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23 Jan 2015
Medi-spa cosmetic surgeon certification rules to change
Medi-spa cosmetic surgeon certification rules to change   The UK’s Royal College of Surgeons wants a new system to certify surgeons for separate cosmetic procedures to prevent doctors from carrying out surgeries outside their specialities. Medi-spas will be affected by the new system that will stop GPs .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Middle East Spa Benchmark Report for first three quarters of 2014: PwC
Middle East Spa Benchmark Report for first three quarters of 2014: PwC   PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released its latest edition of the Spa Benchmark Report covering the Dead Sea, Doha and Beirut spa regions. This publication analyses 11 key metrics in the industry for the first three quarters of year 2014. .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Lakeway Resort and Spa in Texas, US, to sell for US$33.5m
Lakeway Resort and Spa in Texas, US, to sell for US$33.5m   The Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust for US$33.5m (€29m, £22m) from current owner CRP Dow Lakeway Owner LP. The deal .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Coniston Hotel breaks ground on 16,500sq ft spa in Yorkshire Dales
Coniston Hotel breaks ground on 16,500sq ft spa in Yorkshire Dales   The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate has announced the development of a spa adjacent to the property’s hotel building in the UK's Yorkshire Dales. Set to open in Q4 2015, the 16,500sq ft (1,533sq m) spa will offer views over the estate’s 24 acre (10 hectare) lake. Expected to create at least 35 new jobs for .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Andakira Group to develop rainforest resort on Thai peninsula
Andakira Group to develop rainforest resort on Thai peninsula   Andakira Group will soft-launch the Andakira Crest Tri Trang Resort & Spa Pool Villas this December, on the southern tip of the Thai peninsula of Patong. Andakira Group is a .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Researchers work to reset circadian rhythms to prevent illnesses caused by disrupted sleep
Researchers work to reset circadian rhythms to prevent illnesses caused by disrupted sleep   Doctors from Canadian universities in Montreal have conducted a study to explore the possibility of resetting circadian rhythms – sleep cycles – with the aim of adjusting to atypical work schedules and other sleep disruptions to prevent related .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Wellness expert Anni Hood to lead GWI's 2015 wellness tourism congresses
Wellness expert Anni Hood to lead GWI's 2015 wellness tourism congresses   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), an international think tank that develops research and resources to positively impact the global wellness industry, announced plans to deliver its Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) in multiple cities during 2015. International wellness expert Anni Hood will highlight .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Matfen Hall launches £300,000 thermal spa
Matfen Hall launches £300,000 thermal spa   Matfen Hall Hotel, 15 miles west of Newcastle, UK, has unveiled its latest development in a rolling programme of investment, launching a new £300,000 (US$455,000, €392,000) thermal spa. The 53-bedroom estate has added a full thermal spa journey to .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Beauty Experts Academy launched by three female entrepreneurs
Beauty Experts Academy launched by three female entrepreneurs   Three women have launched an exclusive academy for health and beauty business professionals, providing systems and strategies to help them significantly grow their businesses. The Beauty .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Baha Mar to open in time for peak spring travel weeks
Baha Mar to open in time for peak spring travel weeks   The US$3.5 billion (€2.7bn, £2.2bn) Baha Mar resort complex in the Bahamas has announced it will open on March 27, after years of delays and a series of legal hitches. Baha Mar will feature 2,200 luxury guest rooms across four hotels – Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood at Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar and .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Virginia authorities consider redefining 'day spas' to loosen booze restrictions
Virginia authorities consider redefining 'day spas' to loosen booze restrictions   The Virginia General Assembly, US, may change the definition of a “day spa” to include any establishment that offers barber or cosmetology services in order to allow customers of salon and barbershops to indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two. A .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Millford Hall Hotel near Stonehenge plans boutique spa
Millford Hall Hotel near Stonehenge plans boutique spa   Millford Hall Hotel, a Georgian mansion dating back to the 1800s just a short drive from Stonehenge, UK, is adding a £500,000 (US$756,200, €652,300) spa to its four-star amenities. The property is owned by Hughes Hotels, which has brought in consultancy Spa Creators to create the Lime Spa – expected to open in May 2015. Alistair Johnson, managing director of Spa Creators, spoke exclusively to Spa Opportunities, .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Klafs acquires Thermarium Bäder-Bau
Klafs acquires Thermarium Bäder-Bau   Spa equipment manufacturer Thermarium Bäder-Bau has been acquired by the Klafs Group – a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer. Klafs recently acquired all shares of Thermarium, which had previously been part of a sizeable Tyrolean group of companies involved in public health and plumbing engineering. Thermarium .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Taiwan Tourism Bureau highlights four key hot springs for tourism push
Taiwan Tourism Bureau highlights four key hot springs for tourism push   The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is stepping up its promotion of the country’s thermal hot springs, of which there are said to be more than 100. Focusing on the health benefits of naturally heated mineral waters, the tourism bureau says the hot springs lead to increased metabolism, soothed muscles and improved blood .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Spa Castle in New York closes after elderly man's death at Queens spa
Spa Castle in New York closes after elderly man's death at Queens spa   Spa Castle Premier 57 in Manhattan has been closed by the city health department following an investigation into an 84-year-old man’s death in a hot tub at another Spa Castle facility in Queens. After the death of an elderly man at the facility in .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Aman Tokyo unveils 2,500sq m wellbeing facility with views of Mount Fuji
Aman Tokyo unveils 2,500sq m wellbeing facility with views of Mount Fuji   Aman Resorts has launched an 84-bedroom hotel in Tokyo that occupies the top six floors of The Otemachi Tower, two of which are given over to more than 2,500sq m (26,910sqft) of spa and .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Meditation could prevent workforce absenteeism: UK cross-party inquiry
Meditation could prevent workforce absenteeism: UK cross-party inquiry   An eight-month UK inquiry by a cross-party group of MPs and peers on mindfulness, found frontline public servants could be less likely to fall ill with stress or quit altogether if they use mindfulness to help control anxiety and depression. .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
EU-financed spa tourism project between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia hailed a success
EU-financed spa tourism project between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia hailed a success   Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia will continue to collaborate and develop spa tourism in the cross-border region following the success of a project undertaken throughout 2014 to restore six .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Swire Hotels to launch The Temple House in Chengdu in May 2015
Swire Hotels to launch The Temple House in Chengdu in May 2015   Operator Swire Hotels is set to unveil a 100-bedroom hotel and 42 adjoining serviced apartments in Chengdu, China, this May. The project forms part of the city government’s conservation project to preserve the surrounding heritage buildings, which are integral to the success of a wider mixed-use development. .... More>>
19 Jan 2015
Preventative healthcare and wellbeing gadgets will continue to thrive: report
Preventative healthcare and wellbeing gadgets will continue to thrive: report   Euromonitor International has published its annual Top 10 Global Consumer Trends forecast report, highlighting an expected boom in consumers' desire for preventative healthcare via digital devices – given the current popularity of fitness and .... More>>
19 Jan 2015
10,000sq ft Vanderbilt Spa launches in Puerto Rico
10,000sq ft Vanderbilt Spa launches in Puerto Rico   The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has completed the second stage of its refurbishment, including extra luxury guestrooms and a spa. The US$200m (€149m, £118m) revitalisation of the five-star property, built in 1919 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, is now complete. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the architectural firm known for Grand Central Station and the New York Biltmore Hotel, the 319 .... More>>
19 Jan 2015
KLAFS appoints new managing director of its spa division
KLAFS appoints new managing director of its spa division   Germany-based sauna, pool and spa supplier Klafs has appointed Patrick Pfeifer as managing director of the company’s spa division, replacing Adrian Egger, who is now the CEO of spa design consultancy and equipment manufacturer Thermarium Bäder-Bau. Pfeifer has experience as a construction engineer, specialising in metal construction and facade engineering. He also has a masters degree in general management and has worked as .... More>>
19 Jan 2015
Miami Beach no longer operated by Canyon Ranch after stalled contract talks
Miami Beach no longer operated by Canyon Ranch after stalled contract talks   Canyon Ranch no longer manages the Miami Beach property, as of January 15, following a failure to renegotiate a new contract agreement with the new owner Z Capital Partners. In December 2014, the US Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of the property to Z Capital Partners by the former owner, Lehman Brothers, as .... More>>
16 Jan 2015
Virgin Hotels Chicago property debuts with a spa planned for Q2 of this year
Virgin Hotels Chicago property debuts with a spa planned for Q2 of this year   The first Virgin-branded hotel has opened in Chicago’s Loop district in the 26-storey Old Dearborn Bank Building, originally designed by architecture firm Rapp and Rapp. The Art Deco building, a Chicago landmark, offers 250 guestrooms in addition to four restaurants – three of which are set to open between February and April of this year. The property’s spa is opening in Q2 of 2015 and “will be a wellness lounge designed .... More>>
16 Jan 2015
Baglioni Hotel London unveils fully renovated spa
Baglioni Hotel London unveils fully renovated spa   The 67-key Baglioni Hotel London facing Kensington Gardens has completed a full renovation of its spa, designed by Milanese architects Rebosio+Spagnulo. Open to both hotel guests and external clients, the Baglioni Spa offers female and male .... More>>
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