24 Jul 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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• Anantara Spa opens at the base of Buddhist mountain
• Shangri-La to manage hotel on Palm Jumeirah

News headlines
GSWS releases information on wellness expert speeches for 2014 conference  
GSWS releases information on wellness expert speeches for 2014 conference

By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has revealed further information about the talks from two wellness experts – Don Ardell PhD and John Travis MD – that are set to take place at the 2014 conference on 10-12 September in Marrakech, Morocco. The theme of this year’s GSWS conference is ‘Fast Forward’ but .... more>>
Horwath HTL and GOCO publish hotel design 2014 yearbook  
Horwath HTL and GOCO publish hotel design 2014 yearbook

By Helen Andrews

Horwath HTL, the global hospitality consulting brand which joined forces with GOCO in 2013, has produced a Hotel Yearbook for 2014 which provides foresight and insight into innovations in the global hotel industry. Co-authored by GOCO’s CEO .... more>>

Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy  
By Helen Andrews

Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much .... more>>
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 .... more>>
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on 1 December in a low-rise five-storey building amid the .... more>>
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA  
By Helen Andrews

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier .... more>>
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. .... 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>>



Equipment and product launches
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
Mane attraction

Celebrity spa:
Mane attraction

A passion for horses, wellness and business underpin the new US Salamander Resort & Spa that's owned by filmmaker Sheila C Johnson
Air apparent

Air apparent

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


Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

The new VP of spa and wellness at FRHI tells Katie Barnes about his plans for spas in the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel chains
Green house

Hotel spa:
Green house

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

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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
Unmasking millennials

Unmasking millennials

The Futures Company explains what businesses can do to appeal to the millennials generation
Spa product news

Spas see value of flip flops as footwear

Spas see value of flip flops as footwear


Rubber flip flops are becoming a popular choice of footwear at spas, according to supplier BC Softwear.
True Radiance the goal for Clarins

True Radiance the goal for Clarins


Clarins has unveiled a new illuminating foundation. True Radiance comes in 12 radiant shades and is designed to illuminate and perfect the complexion with a featherlight feel.
Küng Sauna unveils Ovola sauna

Küng Sauna unveils Ovola sauna


Switzerland-based sauna manufacturer Küng Sauna has unveiled Ovola, a newly patented sauna with a rounded, profile-free glass front.
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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Lemi by Brusaferri

Lemi offers both classical and wooden beds and also high-perfomance wet and dry spa equipment.

The company specialises in the production of tables and equipment for the beauty, spa, medical and podiatric sector.
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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.
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The Peninsula Paris & RKF Luxury Linen – luxury and excellence united

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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10-12 Sep 2014

Global Spa and Wellness Summit

Four Seasons Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

14-17 Sep 2014

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