23 Jul 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
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Sales and Membership Executive
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Location: Longfield, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Handpicked Hotels
Personal Trainer
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Location: Mayfair, United Kingdom
Company: Matt Roberts Personal Training Company
Customer Experience Executive
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Location: Head Office (Vauxhall), United Kingdom
Company: Skills Active
Spa Therapists
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Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Spa Manager
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Location: Cape Weligama Resort, Sri Lanka
Company: Cape Weligama Resort
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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• Anantara Spa opens at the base of Buddhist mountain
• Shangri-La to manage hotel on Palm Jumeirah

News headlines
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy  
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy

By Helen Andrews

Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much more development the attraction can withstand. The first project, led by the Italian .... more>>
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion  
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion

By Helen Andrews

Jeremy McCarthy, the new group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his new role based in Hong Kong and the ethos he'll embrace as he bids to drive the business forward. McCarthy revealed that Mandarin Oriental's reputation for having the best spa in any city where the chain operates was a major factor in his decision to leave his role at Starwood Hotel and Resorts as global spa development and .... more>>

Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on 1 December in a low-rise five-storey building amid the .... more>>
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA  
By Helen Andrews

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier .... more>>
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials  
By Helen Andrews

Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by millennials. .... more>>
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'  
By Helen Andrews

The Goa Salon and Spa Association (GSSA) has decided to submit a white paper to the Goan state government of India to make sure legitimate salon and spa owners .... more>>
French Polynesian government approves US$2.5bn resort & spa project  
By Helen Andrews

The French Polynesian government has approved plans for a hotel and resort complex on the island of Tahiti which will cost US$2.5bn (€1.9bn, £1.5bn). A jury .... more>>
Two L'Occitane-branded spas open in China  
By Helen Andrews

Two spas have opened in China with products provided exclusively by L'Occitane – the Linka Spa at the Shangri-La MGallery-branded Songtsam Retreat in Yunnan and .... more>>
Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to debut 23 August  
By Helen Andrews

The Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, US, is now accepting reservations in preparation for the resort’s debut on 23 August. The property is set to become part of hotel operator .... more>>
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition to take place in Greece this October  
By Helen Andrews

The 62nd annual CIDESCO World Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens from 22-26 October this year, offering industry professionals the chance to learn new skills, network and discuss .... more>>
Canadian resort construction resumes after owner takes stakeholders to China  
By Helen Andrews

The CA$20m (US$19m, €14m, £11m) conversion development of a spa property on the Canadian Prince Edward Island is scheduled to resume after the owner took stakeholders on an 18-day tour of .... more>>
Indian Hospital chain under fire over land use rules regarding Pevonia spa  
By Helen Andrews

One of India’s leading hospital chains, Fortis, has allegedly violated the terms under which it was allotted land in the city of Gurgaon on subsidised rates for .... more>>
Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market  
By Helen Andrews

The domestic market of Indonesia is being targeted by two major tourism developments underway on the island of Bintan, one of .... more>>
Hotel research firm PKF Consulting USA acquired by CBRE  
By Helen Andrews

Consultancy and research firm PKF Consulting USA – whose hospitality branch carries out the annual Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry study – has been .... more>>
Clarins Skin Spa in Paris receives a makeover  
By Helen Andrews

The Clarins Skin Spa in the heart of Neuilly’s shopping district, ten minutes from the Champs-Elysées in Paris, has received a makeover. The boutique section of the spa has been updated and the workshop corner has been set .... more>>

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

Advertisement promotion:

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


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
Green house

Hotel spa:
Green house

The family behind Ecover cleaning products invests in an idyllic hotel and spa set in the English countryside


Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
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
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
Spa product news

Bliss rolls out Book4Time’s new mobile booking app

Bliss rolls out Book4Time’s new mobile booking app


Book4Time’s new mobile booking application is being rolled out at Bliss Spas. Giving customers the convenience to book appointments from their smartphones, the app will be available on iOS and Android.
Gharieni Group trolley makes depilation easy

Gharieni Group trolley makes depilation easy


Germany’s Gharieni Group has introduced the new MLW Wax Trolley, offering everything needed for easy and clean depilation.
Take off for Ila’s airport lounge partnership

Take off for Ila’s airport lounge partnership


British luxury skincare and spa brand Ila has announced a new partnership with the Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow airport’s new Terminal 2 - The Queen’s Lounge.
Beauty product news

Summer is In Bloom

Summer is In Bloom


A new nail polish collection from Jessica takes its inspiration from exotic gardens featuring an array of colourful flowers. The collection, launched in time for summer, is entitled In Bloom.
Voya introduces revival treatment for golfers

Voya introduces revival treatment for golfers


Voya has designed a revival treatment and warming balm exclusively aimed at golfers. The company created the Golfers Revive Ritual to coincide with the opening of the new Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Estate.
Elemis marks tenth anniversary of popular range with new addition

Elemis marks tenth anniversary of popular range with new addition


Elemis’ Frangipani Monoi range is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new addition to the collection.
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Bradford Products

Bradford Products has a strategic understanding of the aquatic engineering of water experience products and collaborates with designers, architects, consultants and contractors to create wet treatment environments.

Founded by Dale Brodeur Sr. over 30 years ago, Bradford Products is a global fabricator of stainless steel aquatic vessels.
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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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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.
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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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10-12 Sep 2014

Global Spa and Wellness Summit

Four Seasons Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

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