GSS Welcome Reception

Tonight the summit delegation was hosted for a cocktail party on the 16th floor rooftop terrace at the Swissotel Bosphorus by hotel G.M. Gerhard Stuger, Anne McCall Wilson of Fairmont Raffles, and Elmar Nagele of Thermarium.  Delegates enjoyed festive food and drink and tours of the beautiful Amrita Spa in the hotel.  The spa covers 40,000 square feet and includes an indoor saltwater pool, fitness center, 14 treatment rooms, saunas and steam rooms, retail area, and extensive mens and ladies locker rooms.  There is also a couple's suite that is the size of a small apartment, and a lovely hamam area.

It was a great first gathering of summit delegates, some of whom are new to the GSS and some who have attended before, and it was personally great to reconnect with folks I have not seen in a while.  We look forward to the official beginning of the conference program tomorrow.