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28 Jan 2014
Service sector leads UK economic recovery
Service sector leads UK economic recovery   The service sector continues to drive the UK's economic recovery, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The sector - which accounts for more than three-quarters of economic output - rose by 0.8% in the .... More>>
28 Jan 2014
Hunger for wellness continues in Kazakhstan as country welcomes Six Senses Spa in capital Almaty
Hunger for wellness continues in Kazakhstan as country welcomes Six Senses Spa in capital Almaty   Kazakhstan’s hunger for luxury wellness products is continuing to grow as the country welcomes a new Six Senses Spa to its capital city’s Esentai Tower development. Based in Almaty, the 37-storey tower is already home to a Ritz-Carlton property, a .... More>>
28 Jan 2014
FRHI Hotels and Resorts outlines seven new developments for 2014
FRHI Hotels and Resorts outlines seven new developments for 2014   FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) is to continue expanding its global footprint following a number of high profile openings this year, with the company expected to open seven new properties across its three hotel brands in 2014. FRHI, the parent .... More>>
27 Jan 2014
Dorsett Hospitality to open first European hotel and spa this May
Dorsett Hospitality to open first European hotel and spa this May   Dorsett Hospitality International is to open its first hotel in Europe, inclusive of a progressive spa and wellness centre, following the announcement of its new four-star Dorsett Shepherds Bush property, which is to be introduced in May 2014. The spa at Dorsett Shepherds Bush will be home to four treatment .... More>>
24 Jan 2014
Study finds 'digital natives' are more likely to complain via social networks
Study finds 'digital natives' are more likely to complain via social networks   More than a third of US consumers take the internet to exact revenge following a poor service experience, according to a recent study. The research by NewVoiceMedia finds that 34 per cent of the 2,030 adults surveyed air grievances across their network - utilising social media, internet forums and review channels - after receiving poor service. The figure leaps to nearly 60 per cent (59.3%) among 25 to 34 year-olds, the .... More>>
24 Jan 2014
Work starts on Kessler's Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook hotel
Work starts on Kessler's Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook hotel   Ground has been broken on the Kessler Collection’s latest project – the 100-bedroom Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook – in Birmingham, Alabama, US. Once open the boutique hotel will boast a spa, art gallery, cooking school, a sculpture .... More>>
24 Jan 2014
Jeisman targets Spa Alila growth in Middle East
Jeisman targets Spa Alila growth in Middle East   The man behind Spa Alila, Steve Jeisman, believes Alila Hotels & Resorts’ total ownership of its spa brand means the company is well-placed to become a leading trendsetter in the Middle Eastern market. Jeisman, who developed the spa brand for Alila in 2006 and has been director of spa and development ever since, told Spa Business that Spa Alila’s healthy .... More>>
24 Jan 2014
Marriott opens Sochi hotel ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics
Marriott opens Sochi hotel ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics   Marriott Hotels has opened a new five-star hotel with spa in the Gorky Gorod ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel is located at the bottom of the resort’s ski slopes and is situated next to a new, .... More>>
23 Jan 2014
Fairmont seals deal for Kuala Lumpur high-rise hotel
Fairmont seals deal for Kuala Lumpur high-rise hotel   Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to continue its push into the Southeast Asia market by opening a 62-storey luxury hotel and spa in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development in 2017. Fairmont’s parent company, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), has signed a deal with CITITOWER SDN BHD (a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd) to launch its first property in .... More>>
23 Jan 2014
Kickstarter bid for San Francisco spa pop-up falls flat
Kickstarter bid for San Francisco spa pop-up falls flat   A bid to raise funds for a San Francisco pop-up spa made of shipping containers has failed, after less than a tenth of the funds were secured via crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter. Wellness entrepreneur Nell Waters attracted just $26,508 of the US$240,000 (£146,000 €173,862) target to fund the SOAK urban .... More>>
23 Jan 2014
Jewel opens all-inclusive wellbeing resort in Jamaica
Jewel opens all-inclusive wellbeing resort in Jamaica   The new 225-bedroom Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa has opened in Jamaica, complete with a signature Radiant Spa after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. The adult-only resort, formerly a Breezes Resort, has undergone a .... More>>
23 Jan 2014
Body Bliss launches new aromatherapy app for customisable spa treatments
Body Bliss launches new aromatherapy app for customisable spa treatments
  Natural product manufacturer Body Bliss has introduced a new aromatherapy app which has been designed to integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into both spa treatments and spa retail. The Aroma Design Bar with International Aromatherapy App allows .... More>>
23 Jan 2014
Mantra Group reveals domestic expansion plans
Mantra Group reveals domestic expansion plans   The Australia-based Mantra Group is continuing its domestic expansion plans following the announcement of opening a new hotel in Brisbane and a new hotel and spa in Townsville, Queensland .... More>>
22 Jan 2014
Spa pools often the cause of water-based disease outbreaks in US, says CDC
Spa pools often the cause of water-based disease outbreaks in US, says CDC   A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that disease outbreaks tied to water often happen after people use spa pools or spas. Published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the paper .... More>>
22 Jan 2014
Spa Cenvaree opens at Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya
Spa Cenvaree opens at Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya
  Centara Hotels & Resorts has officially opened its Spa Cenvaree at its Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya in Bangkok, Thailand. The five-star Grand-branded hotel in Bangkok, opened in August 2013, with the spa opening in December 2013. The Cenvaree spa brand uses Thailand’s heritage of natural treatments and healing, placing emphasis on the body and blending native herbs with massage therapies. Among spa experiences are the Modus Signature Sand Journey which uses a hot .... More>>
22 Jan 2014
Starwood to open first Westin hotel in Doha
Starwood to open first Westin hotel in Doha
  Starwood has revealed plans to open the first Westin property to be located in Doha, Qatar. Opening in 2015, the planned 372-bedroom Westin Doha & Spa is part of a continued expansion by Westin in the region, with two properties already in the UAE .... More>>
21 Jan 2014
Newly renovated Loews Regency to include Julien Farel Salon & Spa
Newly renovated Loews Regency to include Julien Farel Salon & Spa
  Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue in New York has reopened after a year of extensive renovations costing US$100m (£60.7m, €73.7m). The landmark hotel, which first opened its doors in 1963, has 379 bedrooms, four new private meeting spaces and a .... More>>
21 Jan 2014
Hilton and Steiner team up in Moscow
Hilton and Steiner team up in Moscow   Hilton’s expansion of its DoubleTree brand is continuing apace, with its Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside site slated to open in the second quarter of this year. Steiner Spa Consulting is consulting on and licensing the Chavana Spa at the 270-bed .... More>>
21 Jan 2014
Kandolhu Island Resort opens in Maldives
Kandolhu Island Resort opens in Maldives 
  Kandolhu Island Resort on the North Ari Atoll has officially opened in the Maldives following a US$12m (£7.4m, €8.8m) refurbishment. Operated by the Maldivian-based Universal Resorts, .... More>>
21 Jan 2014
IHG opening first EVEN wellness hotels in June
IHG opening first EVEN wellness hotels in June   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open its first two holistic wellness brand Even Hotels on 15 June 2014, with launches in both Rockville, Maryland and Norwalk Connecticut. Initially revealed in 2012 following two years of guest research, the Even Hotel brand aims to provide solutions for all aspects of travellers’ holistic wellness needs. IHG has said that “it is the industry’s first mainstream lifestyle hotel .... More>>
21 Jan 2014
GOCO Hospitality unveils new $3m offices in Bangkok
GOCO Hospitality unveils new $3m offices in Bangkok   Wellness hospitality management and consultancy GOCO has started 2014 on the front foot by moving into its new $3m (£1.83m, €2.21m) office building in the heart of Bangkok. Formerly the South Asia home of the Versace fashion house, the building was bought by GOCO 12 months ago and has undergone an extensive redesign. The company’s 28-staff are spread across six floors - furnished with an array of art from across Asia - while three more are given over to a team lounge/cafe, a conference facility and a penthouse guest suite. The company is eager to practice what it preaches, according to CEO Ingo Schweder, which is why executive chef .... More>>
20 Jan 2014
Steiner tips top 2014 spa investment destinations
Steiner tips top 2014 spa investment destinations   The Steiner Spa Consulting Team predicts 2014 to be a good year for spa development, and on its blog has outlined the places it tips spa companies are looking to invest next. Securing the World Expo for 2020 has given Dubai a boost and made it the Middle East’s hottest ticket. China’s second tier markets are .... More>>
20 Jan 2014
Miraval CEO Tompkins reveals global expansion plans
Miraval CEO Tompkins reveals global expansion plans   Quoted exclusively in the latest edition of Spa Business magazine, Michael Tompkins, CEO of Miraval and newly appointed chair of ISPA, says the company will expand its resort spa concept globally, with sites already under consideration outside .... More>>
16 Jan 2014
Shangri-La Himalayan hotel to debut in April
Shangri-La Himalayan hotel to debut in April   Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is set to realise its lofty ambition of a hotel and spa in the heart of the Himalayas - the highest region on earth. The Hong Kong-based hotel operator and owner will cut the ribbon on Tibet’s Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa on 17 April. Sitting 3,650m (11,975sq ft) above sea level, the .... More>>
15 Jan 2014
Solis rolls out three Sochi resorts ahead of Winter Olympics
Solis rolls out three Sochi resorts ahead of Winter Olympics   Solis Hotels & Resorts is opening three new hotels in Sochi, Russia, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place in February. The Solis Sochi Hotel offers direct access to the ski slopes, 120 bedrooms, 229sq m (2,464sq ft) of meeting space, .... More>>
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