15 Sep 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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• Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance
• Tompkins unveils new weight loss spa vision

News headlines
US$3.5bn Baha Mar resort launch delayed until next spring  
US$3.5bn Baha Mar resort launch delayed until next spring

By Helen Andrews

Originally scheduled to open in December of this year, the US$3.5 billion (€2.7bn, £2.2bn) Baha Mar resort complex in the Bahamas has delayed its .... more>>
Water Palace Spa planned for hotel in Xiamen, China, by A.W. Lake  
Water Palace Spa planned for hotel in Xiamen, China, by A.W. Lake

By Helen Andrews

The Urban Resort Concept-operated (URC) PuShang Hotel and Spa in Xiamen, China, is set to open in Q4 of 2016 with a Water Palace Spa, based on the importance of bathing in Chinese culture. The 175-bedroom hotel’s 3,200sq m (34,445sq ft) URSPA will include 12 treatment chambers – two of which are double treatment .... more>>

Thai massage parlours in Australian city mistaken for brothels  
By Helen Andrews

A number of massage parlours are being mistaken by prospective male clients for illegal brothels in the Australian city of Gold Coast in southern Queensland. Every week at the Sabai Traditional Thai Massage and Spa men seek .... more>>
Semiahmoo destination wellness retreat planned in the US  
By Helen Andrews

Plans have been filed for a new 70,000sq ft (6,503sq m) destination spa on the Semiahmoo spit overlooking Semiahmoo Bay in .... more>>
Delos and Mayo Clinic pair up for wellbeing product testing lab  
By Helen Andrews

Delos, the company that created the Well Building Standard™, has agreed to design, build and operate a newly-formed Well Living Lab with renowned US health provider Mayo Clinic Center. This .... more>>
Leela Palace Chennai opens ESPA spa overlooking Bay of Bengal  
By Helen Andrews

Indian luxury hotel group The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has opened an ESPA spa at The Leela Palace Chennai with panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. .... more>>
Constance Hotels & Resorts' explains recently launched 'U Spa' concept  
By Helen Andrews

Constance Hotels & Resorts recently launched its new wellness concept called the ‘U Spa’, which replaces its former Spa de Constance brand. The new brand’s .... more>>
US wellness schemes hurt by Affordable Care Act  
By Helen Andrews

Large companies in the US are worried that federal requirements in the Affordable Care Act will limit the effectiveness of their employee wellness programmes. .... more>>
Six Senses Spa to complete resort offering at Thailand's Evason Hua Hin  
By Helen Andrews

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has signed a licence agreement with the owner of a beach resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, to operate a Six Senses Spa as the property .... more>>
Kyrgyzstan's natural health resorts gain in popularity due to low prices  
By Helen Andrews

Health and wellness vacations in Kyrgyzstan and other former Soviet Union destinations are gaining in popularity due to the low cost of retreat packages and .... more>>
Global Spa and Wellness Summit: Day one report  
By Liz Terry

The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) kicked off in Marrakech, Morocco, today (10 September), with more than 400 delegates gathering from 45 countries to share knowledge and best .... more>>
Mandarin Oriental, Dubai scheduled to open in 2017  
By Helen Andrews

Mandarin Oriental is set to manage an urban resort in Dubai, UAE, which is currently under development on Jumeirah Beach Road with direct access to the nearby .... more>>
Mentors for spa management training scheme revealed at GSWS  
By Tom Anstey

The list of mentors for the recently announced spa manager mentorship programme as part of the Global Spa Management Education Initiative have been revealed at .... more>>
NZ$18.5m hot spring development planned by Wyndham Hotel Group  
By Helen Andrews

International hotel chain Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to increase its portfolio of properties in New Zealand to include two apartment hotels in .... more>>
St. Regis Chengdu debuts with an Iridium Spa  
By Helen Andrews

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has launched The St. Regis Chengdu in the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan in .... more>>

Mission accomplished

Mineral Spa:
Mission accomplished

With 168 pools and 90 treatment rooms, Mission Hills Haikou has one of the world’s largest spa and mineral springs. Jennifer Harbottle finds out more
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit

Equipment and product launches

Product focus:

A round-up of some of the latest spa experiences which enhance what guests see, hear, smell and feel
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
Operator case studies – part 3

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 3

Businesses tell us how they’re making the latest software work for them
Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

The men at the head of Deep Nature reveal their plans for the future
Brain boosting

Brain boosting

Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Cool customer

Cool customer

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


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

Well seasoned

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

Thalgo celebrates 50th birthday with new launch

Thalgo celebrates 50th birthday with new launch


French beauty brand Thalgo is celebrating its 50th birthday this month – and has launched a new marine treatment that re-energises and revitalises the skin.
BeautyPro introduces all-in-one steam system

BeautyPro introduces all-in-one steam system


An all-in-one system for a series of individual services from facials to massages has been launched by BeautyPro.
Saakalya Collection launches range of décor and accessories

Saakalya Collection launches range of décor and accessories


A bespoke collection of South East Asian décor and accessories for spas has been launched. Saakalya Collection’s range has been developed with a holistic approach to wellbeing in mind.
Beauty product news

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa


Irish beauty and skincare company Voya has announced a new partnership with Varu Spa at the 5-star Kandolhu Island Resort in the Maldives.
Jane Iredale to launch City Nights collection

Jane Iredale to launch City Nights collection


A new make-up collection inspired by the glamour and energy of a night out on the town is being launched by Jane Iredale in September.
Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched


Murad is launching a new eye cream in the UK in September, as founder Dr Howard Murad recently picked up a prestigious award.
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Lux Elements GmbH & Co KG

The company was founded in Radebeul, Saxony, Germany, in 1945 by Herbert Lux. His son Thomas Lux and Rolf Longrée have been MDs since 1975 and 1996 respectively.

Lux Elements has had over 30 years of experience in the production of polystyrene hard foam. In addition, it is a specialist in processing products for the sanitary and wellness markets.
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UV rays and dry heat from the summer sun can play havoc with the natural balance of the skin, leaving it feeling dry and appearing dehydrated with pigmentation and redness.
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Aromatherapy Associates has introduced its most indulgent seasonal collection ever. A range of options are available, including the first complete collection of bath and shower oils and sumptuously decadent rose gifts.
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