26 Jun 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Spa Sales and Reservationist
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Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London



Beauty Therapist
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Location: Knightsbridge, London, UK
Company: Urban Retreat



Senior Spa Therapist
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Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London



Spa Attendant
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Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London


Spa Therapists
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Location: Fawkham, UK
Company: Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Fawsley, Daventry, UK
Company: Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: St Helier, Jersey
Company: Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Sutton Coldfield, UK
Company: New Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK
Company: Norton House Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Redhill, Surrey, UK
Company: Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK
Company: Rhinefield House Hotel
Spa Therapists
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Location: Nantwich, UK
Company: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK
Company: Wood Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK
Company: Wood Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Guernsey
Company: St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort




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Piscina & Wellness Barcelona announces competition to build seaside aquatic centre  
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona announces competition to build seaside aquatic centre

By Andrew Manns

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona (PWB) has launched an international contest for architecture students to conceptualise a new aquatic centre. According to the company, the future leisure facility will be designed for public bathing and will occupy a tract of land on Barcelona’s waterfront, between “Drassanes Quay .... more>>
GOCO Hospitality to create advanced medical wellness destination in Kazakhstan  
GOCO Hospitality to create advanced medical wellness destination in Kazakhstan

By Jane Kitchen

International wellness consultancy, development and management firm GOCO Hospitality is working on a wellness resort in a heritage property in Kazakhstan that was once one of the most advanced sanatoriums during the Soviet era. Now, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has .... more>>

Glamping resort Shinta Mani Wild opens luxury spa  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild, a luxury glamping resort in Cambodia, has opened a new spa which fuses alfresco riverside treatments with ancient Khmer practices and products made .... more>>
Okura Tokyo to bring Annayake brand to Japan with new 27th floor spa  
By Jane Kitchen

Hotel Okura Tokyo Co., Ltd. has announced that The Okura Tokyo, due to open on 12 September 2019, will offer the Okura Fitness & Spa Annayake beauty and wellness facility. This new .... more>>
 Lotte New York Palace to be home to first American ila Spa  
By Jane Kitchen

Lotte New York Palace has partnered with luxury, organic-grown skincare and lifestyle brand ila to open its first branded spa in the US. The 7,000sq ft ila Spa at Lotte New York Palace .... more>>
 Wellness Tourism Association introduces new  
By Jane Kitchen

There was business as well as wellness on the agenda as the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) held its second annual membership meeting at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, US, from 29-30 .... more>>
Troon Pacific unveils US$34m wellness mansion in San Francisco  
By Andrew Manns

California-based real estate group Troon Pacific has completed “Residence 2646” a US$34m (€30.1m, £26.7m) wellness-orientated mansion in San Francisco. Conceived by the company’s in-house .... more>>
China’s ‘city of the future’ will have wellbeing as its focus  
By Andrew Manns

Design firms Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) and TLS Landscape Architecture (TLS) have teamed up to masterplan a wellness-focused city in a recently incorporated district of Hebei, China. .... more>>
Cornish spa to reflect the area’s rich mining history  
By Jane Kitchen

A multi-million pound spa is set to debut on England’s most southerly coast this summer. The Mullion Cove spa – at the hotel by the same name – will feature expansive views over .... more>>
Guests to sleep in ‘Human Cocoons’ at upcoming Mexican resort dedicated to the search for happiness  
By Jane Kitchen

A new project in Mexico will be focused on a transformational travel experience designed to increase guests’ level of consciousness and help them live a happier, healthier and more abundant .... more>>
Mindbody appoints new European managing director  
By Jane Kitchen

Wellness industry technology platform Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director of Mindbody Europe. The company said Coxon’s role will see him take the lead on managing all .... more>>
Private lagoon watsu treatment, detox elixirs: Le Sereno St Barths debuts new spa  
By Jane Kitchen

Sereno Hotels has unveiled a new spa at Le Sereno St Barths following damage from Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The expanded spa and wellness area includes a menu from new treatment .... more>>
 

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The future of medical spas explored in first-ever Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank  
By Jane Kitchen

The EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) hosted the first Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank on 6 June 2019 in Chur-Passugg, Switzerland. This one-day forum saw .... more>>
GWI Initiative names top hot springs trends worldwide  
By Jane Kitchen

The Global Wellness Institute has released the top five trends in hot springs as identified by the GWI’s Hot Springs Initiative. The new forecast draws attention to World Bathing Day, a .... more>>
First renderings revealed for Front & York Residences in Brooklyn's DUMBO district  
By Andrew Manns

Morris Adjmi Architects have unveiled the first set of renderings of the Front & York Residences, a resort-style residential development currently taking shape in Brooklyn’s DUMBO district. .... more>>

Features
Bone loading

Fitness:
Bone loading


Spas can help guests avoid and reverse osteoporosis says Liz Terry
Lemi

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Lemi


From humble beginnings in a small Italian village, Lemi has grown a hugely successful global business in the massage bed market. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary year, we talk to GM Matteo Brusaferri
Camylle

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Camylle


Marc Massing from Camylle explains the benefits of aromatherapy in a spa’s wet areas
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
DNA testing

Everyone’s talking about:
DNA testing


How are spas using DNA tests to offer the ultimate personalised services? Julie Cramer investigates
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
Blackberry Mountain

New Opening:
Blackberry Mountain


Sister property to iconic Blackberry Farm revealed
Dr Tom Stubbs

People profile:
Dr Tom Stubbs


Dr Tom Stubbs talks epigenetics tests and spas
Neil Jacobs

People profile:
Neil Jacobs


Neil Jacobs reveals what the IHG buyout means for Six Senses
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

New Opening:
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


Spa tranquillity at InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – the world’s first underground hotel, underground hotel
Miraval Austin

New Opening:
Miraval Austin


Miraval unveils second-ever wellness resort
Comfort Zone

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Comfort Zone


Skincare brand Comfort Zone has partnered with Wellness for Cancer to create a new programme of spa treatments for people touched by cancer. Barbara Gavazzoli tells us more
Dale Hipsh

Interview:
Dale Hipsh


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
Spa product news

Aromatherapy Associates x Aera collection encourages users to be at one with nature

Aromatherapy Associates x Aera collection encourages users to be at one with nature

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Aromatherapy Associates has partnered with Aera, an innovator in scent and microdroplet technology, to create a series of fragrance capsules.
 
Saltabilty opens new head office following significant growth

Saltabilty opens new head office following significant growth

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Saltability, a specialist in Himalayan salt stone massage, has relocated to new headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida after significant company growth.
 
Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama reveals 'most technologically advanced' massage chair on the market

Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama reveals 'most technologically advanced' massage chair on the market

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

DreamWave, developers of luxury full-body shiatsu massage chairs, has launched the DreamWave M.8.
Beauty product news

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.
 
Vinésime launches Élixir Du Temps to combat signs of ageing round the eyes

Vinésime launches Élixir Du Temps to combat signs of ageing round the eyes

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Vinésime, a professional vino-cosmetics brand based in France, has launched a new eye emulsion that is designed to combat the signs of ageing.
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The company’s R&D team is driven by bringing the latest unique products to market. The most recent innovation to be introduced by Biologique Recherche is La Grande Crème, inspired by the latest discoveries in epigenetics.

Biologique Recherche was founded by a French family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it is owned by Rupert Schmid, Pierre-Louis Delapalme and Dr Philippe Allouche, son of the founders.
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06-07 Jul 2019

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Neil Jacobs

CEO, Six Senses

We are certainly in a period of industry consolidation,” says Neil Jacobs, CEO of wellness resort brand Six Senses. In February, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Six Senses from Pegasus Capital Advisors for a reported US$300m (€267m, £229.5m). The sale included the management of 16 Six Senses hotels, 37 spas, and sister spa management companies Evason and Raison d’Etre. Jacobs says the deal “reinforces the IHG commitment to creating a very high-end portfolio of brands, and says to the markets that they care enough about wellness and sustainability to conclude the Six Senses acquisition, rather than another boutique brand.”

It was Six Senses’ focus on wellness and sustainability, along with its “impressive management team”, that IHG pointed to as reasons for the purchase. Jacobs, who’s been CEO since 2012 and who has a personal passion for spa, sustainability, design, food and experiential travel, is certainly a part of that team. He has more than three decades of experience in running and developing hotels and spas, including heading up the Spa Task Force at Four Seasons.

Wellness innovation
Many of Jacobs’ passions are growing in importance – and increasingly overlapping – for today’s travellers. “As people become more conscious about their health, they’re more accepting of different modalities, including the spiritual and mindful, and become more curious each year as to the possibilities,” Jacobs explains. “What will keep [wellness] relevant is continued work around new initiatives, jumping feet-first into the lesser-known healing arts, and doing work to devise programming that is interesting and exciting for our customers.”

Those new initiatives and programmes are driven by a Wellness Innovation Group, headed up by Anna Bjurstam, vice president of spa and wellness for Six Senses. The group is charged with the ongoing creation of wellness content for the brand, which recently has included the launch of a Grow With Six Senses programme for children; a holistic anti-ageing concept at Six Senses Kaplankaya; the development of a jet lag app; and the Sleep With Six Senses (see SB18/2 p66) and Eat With Six Senses programmes, which address sleep health and nutrition, respectively.

Focus on ‘spa as spa’
Despite these broader wellness initiatives, spas remain at the heart of each Six Senses property, with every location offering signature treatments and therapies, plus locally inspired therapies, yogic programmes, and more traditional feel-good pampering. Therapists are drawn from all over the world, and visiting practitioners add an extra depth of knowledge.

But it’s the move to take wellness outside the spa, integrating it into the entire stay for guests, that has set Six Senses apart from the competition. “Spa is a big part of the wellness offering, but it’s not the only part, as we know,” says Jacobs. “We remain focused on ‘spa as spa’ to ensure that our spa offerings remain vibrant and relevant, and interface properly with all of our other content.”

Accelerated growth
Jacobs says it’s ‘business as usual’ at Six Senses since the acquisition, though some restructuring may follow to deal with growth and the multiple new properties which are scheduled to launch in the next few years. These planned openings include a hideaway in Israel’s Negev Desert; the transformation of a series of 19th-century mansions in Istanbul; and the group’s first project in North America, a contemporary duo of twisting towers designed by inspirational architect Bjarke Ingels in New York . Additional projects are currently underway in Austria, Brazil, mainland China, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

In March – just after the acquisition – Six Senses opened two ambitious projects: Krabey Island in Cambodia, set on a private island near Ream National Park, which includes an expansive spa inspired by the sacred Khmer Kbal Spean River; and Six Senses Bhutan, which will include five lodges and a circuit of spas spread over the remote Himalayan kingdom.

“This is an exciting new era for Six Senses,” says Jacobs. “IHG believes in our purpose to merge the two platforms of wellness and sustainability to promote personal health, and the health of the planet. Joining forces with IHG means we can use a wealth of systems and operational excellence to grow our brand and reach new markets – without losing our quirky personality and playful touch.”

Six Senses is now expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next 10 years, as IHG plans to accelerate the brand’s growth globally. But with other major hotel groups jumping on the wellness bandwagon, whether with in-house offerings or buyouts, will the demand for wellness continue?

“There’s absolute certainty that wellness is here to stay,” says Jacobs. “The entire world is talking wellness. It means different things to different people, but it’s not going anywhere.”

Notable new openings include a circuit of five lodges in Bhutan
Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia
Anna Bjurstam
Six Senses is expected to grow to 60 hotels in 10 years and a desert hideaway is Israel is one of the next to open
Inspirational architect Bjarke Ingels is behind the New York design
Inspirational architect Bjarke Ingels is behind the New York design
 


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