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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>>
15 Jan 2014
Hartman publishes revealing consumer involvement figures for wellness industry
Hartman publishes revealing consumer involvement figures for wellness industry   The Hartman Group has released statistics which show consumer involvement in health and wellness. The study has revealed that consumers think, live and shop differently depending on where they are ‘within the world of health and wellness’. The ‘Hartman World Model’ shows intensity of engagement based on .... More>>
15 Jan 2014
Spa complex planned on former naval battery site
Spa complex planned on former naval battery site   Plans to construct a hotel and spa complex on a former naval battery outpost in Plymouth, UK, have been resurrected by Rotolok Holdings. The £10m ($16.4, €12m) scheme designed by LHC Architecture - featuring a 3,322sq.m (10,899ft) luxury hotel .... More>>
15 Jan 2014
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel toasts 20-month turnaround
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel toasts 20-month turnaround   The Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Essex, UK, has capped a successful 2013 by sealing several industry accolades, two months after winning endorsement from Virgin Holidays for its corporate .... More>>
14 Jan 2014
Spafinder Wellness 365 releases 2014 trends report
Spafinder Wellness 365 releases 2014 trends report   Wired wellness, urban retreats, hot springs and even death are among the top themes likely to shape the spa market in 2014, according to the eleventh edition of the annual Top 10 Global Spa and Wellness Trends Forecast 2014 from Spafinder Wellness 365, which is published today. The report is authored by Spafinder Wellness Inc president Susie Ellis and developed by company research analysts. It’s based on ongoing surveys .... More>>
14 Jan 2014
Clinton Foundation's Health Matters conference 2014 kicks off in California
Clinton Foundation's Health Matters conference 2014 kicks off in California   The 2014 Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation conference in La Quinta, California is now underway, with the event looking to promote health and wellness throughout the United States. The three-day event, which began yesterday, .... More>>
13 Jan 2014
Centara cements south Thailand expansion effort
Centara cements south Thailand expansion effort   Centara Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence in the south of Thailand, signing management contracts for three new properties within the same master development in Klong Muang, Krabi. The agreement sees Centara take over the management of the Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa, the Centara .... More>>
09 Jan 2014
Details revealed for 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit
Details revealed for 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit
  The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced that its eighth annual summit will be held at Morocco's Four Seasons Resort Marrakech from September 10-12. The event, which most .... More>>
09 Jan 2014
Waldorf Astoria opens on Dubai's Palm Jumeriah
Waldorf Astoria opens on Dubai's Palm Jumeriah   Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand Waldorf Astoria has revealed its newest offering with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah. The 319-bedroom property offers a number of recreational facilities including tennis courts, a range of .... More>>
09 Jan 2014
Metropolitan by COMO making US debut in Miami
Metropolitan by COMO making US debut in Miami   Metropolitan by COMO is set to make its US debut with the opening of a new Miami location at the end of January. The 74-bedroom hotel overlooks Miami beach and is located at the centre of the city’s Downtown Historic District. The COMO Shambhala – the hotel’s luxury wellness spa – offers a personalised .... More>>
09 Jan 2014
AM Resorts opening Costa Rica location under Dreams brand
AM Resorts opening Costa Rica location under Dreams brand
  A new resort is scheduled to open at the end of 2014 with the launch of Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica by AM Resorts. Opening December 2014 Dreams Las Mareas will be the first Dreams .... More>>
07 Jan 2014
Kempinski and L.RAPHAEL team up
Kempinski and L.RAPHAEL team up   Kempinski has opened its second hotel in Moscow, La Plus Belle Hotel Nikol’skaya. Situated on the doorstep of the Bolshoi Theatre, the hotel has undergone six years of restoration by Leo International Design Group - the architects responsible for .... More>>
07 Jan 2014
Spafinder ventures into TV advertising
Spafinder ventures into TV advertising   The European division of Spafinder Wellness 365 cranked up the festive cheer, reporting a 100 per cent increase in search engine traffic and sales volume of its gift cards – both in-store and online – thanks to a TV ad campaign in the lead up to Christmas. The company is one of the first in the sector to .... More>>
06 Jan 2014
Velaa Private Island opens in Maldives
Velaa Private Island opens in Maldives   Velaa Private Island has opened in the Maldives, with a Spa My Blend By Clarins. Located north from Malé, in the Noonu Atoll, the island is the vision of owner Jiri Smejc. The Czech billionaire wanted a Maldivian resort that met his standards for what a luxurious private resort should be and intends to .... More>>
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