30 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Spa Director
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Location: St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
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Spa Reservationist
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Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Spa Therapist
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Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Beauty room to rent
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Location: Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
Accomplished and expert Facial Therapist
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grace Belgravia
Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Spa Directors
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Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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in this issue

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

News headlines
AromaWorks fragrance manufacturer expands into skincare market  
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, research, development and manufacturing centre in Berkshire, UK, the new skincare range comprises more than 25 products for face and body, each with a range of seven to nine blended essential oils. .... more>>
Mélia Hotels to launch another resort on the volcanic island of Sal in Cape Verde  
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 included in the development. .... 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>>
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 .... 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>>
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 .... 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>>
Hilton opens first hotel in Myanmar in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw  
By Helen Andrews

Hilton Worldwide has opened the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in the capital city of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, just in time for the upcoming East Asia Summit to be held in November at the neighbouring Ruby Hall – a meetings and conventions .... more>>
Shanti Maurice relaunches 70,000sq ft spa in Mauritius  
By Helen Andrews

The Shanti Maurice Nira Resort in Mauritius has relaunched its 70,000sq ft (6,503sq m) spa, offering a brand new concept – A Journey Around the World Through .... more>>
Black caviar baths and dancing with seals experiences promoted to attract tourists to Kazakhstan resort  
By Helen Andrews

An upmarket resort planned for Kazakhstan on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea expects to offer baths of black caviar to its spa guests when the project .... more>>

Cool customer

Cool customer

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

Brain boosting

Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

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

Product focus:

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


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

Gift card collection is designed to support wellbeing

Gift card collection is designed to support wellbeing


A gift card collection for those facing challenging situations in life such as a death in the family, illness, or divorce, has been launched by Spafinder Wellness.
Interbad’s Innovation Award winners announced

Interbad’s Innovation Award winners announced


Two products have shared the prestigious Interbad Innovation Award this year – the ‘SafePrep XC’ calcium hypochlorite system from Evoqua Water Technologies and the ‘Sopro TitecFuge plus 2-10 mm’ grout from Sopro Bauchemie.
Sensitive skin care from Sothys

Sensitive skin care from Sothys


Sothys has launched a sensitive skin range in response to data from the 2013 International Journal of Cosmetic Science which showed that 60 per cent of women consider themselves to have sensitive skin.
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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Company profile
RKF luxury linen

RKF was launched 15 years ago. It’s built on the foundations of a century-old company and today RKF Group has five offices and two factories, with a head office in Belfort in eastern France.

The company specialises in the design and manufacture of linen which is fine enough to satisfy the guests of luxury hotels and spas.
It also caters for restaurants and golf courses, as well as for the exclusive and closed world of yachting and private jets.
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