21 Aug 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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• Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona launches 43 The Spa
• Permission sought for US destination spa

News headlines
What to expect at next month's Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Marrakech  
What to expect at next month's Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Marrakech

By Helen Andrews

The eighth Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) is fast approaching – due to take place from 10-12 September at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco – bringing together the leaders and innovators of the spa industry to help guide and shape the future of wellness in years to come. Over the past couple of months, Susie Ellis – chair and CEO of GSWS and president of Spafinder Wellness 365 – has revealed a number of .... more>>
Ohio Attorney-General accuses Wellness Laser and Med Spa of misleading customers  
Ohio Attorney-General accuses Wellness Laser and Med Spa of misleading customers

By Helen Andrews

The Attorney General for the US state of Ohio, Mike DeVine, is sueing a laser liposuction spa in Beachwood, accusing it of failing to deliver services that customers paid for through discount websites such as Groupon and Living Social. Better Business Bureaus (BBB), an association of not-for-profit .... more>>

Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits  
By Chris Dodd

A new piece of wearable kit has been developed to stop people from overeating, with the Bite Counter looking to provide a remedy to the developed world’s .... more>>
First spa by L'Occitane in the National Capital Region of New Delhi debuts  
By Helen Andrews

The Anya Hotel in the city of Gurgaon, India, has added an Amaltas Spa by L’Occitane to its 117-bedroom property – the first L’Occitane spa in the National .... more>>
A.W. Lake reveals plans for mammoth Changbai Mountain Hot Spring Resort  
By Helen Andrews

The IHG-operated Changbai Mountain International Hot Spring Resort will open in 2015 in China’s largest nature reserve near the Korean border, home to the rare Manchurian tiger, snow .... more>>
Combination of acupuncture and massage cures dizziness, says Chinese study  
By Helen Andrews

A combination of acupuncture and massage is the cure for a specific kind of dizziness called ‘cervical vertigo’, according to research published in the Chinese Journal of Gerontology. .... more>>
Croatian Hotel Bellevue relaunches SPA Clinic after €50m property refurb  
By Helen Andrews

The Hotel Bellevue has relaunched as a five-star property on the Croatian island of Lošinj, in Cikat Bay, in the coming .... more>>
PwC Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey published for H1 2014  
By Helen Andrews

The latest edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Spa Benchmark survey for the spa sector in the Middle East has been published, covering the first two .... more>>
Franz Linser appointed to GSWS board of directors  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has appointed Franz Linser, PhD – founder and managing director of international consulting firm Linser Hospitality – .... more>>
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts develops Spa by JW concept  
By Helen Andrews

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is in the process of re-imagining more than 20 of its global spa facilities through its newly-created concept called Spa by JW, .... more>>
Bathhouse spa updates its menu for new Delano hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas  
By Helen Andrews

The Bathhouse Spa in the 120-acre Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, US, will reveal a whole new menu of treatments on 1 September at its 15,000sq ft (1,394sq m) .... more>>
LNE Spa Recognition Awards presented to spas and professionals  
By Helen Andrews

The 10th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards – hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with .... more>>
Shanti Maurice resort to relaunch spa with new worldly concept  
By Helen Andrews

The Shanti Maurice Nira Resort in Mauritius will relaunch its giant spa on 26 September, offering brand new concept – A Journey Around the World Through .... more>>
ISPA reveals positive growth trends for the US spa industry  
By Helen Andrews

The International Spa Association (ISPA) has revealed positive growth trends for the US spa industry as a result of the “Big 5” statistics report carried out by .... more>>
Spa mentorship programme and career resources to be unveiled at GSWS  
By Helen Andrews

A spa management mentorship programme and new website providing internship and spa career resources will be unveiled at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 .... more>>

Air apparent

Air apparent

Sophie Benge gives an overview of treatments and experiences in Europe that use naturally-sourced gases
Braving the banya

First person:
Braving the banya

Jak Phillips gets whacked with birch branches and endures two hours in an 80?C sauna – all in the name of wellness
Private label

Product focus:
Private label

What companies offer white label skincare and products? And how can own-brand ranges benefit spas? Kate Corney finds out
The impact of franchising

Everyone's talking about...:
The impact of franchising

Catherine Larner reports on how rapidly growing day spa franchises in the US are shaping the market
Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

The new VP of spa and wellness at FRHI tells Katie Barnes about his plans for spas in the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel chains
Gut restoration

Focus on:
Gut restoration

The complex nervous system in our stomach is known as the second brain due to the impact it can have on everything from our mood to immunity. Julie Cramer investigates
Unmasking millennials

Unmasking millennials

The Futures Company explains what businesses can do to appeal to the millennials generation


Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
Obesity as a disease

Everyone's talking about...:
Obesity as a disease

Should obesity be classified as a disease or a lifestyle-related condition?
Siem Reap

City focus:
Siem Reap

Cambodia is becoming a sought-after locale for those seeking solace and spirituality. Jennifer Harbottle visits some of its top spas


Equipment and product launches
Spa product news

An elegant spa table for all treatments and customers

An elegant spa table for all treatments and customers


Gharieni has unveiled a new spa table which has been designed with comfort and elegance in mind. The table, MLW F2, provides a perfect lying position.
Advanced Esthetics Solutions launches Pollogen treatments in UK

Advanced Esthetics Solutions launches Pollogen treatments in UK


A series of skin care treatments which target anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation are being launched in the UK by Advanced Esthetics Solutions.
Luxury upgrade for Repêchage’s C-Serum

Luxury upgrade for Repêchage’s C-Serum


Repêchage’s C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate is getting a new look after the company decided to give its packaging a first-class upgrade.
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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Sommerhuber GmbH

Sommerhuber specialises in the production of heat storage ceramics for private and public spas.

Owned by the Sommerhuber family, Sommerhuber Ceramic Manufactory combines the advantages of traditional tile manufacturing with modern living.
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