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Starpool is recognised as a leading company in spa design. Along with its business model based on careful planning, excellent products and outstanding services, Starpool is introducing its idea of wellbeing to the world.

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28 Oct 2019
The Waterfront Beach Resort Hotel, Huntington Beach, United States
03-04 Nov 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami & James L. Knight Center, Miami, United States
03-06 Nov 2019
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04-08 Nov 2019
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Are urban spas the new Friday night bar?
Jennifer Findlay, founder, Core Essence
Jennifer Findlay

In Toronto Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a vibrant spa with a mix of beauty services, luxury retail, bar and café, competes with the best restaurants in the city. It’s a prime example of how the modern wellness environment, especially in urban settings, is undergoing rapid transformation. Hotel and day spas in cities and towns are prioritising community and connection over an environment of retreat and isolation. A great alternative to the traditional Friday night bar scene for the growing number of health-focused, teetotal millennials.

As such, signature programming, services and spa experiences are evolving. While treatment room revenue (most notably massage and aesthetic services) remain a critical driver for spa owners and operators, it’s now enhanced and balanced out by opportunity generated via group business. Hydrothermal circuits, such as those offered at Aire Ancient Baths in NYC and Barcelona and Bota Bota in Montreal, Quebec are but three examples. Beyond that, educational workshops, product demonstrations, beauty bars, botox parties, lunch-break and happy-hour express services and so much more are central urban spa menu fixtures.

Design concepts and space planning are changing too. Drawing inspiration from co-working spaces, we’ve seen great success with urban spas sporting a more flexible, open layout that promotes interaction and gathering. A strong food and beverage element can both encourage guests to linger longer and be a meaningful contributor to top and bottom line performance.

Not only are we excited to see this movement revitalise the urban spa market. The rise of social wellness presents a more fulfilling way to gather with friends, to learn and grow, and to prioritise self-care and socialisation in meaningful ways.

Bota Bota is encouraging community over isolation photo: ©Marie-Reine Mattera
What are the best ways to avoid therapist burnout?
Nikos Kouremenos, education and project manager, Raison d’Etre
Nikos Kouremenos

Any spa’s greatest asset is its staff, so I was interested in South Lodge’s focus on menu engineering to support therapist wellbeing (see SB19/2 p60). But I doubt the implementation of a £10 premium at the UK spa will reduce the demand for manual massages, as the cost is unlikely to influence a member paying £3,000 a year. Instead, limiting treatment hours for each therapist to 6-7 per day (7-8 during peak periods) is a more effective approach. Not only does it reduce staff burnout, but also preserves guest satisfaction as therapists work at their optimum potential.

Rather than discourage (or eliminate) manual massages, spa managers should encourage therapists to look after themselves. A great tip is to teach staff a variety of hand strengthening exercises to prevent and protect against repetitive strain injury. Additionally, spa managers should enforce regular staff breaks throughout the day and also provide adjustable equipment to ensure they aren’t overstretching/hunching during treatments. Ultimately, by understanding the value of good therapists and their work on guests, spas benefit in the long run, when looking at guest satisfaction, referrals and loyalty.

 


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