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23 Jul 2014
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy   Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much more development the attraction can withstand. The first project, led by the Italian .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Belfast's Culloden Estate & Spa launches new medi-spa
Belfast's Culloden Estate & Spa launches new medi-spa   A new medi-spa has been launched alongside existing spa facilities at The Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in collaboration with a number of healthcare specialists. Randox Health – a blood profiling company – has developed ‘lifestyle packages’ for The Hastings Hotel Group’s Culloden Estate & .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion   Jeremy McCarthy, the new group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his new role based in Hong Kong and the ethos he'll embrace as he bids to drive the business forward. McCarthy revealed that Mandarin Oriental's reputation for having the best spa in any city where the chain operates was a major factor in his decision to leave his role at Starwood Hotel and Resorts as global spa development and .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details   The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on 1 December in a low-rise five-storey building amid the city’s soaring skyscrapers, flanked by 270m of natural beachfront. .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA   Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN). The Bachelor of Business Administration in International .... More>>
22 Jul 2014
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials   Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by millennials. Millennials, for the purpose of the Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014 study, .... More>>
22 Jul 2014
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'   The Goa Salon and Spa Association (GSSA) has decided to submit a white paper to the Goan state government of India to make sure legitimate salon and spa owners don’t face closure due to the bad reputation the wellness industry is getting from the .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
French Polynesian government approves US$2.5bn resort & spa project
French Polynesian government approves US$2.5bn resort & spa project   The French Polynesian government has approved plans for a hotel and resort complex on the island of Tahiti which will cost US$2.5bn (€1.9bn, £1.5bn). A jury of nine – comprising ministers from the government, the local mayor, a member of the .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
Two L'Occitane-branded spas open in China
Two L'Occitane-branded spas open in China   Two spas have opened in China with products provided exclusively by L'Occitane – the Linka Spa at the Shangri-La MGallery-branded Songtsam Retreat in Yunnan and the Emperor Spa at the Emperor Hotel Qianmen in Beijing. The Linka Spa features five .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to debut 23 August
Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to debut 23 August   The Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, US, is now accepting reservations in preparation for the resort’s debut on 23 August. The property is set to become part of hotel operator Hilton Worldwide's latest luxury collection of hotels under the Curio brand. Designed by SLS Las Vegas creative director .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition to take place in Greece this October
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition to take place in Greece this October   The 62nd annual CIDESCO World Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens from 22-26 October this year, offering industry professionals the chance to learn new skills, network and discuss issues facing the wellness sector. Delegates will attend lectures given by international speakers in addition to the CIDESCO Beauty Exhibition, .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
Canadian resort construction resumes after owner takes stakeholders to China
Canadian resort construction resumes after owner takes stakeholders to China   The CA$20m (US$19m, €14m, £11m) conversion development of a spa property on the Canadian Prince Edward Island is scheduled to resume after the owner took stakeholders on an 18-day tour of China to enhance plans for the resort. Sean Liu, a Chinese businessman living in Toronto, purchased the 50 acres of land on .... More>>
21 Jul 2014
Indian Hospital chain under fire over land use rules regarding Pevonia spa
Indian Hospital chain under fire over land use rules regarding Pevonia spa   One of India’s leading hospital chains, Fortis, has allegedly violated the terms under which it was allotted land in the city of Gurgaon on subsidised rates for the construction a medical facility by constructing a luxury gym and Pevonia-branded spa .... More>>
18 Jul 2014
Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market
Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market   The domestic market of Indonesia is being targeted by two major tourism developments underway on the island of Bintan, one of which is set to open in stages from the end of 2014. Gallant .... More>>
18 Jul 2014
Hotel research firm PKF Consulting USA acquired by CBRE
Hotel research firm PKF Consulting USA acquired by CBRE   Consultancy and research firm PKF Consulting USA – whose hospitality branch carries out the annual Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry study – has been acquired by global real estate services and investment company CBRE Group. The PKF .... More>>
18 Jul 2014
Clarins Skin Spa in Paris receives a makeover
Clarins Skin Spa in Paris receives a makeover   The Clarins Skin Spa in the heart of Neuilly’s shopping district, ten minutes from the Champs-Elysées in Paris, has received a makeover. The boutique section of the spa has been updated and the workshop corner has been set up to accommodate guests coming to experience different skincare events. Every first weekend of the month, a new theme will be explored, for .... More>>
17 Jul 2014
Dubai healthcare laws affecting massage therapists are under reform
Dubai healthcare laws affecting massage therapists are under reform   Dubai’s strict medical healthcare laws which apply to massage therapists are being reformed with the help of principal and owner of the renowned Dubai spa training facility, Healing Zone Academy – Anne Cook and the director of spa consultancy dR .... More>>
17 Jul 2014
Mövenpick's Jordanian Dead Sea spa to receive extensive upgrades
Mövenpick's Jordanian Dead Sea spa to receive extensive upgrades   The spa director at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea in Jordan, UAE, has plans to introduce new wellness programmes and facilities to the property’s existing Zara Spa and Climate Therapy Centre. “We will introduce several new services at Zara Spa in phases to keep pace with evolving wellness trends and in line with being a leading spa destination for a global .... More>>
17 Jul 2014
Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre debuts in Brazil
Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre debuts in Brazil   The Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre has been launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 30 minutes from Brazil's Recife region. One block away from the beach, the 298-key hotel features a 6,500sq ft (604sq m) Sheraton .... More>>
17 Jul 2014
Rare hot spring found in Tokyo business district to be ready for 2020 Olympics
Rare hot spring found in Tokyo business district to be ready for 2020 Olympics   The first ever natural hot spring has been found in the heart of Tokyo’s Otemachi financial district by Japan’s biggest developer by market value, Mitsubishi Estate, after digging 1.5km (0.9 miles) deep. Mitsubishi Estate was told two years ago .... More>>
17 Jul 2014
NZ$500m McArthur Ridge resort development in New Zealand scrapped
NZ$500m McArthur Ridge resort development in New Zealand scrapped   The dream of a NZ$500m (US$435m, €321m, £254m) lifestyle resort development in Otago, New Zealand, is over, after a local council withdrew its approval for the venture which has been in the works for six years. Slated to be one of Central .... More>>
16 Jul 2014
GSWS report to include first ever research on the global hot springs market
GSWS report to include first ever research on the global hot springs market   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced that its centrepiece research initiative – to be released at its 2014 conference in Morocco – will provide fresh data on three critical global industry sectors. The “Global Spa and Wellness Economy” research – undertaken by GSWS’ long-time research partner SRI International – will focus on the wider wellness industry, the spa industry and finally the wellness tourism .... More>>
16 Jul 2014
Thai hospitality group Onyx eyes domestic and international expansion despite recent political upheaval
Thai hospitality group Onyx eyes domestic and international expansion despite recent political upheaval   Thai hotel management firm Onyx Hospitality Group has plans to expand its footprint by operating 15 more hotels domestically and overseas over the next few years, in the wake of Thailand’s 2014 post-political coup. In the wake of Thailand’s 2014 .... More>>
16 Jul 2014
Canadian barbershop to expand into US with new Michigan site
Canadian barbershop to expand into US with new Michigan site   The Canadian upscale barber and men’s spa franchise Taylor & Colt is making its way to Ann Arbor in Michigan, US. Slated to open in September or October this year, the 1,150sq ft (107sq .... More>>
16 Jul 2014
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa to host yogic pop-up by Ananda
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa to host yogic pop-up by Ananda   The Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa hotel in the French Riviera is partnering with Himalayan destination spa Ananda in September 2014 to create a unique detox programme. Ananda yoga guru Sushant Pandley has designed a spa and yoga menu in the form of five, seven or nine-day packages for guests of the iconic Oetker .... More>>
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