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National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health
POSTED 16 Feb 2018 . BY Tom Walker
The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection.
Marriott and Witkoff to turn unfinished Fontainebleau into integrated resort
POSTED 14 Feb 2018 . BY Tom Walker
The unfinished Fontainebleau resort tower in Las Vegas, US, will finally get a new lease of life, following a deal struck between New York-based developer Steve Witkoff and hotel giant Marriott International.
ReardonSmith Architects complete extensive renovation of 'Ireland's leading luxury resort'
POSTED 13 Feb 2018 . BY Kim Megson
Adare Manor, Country Limerick’s historic hotel and golf resort, has re-opened its doors after a multi-million-euro redevelopment, planned to establish a ”new legacy” as Ireland’s leading luxury resort.
Happiness expert Shawn Achor to open ISPA 2018
POSTED 13 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced that happiness expert Shawn Achor will deliver the opening keynote speech at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which takes place in Phoenix from 24-26 September.
Pullman teams up with neurotechnology company for new sleep programme
POSTED 09 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
AccorHotels has partnered with Rythm, a neurotechnology company, in a pilot programme that brings Rythm’s wearable sleep tech product, Dreem, to guests at Pullman Paris Centre - Bercy and Pullman San Francisco.
Mandarin Oriental to open second Chilean property
POSTED 08 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to manage a new urban resort currently under development in Vina del Mar, Chile.
Colorado entrepreneur bids to open cannabis spa
POSTED 08 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
An application for the first legal cannabis spa in the US has been made in Denver, Colorado, where the non-medicinal use of marijuana was legalised for recreational purposes in 2012.
Hyatt secures deal for destination spa hotel on Grand Cayman island
POSTED 08 Feb 2018 . BY Tom Walker
A luxury hotel being developed on the famous Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman will be operated as a Grand Hyatt – marking the brand’s return to the Caribbean island.
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit
POSTED 07 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named fitness and wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and wellness consultant Mia Kyricos as co-chairs of this year’s event.
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
POSTED 07 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.
Green Spa Network names sustainable spa award winners
POSTED 07 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Green Spa Network has announced the winners of its sixth annual Sustainability Awards, which recognise innovation and leadership by the spa industry “in support of a vital planet and vital people”.
Not your mother’s spa: Well+Good launches Retreats
POSTED 05 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, founders of lifestyle website Well+Good, have launched a division of retreats, designed to appeal to a new generation of wellness travellers.
GWI releases study on beauty and wellness
POSTED 05 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
According to a report sponsored by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), good-looking people receive many advantages in life: they are more likely to be hired, given more pay, receive lesser punishments, and are assumed to be more intelligent and trustworthy.
Steve Kass, founder of American Leisure, has died
POSTED 05 Feb 2018 . BY Liz Terry
Steve Kass, the founder of American Leisure, has died in New York after a battle with cancer.
Diana Mestre creates serene 29,000sq ft spa for Le Blanc Los Cabos
POSTED 05 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Following the success of the Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Palace Resorts has opened its second Le Blanc Spa Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, with a 29,000sq ft (2,694sq m) spa created in partnership with Diane Mestre of Mestre & Mestre consultants.
Four Seasons becomes latest group to enter Bengaluru hotel market
POSTED 02 Feb 2018 . BY Tom Walker
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a deal with Indian property company Embassy Group to open a new luxury hotel and private residences in Bengaluru, one of India's fastest growing cities.
HVS partners with Mackman
POSTED 01 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Hospitality intelligence firm HVS and spa and wellness consultancy Mackman ES have formed an alliance in the US to provide spa-and-wellness valuation, feasibility and strategic planning.
Hilton to strengthen Mexican portfolio with two beachfront hotels
POSTED 01 Feb 2018 . BY Tom Walker
Hotel giant Hilton has revealed plans to open two new hotels in the popular Mexican resort city of Cancun.
‘Eat With Six Senses’ programme offers new approach to food and nutrition
POSTED 31 Jan 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Following the ‘Sleep with Six Senses’ programme, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the launch of ‘Eat with Six Senses’ – a healthy eating programme designed to benefit both body and planet.
Exclusive: new Wellness Tourism Association wants to be ‘voice of the industry’
POSTED 31 Jan 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
A new not-for-profit business has been created to be the voice of the wellness travel industry, and to create more networking, education and marketing opportunities.
     
 


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15 Feb 2018
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!   To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The short, three-minute online survey will gather data about operators' future plans for hiring apprentices, as well as gathering insights .... More>>
16 Feb 2018
National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health
National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health   The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection. Called The Loneliness Experiment, the online survey will explore the nation’s attitudes and personal experiences on loneliness. .... More>>
14 Feb 2018
Marriott and Witkoff to turn unfinished Fontainebleau into integrated resort
Marriott and Witkoff to turn unfinished Fontainebleau into integrated resort   The unfinished Fontainebleau resort tower in Las Vegas, US, will finally get a new lease of life, following a deal struck between New York-based developer Steve Witkoff and hotel giant Marriott International. Witkoff and Marriott have announced plans to turn the Fontainebleau building into an integrated .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
ReardonSmith Architects complete extensive renovation of 'Ireland's leading luxury resort'
ReardonSmith Architects complete extensive renovation of 'Ireland's leading luxury resort'   Adare Manor, Country Limerick’s historic hotel and golf resort, has re-opened its doors after a multi-million-euro redevelopment, planned to establish a ”new legacy” as Ireland’s leading luxury resort. Led by ReardonSmith Architects, the large-scale project has included the creation of new buildings as well as .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
Happiness expert Shawn Achor to open ISPA 2018
Happiness expert Shawn Achor to open ISPA 2018   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced that happiness expert Shawn Achor will deliver the opening keynote speech at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which takes place in Phoenix from 24-26 September. Achor, a New York Times bestselling author, has just published a new self-help book .... More>>
09 Feb 2018
Pullman teams up with neurotechnology company for new sleep programme
Pullman teams up with neurotechnology company for new sleep programme   AccorHotels has partnered with Rythm, a neurotechnology company, in a pilot programme that brings Rythm’s wearable sleep tech product, Dreem, to guests at Pullman Paris Centre - Bercy and Pullman San Francisco. Dreem is an active sleep solution designed to enhance sleep quality – a miniaturised headband uses .... More>>
08 Feb 2018
Mandarin Oriental to open second Chilean property
Mandarin Oriental to open second Chilean property   Luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to manage a new urban resort currently under development in Vina del Mar, Chile. The property will be a partner to Hotel Santiago – which Mandarin manages and will rebrand as Mandarin Oriental, Santiago – following the first phase of a renovation later .... More>>
08 Feb 2018
Colorado entrepreneur bids to open cannabis spa
Colorado entrepreneur bids to open cannabis spa   An application for the first legal cannabis spa in the US has been made in Denver, Colorado, where the non-medicinal use of marijuana was legalised for recreational purposes in 2012. Entrepreneur Cindy Sovine hopes to open the ‘Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge', according to local media reports, .... More>>
08 Feb 2018
Hyatt secures deal for destination spa hotel on Grand Cayman island
Hyatt secures deal for destination spa hotel on Grand Cayman island   A luxury hotel being developed on the famous Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman will be operated as a Grand Hyatt – marking the brand’s return to the Caribbean island. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed a franchise agreement with the owner of the 351-room property, Pageant Beach Hotel. The deal will see the .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named fitness and wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and wellness consultant Mia Kyricos as co-chairs of this year’s event. The annual summit – focused on the $US3.7tr global wellness economy – is set to take place from 6 to 8 October at the Technogym Village in Italy. .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation   Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. The hotel, which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment work worth US$30m (£21.2m, €24.1m) – including the complete redesign of its guest rooms, suites, .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Green Spa Network names sustainable spa award winners
Green Spa Network names sustainable spa award winners   The Green Spa Network has announced the winners of its sixth annual Sustainability Awards, which recognise innovation and leadership by the spa industry “in support of a vital planet and vital people”. Michael Bruggeman, CEO of skincare brand Organic Male, received the Dedicated Contributor Award, while .... More>>
05 Feb 2018
Not your mother’s spa: Well+Good launches Retreats
Not your mother’s spa: Well+Good launches Retreats   Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, founders of lifestyle website Well+Good, have launched a division of retreats, designed to appeal to a new generation of wellness travellers. At the Global Wellness Summit in October, Brue and Gelula presented findings from a survey they conducted that showed that 40 per cent of .... More>>
05 Feb 2018
GWI releases study on beauty and wellness
GWI releases study on beauty and wellness   According to a report sponsored by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), good-looking people receive many advantages in life: they are more likely to be hired, given more pay, receive lesser punishments, and are assumed to be more intelligent and trustworthy. Conversely, a “disfigured-is-bad” bias can exist, .... More>>
05 Feb 2018
Steve Kass, founder of American Leisure, has died
Steve Kass, founder of American Leisure, has died   Steve Kass, the founder of American Leisure, has died in New York after a battle with cancer. Kass was the founder and CEO of American Leisure, the spa, sport and fitness operating company. He founded the business aged 18 in 1967 and it grew to have a roster of more than 75 five-star hotel and large-scale .... More>>
05 Feb 2018
Diana Mestre creates serene 29,000sq ft spa for Le Blanc Los Cabos
Diana Mestre creates serene 29,000sq ft spa for Le Blanc Los Cabos   Following the success of the Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Palace Resorts has opened its second Le Blanc Spa Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, with a 29,000sq ft (2,694sq m) spa created in partnership with Diane Mestre of Mestre & Mestre consultants. The spa includes 25 treatment rooms and an extensive hydrotherapy .... More>>
02 Feb 2018
Four Seasons becomes latest group to enter Bengaluru hotel market
Four Seasons becomes latest group to enter Bengaluru hotel market   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a deal with Indian property company Embassy Group to open a new luxury hotel and private residences in Bengaluru, one of India's fastest growing cities. Located within Embassy ONE, a mixed-use development featuring commercial office space and premium retail outlets, the .... More>>
01 Feb 2018
HVS partners with Mackman
HVS partners with Mackman   Hospitality intelligence firm HVS and spa and wellness consultancy Mackman ES have formed an alliance in the US to provide spa-and-wellness valuation, feasibility and strategic planning. The move allows HVS divisions worldwide to tap into Mackman’s expertise as needed, said HVS Americas president Rod Clough. .... More>>
01 Feb 2018
Hilton to strengthen Mexican portfolio with two beachfront hotels
Hilton to strengthen Mexican portfolio with two beachfront hotels   Hotel giant Hilton has revealed plans to open two new spa hotels in the popular Mexican resort city of Cancun. The two properties – the Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort – will be located next to each other and are scheduled to open in 2021. Developed by leisure specialist .... More>>
01 Feb 2018
Grace Belgravia announces Cliveden House partnership
Grace Belgravia announces Cliveden House partnership   Grace Belgravia, a women-only spa and health club in London, has partnered with Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire to offer a reciprocal membership programme that gives members access to the five-star hotel. Grace members who sign up to the reciprocal membership will be entitled to 30 full-access visits to .... More>>
31 Jan 2018
‘Eat With Six Senses’ programme offers new approach to food and nutrition
‘Eat With Six Senses’ programme offers new approach to food and nutrition   Following the ‘Sleep with Six Senses’ programme, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the launch of ‘Eat with Six Senses’ – a healthy eating programme designed to benefit both body and planet. Building on the group’s Integrated Wellness concept, Eat with Six Senses will encourage hotel guests to make .... More>>
31 Jan 2018
Exclusive: new Wellness Tourism Association wants to be ‘voice of the industry’
Exclusive: new Wellness Tourism Association wants to be ‘voice of the industry’   A new not-for-profit business has been created to be the voice of the wellness travel industry, and to create more networking, education and marketing opportunities. Headed up by chair Andrew Gibson, Accor Hotels’ vice president of wellbeing, the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) hopes to create a network for .... More>>
30 Jan 2018
Radisson Blu enters Costa Rica with Guanacaste spa resort
Radisson Blu enters Costa Rica with Guanacaste spa resort   Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is taking its Radisson Blu brand to Costa Rica, with the opening of a spa resort in the province of Guanacaste. The new build Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Papagayo will have 100 guestrooms and a large spa. Exact details of the spa and resort facilities are to be confirmed, but .... More>>
30 Jan 2018
GOCO Spa, Retreat to open on Crete
GOCO Spa, Retreat to open on Crete   GOCO Hospitality is opening a GOCO Spa at the Daios Cove Luxury Resort on the Greek island of Crete in April this year, and will also develop a separate 50-key GOCO Retreat on the property in late 2018. “GOCO Spa Daios Cove and, ultimately, GOCO Retreat Daios Cove will bring a modern and sophisticated wellness .... More>>
30 Jan 2018
US franchisor Massage Heights reveals expansion plans after ‘record’ growth
US franchisor Massage Heights reveals expansion plans after ‘record’ growth   US-based franchisor Massage Heights has revealed expansion plans that will bring its total number of locations to 300 by 2020. The company had a record-breaking year in 2017, earning more than US$100m (£71.2m, €80.9m), and opening 14 locations across the US. As part of its growth strategy, Massage Heights is .... More>>
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