institute and has also attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Patricia is also a certified fitness instructor in Colorado teaching multiple fitness modalities. Patricia has a great passion for natural healing.