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23 Apr 2014
Nicholas Ronco's YeloSpa unveils exclusive month-to-month membership scheme
Nicholas Ronco's YeloSpa unveils exclusive month-to-month membership scheme   YeloSpa's recently announced month-to-month membership programme the Alive, Beautiful Club – only available to 300 people in 2014 – is already proving a hit with customers. For US$99 (€72, £59) a month, members get their choice of a 60-minute custom massage or skincare treatment, plus 20% off additional services .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Himalayan Shangri-La Hotel cuts ribbon in Lhasa
Himalayan Shangri-La Hotel cuts ribbon in Lhasa   The Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa has opened in the administrative centre of Tibet, located on a plateau which is 3,650m (11,975ft) above sea level in the Himalayas. Encircled by mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscape, the 262-bedroom and .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
First Four Seasons Hotel in South Africa to open mid 2014
First Four Seasons Hotel in South Africa to open mid 2014   The Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg, the global operator's first in South Africa, is set to open in the second quarter of 2014. The original luxury Westcliff Hotel was built in .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
GSWS announces three keynote speakers for the 2014 event
GSWS announces three keynote speakers for the 2014 event   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced three speakers – an architect, an economist and a specialist in retail technology – for its eighth annual summit in Marrakech, Morocco. The summit’s futuristic theme, Fast Forward, means speakers will be focusing on the future of spa and wellness – from new technologies that will transform spa business performance; to the future of design; to exploring the latest in brain science; to the next wave in retailing; and to evaluating forecasting research. During .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
The Aspen Club and Spa in Colorado prepares for US$65m redevelopment
The Aspen Club and Spa in Colorado prepares for US$65m redevelopment   The redevelopment of the Aspen Club and Spa in Colorado, including the addition of 20 timeshare condos, will break ground in Q3 this year. First proposed in 2005, the US$65m (€47m, £38.6m) project to drill geothermal wells in the area of the .... More>>
23 Apr 2014
Chedi Andermatt's GHM-operated spa makes debut
Chedi Andermatt's GHM-operated spa makes debut   Beneath the renowned Gemstock peak of the Useren valley, the Chedi Andermatt resort – owned by Andermatt Swiss Alps AG – is now open for business. The Swiss resort's 25,833sq ft (2,399sq m) spa is being operated by GHM and its 10 treatment rooms .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Dubai developer Damac begins construction of a 33-storey tower in Jumeirah Village
Dubai developer Damac begins construction of a 33-storey tower in Jumeirah Village   Dubai developer Damac has begun work on a 33-storey tower in Jumeirah Village, complete with 388 serviced living units, expected to open mid 2017. Conceptualised and designed by its in-house team of architects, the tower’s Chrysalis Spa at Vantage offers separate male and female steamrooms and saunas – as is the local custom – a whirlpool, floatation room, beauty .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Shiseido partners with Hotel Fouquets Barrière's spa in Paris
Shiseido partners with Hotel Fouquets Barrière's spa in Paris   Shiseido is the new spa treatment partner in the U Spa Barrière at the Parisian Hotel Fouquets Barrière – the only spa in Paris to offer exclusive treatments by Shiseido. Operated by U Spa Barrière, the 750sq m (8,072sq ft) spa, which originally .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
Study underlines clinical benefits of massage therapy
Study underlines clinical benefits of massage therapy   The clinical value of massage therapy and its circulatory benefits have been established by a study published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago studied the impact .... More>>
22 Apr 2014
YeloSpa launches DryBlo bar at new San Juan Hilton Doubletree location
YeloSpa launches DryBlo bar at new San Juan Hilton Doubletree location   The YeloSpa San Juan, which opened this month in Puerto Rico, is the first of its kind to offer a hair-drying and manicure service called YeloSpa DryBlo bar. The DryBlo bar involves suspended mirrors and hair drying facilities in order to allow guests to dry off after their use of sauna and steamroom facilities. The 10 mirrors and dryers bounce back to their suspended positions after use. On the fifth floor of the .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort refurbishment in Namibia is almost complete
Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort refurbishment in Namibia is almost complete   The refurbishment of the Namibian Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort – with an initial budget of N$200m (US$19m, €13.7m, £11m) – is nearing completion but the opening date is unknown. The state-owned resort has spent N$115m (US$10.9, €7.8m, £6.5m) on upgrades to hotel and retail facilities, according to local .... More>>
17 Apr 2014
New spa unveiled in Chicago's O’Hare Airport terminal redevelopment
New spa unveiled in Chicago's O’Hare Airport terminal redevelopment
  Chicago’s US$26m (£15.4m, €18.8m) overhaul of O’Hare Airport’s international terminal, unveiled last week, now features a number of new facilities including a spa. It’s the first redevelopment of the airport’s Terminal 5 since its construction in .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
Six Senses rolls out global yoga programmes in spas
Six Senses rolls out global yoga programmes in spas   Six Senses is launching a series of yogic programmes at all of its spa resorts and select partner spas using the skills of in-house yoga masters. Dorelal Singh, a leading yoga practitioner trained at the Bihar School of Yoga in India, is responsible for enhancing yoga techniques and practices across all Six .... More>>
16 Apr 2014
US$1,000 beauty school scholarship programme for spa students
US$1,000 beauty school scholarship programme for spa students   Four students deeply committed to the skincare industry at beauty schools across the US will be awarded an educational grant of up to $1,000 (€723, £597). This funding is designed to promote the advanced training necessary to become an .... More>>
15 Apr 2014
Belgium's tallest building to open Deep Nature spa in July
Belgium's tallest building to open Deep Nature spa in July   The Deep Nature spa in Belgium’s highest residential tower – the UP-site – is set to launch on 1 July this year in Brussels. Set within the 140m high 42-storey tower, the 600sq m (6,458sq m) spa features five treatment rooms including a double .... More>>
15 Apr 2014
Waldorf pipeline shows continued growth through to 2020
Waldorf pipeline shows continued growth through to 2020   Waldorf has continued ongoing expansion plans with the opening of one new hotel and the announcement of another. The most notable project has seen designs for the long-anticipated Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria revealed. Arriving in 2017, the .... More>>
15 Apr 2014
US$35m six-month upgrade project for Las Vegas' Red Rock Resort
US$35m six-month upgrade project for Las Vegas' Red Rock Resort   Red Rock Resort – owned by gaming company Station Casinos in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, Nevada – is planning to spend US$35m (€25m, £20.9m) on a six-month expansion and upgrade .... More>>
15 Apr 2014
Ageing Chinese population could kickstart nation’s health and wellness sector
Ageing Chinese population could kickstart nation’s health and wellness sector
  A rapidly ageing Chinese society could be a new growth engine for health tourism in China, experts said at an international forum last week. Globally, medical tourism is booming. An estimated six million people travel internationally each year to .... More>>
14 Apr 2014
First European Peninsula Hotel and Spa to open in August
First European Peninsula Hotel and Spa to open in August   The Paris Peninsula Hotel and Spa is expected to open in August this year, only a few paces from the Champs Elysées and l’Arc de Triomphe. Construction of the first Peninsula hotel on European soil began in 2010 and upon completion, the .... More>>
14 Apr 2014
Sun Valley Resort adds three-storey spa to its site in Idaho
Sun Valley Resort adds three-storey spa to its site in Idaho   Preparations for the construction of a new three-storey 20,000sq ft (1,858sq m) spa at Sun Valley Resort have begun, adding to the existing Sun Valley Lodge in Idaho, US. According to .... More>>
14 Apr 2014
Plans for Jamaica's own Vegas with Montego casino and resort
Plans for Jamaica's own Vegas with Montego casino and resort   Plans have been unveiled for an ambitious integrated casino resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with the first phase of construction to include a 1,000-bedroom hotel with a health club and spa. Resort developer Bob Trotta is behind the plans for Jamaica’s first Vegas-style casino resort, provisionally named .... More>>
14 Apr 2014
Eden Hotel Collection invests £12m in waterfront hotel development
Eden Hotel Collection invests £12m in waterfront hotel development   Eden Hotel Collection has invested £12m (US$20m, €14.5m) in a luxury waterfront 50-bedroom development in south Devon, following the purchase of the site’s existing Tides Reach Hotel. The 35-bedroom Tides Reach Hotel was acquired by Eden Hotel .... More>>
14 Apr 2014
ESPA spa now open at Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
ESPA spa now open at Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal   The ESPA beachfront spa is now open for business at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. The 16-treatment room spa spans 21,500sq ft (1,997sq m) and consists of one hammam, two saunas, three steam rooms, four experience showers, two ice .... More>>
11 Apr 2014
Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site hotel to open in 2014
Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site hotel to open in 2014   Mountain Lodge, Adler Resorts’ fourth hotel, is set to open on 3 July this year in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site after more than 10 years of planning. Located way .... More>>
11 Apr 2014
Pub chain and breweries owner to transform school into mixed-use leisure complex
Pub chain and breweries owner to transform school into mixed-use leisure complex   Renowned for their redevelopment projects and breweries throughout northwest America, McMenamins brothers Mike and Brian are redeveloping a Washington school into a mixed-use leisure facility. Family-owned McMenamins Inc. – founded in 1983 – .... More>>
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