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18 Dec 2014
Hitler's seaside resort to be converted into tourism hub
Hitler's seaside resort to be converted into tourism hub   Developers are cashing in on the redevelopment of a resort originally built by the Third Reich in the run-up to World War II – part of a Nazi vision for the future of tourism. The project saw blocks of six-storey buildings, stretching 2.8 miles .... More>>
18 Dec 2014
Liquor sales expert and hotel collection owner team up to buy Sheraton Noosa Spa and Resort
Liquor sales expert and hotel collection owner team up to buy Sheraton Noosa Spa and Resort   Arthur Laundy, owner of Laundy Hotel Group, and the former liquor-shop chain owner turned property investor Theo Karedis have partnered to purchase the Sheraton Noosa Spa and Resort in Queensland, Australia, for AU$110m (US$90m, €72m, £57m). Blackstone-controlled Valad Property Group originally failed to sell .... More>>
17 Dec 2014
Andrew Gibson outlines industry hot topics at Spameeting Middle East
Andrew Gibson outlines industry hot topics at Spameeting Middle East   Andrew Gibson, VP of spa and wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, identified several key factors currently affecting the spa industry during a speech at Spameeting Middle East in Abu Dhabi last week. During the twelfth edition of Spameeting – a trade industry event that allows buyers and suppliers to network and .... More>>
17 Dec 2014
Government approval for new industry-led hair and beauty apprenticeships
Government approval for new industry-led hair and beauty apprenticeships   Hair and beauty apprenticeships that ensure trainees are ‘salon-ready’ when they qualify have been given government approval. Statistics from the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) indicate that in 2013, there were 12,922 apprentices in the UK sector. With this number set to increase over the next few years, the new standards have been developed by a group of industry experts to make apprenticeships easier for .... More>>
17 Dec 2014
Five Four Seasons properties to open in 2015 around the world
Five Four Seasons properties to open in 2015 around the world   Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has five new openings planned around the world for 2015 in Hawaii, Morocco, Korea, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Florida. The first to open, in early 2015, is .... More>>
16 Dec 2014
WTS International teams up with hair experts Paul Labrecque
WTS International teams up with hair experts Paul Labrecque   Global spa and leisure consultancy WTS International has teamed up with luxury hair care brand Paul Labrecque (PLB) to provide customers of spas in five-star destinations with expert hair treatments. While most spa management companies do not have expertise in the area of hair care, WTS has identified this as an area with significant potential for growth in the spa industry. The Paul Labrecque brand has been selected to .... More>>
16 Dec 2014
'Everyone needs a daily dose of touch,' says touch doctor
'Everyone needs a daily dose of touch,' says touch doctor   A cuddling shop has opened in Oregon, US, charging US$60 (€48, £38) for an hour of hugging – highlighting the potential for the spa industry to cash in on physical contact. The shop, called Cuddle Up To Me, is located in Portland. It offers .... More>>
16 Dec 2014
Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa launches in Mauritius
Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa launches in Mauritius   Starwood’s Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa has opened in the historic Turtle Bay of Balaclava on the north west coast of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Located 15km (9m) from the island’s leisure hub Grand Baie and 15km (9m) from the capital of .... More>>
16 Dec 2014
Early bed time reduces negative thoughts: study
Early bed time reduces negative thoughts: study   People who sleep for short periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours, according to a recent study by researchers at Binghamton University in New .... More>>
15 Dec 2014
Slovenia appoints spa resort manager as economy minister
Slovenia appoints spa resort manager as economy minister   Slovenia has appointed a national thermal spa resort manager Zdravko Pocivalsek as its economy minister after his predecessor resigned over allegations of fraud in October. The 57-year-old was proposed by Prime Minister Miro Cerar’s centre-left .... More>>
15 Dec 2014
Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts to open first property in the Middle East
Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts to open first property in the Middle East   Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, a division of Nikki Beach Worldwide, plans to open its first Middle Eastern property in Dubai, working alongside local development company Meraas Holding. .... More>>
15 Dec 2014
Botox could help stroke patients regain movement in paralysed limbs
Botox could help stroke patients regain movement in paralysed limbs   Botox injections and extensive physiotherapy are being trialled to overcome paralysis of the arm in victims who have suffered a stroke. Researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, have conducted a pilot study that show three .... More>>
13 Dec 2014
Bannatyne finance director arrested – accused of multi-million pound fraud
Bannatyne finance director arrested – accused of multi-million pound fraud   The Bannatyne Group's director of finance, Christopher Watson, has been arrested by Durham Police on suspicion of fraud. He sits on the company's main board. Durham Police have made a short statement, saying: "We confirm a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a multi-million pound fraud on a Darlington-based business and the man has been bailed pending further inquiries.” A spokesperson for Bannatyne said "We have no comment to make except to say that it does not affect the current operation of our .... More>>
12 Dec 2014
Obesity cuts lives short by ‘up to 8 years’
Obesity cuts lives short by ‘up to 8 years’   Being severely obese can cut a person’s life short by up to eight years and cause decades of ill health, according to a study carried out by researchers from McGill University in Canada. The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and .... More>>
11 Dec 2014
Bulgarian tourism chief decries balneotherapy shortcomings
Bulgarian tourism chief decries balneotherapy shortcomings   Rumen Draganov, director of the Bulgarian Institute for Tourism Analyses and Assessments, has recently lamented the poor use of the country’s mineral water springs, noting the country should take cues from rival EU destinations. “Instead of building new balneotherapy centres, we destroy and close the existing .... More>>
11 Dec 2014
Country club and spa project for 20,000-acre UK site gets green light
Country club and spa project for 20,000-acre UK site gets green light   A planning application by Swinton Park for a 2,700sq m (29,063sq ft) country club and spa extension in North Yorkshire, UK, has been approved. The £5.5m (US$8.6m, €7m) project at the estate, which has been owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, will be designed by Manchester-based architecture .... More>>
10 Dec 2014
Hyatt acquires full ownership of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Hyatt acquires full ownership of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa   Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has acquired its partners’ 92 per cent interest in the 291-bedroom Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin/Bastrop, US, for approximately US$143m (€116m, £91m). Hyatt also assumed approximately US$65m (€53m, £42m) of property-level debt. .... More>>
09 Dec 2014
Kona Kai Resort's new SpaTerre features boutique selling 18 luxury brands
Kona Kai Resort's new SpaTerre features boutique selling 18 luxury brands   Noble House Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a SpaTerre – the group’s signature spa brand – at the oceanfront Kona Kai Resort Spa & Marina in San Diego on Shelter Island. The 7,020sq ft .... More>>
08 Dec 2014
Richard Branson takes to the seas with Virgin Cruises
Richard Branson takes to the seas with Virgin Cruises   Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is planning to ‘shake up’ the cruise line sector with the high-profile launch of Virgin Cruises. The group is partnering with global investment firm Bain Capital for the venture, which will see industry veteran Tom McAlpin – former CEO of The World, Residences at Sea and president of Disney Cruise Line – head up Virgin Cruises as CEO. Details are scarce at present – both the investment figure .... More>>
08 Dec 2014
Tribe picks JCJ Architecture to create hot spring masterplan
Tribe picks JCJ Architecture to create hot spring masterplan   JCJ Architecture of San Diego, known for designing large-scale casino hotel complexes, has been selected to plan the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ 22-acre (9-hectare) downtown site in Palm Springs, US – to transform it into the tribe’s .... More>>
08 Dec 2014
Group mindfulness 'as effective' as cognitive behavioural therapy at treating depression
Group mindfulness 'as effective' as cognitive behavioural therapy at treating depression   Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study which suggests wellness .... More>>
04 Dec 2014
'Thai face-slapping' massage fad comes to Los Angeles
'Thai face-slapping' massage fad comes to Los Angeles   Los Angeles residents are seeking 'face-slapping' massage therapy to maintain a youthful appearance. The upwards face-slapping technique is an evolution of the Thai massage routine called Sen, where therapists use a chopping motion around .... More>>
05 Dec 2014
Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs outlines the brand's expansion strategy
Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs outlines the brand's expansion strategy   Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs intends to propel the business into the space he defines as being between destination spas and resorts with spas through the rollout of three hotels and eight spas in 2015. Jacobs said at The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes that while the company’s product is based on a platform of wellness and sustainability, people are “fed up” hearing about green initiatives. Six Senses is, .... More>>
04 Dec 2014
Brenners Park Hotel's health spa Villa Stéphanie to open in the New Year
Brenners Park Hotel's health spa Villa Stéphanie to open in the New Year   The Brenners Park Hotel in Baden Baden, Germany – the flagship property of the Oetker Collection – will launch its destination health spa Villa Stéphanie on 15 January 2015. The spa will feature 15 treatment rooms overlooking the Park’s gardens, a 500sq m (5,382sq ft) sauna, kneipping baths, a plunge pool for .... More>>
03 Dec 2014
South Korea's US$1.7bn resort and casino set for launch in 2017
South Korea's US$1.7bn resort and casino set for launch in 2017   Paradise Sega Sammy – South Korea’s first integrated resort – has been given an opening date of March 2017 following a groundbreaking ceremony for the US$1.7bn (€1.4bn, £1.1bn) casino, hotel, spa and theme park project. A joint venture between Japanese entertainment company Sega Sammy Holdings and Korean .... More>>
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