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21 Nov 2014
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley   Twenty-two miles off the coast of Los Angeles, US, a five-star day spa has opened on the island of Catalina. The majority of the island is owned by the chewing gum company, Wrigleys. .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan   UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties – 18 of which have spas. Thompson, who works for QHotels between Tuesday and Thursday on a weekly basis, spoke to Spa Opportunities .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck
Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck   The amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human looking down at his or her phone is equivalent to 60lb (27kg) – the weight of an eight-year old child. A New York-based spine .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month   Saudi Arabia’s first international health and beauty show is set to be held between 24 and 27 November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. Located alongside the Saudi International Sport and Fitness show (ISF), the new Saudi Health .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK   The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts. The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas provided key insights into how to increase effectivity in the workplace without losing front-line staff. The Good Spa Awards were also incorporated into this year’s event, during a gala dinner on .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Global Wellness Institute to collaborate with UNWTO
Global Wellness Institute to collaborate with UNWTO   A private sector affiliate member of the UNWTO as of last June, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has signed an agreement with the organisation to jointly implement wellness tourism projects. The planned projects will address the role of .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Architecture academy for spas unveils first seminar dates
Architecture academy for spas unveils first seminar dates   The brand new International helo Sauna & Spa Academy is offering two-day training sessions for architects and project planners on how to design spas according to the latest trends and efficiency targets. The German thermal spa zone supplier helo .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Spa details revealed for The St Regis hotel at the casino strip in China
Spa details revealed for The St Regis hotel at the casino strip in China   Details have been unveiled about the spa offering that is set to feature at The St Regis hotel on the Las Vegas-style Cotai Strip development in Macau, China. The St Regis tower, to be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is being built in the final phase of the Sands Cotai Central development. Las .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Raison D'Etre extends online spa management course content
Raison D'Etre extends online spa management course content   Leading spa consultancy Raison D’Etre has updated its online spa management training programme with extended modules, new material and new lectures. Launched in 2012, the spa management programme runs for 16 weeks and comprises seven modules geared towards teaching students and existing spa managers how to achieve the best tools, ideas and strategies for their spa business. With modules in spa market trends, marketing, leadership and human capital management, finance, .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Dilapidated hospital to be transformed into boutique hotel
Dilapidated hospital to be transformed into boutique hotel   Scotland’s Birkwood Castle and its surrounding estate, which was once home to a hospital for mentally disabled children, is to undergo renovations that will cost more than £7m (US$11m, €9m) – making it into a wedding, conference and special events destination with a wellbeing facility. With an anticipated .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Murad opens its first retail boutique in California
Murad opens its first retail boutique in California   Murad skincare has opened its first standalone retail boutique in Los Angeles, US, where the company was first created – offering a number of express services, activities – allowing Murad to maximise its retail capabilities. The 1,500sq ft (139sq .... More>>
17 Nov 2014
Girls' day spa sparks gender stereotyping protests
Girls' day spa sparks gender stereotyping protests   A Spanish company that runs day spas for girls as young as five are under fire for its role in the sexualisation and gender stereotyping of children. Princelandia, a chain which has 25 branches across Spain, offers girls from five to twelve years .... More>>
17 Nov 2014
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors   Doctors suggest a Mediterranean diet may be a better way to tackle obesity than calorie counting. In an article for the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), leading doctors have found that a Mediterranean diet quickly reduces the risk of heart attack and strokes – and it may be better than low-fat diets .... More>>
17 Nov 2014
The spa at Ribby Hall gets set for expansion
The spa at Ribby Hall gets set for expansion   The wellness facilities at the Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire, UK, are set to undergo expansion – with plans for a brand new wellness centre. Planning permission was granted by Fylde Borough Council for the £0.5m (US$791,000, .... More>>
17 Nov 2014
US ban on fish spa practice considered unconstitutional
US ban on fish spa practice considered unconstitutional   A US spa owner in the town of Gilbert, Arizona, believes she has a constitutional right to use garra rufa fish – carp fish with no teeth – to nibble dead skin of customers’ feet. The Arizona Board of Cosmetology is legally entitled to stop Cindy .... More>>
14 Nov 2014
Nintendo to develop non-wearable sleep tracker device
Nintendo to develop non-wearable sleep tracker device   Games firm Nintendo is moving into the hardware market with a specific focus on sleep tracking, following the company’s return to profitability after a period of heavy losses. The first .... More>>
14 Nov 2014
Clarins opens its first Skin Spa in Russia
Clarins opens its first Skin Spa in Russia   Clarins has opened its first day spa in St Petersburg, Russia, within one of a chain of department stores called Rive Gauche. The 55sq m (592sq ft) Clarins Skin Spa features two treatment rooms and will offer all of its face and body treatments .... More>>
14 Nov 2014
Pictures representing care and affection can silence the brain's response to threatening situations
Pictures representing care and affection can silence the brain's response to threatening situations   Looking at pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, highlighting a way to treat stress and trauma, according to new research from the UK's University of Exeter. Forty-two individuals participated in the .... More>>
13 Nov 2014
Kim Matheson joins WTS as senior vice president
Kim Matheson joins WTS as senior vice president   Global spa consultancy and contract operator, WTS International (WTS), has appointed Kim Matheson as senior vice president. In an expansion of the WTS business, Matheson will be based in New York City where she’ll develop the local market and oversee international accounts. Her work will include identifying new .... More>>
13 Nov 2014
China and Czech Republic sign wellness tourism cooperation deal
China and Czech Republic sign wellness tourism cooperation deal   China’s health department will pay for 120 of the nation’s children suffering from respiratory diseases to be treated at a Czech mineral water spa in Karlova Studánka as part of an agreement between the countries’ leaders to boost wellness tourism in .... More>>
13 Nov 2014
Jordanian hotel staff achieve Guinness World Record
Jordanian hotel staff achieve Guinness World Record   The Guinness World Record for the largest human floating image has been awarded to staff of high end hotel and spa facilities on the coast of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Middle East. The 261 hotel chain employees joined hands to create a floating peace symbol in a bid to promote national tourism globally. A .... More>>
13 Nov 2014
Spa Castle neighbours file suit over threat of scenes of nudity
Spa Castle neighbours file suit over threat of scenes of nudity   A court order is being sought by neighbours of the soon-to-open Spa Castle Premier 57 in Manhattan, New York, to prevent the wellness facility’s renovations from ruining residents’ rooftop views. Set to launch later this month, in the Galleria .... More>>
12 Nov 2014
Multidisciplinary health clinic Be Well London to open on 26 November
Multidisciplinary health clinic Be Well London to open on 26 November    The Be Well London multidisciplinary complementary health clinic will open on 26 November, set to be run by alumni and teaching staff at the University of Westminster – a health institution in complementary medicine training and research. Therapists at Be Well London will offer a wide range of complementary .... More>>
12 Nov 2014
Jean-Yves Boronat reveals day spa at his French hair and beauty salon
Jean-Yves Boronat reveals day spa at his French hair and beauty salon   Jean-Yves Boronat, director of the high-end hair and beauty salon Suzishen in Vence, France, recently unveiled a brand new spa area at the facility. Jean-Yves Boronat is a renowned French .... More>>
12 Nov 2014
Canyon Ranch Tucson launches brain health programme
Canyon Ranch Tucson launches brain health programme   The Canyon Ranch Tucson resort is launching a series of brain health improvement courses this month (November), to run throughout 2015 as one of its speciality weeks during the property’s Life Enhancement Programme. The Life Enhancement Programme .... More>>
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