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30 Jul 2021
Italian destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol has been certified as a “Quiet Stay” by Quiet Parks International, a non-profit organisation committed to the preservation of quiet places for over 50 years. Preidlhof’s certification follows ... More
29 Jul 2021
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has upgraded its spa with a new Aqua Wellness Centre to enhance guests’ wellness journey. The 7,735sq ft Aqua Wellness Centre features a custom-built hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, steamroom and sauna, ... More
29 Jul 2021
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has released the full findings of the 2021 ISPA US Spa Industry Study, marking the 22nd anniversary of this annual research initiative. Following an initial preview of the research at ... More
28 Jul 2021
Davines Group has partnered with the Rodale Institute to unveil a dedicated regenerative organic agriculture research facility at Davines Group's headquarters in Parma, Italy. This integrated partnership is an effort to propel the regenerative organic ... More
27 Jul 2021
A 74,000sq ft Italian day spa is set to debut this September on New York’s picturesque Governors Island after a US$50m (€42.3m, £36.1m) investment and seven years of planning, building and restoration. Named QC NY, ... More
27 Jul 2021
Arizona’s Sedona Rouge resort is currently undergoing a property-wide transformation and will debut as The Wilde Resort & Spa in September 2021. Surrounded by the majestic red rock formations of Sedona and situated at the ... More
26 Jul 2021
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has honoured 11 European spa towns and added them to its esteemed World Heritage List. The new transnational serial World Heritage Site is composed of The ... More
26 Jul 2021
Alpine tree species and ancient Celtic nature doctrines are inspiring spa programming at Forestis in South Tyrol, a secluded Italian alpine retreat surrounded by forests and a dramatic mountain backdrop. The luxury resort is located ... More
22 Jul 2021
Fairmont’s second Moroccan outpost has opened in the bay of Taghazout, renowned for its golden sand beaches, azure waters and extraordinary sunsets. The 146-room Fairmont Taghazout Bay stretches over 18-hectares of beachfront land and is ... More
21 Jul 2021
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) will host its inaugural International Wellness Tourism Conference at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida, between 28-30 September 2021. For the first time, the association’s annual two-day event – formerly ... More
20 Jul 2021
Proposals have been submitted for a AUS$25m (€15.5m, £13.4m, US$18.3m) hot springs development on the banks of Swan River in Perth, Australia. Formerly Dalkeith Hot Pools, the site used to be a popular bathing spot ... More
19 Jul 2021
Aspria Holdings, owner of eight premium wellbeing clubs in Germany, Belgium and Italy, has entered into a financial partnership with Fortress Investment Group. The deal makes over €50m of investment available to Aspria, accelerating its ... More
19 Jul 2021
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London is collaborating with Echelon Health to offer guests a comprehensive personal health assessment using state-of-the-art medical screening technology. Founded by chair and medical director Dr Paul Jenkins in 2006, ... More
16 Jul 2021
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts, is set to open a brand new Greek destination in Athens in 2022, in partnership with Grivalia Hospitality S.A. Named One&Only Aesthesis, the 21-hectare beachfront estate within a ... More
15 Jul 2021
Gurney's Montauk Resort 's luxurious waterfront spa in Long Island, US, is being reimagined by architect Ignacio Alonso of Alonso Designs. The year-round 158-room resort in New York’s affluent Hamptons area dates back to 1926. ... More
14 Jul 2021
Marrying indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia, Africa, will host an immersive holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River ... More
13 Jul 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced a new location and dates for its 2021 conference. Originally scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in mid-November, it will now take place in Boston, ... More
13 Jul 2021
Today’s consumers have high expectations for brands to tackle sustainability head-on. In early 2021, a new US beauty and wellness brand named Ace of Air raised the bar for the industry by launching with a ... More
12 Jul 2021
Center Parcs is set to develop its sixth UK holiday village in Southern England. The company has secured an option agreement to acquire privately owned woodland at Oldhouse Warren off Balcombe Road, Worth, Crawley, West ... More
10 Jul 2021
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Preidlhof celebrates the healing power of silence with five new journeys
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jul 2021
Italian destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol has been certified as a “Quiet Stay” by Quiet Parks International, a non-profit organisation committed to the preservation of quiet places for over 50 years.
Plant power: Raised Spirit rolls out CBD body treatments to inspire harmonious alignment
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jul 2021
Luxury hemp product house and lifestyle brand Raised Spirit has launched its immersive full- body CBD ritual at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives’ spa launches new Aqua Wellness Centre and hydrotherapy programming
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jul 2021
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has upgraded its spa with a new Aqua Wellness Centre to enhance guests’ wellness journey.
Pandemic’s impact on US spa industry highlighted in ISPA’s 2021 Industry Study
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jul 2021
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has released the full findings of the 2021 ISPA US Spa Industry Study, marking the 22nd anniversary of this annual research initiative.
Davines Group and Rodale Institute join forces to launch regenerative organic research centre
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2021
Davines Group has partnered with the Rodale Institute to unveil a dedicated regenerative organic agriculture research facility at Davines Group's headquarters in Parma, Italy.
QC Terme to unveil US$50m Italian thermal spa on NYC’s historic Governor’s Island with sweeping skyline views
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2021
A 74,000sq ft Italian day spa is set to debut this September on New York’s picturesque Governors Island after a US$50m (€42.3m, £36.1m) investment and seven years of planning, building and restoration.
Secluded boutique hotel and spa retreat set to debut in Arizona desert town
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2021
Arizona’s Sedona Rouge resort ​is currently undergoing a property-wide transformation and will debut as The Wilde Resort & Spa in September 2021.
Biologique Recherche launches two new firming treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2021
French skincare and spa brand Biologique Recherche has created two new firming creams – Crème Matricielle and Crème ADN Métamorphique – after reformulating and combining a selection of its existing products.
Forestis’ tree ceremony body ritual stimulates five senses using alpine wood, tree sap and healing crystals
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2021
Alpine tree species and ancient Celtic nature doctrines are inspiring spa programming at Forestis in South Tyrol, a secluded Italian alpine retreat surrounded by forests and a dramatic mountain backdrop.
Eleven historic spa towns in Europe achieve UNESCO World Heritage status
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2021
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has honoured 11 European spa towns and added them to its esteemed World Heritage List.
Decléor launches plant-powered Cica-Botanic mask to nourish delicate and dry skin
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jul 2021
Decléor’s new Cica-Botanic Mask uses plant power and botanical actives to calm redness, hydrate the skin and provide calming relief on application.
Fairmont Taghazout Bay launches in Morocco with Berber-inspired spa purification rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jul 2021
Fairmont’s second Moroccan outpost has opened in the bay of Taghazout, renowned for its golden sand beaches, azure waters and extraordinary sunsets.
Anne Dimon announces Wellness Tourism Association’s first International Wellness Tourism Conference
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jul 2021
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) will host its inaugural International Wellness Tourism Conference at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida, between 28-30 September 2021.
$25m hot springs retreat and spa planned for Perth to set new standards for Australian wellness scene
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jul 2021
Proposals have been submitted for a AUS$25m (€15.5m, £13.4m, US$18.3m) hot springs development on the banks of Swan River in Perth, Australi
Mandarin Oriental London collaborates with Echelon Health on £14,000 personal health assessment
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2021
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London is collaborating with Echelon Health to offer guests a comprehensive personal health assessment using state-of-the-art medical screening technology.
Aspria gets €50m warchest to drive acquisition programme
BY Kate Cracknell | 19 Jul 2021
Aspria Holdings, the group of eight premium wellbeing clubs in Germany, Belgium and Italy, has entered into a financial partnership with Fortress Investment Group.
Thalion unveils marine supplement range as an ally for daily wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2021
Marine product house Thalion has launched a new range of nutritional supplements rich in marine algae to boost vitality from within.
One&Only and Chenot to grow partnership with new Grecian retreat on Athenian Riviera
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jul 2021
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts, is set to open a brand new Greek destination in Athens in 2022, in partnership with Grivalia Hospitality S.A.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort's refreshed thalassotherapy spa to be unveiled in December 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2021
Gurney’s Montauk Resort’s luxurious waterfront spa in Long Island, US, is being reimagined by architect Ignacio Alonso of Alonso Balaguer Designs – the mastermind behind four of Aire Ancient Baths global locations.
Diana Mestre’s new book taps the five elements to unveil transformative wellness concepts
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2021
Spa and wellness consultant and industry figure Diana Mestre has penned a new book named Wellness Codes, alongside her daughter Diana Hool.
Anantara plans retreat on Zambezi River banks incorporating traditional African massage techniques
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jul 2021
Marrying indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia, Africa, will host an immersive holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021.
Sustainability: circular skincare brand launches with 'buy the product and borrow the packaging' model
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2021
Today’s consumers have high expectations for brands to tackle sustainability head-on.
Global Wellness Summit 2021 relocates from Tel Aviv to Boston
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced a new location and dates for its 2021 conference.
Center Parcs announces plans for sixth UK holiday village
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jul 2021
Center Parcs is set to develop its sixth UK holiday village in Southern England.
Bürgenstock Resort’s Alpine Spa partners with Dr Barbara Sturm on new treatments and product line
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2021
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne has announced a new partnership with globally recognised german aesthetics doctor Dr Barbara Sturm, bringing her skincare line and treatment offering to its Alpine Spa.
Six Senses opens Ibiza property with a focus on wellbeing and fitness
BY Liz Terry | 10 Jul 2021
Six Senses Ibiza has opened today (10 July 2021). The property – conceived by architect and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf – is a year-round destination set in Xarraca Bay at the northern tip of the island, 35 minutes drive-time from the airport.
Healing Summit rescheduled to May 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jul 2021
The Healing Summit, the international conference dedicated to healing, wellbeing and initiating positive personal and societal change, has been postponed to May 2022.
Ojmar's new OCS SMART allows for a truly hands-free locker system
BY Steph Eaves | 09 Jul 2021
Ojmar has launched OCS SMART, a next-generation smart lock that can be controlled via a mobile phone, tablet, or smart watch using Bluetooth technology. It pairs with the OCS SMART app, to increase the ease of installation and usage.
Global Wellness Summit podcast unveils new six-episode season hosted by Kim Marshall
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched a new season of its podcast. Each of the six episodes takes a deep dive into a hot new wellness trend with special guest commentary.
Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa names new spa manager
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2021
Rebecca Moses has been confirmed as the new spa manager at the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa’s all-new Driftwood Spa in west Scotland.
Guests soundbathe in plant song to bring them closer to nature during Heligan’s Wellbeing Week
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2021
From early morning goat walks to sunrise yoga and Tai Chi to sound bathing, this July, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, UK, has become the venue for a programme of natural wellbeing workshops, activities, talks and sessions.
RKF Luxury Linen designs exclusive collection for revamped Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2021
RKF Luxury Linen has supplied an elegant custom-made linen collection for the Carlton Tower Jumeirah London, which opens its doors today to guests.
New survey reveals over a third of investors are looking to buy more hotels in Europe
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jul 2021
Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy more hotels across Europe, according to the latest research from real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield.
Banyan Tree Group kicks off European growth plans with new hillside spa resort in Greece
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jul 2021
Sustainable luxury hotel group Banyan Tree Group is continuing its global expansion with the opening of its first flagship property in Europe, Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa.
Terry Prager named Seed to Skin’s new global operations manager
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2021
Luxury ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin has appointed Terry Prager as global operations manager to further develop and grow the brand's presence.
On-call therapists, bespoke treatments and DNA testing: Ultima Collection responds to new demand for private wellness escapes
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2021
As the world steers itself through the new COVID-19 landscape, people are placing a much higher value on guaranteed privacy, safety and minimised risk of infection during their hospitality and wellness experiences.
Elemental Herbology showcases new zesty body polish in invigorating scrub treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2021
Elemental Herbology’s new Zest Sugar Body Polish is designed to help maintain skin health, reveal brighter, smoother skin and provide a soothing aromatherapy experience.
Capella’s all-new sister brand launches in the Maldives with distinct wellness concept
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jul 2021
Capella Hotel Group has unveiled the first installation of its sister-brand Patina Hotels & Resorts in the tranquil setting of the Maldives’ North Malé Atoll.
Biologique Recherche introduces new body cream to sculpt and contour
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jul 2021
Biologique Recherche has unveiled Liposculpt AC – a multi-action slimming care product designed to refine the figure, reduce the appearance of cellulite and firm the skin.
Raffles’ debut Middle Eastern resort and spa on track for Q4 2021 opening
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jul 2021
Raffles Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open Raffles The Palm Dubai in the last quarter of 2021, after rebranding the former Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai.
Giovanni Simoni appointed MD for Technogym UK
BY Liz Terry | 01 Jul 2021
Technogym has announced the appointment of Giovanni Simoni as its new UK managing director. He succeeds Steve Barton, who served as MD for the last five years.
Aire Ancient Baths opens doors to first UK site at London's Covent Garden
BY Tom Walker | 30 Jun 2021
Aire Ancient Baths has opened its first UK property in the heart of the country's capital city, London.
Elemis boutique opens at London’s iconic Harrods department store
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jun 2021
UK-based luxury skincare brand Elemis has partnered with premium London department store Harrods to launch a new retail boutique.
RKF Luxury Linen’s PPE masks receive greenlight for sale and use in GCC spas and hotels
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jun 2021
Linen provider RKF Luxury Linen has upgraded its facemask line with the highest possible safety certification in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to enable them to be sold in and used by spa staff in GCC countries.
Sensei to open second wellness retreat in Californian desert
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2021
Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison will open its second retreat called Sensei Porcupine Creek, in early 2022.
Research: Study finds powerful links between gut microbiome, diet and long-term health
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jun 2021
New research indicates we have control over our gut microbiome and can positively impact our future health outcomes by changing what we eat.
Scrummi Spa launches plant-based compostable aprons for beauty therapists
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jun 2021
Sustainable textile brand Scrummi Spa has introduced a new protective apron for therapists working in the professional beauty sector that’s 100 per cent plastic-free and made from plant-based material.
Accor to introduce avant-garde wellness sanctuary at first SO/ resort in Spain
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jun 2021
Accor’s vibrant lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts, together with Sotogrande SA, developer and creator of the namesake destination, will unveil the first SO/ property in Spain in July 2021.
YogiFi, 'world's first' smart yogamat uses AI
BY Tim Nash | 25 Jun 2021
Launched recently, YogiFi is being marketed as the world's first smart yoga mat.
Clinique La Prairie upgrades Bangkok flagship with new mediwellness technology and treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jun 2021
Luxury Swiss spa and wellness destination brand Clinique La Prairie has launched a new medical menu at its Bangkok Aesthetics & Medical Spa destination.
NoMad’s first European boutique hotel announces plans for exclusive wellness partnerships
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jun 2021
NoMad London, the first European outpost for vibrant American boutique hotel brand NoMad Hotels, will launch a new wellness offering on Monday 21 June in partnership with LA wellness institution Ricari Studios and beauty brand de Mamiel.
Healing Hotels' new certification provides ‘source of trust and reassurance for health-conscious travellers’
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World has unveiled a new certification to help its member hotels communicate their commitment to healing, not only through their holistic programming but also by conforming to COVID safety regulations.
GWI refreshes UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative with new leadership appointments
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2021
Sustainable Spa Association co-founder and former group head of spa for Aspria, Lucy Brialey has been appointed as chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiative.
Plans revealed to build world's deepest pool, Blue Abyss, in the UK
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jun 2021
Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK.
Authentic Finnish-inspired Nordic Spa opening north of Toronto in Q3 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jun 2021
A brand new Finnish-inspired day spa called Vettä Nordic Spa is on track to open its doors in Ontario, Canada in September 2021.
Spa Life UK celebrates excellence and delivers lessons to meet new challenges
BY Tim Nash | 18 Jun 2021
The Spa Life UK Convention was developed to support and nurture the spa industry with a unique mix of business-focused activities which are now in higher demand than ever before.
Voya appoints Serina Sandhu head of global sales to execute strategic growth plan
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jun 2021
The board of directors at Irish marine skincare and spa brand Voya has named Serina Sandhu as the brand's new head of global sales.
Euphoria launches programming to help guests heal and process trauma from living in a pandemic era
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jun 2021
Holistic Greek destination spa Euphoria in Sparta has announced the launch of the Feel Alive retreat, designed to help guests recover from the trauma of living through a global pandemic for the past year.
Spa hotel and retreat designed for millennials opens in the Baltics
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jun 2021
After three years’ development, international spa and wellness consultancy E77 Company has opened its purpose-built spa hotel for millennials in southern Lithuania.
Ask an Expert: Treating Long COVID
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
One in 20 people who've had coronavirus are still battling its side effects for three months or more. How can spas help?
Promotion: Art of Cryo: Cool night's sleep
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
High-performance cryo chamber specialist Art of Cryo joins forces with leading bed manufacturer Samina to launch cryo centres for sleep health
Interview: Tammy Pahel
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
The VP of spa at Carillon Miami candidly shares some of the challenges of the past year with Lisa Starr and explains why she's investing in touchless innovations
Focus on: IV nutrition therapy
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Is IV nutrition therapy as credible as some spas claim? Lisa Starr investigates this increasingly popular treatment
News report: ISPA's Big Five
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
ISPA's 2021 study gives the clearest picture to date of how COVID-19 has affected spa businesses in the US
Spa people: Stephanie Stahl
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
The Ace of Air co-founder tackles sustainability head on with a 'buy the product rent the packaging' scheme
Spa people: Michala Chatel
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Ultima Collection's managing partner explains why and how it's adding wellness options to exclusively rented villas and properties
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Art and sauna bathing collide in a Japanese exhibition; Banyan Tree rolls out its Wellbeing Sanctuary concept globally
Spa software: E-commerce
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
How are software suppliers helping spas to sell via the web?
Interview: Stelian Iacob
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Therme Group's COO tells Katie Barnes how it's making the traditional thermal facility model more relevant to today's consumers
Top team: Capella
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Neena Dhillon talks to the owning company and senior executives from this burgeoning Asian hospitality brand with a passion for wellness
First person: Yasuragi
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Spas in Sweden stayed open in the pandemic, but does the nation still have an appetite for wellness? Andrew Gibson investigates at this Japanese concept spa hotel near Stockholm
Finishing touch: Good food guide
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Scientists have published one of the largest studies on dietary intake and the gut microbiome
Editor's letter: Where are the numbers
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
There's a lack of data to show what impact COVID-19 has had on the global spa industry says Katie Barnes
Spa people: Adrian Zecha
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Adrian Zecha talks about his latest brands and why he's not planning retirement anytime soon
New opening: Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Medical Retreat
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Forte Village CEO backs new medi-wellness destination
New opening: Eala
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Eala makes a stylish entrance on the shores of Lake Garda
New opening: Kisawa Sanctuary
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Kisawa's 3d-printed spa launches in Mozambique
New opening: Sky Lagoon
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
Iceland's Sky Lagoon launches as a competitor to the world-famous Blue Lagoon
New opening: One&Only Portonovi
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
One&Only debuts in Europe with Chenot Espace
New opening: PGA Catalunya wellness centre
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
PGA Catalunya's €5m wellness centre treats guests as elite athletes
Spa survey: Wellness time
Spa Business 2021 issue 2
A new consumer survey shows how people's attitudes towards wellness and spas have changed. Mindbody's Katherine Wernet
Spa Life UK 2021 rescheduled following lockdown extension
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2021
Industry event Spa Life UK has announced its 2021 conference at Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire, has been rearranged for 2 – 3 August 2021.
Zenoti raises US$80m funding and increases valuation to nearly US$1.5bn
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2021
Cloud-based spa and salon software supplier for the beauty, wellness, and fitness industries, Zenoti, has raised an additional US$80m (€66m, £56.7m) as an extension to its Series D funding round.
Zero Waste sustainable amenity collection launched by Team Dr Joseph
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2021
Skin health and spa brand Team Dr Joseph has unveiled the Zero Waste Natural Body Care collection, designed not only to benefit skin and hair, but also the planet.
Massage Heights appoints Susan Boresow president and CEO
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jun 2021
Massage and wellness franchise Massage Heights is under new leadership with Susan Boresow stepping up as new president and CEO.
The future of programming: CzechTourism to unveil new Long Covid recovery packages and treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2021
CzechTourism and the Czech Spa Association is preparing to showcase new post-Covid treatment packages from the best spas across the Czech Republic in its upcoming virtual medical conference.
First glimpses of new coastal retreat inspired by Scotland’s wildlife and heritage
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jun 2021
The Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, part of Crerar Hotels, will reveal its all-new wellness facility called the Driftwood Spa on 5 July 2021.
Germaine De Capuccini develops patented formula for new brightening Vitamin C facial
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jun 2021
Germaine De Capuccini has created a new vitamin C facial designed to leave clients with a glowing complexion and a more even skin tone.
G7 Summit to be hosted at sustainable beachfront spa hotel in Cornwall
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jun 2021
Eco-hotel and beachfront spa resort Carbis Bay Estate and Hotel in Cornwall, UK, will host leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US for the 2021 G7 Summit from 11 – 13 June.
Social enterprise salon launches to support young people interested in a future in beauty industry
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jun 2021
Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh has welcomed its second hair and beauty salon operating as a social enterprise – named Brave, Strong, Beautiful (BSB).
Phytomer unveils second urban spa location in Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2021
After an 18 month overhaul costing €500k (£431,100, US$609,200), marine skincare brand Phytomer has opened the doors of its second Parisian spa location.
Guerlain launches first spa in Israel with design inspired by Jerusalem’s architectural heritage
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2021
Premium skincare, makeup and fragrance brand Guerlain has opened an elegant new spa at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.
111Skin makes Irish debut at Adare Manor with bespoke Rose Gold Renaissance facial
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2021
Historic Irish castle spa and golf resort Adare Manor has partnered with skincare brand 111Skin to introduce an innovative spa experience, unique to Ireland.
Hal Architects-designed Sky Pool opens in London's Embassy Gardens
BY Tom Walker | 08 Jun 2021
A swimming pool suspended 35m (115ft) above the ground and forming a bridge between two buildings has opened as part of a residential project in Nine Elms, south-west London, UK.
Therme Group and Wund Holding unveil plans to build Germany’s largest wellbeing resort
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2021
Therme Group’s strategic partner Wund Holding, operating as ThermenGruppe Josef Wund, has unveiled plans for the creation of Germany’s largest wellbeing resort in Bad Vilbel, Frankfurt.
Halotherapy Solutions launches new disability-friendly halotherapy unit
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2021
US-based halotherapy equipment supplier Halotherapy Solutions has introduced a new HaloIR ADA (American Disabilities Act) unit.
Rosewood planning fourth Asaya wellness destination in Mexico City for 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jun 2021
Expanding its strong footprint in Mexico, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by real estate development firm Grupo Sordo Madaleno to operate Rosewood Mexico City, a new hotel expected to open in 2024 in the Polanco district.
Zenoti partners with Sutherland Global to provide 24/7 support to over 12,000 beauty and wellness businesses
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jun 2021
Cloud-based spa and salon software supplier Zenoti has partnered with digital transformation services company Sutherland Global, enabling its 12,000 global customers to resolve support needs within minutes.
Ritz-Carlton Maldives opens with luxury overwater spa sanctuary designed by Kerry Hill Architects
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jun 2021
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened its first Maldives resort with a tranquil overwater spa inspired by its natural surroundings, including the elements of swirling water and ocean breezes.
Jumeirah spends £100m revamping The Carlton Tower hotel with three-storey spa and health club
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jun 2021
Global hospitality group the Jumeirah Group has reopened the 186-room The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, in the heart of London’s fashionable Knightsbridge area following an 18-month closure for refurbishment.
HydraFacial expands pop-up store concept with new Dubai and London locations
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jun 2021
Advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial has opened two pop-up locations in Dubai and London following a new initiative spearheaded by Lauren Clarke from the HydraFacial EMEA marketing team.
Major international business leaders spearhead initiative striving for better workplace mental health
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2021
A coalition of global organisations and business leaders from BP, BHP, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, HSBC, Salesforce, Unilever and WPP have launched an international initiative to advocate for and accelerate positive global change for mental health in the workplace.
Patrick Huey and Lynne McNees share top highlights from ISPA summit
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2021
Throughout the pandemic, the International Spa Association (ISPA) has championed the strength of the spa community and strived to support, inform and inspire the industry as it grapples with the new challenges of operating in a COVID-19 landscape.
Himalayan salt stone massages – the sustainable stone massage
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2021
Using warm hand-carved salt stones, a Himalayan salt stone massage offers a satisfying eco- friendly alternative to traditional basalt stone massages.
Tibetan medicine specialist joins Velaa Private Island’s visiting practitioner series
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2021
Luxury resort and spa Velaa Private Island in the Maldives is welcoming back guests with a programme of visiting wellness practitioners to guide them on journeys of personal discovery.
Davines enters new era following leadership reshuffle and reports stable 2020 results
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2021
Arnaud Goullin will join hair and skincare brand Davines Group in the role of global skincare division general manager, effective immediately.
Cypriot spa set to debut world-exclusive Augustinus Bader spa treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2021
Part of the Cypriot family-owned hotel group Thanos Hotels & Resorts, Anassa resort will be the first hotel in the world to welcome Augustinus Bader at its Thalassa Spa.
Lake Garda’s newest spa draws inspiration from nature, Celtic mythology and minimalism
BY Megan Whitby | 28 May 2021
A new five-star hotel and spa named Eala has opened in the Italian town of Limone sul Garda. Set back into a cliff face, the new destination gazes out across the iconic Lake Garda.
Lemi introduces Bellaria – a new treatment table designed for outdoor use
BY Megan Whitby | 28 May 2021
Bellaria is the latest treatment bed designed by spa and beauty equipment supplier Lemi.
The Massage Company prepares to launch London flagship
BY Megan Whitby | 27 May 2021
Membership-based massage franchise The Massage Company (TMC) is continuing its UK growth and gearing up to open its first London location at Putney Exchange on 22 July 2021.
Amazon’s flagship hair salon arrives in London complete with augmented reality technology
BY Megan Whitby | 27 May 2021
Tech giant Amazon has expanded its presence in the world of beauty and opened its first bricks and mortar hairdressers – named Amazon Salon – in London’s lively Spitalfields Market.
GWI Women in Wellness initiative dedicates new survey to women in leadership
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2021
The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Women in Leadership Initiative, is spearheading a survey of women in wellness leadership roles and is seeking feedback from female leaders.
Aromatherapy Associates unveils wellbeing home collection including new portable diffuser
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2021
Aromatherapy Associates is building on its heritage of mood-enhancing spa treatments by creating an exciting new range of at-home products for retail in spas or online.
Nutrition – Harvard study finds vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet
BY Tom Walker | 25 May 2021
Vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.
Spa Life UK releases speaker line-up for in-person event in July 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2021
Spa Life UK is scheduled for 12-13 July 2021 at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, and will feature talks from industry figures including UK Spa Association (UKSA) GM Yvonne Ebdon and Sustainable Spa Association co-founder Lucy Brialey.
Cecilia Hercik named Sea Island’s new spa and wellness director
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2021
The Spa at Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star coastal resort in Georgia, US, is under new leadership, with Cecilia Hercik as the new director of spa and wellness.
Clarins grows global footprint with new boutique retail concept in Asia and Europe
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2021
Luxury French skincare, cosmetics and perfume brand Clarins has unveiled its brand new retail boutique concept with locations having already opened in Dubai, Paris, and China this year.
The pandemic is serving as a catalyst for wellness and wellbeing, Mia Kyricos tells StarrCast
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2021
Lisa Starr, principal of Wynne Business and 35-year spa and wellness industry veteran, has launched the StarrCast podcast, interviewing wellness professionals about their career path.
Puraclenz launches air purification systems to help spas and gyms instil confidence in returning guests
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2021
Health and wellness tech start-up Puraclenz has launched a collection of ionic air and surface purifiers to help spas, gyms and leisure facilities reopen after lockdown.
New £1.2m initiative to ‘inspire national conversation’ about prioritising young people’s wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 21 May 2021
A new programme addressing young people's wellbeing and mental health will launch in Q3 2021 in all secondary schools across Greater Manchester, UK.
45 Park Lane unveils luxury spa adorned with elegant Roman-style mosaics
BY Megan Whitby | 21 May 2021
Dorchester Collection’s vibrant Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, has been upgraded with a brand new luxury wellness space called The Spa at 45 Park Lane.
Phytomer enhances Cyfolia range and launches exclusive organic facial to pamper face and eye-contour
BY Megan Whitby | 21 May 2021
French marine product house Phytomer has launched a new Organic Radiance Plumping Facial, showcasing its exclusive organic Cyfolia skincare line.
Biologique Recherche appoints global head of sales to underpin global expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2021
Arnaud Diaz has been named as Biologique Recherche’s head of global sales, effective immediately.
Tur’s Celloxy oxygen device is ideal for medi-wellness, says Maria Papadopoulou
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2021
German medical supplier Tur Therapietechnik is targeting spas that are looking to get into medi-wellness with its brand-new Celloxy oxygen therapy device.
Global Wellness Day 2021 will focus on protecting mental health and feature guest appearance from Deborah Szekely
BY Megan Whitby | 18 May 2021
Saturday 12 June 2021 will mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) which will be celebrated with a 12-hour free virtual live stream in tandem with safe, public events and complimentary educational wellness offerings around the world.
E77 to deliver €40m thermal wellbeing oasis nestled in Lithuanian forest
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2021
Global spa, hotel and wellness consultancy The E77 Company is realising a new thermal spa resort and hotel among a historic pine forest in Lithuania’s coastal region of Klaipėda, Lithuania.
The gift of integration
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2021
Premier Software has partnered with Smartbox’s gift voucher platforms Buyagift and Red Letter Days to help clients boost revenue streams.
Tata Harper launches new sensitive skincare collection and gentle facial treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2021
Premium natural product house Tata Harper Skincare has launched the Superkind range for both sensitive and sensitised skin.
Preidlhof reopens in Italy with refreshed wellness offering and spa updates
BY Megan Whitby | 14 May 2021
Italian destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol is welcoming back guests with new retreats, signature rituals, specialist therapists and freshly renovated spa areas.
Dermalogica announces launch of new Melting Moisture Masque
BY Megan Whitby | 14 May 2021
Dermalogica has unveiled The Melting Moisture Masque to help restore dry skin’s moisture barrier and protect against damaging environmental factors for healthier-looking skin.
How can spas reimagine the future? Asks ISPA keynote Seth Mattison
BY Katie Barnes | 13 May 2021
COVID-19 has presented our industry with a chance to reinvent itself, said thought leader Seth Mattison at ISPA's Stronger Together Summit.
Pampered pooches: Nobu's London hotel introduces bespoke spa robes for dogs
BY Megan Whitby | 13 May 2021
Luxury linen supplier Tielle Love Luxury wants to get tails wagging with the launch of its first luxury bathrobe created exclusively for dogs.
Study: ISPA’s latest research shows signs of hope for US spa industry's recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 13 May 2021
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has revealed its annual five key spa industry financial indicators from its 2021 US Spa Industry Study – known as the Big Five – during its Stronger Together Summit.
Spa Life UK focuses on education and self-development in a COVID-19 landscape
BY Megan Whitby | 13 May 2021
The Spa Life UK Convention 2021 promises to be a celebration of excellence and innovation, with a unique focus on education and self-development.
Sue Harmsworth: “I’m starting to hate the word wellness”
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2021
In the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) latest Q&A, spa and wellness icon Sue Harmsworth spoke to VP of research and forecasting Beth McGroarty about the trends and challenges facing the spa and wellness industry.
Hytte introduces Scandi-style modular cabins
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2021
For spa operators looking to offer a stand-alone experience – from wellness treatments and meditation to floatation – and where social distancing and exclusive use is a given, the new modular cabin by Hytte could be the solution.
Seth Godin leads ISPA masterclass on how spas can optimise their marketing strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2021
Marketing guru and New York Times best-selling author Seth Godin kicked off ISPA’s Stronger Together Summit today (10 May) with an insightful keynote Power Session about the benefits of using creative, remarkable thinking to transform spa businesses' ideas and practices.
Luxury Scottish hotel combats burnout with new biophilic forest bathing hotel suite
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2021
Glasgow’s iconic Kimpton Blythswood Square has launched La Chambre Verte, an immersive hotel suite experiment measuring the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design.
Preparing for the new guest
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2021
While the past year has been tough for the spa industry, its future looks bright.
Ionto-Comed presents dynamic treatment table suitable for both spa and beauty treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2021
Ionto Health & Beauty’s wellness equipment branch Ionto-Comed has developed a versatile yet compact cosmetic couch, named Ionto-Dynamove C1.
Sha debuts new programme to support long-COVID recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 07 May 2021
Sha Wellness Clinic's latest programme targets those suffering with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 – a syndrome clinically referred to as long-COVID.
Bioline Jatò upgrades Age Beauty Secret line with gold facemask and new treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 07 May 2021
Italian skincare brand Bioline Jatò has expanded its anti-ageing Age Beauty Secret product range.
Iceland's new Sky Lagoon has been inspired by native bathing culture
BY Megan Whitby | 06 May 2021
Attractions and hospitality brand Pursuit has launched Sky Lagoon, a relaxing and restorative geothermal retreat just outside of Reykjavik, situated against the striking backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Healing the healers: New training champions importance of therapist self-care, health and wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2021
Spa therapist wellbeing is the focus of an upcoming training course launching in Newquay, UK, in September 2021.
Ken Campling says Bannatyne is repositioning as a wellness provider – locations with spas are 'much more profitable'
BY Tom Walker | 05 May 2021
Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic lockdowns.
Babor launches two new home spa lines to soothe and energise
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2021
German skincare brand Babor has unveiled two home spa collections inspired by nature – named Babor Spa Energising and Babor Spa Shaping.
ICAA's Colin Milner says society must reclaim wellbeing for older people with new, vibrant models
BY Tom Walker | 04 May 2021
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has made a call for policymakers and businesses – as well as society in general – to integrate wellness throughout all organisational strategies and operations in order to 'reclaim health and wellbeing for older people'.
Celebrity Cruises partners with Gwyneth Paltrow for exclusive goop wellness concept
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2021
Actress, entrepreneur and founder of lifestyle brand goop Gwyneth Paltrow has been appointed wellbeing advisor for cruise operator Celebrity Cruises.
Medical Wellness Congress taps industry luminaries for monthly webinar series
BY Megan Whitby | 01 May 2021
The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is committed to bringing inspiring insights from the industry’s best and brightest to its real-time event on 28 and 29 June 2021.
Therme Group announces cultural collaboration to develop native forests at global wellbeing resorts
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Apr 2021
Therme Group’s Therme Art branch has unveiled a global partnership with SUGi, a platform passionate about community-driven rewilding.
La Rue Verte launches water-soluble CBD to enhance wellbeing routines
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Apr 2021
CBD wellness brand La Rue Verte has introduced a new water-soluble CBD product named Santé, to enhance refreshments and help consumers easily access the benefits of CBD.
Luxury eco-resort and TCM spa realised with 3D-printing opens on Mozambican island
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Apr 2021
Luxury eco-resort Kisawa Sanctuary has launched with a soft opening on Mozambique's subtropical island of Benguerra, complete with a Natural Wellness Centre inspired by Mozambican dwellings.
Mark Wahlberg joins Power Plate as stakeholder and brand ambassador
BY Liz Terry | 29 Apr 2021
Actor Mark Wahlberg has officially joined Power Plate as an investor in parent company, Performance Health Systems and brand ambassador for the product. He will also consult on strategy, product and programming development.
Sign up to HydraFacial Live Spring 2021 on-demand content for expert industry insight and advice
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Apr 2021
On 8 April, HydraFacial EMEA held its second HydraFacial Live event – a virtual experience bringing together some of the best and brightest in the industry.
ResortSuite: Elevating guest experiences through mobile solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Apr 2021
The hospitality industry has always been a reluctant adopter of technology, perceiving it as a hindrance to offering a personalised experience.
Rosewood to expand APAC footprint with first Japanese resort and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Apr 2021
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will debut in Japan in 2024 in a destination acclaimed for its exquisite beaches and vibrant marine life.
Antihistamines can block the full benefits of exercise
BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2021
Taking antihistamines prior to exercise can prevent the body from getting the full benefit of exercise.
Phytomer UK introduces Nutritionnelle Dry Skin Rescue Cream to nourish and moisturise skin
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Apr 2021
Marine spa brand Phytomer has introduced salvation for even the driest skin with the launch of Nutritionnelle Dry Skin Rescue Cream.
Banyan Tree's kicks off global rollout of new Wellbeing Sanctuary concept
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2021
In response to the global reevaluation of wellbeing, Banyan Tree has extended its flexible and personalisable wellness concept – Banyan Tree Wellbeing Sanctuaries.
Skin Regimen’s new Recharging Mist protects skin from blue light
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2021
Due to the pandemic, working from home and huge amounts of screen time have become the new normal.
bbspa_Group’s stylish new antiviral spa uniform collection certified as PPE
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2021
Global spa consultancy bbspa_Group has announced the arrival of 100% You - uniforms for wellness teams, an antiviral spa uniform collection designed to be durable, safe, fashionable and eco-friendly.
Swimming pool water kills the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds
BY Tom Walker | 26 Apr 2021
A study by virologists at Imperial College London, which is awaiting peer-review, suggests the risk of COVID-19 transmission in swimming pool water is "incredibly low".
Medical wellness memberships launch at Colorado’s Strata Integrated Wellness Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2021
Strata Integrated Wellness Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, has devised five new scientifically driven and evidence-based Wellness Concierge Medical Memberships.
WTS’ health and mental wellness platform honoured with ISPA Innovation award
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2021
Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has received an ISPA Innovation Award for its LifeStart on Demand platform, following its acquisition of corporate fitness and amenity management services provider LifeStart in November 2020.
A mosaic of enjoyment and escape: Natura Bissé launches Diamond Well-Living Collection plus new treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2021
Premium Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé has introduced Diamond Well-Living – a range of eight uplifting body products designed to inspire a new ethos of wellbeing.
Dr Barbara Sturm unveils stylish London flagship spa debuting exclusive body treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2021
Globally-recognised German aesthetics doctor Dr Barbara Sturm has expanded the global footprint of her Boutique & Spa concept with a new destination in London’s upmarket district of Mayfair.
Australian Government subsidising ASWA spa management diploma by over $2,000
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2021
Wellness training institution The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) hosts a nationally recognised Diploma of Wellness Spa Management to help existing industry members and newcomers upskill in wellbeing and management.
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2021
The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has partnered with sustainability specialist Stephanie Hodgson from MeettheFiveR’s to help global spas understand the importance of a circular economy.
Vast medi-wellness retreat to open in leafy Italian countryside backed by Forte Village CEO
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2021
Located on an ancient hilltop in a private eight-hectare park in Italy, Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Medical Retreat will open in May 2021.
Thalgo showcases new wrinkle correction range with soothing facial treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2021
Thalgo’s new Hyalu-Procollagène range harnesses three different types of hyaluronic acid and marine pro-collagen to plump, smooth and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.
The Farm at San Benito curates mental health and pain management programmes
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2021
Holistic medical wellness resort The Farm at San Benito has launched new retreats at its tropical eco-retreat in the Philippines to target pain and mental health concerns.
Therme Group invests in experiential art company Superblue
BY Tom Walker | 19 Apr 2021
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group has become a strategic investor in experiental art company Superblue.
The future of wellness: New report investigates changing consumer attitudes and behaviour in wellness market
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2021
A new report by McKinsey & Company reveals insights into shifting consumer attitudes and behaviour towards wellness across the globe.
Vinésime unveils vinotherapy body cream to offer nourishing hydration boost
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2021
Luxury French vino-cosmetics brand Vinésime has launched the Prodigue Sensation – a moisturising body cream powered by powerful antioxidant grapevine stem cells from the Gamay Teinturier Fréaux grape variety.
Premedion to open integrative health and wellbeing retreat in Middle Eastern wildlife oasis
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Apr 2021
In August 2021, an authentic Middle Eastern retreat named Zoya Wellbeing & Health Resort Zoya at Al Zorah will open in Ajman, UAE, developed and operated by Premedion; an international spa consultancy and management company with expertise in wellbeing, fitness and health.
Elemis unveils its first-ever retinol alternative
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Apr 2021
British skincare and spa product house Elemis has introduced a gentle yet visibly effective alternative to traditional retinols – the Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum.
Sauna trance: art and sauna bathing collide at mesmerising new Tokyo art exhibition
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Apr 2021
Global art collective teamLab has combined art and sauna to offer an immersive exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo, called teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi.
Katie Towersey named as Rockliffe Hall’s new spa director
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Apr 2021
Katie Towersey has been appointed as the new spa director for Rockliffe Hall, the five-star luxury golf and spa resort in Northern England’s County Durham countryside.
Miraval promotes Anthony Duggan to group area vice president
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2021
GM of Miraval Austin, Anthony Duggan, has been appointed area vice president of Miraval Group and its three award-winning wellness resorts – Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires.
Bellus Academy launches CBD curriculum to elevate spa education
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2021
US-based beauty and wellness training institute Bellus Academy is seeking to advance skincare and spa education by launching new CBD wellness training, with guidance from leading industry trainer and Bellus Academy’s director of spa and wellness education Joanne Berry.
Espa introduces aromatic diffuser with soothing essential oil collection to nurture wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2021
Espa, a skincare brand specialising in natural and wellbeing products, has unveiled a brand new Aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser Pod to bring a sense of wellbeing to everyday modern living.
ISPA celebrates creativity and reveals 2021 ISPA Innovate Awards winners
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2021
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has named 12 winners of the 2021 ISPA Innovate Awards.
You can now enter the World Leisure Innovation Prize
BY Tom Walker | 13 Apr 2021
World Leisure Organization (WLO) has opened the entry process for its International Innovation Prize.
Rural English retreat launches masterclass to reveal secrets and health benefits of fermentation
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2021
Relais & Chateaux's Summer Lodge Country House Hotel ​in Dorset, England, has launched an insightful masterclass to inspire guests about the benefits of fermentation.
Sonal Uberoi launches new book showcasing why hospitality must capitalise on wellness assets
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2021
Industry figure and founder of Spa Balance Consulting Sonal Uberoi has penned a new book, named The Wellness Asset: How wellness can transform and future-proof your hotel.
Clinique La Prairie launches new premium range of nutritional supplements
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2021
Luxury Swiss spa and wellness destination brand Clinique La Prairie has launched Holistic Health – a pioneering collection of Swiss-made supplements.
Ghislain Waeyaert departs Deep Nature and becomes president of bbSpa’s new French division
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2021
Ghislain Waeyaert, former VP of French wellness brand and consultancy Deep Nature, has been appointed president of the new French branch of Italy-based global spa consultancy bbSpa_Group.
First 1000 Day of Wellness to unveil conception wellness training led by Christine Clinton and Joanne Berry
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2021
The First 1000 Days of Wellness (F1000 Days) will introduce specialised practitioner training for conception, pregnancy, and family integrative wellness, in partnership with respected industry trainers Christine Clinton and Joanne Berry.
Elemental Herbology introduces luxury travel and wellbeing kit
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2021
Natural skincare and bodycare brand Elemental Herbology has launched a limited-edition beauty and wellbeing kit, featuring a curated selection of its new and best-selling body, haircare and skincare products.
Switzerland’s Bürgenstock Resort introduces Covid Bounce Back retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2021
Premium Swiss wellness destination The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne has launched a comprehensive Covid Bounce Back programme at its five-star in-house medical wellness facility, Waldhotel.
Michael Bruggeman spearheading One Well World foundation to inspire global wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2021
Michael Bruggeman, CEO of OM4 Organic Male and haia, is leading a new nonprofit charitable foundation supported by a host of leading beauty, wellness and healthcare industry experts.
Hotel spa recovery hinges on vaccinations, consumer confidence and pent-up demand
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Apr 2021
According to Jan Freitag, senior VP at Smith Travel Research (STR), the industry can expect to see a pick-up in the luxury hospitality sector, including hotel spas, in a matter of months.
Irish Spa Association warns of emerging black market in beauty sector due to extended industry closure
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2021
An emerging shadow economy of the Irish beauty industry will continue to grow rapidly unless the sector is allowed to reopen soon, the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has warned.
Sommerhuber unveils elegant ceramic lounger that envelopes users in soothing heat
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2021
Ceramics manufacturer Sommerhuber has created a new heated lounger finished with a stylish, smooth and organic aesthetic.
Gharieni and The Product House collaborate on new treatment concepts
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2021
The Product House (TPH) and Gharieni Group have partnered to develop a series of exclusive spa and wellness treatments, combining Gharieni concept beds with therapeutic treatments from internationally leading skincare brands.
PGA Catalunya prepares to open €5m Wellness Centre to position itself as leading European wellness destination
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2021
PGA Catalunya will unveil its brand new Wellness Centre in Girona, Spain, on 16 April, following a €5m (£4.3m, US$5.9m) investment.
ISPA’s 2021 Stronger Together Summit will inform and inspire the global spa industry
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2021
From 10-14 May, join ISPA members for the Stronger Together Summit, a one-of-a-kind virtual event for spa and resource partner leaders.
GWI appoints China-based entrepreneur and Tianren Culture co-founder Victor Koo to advisory board
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced that Victor Koo, chair of Heyi Holdings and co-founder of Tianren Culture, will join its advisory board.
Azerai grows portfolio with new coastal retreat in Vietnam
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2021
Aman founder and hotelier Adrian Zecha has expanded his Azerai resort brand with a new barefoot luxury destination and spa in Southeastern Vietnam.
Yon-Ka introduces quartz facial sculpting crystal inspired by TCM meridian therapy
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2021
Yon-Ka has launched its first facial tool, made from the quartzite rock green aventurine and inspired by ancient Chinese meridian therapy.
Four Seasons announces plans to breathe new life into classic 20th-century beachfront property in Mallorca
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2021
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to reimagine the former Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain, originally opened in 1929.
Lefay completes first renovation phase at Lake Garda flagship and outlines upcoming spa expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2021
Luxury eco-spa resort Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy has reopened its doors to guests and unveiled the first phase of an extensive refurbishment.
Beauty Backed Trust launches with a mission to support industry reopening and longterm recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2021
In August 2020, industry figure and influencer Caroline Hirons launched the Beauty Backed fundraising initiative to support independent UK businesses and entrepreneurs within the beauty industry impacted by the pandemic.
Sacred Nature by Comfort Zone, dedicated to regenerating skin and planet
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2021
April marks the launch of Earth Month, an initiative close to spa skincare specialist Comfort Zone’s heart, due to its deep-rooted commitment to helping regenerate the planet.
Seed to Skin’s new honey face-mask draws inspiration from Maori healing traditions
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2021
Luxury ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin has unveiled a new face mask containing more than 55 per cent manuka honey – an ingredient traditionally tapped by the New Zealand Maori people for its powerful healing properties.
Hutchinson Consulting partners with Mark Hyman to maximise functional and integrative medicine recruitment
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Mar 2021
Hospitality industry executive search and recruiting firm Hutchinson Consulting has joined forces with functional medicine physician Mark Hyman, MD, as part of a programme designed to support functional and integrative medicine facilities and professionals.
Step into the world of HydraFacial for unparalleled skin health results
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Mar 2021
So, you’ve heard of HydraFacial, but what is it? One 30-minute treatment, three powerful steps and a guaranteed opportunity to achieve some of the best skin results you’ll ever experience.
Tech-based personalisation is the new luxury, says Frank Pitsikalis
26 Mar 2021
Despite technology being critical to business success, the hospitality industry has always been a reluctant adopter, perceiving technology as a hindrance to offering a personalised experience.
Alta Capital Real Estate launches new fund targeting hospitality developments focused on sustainability and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2021
At a time when companies in the hospitality sector are facing unprecedented challenges, private equity firm Alta Capital Real Estate has grasped the opportunity to invest in undervalued wellness hospitality assets across Asia-Pacific.
Howard Murad, Michael Pugliese and Nigel Franklyn to headline HydraFacial industry summit
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2021
The HydraFacial Company has revealed a preview of its ​guest speaker line-up for HydraFacial Live 2021, to inspire practitioners and clinicians as lockdown lifts.
Prince Harry appointed chief impact officer of US coaching and mental health firm
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2021
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex has become the first chief impact officer of US-based coaching and mental health firm BetterUp.
RLA Global appoints managing director in the Middle East
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2021
Resources for Leisure Assets Global (RLA Global) has appointed Paul Boldy to the role of managing director of RLA Global, Middle East.
Cutitronics and ishga partnership ushers in new era of digital skincare in spas
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2021
Scottish skincare specialists Cutitronics and ishga have joined forces to introduce new skincare technology into UK spas.
Langham to open beachfront hotel and TCM spa inside glimmering crystalline jewel towers on Australian coastline
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2021
Langham Hospitality Group will manage its third luxury hotel in Gold Coast, Australia, housed within a new Chad Oppenheim-designed crystalline jewel tower.
Nutrition takes centre stage as Anantara refreshes wellness offering at Maldivian retreats
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2021
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is refreshing a selection of its idyllic Maldives resorts with the introduction of nutritional therapy, wellness cuisine workshops and health and nutrition seminars.
GOCO shares plans for Canadian wellness retreat inspired by healing properties of nature
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2021
International wellness consulting and management firm GOCO Hospitality is co-developing a new luxury wellness retreat in British Columbia, Canada, focused on an adventurous outdoor lifestyle and personal wellbeing.
HydraFacial appoints Zoe Graham EMEA corporate account manager
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2021
Advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial has announced Zoe Graham will join its team as corporate account manager for the EMEA region.
Editor's letter: Healing the world
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
With the impact of COVID-19 affecting millions of people globally, spas have a special role to play in the recovery movement
Spa people: Sonu Shivdasani
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Sonu Shivdasani on 25 years of spa, sustainability and barefoot luxury at Soneva
Spa people: Rakesh Patel
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Rakesh Patel talks about Alta’s dedicated hospitality fund in Asia
New opening: The Opus
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Zaha Hadid’s Opus building relaunches with indulgent spa in Dubai
New opening: Aviv Clinic, Florida
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Oxygen therapy clinic inspired by futuristic spacecraft in Florida takes off
New opening: Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Dusit reveals lakeside wellness resort with 18 hot springs in China
Spa Programmes: On the menu
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Healing heartache retreats at Chablé Mexico and Czech spas using mineral water to treat long COVID feature in our latest programming highlights
Programming: Kevin Kelly
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Four Seasons’ Sensei retreat in Hawaii taps into wearable tech and biometric data
Programming: Jeremy McCarthy
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Mandarin Oriental rolls out it Inner Strength Outer Strength mental wellness course to guests
Programming: Niamh O’Connell
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Rosewood gets resilient with its spa treatments and business operations
Interview: Emlyn Brown
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Accor’s global vice-president of wellbeing talks to Katie Barnes about business strategies following COVID
Everyone’s talking about: Local markets
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
How are spas adapting their business model to attract locals? And what happens when international tourists return? Spa Business magazine reports
Promotion: Phytomer
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Phytomer is a front-runner in sustainability, offering reliable andeffective blue beauty solutions for spa operators and guests
Trends: Spa Foresight™ 20/21
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Touch hunger, lung health, resilience and COVID cool spots all feature in future predictions from the Spa Business team
Promotion: GM Collin
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Skincare brand GM Collin is re-energising its sales network and looking for new distributors from across the globe to drive its business network
Analysis: On your marks
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Analyst Jan Freitag suggests a timescale for global hotel recovery and hotel spas
Research: Eyes on Ireland
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
An Irish Spa Association snapshot survey shows the impact of COVID on spas across country
Promotion: Artofcryo.com
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Artofcryo.com provides evidence-based whole body cryotherapy solutions, offering effective solutions for guests and an attractive ROI for investors
Fitness: Harley Pasternak
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
The celebrity trainer and nutritionist shares his vision of fitness and health in the age of coronavirus
Promotion: Iyashi Dôme
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Iyashi Dôme Japanese saunas offer a versatile treatment solution for spas searching for quality touchless treatments backed by science and Japanese technology
Finishing touch: Watch out
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
UK researchers launch a new study to explore how digital nature experiences can be good for us
Insight: Hindsight 2020
Spa Business 2021 issue 1
Mia Kyricos looks at the harsh lessons that spas can learn from the last year
Davines Group celebrates International Day of Happiness with launch of new World Happiness Report
20 Mar 2021
Davines Group has long been participating in the global conversation on individual and collective wellbeing and happiness.
World Sleep Day: GWI launches Sleep Initiative to uncover secrets of truly restorative sleep
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Mar 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has unveiled a new Sleep Initiative, just in time for World Sleep Day.
Phytomer UK reveals brand new website
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Mar 2021
Marine biotechnology spa brand Phytomer has unveiled a new UK website to advance its presence in spas and beauty salons across the country.
Peninsula Hot Springs to restore hot springs community to former glory with new geothermal bathing oasis
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2021
Australian hot springs operator Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) has announced plans to open a new destination in the East Gippsland lakeside town of Metung, in southern Australia.
Sha Wellness Clinic designing residences inspired by optimal wellbeing for upcoming Mexican retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2021
Sha Wellness Clinic has announced plans to reveal the world’s healthiest residences in 2022, with the opening of Sha Mexico.
Ana Fuentes joins Gharieni’s Dubai team as business development manager
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2021
Luxury spa and wellness technology company Gharieni has appointed Ana Marie Aujophil Fuentes as business development manager of its Middle East division, effective immediately.
Global Wellness Summit 2021 to be hosted in Tel Aviv this November
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced its 2021 conference will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 15-18 at the Hilton Tel Aviv, set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Healing Hotels launches Mini-Healing Summit virtual series to inform, inspire and invigorate
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World is going to begin hosting regular virtual Mini-Healing Summits to guide the hospitality and wellness industries as they prepare to reopen in the unique COVID-19 landscape.
Iconic LA hotel receives US$2.5bn makeover including brand new 14,000sq ft spa
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2021
Los Angeles’ iconic Century Plaza Hotel has been transformed into a new luxury Fairmont property after a US$2.5bn (€2.1bn, £1.8bn) investment.
Subtle Energies partners with The Royal Mansour for healing Ayurveda Aromatherapy spa treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2021
Luxury Ayurveda aromatherapy brand Subtle Energies has partnered with leading Moroccan wellness destination The Royal Mansour to offer new immersive wellness experiences.
Six Senses’ Israeli desert retreat to open in August offering CBD-infused camel milk massages
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Mar 2021
Six Senses’ highly anticipated retreat in Israel’s Southern Negev Desert is set to open on 5 August 2021, complete with a 1,900sq m spa and wellness sanctuary.
Irish Spa Association urging Government for commercial rent relief to protect spa businesses
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Mar 2021
The Irish Spa Association (ISA) is urgently calling upon the Irish Government to provide full commercial rent relief to safeguard spas, salons and beauty businesses.
BC Softwear explains the importance of touchpoints during spas’ reopening phase
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Mar 2021
Spa textile supplier BC Softwear believes that as spas reopen, touchpoints will be essential in enhancing customer experience and helping to develop confidence through the reassurance of both cleanliness and ultimate comfort and luxury.
Kerzner unveils new fitness-focused hospitality brand dedicated to health and wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2021
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts and Atlantis Resort & Residences, has developed a new immersive lifestyle hospitality concept inspired by fitness and wellbeing.
Julie Bach launches wellbeing app for people touched by cancer
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2021
Wellness for Cancer (WFC), the charity founded and led by industry figure Julie Bach, has launched a wellbeing app for people touched by cancer, featuring content from established wellness brands including Six Senses, Kamalaya and Biologique Recherche.
SpaFest confirms Sue Harmsworth as keynote for 2021 in-person event
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2021
Spa and wellness industry event SpaFest has announced industry legend Sue Harmsworth MBE will keynote its 2021 conference, hosted at five-star eco-resort, Gwel an Mor in Cornwall, UK, from 12-14 October.
Zenoti: Trusted by the best
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2021
Thanks to spa and salon software provider Zenoti, Dublin Nails has optimised appointment scheduling and online booking, enhanced customer experience, improved internal reporting and billing processes, increased productivity and reduced no-shows in the face of the difficult COVID-era trading climate.
OTO enters spa market with accredited training in CBD sensory spa experiences
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2021
Luxury CBD brand OTO has developed immersive CBD sensory spa experiences, accredited by CIBTAC.
Four Seasons and Omnam Group announce plans for luxury retreat in Southern Italy
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2021
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and global real estate firm and developer Omnam Group have revealed plans to build a new resort and spa in Puglia, the stunning coastal region of southern Italy.
Marriott appoints new CEO and president, marking new era for the company
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2021
Marriott International’s Board of Directors has announced Anthony Capuano has been appointed CEO and joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Kemitron introduces new aroma dosing pumps for spas
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2021
German spa and wellness equipment specialist Kemitron has unveiled its latest fragrance dosing pump models for steamrooms, rasuls, experience showers and saunas.
New design details for 92-island luxury megaproject on Saudi Arabian coast
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2021
Progress is forging ahead for the expansive Red Sea luxury tourism destination spread across 28,000km sq of the Saudi Arabian Coast, including an archipelago of 92 islands.
Fitness and treatments based on local resources identified among the future growth opportunities in wellness tourism
BY Tom Walker | 05 Mar 2021
Fitness, medical wellness propositions and spiritual practices and treatments based on local, natural resources are areas with the highest growth potential within wellness tourism.