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04 Mar 2014
Saudi firm investing US$100m in luxury Maldives island resort
Saudi firm investing US$100m in luxury Maldives island resort   Saudi Arabian real estate firm Best Choice Real Estate Development has revealed plans to build a US$100m (£59.7m, €72.6m) resort and spa in the Laamu Atoll in the Maldives. The .... More>>
04 Mar 2014
Ghislain Waeyaert joins Deep Nature Development as MD
Ghislain Waeyaert joins Deep Nature Development as MD   Ghislain Waeyaert has been announced as the new managing director at Deep Nature Development. The move comes after his departure from Clarins, where he was international boutique and spa director for five years. During his tenure at Clarins, the company built its presence as a spa product house with its Spa MyBlend by Clarins and Spa by Clarins brands. Major .... More>>
04 Mar 2014
Vdara Hotel & Spa and ESPA combine for luxury wellness offering
Vdara Hotel & Spa and ESPA combine for luxury wellness offering   Vdara Hotel & Spa and ESPA have come together to offer a progressive luxury wellness facility in Las Vegas, US. ESPA at Vdara is ESPA’s first branded offering on the West Coast of America and only the third in the US, alongside Acqualina Spa by .... More>>
03 Mar 2014
Waldorf Astoria opens in Beijing, with spa set for April launch
Waldorf Astoria opens in Beijing, with spa set for April launch   Hilton Worldwide has expanded its presence in Beijing with the opening of the Chinese capital's first Waldorf Astoria. The 176-room hotel joins Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund as the brand looks to make its mark in the booming China market. Operated by Hilton and owned by China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), Waldorf Astoria Beijing will soon feature a spa and fitness centre, with a heated indoor swimming .... More>>
03 Mar 2014
Planet Beach opens automated wellness centre in Louisiana, US
Planet Beach opens automated wellness centre in Louisiana, US   The Planet Beach franchise has opened a new wellness centre in the state of Louisiana, with the facility offering guests the use of push-button beauty and health treatments. Located in the town of Mandville, the new Planet Beach will feature equipment operated by guests without the need of a therapist or .... More>>
03 Mar 2014
SpaUK launches online benchmarking programme
SpaUK launches online benchmarking programme   SpaUK – an association for British spas – has launched a new online benchmarking programme enabling members to compare their key performance indicators (KPIs) against the rest of the market. The tool, created by hospitality software specialist .... More>>
03 Mar 2014
Armenia pinpoints spa and wellness as key to tourism drive
Armenia pinpoints spa and wellness as key to tourism drive   Armenia aims to boost its foreign tourism numbers by 10 per cent in 2014, by championing the spa sector as one of its main selling points. Tourism has been a key sector of the Armenian economy since the 1990s, with nearly a million people .... More>>
01 Mar 2014
Claudia Rimerman to lead Spafinder's corporate wellness charge
Claudia Rimerman to lead Spafinder's corporate wellness charge   Spafinder Wellness has appointed Claudia Rimerman as senior vice president for corporate group and wellness, as the company moves to strengthen its position in what it sees as a strong area for growth. The US-based wellness industry company – which covers media, marketing and gifting – believes employee and corporate wellness offerings possess untapped potential, as companies strive to reign in health care costs and .... More>>
27 Feb 2014
Como opens Phuket resort Point Yamu
Como opens Phuket resort Point Yamu   Como Hotels and Resorts has opened a new resort in Phuket – its first in Thailand outside of the capital Bangkok. Point Yamu features 79 rooms and 27 private villas, overlooking both UNESCO World Heritage Site Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. The beachside development was designed by Paola Navone, working .... More>>
26 Feb 2014
Elemis stages international distributor conference
Elemis stages international distributor conference   Distributors from 24 countries, from as far afield as Australia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, gathered in London on 20-24 February for the very first international distributor .... More>>
25 Feb 2014
Outrigger Mauritius reveals spa details and opening date
Outrigger Mauritius reveals spa details and opening date
  The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa, which first welcomed guests 30 January, has exclusively revealed to Spa Opportunities the details of its new spa opening next month (March). The 1,800sq m (19,375sq ft) Navasana Spa features seven .... More>>
25 Feb 2014
Industry gathers for World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014
Industry gathers for World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014   Having spent the day at the Professional Spa & Wellness Convention in London, industry leaders hopped across town to the Guildhall on Sunday night for the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014. Mandarin Oriental was the big winner on the night, with .... More>>
24 Feb 2014
Spa by Clarins unveiled at Madrid's Wellington Hotel
Spa by Clarins unveiled at Madrid's Wellington Hotel   A Spa by Clarins offering has opened in Le Max Wellness Club at Madrid’s Wellington Hotel in Spain. The 800sq m (8,611sq ft) facility will be operated by Al Proyectos Wellness Lifestyle .... More>>
23 Feb 2014
Wellness real estate concept Delos is not just for the high-end, founder Paul Scialla tells Spa Business
Wellness real estate concept Delos is not just for the high-end, founder Paul Scialla tells Spa Business   Paul Scialla, founder of real estate wellness company Delos, has insisted the company’s developments are not just for celebrities and the high-end luxury market. Delos made waves in November when Golden Globe award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio become an investor in the project and purchased one of its homes .... More>>
21 Feb 2014
€70m spa hotel in Finland stalled by legal dispute
€70m spa hotel in Finland stalled by legal dispute   Construction has yet to begin on a €70m (US$96m, £58m) spa hotel in Lappeenranta, eastern Finland, due to a string of legal disputes. The development was originally scheduled to open in early 2014. The scheme is a joint venture between two Finnish .... More>>
21 Feb 2014
UK Spa Association board elections to take place on 24 February
UK Spa Association board elections to take place on 24 February   The UK Spa Association will stage elections for a number of key positions within the organisation at its AGM on Monday (24 February) at the Professional Spa event at London's ExCel. New officers being sough to lead the association forward include .... More>>
21 Feb 2014
Budget spa operator Hand & Stone plans 55 more day spas in 2014
Budget spa operator Hand & Stone plans 55 more day spas in 2014   As the American budget spa market continues to heat up, the president of Hand & Stone massage and facial spas, Todd Leff, has announced plans to grow his business in 2014. Last year the spa franchise chain – which offers massage, facials and hair .... More>>
21 Feb 2014
Pampering for pooches at new dog spa
Pampering for pooches at new dog spa   A luxury spa with a difference has opened at a country estate in Yorkshire, UK. The difference being that it's been designed for dogs. At the new Dog Spa at the Raithwaite Estate in Whitby, pooches can enjoy a whole range of services including Dead Sea mud or thalassotherapy baths, a specialist wedding .... More>>
20 Feb 2014
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz adds plastic surgeon to its team
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz adds plastic surgeon to its team   The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has announced the addition of surgeon Professor Hermann F Sailer to its medical health centre at Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. Sailer operates on celebrities and .... More>>
20 Feb 2014
SHA Wellness will host master osteopath Boniface Verney-Carron during 2014
SHA Wellness will host master osteopath Boniface Verney-Carron during 2014   SHA Wellness in Alicante, Spain, has announced that it will host French osteopath Boniface Verney-Carron. The arrangement is a continuation of the clinic's commitment to engaging with 'masters' in all fields of health. His training in .... More>>
20 Feb 2014
Amsterdam’s iconic Hotel De L’Europe unveils new spa
Amsterdam’s iconic Hotel De L’Europe unveils new spa 
  Amsterdam’s Hotel De L’Europe has unveiled its new spa – the Skins Institute – opening later this month. The new spa, which will be run independently by the Skins Institute will focus on bespoke beauty and wellness treatments. The 1,300sq ft .... More>>
19 Feb 2014
Germany’s first Andaz hotel coming in 2017
Germany’s first Andaz hotel coming in 2017 
  Hyatt has announced that it will open it’s first Andaz property in Germany in 2017. The 274-bedroom Andaz Munich, to be located in the city’s Schwabinger Tor district, will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include residential apartments, shops, offices and restaurants. Facilities at the .... More>>
19 Feb 2014
Italian coastal town to get its first five-star hotel offering
Italian coastal town to get its first five-star hotel offering   The coastal Italian town of Jesolo is to become home to its first five-star hotel offering when the Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa opens this May. Being developed by Trentino Real Estate, the .... More>>
19 Feb 2014
Conrad brand coming to India in 2015
Conrad brand coming to India in 2015
  Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels to open Conrad Pune – the first Conrad-branded hotel to open in India. The 316-bedroom hotel will open in Maharashtra in 2015 and will feature six dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, full-service spa and a .... More>>
18 Feb 2014
Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher dies aged 72
Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher dies aged 72   Horst Rechelbacher, best known for founding Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients as well as pioneering the natural beauty movement, has died aged 72 following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The Austrian-born Rechelbacher started out his early career as a celebrity stylist. During his time working as a stylist, a chemical build up in his salons caused him and his colleagues to become ill. Rechelbacher responded by developing a more natural line of products with his .... More>>
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