18 Sep 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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• Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance
• Tompkins unveils new weight loss spa vision

News headlines
Rittenhouse debuts its spa and health club after multimillion dollar revamp  
Rittenhouse debuts its spa and health club after multimillion dollar revamp

By Helen Andrews

The Rittenhouse, a Philadelphian luxury hotel, has opened the doors to its brand new spa, health club and salon after a multimillion dollar revitalisation by real estate owners Hersha Hospitality Trust. Measuring 11,000sq ft (1,021sq m) in total .... more>>
Miami's Museum of Science gets US$5m donation for health and wellness  
Miami's Museum of Science gets US$5m donation for health and wellness

By Tom Anstey

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Science Museum), which is nearing the halfway stage of moving to a new US$275m (€212m, £168.5m) facility in downtown Miami, has received a donation of US$5m (€3.9m, £3.1m) .... more>>

APSWC plans Japanese onsen study tour for 2015  
By Helen Andrews

The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) has issued an update on various projects it is undertaking, including a number of networking and educational .... more>>
Action brought against US corporate wellness programme  
By Helen Andrews

A US energy company based in Wisconsin has been accused of overstepping its bounds by requiring an employee to undergo medical exams and inquiries, which a lawsuit contends were not .... more>>
Starwood's Las Alcobas hotel to open in Q4 2015 in California's Wine Country  
By Helen Andrews

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood in California's Napa Valley, is expected to open in October 2015 once a multimillion renovation is complete. .... more>>
Hot springs resort opens in Philippines as part of spa development plan  
By Helen Andrews

The Mainit Springs in Barangay Montaneza, within the Philippine municipality called Malabuyoc, has been transformed into a .... more>>
Is Vasper the future of spa fitness offerings?  
By Helen Andrews

Vasper, a hi-tech training system based on cooling and compression, has been designed to deliver the benefits of anaerobic exercise without the high intensity effort. With organisations including Google and NASA among its .... more>>
MIT Media Lab unveils wellness initiative  
By Helen Andrews

The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research facility, has launched a wellness initiative designed to spark innovation in the area of health and wellbeing, .... more>>
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?  
By Helen Andrews

Health messages and pictures of what a healthy and unhealthy BMI look like should be combined, according to researchers who believe that as the rest of the global population’s obesity levels .... more>>
First L'Occitane spa in the Bahamas to be unveiled  
By Helen Andrews

The Club Med Columbus Isle resort is preparing to reveal the first and only L’Occitane spa in the Bahamas this November as part of an US$8m (€6m, £4.9m) .... more>>
Victorian Woodhall Spa baths to reopen after 40 years  
By Helen Andrews

A plan to reopen the historic Woodhall Spa baths, which gave the Lincolnshire village its name, has been announced by developers after 15 years of attempts to renovate the derelict building .... more>>
Armenian non-profit group trains blind citizens in massage therapy  
By Helen Andrews

The Armenian non-profit group Seeing Hands is helping to train and employ blind nationals in massage therapy in the hope that the nation can emulate China and .... more>>
US$3.5bn Baha Mar resort launch delayed until next spring  
By Helen Andrews

Originally scheduled to open in December of this year, the US$3.5 billion (€2.7bn, £2.2bn) Baha Mar resort complex in the .... more>>
Water Palace Spa planned for hotel in Xiamen, China, by A.W. Lake  
By Helen Andrews

The Urban Resort Concept-operated (URC) PuShang Hotel and Spa in Xiamen, China, is set to open in Q4 of 2016 with a Water Palace Spa, based on the importance of bathing in Chinese culture. .... more>>
Thai massage parlours in Australian city mistaken for brothels  
By Helen Andrews

A number of massage parlours are being mistaken by prospective male clients for illegal brothels in the Australian city of Gold Coast in southern Queensland. Every week at the Sabai Traditional Thai Massage and Spa men seek .... more>>

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
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit

Equipment and product launches

Product focus:

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

Well seasoned

An underground salt mine offering subterraneotherapy and herb spas feature in this report by Sophie Benge
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

Advertisement promotion:
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

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
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


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
Cool customer

Cool customer

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

Screen star

Professional spa brands are using TV shopping channel QVC to increase footfall in spas and can sell up to £4m of products in just one day
Spa product news

SpaOne’s Jen Robson launches art business for spas

SpaOne’s Jen Robson launches art business for spas


SpaOne Software co-founder Jen Robson has launched a new spa art business – Esthetica360.
Clinical trial confirms effectiveness of Iyashi Dome

Clinical trial confirms effectiveness of Iyashi Dome


A medical study has shown that the far infrared rays emitted by the Iyashi Dome are effective in improving the skin’s quality and physiological properties.
Trautwein massage table offers warm “sand baths”

Trautwein massage table offers warm “sand baths”


Modernising a concept once popular in ancient Egypt, a new massage table from Trautwein offers soothing treatments in warm sand.
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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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.
  Tablet-based ResortSuite OPS expands with SPA Check-In App
Aromatherapy Associates unveils seasonal collection

Aromatherapy Associates has introduced its most indulgent seasonal collection ever. A range of options are available, including the first complete collection of bath and shower oils and sumptuously decadent rose gifts.
  Aromatherapy Associates unveils seasonal collection

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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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