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27 Feb 2015
Atlanta spa chain to launch its first out-of-state day spa
Atlanta spa chain to launch its first out-of-state day spa   Spa Sydell, a chain of five metro Atlanta spas in the US state of Georgia, is planning to launch its first out-of-state location in Huntsville, Alabama, at a US$50m (€44.5m, £32m) mixed-use .... More>>
27 Feb 2015
Peak District spa with mill wheel-powered shower to debut in March
Peak District spa with mill wheel-powered shower to debut in March   A UK inn and hotel is set to debut its Mill Wheel Spa in March 2015 complete with a beach experience, water mill-powered shower and Heaven skincare by Deborah Mitchell – facialist to Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham and Katie Price. Owned and operated by the Kirk family since .... More>>
27 Feb 2015
M by Montcalm to debut in Shoreditch, London, in Q2 2015
M by Montcalm to debut in Shoreditch, London, in Q2 2015   The M by Montcalm hotel is set to launch in east London’s emerging technology district in an 18-storey building inspired by the work of ‘Op-Art’ artist Bridget Riley. Built by SPG Contracts under a full design and build contract with the help of .... More>>
26 Feb 2015
Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury faces string of sexual assault lawsuits
Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury faces string of sexual assault lawsuits   The yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the hot yoga training programme that bears his name, is facing six civil lawsuits from women accusing him of rape or assault – the first of which was filed two years ago and the latest on 13 February, 2015. Bikram studio franchises across the world have .... More>>
26 Feb 2015
Thalgo spa opens at Abu Dhabi Country Club
Thalgo spa opens at Abu Dhabi Country Club   Abu Dhabi Country Club, UAE, has unveiled a 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) Thalgo Spa this week in line with the emirate’s strategy to achieve tangible levels of economic diversification by 2030. The spa is divided into three sections, one for men, one for women and one for VIP guests. In total there are 23 treatment rooms. Eight of these are for women, nine for men and .... More>>
26 Feb 2015
Resense to launch first Kempinski The Spa in Myanmar and luxury amenity range
Resense to launch first Kempinski The Spa in Myanmar and luxury amenity range   Kempinski The Spa will launch at the Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar in November 2015, following the opening of the property in late 2014. Spa management company Resense Spa will .... More>>
26 Feb 2015
Reverie Saigon hotel to launch in Q2 2015
Reverie Saigon hotel to launch in Q2 2015   The Reverie Saigon, Vietnam, is set to launch in Q2 of 2015, featuring a range of Italian furnishings, five restaurants, a fitness centre and a spa. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie Saigon will feature 286 guestrooms plus .... More>>
26 Feb 2015
Spa operators reveal KPIs to promote benchmarking
Spa operators reveal KPIs to promote benchmarking   Spa managers from operations of different sizes and in different countries around the world gathered to discuss the importance of benchmarking at the Professional Spa & Wellness Convention at ExCeL in London between 22-23 February. Taking the first step towards a more successful spa industry, Rachael McCrory - director of spa at the Andaz Tokyo & Grand Hyatt Tokyo - shared key performance indicators (KPIs) for Hyatt spas .... More>>
25 Feb 2015
Rockliffe Hall spa director Liz Holmes lands Virgin Active role
Rockliffe Hall spa director Liz Holmes lands Virgin Active role   Spa director Liz Holmes is to leave Darlington, UK's, Rockliffe Hall after six years at the helm to take up the role of national health and beauty manager with health club chain Virgin Active. Holmes is to replace Emma Williams, who after nine years at Virgin is heading to The Joshua Tree day spa in Nottingham. Williams met Holmes on an education panel at a beauty .... More>>
25 Feb 2015
Saunas prevent heart problems: study
Saunas prevent heart problems: study   Men who use saunas regularly are protecting themselves from heart problems, according to a study by scientists from the University of Eastern Finland, whose work was published in the journal Jama Internal Medicine. A total of 2,315 men aged .... More>>
25 Feb 2015
Magatte Wade appointed to Global Wellness Summit board and will lead African initiative
Magatte Wade appointed to Global Wellness Summit board and will lead African initiative   Magatte Wade, a prominent Senegalese entrepreneur and founder of Tiossan – a high-end skincare line using indigenous Senegalese recipes – has been appointed to the Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) board of directors. Wade will lead the organisation’s new African initiative to support and promote the African spa industry – based on figures from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Barometer, which shows Sub-Saharan .... More>>
25 Feb 2015
US$35m Vietnamese resort and spa debuts
US$35m Vietnamese resort and spa debuts   The Salinda Phu Quoc Island Resort and Spa in Vietnam has opened, costing US$35m (€31m, £23m) and located on 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of grounds near the sea shore and town of Duong Dong. The 122-key resort features a spa operated by management firm Guru Spa Thailand. The spa has seven double treatment rooms – each of which have a shower, bath tub and a steamroom or .... More>>
23 Feb 2015
Leisure Media unveils new CLAD titles for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers
Leisure Media unveils new CLAD titles for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers   Leisure Media, the global media business for professionals working across all the leisure industries, has announced the launch of a new raft of publications for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers. The company has set up a new global division called CLAD - the Community of Leisure Architects and Designers - to control the venture. Commenting on the launch, Leisure Media CEO, Liz Terry said: "When our first magazine - Leisure Management - launched in 1980, most leisure buildings were sheds. However, in the intervening years, .... More>>
24 Feb 2015
Eco-friendly spa owned by English couple opens in Del Mar, CA
Eco-friendly spa owned by English couple opens in Del Mar, CA   An eco-friendly spa has opened in shopping centre in Del Mar, California. Owned by an English couple who moved to the area in September 2014, the spa – a member of Green Spa Network – has debuted in The Flower Hill Promenade centre: a shopping mall .... More>>
23 Feb 2015
WTS International lands Gurney's Montauk Resort spa contract
WTS International lands Gurney's Montauk Resort spa contract   Global spa consultancy and management firm WTS International (WTS) is to lead the refurbishment of the spa at the Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa in Montauk, Long Island, US. It will also take over the management of the resort’s spa and .... More>>
18 Feb 2015
Ethiopian spa resort company to build site on island in Djibouti
Ethiopian spa resort company to build site on island in Djibouti   Boston Partners, the Ethiopian company known for building Kuriftu-branded resorts, is to construct a new resort on Moucha Island – off the coast of the Republic of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa – in an attempt to establish the Kuriftu brand in east Africa. In December 2013, Kuriftu signed a 50-year lease for .... More>>
20 Feb 2015
Kerzner to open two One&Only resorts with spas in Mexico
Kerzner to open two One&Only resorts with spas in Mexico   Kerzner International has entered into an agreement with a private equity fund BK Partners to develop and operate two new One&Only resorts on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. BK Partners is .... More>>
20 Feb 2015
Cornish spa hotel transformation project begins
Cornish spa hotel transformation project begins   Work has begun on the multi-million pound transformation of Old County Hall in the Cornish town of Truro, UK, into a four-star hotel and spa. The outside of the grade II-listed building has been power-washed this week, to remove carbon staining that had built up over the the years from the railway opposite the .... More>>
20 Feb 2015
Japanese onsen operator to be bought by US private equity firm ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020
Japanese onsen operator to be bought by US private equity firm ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020   Japanese hotel and spa operator Ooedo-Onsen Holdings is being bought by US private equity firm Bain Capital Partners in a bid to capitalise on tourism ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Bain will buy out shareholders in the Japanese company, .... More>>
19 Feb 2015
Susie Ellis: How to build a well world
Susie Ellis: How to build a well world   Susie Ellis, president & CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, has shared exclusively with Spa Opportunities her thoughts on how wellness industry leaders can “build a well world” and what that world might look like. The theme of the 2015 Global Wellness Summit is “Building a Well World” and the event will take place in Mexico between 13-15 November. How to build a well world by Susie Ellis To put the .... More>>
19 Feb 2015
Radisson Blu hotel set to open in 2017 in South Sudan
Radisson Blu hotel set to open in 2017 in South Sudan   Carlson Rezidor has broken ground on a Radisson Blu property in the Hai Malakal district of South Sudan’s capital city of Juba. Overlooking the White Nile River, the new property is owned by Blue Diamond Hotel Limited. Set to open in Q2 2017, .... More>>
19 Feb 2015
Michael Tompkins: True wellness is about lifestyle changes and visible results
Michael Tompkins: True wellness is about lifestyle changes and visible results   Michael Tompkins, CEO of Hilton Head Health and chair of International Spa Association (ISPA), discusses weight loss and weight loss management in spas in an exclusive column for Spa Opportunities. True wellness is about lifestyle changes and visible results, by Michael Tompkins Right now, I am focused on bringing true wellness back to spas here in the US, which involves a concentrated focus on weight loss .... More>>
18 Feb 2015
Hatherley Manor Hotel to invest in £3m spa to achieve four-star rating
Hatherley Manor Hotel to invest in £3m spa to achieve four-star rating   In a bid to achieve four-star status, Hatherley Manor Hotel in Gloucester, UK, has unveiled an ambitious scheme to create a £3m ($US4.6m, €4m) spa and health club after winning planning permission from Tewkesbury Borough Council. The plans are .... More>>
18 Feb 2015
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina launches on-site day spa
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina launches on-site day spa   A new day spa has opened at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina property in the US, called The Hideaway by Exquisite Massage & Skincare. The on-site spa features three individual treatment rooms and a couples' room for therapies that all begin .... More>>
17 Feb 2015
CIDESCO's 63rd annual congress set for South Africa
CIDESCO's 63rd annual congress set for South Africa   CIDESCO will host its 63rd World Congress and Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa, from the 20-25 May this year under the theme “Skin is Alive”. The event will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre. Speakers will address the latest trends, procedures, ingredients, business management skills and financial advice for the beauty and spa industry. Additional .... More>>
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