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04 Dec 2013
Starwood marks debut in Samoa with double acquisition
Starwood marks debut in Samoa with double acquisition   Starwood has announced that it has signed definitive management agreements to operate the Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows and Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa on the island of Upolu Samoa. The hotels will join the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group immediately, and will relaunch as the Sheraton Samoa Aggie .... More>>
04 Dec 2013
Fairmont Maui spa more than doubles in size after multi-million dollar makeover
Fairmont Maui spa more than doubles in size after multi-million dollar makeover   The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui in Hawaii is nearing completion of its new Willow Stream Spa, which will open in December following an US$8m (£4.8m, €5.9m) redevelopment. In addition to the .... More>>
04 Dec 2013
Luxury Oetker Collection hotel hitting the slopes of Courchevel, France
Luxury Oetker Collection hotel hitting the slopes of Courchevel, France
  L’Apogee Courchevel, the seventh hotel from the Oetker Collection, is set to open 11 December. The new hotel, a ski resort in the French Alps, offer ski-in/ski-out access to the surrounding slopes and includes a six-treatment room 7,000sq ft .... More>>
04 Dec 2013
Heavenly Spa by Westin opens at five-star Westin Nusa Dua resort in Bali
Heavenly Spa by Westin opens at five-star Westin Nusa Dua resort in Bali   A luxury Heavenly Spa by Westin has opened at the five-star Westin Nusa Dua resort in Bali, Indonesia. Opened earlier this month, the 1,538sq m (16,555 sq ft) facility provides visitors .... More>>
04 Dec 2013
Six Senses announces rapid expansion plans through to 2016
Six Senses announces rapid expansion plans through to 2016
  Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spa has announced four new spas and eight new development concepts are to open over the next three years. Four Six Senses Spas are included in the development with one opening in Kazakhstan, two in India and one in .... More>>
04 Dec 2013
Sun Hotels purchases two islands in the Maldives for resort development
Sun Hotels purchases two islands in the Maldives for resort development
  Sun Hotels and Resorts has purchased two islands in northern Noonu Atoll in the Maldives for resort development. According to local Maldivian paper Haveeru the company purchased Dhigurah Island from its previous owner Wego Maldives for an .... More>>
03 Dec 2013
Starwood opens 45th location worldwide with Swiss expansion
Starwood opens 45th location worldwide with Swiss expansion   The W Verbier Hotel in Switzerland has officially opened, marking the 45th W Hotel of the Starwood brand, the first W-branded hotel in Switzerland and Starwood’s first ever ski retreat. The 123-bedroom hotel features an 800sq m (8,600sq ft) signature Away Spa. The spa has nine treatment rooms, two of which are .... More>>
02 Dec 2013
2014 ISPA board announced
2014 ISPA board announced
  The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced the 2014 ISPA board of directors and officers with five new members joining the board. Newly elected board members include; Noel .... More>>
02 Dec 2013
Plans revealed for five-star hotel and spa in Tunbridge Wells, UK
Plans revealed for five-star hotel and spa in Tunbridge Wells, UK
  Plans have been lodged to create a new five-star hotel and spa on the Salomons estate in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK. The 56-bedroom complex would be sited towards the back of the 36-acre .... More>>
29 Nov 2013
Beckham signs deal with major global property developer
Beckham signs deal with major global property developer 
  Former England football captain David Beckham has signed a deal with global property developer Las Vegas Sands (LVS) which will see Beckham help create experiences at luxury resorts around the world. Beckham, regarded one of the world’s most iconic men, will join forces with LVS’s powerful integrated resort .... More>>
28 Nov 2013
Survey reveals many spa managers lacking essential training
Survey reveals many spa managers lacking essential training   The Spa Management Career Trends Survey has been released in response to a Global Spa & Wellness (GSWS) report which raised issues around a lack of trained spa managers, spa specific training courses and investment into training. The initial .... More>>
28 Nov 2013
Online communities shaping market trends in the beauty industry
Online communities shaping market trends in the beauty industry
  Online beauty discussion in forums and on social media is rapidly changing the beauty market and could hold the key to future industry trends, according to a new report. The research, carried out by Diagonal Reports has found that the number of .... More>>
28 Nov 2013
Meliá Hotels expanding into Jamaica with Branco deal
Meliá Hotels expanding into Jamaica with Branco deal   Meliá Hotels is to manage and operate one of Jamaica’s flagship resorts after formalising a deal with the country’s government. The Braco Village Hotel and Spa consists of 226 bedrooms, five restaurants, a number of pools and bars as well as a .... More>>
28 Nov 2013
Steiner to manage spa at DoubleTree in Moscow
Steiner to manage spa at DoubleTree in Moscow 
  Steiner Leisure Limited’s spa consulting group – Steiner Spa Consulting – has announced a new agreement with Hilton Hotels to consult and license the Chavana Spa brand for the opening of a spa facility at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow .... More>>
27 Nov 2013
Spa Pure Altitude Spa set for launch in Alps hotel
Spa Pure Altitude Spa set for launch in Alps hotel   In December 2013, Hôtel Le Lodge Park in Megève, in the French Alps, will unveil the new Spa Pure Altitude - the spa concept of the Maisons & Hotels Sibuet Group, created by French hoteliers, the Sibuet family. Designed as a traditional .... More>>
27 Nov 2013
New government proposal will lower training standards for UK spas
New government proposal will lower training standards for UK spas
  The UK government is pushing through a proposal that will lower the level of qualification for training therapists from current NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) level to the new VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification) level. A VRQ is typically less demanding and quicker, with a pass mark of typically 66 per cent. An NVQ has a 100 per cent pass rate and requires practical assessment at a higher level. Because of .... More>>
27 Nov 2013
MSpa bringing “full on wellness concept” to Anantara Doha
MSpa bringing “full on wellness concept” to Anantara Doha
  Plans are in the works for a new concept from MSpa to sit alongside its Anantara Spa when the Anantara Doha Island Resort & Spa opens in early 2014. The Anantara Doha Island Resort & Spa .... More>>
26 Nov 2013
Italy's thermal spas starting to recover
Italy's thermal spas starting to recover   Italy is showing “timid signs of a turnaround” for its recession-hit thermal spas, according to new data from Federterme – the Italian Federation of Industries Spas and Hot Springs Healing. Commenting on the latest periodic survey of Italy’s spa .... More>>
26 Nov 2013
Cabrits Resort and Spa opening in early 2014
Cabrits Resort and Spa opening in early 2014
  Development work on a US$30m (£18.53m, €22.13m) resort and spa in Dominica is entering the final stages of development with an expected opening date of early 2014. The 68-bedroom Cabrits Resort and Spa, located just outside of Portsmouth on the .... More>>
26 Nov 2013
Ritz-Carlton coming to Nanjing, China in 2015
Ritz-Carlton coming to Nanjing, China in 2015
  Ritz-Carlton is set to continue its expansion into china and throughout the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new hotel in the former Chinese capital of Nanjing in 2015. Featuring .... More>>
25 Nov 2013
Alila announces next three sites
Alila announces next three sites   Asian boutique hotelier, Alila Hotels & Resorts, has announced three new properties to its lifestyle collection next year, marking the company’s entry into the Middle East. Alila Jabal .... More>>
25 Nov 2013
Jaisal Singh elected as VP and joins board of directors at Relais and Chateaux
Jaisal Singh elected as VP and joins board of directors at Relais and Chateaux   Jaisal Singh of luxury destination experience provider Sujan has been elected as Vice-President, Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Relais and Chateaux. Singh becomes the first Indian to be elected to the position and joins Relais and Chateaux's new president Philippe Gombert's elite executive committee, which serves as the association's .... More>>
25 Nov 2013
Ritz-Carlton unveils Aruba location
Ritz-Carlton unveils Aruba location 
  Ritz-Carlton has unveiled its newest offering with the official opening of its Aruba location on the island’s Palm Beach, marking the group’s sixth luxury resort in its Caribbean and Mexican .... More>>
25 Nov 2013
Delano Marrakech joins Hivernage Collection
Delano Marrakech joins Hivernage Collection   Moroccan hotel and spa, Delano Marrakech, has joined the marketing consortium, Hivernage Collection, and will be rebranded as The Pearl Marrakech. Hivernage has a number of operations already, including Hivernage Hotel & Spa, Villas by Hivernage, .... More>>
25 Nov 2013
Hotel Mont-Blanc launches spa
Hotel Mont-Blanc launches spa   Launched in the heart of Chamonix in October, the Spa of Hotel Mont-Blanc offers a stunning view of the Mont-Blanc mountain range and treatments aimed at skiers and hikers. Designed by Sybille de Margerie and spanning 250sq m (820sq ft), soothing .... More>>
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