31 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Spa Directors
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Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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in this issue

• State-run Moroccan thermal spa developments unveiled
• Thai spa research released at WSWC

News headlines
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China  
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China

By Helen Andrews

The first Rosewood hotel in Asia has opened its doors in Beijing, China, in the central Chaoyang district opposite the iconic CCTV Tower. The 22-storey hotel, designed by Melbourne-based design firm BARstudio – in collaboration with Bangkok-based landscape architects PLandscape – has been inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. The 283-guestroom hotel is .... more>>
Fijian marina resort project on track for August 2015 launch  
Fijian marina resort project on track for August 2015 launch

By Helen Andrews

The FJD85m (US$45m, €35m, £28m) Pearl South Pacific Resort’s three-phase development in Fiji’s Pacific Harbour is on track for completion and a grand .... more>>

Particular meditation method boosts creativity  
By Helen Andrews

Creative thinking can be promoted by certain meditation techniques – even in people who have never meditated before – according to a study by cognitive .... more>>
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai to attract World Trade Centre delegates  
By Helen Andrews

The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, UAE, is targeting delegates visiting the Dubai World Trade Centre opposite and the nearby Dubai Convention Centre as it .... more>>
Consumers no longer expect spa and wellness solely in the spa department of hotels: study - out today  
By Helen Andrews

Hotels are expected to start taking advantage of consumer desire for unique experiences centred around wellness because customers are no longer expecting a wellness experience solely in the .... more>>
AromaWorks fragrance manufacturer expands into skincare market  
By Helen Andrews

Home fragrance manufacturer and retailer AromaWorks has expanded its business by launching a brand new essential-oil skincare range that is vegan-friendly, pregnancy safe, plus gluten and dairy free. Now operating from a purpose-built 7,000sq ft (650sq m) distribution, .... more>>
Mélia Hotels to launch another resort on the volcanic island of Sal in Cape Verde  
By Helen Andrews

Mélia Hotels International is set to launch its new five-star Mélia Dunas resort on 1 November, with a signature YHI spa .... more>>
Marriott to operate hotel within AED10bn theme park complex in Dubai  
By Helen Andrews

Marriott International is to operate a new Polynesian-themed family hotel being developed as part of the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, .... more>>
Thermae Bath Spa becomes major tourism beacon for famous UK city  
By Helen Andrews

The Thermae Bath Spa is proving to be a significant driver of tourism for the ancient UK city of Bath, with nearly two thirds of visitors arriving in the region .... more>>
Secluded hotel spa opens on Caribbean island  
By Helen Andrews

The Queen’s Garden Resort on the island called Saba, a Dutch island territory in the Caribbean, has recently unveiled its new mountain-side spa retreat. Two .... more>>
US town considers ban on new massage parlours as it drafts new spa laws  
By Helen Andrews

Greenburgh town officials in Westchester county of the state of New York, US, are considering a ban on the opening of new massage parlours while it drafts .... more>>
US military personnel and veterans to receive free massages  
By Helen Andrews

Massage Envy Spas in the Chicago metropolitan area, US, are offering military personnel and veterans complimentary one-hour stress-relief massage sessions in .... more>>
Spafinder to hold wellness talks at World Travel Market in London  
By Helen Andrews

Spafinder Wellness 365 will lead a wellness tourism programme in association with the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) across three days of the World .... more>>
Alfredo Carvajal joins Delos from WTS International  
By Helen Andrews

Alfredo Carvajal has been appointed president of International and Signature Programs for Delos, the US-based company behind the Well Building Standard® (see Spa Business 14/1 p36). Previously Carvajal operated as .... more>>
Andrew Gibson outlines fitness and spa concepts for FRHI's brands  
By Helen Andrews

Andrew Gibson, VP of spa and wellness at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about the branding for each of the three hotel .... more>>

Full steam ahead

Holiday village spa:
Full steam ahead

The unique hydrothermal spa concept at Center Parcs UK attracts 300,000 guests a year and brings in £15m in revenue. Katie Barnes visits its latest site
Morgan Lefrançois

Morgan Lefrançois

The spa business development manager at Clarins on working with Velaa Private Island; plus a first-person account of the resort by Liz Terry
The high life

Luxury brands:
The high life

We take a look at the spa concepts of luxury brands such as Dior, Guerlain, Armani and Versace
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

Advertisement promotion:
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

Crystal Spa & Lounge offers a multi-sensory and energising client experience. Investment firm New Spa Technologies is now looking to rollout this luxury concept across Russia
Brain boosting

Brain boosting

Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Well seasoned

Well seasoned

An underground salt mine offering subterraneotherapy and herb spas feature in this report by Sophie Benge


Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health; Viceroy enters South America; a call to change massage therapy laws in Dubai
Screen star

Screen star

Professional spa brands are using TV shopping channel QVC to increase footfall in spas and can sell up to £4m of products in just one day
Cool customer

Cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation

Are spa therapists given a fair wage and offered reasonable benefits? Katie Barnes canvasses industry opinion
Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

The men at the head of Deep Nature reveal their plans for the future
Spa product news

The benefits of dry salt therapy

The benefits of dry salt therapy


Salt therapy is becoming increasingly popular in the spa industry, and the S.A.L.T Bed seeks to provide a health and wellness experience in as little as 15 minutes.
Trio of technologies in Thalgo’s iBeauty

Trio of technologies in Thalgo’s iBeauty


A new launch in the instrumental cosmetics field, Thalgo’s ‘iBeauty’ machine combines sound-vibration, ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies.
Hughes becomes European general manager at Murad

Hughes becomes European general manager at Murad


Murad has appointed Blake Hughes as general manager - Europe, a newly-created position. He has more than 18 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetic industries.
Beauty product news

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life


A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.
Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest


Skincare experts The Christina Company has partnered with Vietnamese professional publishing house and opinion leaders club, Lady Luxury - Nam Huong, to organise the ‘Top 100 Best Beauty & Wellbeing Competition’.
A sublime sensory experience from Elemis

A sublime sensory experience from Elemis


Elemis takes you on a sublime sensory experience, transforming your skin, whilst delivering extraordinary results.
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KLAFS was founded in 1928.

The KLAFS group is the world market leader in the fi eld of sauna, pool and spa. Besides saunas, our wide product range includes: steamrooms, hamams, infrared heat cabins and relaxing areas as well as treatment rooms, including massage tubs and treatment tables.
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Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce.
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Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers
Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce. The Book4Time consumer app gives spas an opportunity to generate new business from customers who book appointments using their smartphones. More>>

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