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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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19 Jul 2017
Four Seasons opens first Joseph Dirand-designed spa in the US
Four Seasons opens first Joseph Dirand-designed spa in the US   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened a spa, designed by French interior architect Joseph Dirand, at its historic South Florida retreat, The Surf Club. Located within the 77-bedroom resort, the 15,000 sq ft (1,400sq m) spa is Dirand's first in the United States. The spa houses eight treatment rooms – .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Six Senses named world's “top hotel brand”
Six Senses named world's “top hotel brand”   Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas has been named Top Hotel Brand in the world by the readers of the influential US-based Travel + Leisure magazine. In its annual readers’ poll, more than 300,000 respondents submitted their ratings for products and services in a wide range of categories – ranging from .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
New wellness concept targeting luxury hotels secures first site
New wellness concept targeting luxury hotels secures first site   A new personalised health and wellness concept is looking to target luxury hotels and high-end residential properties in the UK and Europe. Created by entrepreneur David Higgins – co-founder of Ten Health & Fitness – BodySPace combines a premium fitness gym with nutritional advice and wellness solutions, .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel unveils rejuvenated Tower Wing
Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel unveils rejuvenated Tower Wing   The historic Tower Wing of Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel has re-opened following a significant renovation, revealing a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three restaurant concepts and a revitalised club lounge. In total, 503 guestrooms and suites have been completely refreshed by Japanese interior design .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Mecanoo complete pavilion gateway for historic hotel and spa estate
Mecanoo complete pavilion gateway for historic hotel and spa estate   Dutch architects Mecanoo have completed an elegant pavilion for a hotel, restaurant and spa complex near Maastricht, the Netherlands. Château St. Gerlach is a historic estate situated close to the hills of the scenic Limburg countryside. It is formed of a number of old buildings and monuments, including the .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
New Costa Rican eco resort features yoga studio enveloped by jungle
New Costa Rican eco resort features yoga studio enveloped by jungle   Emerging architecture practice Studio Saxe have completed a boutique hotel and yoga studio set into the tropical forest of Nosara, Costa Rica. Nomel and Mariya Libid, the owners of the Hotel Nalu-Nosara, wanted to create a resort for the visitors who travel to Nosara because of its reputation for health and .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course
Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course   Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, has secured an educational partnership with the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Austria. Targeting those looking for a career in spa management, the collaboration brings together SBE’s vocational Spa Management Online Programme and .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Davina Bernard named director of wellness at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Davina Bernard named director of wellness at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise   Davina Bernard has been named director of wellness at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada, and will lead a new series of wellness programming at the iconic mountain resort. Bernard brings more than 17 years of experience to her new role, and will oversee the development and operation of a new series of .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Four Seasons to re-imagine Costa Rican spa resort for new audience
Four Seasons to re-imagine Costa Rican spa resort for new audience   Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels will undertake a US$35m (€31m, £27m) “re-imagination” of its Costa Rican resort and spa this year. The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will be redesigned in order to cater for a new target audience – identified by the resort operator as millennial-type “active .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
Chapman Taylor completes remodelling of Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental Spa
Chapman Taylor completes remodelling of Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental Spa   Global masterplanning and architects practice Chapman Taylor has completed a four-month redevelopment project of the spa at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Headed by Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok office, the US$750,000 (€657,000, £582,100) redesign included the creation of new treatment rooms and .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
Cornell develops new health, hospitality and design programme
Cornell develops new health, hospitality and design programme   The Cornell Institute for Health Futures (CIHF) – an academic centre within New York’s Cornell University – has received a grant to support the creation of an undergraduate minor in Health, Hospitality and Design. The programme is reported to be the first university programme in the US to combine those three .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
Elemis and Macdonald Hotels launch joint marketing campaign
Elemis and Macdonald Hotels launch joint marketing campaign   Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and UK product house Elemis are have launched a joint marketing campaign, which will see an “Elemis Spa Bus” visit Macdonald hotels in the UK this summer. The ‘Treatments on Tour’ will feature Elemis’ purpose-designed, double-decker bus, offering a series of promotional events – .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
Lebanon’s new LipHe wellness retreat ‘a first’ for the Middle East
Lebanon’s new LipHe wellness retreat ‘a first’ for the Middle East   A new, privately-owned boutique wellness resort in Kfarhata, North Lebanon, is being marketed as the first of its kind for the Middle Eastern spa market. Surrounded by olive and pine trees in Lebanon’s mountainous Koura district, LipHe consists of a number of hand made, eco-friendly wood cabins, which house the .... More>>
11 Jul 2017
Marriott opens W Hotel in Shanghai with Away-branded spa
Marriott opens W Hotel in Shanghai with Away-branded spa   Hotel giant Marriott International has opened its latest spa hotel in China’s financial and commercial capital, Shanghai. W Shanghai, The Bund is located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Huangpu River, and features 374 bedrooms and an Away-branded luxury spa. Owned by Sinar Mas Group, the property will .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
Bannatyne to open spa at Blackpool club
Bannatyne to open spa at Blackpool club   The Bannatyne Group has started work on a £80,000 new spa at its Bannatyne’s Health Club in Blackpool. Due to open in August, the spa will feature four treatment rooms – including a double room – manicure and pedicure stations and access to the club’s sauna and swimming pool area. Working together with .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
North Carolina ‘agrihood’ community coming to life near Asheville
North Carolina ‘agrihood’ community coming to life near Asheville   Between 300 and 350 homes are being built along the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina, over the next ten years, in a wellness community described as an “agrihood in the making.” Olivette is set on 346 acres in the Blue Ridge mountains, and the farm-based community will focus on a connection to food, nature, neighbours and the arts. The community is .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
Day spa offering treatments for cancer sufferers opens in Cornwall, UK
Day spa offering treatments for cancer sufferers opens in Cornwall, UK   A newly opened day spa in Cornwall, UK, has made offering non-toxic treatments to cancer sufferers one of its USPs. The Eyles family, owners of the Crantock Bay leisure development near Newquay, opened the 72sq m (775sq ft) spa on 29 June. Featuring three treatment rooms, the spa is the latest stage in .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
Historic Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Rosewood spa and Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites
Historic Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Rosewood spa and Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites   The iconic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, France has re-opened after undergoing a four-year, €176m (US$200m, £150m) restoration. Dating back to the 18th century, the historic property will be operated by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and now houses 78 rooms, 36 suites and 10 signature suites. Led by architect Richard .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
New ‘strategic vision’ for UK Spa Association
New ‘strategic vision’ for UK Spa Association   The UK Spa Association (UKSA) has revealed a new strategic plan as part of efforts to “provide more clarity around the association’s long term ambition”. Called Road to 2020, the plan maps out the future aims of the non-profit trade association, which was founded in 2013. With a mission statement of .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
Guests can take home advice from 18 experts with Gwinganna’s online package
Guests can take home advice from 18 experts with Gwinganna’s online package   Australian destination wellness resort Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has released an online package giving users access to wellness experts from its retreat. The Wellness at Home package provides videos of popular classes from the retreat; as well as seminars and interviews on detox, sleep, nutrition and heart .... More>>
06 Jul 2017
Tuscan resort adds extensive sauna experiences
Tuscan resort adds extensive sauna experiences   Tuscany’s Adler Thermae, a luxury thermal spa in Bagno Vignoni, Italy, has renovated its spa facilities and added two new sauna experiences. A panoramic Finnish sauna area features a sauna, plunge pool and relaxation area, as well as views over the undulating Tuscan hills and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
Wellness Architecture Initiative hosts inaugural roundtable
Wellness Architecture Initiative hosts inaugural roundtable   Wellness continues to infiltrate industries and disciplines, and now is gaining traction in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. With spa and wellness clients searching for authenticity in their experiences, it stands to reason that they are going to start looking deeper than the service menu .... More>>
06 Jul 2017
Shangri-La confirms Colombo launch date for Q4
Shangri-La confirms Colombo launch date for Q4   Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open its second resort in Sri Lanka later this year, when it launches the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo in Q4. The 10-acre resort will have 500 guestrooms and suites, along with 41 serviced apartments. Wellness facilities at the resort will include a CHI, The Spa housing 10 .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
Japanese cosmetics giant Kosé opens flagship day spa and retail store
Japanese cosmetics giant Kosé opens flagship day spa and retail store   Japan-based Kosé Corporation has opened the first flagship day spa and retail store operated under its luxury brand Decorté. Maison Decorté, located at the large-scale Ginza Six retail development in Tokyo, features three treatment rooms, each with its own theme and created to match the different treatment .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
Six Senses to open Swiss resort with 2,000sq m spa
Six Senses to open Swiss resort with 2,000sq m spa   Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced plans to open its first resort in Switzerland. Upon completion, the 47–bedroom Six Senses Crans-Montana will operate under a long-term management agreement with 1875 Finance. The resort located in the prominent ski areas of Valais, two hours from Geneva. .... More>>
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