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31 Jul 2014
Revitalize Wellness Center launches in Nairobi, Kenya
Revitalize Wellness Center launches in Nairobi, Kenya   The Revitalize Wellness Center has opened in the commercial neighbourhood of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya, offering a new gym, group fitness classes, spa treatments, nutrition consultations, meditation, yoga, a hair salon, plus a coffee and juice bar. .... More>>
30 Jul 2014
No clear benefits to eating more than five portions of fruit and veg
No clear benefits to eating more than five portions of fruit and veg   There are no added benefits to eating more than five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables daily, according to researchers from Chinese and US universities including the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The research, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), has pulled together the results .... More>>
30 Jul 2014
Stakeholders at Indian medical tourism summit focus on improvements
Stakeholders at Indian medical tourism summit focus on improvements   Major stakeholders at the Medical & Wellness Tourism Summit 2014 in New Delhi, India, discussed the need for a national accreditation body for the sector, in addition to improvements to infrastructure and a reduction in visa process complications for .... More>>
30 Jul 2014
Steiner extends spa operations contract with Windstar Cruises
Steiner extends spa operations contract with Windstar Cruises   Steiner Leisure has entered into an amendment to its operating agreement with cruise line company Windstar Cruises, maintaining Steiner’s longstanding role as the exclusive provider of on-board spas, salons, fitness and wellness services. The amended contract will see the extension of the original agreement .... More>>
30 Jul 2014
Medi-spa and art gallery enhances aesthetic treatment menu, Florida
Medi-spa and art gallery enhances aesthetic treatment menu, Florida   The La Vida Bella MediSpa & Art Gallery on the Davis Islands in Florida has appointed a Master Aesthetician to lead its wellness programmes, including yoga sessions, weight loss workshops, DNA testing and other spa treatments. Monica Grajales, an .... More>>
30 Jul 2014
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa unveils So Spa gourmet menu
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa unveils So Spa gourmet menu   The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has launched its So Spa on the Denarau Island, Fiji, in the South Pacific, complete with a French-style gourmet menu of pampering rituals. Led by spa .... More>>
29 Jul 2014
Westin Well-being Movement targets nutrition
Westin Well-being Movement targets nutrition   Westin has unveiled the next stage of its year-long Well-being Movement with the announcement of a new member on the Westin Well-being Council and two new nutrition-focused partnerships. The Westin Well-being Council is made up of an advisory board comprised of thought leaders who align with a specific Westin wellness pillar: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat .... More>>
29 Jul 2014
David Lynch directs Christian Louboutin beauty advert
David Lynch directs Christian Louboutin beauty advert   Surrealist film director David Lynch has directed an advertisement for US$50 (€37, £29) nail polish to match French footwear designer Christian Louboutin’s signature shiny red-lacquered soles. The designer has teamed up with New York-based Batallure Beauty – the creative minds behind Material Girl by Madonna and the Justin Bieber fragrance – to form Christian Louboutin Beauté: a line of luxury cosmetics. Lynch’s The .... More>>
29 Jul 2014
Ayurvedic wellness retreat planned for monsoon season tourism in Goa, India
Ayurvedic wellness retreat planned for monsoon season tourism in Goa, India   The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), India, is creating an ayurvedic wellness retreat at Selaulim in Sanguem Taluka as part of a plan to promote tourism during monsoon, which is currently considered as ‘off-season’ in the national .... More>>
29 Jul 2014
Dusit International increases African portfolio
Dusit International increases African portfolio   Bangkok-based Dusit International has signed a management contract for a new hotel, the Dusit Thani Samara Beach resort, in a mixed-use development in Sousse, Tunisia, as part of its plans for expansion. The 307-bedroom five-star Dusit Thani .... More>>
29 Jul 2014
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico to reveal spa sanctuary in December
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico to reveal spa sanctuary in December   The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will unveil the second stage of its long-awaited revival, including extra luxury guestrooms, a spa sanctuary and what it claims to be the first hammam on the island. By December, the US$200m (€149m, £118m) revitalisation of the five-star property, built in .... More>>
28 Jul 2014
WSWC to pair with Beyond Beauty ASEAN event in Bangkok
WSWC to pair with Beyond Beauty ASEAN event in Bangkok   The third edition of the World Spa and Wellbeing Convention 2014 (WSWC) will be held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani Convention and Exhibition Centre (MTT) in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the Beyond Beauty ASEAN (Association of South East .... More>>
25 Jul 2014
Hotel Arts Barcelona opens 43 The Spa, with rebrand by WTS International
Hotel Arts Barcelona opens 43 The Spa, with rebrand by WTS International   The 44-storey Hotel Arts Barcelona opened its doors this month, ushering guests to the 43rd floor to experience its ‘43 The Spa’. Operator The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, changed the Barcelona hotel’s spa from a Six Senses wellness retreat into a .... More>>
25 Jul 2014
Adam Glickman of IHG defines the EVEN Hotel brand's wellness focus
Adam Glickman of IHG defines the EVEN Hotel brand's wellness focus   InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has opened its second EVEN-branded wellness hotel in the city of Rockville, located at the centre of the federal and advanced technology marketplace of Washington DC, US. The first 129-key EVEN Hotel opened in June .... More>>
25 Jul 2014
Relais & Chateau property opens new spa at lodge in Pennsylvania
Relais & Chateau property opens new spa at lodge in Pennsylvania   The Lodge at Glendorn, a 1,500-acre Relais & Chateau property in Pennsylvania, US, has unveiled its new luxury spa – completing the site’s portfolio of activities which include fly fishing, shooting, cooking classes, horseback riding and golf. The .... More>>
24 Jul 2014
Spa meets music trend: Welsh festival Green Man latest to embrace wellness offerings
Spa meets music trend: Welsh festival Green Man latest to embrace wellness offerings   The Green Man music festival on the Glanusk Estate in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, is embracing the trend for pop-up wellness offerings for party people who would rather bathe in campsite mud than wade through it. Glamourous camping, more commonly .... More>>
24 Jul 2014
GSWS releases information on wellness expert speeches for 2014 conference
GSWS releases information on wellness expert speeches for 2014 conference   The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has revealed further information about the talks from two wellness experts – Don Ardell PhD and John Travis MD – that are set to take place at the 2014 conference on 10-12 September in Marrakech, Morocco. The theme of this year’s GSWS conference is ‘Fast Forward’ but .... More>>
24 Jul 2014
Horwath HTL and GOCO publish hotel design 2014 yearbook
Horwath HTL and GOCO publish hotel design 2014 yearbook   Horwath HTL, the global hospitality consulting brand which joined forces with GOCO in 2013, has produced a Hotel Yearbook for 2014 which provides foresight and insight into innovations in the global hotel industry. Co-authored by GOCO’s CEO .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy   Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much more development the attraction can withstand. The first project, led by the Italian .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Belfast's Culloden Estate & Spa launches new medi-spa
Belfast's Culloden Estate & Spa launches new medi-spa   A new medi-spa has been launched alongside existing spa facilities at The Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in collaboration with a number of healthcare specialists. Randox Health – a blood profiling company – has developed ‘lifestyle packages’ for The Hastings Hotel Group’s Culloden Estate & .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion   Jeremy McCarthy, the new group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his new role based in Hong Kong and the ethos he'll embrace as he bids to drive the business forward. McCarthy revealed that Mandarin Oriental's reputation for having the best spa in any city where the chain operates was a major factor in his decision to leave his role at Starwood Hotel and Resorts as global spa development and .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details   The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on 1 December in a low-rise five-storey building amid the city’s soaring skyscrapers, flanked by 270m of natural beachfront. .... More>>
23 Jul 2014
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA   Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN). The Bachelor of Business Administration in International .... More>>
22 Jul 2014
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials   Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by millennials. Millennials, for the purpose of the Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014 study, .... More>>
22 Jul 2014
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'   The Goa Salon and Spa Association (GSSA) has decided to submit a white paper to the Goan state government of India to make sure legitimate salon and spa owners don’t face closure due to the bad reputation the wellness industry is getting from the .... More>>
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