22 Jul 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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Sales and Membership Executive
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Location: Longfield, Kent, United Kingdom
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Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
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Location: United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
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
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials  
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. Millennials, for the purpose of the Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014 study, .... 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 .... 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>>
Dubai healthcare laws affecting massage therapists are under reform  
By Helen Andrews

Dubai’s strict medical healthcare laws which apply to massage therapists are being reformed with the help of principal and owner of the renowned Dubai spa .... more>>
Mövenpick's Jordanian Dead Sea spa to receive extensive upgrades  
By Helen Andrews

The spa director at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea in Jordan, UAE, has plans to introduce new wellness programmes and facilities to the property’s existing Zara Spa and Climate Therapy Centre. “We will introduce several .... more>>
Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre debuts in Brazil  
By Helen Andrews

The Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre has been launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 30 minutes from Brazil's Recife region. .... more>>

Air apparent

Air apparent

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

Hotel spa:
Green house

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


Equipment and product launches

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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

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.
Vintage look for classic Sothys cleanser

Vintage look for classic Sothys cleanser


Sothys’ Desquacrem cleanser has been newly relaunched and packaged with a vintage twist to celebrate the product’s longevity.
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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Company profile
American Leisure

We're capable of providing virtually every service associated with a project, from the conceptualisation of plans to equipment purchasing and special events.

American Leisure was founded over 30 years ago. The company conceptualises, designs and operates innovative spas, lifestyle, sporting and recreational wellbeing facilities worldwide.
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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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