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31 Oct 2014
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai to attract World Trade Centre delegates
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai to attract World Trade Centre delegates   The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, UAE, is targeting delegates visiting the Dubai World Trade Centre opposite and the nearby Dubai Convention Centre as it prepares for its soft opening on 22 November. The 474-bedroom five-star hotel and 180 .... More>>
31 Oct 2014
Consumers no longer expect spa and wellness solely in the spa department of hotels: study - out today
Consumers no longer expect spa and wellness solely in the spa department of hotels: study - out today   Hotels are expected to start taking advantage of consumer desire for unique experiences centred around wellness because customers are no longer expecting a wellness experience solely in the spa department, according to the latest Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry study. Hotel spa department revenue .... More>>
28 Oct 2014
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China   The first Rosewood hotel in Asia has opened its doors in Beijing, China, in the central Chaoyang district opposite the iconic CCTV Tower. The 22-storey hotel, designed by Melbourne-based design firm BARstudio – in collaboration with Bangkok-based landscape architects PLandscape – has been inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. The 283-guestroom hotel is .... More>>
29 Oct 2014
Fijian marina resort project on track for August 2015 launch
Fijian marina resort project on track for August 2015 launch   The FJD85m (US$45m, €35m, £28m) Pearl South Pacific Resort’s three-phase development in Fiji’s Pacific Harbour is on track for completion and a grand opening ceremony in August 2015. The .... More>>
30 Oct 2014
AromaWorks fragrance manufacturer expands into skincare market
AromaWorks fragrance manufacturer expands into skincare market   Home fragrance manufacturer and retailer AromaWorks has expanded its business by launching a brand new essential-oil skincare range that is vegan-friendly, pregnancy safe, plus gluten and dairy free. Now operating from a purpose-built 7,000sq ft (650sq m) distribution, research, development and manufacturing centre in Berkshire, UK, the new skincare range comprises more than 25 products for face and body, each with a range of seven to nine blended essential oils. .... More>>
30 Oct 2014
Mélia Hotels to launch another resort on the volcanic island of Sal in Cape Verde
Mélia Hotels to launch another resort on the volcanic island of Sal in Cape Verde   Mélia Hotels International is set to launch its new five-star Mélia Dunas resort on 1 November, with a signature YHI spa included in the development. The beachfront resort on the island .... More>>
30 Oct 2014
Clinique and Bobbi Brown pop-up boutiques join luxury branded stores in Covent Garden, London
Clinique and Bobbi Brown pop-up boutiques join luxury branded stores in Covent Garden, London   Standalone beauty pop-up boutiques by Clinique and Bobbi Brown have joined upper-scale brands Dior, Chanel and Burberry in the famous piazza of Covent Garden in London – to retail spa products in an intimate setting the way top luxury beauty products .... More>>
30 Oct 2014
Marriott to operate hotel within AED10bn theme park complex in Dubai
Marriott to operate hotel within AED10bn theme park complex in Dubai   Marriott International is to operate a new Polynesian-themed family hotel being developed as part of the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, €2.1bn, £1.7bn) theme park project in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai, .... More>>
30 Oct 2014
Thermae Bath Spa becomes major tourism beacon for famous UK city
Thermae Bath Spa becomes major tourism beacon for famous UK city   The Thermae Bath Spa is proving to be a significant driver of tourism for the ancient UK city of Bath, with nearly two thirds of visitors arriving in the region simply to experience the spa's roof-top pool and thermal waters. A survey of visitors, .... More>>
29 Oct 2014
Secluded hotel spa opens on Caribbean island
Secluded hotel spa opens on Caribbean island   The Queen’s Garden Resort on the island called Saba, a Dutch island territory in the Caribbean, has recently unveiled its new mountain-side spa retreat. Two open-air treatment rooms are included in the Frangipani Spa, which is a new addition to .... More>>
29 Oct 2014
Ramside Hall Hotel, UK, spends £18m on extended leisure facilities
Ramside Hall Hotel, UK, spends £18m on extended leisure facilities   The Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham, UK, has unveiled artists impressions of spa facilities that will be added to the estate as part of an £18m (US$29m, €23m) investment plan. £3m (US$5m, €4m) of the total has already been used to create an 18-hole .... More>>
29 Oct 2014
US town considers ban on new massage parlours as it drafts new spa laws
US town considers ban on new massage parlours as it drafts new spa laws   Greenburgh town officials in Westchester county of the state of New York, US, are considering a ban on the opening of new massage parlours while it drafts tougher laws governing their operation. A year ago, police shut down seven massage parlours in .... More>>
29 Oct 2014
US military personnel and veterans to receive free massages
US military personnel and veterans to receive free massages   Massage Envy Spas in the Chicago metropolitan area, US, are offering military personnel and veterans complimentary one-hour stress-relief massage sessions in honour of Veteran’s Day on 11 November. The one-day event will take place at all 37 .... More>>
28 Oct 2014
Spafinder to hold wellness talks at World Travel Market in London
Spafinder to hold wellness talks at World Travel Market in London   Spafinder Wellness 365 will lead a wellness tourism programme in association with the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) across three days of the World Travel Market 2014, which will be held at ExCeL London from 3-6 November. Spafinder will .... More>>
28 Oct 2014
Alfredo Carvajal joins Delos from WTS International
Alfredo Carvajal joins Delos from WTS International   Alfredo Carvajal has been appointed president of International and Signature Programs for Delos, the US-based company behind the Well Building Standard® (see Spa Business 14/1 p36). Previously Carvajal operated as COO of spa and leisure consultancy WTS International, which works in collaboration with Delos. As part of the alliance, WTS is integrating Delos’ .... More>>
27 Oct 2014
Andrew Gibson outlines fitness and spa concepts for FRHI's brands
Andrew Gibson outlines fitness and spa concepts for FRHI's brands   Andrew Gibson, VP of spa and wellness at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about the branding for each of the three hotel groups managed by the organisation – Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – and how spa, fitness and wellness will be represented .... More>>
27 Oct 2014
Hilton opens first hotel in Myanmar in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw
Hilton opens first hotel in Myanmar in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw   Hilton Worldwide has opened the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in the capital city of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, just in time for the upcoming East Asia Summit to be held in November at the neighbouring Ruby Hall – a meetings and conventions venue. The 202-key hotel, owned by Eden Group Company Limited, spans more than 100 acres and is situated in the developing Dekhina Thiri .... More>>
27 Oct 2014
Shanti Maurice relaunches 70,000sq ft spa in Mauritius
Shanti Maurice relaunches 70,000sq ft spa in Mauritius   The Shanti Maurice Nira Resort in Mauritius has relaunched its 70,000sq ft (6,503sq m) spa, offering a brand new concept – A Journey Around the World Through Wellbeing. The concept includes new product ranges, treatments and packages based on .... More>>
27 Oct 2014
Black caviar baths and dancing with seals experiences promoted to attract tourists to Kazakhstan resort
Black caviar baths and dancing with seals experiences promoted to attract tourists to Kazakhstan resort   An upmarket resort planned for Kazakhstan on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea expects to offer baths of black caviar to its spa guests when the project opens in 2020. Dubbed the “Kenderli” resort, the project’s plan was first conceived in .... More>>
24 Oct 2014
Bespoke hydropool set to feature at Ritz-Carlton Bali's spa
Bespoke hydropool set to feature at Ritz-Carlton Bali's spa   Guests of the Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia, will be able to swim with dolphins in the Indian Ocean, go sailing and participate in night dives when the property opens in Q2 of 2015. Located in the developing Sawangan area, south of Nusa Dua, the .... More>>
24 Oct 2014
FX Mayr Health Centre's gut health doctors offer programme to battle the cold and flu season
FX Mayr Health Centre's gut health doctors offer programme to battle the cold and flu season   The head medical doctor at FX Mayr Health Centre, Dr Stephan Domenig has come up with a new digestive reparation programme to support the immune system during the cold and flu season. The course will take place at the Austrian medi-spa and detox retreat located on the shores of Lake Wörthersee. More>>
24 Oct 2014
'Voluntary yogic vomiting' detox programme to launch at Himalayan Ananda Spa
'Voluntary yogic vomiting' detox programme to launch at Himalayan Ananda Spa   The Himalayan Ananda Spa will start to offer a new “Yogic Cleanse” programme in December, focused on balancing the body’s elements – mucus, bile and wind – via a series of breathing techniques, voluntary yogic vomiting and nasal cleansing procedures. Available as a seven-day or 14-day course, guests will be .... More>>
24 Oct 2014
Kaiser Spa opens in renovated Chinese hotel with European influences
Kaiser Spa opens in renovated Chinese hotel with European influences   The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened on Lotus Mountain in China's Dalian, in a prime location overlooking Xinghai Square, Xinghai Bay and the Yellow Sea. The city of Dalian’s ports were used in ancient times as an international trading hub. As a nod to its .... More>>
23 Oct 2014
SHA Wellness Clinic to unveil extended medi-spa area by the end of 2014
SHA Wellness Clinic to unveil extended medi-spa area by the end of 2014   The SHA Wellness Clinic, a medi-spa in the Spanish village of Albir in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, will launch its new medical and wellness area by the end of the year. The 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) extension will double the size of the building .... More>>
23 Oct 2014
Giant spa and health club planned for Texan Four Seasons Resort
Giant spa and health club planned for Texan Four Seasons Resort   The spa and fitness offering at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Texas, US, is set to undergo a US$3.5m (€2.8m, £2.2m) renovation, which will transform it into one of .... More>>
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