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Melt Design Hub creates wellness-focused lifestyle club in Notting Hill
POSTED 15 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Melt Design Hub has created what they describe as a ‘third space between home and work’ – a lifestyle club in London’s tony Notting Hill neighbourhood, which will be the first in line for a series of global concept openings.
Redomske takes the helm at Babor’s new Singapore subsidiary
POSTED 15 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Klaus Redomske has been appointed president and COO of Babor Asia Pacific, with responsibility for the German skincare company’s new subsidiary in Singapore. He will report directly to Babor CEO Michael Schummert.
Elemis secures seven-hotel deal with Marriott UK
POSTED 15 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Elemis has secured a partnership deal with hotel giant Marriott International, which will see the product house provide seven of Marriott’s UK-based hotel spas with products and treatments.
Nora Tobin named wellness ambassador for JW Marriott
POSTED 15 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Celebrity trainer, lifestyle coach and nutrition specialist Nora Tobin has partnered with JW Marriott to become the brand’s wellness ambassador.
Family spa to open at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
A family spa designed to cater to the rising trend in three-generational travel is set to open at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.
Thrive Global secures US$30m in Series B funding
POSTED 14 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Thrive Global, the wellness media and technology company founded only last year by Arianna Huffington, has raised US$30m in its Series B funding round.
Rosewood CEO reveals vision as new business hotel brand launches
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Rosewood Hotel Group has launched a new hotel brand, Khos, with a focus on the modern business traveller and inspired by “the energy, art, innovation, creativity, style and dynamism of modern-day Asia”.
Tunisian Four Seasons opens with Roman-inspired spa
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Four Seasons Tunis has opened with a lavish spa inspired by Tunisia’s historic sites and traditions.
Conrad opens first Colombian resort with plans for spa in 2018
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has made its Colombian debut with the launch of a 109-bedroom property in the walled city of Cartagena.
Historic Myanmar building transformed to Kempinski with three storeys of wellness
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Kempinski is set to open a heritage hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, after a five-year restoration.
Renova Spa adds to growing portfolio with Mexican hotel
POSTED 13 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Luxury spa operator Renova Spa has opened a new site at the Hotel Riu Dunamar in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
World Spa Awards winners revealed: Talise Ottoman named best resort spa
POSTED 12 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The winners of this year’s World Spa Awards have been announced during a gala reception held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay resort in Vietnam.
Wallace offers new thermal and medical spa consultancy
POSTED 12 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
After 18 years as group spa director for Danubius Hotels Group, Michael Wallace has left to focus on his consultancy business, Michael Wallace Consulting, which will specialize in hot springs and medical spa consultancy services.
Marriott to accelerate expansion of luxury portfolio across Asia
POSTED 11 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Hotel giant Marriott International has signed a deal with Malaysia-based YTL Hotels as continues its expansion into the Asian luxury market.
Bulgari brings glittering Italian style to Dubai with fifth hotel
POSTED 11 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Bulgari has added a Dubai address to its hotel portfolio, with the opening of The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai.
Christoph Ingenhoven reveals plans for Lanserhof Sylt as ground broken on North Sea island resort
POSTED 11 Dec 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Construction has begun on Lanserhof Sylt, a €100m (US$118m, £88m) medical spa resort on a German island in the North Sea.
Rosewood to expand European portfolio with Munich spa hotel
POSTED 09 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Luxury operator Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has signed a management deal with German real estate company Bayerische Hausbau for a 132-key spa hotel in Munich, Germany.
Expedia launches interactive guide to Europe’s organic spas
POSTED 08 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Travel giant Expedia has launched an 'organic spa finder', designed to help customers find authentic wellness experiences across Europe.
Chenot Group plans three new locations
POSTED 08 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Swiss wellness resort operator Chenot Group has announced plans to open three additional locations, hot on the heels of a launch in Azerbaijan.
Raffles to open second Dubai location
POSTED 07 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Raffles has announced plans to open a new resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in 2021.
     
 


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21 Sep 2017
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location   Adria Lake of wellness and spa design company A.W. Lake Design has created a new Balinese spa for the Radisson Blu Uluwatu – the first Radisson Blu in Bali, which is set to open in December. The 633sq m (6,814sq ft) SpaEsc will include seven treatment rooms, including two doubles with private steam showers and .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes   The Salon and Spa Relief Fund has created a ‘Hurricanes Harvey and Irma 500 Challenge’ to raise funds for those affected by the recent storms. The US-based nonprofit organisation is dedicated to helping those in the industry in the event of a disaster and has already distributed US$32,000 to victims of Hurricane .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Disruptive technology and business models top agenda at Global Wellness Summit
Disruptive technology and business models top agenda at Global Wellness Summit   Disruptive technology and changing business models will dominate the agenda at this year’s Global Wellness Summit. From the impact of AI, to virtual reality, Bitcoin, Blockchain and robotics, many of the keynotes will address the disruption that will most impact the wellness industries, so that conference .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Bedford Lodge spa opens ‘aesthetic clinic’
Bedford Lodge spa opens ‘aesthetic clinic’   The Spa at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket, UK, has expanded into the beauty market by adding a new aesthetic clinic to its existing wellness services. Launched this month (September 2017), the spa has began offering advanced cosmetic procedures and injectable treatments – such as wrinkle-smoothing .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
ISPA’s 2018 board of directors and officers elected
ISPA’s 2018 board of directors and officers elected   Three new board members have joined the International SPA Association’s (ISPA) board of directors and officers. The board has welcomed Damien Craft, senior spa director North America at Four Seasons Westlake Village; Brennan Evans, vice president of spa operations at Trilogy Spa Holdings; and Kelleye Heydon, .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Scottish operator Pure Spa & Beauty makes London debut
Scottish operator Pure Spa & Beauty makes London debut   Pure Spa & Beauty has opened its first spa outside of Scotland – part of a £2m (€2.3m, US$2.7m) London hotel refurbishment. The company’s eighth outlet is located at the Apex City of London Hotel and will be managed independently, creating 20 new management and therapist positions to deliver beauty and spa .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa   The Kohler Water Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland, is undergoing an £8m renovation and will reopen at the end of the year. Designed by architects Sedley Place, the 2,300sq m (25,000sq ft) spa facility will feature 11 treatment rooms, including two couple’s rooms and two wet treatment rooms .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building   Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square. The selection follows a lengthy process in which a series of international hotel companies submitted proposals for .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort
Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort   A new luxury spa has opened at the Portopiccolo Resort in Sistiana, Northern Italy. Designed by Italian architect Alberto Apostoli, the facility is spread across three floors and covers a total floor area of 3,600sq ft (38,800sq ft). The ground floor houses the reception, hairstyling studio, a training pool .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Sweet! A Hershey’s day spa has opened in Pennsylvania
Sweet! A Hershey’s day spa has opened in Pennsylvania   Six exclusive dark chocolate treatments featuring ‘The great American chocolate bar’ are featured at a new day spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania, US. Melt Spa by Hershey – located on the aptly named East Chocolate Avenue – has a menu that takes full advantage of Americans’ love of the iconic chocolate. A Dark .... More>>
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 spa visits 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 .... 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>>
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