03 Sep 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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PT Hammersmith and North Finchley
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Spa Manager
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Spa and Leisure Club Manager
Salary: £18K to £20K this will be dependant on experience
Location: Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Company: Hallmark Hotels
Spa Supervisors (2 positions)
Salary: £8.63 per hour
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Weekend Beauty Therapists
Salary: £7.90 per hour
Location: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Manager
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000
Location: Cornwall
Company: Scarlet Hotel
Beauty Therapists
Salary: competitive wage
Location: Pembrokeshire , United Kingdom
Company: Bluestone National Park Resort
Spa Manager for new Ladies Only Spa
Salary: IRO £1,900/- month plus benefits
Location: Bahrain
Company: SpaForce
Spa Directors
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits package
Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Self-Employed Beauty Therapist
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Energie

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• Ritz-Carlton Reserve spa details revealed

News headlines
Indian day spas in Bangalore achieve high year on year annual growth  
Indian day spas in Bangalore achieve high year on year annual growth

By Helen Andrews

Spa owners in the cosmopolitan Indian locality of Koramangala, Bangalore, are raking in healthy profits, with year-on-year annual growth ranging between 30 to more than 50 per cent. Last August, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicted that the .... more>>
Sunbed study uncovers heightened cancer risk from repeated tanning  
Sunbed study uncovers heightened cancer risk from repeated tanning

By Helen Andrews

A sunbed study has found users have a significantly increased risk of developing a common type of skin cancer caused by repeated tanning, rather than burning. Researchers from Dundee University, Scotland, and Leiden University Medical Centre in .... more>>

Privatised spas in Serbia to take advantage of tourism possibilities  
By Helen Andrews

A working group has been set up by the Serbian government to draw up possible solutions to problems faced by spa resorts and healthcare centres, privatised and owned by the Republic’s Pension and Disability Insurance Fund (PIO). The working group .... more>>
Women-only spa in Leeds, UK, blames daily deal websites for closure  
By Helen Andrews

The UK’s first five-star women-only spa – which opened in 2005 – has closed, citing daily deal websites and increased competition as reasons for its demise. Developed by the County Durham-based Ebac Group – a European manufacturer of bottled .... more>>
The first Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference will take place in Nigeria this year  
By Helen Andrews

The Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference is launching for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria this year. Dedicated to the spa and wellness industry, haircare and .... more>>
Man with hammer 'robbed day spa in New York'  
By Helen Andrews

Police are searching for three men who allegedly held up a day spa on Staten Island, New York and threatened an employee with a hammer. At approximately 6:20pm on August 26, three .... more>>
Hyatt Regency Suzhou debuts with a 'yin yang' restoration spa  
By Helen Andrews

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched the Hyatt Regency Suzhou, the first in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, in the city of Suzhou renowned for its ancient canals, stone bridges and UNESCO-listed classic gardens. The .... more>>
Spa product suppliers urged to take advantage of 3D printing  
By Helen Andrews

Spa Business magazine has conducted its annual forecast report Spa Foresight™, predicting the top 20 long-term trends expected to have a big impact on .... more>>
P&O cruise liner Britannia to debut next year with extra wellness elements aboard  
By Helen Andrews

Set to join the P&O fleet in March 2015, the greatly anticipated 1,082ft (330m) cruise ship Britannia, which is 20ft (6m) .... more>>
Spa by Clarins launches at Royal Palm Marrakech  
By Helen Andrews

The Spa by Clarins launched this month at the Royal Palm Marrakech hotel, Morocco – which became the first Beachcomber Hotel-operated property outside of the Indian Ocean when it opened in .... more>>
Gharieni launches its spa consultancy division  
By Helen Andrews

High-end spa equipment manufacturer Gharieni Group has launched an in-house spa consultancy division to support all its partners, offering services such as space planning, renderings and access to the suppliers’ worldwide contacts. Founded by .... more>>
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study  
By Helen Andrews

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and .... more>>
Action-packed GSWS daily agenda revealed  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the final daily programme for its eighth annual conference between 10-12 September, where delegates from more than 45 nations will gather at the Four Seasons Resort .... more>>
Domain Bahrain's director of spa details Vie Lifestyle Lab concept  
By Helen Andrews

The Domain Bahrain boutique hotel, which opened late in 2013, has finally unveiled its Vie Lifestyle Lab spa, bringing non-invasive weight loss and skincare .... more>>
Exclusive: Michael Tompkins unveils plans for Hilton Head Health  
By Helen Andrews

ISPA chair and former CEO of Miraval Resort and Spa Michael Tompkins, has told Spa Opportunities about the specifics of the spa planned at Hilton Head – a leading weight loss destination retreat of which he is now CEO. The spa, named the .... more>>

Screen star

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
Full steam ahead

Holiday village spa:
Full steam ahead

The unique hydrothermal spa concept at Center Parcs UK attracts 300,000 guests a year and brings in £15m in revenue. Katie Barnes visits its latest site
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
Well seasoned

Well seasoned

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


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

Product focus:

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

Cool customer

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

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation

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

Brain boosting

Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Spa product news

Orbserts – a new disposable pod concept

Orbserts – a new disposable pod concept


Spapliance has launched the concept of ‘Orbserts’ – disposable aluminium ‘pods’ pre-filled with skincare products.
Spa treatments go mobile with Coola Cart

Spa treatments go mobile with Coola Cart


Spa and leisure consultants WTS International, spa equipment manufacturer Earthlite Inc / Living Earth Crafts and sun skincare range Coola have teamed up to create a mobile point-of-sale display.
An ‘Angel’s Kiss’ highlights new Voya launch

An ‘Angel’s Kiss’ highlights new Voya launch


The world’s first organic seaweed oil for retail has been launched by Voya, according to the company.
Beauty product news

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa


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


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.
Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched


Murad is launching a new eye cream in the UK in September, as founder Dr Howard Murad recently picked up a prestigious award.
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Company profile
TAC | The Assistant Company

TAC is an owner-managed, entrepreneurial company and was founded in 2001.

Reservation Assistant, TAC’s spa and activity software, facilitates all procedures necessary for spa management, including scheduling, membership management, table reservation, personnel administration, stock control, golf management, web shop, voucher management, guest relationship management and billing.
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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.
  Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers
Phytomer: The new frontier of skin care

Phytomer is well positioned to provide spas around the world some of the most innovative solutions to ensure that they stand out and their business thrives.
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