26 Nov 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Location: Polis, Paphos, Cyprus
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Beauty Therapists - Full and Part Time
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Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Director
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Location: St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
Company: Sopwell House
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
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Company: Marriott International
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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Company: Raison d'Etre

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News headlines
Whole Foods to open Milk + Honey-operated spa in Boston  
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 Block in Boston. To be located on the former site of the Boston Herald newspaper .... more>>
Dusit expands its international portfolio in the US, Africa and Australia  
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 Constance Pasadena hotel in Pasadena’s downtown area, Los Angeles in September 2014. The .... 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>>
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month  
By Helen Andrews

Saudi Arabia’s first international health and beauty show is set to be held between 24 and 27 November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. .... more>>
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK  
By Helen Andrews

The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts. The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas .... more>>
Global Wellness Institute to collaborate with UNWTO  
By Helen Andrews

A private sector affiliate member of the UNWTO as of last June, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has signed an agreement with the organisation to jointly .... more>>
Architecture academy for spas unveils first seminar dates  
By Helen Andrews

The brand new International helo Sauna & Spa Academy is offering two-day training sessions for architects and project planners on how to design spas according .... more>>
Spa details revealed for The St Regis hotel at the casino strip in China  
By Helen Andrews

Details have been unveiled about the spa offering that is set to feature at The St Regis hotel on the Las Vegas-style Cotai Strip development in Macau, China. The St Regis tower, to be .... more>>
Raison D'Etre extends online spa management course content  
By Helen Andrews

Leading spa consultancy Raison D’Etre has updated its online spa management training programme with extended modules, new material and new lectures. Launched in 2012, the spa management programme runs for 16 weeks and comprises seven modules geared towards teaching students .... more>>


Product focus:

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

Summit review:
Bright future

Katie Barnes shares her highlights from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit held in Marrakech, Morocco
Strength in numbers

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
Mineral matters

Mineral matters

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

Spa Foresight™:

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


Carvajal leaves WTS for Delos; youth hostel spa opens in Switzerland; and US lawsuit against corporate wellness
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

Editor’s letter:
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Wearable technology

Wearable technology

The latest wellness wearables for your spa, including devices by Google, Apple and Ralph Lauren
Steve Jeisman

Steve Jeisman

The group director of spas and development at Alila talks to Katie Barnes about leading the way in spa innovation and about new investment from US firm Geolo Capital
Spa kit

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Spa kit

Equipment and product launches
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


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


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


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

AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor

AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor


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


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.
Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life


A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.
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KLAFS was founded in 1928.

The KLAFS group is the world market leader in the fi eld of sauna, pool and spa. Besides saunas, our wide product range includes: steamrooms, hamams, infrared heat cabins and relaxing areas as well as treatment rooms, including massage tubs and treatment tables.
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SPATEX 2015 offers the greatest professional opportunity in 2015

When SPATEX 2015, the UK’s number one pool and spa expo, opens its doors at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena Jaguar Exhibition Hall from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 3 February, its focus will be on the hot tub and swim spa business.
  SPATEX 2015 offers the greatest professional opportunity in 2015
SpaMeeting: a ‘not-to-miss’ event in the spa world

Bringing together leading buyers and high quality suppliers over two days is a challenge, and SpaMeeting has succeeded in rising to this challenge for several years.
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