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16 Jun 2014
Gap between luxury and budget hotels widening
Gap between luxury and budget hotels widening   The gap between luxury hotels and more financially-conscious accommodation facilities is widening according to a report by The Associated Press/ABC News. High-end hotels are rolling out increasingly extravagant offerings to satisfy the most affluent guests, such as helipads, suites with their own postal codes and extremely short notice bookings. .... More>>
16 Jun 2014
Buyers and suppliers hatch deals at Spameeting Asia
Buyers and suppliers hatch deals at Spameeting Asia   Spa industry buyers from Asia and worldwide suppliers gathered to do business and learn about the latest industry developments at Spameeting Asia in Vietnam from 12-13 June. Three key speakers delivered lectures over the two-day event, with the topics focused on employee engagement, differentiating to survive in an increasingly generic marketplace, and the need .... More>>
13 Jun 2014
Canyon Ranch plans destination resort on Indonesian island
Canyon Ranch plans destination resort on Indonesian island   US wellness group Canyon Ranch has announced plans for its first resort on foreign soil – an integrative retreat on the Indonesian island of Bintan. The company, which operates high-profile facilities across the US, told Spa Opportunities that it already considers its SpaClub facilities on cruise ships .... More>>
12 Jun 2014
Hyatt's latest Andaz hotel towers over Tokyo
Hyatt's latest Andaz hotel towers over Tokyo   Hyatt has announced the official opening this week of the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills hotel, boasting vertiginous views over Japan’s capital from the top six floors of the 52-storey Toranomon Hills tower. The twelfth hotel to join the Andaz brand .... More>>
11 Jun 2014
Expansion plans revealed to create iconic £25m wellness resort in Cornwall, UK
Expansion plans revealed to create iconic £25m wellness resort in Cornwall, UK   St Michael’s Hotel and Spa in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, has revealed £25m (US$41.9m, €30.9m) plans to expand its facility into a progressive complex featuring new wellness and health offerings, hotel suites, restaurants, apartments and woodland eco lodges. The project would see the current hotel and spa become .... More>>
10 Jun 2014
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel with 'twisting' glass tower to open in 2015
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel with 'twisting' glass tower to open in 2015   Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Emirates Pearl for Development & Investment have signed a management contract for the Grand Hyatt hotel in Abu Dhabi, which is expected to open in 2015. Emirates Pearl is a joint venture between a subsidiary of Atlas .... More>>
10 Jun 2014
'Largest beach resort' in the Middle East will be run by Hilton
'Largest beach resort' in the Middle East will be run by Hilton   Hilton Worldwide has teamed up with investors Al-Rayyan Hospitality to develop what they say will be the largest beach resort in the Middle East at Salwa Beach in Qatar, capturing sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. The 362-key Hilton Salwa Beach .... More>>
10 Jun 2014
One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas changes hands again
One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas changes hands again   The One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in The Bahamas has been acquired by US-based Access Industries, having previously been sold in 2011 to Brookfield Asset Management. The 150-guestroom One&Only resort, situated on a 36-acre (14.6 hectare) beachfront site, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features three .... More>>
10 Jun 2014
Doha dominates PwC Spa Benchmark report for the Middle East
Doha dominates PwC Spa Benchmark report for the Middle East   PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its Spa Benchmark survey for the spa sector in the Middle East – with Doha giving a strong showing in the only report covering spas from the Jordanian Dead Sea region, Doha in Qatar and Beirut in Lebanon. Issued on a quarterly basis, the latest edition covers the .... More>>
09 Jun 2014
Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs trials spa cardholder scheme
Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs trials spa cardholder scheme   Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs has launched a new spa cardholder scheme at the company’s Blofield Heath Imagine spa in Norfolk, UK. Owned by Blue Sky Leisure, the Mosaic-operated Imagine Spa will allow cardholders to enjoy the same unlimited use of its spa facilities as they would a health club. For a monthly fee of £65, which equates to the price of a single massage, guests will have unlimited access to the Fire and Ice .... More>>
09 Jun 2014
Aqua Sana spa at Center Parcs Woburn Forest has opened its doors
Aqua Sana spa at Center Parcs Woburn Forest has opened its doors   The 22-treatment room and 25-experience room Aqua Sana spa has now launched at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire, UK. The giant 7,000sq m (75,347sq ft) wellness facility occupies three floors, costing £17.5m. The entire village cost £255m. Woburn Construction director, Don Camilleri, explained that .... More>>
09 Jun 2014
Soul Spa Concepts partners with dR Global to offer clients a long-term spa consultancy service
Soul Spa Concepts partners with dR Global to offer clients a long-term spa consultancy service   Soul Spa Concepts, a spa design and consultancy company, has partnered with dR Global Dubai – the spa training and education consultants who distribute top cosmetic brands to offer knowledge to clients from design and pre-opening through to ongoing .... More>>
09 Jun 2014
Mandarin Oriental, Manila to relocate elsewhere in the city
Mandarin Oriental, Manila to relocate elsewhere in the city   Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group plans to replace its existing property in Makati City, Manila of the Philippines, with a new hotel in a mixed-use development which will be unveiled in 2020. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a long-term .... More>>
06 Jun 2014
Hard Rock Cafe's Rock Spa introduces playlist of rhythmic treatments to music
Hard Rock Cafe's Rock Spa introduces playlist of rhythmic treatments to music   Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos has reinvented its Rock Spa treatments with a brand new music-centric spa menu, titled Rhythm and Motion, utilising amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns as the foundations of its treatments – designed to inspire .... More>>
06 Jun 2014
Sri Lankan president cuts ribbon on Centara's Ceysands Resort & Spa
Sri Lankan president cuts ribbon on Centara's Ceysands Resort & Spa   Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapksa was on hand to launch the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa last week, which is situated on the southwest Bentota Peninsula – sandwiched between the Bentota .... More>>
06 Jun 2014
Qantas looks to refresh wellness offerings at first class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne
Qantas looks to refresh wellness offerings at first class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne   Australian airline operator Qantas is seeking to refresh its spa offerings at both of its Sydney and Melbourne first class lounges with a range of new treatments based on Aurora Spa Rituals products. The spas at the airline’s first class lounges .... More>>
05 Jun 2014
Spa brand Resense welcomes new COO David Long
Spa brand Resense welcomes new COO David Long   International spa brand Resense has announced the addition of its new chief operating officer David Long. Prior to joining Resense, Long worked for NStyle in the UAE as a business development consultant and has 25 years' experience in the wellness industry. “David’s expert leadership of Resense’s operations, .... More>>
05 Jun 2014
GSWS announces highlights for the 2014 event in Morocco
GSWS announces highlights for the 2014 event in Morocco   The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the highlights of its 8th annual event, the theme of which is “Fast Forward” – taking place 10-12 September at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco. As the Summit kicks off with panels, .... More>>
05 Jun 2014
Park Hyatt's cashes in with hotel in former Austrian bank
Park Hyatt's cashes in with hotel in former Austrian bank   The first Park Hyatt hotel in Vienna, Austria, debuted this month after a two-year top-to-bottom renovation and restoration of a 100-year-old building that formerly served as the headquarters of the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank. Situated in .... More>>
05 Jun 2014
Six Senses prepares to unveil first European resort in Q2 of 2015
Six Senses prepares to unveil first European resort in Q2 of 2015   Six Senses is to unveil its first European resort during Q2 of 2015 in the Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage area of Douro Valley, home to sun-kissed grapevine-filled terraces and the River Douro, which winds its way to the Atlantic Coast. The .... More>>
05 Jun 2014
€18m fitness club and spa opens in Rome
€18m fitness club and spa opens in Rome   The €18m (US$24m £14.6m) Valeas Club in Rome – a health club that combines culture, business, sport and well-being – has opened in the municipality of Pomezia. Designed by architect Lucio Blancodini, developed by owner Angelo Di Tullio and .... More>>
04 Jun 2014
Conde Nast Traveller makes 'hostile' move against Spafinder with new service 'The Spa Finder'
Conde Nast Traveller makes 'hostile' move against Spafinder with new service 'The Spa Finder'   Consumer lifestyle magazine Conde Nast Traveller – the UK edition of the global travel magazine – has announced it's developing a new online service called The Spa Finder – a name closely mimicking that of long-standing spa industry stalwart Spafinder. The new service is scheduled to launch later this month in partnership with spa tour operator, Healing Holidays, .... More>>
03 Jun 2014
Apple reveals collaborations with Nike and Mayo Clinic for HealthKit platform
Apple reveals collaborations with Nike and Mayo Clinic for HealthKit platform   After much speculation, Apple has confirmed at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California that it plans to soon launch a native health tracking platform. The tracker – dubbed HealthKit – comes with a user-facing app .... More>>
03 Jun 2014
Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin to open in Croatia later this month
Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin to open in Croatia later this month   Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin is due to open later this month in Pula, Croatia, on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula – the most western region of the country. The 427-bedroom hotel will feature a 1,200sq m (12,917sq ft) spa with both an indoor and outdoor pool. Other hotel facilities include a revamp of .... More>>
02 Jun 2014
First US hydrotherapy spa for babies opens in Texas
First US hydrotherapy spa for babies opens in Texas   Babies are being sent to the first hydrotherapy spa in the US – based in Houston, Texas – which claims to help infants reach cognitive developmental milestones up to 50 per cent faster than their peers. The website for the Float Baby spa, which opened earlier this year, says it's safe to schedule the first US$65 (€48, £39) visit as soon as the baby’s remaining umbilical chord is gone, typically occurring between two to six .... More>>
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