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01 Sep 2014
Privatised spas in Serbia to take advantage of tourism possibilities
Privatised spas in Serbia to take advantage of tourism possibilities   A working group has been set up by the Serbian government to draw up possible solutions to problems faced by spa resorts and healthcare centres, privatised and owned by the Republic’s Pension and Disability Insurance Fund (PIO). The working group will focus on improving spa resorts by employing more people and taking advantage of their potential as tourist destinations. The group will comprise representatives of the .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Women-only spa in Leeds, UK, blames daily deal websites for closure
Women-only spa in Leeds, UK, blames daily deal websites for closure   The UK’s first five-star women-only spa – which opened in 2005 – has closed, citing daily deal websites and increased competition as reasons for its demise. Developed by the County Durham-based Ebac Group – a European manufacturer of bottled watercoolers and domestic dehumidifiers – the 4,800sq ft (446sq m) Waterfall Spa was located at the Brewery Wharf development in Leeds city centre. The facility featured six .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
The first Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference will take place in Nigeria this year
The first Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference will take place in Nigeria this year   The Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference is launching for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria this year. Dedicated to the spa and wellness industry, haircare and beauty, the event is being organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions and will be held .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Man with hammer 'robbed day spa in New York'
Man with hammer 'robbed day spa in New York'   Police are searching for three men who allegedly held up a day spa on Staten Island, New York and threatened an employee with a hammer. At approximately 6:20pm on August 26, three suspects walked into the New Royal Spa, one of whom threatened an employee before making off with US$600 (€460, £360), according .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Hyatt Regency Suzhou debuts with a 'yin yang' restoration spa
Hyatt Regency Suzhou debuts with a 'yin yang' restoration spa   Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched the Hyatt Regency Suzhou, the first in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, in the city of Suzhou renowned for its ancient canals, stone bridges and UNESCO-listed classic gardens. The first Hyatt hotel in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, is located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, 25 minutes from Shanghai by train. The 355-bedroom .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Spa product suppliers urged to take advantage of 3D printing
Spa product suppliers urged to take advantage of 3D printing   Spa Business magazine has conducted its annual forecast report Spa Foresight™, predicting the top 20 long-term trends expected to have a big impact on the industry. The forecasted trends, which range from robot therapists to clean air rooms, .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
P&O cruise liner Britannia to debut next year with extra wellness elements aboard
P&O cruise liner Britannia to debut next year with extra wellness elements aboard   Set to join the P&O fleet in March 2015, the greatly anticipated 1,082ft (330m) cruise ship Britannia, which is 20ft (6m) longer than the Eiffel Tower, will boast expanded wellness offerings .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Spa by Clarins launches at Royal Palm Marrakech
Spa by Clarins launches at Royal Palm Marrakech   The Spa by Clarins launched this month at the Royal Palm Marrakech hotel, Morocco – which became the first Beachcomber Hotel-operated property outside of the Indian Ocean when it opened in May. Located within a 231-hectare estate 12km (7.5m) from Marrakech, the 135-key hotel’s Spa by Clarins has been designed .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Gharieni launches its spa consultancy division
Gharieni launches its spa consultancy division   High-end spa equipment manufacturer Gharieni Group has launched an in-house spa consultancy division to support all its partners, offering services such as space planning, renderings and access to the suppliers’ worldwide contacts. Founded by Sammy Gharieni in 1992 in Duisburg, Germany, the manufacturing company was initially focused on beauty and medical equipment. Over the last ten years the spa and beauty sections of the .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study   Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and prevents snacking later in the day – according to a study by researchers at The University .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Action-packed GSWS daily agenda revealed
Action-packed GSWS daily agenda revealed   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the final daily programme for its eighth annual conference between 10-12 September, where delegates from more than 45 nations will gather at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss the future of wellness tourism. Exploring the future of technology, design, brain science, retailing, marketing and .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Domain Bahrain's director of spa details Vie Lifestyle Lab concept
Domain Bahrain's director of spa details Vie Lifestyle Lab concept   The Domain Bahrain boutique hotel, which opened late in 2013, has finally unveiled its Vie Lifestyle Lab spa, bringing non-invasive weight loss and skincare treatments to the Persian Gulf region. Located over two floors within the 131-key hotel, .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Exclusive: Michael Tompkins unveils plans for Hilton Head Health
Exclusive: Michael Tompkins unveils plans for Hilton Head Health   ISPA chair and former CEO of Miraval Resort and Spa Michael Tompkins, has told Spa Opportunities about the specifics of the spa planned at Hilton Head – a leading weight loss destination retreat of which he is now CEO. The spa, named the Indigo Spa, will measure 3,000sq ft (279sq m) when erected and will comprise six treatment rooms – two of which will open up to become a couples’ suite – and two of which have .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study   Losing weight and reducing BMI levels could lead to increased brain power, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Having a high BMI has already been found to have significant impacts on the function of the brain, with one study suggesting that obesity .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Yoga pilot scheme added to Heathrow Airport Exclusive Lounge spa experience
Yoga pilot scheme added to Heathrow Airport Exclusive Lounge spa experience   Global airline alliance SkyTeam's Exclusive Lounge, which opened in 2009 at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4, is offering a two-month yoga pilot project to customers on any of its 13 member airlines. This scheme builds on SkyTeam’s existing .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Pub chain secures funding for US$25.3m mixed use redevelopment featuring day spa
Pub chain secures funding for US$25.3m mixed use redevelopment featuring day spa   The family-owned pub chain McMenamins has secured financing for the redevelopment of a vacant 1930s art deco school building in Bothell, Washington, into a mixed-use leisure facility including a 73-bedroom hotel with restaurants, on-site brewery and .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Gen X consumers are being ignored by marketing strategies: study
Gen X consumers are being ignored by marketing strategies: study   Sandwiched between millennials (ages 19-33) and baby boomers (ages 51-68), Gen X consumers (ages 34-50) are being overlooked by marketing campaigns, according to the Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014 survey by Hartman Group. The .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Spafinder Wellness names Missy Godfrey as its new CEO
Spafinder Wellness names Missy Godfrey as its new CEO   Spafinder Wellness has appointed long-time board member Missy Godfrey as CEO. She takes the reins from Pete Ellis who’s been CEO since 2002. Ellis will continue as chair of the company, in addition to his role as chair emeritus of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, while Godfrey will lead strategic planning and .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Dutch entrepreneur plans executive coaching and wellness retreat in Bali
Dutch entrepreneur plans executive coaching and wellness retreat in Bali   Inge van Zon, recently voted one of the Netherlands' top 100 female entrepreneurs by the Dutch Financial Times, will launch a new executive coaching and wellness programme aimed at corporate executives called Success by Balance: a Corporate Wellness Retreat. With over 14 years’ experience in management .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Hatha yoga improves brain function in senior adults: study
Hatha yoga improves brain function in senior adults: study   Practising hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ cognitive performance, according to a research report by the University of Illinois – published in The Journals of Gerontology. 108 adults between the .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Susie Ellis says human spa staff won't be replaced by robots
Susie Ellis says human spa staff won't be replaced by robots   After Starwood’s plan to add robot butlers to its workforce in as many as 100 hotels worldwide was branded a “gimmick” by a UK workers’ union, Susie Ellis – chair and CEO of GSWS and president of Spafinder Wellness 365 – exclusively told Spa Opportunities that robots will never be able to replace the human interaction required in the spa industry. The machine currently being tested by Starwood in its Aloft Hotel in .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
ITC Hotels' Grand Bharat resort to debut in October
ITC Hotels' Grand Bharat resort to debut in October   Indian luxury hotel group ITC Hotels will launch its first five-star leisure retreat in Manesar near Delhi, India, on 1 October including a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and an .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Natural & Organic Products Asia show kicks off next week
Natural & Organic Products Asia show kicks off next week   More than 140 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to attend the Natural & Organic Products Asia trade show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in China between 27 and 29 August. Retailers, distributors, health and beauty .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study   Despite its long-held connotations with health and wellbeing, leafy suburban living could in fact be a contributing factor in obesity, diabetes and heart disease, according to two American academics. Assistant professors of engineering Norman Garrick (University of Connecticut) and Wesley Marshall (Colorado .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Sponsored Knowledge Workshops precede the Global Spa & Wellness Summit
Sponsored Knowledge Workshops precede the Global Spa & Wellness Summit   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit has extended its agenda to include its first ever sponsored Knowledge Workshops, taking place before the event officially kicks off. The workshops will be held on 9 September ahead of the Summit scheduled for 10-12 September. The three workshops include Moroccan Hammam: Its .... More>>
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