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Mövenpick launches Sagay lifestyle spa on Boracay island resort
POSTED 18 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a spa resort on the tropical island of Boracay in the Philippines.
Scotland’s Kohler Waters Spa set to reopen following multi-million-pound renovation
POSTED 18 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The only Kohler Waters Spa outside the US will reopen in St Andrews, Scotland, early next year, following a multi-million-pound renovation.
First South American resort for Six Senses announced
POSTED 18 Dec 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Six Senses will open a beachfront resort in Brazil with a focus on sustainability, wellness and water activities.
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.
     
 


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25 Aug 2017
International Beauty Day set for 9 September
International Beauty Day set for 9 September   International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has deemed Saturday, 9 September International Beauty Day and aims to celebrate inner and outer beauty around the world and raise awareness for the importance of the beauty industry as a whole. CIDESCO will be asking members and the public to share .... More>>
24 Aug 2017
Aman to launch ski spa in French Alps
Aman to launch ski spa in French Alps   Global luxury hotel operator Aman has added a new two-storey, 767sq m (8,256sq ft) spa at Aman Le Mélézin in Courchevel, France, which is due to open in December for the Alpine skiing season. The hotel is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and has undergone two years’ of redevelopment, which began in 2016 with the .... More>>
24 Aug 2017
Japan meets Bavaria at minimalist onsen spa by Lake Tegernsee
Japan meets Bavaria at minimalist onsen spa by Lake Tegernsee   A Japanese-inspired hotel spa in Germany, billed as the country’s first, has opened among Bavaria’s Alpine peaks. Located in the town of Rottach-Egern, which sits alongside Lake Tegernsee, the Mizu Onsen Spa is inspired by Japanese minimalism – with clean lines, a neutral colour palette and subtle lighting – .... More>>
24 Aug 2017
Catherine Strange Warren named VP of spa and wellness at Carillon
Catherine Strange Warren named VP of spa and wellness at Carillon   Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has appointed spa industry veteran Catherine Strange Warren as vice president of spa and wellness. Melissa Fielding remains as spa director at the property. In her new role, Warren manages a team of more than 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon and .... More>>
23 Aug 2017
Mandarin Oriental to enter the Caribbean
Mandarin Oriental to enter the Caribbean   Mandarin Oriental will rebrand and manage a hotel on Canouan Island in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines from 1 November. Mandarin Oriental, Canouan will be the group’s first property in the Caribbean, and will be located on a five-square-mile island dedicated to leisure pursuits, including sailing, kayaking, .... More>>
23 Aug 2017
Six Senses to open Taiwanese hot springs resort
Six Senses to open Taiwanese hot springs resort   Six Senses will open a hot springs resort in the Zhiben area of Taiwan, an area known for its natural hot springs, medicinal plants and herbs. Located in Taitung in southeastern Taiwan, Six Senses Zhiben Hot Springs will be situated at the base of Medicine Mountain, with views of the surrounding valley and .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
Rosewood opens first Chinese resort in Hainan Bay
Rosewood opens first Chinese resort in Hainan Bay   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first resort in China has officially opened on Hainan Bay, set within 40 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the South China Sea. Rosewood Sanya, which welcomed its first guests yesterday (21 August), features 246 guestrooms, 25 of which have balcony plunge pools; a Rosewood Sense .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
The Bannatyne Group continues expansion, opening Colchester spa
The Bannatyne Group continues expansion, opening Colchester spa    The Bannatyne Group has expanded its spa portfolio with a £1m refurbishment of the Colchester, Kingsford Park club in England, part of its 2017 expansion plans. The six-figure investment has allowed the Kingsford Park Spa to offer new and updated facilities, including a treatment room to cater for group bookings .... More>>
21 Aug 2017
Arctic Bath hotel and spa will float on a river in Swedish Lapland
Arctic Bath hotel and spa will float on a river in Swedish Lapland   The Arctic Bath, a unique luxury hotel and spa floating on the Lule river in Swedish Lapland is scheduled to open in 2018. Reminiscent of a bird’s nest or natural dam, the exteriors of the circular spa buildings will be covered with piled logs, providing added insulation to guests during the winter months. .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
Global Wellness Summit 2017 to include industry leaders roundtable workshop
Global Wellness Summit 2017 to include industry leaders roundtable workshop   Set to feature more than 50 speakers and a number of workshops, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), a leading conference in the wellness industry, has released its full agenda for the 2017 event. One of the new workshops will be a roundtable discussion between industry leaders and top investors. Entitled .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
Ritz-Carlton New York partners with Antica Farmacista for signature scent
Ritz-Carlton New York partners with Antica Farmacista for signature scent   The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park has introduced a new aroma, 50 Central Park, as well as two new signature spa treatments at its La Prairie Spa. Crafted by luxury fragrance company Antica Farmacista and named after the hotel’s address on Central Park South, the scent is designed to evoke the park’s delicate .... More>>
17 Aug 2017
Grasley joins Saltability
Grasley joins Saltability   Tambra Grasley has joined Himalayan salt provider Saltability as regional sales manager. Grasley is a certified aesthetician, masseuse, yoga instructor and student of ayurveda techniques, and has more than a decade's worth of experiences as a trainer and business development manager for a global skincare line. .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa   The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group. The family-run Lanserhof, which owns spas in Austria and Germany, has teamed up with real estate agency London and Regional Properties (L&RP) to purchase Grayshott as part of a .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Luxury spa refused planning permission for major development
Luxury spa refused planning permission for major development   One of the UK's biggest destination spas, the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in the village of Thorpe le Soken, Essex, has had expansion plans scuppered by local planners. The owners of Lifehouse – Castle Hotel Management Company (CHMC) – had conceived an ambitious expansion plan to add residential and commercial real .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Historic mill could become luxury boutique spa hotel
Historic mill could become luxury boutique spa hotel   A new spa and hotel could be developed in the village of Chipping, in the Forest of Bowland. Kirk Mill, with its 11-acres (4.5-hectare) of land and mill pond is currently on the market with Savills. The building has full planning consent for redevelopment as a 60-bed hotel and spa, with additional facilities, .... More>>
14 Aug 2017
Le Grand Bellevue unveils new spa housing ‘labyrinth of wellness’
Le Grand Bellevue unveils new spa housing ‘labyrinth of wellness’   The independently-owned Le Grand Bellevue luxury hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, has reopened its spa following a comprehensive redevelopment. Described as a “labyrinth of wellness”, the upgraded Le Grand Spa now houses a total of 17 different wellness and spa experience zones. Facilities include 11 treatment .... More>>
14 Aug 2017
Tenerife’s Jardines de Nivaria reopens Aequor Spa
Tenerife’s Jardines de Nivaria reopens Aequor Spa   Luxury resort Jardines de Nivaria, on the island of Tenerife, has re-opened its Aequor Spa following a comprehensive redevelopment of the facilities. Designed by architecture firm ImpulsARQ, the spa now has a “fresher feel and more modern look” and has been been split into two different spaces across two floors. .... More>>
14 Aug 2017
Jennifer Lak appointed corporate operations director at WTS
Jennifer Lak appointed corporate operations director at WTS   Spa management and consulting firm WTS International has appointed Jennifer Lak as corporate operations director for spa. In her new role, Lak will oversee a portfolio of spas in New York City and the north east of the US, managing a team of spa directors. She will be tasked with developing strategic marketing .... More>>
11 Aug 2017
Sri Lanka’s Cape Weligama launches new tea-inspired spa
Sri Lanka’s Cape Weligama launches new tea-inspired spa   A new tea-inspired spa has opened at the Cape Weligama resort on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Facilities at The Spa Sanctuary include four treatment rooms – including a couple’s suite – an outdoor relaxation area and a health club kitted out with TRX suspension equipment. Working in partnership with .... More>>
10 Aug 2017
Japanese ‘spa-amusement’ park draws in the crowds
Japanese ‘spa-amusement’ park draws in the crowds   A spa-themed amusement park, which first started as an internet campaign intended to promote the 2,000 onsens (or hot springs) in the Japanese city of Beppu, became a reality this month. The existing Rakutenchi theme park in Beppu was “re-purposed” over a single weekend and renamed “Yu-Enchi” – a play on the .... More>>
10 Aug 2017
Bulgari to launch Beijing hotel with two-storey spa
Bulgari to launch Beijing hotel with two-storey spa   Ultra luxury hotel operator Bulgari Hotels and Resorts will open its fourth property in Beijing next month, which will house a large spa. The 119-bedroom Bulgari Hotel Beijing – due to open on 27 September – will be located within the mixed-use Genesis complex in the heart of Beijing’s Embassy District. .... More>>
10 Aug 2017
Marriott partners with Washington Redskins owner for Orlando luxury hotel
Marriott partners with Washington Redskins owner for Orlando luxury hotel   Hotel giant Marriott International has signed a deal to operate a luxury hotel and spa in Orlando, Florida on a plot close to the city’s famous theme parks. Set to open during Q1 2020, the 516-bedroom JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort will be owned and developed by Florida-based developer DCS Investment .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Exploring Salt and Halotherapy’ Initiative
Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Exploring Salt and Halotherapy’ Initiative   The Global Wellness Institute has launched a new initiative: “Exploring Salt and Halotherapy,” chaired by Steve Spiro, CEO and founder of equipment supplier Global Halotherapy Solutions. Ann Brown, founder and CEO of Saltability, a line of Himalayan salt products, will serve as vice chair. While salt-based .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Okura to open third spa hotel in Taiwan as part of Asian expansion
Okura to open third spa hotel in Taiwan as part of Asian expansion   Japan-based Okura Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open its third spa hotel on the island of Taiwan. The company has signed a deal to operate the Okura Prestige Taichung, set to open in 2021, through its subsidiary Okura Nikko Hotel Management. Situated in the heart of Taichung, the 250-bedroom hotel will .... More>>
04 Aug 2017
SpaHalekulani introduces guest expert programme
SpaHalekulani introduces guest expert programme   SpaHalekulani, situated within the luxurious Halekulani hotel on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, has launched a new visiting expert programme, focused on encouraging guests to embrace healthy living. The spa’s Master Series will bring “world-renowned masters of wellbeing” to the property, offering their unique .... More>>
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