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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
Finishing touch

Research:
Finishing touch


The benefits of face massage rollers have been given scientific backing from researchers in Japan
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
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

New Opening:
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


Spa tranquillity at InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – the world’s first underground hotel, underground hotel
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
The Tides

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The Tides


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

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Camylle


Marc Massing from Camylle explains the benefits of aromatherapy in a spa’s wet areas
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
Earth Day 2019

News report:
Earth Day 2019


We take a look at how spas around the world celebrated Earth Day and Earth Hour
Vana

First-person:
Vana


Susie Ellis explains what made her stay at Indian health and wellness retreat Vana so “astonishing”
Neil Jacobs

People profile:
Neil Jacobs


Neil Jacobs reveals what the IHG buyout means for Six Senses
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
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
Multi-story

Family spa:
Multi-story


With the rise in multi-generational tourism, family spas are growing in popularity. Jane Kitchen reports
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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Universal Companies

Universal Companies has served the spa industry since Marti Morenings and her father, Dr. G.H. Morenings, founded it in 1982 as Universal Health Products.

The ultimate spa and wellness resource, Universal Companies is an international distributor of products, equipment, retail, and supplies to spas, skincare professionals, and resort and destination properties.
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Kalloni Spa at Parklane Limassol, Cyprus

Marriott has made its debut in Cyprus, with one of the first international branded resorts in the country. The seasoned director of lifestyle of the hotly anticipated property tells Lauren Heath-Jones about its standout spa

By Lauren Heath-Jones | Published in Spa Business 2019 issue 2

Cyprus has commanded much industry attention with the arrival of Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, in the characterful city of Limassol. Launched in March, the property sees Marriott venturing into new territory and it’s one of the first international branded luxury hotels in the country. It’s perhaps most well known in the spa arena, however, as the previous home to Le Méridien Limassol (see p88).

A hallmark experience of the resort, both in size and significance, is its Kalloni Spa. Named after the muse of beauty in Greek mythology, Kalloni was created by Harrods Interiors – the design studio of the world-famous department store. It occupies a 3000sq m (32,292sq ft) duplex, making it one of the largest spas in Cyprus, complete with 12 treatment rooms, three suites – including two with Russian banyas – and five thalassotherapy pools. Seawater therapies, inspired by the Mediterranean shore setting, form the basis of the treatment menu and complement personalised therapies developed in partnership with international brands.

Paris Kounoudis, Parklane’s director of lifestyle, knows the local spa market well having overseen facilities in Greece and Cyprus for more than 12 years and once served as president of the Cyprus Spa Association. He talks to Lauren Heath-Jones about what makes the new spa so special.

What’s the philosophy behind Kalloni? To offer bespoke, luxury experiences – giving our customers something truly personalised while staying true to the roots of the spa. That’s why thalassotherapy is such an integral part of our offering. We’re a Luxury Collection resort. Luxury Collection is all about getting the local feeling, the local elements and incorporating them into the services and culture of the resort and spa.

What makes the offering so personalised? Everything, absolutely everything, can be tailored. We can play with the lighting, the music and adjust them accordingly. We specifically chose Biologique Recherche as a new product brand because it’s very, very effective and customisable – guests can tailor these luxury treatments, practically creating their own experience. We’ve added an operational concept too where guests in our three treatment suites can pick and choose their own á la carte packages. Similarly, the banya can be rented by the hour for individualised treatment bundles.

What’s your favourite part of the new spa? I like the decor, it’s serene and beautiful and our treatment rooms are very spacious, much more calming.

What impact did you have on the project? I wasn’t involved in the design stage as I was living and working in Abu Dhabi. I came on board as a finisher, so my input was to recruit the staff and choose the treatment beds [by Gharieni], the products, the linen by RKF, things like that.

What are you most proud of? My team! We’re a small team – only 13 therapists – but I’m really happy with what we’ve created so far, and how well they’ve coped with the transition from pre-opening to the stage we’re at now, 10 days in. I’m really happy with the level of service that is being provided, hearing guests come out of treatments saying things like ‘that was amazing!’ makes me very proud.

Why did you introduce a totally new treatment menu? We chose Voya to complement our thalassotherapy ritual as it’s seaweed based and Biologique Recherche for customisation and effectiveness. Carol Joy offer amazing hair treatments and products and Gentleman’s Tonic is our men’s range.

We picked brands that would complement each other, and give this luxurious, rich offering. Obviously, every year we’ll add new things and change and grow step by step.

Who is your target market? We’re targeting luxury travellers, people who like to travel and spend a little more on their experiences. Our largest market is the UK, we have a lot of expats and a lot of visitors from the UK. Russia is our second largest, hence the Russian banya – we wanted to create an experience that was traditional and appealing to them, while also offering something completely unique to our guests. The banya is the only one in Cyprus so it’s something of a USP for us.

What are your plans for the spa? The target is pretty straightforward. First of all it’s to continue operating at the level we’re operating at now, with all the treatments and staff we need, and then go through to our next step, which is finalising all the small details so we have the standard exactly where we want it to be across all aspects of the spa. Then, obviously, I want to grow the business, year by year, and hopefully win some awards too.

A spa is reborn

In a former life, Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, in Cyprus operated as Le Méridien Limassol – home to a well known spa globally. With its focus on thalassotherapy, including a wide range of indoor and outdoor pools, and 34 treatment rooms (before the refurb), spa has always been a core part of the destination and over the years it has scooped up 14 major industry awards and had a yearly turnover of more than €1.5m (US$1.7m, £1.3m).

In 2014, new owners felt it was time for a refresh. Now, after four-and-a-half years, an acquisition by Marriott and a major reconstruction, worth €150m (US$169m, £129m) that saw the entire resort rebuilt from the foundations, the property is set to shine once more.

Paris Kounoudis oversees the thalassotherapy spa which is a major feature at the resort
More than €150m has been spent on the refurbishment of the old Le Méridien Limassol
Lighting, music, treatments – everything is hyper personalised says Kounoudis
Kalloni is targetting affluent travellers from the UK and Russia with its luxury facilities
 


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