17 Jul 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date  
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date

By Tom Walker

This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with more than 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across 100 countries. Now in its third year, the WWW aims to highlight the importance of wellness and help people adopt healthier lifestyles – as well as foster positive .... more>>
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats  
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats

By Jane Kitchen

Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute. Founded by Dan Buettner, Blue Zones reflects the lifestyle, traditions and environment of the world’s longest-lived people. Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and York Times .... more>>

Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong  
By Jane Kitchen

Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has officially launched its new urban wellness concept, Fivelements Habitat, with the opening of the first outpost in Hong Kong on 12 July. .... more>>
Pure Massage launches training courses for trainers  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Pure Massage, a spa training method founded by Beata Aleksandrowicz, has launched a series of targeted education courses, devised specifically for massage trainers, that will enable them to .... more>>
London's COMO Metropolitan launches residences  
By Jane Kitchen

COMO Metropolitan London has opened ten luxury residences, offering private apartment-style accommodation adjacent to the hotel and opposite Hyde Park. The Residences offer the same .... more>>
Six Senses to open in France’s Loire Valley in 2022  
By Jane Kitchen

Six Senses has announced plans for a resort in the “Garden of France”, 90 minutes south of Paris in the Loire Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage region, the Loire Valley is known for .... more>>
Bad Ragaz’s Grand Hotel Quellenhof reveals redesign with a focus on thermal water  
By Jane Kitchen

After five months of construction and an investment of CHF 45m (€40m), the completely renovated Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Switzerland has once again opened its doors. For 150 years, the .... more>>
Six Senses Maxwell launches spa pods  
By Jane Kitchen

The newly opened Six Senses Maxwell in Singapore has introduced five spa pods and two relaxation rooms designed to be an urban sanctuary amid Singapore’s hustle and bustle. “Created in .... more>>
Inaugural We Work Well event gets positive feedback  
By Lisa Starr

While there is no shortage of spa events on the calendar these days, an impactful newcomer arrived on the scene this month: We Work Well, which hosted its first event at The Langham Hotel in .... more>>
Hyatt opens 9th French property with 1,200sq m spa  
By Jane Kitchen

The Hyatt Regency Chantilly has opened in the French countryside outside Paris, with a 12,917sq ft (1,200sq m) Spa and Beauty Center. The ninth Hyatt-branded hotel in France. Hyatt .... more>>
Wellness in the clouds: Four Seasons Philadelphia to open next month with 57th floor crystal-themed spa  
By Jane Kitchen

The Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center is set to open 12 August with a 17,321sq ft spa that encompasses the entire 57th floor. Under the guidance of spa director Verena .... more>>
Grantley Hall wants to become one of Europe's top gym, spa, and wellness hotels  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Grade II listed, 17th century Grantley Hall hotel and wellness retreat will reopen today (6 July) near Ripon, UK. The property has undergone extensive renovation work over a .... more>>
 

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New GWI Initiative to focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals  
By Jane Kitchen

A new Global Wellness Institute Initiative has been launched to focus on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular, SDG #3, which is ‘Good health & .... more>>
Shanti Maurice gets sister resort on Mykonos  
By Jane Kitchen

A new Shanti spa has opened on the Greek island of Mykonos, perched on the cliff of Agios Stefanos and overlooking the Aegean Sea. Oniro Mykonos – A Shanti Collection Resort is a 5-star .... more>>
Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay launches new programming and unveils new look following major revamp  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay has unveiled a brand new look following a recent refurbishment that saw the expansion of the spa to include six refreshed treatment rooms and a new .... more>>

Features
ISPA

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After almost three decades serving members and contributing to the growth of the industry, we talk to ISPA’s Crystal Ducker about the work of the association and the future of spa
The Spa at South Lodge, UK

New Opening:
The Spa at South Lodge, UK


Katie Barnes visits the new purpose-built, £14m spa by the owners of Pennyhill Park
Dale Hipsh

Interview:
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The senior VP of hotels at Hard Rock International tells Katie Barnes why its music-centric spa menu is striking the right chord with consumers and the media
The Tides

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The Tides


Annemarie Wortman highlights a new, effective detox treatment and product line by The Tides Wellness
Book4time

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Book4time


As Book4Time celebrates its 15th anniversary, we talk to founder and CEO Roger Sholanki about his passion for the spa and wellness industry
Kalloni Spa at Parklane Limassol, Cyprus

New Opening:
Kalloni Spa at Parklane Limassol, Cyprus


Lauren Heath-Jones reports from Kalloni Spa at Marriott’s first property in Cyprus
On the menu

Spa Programmes:
On the menu


Olivia Newton-John skincare, Sounds of Africa and jet lag butlers feature in our programming series
Earth Day 2019

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Earth Day 2019


We take a look at how spas around the world celebrated Earth Day and Earth Hour
Training & education

Software:
Training & education


From bespoke training programmes to 24/7 support teams and company super-users, how are software suppliers helping spas get the most out of their systems?
Civana

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Civana opens spa with a focus on democratic wellness
Iyashi Dome

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Iyashi Dome


Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
Gharieni

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Gharieni


Gharieni has long been known as an industry innovator. Now, Forbes Travel Guide has named the company as its official Spa & Wellness Equipment Manufacturer. Sammy Gharieni tells us more
Neil Jacobs

People profile:
Neil Jacobs


Neil Jacobs reveals what the IHG buyout means for Six Senses
Spa product news

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Parisian skincare house Anne Semonin has created a bath and body care collection inspired by summer in the Mediterranean.
 
Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'

Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Starpool, an Italian wellness consultancy, has partnered with design studio Aledolci & Co to develop a new outdoor sauna concept.
 
Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis

Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Luxury skincare brand, Elemis, has been named as the new product partner for the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Essex, UK.
Beauty product news

Can your spa uniforms take the heat?

Can your spa uniforms take the heat?

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Combining comfort and style is never easy, but when it comes to the demands of life as a spa therapist in a hot climate can your spa uniforms take the heat?
 
New Phytomer Marine Mist transports users to the seaside

New Phytomer Marine Mist transports users to the seaside

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

French Marine skincare brand Phytomer has launched a new professional facial spray that will become an integral step in all Phytomer treatments.
 
Caudalie Suncare range protects the skin and the environment

Caudalie Suncare range protects the skin and the environment

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Caudalie has created a suncare collection that protects both the skin and the environment.
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Technology in Wellness

Switzerland’s Glion Institute investigates the impact of technology on spa and wellness in an intensive executive programme. Organiser Mariana Palmeiro shares her highlights

Not only is the wellness industry growing rapidly, but so also is new technology and innovation – we need to fully understand its potential to drive our industry forward,” says Mariana Palmeiro who heads up the faculty of spa and wellness management at Swiss hospitality school Glion Institute of Higher Education.

With this in mind, the school welcomed forward-thinking spa directors and hotel executives on an intensive three-day education programme in December entitled Innovation and Technology: What does it mean for Spa and Wellness?

A range of guest speakers from the US and Europe covered everything from AI and algorithms to brain optimisation. Global spa education expert Mary Tabacchi, who co-delivered the programme with Palmeiro, says: “This executive education programme is the first of its kind… Technology is upon us. Not just Apple Watches and Fitbits, but amazing technology that will likely revolutionise wellness/spa and healthcare. This is both exciting and frightening – however, it is coming.”

Thought-provoking topics
Brain optimisation, based on neuromodulation technologies such as magnetic and infrared light stimulation, can be used for stress reduction, improved executive functioning, greater creativity and more. Devon and Julie White, co-founders of US-based neuro-enhancement company Field, explained to participants how these FDA-approved treatments are now being holistically mixed with coaching and mental healing to develop a completely new type of wellbeing programme.

Simone Gibertoni, CEO of Swiss medical resort Clinique La Prairie outlined the potential for gene testing in spas. In a new partnership with GenePredicts it’s developing a portfolio of preventative wellness programmes. This includes Nutripass, which matches diet to genes. Palmeiro says: “There are many genetic tests available in the market, but it’s when a result is combined with a personalised set of guidelines to improve one’s life that it really fits in a spa type environment.”

Representatives from two medical wearable startups backed by Swiss tech incubator EPFL pointed out how it’s important for the spa and wellness community to be more proactive in collaborating with innovators. DomoSafety measures the movement of a person around their home (such as in senior living communities) and alerts caregivers about potential abnormal behaviour, said Serge Grisard. Be.Care measures heart rate variability and James Bissell explained how it can be used to detect and prevent burnout or executive stress. Both have the potential to support employee wellness solutions and quality of life services for resorts, mixed-use developments, medical and wellness facilities.

Aras Erekul, corporate director of experience development at Canyon Ranch, US, presented the latest spa data management practices. Using guest data from before, during and after a stay, as well as an analysis of social media presence and website interaction, the company is developing a sophisticated algorithm supported by AI. It will use this system to predict guest preferences for practitioners, therapies and programmes, to help with more accurate personalisation, planning and experience delivery.

Sammy Gharieni, owner of spa equipment company Gharieni, and Nicolas Ronco, founder of YeloSpa, focused on business innovation. Both men are respected in the industry for their creative approaches and their points of discussion included franchising, automated systems and massages by robots – could human contact by a masseur become a luxury while the use of machines moves into the mainstream?

Learning environment
It was with the Glion’s backdrop of the Swiss mountains and picturesque Lake Geneva, that the 12 attendees gathered. Group numbers were limited to create an intensive learning environment and in between presentations, time was set aside so they could discuss how each innovation or technology relates to their business.

“This was more than just assembling in a conference room and downloading the latest industry benchmarks,” explains Palmeiro. “Participants developed new concepts and hypotheses and matured their ideas, making this a more advanced exercise.”

Palmeiro has first-hand experience in developing and operating spas, having worked as a project manager for Mandara for more than five years in Bali, and later on running her own consultancy in Indonesia. She’s also a graduate of Cornell University and she invited Tabacchi, her mentor and professor emerita of Cornell, to co-deliver the seminar as a visiting faculty member.

The event is part of Glion’s Wellness to Business Executive Education initiative which Palmeiro launched last year. The education initiative delivers wellness focused online and on-campus certification courses in Switzerland and the UK to both hotel general managers, spa directors and other industry leaders. Online courses in 2019 will focus on excellence in spa operations, revenue management and market analysis and valuation, while a face to face programme will revisit innovation and technology later in the year.

Palmeiro concludes: “Education is essential in bringing new perspectives, new inspirations and solid growth to spa businesses.”

Swiss hospitality school Glion welcomed the group of forward-thinking spa directors and hotel executives for an intensive three-day educational programme at its facility by Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Mariana Palmeiro heads up Glion’s Wellness to Business Executive Education initiative.

Email: mariana.palmeiro@glion.edu

Spa education experts Mariana Palmeiro (left) and Mary Tabacchi (right)
Time was set aside for participants to discuss how each innovation relates to their business
Time was set aside for participants to discuss how each innovation relates to their business
From top left to right: wellness innovator presenters included Devon White, Sammy Gharieni, Serge Grisard and James Bissell
 


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