24 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
Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Spa Reservationist
Salary: £14,000 - £15,000 (depending upon experience)
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Accomplished and expert Facial Therapist
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grace Belgravia
Beauty room to rent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Spa Directors
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits package
Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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in this issue

• State-run Moroccan thermal spa developments unveiled
• Thai spa research released at WSWC






News headlines
Bespoke hydropool set to feature at Ritz-Carlton Bali's spa  
Bespoke hydropool set to feature at Ritz-Carlton Bali's spa

By Helen Andrews

Guests of the Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia, will be able to swim with dolphins in the Indian Ocean, go sailing and participate in night dives when the property opens in Q2 of 2015. Located in the developing Sawangan area, south of Nusa Dua, the .... more>>
'Voluntary yogic vomiting' detox programme to launch at Himalayan Ananda Spa  
'Voluntary yogic vomiting' detox programme to launch at Himalayan Ananda Spa

By Helen Andrews

The Himalayan Ananda Spa will start to offer a new “Yogic Cleanse” programme in December, focused on balancing the body’s elements – mucus, bile and wind – via a series of breathing techniques, voluntary yogic vomiting and nasal cleansing procedures. Available as a seven-day or 14-day course, guests will be .... more>>

Kaiser Spa opens in renovated Chinese hotel with European influences  
By Helen Andrews

The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened on Lotus Mountain in China's Dalian, in a prime location overlooking Xinghai Square, Xinghai Bay and the .... more>>
SHA Wellness Clinic to unveil extended medi-spa area by the end of 2014  
By Helen Andrews

The SHA Wellness Clinic, a medi-spa in the Spanish village of Albir in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, will launch its new medical and wellness area by the end .... more>>
Giant spa and health club planned for Texan Four Seasons Resort  
By Helen Andrews

The spa and fitness offering at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Texas, US, is set to undergo a US$3.5m .... more>>
'Extraordinary' tax hike expected for German sauna operators   
By Helen Andrews

Operators of public saunas in Germany say they will struggle to make ends meet if the rate of value added tax they pay is increased from seven per cent to the .... more>>
Maldivian beach property to be reflagged by JA Resorts and Hotels  
By Helen Andrews

The Beach House Iruveli on the island of Manafaru, at the northern tip of the Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives, is being rebranded by its owners JA Resorts and .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Features
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
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
Well seasoned

Therapy:
Well seasoned


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

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches
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
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
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
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation


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

Fitness:
Cool customer


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

Sensitive skin care from Sothys

Sensitive skin care from Sothys

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

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’.
 
Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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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Steiner Spa Consulting

Steiner Spa Consulting is a part of Steiner Leisure, the world’s largest spa operator.

We provide the complete scope of services needed to take hotel spas from dream to reality. Services include concept and design, construction assistance and advice, recruitment and training, pre-opening planning and assistance through to post-opening support and ongoing operations management.
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Spa software systems have traditionally been very robust. From the complex nature of booking spa services comes complex user interactions.
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A sublime sensory experience from Elemis

Elemis takes you on a sublime sensory experience, transforming your skin, whilst delivering extraordinary results.
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