26 Jun 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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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
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
spa-kit.net

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Product and equipment launches
On the menu

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On the menu


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

First-person:
Vana


Susie Ellis explains what made her stay at Indian health and wellness retreat Vana so “astonishing”
Multi-story

Family spa:
Multi-story


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

Everyone’s talking about:
DNA testing


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

New Opening:
Miraval Austin


Miraval unveils second-ever wellness resort
John & Karina Stewart

Interview:
John & Karina Stewart


The inspirational couple behind Kamalaya in Thailand talk to Neena Dhillon about emotional therapies, why stress-busting is the new detox and how they’re evolving the concept
Earth Day 2019

News report:
Earth Day 2019


We take a look at how spas around the world celebrated Earth Day and Earth Hour
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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Madagascan-born Dr Stephan Helary is architect- in-chief of the Terres d’Afrique brand. He is a traveller, an intuitive, a scientist, a man of nature, and a full-hearted explorer of African culture, traditions and stories.

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As the trend for parents travelling with their grandparents and children gathers pace, Jane Kitchen takes a look at operators that have dedicated spaces for the littlest spa-goers

By Jane Kitchen | Published in Spa Business 2019 issue 2

Traditionally, spas are for adults. But with a rise in multi-generational tourism, and as wellness takes a more central seat in our lives, there’s growing pressure for spas to embrace family wellbeing.

“While it’s important to maintain spas as places of quiet relaxation, there’s an undeniable trend of wanting to include all members of a family in wellness – from children to grandparents,” says Ingo Schweder, CEO of wellness consultancy GOCO Hospitality. “We’ve been incorporating significant elements of family wellness for clients in the Caribbean, the Middle East and Thailand, so it really is a trend we’re seeing around the world.”

Adria Lake, founder of wellness design firm AW Lake, first created a Hydrothermal Kids spa concept in 2014. “In all the various cultures I’ve studied, hydrothermal traditions always play a vital part in the health and wellbeing of children,” says Lake, referencing Finnish saunas and Japanese onsen which are a family affair. “Properly designed and engineered hydrothermal kids spas allows children to experience the health benefits of exposure to heat, cold, mud/clay, and water pressure in an environment that’s both fun and safe.”

She adds: “Investing in such a facility will not only increase the capture rate of the adult spa and provide additional revenue, but it’s a valuable brand differentiation, as it shows a serious commitment to children’s health as well as to overall development.”

Family travel will increase by 25 per cent by 2022, according to analytics firm GlobalData. The market is becoming increasingly sophisticated, with growing disposable income, emerging markets and multi-generational travel driving demand for wellness activities for all ages. “As wellness tourism grows at an increasing rate due to hectic work schedules... more families will start to take wellness holidays,” says Ralph Hollister, associate analyst, travel & tourism for GlobalData.

Activities like yoga and meditation are growing in popularity for children, and with teens stressed by social and school pressure, parents are interested in giving them tools to support their mental and physical health. “Parents no longer want someone to simply look after their children in order for them to be alone – they want their children to be stimulated and engaged, without social media and games, and further, they want to connect more with their kids,” says Anna Bjurstam, who heads up spa and wellness for Six Senses, which launched a comprehensive programme for children last year.

Here, we take a look at some of the newest kid-friendly spas around the world. In Part 2 of this series later this year, we’ll explore other innovative ways spas are engaging with children and families.

Acquaree Spa Jakarta, Indonesia /
opened: 2019
Media, kids and parents all love the concept, says Dharmadi (centre)

The Acquaree Spa in JHL Solitaire in Jakarta, Indonesia, is based on Adria Lake’s Hydrothermal Kids concept. Lake designed and conceptualised the 820sq m (8,000sq ft) spa, while Barr + Wray provided the engineering for the extensive hydrothermal circuit, which has been created specifically with child safety in mind. Children are guided and continuously monitored by highly trained spa coaches certified in first-aid, and the design features gentle curves and padded surfaces. Temperatures are adjusted to child-level tolerance, and Barr + Wray’s antibacterial ultraviolet technology ensures water hygiene.

The main hydrothermal circuit for kids aged 5–12 includes a long, winding cavernous water and heat tunnel; a rock sauna with climbing walls; a mud room where organic and freshly prepared therapeutic clays are provided and ‘octopi’ tentacles blow warm air to dry the mud; a Rainforest Chamber with scented rain showers; rinsing water buckets and shower hoops.

A separate water playground designed specifically for toddlers aged 3–5 features fun and educational hydro experiences such as a bubble pool, water guns, slides and a mushroom shower. An outdoor playground located on an adjacent roof terrace serves as a pre and post spa area for the children.

"You’re never too young to experience and learn about wellness, through our unique hydrothermal spa journey, enjoying a safe and fun educational experience on the importance of wellness," says Mega Dharmadi, director, JHL Group and owner-operator of Acquaree Spa. Dharmadi says while Acquaree is receiving lots of media buzz, what’s most encouraging is the response from the children and their parents. "The children love playing with the coloured muds, the octopi tentacles, the water guns and games in the rainforest area," she says. "The parents are so grateful the kids have this experiential learning journey that’s fun at the same time."

Adria Lake and Barr + Wray are behind the first Hydrothermal Kids spa concept
Deep Nature Family Spas:Belle Plagne Baths & Spa Belle Plagne, France / opened: 2018
Three Forest Center Parcs Moselle, France / opened: 2018
Deep Nature’s spa at Three Forest Center Parcs welcomes kids over 8

Global spa consultancy Deep Nature has added family spas to several of its most recent creations. At the 1,500sq m (16,145sq ft) Belle Plange Spa in the French Alps, 170sq m (1,830sq ft) is set aside as a family spa. Children under 15 can attend with their parents, with an admission for two adults and two children priced at €59 (US$66, £50). The aquatic course includes swan neck jets, a vertical water sheet, geysers, a water lounger area, counter current walkway and underwater jets, as well as a pool. Children’s treatments, such as Pretty Little Face and My First Massage which both cost €39 (US$44, £34), have been created using kids skincare brand Nougatine.

At the Three Forests Center Parcs in Moselle, France, Deep Nature operates a new 1,600sq m (17,222sq ft) spa in the 435-hectare forested family resort. One of Center Parcs’ main objectives is to help families create memories, so including a family spa in the offering made sense. Accessible to children aged 8 to 16, accompanied by a parent, the experience is designed as an introduction to wellbeing and relaxation and is priced at €19 (US$21, £16) for a two hour session.

My First Massage at Belle Plagne Baths & Spa is priced at €39 and uses Nougatine kids products
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Family Spa Bad Ragaz, Switzerland / opened: 2018
Bad Ragaz’s new 550sq m family spa is part of a wider strategy to attract the three-generation market

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland opened a 550sq m (5,920sq ft) spa for children last year, where different water zones range from 0.2 to 1.3 metres deep and are filled with balmy 33˚C water. The family spa is part of the luxury resort’s three-generation strategy, which also includes reconfigured guestrooms catering to families travelling with parents, grandparents and children together.

Interior designer Claudio Carbone recreated the Tamina Gorge in rustic rock faces for the children’s spa, and a wooden Alpine hut is a reminder of the story of Heidi. A mini slide invites youngsters to splash in the warm water, and activities include mermaid swimming, aqua Latin dance, learning about the underwater world and a kids’ party on Saturday.

Child-friendly treatments include the Funny Choco and Sweet Honey massages for CHF120 (US$118, €105, £90), Bling Bling Fingers and Happy Feet for CHF85 (US$84, €74, £64). “Children and their parents need space to let their hair down and to feel good,” says general manager Marco R Zanolari.

Schloss Elmau Krün, Germany / opened: 2015
Schloss Elmau has three family spas and ‘edutainment’ workshops which go way beyond typical kids clubs

At Germany’s Schloss Elmau – which bills itself as a ‘luxury spa retreat and cultural hideaway’ – families often visit each year with multiple generations, and the cultural programming and spa accessibility extends to all ages.

Three of the spas are aimed at families, including the Shantigiri Family Spa, which has an outdoor lap pool, seven treatment rooms, gym, spa lounge and restaurant; and the Family Spa at the Hideaway, which includes an indoor lap pool, five saunas and steam baths, a relaxation area and tea lounge. Treatments for children and teenagers are available, but there are also three separate adults-only spas, and even silent areas just for adults. “This strict separation enables high-quality service for all different age groups,” says Johannes Mikenda, director of spa and sport.

Additionally, Schloss Elmau’s Edutainment Workshops, designed and run by artists, authors and educators, go far beyond a traditional kids club, to include a chess academy, yoga for kids and teens, a debating club, theatre courses, iPhone photo workshops, philosophy classes and science lab, helping to address wellness in a more holistic way. Children stay for free at the resort and all of the cultural activities and use of the spa are included in the room rate.


Finisterra Spa, Martinhal Family Resorts Four locations, Portugal / opened: 2010

Martinhal Family Resorts, which runs four hotels in Portugal, has positioned itself as five-star family-friendly hospitality, and its spas offer a wide range of treatments for all ages – from babies to grandparents. Children are welcome everywhere, including the spas, where whirlpools, saunas and steamrooms are set at lower temperatures to suit their sensitive skin, and hydrotherapy pool jets have a softer pressure. "Every nook and corner has to be about the whole family; there’s no space in any of our hotels that is not for families," explains Seema Lodi, GM of Martinhal Lisbon Cascais.

Martinhal also offers treatments for children aged 6 onwards, including a popular 25-minute, €65 (US$73, £56) parent-and-child massage, which Lodi says is booked almost every day. "The millennials especially are investing more time with their children," says Lodi. "These young adults are looking for meaningful experiences with their children, so if we don’t start looking at what they want, we’ll be falling way behind."

This summer, Martinhal plans to add a range of ayurveda treatments for families, as well as classes in baby massage and family meditation and yoga sessions. "If they can learn football or tennis at 4, they can also learn meditation," says Lodi. "Experiencing these as a family, and learning something you can carry on when you go home – we can add a lot of value."

Finisterra’s parent-and-child experience is booked nearly every day
Part 2 of this article will appear in the next issue of Spa Business, and will look at innovative ways traditional spas are incorporating wellness programming for children and families
 


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