27 Nov 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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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
Beauty Therapists - Full and Part Time
Salary: £8.09 per hour
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs 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
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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
Heritage Lottery Fund dishes out £11.3m to Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa   
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 (US$20.5m, €14.9m) it awarded the project in 2006. The project to repair and restore .... more>>
R Hotels plans AED500m sharia-compliant resort and spa  
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 sharia-compliant four-star resort .... 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>>
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley  
By Helen Andrews

Twenty-two miles off the coast of Los Angeles, US, a five-star day spa has opened on the island of Catalina. The majority of .... more>>
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan  
By Helen Andrews

UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties .... more>>
Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck  
By Helen Andrews

The amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human looking down at his or her phone is equivalent to 60lb (27kg) – the .... more>>

Features
Mineral matters

Therapy:
Mineral matters


Sophie Benge focuses on water and mud therapies in the last of her series on wellness in central and eastern Europe
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
Matrix Fitness

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Matrix Fitness has supplied a full range of products for a newly-refurbished gym at a premier Oxfordshire venue
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
Jim Spear

Interview:
Jim Spear


The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
Strength in numbers

Research:
Strength in numbers


The worldwide spa industry has grown 56 per cent since 2007 and is part of a US$3.4tn cluster according to the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor report. Ophelia Yeung reveals more
Nailcare

Product focus:
Nailcare


A round-up of nailcare companies and what they have to offer spas
Fasting

Ask an expert:
Fasting


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

Everyone’s talking about:
Russia


Jak Phillips gives a SWOT analysis of the Russian spa industry and gets insights from operators and consultants working in the sector
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches


Spa Foresight™:

Trends, technologies and strategies which will shape the future of the global spa and wellness industry
Spa product news

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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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.
 
Booker makes series of upgrades to mobile app

Booker makes series of upgrades to mobile app

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

An upgrade to Booker’s mobile app allows business owners to remotely manage appointment calendars, payments and customer records. Booker is the new name for SpaBooker.
 
HydraSea skin hydrating cream works throughout the night

HydraSea skin hydrating cream works throughout the night

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Phytomer is launching an “ultra-comfortable” enveloping cream in December. ‘HydraSea Night Plumping Rich Cream’ has been created to provide optimum skin hydration during the night.
Beauty product news

Pinks Boutique’s Sherriff tops beauty hotlist

Pinks Boutique’s Sherriff tops beauty hotlist

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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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Sothys UK

Sothys, founded in 1946, is owned by the Mas family. Brothers Christian and Frédéric oversee the company internationally.

As the world’s leading skincare solution specialists, Sothys aims to provide answers to every skin problem, using methods that are e ective yet pleasurable for the customer and in harmony with nature.
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