28 Nov 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Aztec Manager
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000
Location: Torquay
Company: TLH Leisure Resort
Beauty Therapists - Full and Part Time
Salary: £8.09 per hour
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Membership Advisor
Salary: Basic £16,000 with Commission
Location: Basildon, United Kingdom
Company: Momentum Excel
Spa Manager
Salary: attractive remuneration package
Location: Polis, Paphos, Cyprus
Company: Thanos Hotels Ltd
Spa Director
Salary: £Competitive
Location: St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
Company: Sopwell House
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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• Kenyan tourism project to include hot spring wellness city
• Tribesmen bury tourists neck-deep in sand

News headlines
Philippe Starck's YOO-branded resort in the Philippines to launch in 2015  
Philippe Starck's YOO-branded resort in the Philippines to launch in 2015

By Helen Andrews

Aqua Boracay by YOO, a five-star 168-bedroom hotel, is set to launch in the last quarter of 2015 in the Philippines. The property is designed by YOO .... more>>
Updated plans revealed for first European JW Marriott resort in Venice  
Updated plans revealed for first European JW Marriott resort in Venice

By Helen Andrews

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts have revealed further spa details for its first Italian hotel in Venice - and its first resort in Europe - opening in March 2015. Architecture practice Matteo Thun & Partners is in charge of converting historic buildings on the Isola delle Rose (Rose Island – also known as Sacca .... more>>

Crescent-shaped island in the Maldives unveils new 'spa palace'  
By Helen Andrews

After more than a year of renovations, the five-star Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi in the Maldives has reopened .... more>>
Heritage Lottery Fund dishes out £11.3m to Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa   
By Helen Andrews

The Heritage Lottery Fund has pledged a further £11.3m (US$18m, €14m) towards the scheme to redevelop Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa, in addition to the £12.5m .... more>>
R Hotels plans AED500m sharia-compliant resort and spa  
By Helen Andrews

R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding, UAE, has revealed plans for the first .... more>>
New chair and vice chair named for BABTAC and CIBTAC  
By Helen Andrews

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) have appointed a new chair and vice chair for 2015/16, with each serving across .... more>>
CHI Spa at Shangri-La Sanya Resort & Spa in Hainan to be revealed next month  
By Helen Andrews

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened the Shangri-La Sanya Resort and Spa in Hainan, China, but the retreat's signature CHI spa is yet to be unveiled. The .... more>>
Trumps Spa to open at newly-launched InterContinental hotel in Sydney  
By Helen Andrews

The 140-bedroom InterContinental Sydney Double Bay hotel in Australia has opened its doors to guests, boasting a selection of high-end retail offerings on the ground floor and an upcoming Trumps Spa. Developer and owner Royal Hotels Australia and .... more>>
'Laid back' Sun Aqua hospitality brand launched in Sri Lanka  
By Helen Andrews

Maldivian hotelier Sun Siyam has launched a newly-branded property in Sri Lanka to create more options for tourists visiting the popular destination. Founded .... more>>
Whole Foods to open Milk + Honey-operated spa in Boston  
By Helen Andrews

Health-conscious US grocery chain Whole Foods will unveil a spa inside its new 50,000sq ft (4,645sq m) flagship market shop, opening in the South End’s Ink .... more>>
Dusit expands its international portfolio in the US, Africa and Australia  
By Helen Andrews

Thai hospitality brand Dusit International is expanding globally with properties launching in the US, Africa and Australia. Dusit opened the dusitD2 .... more>>
Mandarin Oriental's Jeremy McCarthy makes case for negative employees  
By Helen Andrews

Jeremy McCarthy, group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has made the case for negative employees – stating that when people are negative about something, it means they really care. In an article published by McCarthy on Linkedin, he says that students .... more>>
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach opens  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has launched amid the city’s skyscrapers with a U-shaped aqua-thermal spa .... more>>
India's Prime Minister wants the world to make Ayurveda a way of life  
By Helen Andrews

India’s nationalist government has launched a campaign to promote the country’s ancient Ayurvedic therapies, cashing in on the multi-billion dollar global .... more>>
Anna Bjurstam of Six Senses Spas promotes the benefits of sleep  
By Helen Andrews

Six Senses Spas have added a yogic sleep programme to its recently-launched yogic programmes to boost the quality of relaxation and improve sleep using gentle .... more>>

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

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At 21, ESPA is a veteran of the global spa industry, but it’s still leading the way. Founder and CEO Sue Harmsworth explains how
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Scientists have discovered that fasting can reboot the immune system and help with healthy ageing


Carvajal leaves WTS for Delos; youth hostel spa opens in Switzerland; and US lawsuit against corporate wellness
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit

Equipment and product launches
Bright future

Summit review:
Bright future

Katie Barnes shares her highlights from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit held in Marrakech, Morocco

Ask an expert:

What makes a successful fasting programme and how can spas offer them safely? Julie Cramer investigates

Spa Foresight™:

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

Jim Spear

The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
Steve Jeisman

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
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 product news

Thalgo treatments chosen for new luxury spa

Thalgo treatments chosen for new luxury spa


A luxury castle hotel in North Yorkshire has partnered with Thalgo for a new full-service country club and spa.
Comfort and control are in Gharieni’s MO

Comfort and control are in Gharieni’s MO


A new high comfort lounger for relaxation areas has been introduced by Gharieni.
New UK country manager aims to take Comfort Zone to the next level

New UK country manager aims to take Comfort Zone to the next level


Combining innovation, science and a holistic philosophy, Comfort Zone is a well-kept secret that could be “the solution many businesses have been looking for”, according to its new UK country manager, Sam Keegan.
Beauty product news

Pinks Boutique’s Sherriff tops beauty hotlist

Pinks Boutique’s Sherriff tops beauty hotlist


Co-founder of the organic spa brand Pinks Boutique, Kirstie Sherriff, has come top of an annual beauty industry hotlist.
AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor

AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor


Gerrard International, creator of Mii Cosmetics and Kissed by Mii Instant Tanning, has announced AP Beauty as the exclusive Mii distributor in Poland.
Marriott impressed by AromaWorks collection

Marriott impressed by AromaWorks collection


AromaWorks’ range of luxury home fragrance products is now being stocked in eleven Marriott hotels across the UK following a partnership deal between the two companies.
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Sparcstudio Ltd

The company was established by Beverley Bayes, Neil Fairplay and Tom Howell, who have over 20 years’ experience in spa and wellness design.

Sparcstudio creates beautiful, award-winning spas for discerning owners, operators and spa guests.
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Christina’s newest innovation, the ‘Château de Beauté’ series, will be presented for the first time to visitors of Cosmoprof Asia 2014.
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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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