20 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Beauty room to rent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
Spa Manager
Salary: £23,500 per annum
Location: Poulton YMCA, United Kingdom
Company: Fylde Coast YMCA
Spa Therapist
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications & experience
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Spa Reservationist
Salary: £14,000 - £15,000 (depending upon experience)
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Beauty Therapists (Full & Part Time)
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Location: Longleat Forest - Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Directors
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits package
Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Beauty Therapists - Full & Part Time hrs available
Salary: £7.90 per hour (pay review pending)
Location: Woburn Forest - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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in this issue

• Andrew Gibson opens first FRHI spa since taking charge
• Global Wellness Institute brand structure revealed

News headlines
£25m resort planned for the Scottish Highlands  
£25m resort planned for the Scottish Highlands

By Helen Andrews

A resort that would take 20 years and an estimated £25m (US$40m, €31.4m) to develop is being planned in 7,300 acres of national forest land next to .... more>>
Revamped ski hotel and spa to reopen in December  
Revamped ski hotel and spa to reopen in December

By Helen Andrews

Hotel des Dromonts, in the French ski resort of Avoriaz will reopen on 12 December following a €2m (US$2.6m, £1.6m) revamp after becoming part of the luxury Maisons & Hotels Sibuet brand. The 34-bedroom four-star property was originally designed .... more>>

Spa Academy Powered by Elemis opens in Casablanca  
By Helen Andrews

A new spa therapy training centre in Casablanca, Morocco, called 'The Spa Academy Powered by Elemis' is accepting applications from candidates with previous spa .... more>>
Research grant to fund the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with spa therapies  
By Helen Andrews

The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has announced the second recipient of the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which has just taken place in Las Vegas, US, between 13-15 October. Dr Rashmi .... more>>
Four Seasons in Maldives reveals night spa treatments by ila  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is launching a new sleep-enhancing ritual at its Night Spa, designed by organic skincare brand ila. .... more>>
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa relaunches in Bath, UK, after major refurbishment  
By Helen Andrews

The Grade I-listed Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, UK, has finally relaunched after a heritage-led refurbishment of the Georgian building that dates back to .... more>>
Starwood's W hotel brand to debut in Marrakech in 2017  
By Helen Andrews

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch its W brand in Marrakech, Morocco, in 2017 in the Hivernage district of the city. The hotel will be called W Marrakech .... more>>
Operator Toskanaworld takes over neighbouring flood-damaged hotel  
By Helen Andrews

The five-star hotel Elbresidenz in the German spa town of Bad Schandau is to be salvaged by thermal bath operator Toskanaworld GmbH, after the hotel was devastated by a flooded river in June .... more>>
Golden Door relaunches as 600-acre biodynamic retreat  
By Helen Andrews

The globally renowned Golden Door wellness resort in Escondido, California has relaunched following an expansion from 377 acres to 600 acres, making way for .... more>>
Online insurance comparison tool launched for personal appearance services market  
By Helen Andrews

An online insurance quotation platform called Insurance Noodle has been launched enabling US salons and spas to compare insurance offerings and receive bindable .... more>>
Moroccan thermal spa projects unveiled by state-owned subsidiary Sothermy  
By Helen Andrews

Sothermy, a subsidiary of the Moroccan state-owned financial institution that manages the country’s long-term savings – CDG – .... more>>
University of Derby, UK, to host The Buxton Spa and Wellness Conference 2014  
By Helen Andrews

The University of Derby, Buxton, UK, is hosting The Buxton Spa and Wellness Conference 2014 on 30 October. The networking and educational event will be .... more>>
Spafinder and cancer education organisation form partnership  
By Helen Andrews

Spa and wellness media and marketing company Spafinder Wellness has partnered with non-profit cancer-focused education organisation Wellness for Cancer. The partnership has been formed to allow members of Spafinder’s .... more>>
ISPA's 24th annual Conference and Expo kicks off in Las Vegas  
By Helen Andrews

The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 24th annual Conference and Expo today (13 October) gets underway at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, .... more>>
Wahanda acquires German equivalent Salonmeister as part of expansion plan  
By Helen Andrews

Europe’s largest hair and beauty booking platform, Wahanda, has acquired its German equivalent Salonmeister as part of a strategy to expand and integrate into a single global marketplace. .... more>>

A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

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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


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

Product focus:

A round-up of some of the latest spa experiences which enhance what guests see, hear, smell and feel
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation

Are spa therapists given a fair wage and offered reasonable benefits? Katie Barnes canvasses industry opinion
Well seasoned

Well seasoned

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

Country focus:
The Maldives

Neena Dhillon takes a look around Cheval Blanc Randheli and Velaa Private Island – two of the hottest new spa destinations in the Maldives
Cool customer

Cool customer

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

Smart solutions heating up hospitality sector

Smart solutions heating up hospitality sector


Smart Fire UK has added an innovative outdoor heater to its range of “new generation” heating products for the hospitality sector.
Two new spa partnerships for HydroPeptide

Two new spa partnerships for HydroPeptide


HydroPeptide has announced the launch of its facials and products at two spas in the US – Chuan Spa at The Langham, in Chicago, and The Setai Spa Wall Street in New York.
Four new partnerships for Amala

Four new partnerships for Amala


Skincare company Amala has announced four new partnerships with spas at luxury hotels and resorts in Europe, Australia and the US.
Beauty product news

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’.
Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity


Comfort Zone brings to you Longevity – a unique approach to extending life. Longevity encapsulates all areas of our lifestyle – diet, exercise, sleep and skincare.
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.
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THALION Laboratories

Thalion Laboratories, established in 1994 is a family-owned company, managed by CEO, André Prigent.

Thalion offers face, body and men’s products and protocols, together with a full range of spa and retail products, including Thalisens, an innovative spa ritual concept.
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Tablet-based ResortSuite OPS expands with SPA Check-In App

ResortSuite provides highly integrated software solutions to leading hotel/resort, spa and club operations around the world.
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How user experience design can help eliminate training for spa software users

Spa software systems have traditionally been very robust. From the complex nature of booking spa services comes complex user interactions.
  How user experience design can help eliminate training for spa software users

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