01 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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in this issue

• Rittenhouse cuts ribbon to its spa and health club
• Global spa market worth US$3.4tn: SRI






News headlines
Thailand to consider scrapping excise tax on spa fees to promote tourism  
Thailand to consider scrapping excise tax on spa fees to promote tourism

By Helen Andrews

Thailand’s excise department is to consider supporting tourism by abolishing tax levied on profits made by the country’s golf courses and spas. The excise department’s general director, Somchai Poolsawasdi, revealed that Thailand’s finance .... more>>
Two found dead in decompression chamber at Japanese spa  
Two found dead in decompression chamber at Japanese spa

By Helen Andrews

A man and woman have died in a decompression chamber at a Japanese hot spring spa in the Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. A 65 year-old man and 58 year-old woman were found collapsed on Sunday in the dome-shaped chamber named “Pascal Health .... more>>

Global Wellness Institute's branding structure revealed at GSWS 2014  
By Helen Andrews

Susie Ellis, chair and CEO of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), unveiled the branding structure of new industry body the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) .... more>>
Hospital to launch on-site spa for patients and public in Columbia, US  
By Helen Andrews

The Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge hospital in the city of Columbia, South Carolina, US, has partnered with spa and .... more>>
Anantara to operate waterfront hotel in Dubai's Culture Village in 2018  
By Helen Andrews

Anantara Resorts Hotels & Spas will operate a luxury waterfront hotel in Dubai’s Culture Village district to launch in early 2018, directly facing the Dubai .... more>>
Mandarin Oriental to support breast cancer charities through specialised spa treatments  
By Helen Andrews

Mandarin Oriental spas will be offering a new set of treatments by product house Aromatherapy Associates during the month of October, designed to contribute to .... more>>
Swiss hostel offers budget travellers 1,900sq m of wellness facilities  
By Helen Andrews

A youth hostel in the car-free glacier village of Saas-Fee, Switzerland, opened earlier this month, offering 1,900sq m (20,451sq ft) of wellness and sports .... more>>
Wellness Award winners announced at GSWS 2014  
By Helen Andrews

The first ever Global Wellness Award winners were announced at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco, earlier this month. The Global Wellness Awards were given to individuals in three categories: Wellness Innovator, Leader .... more>>
Paradise leased? Uninhabited Maldivian island with resort permits put on the market  
By Helen Andrews

The uninhabited Maldivian island of Orivaru – one of 71 islands that form the Noonu Atoll – is up for sale with an asking .... more>>
Himalayan Ananda Spa to launch arthritis retreat in October  
By Helen Andrews

The Himalayan destination spa Ananda will launch its first ‘Living with Arthritis’ retreat from 1-5 October, using Ayurvedic techniques to target the symptoms .... more>>
Australasian Spa Association's 2014 Expo & Conference scheduled for October  
By Helen Andrews

The Australasian Spa Association’s (ASpa) annual Conference & Expo will take place from 26-28 October at the five-star Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. .... more>>
Cheval Blanc property set to debut in the Caribbean with treatments by Guerlain  
By Helen Andrews

The Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France is set to join the Cheval Blanc portfolio when it opens on 15 October, featuring the first Guerlain treatments to reach the .... more>>
Massage booking site that pairs consumers with therapists for in-home treatments expands  
By Helen Andrews

The “in-home” massage-on-demand service, Zeel, is expanding its service beyond New York to more parts of the US, including South Florida, Los Angeles and the .... more>>
Marilyn Monroe Spa to open at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Florida  
By Helen Andrews

Marilyn Monroe Spas will open a US$1.5m (€1.2m, £0.9m) 5,200sq ft (483sq m) spa and beauty salon in November at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress near Walt Disney World in Florida, US. The .... more>>
Stanford Prevention Research Center to recruit 'citizen scientists' for wellness tracking project  
By Helen Andrews

A new wellness project planned by the Stanford Prevention Research Center is set to launch in 2015 and will focus on wellness rather than disease – under the .... more>>

Features
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
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
Morgan Lefrançois

Q&A:
Morgan Lefrançois


The spa business development manager at Clarins on working with Velaa Private Island; plus a first-person account of the resort by Liz Terry
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation


Are spa therapists given a fair wage and offered reasonable benefits? Katie Barnes canvasses industry opinion
Well seasoned

Therapy:
Well seasoned


An underground salt mine offering subterraneotherapy and herb spas feature in this report by Sophie Benge
Cool customer

Fitness:
Cool customer


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

Research:
Brain boosting


Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Screen star

Marketing:
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
Multi-sensory

Product focus:
Multi-sensory


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


News:

Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health; Viceroy enters South America; a call to change massage therapy laws in Dubai
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches
Spa product news

Four new partnerships for Amala

Four new partnerships for Amala

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Skincare company Amala has announced four new partnerships with spas at luxury hotels and resorts in Europe, Australia and the US.
 
Eye cream and treatment launched by Subtle Energies

Eye cream and treatment launched by Subtle Energies

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

A new eye cream from Subtle Energies has been designed to deliver maximum rejuvenation and enrichment.
 
Clear advantages of Gharieni’s new mobile trolley

Clear advantages of Gharieni’s new mobile trolley

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Designed to be elegant, practical and mobile, Gharieni Group has unveiled the ‘CL Trolley’.
Beauty product news

Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Skincare experts The Christina Company has partnered with Vietnamese professional publishing house and opinion leaders club, Lady Luxury - Nam Huong, to organise the ‘Top 100 Best Beauty & Wellbeing Competition’.
 
Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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.
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The company is owned by MD András Huszár, and was founded in 2007.

Float Spa manufactures two different and exclusive pieces of spa equipment: the Float Spa Premium Floating Cabin and the Float Spa Premium Floating Room System.
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