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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>>
16 Jul 2014
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz celebrates five-year anniversary with a new spa programme
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz celebrates five-year anniversary with a new spa programme   The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in eastern Switzerland has developed a brand new one to five-day therapeutic relaxation programme to mark its five year anniversary. Following renovation and expansion work involving CHF 160m (US$179m, €132m, £104m) .... More>>
15 Jul 2014
Radisson Blu to launch in Chongqing mixed development
Radisson Blu to launch in Chongqing mixed development   The Carlson Rezidor Group and CUTC Chongqing Easpring Hot Spring Development are teaming up to create the Radisson Blu Resort Chongqing BeiBei in the Chinese region known for its hot springs and natural beauty. The 280-bedroom new build hotel will .... More>>
15 Jul 2014
GHM updates spa offerings across its international portfolio
GHM updates spa offerings across its international portfolio   The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud has launched three new pool spa villas on the Island of the Gods in Bali to meet demand for more intimate experiences, as part of a range of updates being rolled out across operator General Hotel Management's (GHM) .... More>>
15 Jul 2014
Former Today Show health correspondent named co-president of National Wellness Institute
Former Today Show health correspondent named co-president of National Wellness Institute   Former CNN and Today Show health correspondent Meg Jordan has become co-president of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) after operating as a board member for the past 13 years. Jordan is a medical anthropologist, an international health journalist and a behavioural health specialist. She is a .... More>>
15 Jul 2014
16,000lbs of Himalayan salt imported to West Virginia, US, to create the Salt Cave and Spa
16,000lbs of Himalayan salt imported to West Virginia, US, to create the Salt Cave and Spa   The Salt Cave and Spa in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US, has opened its new healing cave made from 16,000 lbs (7,257kg) of imported Himalayan salt. The spa invites guests to indulge in halotherapy (salt therapy), which clears the lungs .... More>>
14 Jul 2014
Remote Maldives resort opens couples-focused Chavana Spa
Remote Maldives resort opens couples-focused Chavana Spa   A new Chavana Spa has opened at the Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort in the Maldives, a surfing destination located within a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. .... More>>
14 Jul 2014
A.W. Lake develops child-specific spa concept
A.W. Lake develops child-specific spa concept   Spa consultancy A.W. Lake has come up with a new child-specific spa concept which involves rain tunnels, a climbing wall and a “snow” shower dome. Following on from the rise in demand for .... More>>
14 Jul 2014
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum opens its 60-hectare waterfront resort
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum opens its 60-hectare waterfront resort   The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has opened on the northern side of the Turkish peninsula, offering panoramic views over the Agean Sea, surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine trees. The 109-guestroom resort is located at Cennet Koyu, which means Paradise Bay. The on-site Spa at Mandarin Oriental is 2,700sq .... More>>
14 Jul 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow to receive £500,000 health club and spa upgrades
Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow to receive £500,000 health club and spa upgrades   The Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow in London has begun a £500,000 refurbishment project including upgrades to its health & fitness club and spa facilities. Managers of the 168-bedroom hotel, Redefine|BDL Hotels, have designed the renovated facilities .... More>>
14 Jul 2014
FRHI appoints Lindsay Madden-Nadeau as director of spa integration and operations
FRHI appoints Lindsay Madden-Nadeau as director of spa integration and operations   Lindsay Madden-Nadeau has been appointed as director of spa integration and operations at FRHI. Working alongside Andrew Gibson, FRHI’s vice president of spa and wellness, Madden-Nadeau will act as a support for the company’s spas globally across the three brands of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel. “We have many new exciting projects lined up for the next few years,” Madden-Nadeau told Spa Opportunities. “I will play an integral part in the successful opening of each spa, brand identity and consistency of our existing spas. I will also be .... More>>
11 Jul 2014
Scottish hotel to undergo £7m hotel and spa barn transformation
Scottish hotel to undergo £7m hotel and spa barn transformation   A family-run rural enterprise with interests in livestock, farming, forestry and field sports is transforming an existing hotel in Scotland into a luxury hotel and spa at a cost of £7m .... More>>
09 Jul 2014
Historic building in Durham, UK, to be transformed into luxury boutique spa hotel
Historic building in Durham, UK, to be transformed into luxury boutique spa hotel   The historic former headquarters of the University of Durham in the UK could be converted into a luxury spa hotel under multi-million pound plans recently revealed by businessman Shaun Crawley. Crawley has purchased Old Shire Hall in the north of .... More>>
08 Jul 2014
South Korea's US$275bn 'super city' to include theme parks, luxury hotels, a healing town and more
South Korea's US$275bn 'super city' to include theme parks, luxury hotels, a healing town and more   A planned super city in South Korea that will cost an estimated US$275bn (€202bn, £160bn) will include a host of leisure features including a theme park, casinos, luxury hotels, a 50,000 seat concert hall and a medical-themed ‘healing town’. .... More>>
08 Jul 2014
Barr + Wray acquires Dubai’s EDP International
Barr + Wray acquires Dubai’s EDP International   Barr + Wray has acquired Dubai-based spa interior design specialists EDP International. The companies have previously collaborated on a number of spa projects, including the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara (pictured) and the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, both in Abu Dhabi. According to Barr + Wray managing .... More>>
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