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10 Sep 2014
Mandarin Oriental, Dubai scheduled to open in 2017
Mandarin Oriental, Dubai scheduled to open in 2017   Mandarin Oriental is set to manage an urban resort in Dubai, UAE, which is currently under development on Jumeirah Beach Road with direct access to the nearby beach. Scheduled to open in 2017, the 200-bedroom project is owned by Dubai Real Estate .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Mentors for spa management training scheme revealed at GSWS
Mentors for spa management training scheme revealed at GSWS   The list of mentors for the recently announced spa manager mentorship programme as part of the Global Spa Management Education Initiative have been revealed at the Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) currently taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
NZ$18.5m hot spring development planned by Wyndham Hotel Group
NZ$18.5m hot spring development planned by Wyndham Hotel Group   International hotel chain Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to increase its portfolio of properties in New Zealand to include two apartment hotels in Christchurch and Queenstown, as well as a resort and spa in hot spring town Rotorua. .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
St. Regis Chengdu debuts with an Iridium Spa
St. Regis Chengdu debuts with an Iridium Spa   St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has launched The St. Regis Chengdu in the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan in UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia – also home to more than 252 Fortune 500 .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Spa leaders gather in Morocco for the start of GSWS
Spa leaders gather in Morocco for the start of GSWS   The eighth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has kicked off today at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco, and will continue until 12 September – with an agenda full of discussion panels, talks and workshops. Delegates from more than 45 nations will gather to explore the future of technology, design, brain science, retailing, marketing and investment trends in relation to spa and wellness. Ministers of .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance
Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance   Delos, the company behind the Well Building Standard™, has announced an alliance with WTS International (WTS), the global consultancy which designs and manages spa, wellness and fitness facilities. Together, they’ll collaborate to integrate Delos’ standards into facilities designed by WTS. The Well Building .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Spas across Florida offer luxury treatments for less in September
Spas across Florida offer luxury treatments for less in September   Spas in the US city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are taking part in the Lauderdale Spa Chic event, where throughout the month of September people can experience resort spa luxury for less. .... More>>
09 Sep 2014
Banyan Tree Spa to debut by the Li River in Yangshou county, southeast China
Banyan Tree Spa to debut by the Li River in Yangshou county, southeast China   Asian spa operator Banyan Tree Spa is to open a new spa in the ancient township of Fuli, southeast China, amidst the Karst Mountains and Li River, designed as a village retreat. Located 90 minutes from Guilin International Airport, the 975sq m (10,500sq ft) spa is set to open in on 23 September and features two .... More>>
09 Sep 2014
Newly launched Spa Pavilion at London's Dorsett Shepherds Bush takes part in organic festival
Newly launched Spa Pavilion at London's Dorsett Shepherds Bush takes part in organic festival   The Dorsett Shepherds Bush hotel recently launched its Pavilion Spa on the top floor of the Grade II-listed building in west London, UK, boasting stunning vistas thanks to the property’s glass ceiling. This week (8–14 September) the spa has lined up beauty treats and offers as part of a new national Organic .... More>>
09 Sep 2014
Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome unveils Spa by Caschera
Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome unveils Spa by Caschera   The Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, Italy, unveiled its Spa by Caschera on 1 September, designed by Milanese architects Rebosio+Spagnulo. The 118-key Regina Hotel Baglioni is one of the Baglioni Hotels Collection – owned by CEO Guido Polito – and .... More>>
08 Sep 2014
Michelle Gamble named vice president of business development for GSWS
Michelle Gamble named vice president of business development for GSWS   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has appointed Michelle Gamble as vice president of business development. Gamble is the former publisher of American Spa magazine and event director for Questex Media’s SPATEC North American business forums. In her new role, Gamble will be in charge of building strategic partnerships and finding new sponsorship opportunities for the GSWS. She will join the GSWS team at the .... More>>
08 Sep 2014
ISPA announces Innovate Award winners
ISPA announces Innovate Award winners   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced this year’s ISPA Innovative Award Winners, having expanded the competition to include three new categories: Business Practices Innovate Award, Experiences Innovate Award and Product Innovate .... More>>
08 Sep 2014
Work underway on £1.2m spa refurbishment of Kinmel Manor
Work underway on £1.2m spa refurbishment of Kinmel Manor   Work is underway on the £1.2m redevelopment of the Kinmel Manor hotel in Abergele, Wales, adding a new spa and leisure facility. Once complete at the end of next year, the family-run hotel will be re-launched, offering guests the use of a .... More>>
08 Sep 2014
The spa industry should track war zones for healing opportunities
The spa industry should track war zones for healing opportunities   The annual forecast report Spa Foresight™ conducted by Spa Business magazine has predicted the top 20 long-term trends expected to impact the spa industry. From facial recognition technology to the overuse of vitamin supplements, the updated trends can be found in the newly published Spa Business .... More>>
08 Sep 2014
UK Spa Association gives live demo of new benchmarking tool
UK Spa Association gives live demo of new benchmarking tool   The UK Spa Association demonstrated its benchmarking tool live at a networking event at Center Parcs Woburn Forest last week. The tool was launched earlier this year. Following the Global Spa & Wellness Summit’s identification of international key performance indicators (KPIs) for the spa industry in 2010, the UK Spa Association has come up with a national .... More>>
05 Sep 2014
Proposals move forward for £25m progressive wellness centre in Cornwall, UK
Proposals move forward for £25m progressive wellness centre in Cornwall, UK   Plans for the new £25m (US$41.1m, €31.3m) St Michael's Spa & Wellness Resort in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK have taken a step further forward having been given unanimous approval by the Falmouth Town Council Planning Committee. Having met with the current St Michael’s owner and project developer Nigel Carpenter, the .... More>>
05 Sep 2014
Largest indoor waterpark on US east coast to open as part of US$163m ski resort and spa development
Largest indoor waterpark on US east coast to open as part of US$163m ski resort and spa development   The Camelback ski resort in Pennsylvania is planning to build a massive indoor waterpark, resort and spa development costing US$163m (€125.1m, £99.3m) – the largest expansion in the history .... More>>
05 Sep 2014
Indonesian spa booking platform receives angel investment
Indonesian spa booking platform receives angel investment   Bali-based Indonesian online search and booking platform for beauty and wellness services, Spavista, has received angel investment which will be used to expand its operation. The US$160,000 (€122,000, £97,000) of funding came from the founding .... More>>
04 Sep 2014
Don Camilleri leaves Center Parcs to start consultancy
Don Camilleri leaves Center Parcs to start consultancy   Don Camilleri, director of construction for Center Parcs, has left the UK holiday village company to start his own consultancy called Hospitality and Leisure Concepts. Known for his work with Center Parcs to produce and evolve the five separate Center Parcs within the UK, Camilleri is hoping to branch out and advise a new variety of clients, while still providing support to the leisure village enterprise when needed. .... More>>
03 Sep 2014
One&Only resort planned for Seef, Bahrain
One&Only resort planned for Seef, Bahrain   Kerzner International Holdings has entered into a partnership with Bahrain-based Sevens Holding to develop and operate a new One&Only resort in Seef, Bahrain. The 150-key resort will .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Indian day spas in Bangalore achieve high year on year annual growth
Indian day spas in Bangalore achieve high year on year annual growth   Spa owners in the cosmopolitan Indian locality of Koramangala, Bangalore, are raking in healthy profits, with year-on-year annual growth ranging between 30 to more than 50 per cent. Last August, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicted that the .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Sunbed study uncovers heightened cancer risk from repeated tanning
Sunbed study uncovers heightened cancer risk from repeated tanning   A sunbed study has found users have a significantly increased risk of developing a common type of skin cancer caused by repeated tanning, rather than burning. Researchers from Dundee University, Scotland, and Leiden University Medical Centre in .... More>>
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>>
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