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08 May 2014
Industry networking event SPATEC Europe 2014 kicks off
Industry networking event SPATEC Europe 2014 kicks off   The three-day SPATEC Europe 2014 has begun at the 401-bedroom Sheraton Rhodes Resort in Greece. Talks will be led by John Frieda Salons’ general manager Berni Hawkins and panelists such as Andrew Gibson of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI); Brian Hunter, operations director at Lifehouse Spa and .... More>>
08 May 2014
Seaton Leisure Complex gains approval after bat dispute
Seaton Leisure Complex gains approval after bat dispute 
  Plans for a £15m leisure complex in Seaton, Devon, are finally set to commence after being stalled by local bats. The hilltop scheme – which will include a boutique hotel, restaurant, .... More>>
08 May 2014
Cherkley Court regains planning permission after Appeal Court overturns rejection
Cherkley Court regains planning permission after Appeal Court overturns rejection 
  The much disputed former home of press baron Lord Beaverbook will now be turned into a hotel, spa and golf course following a ruling from the court of appeal. The High Court had previously quashed plans for Cherkley Court near Leatherhead, amid local opposition. But the decision was then overturned after .... More>>
08 May 2014
Middle East and Africa primed for wellness tourism surge suggests GWTC study
Middle East and Africa primed for wellness tourism surge suggests GWTC study   Although the smallest global wellness travel market, the Middle East/African region will lead the industry charge as the largest driver of growth until 2017, according to newly-released data from the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC). The .... More>>
07 May 2014
Palazzo Versace Dubai opening delayed by another 12 months
Palazzo Versace Dubai opening delayed by another 12 months   The Dubai resort development, Palazzo Versace, has had its opening date pushed back by another 12 months, having originally been expected to launch in 2010. Developer Enshaa Services .... More>>
07 May 2014
Raffles Hotel and W Hotel expected at US$1.3bn 'megasuperblock' in Jakarta
Raffles Hotel and W Hotel expected at US$1.3bn 'megasuperblock' in Jakarta   A IDR15trn (US$1.3bn, €937m, £768m) project in the business district of Jakarta, Indonesia, – described by developers as a "megasuperblock of buildings" – is to feature a range of leisure .... More>>
06 May 2014
Kempinski The Spa branches out into Equatorial Guinean rainforest
Kempinski The Spa branches out into Equatorial Guinean rainforest   Kempinski The Spa will branch out into Central Africa with the launch of a new location at the Equatorial Guinea Conference and Golf Hotel. The 450-bedroom hotel is one of many new-builds taking place in the heart of Equatorial Guinea’s .... More>>
06 May 2014
Minor Hotel Group reveals first resort in Seychelles
Minor Hotel Group reveals first resort in Seychelles   Minor Hotel Group has unveiled its first resort in the Seychelles after the company took over management of the former Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel. The Thai hotel group will .... More>>
03 May 2014
Jeremy McCarthy appointed Group Director of Spa for Mandarin Oriental
Jeremy McCarthy appointed Group Director of Spa for Mandarin Oriental   Jeremy McCarthy, formerly Director of Global Spa Development and Operations at Starwood Hotel and Resorts has accepted a new position as Group Director of Spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He will be based in Hong Kong. He replaces Andrew Gibson who held the role at Mandarin Oriental from 2007 to January this year, when he moved on to take up the post of VP Spa and Wellness at Fairmont Raffles Hotels and Resorts. .... More>>
02 May 2014
Going organic for seven days can reduce pesticide absorption by up to 90 per cent
Going organic for seven days can reduce pesticide absorption by up to 90 per cent   Pesticide exposure in adults can be reduced by almost 90 per cent by eating a mainly organic diet for just seven days, according to a study from the Australian RMIT University’s School of Health Sciences. Supervised by Professor Marc Cohen, professor of complementary medicine at RMIT, the research is the first to compare the differences in pesticide residues in .... More>>
02 May 2014
Accor Hotel reveals plans for its eighth new-build in New Zealand, Novotel New Plymouth
Accor Hotel reveals plans for its eighth new-build in New Zealand, Novotel New Plymouth   Accor Hotels has announced a NZ$22m (US$18.9m, €13.7m, £11.2m) new-build Novotel hotel in New Plymouth which is set to open in 2015 – the eighth Novotel in New Zealand. Located in the .... More>>
02 May 2014
Bangkok Mandarin Oriental launches beauty initiative for new in-house boutique
Bangkok Mandarin Oriental launches beauty initiative for new in-house boutique   Bangkok's Mandarin Oriental has launched a results-orientated beauty treatment programme called “Beauty by Mandarin Oriental” to take place in its new THB6m (US$0.2m, €0.1m, £0.1m) in-house boutique spa facility. Four freshly-developed beauty .... More>>
01 May 2014
Seawater pool installed for US$5m revamp of Gurney's Resort & Spa in the Hamptons
Seawater pool installed for US$5m revamp of Gurney's Resort & Spa in the Hamptons   Gurney’s Resort & Spa in New York, US has received its first set of upgrades for US$5m (€3.6m £3m) as part of a multi-phase redevelopment of the property by real estate moguls George .... More>>
01 May 2014
Spa treatments are the mainstream mother's preferred way to de-stress
Spa treatments are the mainstream mother's preferred way to de-stress   Nine in 10 North American mothers reported they would rather receive an “experience” than a gift this Mother’s Day, with a spa trip spa ranking number one on the list of desired experiences – according to a survey by Spafinder Wellness 365. .... More>>
01 May 2014
Four Seasons Disney to open in Q3 this year
Four Seasons Disney to open in Q3 this year   The lakeside Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is set to open for business in Q3 2014. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts entered into a joint venture with Silverstein .... More>>
30 Apr 2014
US$68m mixed-use development including the Le Meridien Columbus to open in January 2015
US$68m mixed-use development including the Le Meridien Columbus to open in January 2015   The Joseph, a US$68m (€49m, £40m) mixed-use development, which includes Le Meridien Columbus hotel is set to open in January 2015 in the Short North neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio, US. Owned and developed by the Columbus-based Pizzuti Companies, .... More>>
30 Apr 2014
Qatar-owned luxury resort and spa to open in 2016 in Malaysia
Qatar-owned luxury resort and spa to open in 2016 in Malaysia   The Qatar-owned Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has begun construction of its luxury resort and spa in Malaysia, located in the beachfront village of Chendering in the Sultanate .... More>>
30 Apr 2014
US$37m refurbishment planned for Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Hotel in Dubai
US$37m refurbishment planned for Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Hotel in Dubai   UK-based international construction services company, ISG, has secured a US$37m (€25m, £21m) contract to refurbish all 393 rooms at Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Hotel in Dubai. The work will involve upgrades to all rooms and suites, ski chalets – next to Ski Dubai – meeting rooms .... More>>
29 Apr 2014
Lake Winnipesaukee spa has reopened after Art Deco-themed expansion
Lake Winnipesaukee spa has reopened after Art Deco-themed expansion   The Cascade Spa, set within the Mill Falls at the Lake Resort in Meredith, New Hampshire has reopened following renovations. Situated on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Cascade Spa originally opened its doors in July 2004, but within a couple .... More>>
29 Apr 2014
Centara Hotel & Resorts expands into the Middle East with new hotel in Muscat, Oman
Centara Hotel & Resorts expands into the Middle East with new hotel in Muscat, Oman   Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a hotel in Muscat, Oman. The Centara Muscat Hotel, owned by Irfan International Hotel, is scheduled to open in .... More>>
29 Apr 2014
First new hotel build in Key Largo, Florida for 20 years set to open in 2015
First new hotel build in Key Largo, Florida for 20 years set to open in 2015   The newest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection and first new hotel build in Key Largo, Florida for 20 years – Playa Largo Resort & Spa – is set to open in Q3 2015. Development and construction experts Prime Hospitality, plus Shaner Hotels .... More>>
29 Apr 2014
Four Seasons' reconstructed Soviet hotel to open in August 2014
Four Seasons' reconstructed Soviet hotel to open in August 2014   Four Seasons Moscow – the hotel operator’s second Russian site after its Four Seasons Hotel Lions Palace St Petersburg – will open in August in a prime location adjacent to Red Square .... More>>
29 Apr 2014
Work starts on Donald Trump's Old Post Office Building hotel and spa in May
Work starts on Donald Trump's Old Post Office Building hotel  and spa in May   Business magnate Donald Trump has announced the closure of The Old Post Office building in Washington DC as the property undergoes a US$200m (€144.4m, £119m) redevelopment – from office space into a luxury hotel and spa. The estimated date for completion of the 270ft tall (85m) post office’s transformation is late 2015. The Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office will be a 270-bedroom hotel. The hotel will feature .... More>>
28 Apr 2014
Outrigger's US$10m Mauritius Resort and Spa open for business
Outrigger's US$10m Mauritius Resort and Spa open for business   As part of its plans to expand globally, Outrigger's Mauritius Resort and Spa, estimated to have cost US$10m (€7.2m, £5.9m) has officially launched. The renovated 181-bedroom beachfront resort is located in Bel Ombre on the southwest shore of .... More>>
28 Apr 2014
Great Barrier Reef spa is expected to open in July 2014
Great Barrier Reef spa is expected to open in July 2014   The Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa is expected to open in July 2014 in the south west Pacific Ocean, facing the UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Built on stilts, the .... More>>
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