Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lea Cordon Rouf – The Wellness Connoisseur

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lea Cordon Rouf – The Wellness Connoisseur


Professional. Passionate. Proudly Pinay. Lea Cordon Rouf, founder of the award-winning Spa Cordon in Dubai, is the type of lady that little girls aspire to become.

Over the last 15 years Lea has been an hotelier and spa expert – working as Spa Director for prestigious hotels Shangri-La, Raffles and Le Meridien across the globe. She knows everything that there is to know about looking good and feeling good. In 2012, she launched her own brand in Dubai – Spa Cordon. An upscale ladies day spa, located in Sky Gardens, DIFC, Dubai, Spa Cordon has won the Best Day Spa in 2013, at the Middle East Spa Awards, and was also awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and 2015. Spa Cordon features an interactive beauty spa bar, stocked with an eclectic selection of natural ingredients. In short, Lea created a paradise for the work-driven professionals of Dubai.

This kind of success did not come easy and Lea faces these challenges with her signature grace, “Perseverance and faith.  I believe that challenges create the person you are today.  If one embraces them and takes a different perspective, it can bring out the best in you.”   She adds, “Having a dream is where it all starts and where the passion will come from.”

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