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20 Aug 2014
What to expect at next month's Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Marrakech
What to expect at next month's Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Marrakech   The eighth Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) is fast approaching – due to take place from 10-12 September at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco – bringing together the leaders and innovators of the spa industry to help guide and shape the future of wellness in years to come. Over the past couple of months, Susie Ellis – chair and CEO of GSWS and president of Spafinder Wellness 365 – has revealed a number of .... More>>
20 Aug 2014
Ohio Attorney-General accuses Wellness Laser and Med Spa of misleading customers
Ohio Attorney-General accuses Wellness Laser and Med Spa of misleading customers   The Attorney General for the US state of Ohio, Mike DeVine, is sueing a laser liposuction spa in Beachwood, accusing it of failing to deliver services that customers paid for through discount websites such as Groupon and Living Social. Better Business Bureaus (BBB), an association of not-for-profit .... More>>
20 Aug 2014
Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits
Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits   A new piece of wearable kit has been developed to stop people from overeating, with the Bite Counter looking to provide a remedy to the developed world’s obesity crisis. The counter has been designed as a wristwatch to detect, count and display .... More>>
20 Aug 2014
First spa by L'Occitane in the National Capital Region of New Delhi debuts
First spa by L'Occitane in the National Capital Region of New Delhi debuts   The Anya Hotel in the city of Gurgaon, India, has added an Amaltas Spa by L’Occitane to its 117-bedroom property – the first L’Occitane spa in the National Capital Region, near New Delhi. Owned by Hotel Hans Pvt, the hotel was rebranded in 2013 .... More>>
19 Aug 2014
A.W. Lake reveals plans for mammoth Changbai Mountain Hot Spring Resort
A.W. Lake reveals plans for mammoth Changbai Mountain Hot Spring Resort   The IHG-operated Changbai Mountain International Hot Spring Resort will open in 2015 in China’s largest nature reserve near the Korean border, home to the rare Manchurian tiger, snow leopards and wild ginseng. The area is also part of a UNESCO 'man and biosphere' environment programme. Located in the southeast .... More>>
19 Aug 2014
Combination of acupuncture and massage cures dizziness, says Chinese study
Combination of acupuncture and massage cures dizziness, says Chinese study   A combination of acupuncture and massage is the cure for a specific kind of dizziness called ‘cervical vertigo’, according to research published in the Chinese Journal of Gerontology. The study was carried out by researchers at the Peoples’ Hospital of Linhai City in China's Zhenjiang province. .... More>>
19 Aug 2014
Croatian Hotel Bellevue relaunches SPA Clinic after €50m property refurb
Croatian Hotel Bellevue relaunches SPA Clinic after €50m property refurb   The Hotel Bellevue has relaunched as a five-star property on the Croatian island of Lošinj, in Cikat Bay, in the coming months, after a €50m (US$67m, £40m) refurbishment by owners Jadranka .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
PwC Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey published for H1 2014
PwC Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey published for H1 2014   The latest edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Spa Benchmark survey for the spa sector in the Middle East has been published, covering the first two quarters of 2014 from January to June. Issued on a quarterly basis, the report provides .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
Franz Linser appointed to GSWS board of directors
Franz Linser appointed to GSWS board of directors   The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has appointed Franz Linser, PhD – founder and managing director of international consulting firm Linser Hospitality – to its board of directors, guiding the GSWS as it expands its mission and identity over .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts develops Spa by JW concept
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts develops Spa by JW concept   JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is in the process of re-imagining more than 20 of its global spa facilities through its newly-created concept called Spa by JW, intended to provide guests with an accessible luxury experience through express treatments. .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
Bathhouse spa updates its menu for new Delano hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Bathhouse spa updates its menu for new Delano hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas   The Bathhouse Spa in the 120-acre Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, US, will reveal a whole new menu of treatments on 1 September at its 15,000sq ft (1,394sq m) 13-treatment room facility. The resort’s other wellness centre – The Spa Mandalay – .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
LNE Spa Recognition Awards presented to spas and professionals
LNE Spa Recognition Awards presented to spas and professionals   The 10th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards – hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris – announced the winning South .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Shanti Maurice resort to relaunch spa with new worldly concept
Shanti Maurice resort to relaunch spa with new worldly concept   The Shanti Maurice Nira Resort in Mauritius will relaunch its giant spa on 26 September, offering brand new concept – A Journey Around the World Through Wellbeing – including new product ranges, treatments and packages based on oriental, Indian and .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
ISPA reveals positive growth trends for the US spa industry
ISPA reveals positive growth trends for the US spa industry   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has revealed positive growth trends for the US spa industry as a result of the “Big 5” statistics report carried out by PwC. The complete study will be released on 30 September 2014. The total number of US .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Spa mentorship programme and career resources to be unveiled at GSWS
Spa mentorship programme and career resources to be unveiled at GSWS   A spa management mentorship programme and new website providing internship and spa career resources will be unveiled at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 September. The new programmes and resources will be revealed at the third annual Spa Education Forum 2014 during the GSWS. .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Paul Pindar to chair ITC following management buy-out
Paul Pindar to chair ITC following management buy-out   ITC Luxury Travel CEO Jennifer Atkinson has completed a management buy-out of the company, financed by Santander Capita, while Paul Pindar – former CEO of Capita – has been appointed chair of the new parent company of ITC. Paul Pindar spent 26 years at Capita, an international business process outsourcing and professional services company, building it into a £7.5bn (US$12.5bn, €9.4bn) FTSE 100 company. ITC Luxury will benefit from Pindar’s experience, says Atkinson – .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre adds extensive spa facilities
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre adds extensive spa facilities   The four-star Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has added a brand new spa facility to its new accommodation wing, totally unconnected to the property’s existing Natural Elements Spa. The 580-bedroom hotel includes 196 newly-constructed 52sq m (560sq ft) bedrooms in the Royal Club wing – where the new .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Barry White reveals future plans for Chuan Spa
Barry White reveals future plans for Chuan Spa   Speaking exclusively to Spa Opportunities, group director of spa for Langham Hospitality Group Barry White has revealed future plans for the Chuan Spa brand and explained why its focus on net profit per square foot will not impact negatively on spa guest satisfaction. Having just celebrated the launch of the 11,000sq ft (1,022sq m) Chuan Spa at The Langham, .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
12,000 cancers each year caused by people being overweight or obese, new study finds
12,000 cancers each year caused by people being overweight or obese, new study finds   Around 12,000 cases of cancer each year are caused by people being overweight or obese, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. The scientists hope that the research – the largest of its kind – will inspire .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
PwC survey reveals US participation in corporate wellness programmes
PwC survey reveals US participation in corporate wellness programmes   Wellness continues to be a major investment made by employers in the US, but 90 per cent of corporations don’t have sufficient data to measure their return, according to a new report called Health and Wellbeing Touchstone Survey by PwC. The .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Organic Beauty Festival to educate spa managers on organic-certified products
Organic Beauty Festival to educate spa managers on organic-certified products   British spa brand Pinks Boutique is holding its second annual Organic Beauty Festival at a number of participating spas during September, to educate and inform visiting spa and salon representatives from around the country on how to shop for .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Wellbeing measurement tool developed to assess corporate wellness
Wellbeing measurement tool developed to assess corporate wellness   Wellbeing improvement firm Healthways and management consultancy Gallup have developed a research-based wellbeing measurement tool for use by companies to provide a more holistic method for increasing employee wellness. Gallup and Healthways have .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
New York subway station taken over by pop-up comedy spa prank
New York subway station taken over by pop-up comedy spa prank   A New York-based comedic prank collective known for causing public chaos and joy has set up an unauthorised pop-up spa on the NQR platform of the 34th Street subway station in Manhattan. .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Philippines to host beauty and spa trade fair Philbeauty 2014
Philippines to host beauty and spa trade fair Philbeauty 2014   A new international beauty, spa, health and wellness show – PhilBeauty 2014 – will take place from 28-30 August at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City, Metro Manila, in the Philippines. The three-day trade fair will feature more than 200 .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Romania's former health minister says national natural healing resources need protection
Romania's former health minister says national natural healing resources need protection   One of Romania’s prime natural healing facilities – the Techirghiol Spa and Sanitorium mud-bathing facility (SBRT) – is in danger of decay due to environmental factors and development, according to the former Health Minister Vasile Cepoi. In .... More>>
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