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Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has expanded the wellness offering at the historic Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel with the opening of a luxurious new river spa experience.
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Blake Feeney has been appointed vice president of business development for specialist spa equipment supplier Living Earth Crafts (LEC).
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies.
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
California, US-based spa and massage equipment specialist Earhtlite has acquired Continuum Footspas, a manufacturer of premium pedicure products.
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, together with Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA, will spend €100m ($US119m, £88m) to transform the Astir Palace into the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
A new luxury spa has opened at the Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga, Spain, as part of a €65m (US$78m, £57m) redevelopment of the historic property.
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, due to open in 2018, which will showcase traditional Chinese heritage and architecture.
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
High-end health club operator Equinox has plans to enter the hotel space – starting with a location in New York City’s Hudson Yards in 2019 that will have a “major spa”. The company plans expansion beyond New York, with up to 50 hotels; all will focus on movement and health – and all will have spas.
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
More than 200 properties in France and Belgium will celebrate a ‘Weekend of Wellness’ 23-24 September, with mindfulness and movement activities including massages, workshops, cooking classes and tutorials.
New spa industry women’s leadership conference to take place in New York
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
US publication American Spa is launching a new Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place 6 March 2018 in New York City.
US spa industry sets new record in visits, revenue
POSTED 13 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
For the first time in the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) US Spa Industry Study, the total number of spas rose to above 180 million. ISPA is also reporting that the number of spa visits in the US is estimated to have increased to 184 million in 2016, up from 179 million in 2015 – a 2.5 per cent increase.
Marriott opens 35-treatment room spa on Polish riviera
POSTED 12 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Marriott Hotels has opened one of the largest spa hotels in Poland, located in the seaside resort town of Sopot on the “Polish riviera”.
Maori culture to feature prominently in New Zealand hot spring project
POSTED 11 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
A new NZ$30m (US$22m, €18m, £16.5m) luxury spa and wellness centre in Rotorua, New Zealand, will incorporate Maori culture, with a focus on thermal water and a strong linkage to the tribe.
New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects
POSTED 11 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has officially launched the WELL Community Standard – designed to help set up a new global benchmark for healthy communities.
Cinq Mondes to open ‘mega spa’ at Kempinski Dubai
POSTED 08 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
French product house and supplier Cinq Mondes will open a 32,000sq ft (3,000sq m) “spa and wellness haven” at the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE next year.
CG Funk joins The Massage Company board to drive UK growth
POSTED 08 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The Massage Company has appointed CG Funk as a consultant adviser in order to drive the company’s growth in the UK.
Body of missing Houston spa manager found
POSTED 07 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The body of Jill Renick, director of spa services for the Omni Houston Hotel, has been found. Renick had been missing since Sunday morning, 27 August, after the floods in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Police are investigating.
Breaking: The Hut Group acquires ESPA
POSTED 07 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Online health and beauty retailer The Hut Group is acquiring spa and skincare brand ESPA from affiliates of KSL Capital Partners in a reported £100m deal.
Breaking: former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Two Bunch execs form new wellness hospitality company
POSTED 06 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
A group spa industry veterans have come together to create a new hospitality and real estate company, Civana, based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform.
Lux Hotels enters Mediterranean with Bodrum spa resort
POSTED 05 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Lux Hotels has opened the doors to its latest property in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum – marking the group’s entry to the Mediterranean market.
     
 


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19 Sep 2017
Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel
Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel   Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has expanded the wellness offering at the historic Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel with the opening of a luxurious new river spa experience. Consisting of three riverside spa gazebos, the new spa will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy spa treatments next to the .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts   Blake Feeney has been appointed vice president of business development for specialist spa equipment supplier Living Earth Crafts (LEC). Feeney joins LEC from skincare and product house Chaleur, where he was VP of business development. During his career, Feeney has held numerous management positions with .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada   Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies. Ranking Canada's businesses by the amount of revenue growth over a five-year period, Book4Time placed 185th on the chart, after posting revenue growth of 348 per cent between 2012 and 2016. .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Gilad Lang appointed to drive ‘ethical growth’ for The Madison Collection
Gilad Lang appointed to drive ‘ethical growth’ for The Madison Collection   Charmaine Lang, founder of Luxury linen manufacturer Madison Collection, has announced that her son Gilad Lang will step into the family business to help drive the company’s “ethical growth” globally. Gilad has taken over the role of vice president, business development, and will be tasked with taking the .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas   California, US-based spa and massage equipment specialist Earhtlite has acquired Continuum Footspas, a manufacturer of premium pedicure products. Following the deal, Continuum will join Earthlite’s portfolio of wellness brands, which also includes Living Earth Crafts, Stronglite, and Inner Strength. .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, together with Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA, will spend €100m ($US119m, £88m) to transform the iconic Astir Palace into the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. Due to open in early 2018, the resort will be the first Four Seasons in Greece. The 1960s hotel is undergoing .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley   A new luxury spa has opened at the Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga, Spain, as part of a €65m (US$78m, £57m) redevelopment of the historic property. Created in partnership with French product house Sisley, the new spa has a botanical theme and is spread across two floors. Facilities include six treatment .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel   Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, due to open in 2018, which will showcase traditional Chinese heritage and architecture. Mandarin Oriental Qianmen will be located close to Tiananmen Square in a hutong quarter – an architectural style unique to Beijing that dates back .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans   High-end health club operator Equinox has revealed the central role spas will play as it ventures into the world of hotels. The company plans to enter the hotel space with a location opening in New York City’s Hudson Yards in 2019, which is set to have a major spa component. Many more hotels are set to follow .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month   More than 200 properties in France and Belgium will celebrate a ‘Weekend of Wellness’ 23-24 September, with mindfulness and movement activities including massages, workshops, cooking classes and tutorials. Organised by Jean-Guy de Gabriac, founder and CEO of consulting firm Tip Touch, the weekend will include .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Thermae Bath Spa’s marketing chief given outstanding contribution award
Thermae Bath Spa’s marketing chief given outstanding contribution award   Peter Rollins, director of marketing and communications at the Thermae Bath Spa has been handed the Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Bath Business Awards. Rollins, who heads up the marketing departments of the Thermae Bath Spa and the five-star Gainsborough Hotel in the city, has been credited with .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
New spa industry women’s leadership conference to take place in New York
New spa industry women’s leadership conference to take place in New York   US publication American Spa is launching a new Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place 6 March 2018 in New York City. The day-long experience is designed to help female leaders and aspiring leaders in the wellness space develop their professional and personal goals while networking .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
US spa industry sets new record in visits, revenue
US spa industry sets new record in visits, revenue   For the first time in the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) US Spa Industry Study, the total number of spas rose to above 180 million. ISPA is also reporting that the number of spa visits in the US is estimated to have increased to 184 million in 2016, up from 179 million in 2015 – a 2.5 per cent increase. .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
Marriott opens 35-treatment room spa on Polish riviera
Marriott opens 35-treatment room spa on Polish riviera   Marriott Hotels has opened one of the largest spa hotels in Poland, located in the seaside resort town of Sopot on the “Polish riviera”. The Sopot Marriott Resort & Spa houses 35 treatment rooms and four swimming pools – including an outdoor rooftop infinity pool. The expansive spa will focus on two main .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
Maori culture to feature prominently in New Zealand hot spring project
Maori culture to feature prominently in New Zealand hot spring project   A new NZ$30m (US$22m, €18m, £16.5m) luxury spa and wellness centre in Rotorua, New Zealand, will incorporate Maori culture, with a focus on thermal water and a strong linkage to the tribe. Due to open in late 2019, the Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa will be set on Rotorua’s lakefront and is being developed by .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects
New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects   The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has officially launched the WELL Community Standard – designed to help set up a new global benchmark for healthy communities. A rating system centered on human health and wellness, the new standard takes into consideration evidence-based research and has been .... More>>
08 Sep 2017
Cinq Mondes to open ‘mega spa’ at Kempinski Dubai
Cinq Mondes to open ‘mega spa’ at Kempinski Dubai   French product house and supplier Cinq Mondes will open a 32,000sq ft (3,000sq m) “spa and wellness haven” at the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE next year. Set to open in early 2018, the huge spa will feature 15 single treatment rooms, two VIP suites, four double rooms and seven ‘scrub .... More>>
08 Sep 2017
CG Funk joins The Massage Company board to drive UK growth
CG Funk joins The Massage Company board to drive UK growth   The Massage Company has appointed CG Funk as a consultant adviser in order to drive the company’s growth in the UK. Funk, the former vice president of product development for US-based franchise Massage Envy, will join the board of The Massage Company – a franchise-based venture launched in 2016 by Charlie .... More>>
07 Sep 2017
Body of missing Houston spa manager found
Body of missing Houston spa manager found   The body of Jill Renick, director of spa services for the Omni Houston Hotel, has been found. Renick had been missing since Sunday morning, 27 August, after the floods in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Police are investigating. Renick’s sister, Pam Eslinger, issued the following statement today on behalf .... More>>
07 Sep 2017
Breaking: The Hut Group acquires ESPA
Breaking: The Hut Group acquires ESPA   Online health and beauty retailer The Hut Group is acquiring spa and skincare brand ESPA from affiliates of KSL Capital Partners in a reported £100m (€83.5m, £76.5m) deal. Established in 1993, ESPA products and treatments are sold in more than 700 spas across 50 countries, and the brand also provides .... More>>
06 Sep 2017
Breaking: former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Two Bunch execs form new wellness hospitality company
Breaking: former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Two Bunch execs form new wellness hospitality company   A group spa industry veterans have come together to create a new hospitality and real estate company, Civana, based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform. Led by Kevin Kelly – who was former Canyon Ranch president and chief branding officer, and most recently was CEO and .... More>>
06 Sep 2017
Macdonald Hotels teams up with Elemis to launch ‘career plan’ for staff
Macdonald Hotels teams up with Elemis to launch ‘career plan’ for staff   UK-based independent hotel group Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is continuing to invest in its wellness offering with the launch of a career pathway for its spa staff. As part of a strategy to identify, train and retain key spa workers, the group has introduced the Spa Career Development Plan, designed to provide .... More>>
05 Sep 2017
Lux Hotels enters Mediterranean with Bodrum spa resort
Lux Hotels enters Mediterranean with Bodrum spa resort   Lux Hotels has opened the doors to its latest property in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum – marking the group’s entry to the Mediterranean market. Heralded as a “major step” in Lux’s global expansion programme – which includes new locations in the Maldives, Reunion Island and China – the Bodrum resort has 91 .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
Luxury Hotel and Spa Preidlhof Unveil Unique Deep Sea Relaxation Room
Luxury Hotel and Spa Preidlhof Unveil Unique Deep Sea Relaxation Room   The Preidlhof hotel and spa has unveiled a new relaxation treatment, with the offering relying on technology and scientific theory. Guests using the deep sea relaxation room are sealed within the airtight chamber and are then engulfed in light, sound and vibration as more than 12,500 LED lights dance across .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
Thailand resort launches spa focusing on local ingredients
Thailand resort launches spa focusing on local ingredients   The Mantra Samui Resort – part of the Louis T Collection of hotels – has opened its spa which focuses on traditional treatments and locally sourced natural ingredients. Located on a hillside of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand, the resort reopened in April 2017 following extensive renovations to its .... More>>
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