27 Jan 2015 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Beauty Therapist
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Location: Longleat Forest, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Therapists
Salary: £7- £9 per hour plus commission
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Gym & Spa Supervisor & Operative
Salary: Competitive
Location: London - Various, United Kingdom
Company: Motive8 Group Ltd
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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in this issue

• Do spas for children encourage healthy habits or not?
• Namibian hot spring spa to reopen in 2015






News headlines
Taj Coromandel opens its three-floor Jiva Grande spa  
Taj Coromandel opens its three-floor Jiva Grande spa

By Helen Andrews

The Taj Coromandel in Chennai, India, has opened a 12,000sq ft (1,115sq m) Jiva Grande Spa that spans across three floors. The Jiva Grande brand is the large scale format of the Taj Group’s Jiva spa brand and is used at flagship properties .... more>>
The Ritz London's recently refurbished spa partners with Elemis  
The Ritz London's recently refurbished spa partners with Elemis

By Helen Andrews

Following a recent refurbishment, The Ritz Salon at The Ritz London has partnered with luxury British skincare range Elemis, which will be the sole spa brand used at the hotel. Now home to a double treatment room, single treatment room, manicure .... more>>

Christian Kiefer moves from Starwood to private equity firm  
By Helen Andrews

Christian Kiefer, director of spa and leisure for Starwood’s Middle Eastern St Regis brand, is leaving five-star hospitality to work for a private equity firm, focusing on business expansion and operations at 17 wellness centres in Dubai. Following three years of working for Starwood, and more than 10 years in the spa .... more>>
Le Meridien Columbus hotel debuts in Ohio  
By Helen Andrews

The Le Meridien Columbus hotel has opened in the Joseph, a US$68m (€49m, £40m) mixed-use development in the Short North neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio, US. .... more>>
Fiji fund converts bungalows into beachfront resort  
By Helen Andrews

The Yatule Resort and Spa at Natadola Beach soft-opened last week, after the beachfront property in Fiji was rebranded and .... more>>
Middle East Spa Benchmark Report for first three quarters of 2014: PwC  
By Helen Andrews

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released its latest edition of the Spa Benchmark Report covering the Dead Sea, Doha and Beirut spa regions. This .... more>>
Lakeway Resort and Spa in Texas, US, to sell for US$33.5m  
By Helen Andrews

The Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust for US$33.5m (€29m, .... more>>
Andakira Group to develop rainforest resort on Thai peninsula  
By Helen Andrews

Andakira Group will soft-launch the Andakira Crest Tri Trang Resort & Spa Pool Villas this December, on the southern tip of .... more>>
Researchers work to reset circadian rhythms to prevent illnesses caused by disrupted sleep  
By Helen Andrews

Doctors from Canadian universities in Montreal have conducted a study to explore the possibility of resetting circadian rhythms – sleep cycles – with the aim of .... more>>
Wellness expert Anni Hood to lead GWI's 2015 wellness tourism congresses  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), an international think tank that develops research and resources to positively impact the global wellness industry, announced plans to deliver its Global .... more>>
Baha Mar to open in time for peak spring travel weeks  
By Helen Andrews

The US$3.5 billion (€2.7bn, £2.2bn) Baha Mar resort complex in the Bahamas has announced it will open on March 27, after years of delays and a series of legal hitches. Baha Mar will .... more>>
Virginia authorities consider redefining 'day spas' to loosen booze restrictions  
By Helen Andrews

The Virginia General Assembly, US, may change the definition of a “day spa” to include any establishment that offers barber or cosmetology services in order to .... more>>
Millford Hall Hotel near Stonehenge plans boutique spa  
By Helen Andrews

Millford Hall Hotel, a Georgian mansion dating back to the 1800s just a short drive from Stonehenge, UK, is adding a £500,000 (US$756,200, €652,300) spa to its four-star amenities. The property is owned by Hughes Hotels, which has brought in .... more>>
Klafs acquires Thermarium Bäder-Bau  
By Helen Andrews

Spa equipment manufacturer Thermarium Bäder-Bau has been acquired by the Klafs Group – a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer. Klafs recently acquired all shares of Thermarium, which had .... more>>
Taiwan Tourism Bureau highlights four key hot springs for tourism push  
By Helen Andrews

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is stepping up its promotion of the country’s thermal hot springs, of which there are said to be more than 100. Focusing on the health benefits of naturally .... more>>

Features
Wearable technology

Wellness:
Wearable technology


The latest wellness wearables for your spa, including devices by Google, Apple and Ralph Lauren
Mineral matters

Therapy:
Mineral matters


Sophie Benge focuses on water and mud therapies in the last of her series on wellness in central and eastern Europe


Spa Foresight™:

Trends, technologies and strategies which will shape the future of the global spa and wellness industry
Jim Spear

Interview:
Jim Spear


The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
Fast action

Research:
Fast action


Scientists have discovered that fasting can reboot the immune system and help with healthy ageing
Tribal gathering

Glacial Spa:
Tribal gathering


Wellness and adventure tourism is a key focus for Ng?i Tahu, one of the richest Maori tribes in New Zealand. Jennifer Harbottle finds out more
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches
Russia

Everyone’s talking about:
Russia


Jak Phillips gives a SWOT analysis of the Russian spa industry and gets insights from operators and consultants working in the sector
Operator case studies – part 4

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 4


Business owners tell us how they’re making spa software work for them
Steve Jeisman

Interview:
Steve Jeisman


The group director of spas and development at Alila talks to Katie Barnes about leading the way in spa innovation and about new investment from US firm Geolo Capital
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

Editor’s letter:
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22


Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Spa product news

A wellness tea range that targets specific health issues

A wellness tea range that targets specific health issues

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Camellia's Tea House specifically focuses on the spa industry by offering wellness teas which can be combined with treatments.
 
Individual wellbeing enriched by health, pleasure and beauty

Individual wellbeing enriched by health, pleasure and beauty

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

The company name ‘IKAATI’ is derived from the Indonesian word ‘ikat’, which means ‘to tie by hand’. This is because each IKAATI pouch is individually hand-tied.
 
A richer, more full bodied cup of tea

A richer, more full bodied cup of tea

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

A “hip trend” in the drinks sector at the moment is a demand for tea-based cocktails, says Mighty Leaf Tea.
Beauty product news

Clarins make-up collection offers Garden Escape

Clarins make-up collection offers Garden Escape

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

A spring collection inspired by the garden, Clarins has launched a new make-up range. The ‘Garden Escape’ collection features a number of different products.
 
Beauty derived from ancient traditions and natural healing techniques

Beauty derived from ancient traditions and natural healing techniques

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Following the practices of one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Saach Organics creates hair and beauty products using entirely hand-picked natural ingredients.
 
CND introduces anytime nail colour removal kit

CND introduces anytime nail colour removal kit

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

CND has launched an on-the-go nail colour removal kit in support of its professional salon system.
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Fashionizer Spa

Organic fabrics and sustainability are at the heart of the business and Fashionizer Spa is the only international supplier of organic spa uniforms able to distribute worldwide.

Fashionizer Spa is a specialist designer and manufacturer of high quality uniforms for spas and luxury beauty brands.
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Featured Suppliers
UK Pool and Spa Expo – a must-attend event

Visit the UK Pool and Spa Expo on 22-24 January at Hall 10 at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 100 exhibiting companies, you’ll be sure to find a great deal.
  UK Pool and Spa Expo – a must-attend event
ESPA tailored spa solutions

With over 20 years' experience building award-winning spas in five continents - and with a pioneering collection of natural spa products and treatments - ESPA stands at the forefront of today’s global spa industry as an authority on spa creation and management.
  ESPA tailored spa solutions

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