23 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Spa Therapist
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications & experience
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Spa Reservationist
Salary: £14,000 - £15,000 (depending upon experience)
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Beauty room to rent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
Spa Manager
Salary: £23,500 per annum
Location: Poulton YMCA, United Kingdom
Company: Fylde Coast YMCA
Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Beauty Therapists (Full & Part Time)
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Location: Longleat Forest - Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Directors
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits package
Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Beauty Therapists - Full & Part Time hrs available
Salary: £7.90 per hour (pay review pending)
Location: Woburn Forest - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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in this issue

• Andrew Gibson opens first FRHI spa since taking charge
• Global Wellness Institute brand structure revealed

News headlines
Maldivian beach property to be reflagged by JA Resorts and Hotels  
Maldivian beach property to be reflagged by JA Resorts and Hotels

By Helen Andrews

The Beach House Iruveli on the island of Manufaru, at the northern tip of the Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives, is being rebranded by its owners JA Resorts and Hotels in November to become JA Manfaru. The 84-bedroom property was bought in March 2013 .... more>>
Indian spa consultancy launches its first spa at Hilton Jaipur  
Indian spa consultancy launches its first spa at Hilton Jaipur

By Helen Andrews

Gavin Rodrigues, founder and CEO of new spa and wellbeing management consultancy Essense Wellness (EW), has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his first spa project at the recently-launched Hilton Jaipur, India. After working as .... more>>

Arnaud Diaz moves from Comfort Zone to Thalgo  
By Helen Andrews

Thalgo Cosmetics Group has appointed Arnaud Diaz as international director of the company. He has moved from Comfort Zone skincare, where he used to be responsible for international development. Diaz will use his expertise .... more>>
First ever Planet Hollywood hotel outside Las Vegas to open in Asia  
By Helen Andrews

Asia's first Planet Hollywood Hotel will launch in Goa, India, before the end of 2014. It is the second Planet Hollywood-branded property in the world, following the existing property in Las .... more>>
GSWS publishes its best practice manual for hydrothermal projects  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has published a standards guide for spa and wellness industry projects, the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development .... more>>
US medi-spa offers medical marijuana recommendation letters  
By Helen Andrews

A medi-spa in Massachusetts, US, is offering medical marijuana evaluations in addition to its regular preventative health procedures. Evaluations are .... more>>
Spa sommelier to tailor treatments at Spanish abbey hotel  
By Helen Andrews

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, a five-star retreat in Spain’s Duero wine region is transforming the estate’s former stable into a spa, complete with a ‘spa sommelier’ who will carry out blind .... more>>
Naked mixed-gender yoga takes off in London  
By Helen Andrews

The latest fitness trend to hit London is mixed-gender naked yoga classes. Actor Matthew McConaughey and pop artist Lady Gaga are said to be fans of the .... more>>
Study to explore anti-inflammation effects of yoga on cancer patients  
By Helen Andrews

A study will begin in the US this December to test the effectiveness of yoga in tackling the inflammation commonly suffered by cancer patients, caused either by tumours or treatments. A form of yoga therapy, developed at .... more>>
Russian spa industry association's first congress to be held at the end of the month  
By Helen Andrews

Attendee registration is underway for the first Spa & Wellness International Council’s (SWIC) Congress, which is taking place in Moscow at the end of this month. President of the trade association SWIC, Elena Bogacheva, told Spa .... more>>
£25m resort planned for the Scottish Highlands  
By Helen Andrews

A resort that would take 20 years and an estimated £25m (US$40m, €31.4m) to develop is being planned in 7,300 acres of .... more>>
Revamped ski hotel and spa to reopen in December  
By Helen Andrews

Hotel des Dromonts, in the French ski resort of Avoriaz will reopen on 12 December following a €2m (US$2.6m, £1.6m) revamp after becoming part of the luxury .... more>>
Spa Academy Powered by Elemis opens in Casablanca  
By Helen Andrews

A new spa therapy training centre in Casablanca, Morocco, called 'The Spa Academy Powered by Elemis' is accepting applications from candidates with previous spa .... more>>
Research grant to fund the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with spa therapies  
By Helen Andrews

The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has announced the second recipient of the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which has just taken place in Las Vegas, US, between 13-15 October. Dr Rashmi .... more>>
Four Seasons in Maldives reveals night spa treatments by ila  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is launching a new sleep-enhancing ritual at its Night Spa, designed by organic skincare brand ila. .... more>>

Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

The men at the head of Deep Nature reveal their plans for the future
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
Morgan Lefrançois

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


Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health; Viceroy enters South America; a call to change massage therapy laws in Dubai
Operator case studies – part 3

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 3

Businesses tell us how they’re making the latest software work for them
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit

Equipment and product launches
The high life

Luxury brands:
The high life

We take a look at the spa concepts of luxury brands such as Dior, Guerlain, Armani and Versace
Brain boosting

Brain boosting

Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
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
Cool customer

Cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

Advertisement promotion:
A Crystal Spa & Lounge Promotion

Crystal Spa & Lounge offers a multi-sensory and energising client experience. Investment firm New Spa Technologies is now looking to rollout this luxury concept across Russia
Spa product news

Sensitive skin care from Sothys

Sensitive skin care from Sothys


Sothys has launched a sensitive skin range in response to data from the 2013 International Journal of Cosmetic Science which showed that 60 per cent of women consider themselves to have sensitive skin.
Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership

Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership


Noel Asmar Uniforms has expanded its collection to incorporate a greater range of sizes. The spa and hospitality uniform manufacturer now offers sizes 3XL-5XL.
Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch

Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch


Anti-ageing skincare company Environ is to launch its first major active homecare treatment product in four years this November.
Beauty product news

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.
Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest


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’.
Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity


Comfort Zone brings to you Longevity – a unique approach to extending life. Longevity encapsulates all areas of our lifestyle – diet, exercise, sleep and skincare.
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Biologique Recherche

Biologique Recherche was founded in 1978 and is 65 per cent owned by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme and 32 per cent by the Allouche family.

Training is the company’s focus and method of passing on know-how and the Biologique Recherche approach, which focuses on excellence and achieving results.
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