About Hotel & Spa Essentials

Our Vision

To be the preferred supplier of quality hotel cosmetics and spa products to first class and deluxe hotels in the Philippines, partnering with them to achieve the best possible guest experience for their clients.

Our Mission

We are committed to the  development, manufacture, distribution and trading of quality cosmetic products. We proactively respond to the needs of our partners while maintaining a highly profitable business for our shareholders and providing a stimulating place to work.

About H&E

We source all our ingredients and products from international and local suppliers for their passion for purity and quality.

We have licenses to operate as Importer, Exporter and Trader of cosmetics issued by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and work with a GMP approved cosmetics manufacturing facility.

All our products are compliant with the Asean Cosmetic Directive.


Hotel and Spa Essentials is headed by its principals, Dr. Mike Turvill, a British national, and Catherine Brillantes-Turvill, a Filipina. Mike holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in the UK. He has 12 years of management experience from Unilever in the UK, China, Singapore and the Philippines. Mike studied aromatherapy in Singapore.

Catherine has been a Human Resources consultant and marketing professional for the past 20 years. She is President of International Customer Management Systems, a management consultancy firm specializing in customer service training and consultancy. Catherine is the founding President of the Spa Association of the Philippines. She is a graduate of the Executive Spa Development Course conducted by Cornell University in Singapore.

Mike and Cathy are owners of Nurture Spa in Tagaytay, Philippines. Nurture Spa was nominated as one of the best spas in the Philippines as part of the 2005 SpaAsia crystal Awards. They also operate the Spa Professionals International Development Center. They have completed orientation tours to spas in San Francisco, Calistoga (California), Thailand, Bali and Singapore. Their collaboration brings a unique combination of Western and Asian styles to everything they do.