22 Aug 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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Location: Pembrokeshire , United Kingdom
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Spa Manager for new Ladies Only Spa
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Location: Bahrain
Company: SpaForce
Aqua Sana Manager
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Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
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Location: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa and Leisure Club Manager
Salary: £18K to £20K this will be dependant on experience
Location: Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Company: Hallmark Hotels
Spa Directors
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Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Customer Service Advisor x2
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Location: Head Office (Central London), United Kingdom
Company: Skills Active
Self-Employed Beauty Therapist
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Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Energie

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• Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona launches 43 The Spa
• Permission sought for US destination spa

News headlines
Botox injections may be critical to cutting cancer growth  
Botox injections may be critical to cutting cancer growth

By Helen Andrews

Botox injections, usually used in the fight against ageing, may help battle cancer, according to data from medical trials performed on mice – published in Science Translational Medicine. Scientists from Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology .... more>>
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  
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 .... 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>>

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
Air apparent

Air apparent

Sophie Benge gives an overview of treatments and experiences in Europe that use naturally-sourced gases
Green house

Hotel spa:
Green house

The family behind Ecover cleaning products invests in an idyllic hotel and spa set in the English countryside
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
Operator case studies – part 2

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 2

Spa managers tell Kate Corney how they're using software to improve the performance of their businesses – from streamlining operations to keeping on top of revenue reports


Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
Mane attraction

Celebrity spa:
Mane attraction

A passion for horses, wellness and business underpin the new US Salamander Resort & Spa that's owned by filmmaker Sheila C Johnson
Unmasking millennials

Unmasking millennials

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


Equipment and product launches
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

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Company founder Anthony McMahon talks about the growth of the company and why his products are a perfect fit for spas
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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Lemi by Brusaferri

Lemi offers both classic and wooden beds and high-perfomance wet and dry spa equipment.

The company specialises in the production of tables and equipment for the beauty, spa, medical and podiatric sector.
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Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept

Thermal contrast therapy, in which contrasting hot and cold stimuli are used to activate the immune and circulatory systems, was originally conceived by Dr Sebastian Kneipp during the 19th century.
  Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept
The Peninsula Paris & RKF Luxury Linen – luxury and excellence united

The Peninsula Paris, which will open its doors in August 2014, has chosen RKF Luxury Linen to be its exclusive linen partner for the hotel’s guestrooms, bathrooms and spa.
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