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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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20 Jun 2017
Pickard to drive Macdonald Hotels’ wellness strategy as new spa director
Pickard to drive Macdonald Hotels’ wellness strategy as new spa director   UK-based independent hotel group Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has appointed Keith Pickard as its new group director of spa, leisure and golf. Pickard has been tasked with overseeing the lifestyle departments of the group’s 45 hotels across the UK and Europe. The Macdonald portfolio includes 21 spas, each .... More>>
19 Jun 2017
Rudding Park Spa to debut art of aufguss in the UK
Rudding Park Spa to debut art of aufguss in the UK   The recently opened Rudding Park Spa in Harrogate will be the first UK spa to offer the art of aufguss – a sauna-based treatment – to its customers. Derived from ancient, native American rituals, art of aufguss involves a “sauna-meister” conducting a theatrical performance of infusions, dance, and .... More>>
19 Jun 2017
The Landmark London partners with ‘breathing guru’ Alan Dolan for spa relaunch
The Landmark London partners with ‘breathing guru’ Alan Dolan for spa relaunch   The Landmark London has partnered with alternative practitioner Alan Dolan – founder of Breathing Space – to launch a new service as part of the reopening of the hotel’s spa and health club. Dolan has created a special package for guests looking to “transform their lives” through improving their breathing .... More>>
19 Jun 2017
Rwanda’s holistic ecotourism venture Bisate Lodge prepares for launch
Rwanda’s holistic ecotourism venture Bisate Lodge prepares for launch   A new safari resort, offering a holistic wellness experience in the heart of “gorilla country” in Rwanda, is preparing to launch to the public. Due to open on 21 June, Bisate Lodge is owned and operated by South Africa-based Wilderness Safaris and will combine a focus on wellness with active outdoor .... More>>
16 Jun 2017
'Romance, nostalgia and freedom': Inge Moore's Muza Lab design luxury train for voyage through Peru
'Romance, nostalgia and freedom': Inge Moore's Muza Lab design luxury train for voyage through Peru   Designer Inge Moore and her new studio Muza Lab have completed the interiors of South America's first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru. Carrying up to 48 passengers, the Explorer is formed of 16 carriages from the former Great South Pacific Express train. They have been contemporised by .... More>>
16 Jun 2017
John Lawn named new CEO of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
John Lawn named new CEO of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts   Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (HE&R) has named John Lawn as its new CEO, with Lawn stepping up from his position as COO and president, a role held since October. Lawn takes up the position immediately, replacing Bill Simpson who retires at the end of the year and will remain as CEO emeritus until then. .... More>>
16 Jun 2017
Auberge secures deal to manage Austin’s The Commodore Perry Estate
Auberge secures deal to manage Austin’s The Commodore Perry Estate   US-based luxury resort operator Auberge Resorts has secured a deal to operate a small luxury hotel on the historic Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas, US. The Auberge Commodore Perry Estate hotel is being developed by an ownership team led by Austin-based developers Clark Lyda, The Marchbanks Company and .... More>>
15 Jun 2017
Marriott embarks on global independent hotel expansion
Marriott embarks on global independent hotel expansion   Marriott International has revealed ambitious plans to grow the number of independently owned hotels in its portfolio by nearly 50 per cent by 2019. Making the announcement at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York, Marriott said it would actively look to add new hotels to .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
Girona's Alàbriga hotel launches luxury spa to strengthen wellness offer
Girona's Alàbriga hotel launches luxury spa to strengthen wellness offer   Alàbriga Hotel in Girona, Spain, has opened a day spa as part of a strategy to strengthen the boutique hotel’s wellness offering. The 650sq m (7,000sq ft) spa has four treatment rooms, a couples’ suite and two rooms for aesthetic medicine. The spa has been divided into four areas. Described as .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
Hospitality in Hamburg takes another step with boutique waterfront warehouse hotel
Hospitality in Hamburg takes another step with boutique waterfront warehouse hotel   International hospitality firm Entourage Group hopes to speed up Hamburg’s emergence as a serious leisure and hospitality destination with the opening of a new luxury boutique hotel inside a 19th century warehouse on the city’s waterfront. Opening later this year, the 94-room Sir Nikolai has been designed by .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
Lake Lucerne’s upcoming Waldhotel names medical director
Lake Lucerne’s upcoming Waldhotel names medical director   Dr Michael Brabetz has been appointed medical director of the Waldhotel, the upcoming health and medical wellness at Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne. Bürgenstock launches in Summer 2017 in Switzerland following a 550 million Swiss franc investment. Designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun, the five-star .... More>>
13 Jun 2017
Lineup of experts on the ‘science of happiness’ to speak at 2017 GWS
Lineup of experts on the ‘science of happiness’ to speak at 2017 GWS   In order to immerse delegates in the findings and applications of the new field of research of the science of happiness, the Global Wellness Summit’s 2017 agenda will include a roster of keynotes from “happiness science” leaders at its conference taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL, from 9-11 October. .... More>>
13 Jun 2017
Christie Brinkley heads up new Beverly Hills City of ‘Wellth’ campaign
Christie Brinkley heads up new Beverly Hills City of ‘Wellth’ campaign   It’s always been the playground of the rich and famous, but Beverly Hills, California now is focusing on a new kind of ‘wellth’ – that of health and wellness. The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau has launched a the campaign: ‘Beverly Hills: City of Wellth,’ which brings together leading industry .... More>>
12 Jun 2017
Public sauna opens on Helsinki island
Public sauna opens on Helsinki island   A public sauna has opened on the former military island of Lonna, just off the shores of Finnish capital Helsinki. Designed by Helsinki-based architects OOPEAA, the compact 190sq m sauna has been built using natural materials – including handcrafted, untreated wooden logs. Located within a seven-minute boat .... More>>
12 Jun 2017
Rosewood Vienna to be housed in historic 18th century building
 Rosewood Vienna to be housed in historic 18th century building   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open its fifth property in Europe in 2021, the Rosewood Vienna. Housed in an historic 18th century building that was the former headquarters for Erste Group Bank AG, Rosewood Vienna will be situated in Petersplatz in Vienna’s Old Town. The property will feature a feature a .... More>>
12 Jun 2017
‘Beer spa’ with healing qualities opens in Iceland #Iceland
‘Beer spa’ with healing qualities opens in Iceland #Iceland   A “beer spa” has opened in Árskógssandur village, Northern Iceland. Owned and operated by the Kaldi Brewery, the Bjórböðin spa offers members of the public the opportunity to take a bath in beer – or rather, a mixture of warm beer, water, yeast and hops – which is said to have a number of healing qualities. .... More>>
09 Jun 2017
Amy McDonald heading up Two Bunch Palms' latest renovation
Amy McDonald heading up Two Bunch Palms' latest renovation   In Q3 2017, the iconic California hot springs spa Two Bunch Palms will again be undertaking a multi-million dollar upgrade that will include, among several projects, a new contemporary bathing grotto, new spa, apothecary, fitness centre, farm-to-table treatments, and new programme facility. The project will break .... More>>
09 Jun 2017
Blue Diamond, Black Diamond Award winners announced
Blue Diamond, Black Diamond Award winners announced   UK’s Dormy House Spa manager, Zoe Douglas, has been awarded the Black Diamond Award at the Forum Hotel & Spa Awards in Paris. The Black Diamond Award was created by the Forum Hotel & Spa event to acknowledge an outstanding figure in the hotel and spa industry, and is awarded to those who have earned the .... More>>
09 Jun 2017
Pierre-Yves Rochon and Gensler design 'soon-to-be-iconic' Waldorf Astoria for Beverly Hills
Pierre-Yves Rochon and Gensler design 'soon-to-be-iconic' Waldorf Astoria for Beverly Hills   Hospitality group Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has opened a “soon-to-be-iconic” hotel at the gateway to Beverly Hills, with interiors designed by the studio of architect and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). The 12-storey Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills features 170 guestrooms and suites, designed by PYR to .... More>>
09 Jun 2017
‘Stunning’ views on tap for 29th floor Centara Grand Hotel Doha spa
‘Stunning’ views on tap for 29th floor Centara Grand Hotel Doha spa   The Centara Grand Hotel Doha, set to open in Qatar at the end of 2017, will include a Spa Cenvaree that will occupy the entire 29th floor of the hotel. The spa will include separate male and female zones, 17 treatment rooms, heat and water experience zones with saunas and steam rooms, hammams, foot massage area .... More>>
08 Jun 2017
Hutchinson Consulting adds to team
Hutchinson Consulting adds to team   Executive recruiter Robin Stewart and associate Jennifer Copeland joined executive search firm Hutchinson Consulting, which specialises in placements in the hospitality, spa and wellness industries. Stewart was formerly COO and director of recruitment at two large insurance offices in New York and Los .... More>>
08 Jun 2017
Anantara’s new Chinese resort to offer in-room spa treatments
Anantara’s new Chinese resort to offer in-room spa treatments   The new Anantara Guiyang Resort in southern China will look to extend the spa journey into guest rooms with the option of in-room treatments. The 218-bedroom resort, located in the province of Guizhou, will offer an “über luxury” accommodation option with a number of three bedroom, two-storey Pool Villas. .... More>>
07 Jun 2017
Modular Resense spa to debut at upcoming Kempinski Muscat
Modular Resense spa to debut at upcoming Kempinski Muscat   Global spa management company Resense will manage a 1,540sq m (16,576sq ft) Kempinski Wave Spa, which is designed to envelop guests in natural elements through fresh colours and organic textures. Set to open in October 2017, the 310-bedroom Kempinski Muscat will be nestled within the community of Al Mouj, and .... More>>
07 Jun 2017
‘Sauna on stilts’ opens on Swedish coast
‘Sauna on stilts’ opens on Swedish coast   A timber-clad sauna and bathhouse built on stilts has opened to the public in the town of Karlshamn on the southern coast of Sweden. The 200sq m (2,152sq ft) Kallbadhus – Swedish for “the cold bath house” – is located along a wooden beach promenade and sits at a height of three metres above sea level. Designed .... More>>
07 Jun 2017
Aysun Mut named spa director at ESPA Life at Corinthia
Aysun Mut named spa director at ESPA Life at Corinthia   The Corinthia London has named Aysun Mut spa director for the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia spa. She replaces Laura Vallati, who has left the company. In her new role, Mut will will be responsible for guiding the operation and strategy of ESPA Life, “ensuring that the spa embodies the five-star luxury .... More>>
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