European Spa remembers Henri Chenot

Following the announcement by The Chenot Group of the passing of its founder, we pay tribute to his visionary work

By Mark Smith

04 December 2020

The death of Henri Chenot, a pioneer of preventative health and medicine and founder of the Chenot Group, was announced in a statement by the Group yesterday (December 2).

Born in 1943, Chenot was a passionate advocate of healthy living and taking a positive approach to ageing. Fascinated by the impact of lifestyle on the genetic ageing process, in the 1970s he coined the term Biontology to describe a new way of studying the ageing process.

The inspirational wellness leader was one of the first to talk about “successful ageing”, believing that the answer to a long and healthy life lies in the correct combination of genetics, lifestyle behaviour and environment.

“Henri was larger than life and his remarkable passion and talent had enormous impact on both preventative and rejuvenating care; his insight would become the origin of a world-renowned wellness movement.”

Dominique Chenot

Henri Chenot’s wife and co-founder of Chenot Group

Chenot’s legacy will continue in the work of the Chenot Group’s growing portfolio, which is led by Dr George Gaitanos.

The most recent addition to its offering was the cutting-edge medical wellness centre at Chenot Palace Weggis in Switzerland, which officially launched in mid-2020 and exemplifies the company’s continuing commitment to push the boundaries of preventative evidence-based wellness.

One-on-one with Henri Chenot

European Spa interviewed the industry leader at Palace Merano Espace Henri Chenot in Italy for Issue 66.


Talking exclusively to the magazine he described The Chenot Method as a finely balanced blend of Chinese and western medicine that combines diagnostics, treatments and a diet based on his own understanding of the human body and its energy channels. His passion for people and their long-term health was evident. Easy-going, approachable and personable, he was a true pioneer and will be sadly missed.




Henri Chenot’s wife and co-founder of the businesses, Dominique, said: “Henri was larger than life and his remarkable passion and talent had enormous impact on both preventative and rejuvenating care; his insight would become the origin of a world-renowned wellness movement.

“We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Henri. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”

About the Chenot Group

Co-founded by Henri and Dominique Chenot, the Chenot Group is a privately held company based in Switzerland. For almost 50 years, it has specialised in providing and developing medical spa programmes, treatments, cosmetic products and food supplements which promote healthy living, wellness and successful ageing.


The Group’s portfolio incorporates nine locations in eight countries:

Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland

Chenot Palace Gabala, Azerbaijan

Chenot Espace L’Alberta, Italy

Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro

Chenot Spa at Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens, Greece

Chenot Spa at Elounda Resort Crete, Greece

Chenot Spa at One&Only Desaru Coast Malaysia

Chenot Spa at Selman Marrakech. Morocco

Chenot Spa at Barvikha Hotel & Spa Moscow, Russia.

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