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20 Jan 2023
Longevity, a startup providing longevity products, services, education and advice to subscribers, has launched a digital platform and will open its first club in Milton Keynes on 1 February. The second location is due to ... More
19 Jan 2023
Spa industry veteran Amanda Al-Masri is heading up Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ wellness division as its new vice-president of wellness. Al-Masri is a veteran of the hospitality and wellness industries with more than 20 years ... More
18 Jan 2023
Switzerland’s established wellbeing and medical health resort Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is preparing to conduct a comprehensive renovation of one of its two five-star hotels. Through mid-January until the end of May 2023, all 109 ... More
18 Jan 2023
17,000 US consumers have been quizzed on their wellness priorities and habits as part of Mindbody’s 2023 Wellness Index survey. The annual report is conducted by the fitness and wellness industry tech business to forecast ... More
17 Jan 2023
Global hotel and spa operator Six Senses is branching further into urban spaces after announcing plans to launch a brand new destination in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2025. Serving as an entry point to explore ... More
16 Jan 2023
The Emerald Collection has opened its latest retreat in Zanzibar, Tanzania, inspired by the country’s tropical landscape and cultural heritage. Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa is the latest addition to the luxury hospitality group’s all-inclusive ... More
13 Jan 2023
Spa and wellness industry veteran Jim Root has been appointed as senior advisor by celebrated Mexican wellness and fitness destination Rancho La Puerta. Going back to his roots, the experienced industry figure is returning to ... More
13 Jan 2023
Hospitality giant Accor has unveiled a new white paper exploring eight key pathways for navigating business, society and leadership toward a future where human wellbeing and fulfilment are essential priorities. Titled The Road Map Towards ... More
12 Jan 2023
McKinsey has gathered data on 2,000 US consumers to reveal insights into shifting consumer behaviour towards wellness in the US. Overall, The Future of Wellness Survey predicts that the US wellness market will continue its ... More
10 Jan 2023
Treasured hot springs destinations from around the globe are serving as the inspiration for an ambitious new hot springs venue and spa project in Georgia, US. Debuting in Q3 of 2023, Passport Springs & Spa ... More
10 Jan 2023
French beauty brand Caudalie’s latest urban spa has opened in Bordeaux, inspired by the brand’s wine-growing roots and its history of vinotherapy skin care. With a minimalist yet cosy aesthetic, the 120sq m Caudalie Spa ... More
09 Jan 2023
Luxury boutique hotel management group Akaryn Hotel Group is expanding its wellness-centric Aleenta Resort brand with a third property in Asia. Named Aleenta Chiang Mai Resort & Spa, the destination will open in Q1 of ... More
06 Jan 2023
Luxury French spa operator Spa L’Occitane has opened the doors to a branded wellness facility aboard World Traveller, the latest cruise ship to be launched by Atlas Ocean Voyages. The 88sq m SeaSpa has opened ... More
05 Jan 2023
Hilton Hotels’ high-end Waldorf Astoria brand will debut in Costa Rica in 2025 with a barefoot luxury property and wellness retreat. The new-build resort will open in the tropical province of Guanacaste known for its ... More
04 Jan 2023
Hospitality and wellness industry veteran Sonu Shivdasani has been honoured as an officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to tourism, sustainability and charity by the King of England. Recognised in ... More
04 Jan 2023
Six Senses has officially welcomed established Indian destination spa and retreat Vana into its portfolio. The wellness and sustainability-centric hospitality brand announced its appointment to operate the property back in June 2022. Launched ... More
03 Jan 2023
A 15th-century monastery and chapel in Antwerp, Belgium, has been transformed into a 108-room hotel and spa focused on community, healing and comfort. Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp sits next to the city’s botanic garden and this ... More
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A planning application has been submitted to Dover District Council for the creation of The Seahive, a surf wellness resort on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park, UK. Designed ... More
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Jill Carlen assumes new role as vice president of business development for Living Earth Crafts
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Feb 2023
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has named Jill Carlen as vice president of business development.
Google lays off 31 massage therapists as part of major staff cuts
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2023
Google has let go of 31 massage therapists after senior leadership cut its global staff base by 12,000 employees.
Nicholas Clayton joins GOCO Hospitality as president of new GOCO America division
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2023
GOCO Hospitality, global wellness consulting, development and management company, has appointed seasoned hospitality executive Nicholas Clayton as president of its recently-launched GOCO America divison.
CryoCON international cryotherapy convention returns for 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2023
The third annual CryoCON Convention will take place in Dallas, Texas, from 5-6 March.
The Spa at Séc-he: upcoming Palm Springs spa to flow with legendary waters of 12,000-year-old hot spring
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
A large new hot springs and spa destination is coming to downtown Palm Springs, California, this April.
New Global Wellness Summit report forecasts top 12 wellness trends for 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has unveiled its annual trends report predicting the trends set to dominate the global health and wellness industry in 2023.
Tata Harper Skincare introduces Bio-Shield Face Oil to SuperKind range for sensitive skin
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
Organic skincare and spa brand Tata Harper has expanded its SuperKind range for sensitive and sensitised skin with a new facial oil.
Wellness Access Institute launches to improve understanding of and accessibility to wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jan 2023
A new think tank called the Wellness Access Institute (WAI – pronounced why) has launched to help the industry address its biggest problems and drive research-based innovation.
FaceGym heads down under with first Australian studio, partnered with Mecca
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
Facial fitness and skincare brand FaceGym has entered the Australian market with its first bricks and mortar studio in Sydney and a new deal with Australasian beauty retailer Mecca.
Veronica Schreibeis Smith and Amir Alroy join GWS Advisory Board
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of two international wellness thought leaders to its Advisory Board.
Elemental Herbology announces plans to launch Soothe Reed Diffuser and signs new UK spa accounts
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
Elemental Herbology will be expanding its aromatherapy home collection in February with the introduction of The Soothe Reed Diffuser.
Elemis achieves B Corp Status
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2023
British skincare and spa brand Elemis has announced its new status as a Certified B Corp after almost two years of implementing changes to processes, and practices and launching new initiatives across the business.
Emlyn Brown, Kent Richards and Sara Codner outline top priorities for spa and wellness leaders in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2023
Spa and wellness industry thought leaders gathered yesterday (26 January) at the Grow Well webinar – hosted by We Work Well – to share their plans, vision and strategies for 2023.
Recovery-focused spa brand The Covery outlines 2023 expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2023
Recovery wellness spa franchise The Covery will expand with 15 new US locations and new partnerships in 2023 – including a destination at Texas’ iconic Trellis Spa at The Houstonian.
Vinésime creates new rosé body scrub to help raise awareness of breast cancer
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2023
French vinocosmetic skincare and spa brand Vinésime has developed a new body scrub powered by rosé and the famous grape variety Grenache Noir.
Greek spa and wellness market ripe for investment, reports Global Wellness Economy
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jan 2023
The Greek wellness economy was under the spotlight today at the inaugural Global Wellness Economy conference, hosted in Athens, Greece.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
BY Tom Walker | 24 Jan 2023
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Longevity club and digital platform launches with focus on reverse ageing. Neil King and Alister Rollins are founders
BY Frances Marcellin | 20 Jan 2023
Longevity, a startup providing longevity products, services, education and advice to subscribers, has launched a digital platform and will open its first club in Milton Keynes on 1 February.
Augustinus Bader’s first bricks-and-mortar clinic lands in London, partnered with Lanserhof
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2023
Austrian wellness operator Lanserhof has collaborated with science-led beauty brand Augustinus Bader to open its flagship clinic The Skin Lab by Augustinus Bader.
Swissline to make Irish debut at The Shelbourne in Dublin
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2023
Luxury Swiss skincare brand Swissline will launch in Ireland on 1 February at The Shelbourne, a historic five-star hotel located in the heart of Dublin.
Amanda Al-Masri joins Hilton as vice-president of wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2023
Spa industry veteran Amanda Al-Masri is heading up Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ wellness division as its new vice-president of wellness.
Community-based wellness and connection top Mindbody's 2023 US trend forecast
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2023
17,000 US consumers have been quizzed on their wellness priorities and habits as part of Mindbody’s 2023 Wellness Index survey.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz plans £12m renovation to reinforce position in European wellness market
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2023
Switzerland’s established wellbeing and medical health resort Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is preparing to conduct a comprehensive renovation of one of its two five-star hotels.
Where old meets new: Six Senses chooses Tel Aviv for next urban outpost
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2023
Global hotel and spa operator Six Senses is branching further into urban spaces after announcing plans to launch a brand new destination in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2025.
Don't miss Emlyn Brown, Kent Richards and Sara Codner in conversation with W3Spa on 25 January
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2023
While the pandemic season has mostly concluded, its disruptive effects are still being felt around the world by businesses old and new.
Emerald Collection ventures into Africa with tropical retreat and spa on Tanzanian coastline
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jan 2023
The Emerald Collection has opened its latest retreat in Zanzibar, Tanzania, inspired by the country’s tropical landscape and cultural heritage.
Phytomer launches Body Declic Cellulite and Contouring Cream, powered by organic marine algae, pink pepper and green caffeine
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jan 2023
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has developed its first organic contouring product, Body Declic Cellulite and Contouring Cream, designed to smooth the skin and reduce cellulite and dimples.
Jim Root announces return to Rancho La Puerta after 27 years
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Spa and wellness industry veteran Jim Root has been appointed as senior advisor by celebrated Mexican destination spa Rancho La Puerta.
Accor champions inclusive wellness in new Health to Wealth white paper
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Hospitality giant Accor has unveiled a new white paper exploring eight key pathways for navigating business, society and leadership toward a future where human wellbeing and fulfilment are essential priorities.
marocMaroc’s pro-ageing Cactéa skincare line and facials launch in UK and Irish spa markets
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Luxury skincare distributor Vilasa has introduced marocMaroc’s newest well-ageing skincare range and spa treatments to the UK and Ireland.
Corporate wellness, sleep and indifference to ‘clean’ beauty: McKinsey research reveals six crucial US wellness trends
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2023
McKinsey has gathered data on 2,000 US consumers to reveal insights into shifting consumer behaviour towards wellness in the US.
Caudalie's urban spa portfolio expands with chic new spa in Bordeaux
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
French beauty brand Caudalie’s latest urban spa has opened in Bordeaux, inspired by the brand’s wine-growing roots and its history of vinotherapy skin care.
Hot springs of Costa Rica, Israel, Japan and Italy inspire 10-acre wellness haven in Atlanta
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
Treasured hot springs destinations from around the globe are serving as the inspiration for an ambitious new hot springs venue and spa project in Georgia, US.
Hydrafacial branches out into body care with six all-new Hydrabody treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
Advanced aesthetic tech company Hydrafacial is now offering treatments beyond the jawline having launched six new body protocols.
Akaryn Hotel Group announces upcoming urban sanctuary and spa in Chiang Mai
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2023
Luxury boutique hotel management group Akaryn Hotel Group is expanding its wellness-centric Aleenta Resort brand with a third property in Asia.
Voya unveils fragrant new candle blended with eucalyptus, lime and rosemary
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2023
Irish spa and skincare brand Voya Organic Beauty has added a new candle to its Oh So Scented lifestyle range.
Spa L’Occitane sets sail with new wellness facility aboard Atlas Ocean Voyages cruise ship
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2023
Luxury French spa operator Spa L’Occitane has opened the doors to a branded wellness facility aboard World Traveller, the latest cruise ship to be launched by Atlas Ocean Voyages.
Circadia expands reach with European distribution centre
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2023
Professional US skincare brand Circadia has branched into the European market with a partnership and distribution centre in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Costa Rica's first Waldorf Astoria to feature cenote-inspired spa and outdoor treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2023
Hilton Hotels’ high-end Waldorf Astoria brand will debut in Costa Rica in 2025 with a barefoot luxury property and wellness retreat.
SkinCeuticals prepares to debut its first-ever misting product, Phyto Corrective Essence Mist
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2023
Skincare brand SkinCeuticals will expand its existing Phyto range on 9 January with an all- new spritzing product, the Phyto Corrective Essence Mist.
Sonu Shivdasani awarded OBE in King’s 2023 New Year Honours List
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2023
Hospitality and wellness industry veteran Sonu Shivdasani has been honoured as an officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to tourism, sustainability and charity by the King of England.
Six Senses launches first dedicated wellness retreat in Himalayan foothills of India, Six Senses Vana
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2023
Six Senses has officially welcomed established Indian destination spa and retreat Vana into its portfolio.
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp’s herbal healing spa opens in former Belgian monastery
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jan 2023
A 15th-century monastery and chapel in Antwerp, Belgium, has been transformed into a 108- room hotel and spa focused on community, healing and comfort.
Blue health inspires plans for £40m Seahive wellness resort in South-East England
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Dec 2022
A planning application has been submitted to Dover District Council for the creation of The Seahive, a surf wellness resort on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park, UK.
New studies reveal potential benefits of exposure to low temperatures and swimming in icy waters
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Dec 2022
Cold is the new hot in spa circles, but sceptics question whether the benefits of such practices are proven.
The Farm’s first sister destination opens in Nepal with Jordan property to follow in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2022
Nepal has been selected as the location for the second outpost of the Farm at San Benito, an established eco-luxury holistic medi-wellness resort in the Philippines.
Iyashi Dome complements touchless infra-red therapy device with new hands-on treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2022
Infratherapy supplier Iyashi Dôme has diversified its traditional Japanese sauna journey with a new hands-on spa ritual for the face and upper body.
AB Living Group and Marriott extend collaboration with three extra projects in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Dec 2022
Marriott International has announced the signing of three all-inclusive luxury resorts in Mexico with developer, AB Living Group (AB Living).
Banyan Tree enters Saudi Arabian market with tented desert wellbeing retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Dec 2022
Banyan Tree has launched its first resort and spa in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the group’s debut in the Kingdom.
Somalytics’ REM-tracking sleep mask to be revealed at CES 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 20 Dec 2022
A new sleep mask, which can track eye movements, including REM, during sleep, will be launched by nanotechnology innovator Somalytics at CES Unveiled on 3 Jan, 2023.
Synergy - The Retreat Show 2023 to be hosted at Palmaïa The House of AIA in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Dec 2022
Mexico will be the host location for the 2023 iteration of industry event Synergy - The Retreat Show from 24-27 October 2023.
Martyn's Law: details revealed for new counter-terror rules affecting all UK leisure facilities
BY Tom Walker | 19 Dec 2022
New laws designed to step up protection against terrorism at the UK's leisure facilities are to be published in early 2023.
Medik8 unveils new overnight hydration solution: the two-step H.E.O Mask
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Dec 2022
British skincare and spa brand Medik8 has launched the H.E.O. Mask solution to help deliver and retain hydration to the skin for over 24 hours.
Dominican Republic’s Casa De Campo tropical spa retreat receiving US$25M makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2022
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is gearing up to reopen the doors to its spa in Q2 of 2023 following a US$25M (£20.5m, €23.5m) makeover project.
Pietro Simone Skincare expands with flagship US skin clinic in SoHo, New York
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2022
Pietro Simone, CEO and founder of Pietro Simone Skincare, has launched his first US clinic in New York City on Spring Street in SoHo called The House of Pietro Simone.
Spa with style: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh and Harvey Nichols launch luxury spa and private shopping package
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2022
Urban Scottish hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has launched a new wellness package in partnership with luxury department store Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh.
Blake Feeney joins Arch Amenities Group as vice president of spa business development
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the appointment of Blake Feeney, a spa industry veteran, as vice president of spa business development.
Natalie Pergar introduces Eminence Organic Skin Care's new microbiome line powered by kombucha
BY Katie Barnes | 14 Dec 2022
Eminence Organics lead skincare trainer Natalie Pergar introduces the brand's new Kombucha Microbiome Collection.
Rudding Park to host first-ever UK Aufguss Championship in April 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2022
Aufguss, the communal sauna ritual from Europe, is becoming increasingly popular across the global spa and wellness industry. In 2023, the UK's first-ever national Aufguss Championship contest will be hosted at luxury hotel and destination spa Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
World Spa’s expansive 50,000sq ft urban bathhouse and wellness club opens in Brooklyn
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Dec 2022
New York’s bustling borough of Brooklyn is the home of a brand new 50,000sq ft (44,645sq m) day spa offering an array of global bathing practices.
Aquaform unveils Island Walk experience as an adaptable alternative to spa showers
BY Katie Barnes | 12 Dec 2022
Wet spa specialist Aquaform has created an Island Walk experience for spas to offer in smaller spaces.
Approachable luxury, authenticity and local flavours inspire new hotel and spa brand Appellation
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2022
A new collection of urban retreats focused on food, wellness, local produce and authenticity are set to launch across the west coast of the US in the next 10 years.
Carbon-neutral brand KAEA Skincare launching first spa at Villars Palace Hotel in Swiss Alps
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2022
Botanical spa and skincare company KAEĀ Skincare will launch its first branded spa at Switzerland's Villars Palace Hotel on 10 December 2022.
Treatwell beauty and wellness appointments now bookable on Apple Maps
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Dec 2022
Online beauty and wellness booking company Treatwell has recently partnered with Apple Maps to allow its users to easily book appointments directly within the mobile app.
Brain upgrade app launches to reduce Alzheimer’s risk
BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Dec 2022
The Food for the Brain Foundation has released a new app, Cognition, which it claims can help people cut their risk of Alzheimer’s by half.
Kerzner’s fitness-centric hotel brand Siro to debut inside towering Dubai development
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2022
Resort developer and operator Kerzner International has announced its new wellbeing- and fitness-centric hospitality brand Siro is launching in Dubai in Q4 of 2023.
Natura Bissé launches next generation of Diamond Extreme Cream
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2022
Two decades after the launch of Natura Bissé’s Diamond Extreme Cream, the Barcelona-based spa and skincare brand has reformulated its signature anti-ageing solution.
Arch Amenities Group announces acquisition of Hutchinson Consulting
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2022
Hutchinson Consulting has been acquired by Arch Amenities Group (AAG), a global provider of hospitality management and consulting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels, spas, private clubs and recreational spaces.
Spas can recreate alpine winter scenes with TechnoAlpin’s new cascading snow shower
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2022
Italy-based snow room specialist TechnoAlpin has introduced a new cold therapy device that mimics a delicate snow flurry, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Editor's letter: Wellness economics
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
We need to highlight the value of wellness and its impact on productivity and GDP, says Katie Barnes
Spa People: Marc Cohen
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Leading medical, research, science and educational activities are all part of the new medical director’s role at the Peninsula Hot Springs Group in Australia
Spa People: Deepak Chopra
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The alternative health guru is on a mission to bring wellness to the metaverse
Spa People: Christian Mackin
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
We talk to the founder behind the first life-sized massage robot
New opening: Banyan Tree AlUla
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A tented desert wellbeing retreat inspired by Bedouin tribes marks Banyan Tree's debut in Saudi Arabia
Project preview: Geo force: Geothermal lagoon Canada
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
One of the world’s largest man-made geothermal lagoons powered entirely by natural resources is being planned in Québec
News report: Trend watching
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
McKinsey reveals six crucial wellness trends coming down the line
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Get inspired by the latest wellness services including a high-tech diagnostic circuit at SHA and a Zita West fertility programme at Bürgenstock
Interview: Stephan Wagner
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
As Saudi Arabia taps into tourism, the man heading up wellness at Amaala talks to Spa Business about what the major development is looking to bring to a previously undiscovered part of the Kingdom
Interview: Aradhana Khowala
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The chair of the advisory board of the Red Sea – a Saudi development the size of Belgium – shares her passion for regenerative tourism with Spa Business
Sponsored: RKF: Dressed to impress
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Following exciting new launches at Equip Hotel in Paris, including the new DresSoft line, RKF Luxury Linen is gearing up for an eco-friendly and fashion-conscious 2023
Opinion: Cold water immersion
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A new scientific paper warns of the significant risk of cold water therapies. Spa Business investigates how operators can protect those taking part in extreme bathing programmes
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: A cold revolution
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Art of Cryo is set to revolutionise the cryotherapy experience with its new biohacking solution – the Tec-Spa Module
Event report: Healing Summit
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Self-help and self-love were the key messages from this wellness event in Portugal, says Spa Business’ Lisa Starr
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Effective by nature
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Comfort Zone has revealed three new products, including a new neck and décolleté fluid, leveraging the power of botanical bioactive extracts
Integrative spa: Camiral Golf & Wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A 360-degree wellness model with integrative programmes in Spain is treading new ground for the industry. Spa Business pays a visit
Sponsored: Biologique Recherche: Skin restructuring
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Skincare experts at Biologique Recherche have created Sérum Collagène Originel, a product containing Collagen Type 0, a patented pure collagen formulation
Interview: Alex & Sue Glasscock
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Editor-at-large, Jane Kitchen is put through her paces at The Ranch's new outpost in Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy and catches up with the owners
Event Report: Global Wellness Summit
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The 16th annual GWS, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, homed in on the sector’s biggest issues following the pandemic. Spa Business reports on the highlights
Research: Wellness for all
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A new study by the Global Wellness Institute provides a framework for businesses and governments to make healthy lifestyles accessible to all
Sponsored: Myrtha Wellness: New wave of wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Myrtha Wellness has been innovating in wellness product engineering for six decades, creating world class products while also delivering Italian style
Wellness: Up close and personal
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Industry expert Sonal Uberoi asks, is hyperpersonalising wellness the way forward?
Technology: Automation
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
How can spas use automated software functions to free up employee time and streamline their businesses?
Sponsored: Gharieni: yield management
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Yield management isn’t just for the airline industry, says Sammy Gharieni
Sponsored: Technoalpin
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The TechnoAlpin Snowroom made our Grand Aufguss Masters event extra special, says Robert Heinevetter
Finishing Touch: Cold call
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Tumor suppression and boosting ‘good fat’ are two potential benefits of exposure to cool temperatures and swimming in icy waters, scientists reveal
New opening: Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A herbal healing spa opens in a former Belgian monastery
Sony unlocks the metaverse with the launch of Mocopi sensors for avatar creation
BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Dec 2022
Sony has announced that it will be releasing a motion-tracking product called Mocopi in January that looks set to accelerate the services fitness and wellness and also entertainment and attractions companies can provide in the metaverse.
Ozone therapy, IV infusions and cancer screening coming to Kamalaya Koh Samui in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2022
As of January 2023, integrative health will be top of the menu at holistic wellness destination Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand, following the launch of its new integrative health facility, Longevity House.
Lumen expands metabolic health platform and preventative healthcare mission
BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Dec 2022
Lumen, a health tech company that analyses people’s metabolism based on the CO2 and oxygen in their breath, has raised US$62m in Series B funding. The round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with participating investors including, Hanwha Group, Resolute Ventures, RiverPark Ventures, Unorthodox Ventures, Almeda Capital and Disruptive VC.
Germaine de Capuccini rolls out debut hydration range Timexpert Hydraluronic plus all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2022
Spanish spa and skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini has expanded its collection with its first hydration-centric range, Timexpert Hydraluronic.
Wooden skyscraper hotel in Swedish Lapland has rooftop Vana spa
BY Liz Terry | 03 Dec 2022
The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has opened at the birthplace of cross-country skiing, Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland, with the property's rooftop Vana Spa giving spectacular views over the city.
GWI partners with Therme Group to bring UK wellness research to Geography of Wellness platform
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2022
Industry research and educational organisation the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced that the UK is the latest country to be highlighted on its new Geography of Wellness microsite.
Patrizia Bortolin oversees launch of Preidlhof’s official skincare line
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2022
Destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol, Italy, has introduced its own signature skincare line to help improve the external appearance of the epidermis, support overall skin health and promote relaxation of body and mind.
Hydrafacial’s Andrew Stanleick star-struck by JLO partnership
BY Katie Barnes | 01 Dec 2022
Hydrafacial has gained star status by teaming up with JLo Beauty for its new skincare booster.
Aescape secures US$30m in series A funding to bring AI massage tables to US market in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Nov 2022
Aescape, a tech company building automated, data-driven massage tables that mimic human touch, has announced a US$30m (£24.9m, €28.9m) Series A funding round.
Fairmont Windsor Park wellness retreat crowned UK’s Best New Spa at Good Spa Guide awards
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
Fairmont Spa & Wellness, Windsor Park, has been named the UK’s Best New Spa in the Good Spa Guide’s 7th annual regional awards.
One Spa World extends spa and wellness operations contract with Norwegian Cruise Line
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
Cruise ship and resort operator One Spa World (OSW) has entered into a new agreement with US-based golbal cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
TAC launches vending machines to help spas digitise guest access and payment
BY Katie Barnes | 29 Nov 2022
Customers can now check into a spa, pay for extras and check out again without having to bother staff or carry cash, thanks to The Assistant Company’s (TAC) latest launch.
East Cape Futures Forum to emphasise the importance of regenerative tourism and development
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
A new regenerative tourism and development conference will take place at Palmas de Cortez Hotel Los Barriles in Baja California Sur, Mexico, from 5-8 December 2022.
Banyan Tree to expand Mexico portfolio with two new Veya wellness resorts
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
Banyan Tree Group will expand its Mexican portfolio in 2025 with the opening of a new tropical wellness retreat in the country’s Bacalar Lagoon region, located in the southern part of Quintana Roo.
Temple Spa unveils Spread Your Wings And Fly retail collection for 2022 festive season
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
Temple Spa has created a distinctively-designed retail collection inspired by feathers for the 2022 festive season.
Protect your investments and maximise your profit with bbspa_Group
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
bbspa_Group is a leading international spa consultancy based in Italy, renowned for its unique character and organic design approach. Its goal is to optimise spa operations without neglecting attention to detail and personal interpretation of each project
CIDESCO International and Wellness for Cancer create Oncology Wellness Diploma
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Nov 2022
Leading spa and beauty organisation CIDESCO International has partnered with cancer education charity Wellness for Cancer to launch a new global qualification.
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years
BY Frances Marcellin | 25 Nov 2022
José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to make an 850-strong network.
New travel-size Spongellé buffers help guests create spa experience at home or on-the-go
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Nov 2022
Spongellé founder and CEO Elaine Binder – an internationally trained perfumer – has expanded her company’s collection of fragrant body wash-infused buffers.
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days of 2022, marking the start of this year’s Christmas shopping season. Now extending into ‘cyber week’ and finishing on Cyber Monday, it's a time when shops and companies offer significant discounts on their products.
BC SoftWear secures deal with Qatari distributor Iris Be You Beauty Trading
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2022
Spa and hotel textiles supplier BC SoftWear has entered a new partnership with Iris Be You Beauty Trading in Qatar.
Therme Group plans US$200m urban wellbeing resort in South Korea
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2022
Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has partnered with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to create a year-round wellbeing destination in the South Korean city of Incheon.
de Mamiel introduces bioactiveFatigue Fix serum for stress-induced dullness
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2022
British spa brand de Mamiel has introduced the Fatigue Fix serum for skin affected by external aggressors such as UV, pollution, poor lifestyle habits and lack of sleep.
Raffaella Dallarda launches new book showcasing best of Italian spa culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2022
Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa culture and highlighting the country’s top spa and wellness destinations.
Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Nov 2022
A new hot springs facility and day spa destination has opened in Victoria, Australia, complete with a 3,500sq m two-level spa and 31 thermal pools.
Crerar Hotels launches private apprenticeships for budding spa therapists
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Nov 2022
Scottish hotel group Crerar Hotels has unveiled a new spa therapist apprenticeship programme in a bid to help boost recruitment following its ongoing spa investment across its portfolio.
New study investigating leadership in global health and wellbeing industries launched by Wisdom Works
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Nov 2022
Wisdom Works Group (WWG) has launched a study into leadership across the global wellness economy, as well as the adjacent industries of healthcare and human potential and development.
New CryoLounge+ chair offers 'comfortable cold' experience
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 Nov 2022
WellnessSpace Brands, recently rebranded from HydroMassage, has opened pre-orders for its CryoLounge+ chair – a new hot and cold therapy and compression solution for wellness and fitness facilities.
Oslo’s historic public baths brought back to life as Sommerro unveils urban wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, has announced the grand opening of its wellness space Vestkantbadet to guests, locals and members.
Thermea Spa Village | Whitby served with $5m lawsuit by customers affected by staph outbreak
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2022
On 6 October 2022, thermal spa operator Groupe Nordik opened one of North America's biggest spas in Ontario after a 10-year project. More than a month later, the new Thermea Spa Village | Whitby has been served with a civil lawsuit following a staphylococcus (or staph) outbreak in its saltwater pool.
SHA Wellness founder launches global real estate development firm, AB Living Group
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
Alfredo Bataller, founder of established Spanish destination spa Sha Wellness Clinic (SHA) has launched a real estate development firm called called AB Living Group (AB Living).
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto Apostoli of Studio Apostoli.
The skin wellness shift
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
For decades, spas have been divided into various categories. Most operate strictly in their areas of expertise, however, all spas now seem to be shifting towards one common goal - wellness.
First glimpses revealed of flagship Blue Zones Centre in Miami
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2022
The first Blue Zones Center is set to launch in Miami, Florida, and showcase the next generation of longevity medicine.
Health and wellbeing are in retreat, stalling the UK’s economy says former Bank of England economist
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
The declining health of Britons is stalling the nation’s economic growth. This is the key message from Andy Haldane, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and former chief economist at the Bank of England, who spoke at The Health Foundation thinktank's annual Real challenge lecture.
Amra Skincare uses 24kt gold, pearls and caviar to create new spa treatments for Bürgenstock Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Nov 2022
Situated high above Switzerland’s famous Lake Lucerne, Bürgenstock Resort’s high-end Alpine Spa has introduced a new partnership with luxury skincare and spa brand Amra Skincare.
Arizona’s iconic Mii amo resort relaunching in 2023 following US$40m revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
US destination spa Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona, is due to reopen on 2 February 2023 with all- new facilities after undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion project.
Here’s your ticket to record holiday sales
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
The holiday season is the biggest revenue driver for many spas. When the months get colder and people spend more time inside, going to a spa is the perfect treat.
Ishga’s Muscle Recovery Oil now available in retail size following customer demand
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
ishga, a skincare and spa brand specialising in organic seaweed products, has unveiled a retail version of its professional Muscle Recovery Oil to soothe tired muscles.
Arch Amenities Group names new senior VP of spa and CFO to support expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2022
Arch Amenities Group* (AAG) has expanded its executive team and appointed Susan Grey and Todd Ertel to join its ranks.
Gen Z are 20% more likely to use employee wellness packages
BY Frances Marcellin | 09 Nov 2022
Corporate wellbeing platform Gympass has released a new report called the State of Work-Life Wellness.
AI-powered robotic manicures launching at US airport spas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Nov 2022
Global health and wellness holding company XWell has partnered with Clockwork to launch AI- driven robot manicures in select US XpresSpa airport spas.
LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare achieves Kind To Biome certification and appoints Michael Tompkins as board advisor
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Nov 2022
Florida-based LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare is the first probiotic skincare company to be Kind To Biome certified.
Chiara Ronchini named new secretary general of Great Spa Towns of Europe Association
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
The Great Spa Towns of Europe Association (GSTEA) has announced the appointment of Chiara Ronchini as its new secretary general, effective from 13 February 2023.
New desert wellness oasis in California as Sensei Porcupine Creek opens its doors
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
Destination wellness brand Sensei has opened the doors to its second retreat, Sensei Porcupine Creek, in Rancho Mirage, California.
Prepare for a restorative night’s sleep with Swissline and Abigail James
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
Swissline has collaborated with renowned UK facialist, Abigail James, on a co-branded collagen bedtime ritual revolving around two of the brand’s latest products and a best- selling essence.
Langham's latest Chuan Spa opens inside crystalline jewel tower on Australia’s Gold Coast
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Nov 2022
Langham Hospitality Group has launched its third Chuan Spa destination in Australia, following the opening of its new Gold Coast property and set of residences.
Japanese forest bathing tradition inspires Kohler’s new Stillness Bath
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Nov 2022
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has developed a new multi-sensory bathing product called the Stillness Bath.
HydroMassage introduces 2 new innovative products; becomes WellnessSpace Brands
BY Tim Nash | 05 Nov 2022
HydroMassage is now WellnessSpace Brands, featuring a suite of three wellness and recovery experiences. Joining the HydroMassage Beds and Lounges are two new, innovative amenities which in combination or individually helps to increase club revenues and provide physical recovery and mental wellness solutions for members.
Sue Harmsworth awarded Leading Woman in Wellness
BY Liz Terry | 04 Nov 2022
Sue Harmsworth, founder of ESPA and 50-year veteran of the spa and wellness and beauty industry, has been presented with the 2022 Leading Woman in Wellness award. The accolade, given by the Global Wellness Institute, was presented at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv.
Wellness gets wild as Six Senses plans debut African property overlooking wildlife haven
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel, spa and resort operator Six Senses is set to open its first property in Africa in 2025. The location will front Princess Elizabeth Island on the approach to Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
Spending on wellness linked to happiness and greater longevity says new GWI report
BY Katie Barnes | 01 Nov 2022
For every US$800 (€806, £694) annual increase in people’s wellness expenditures, happiness levels rise by 7 per cent and life expectancy goes up by 1.26 years, according to a study released today (1 November) by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Borgobrufa Spa Resort wellness area doubles in size following major extension
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2022
Located in Italy’s verdant region of Umbria, the spa at Borgobrufa Spa Resort has begun a new chapter following a major extension and redesign of its existing spaces.
Idaho’s Schweitzer ski resort to gain alpine spa focused on recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2022
Schweitzer, the largest ski resort in Washington and Idaho, is set to add wellness to the menu after announcing plans to open a brand-new spa.
HydraFacial partners with Accor Hotels at Vogue x Sofitel Festival in Paris
BY Tyler Landry | 26 Oct 2022
The HydraFacial EMEA Team recently took part in a show stopping event in collaboration with Accor Hotels and Vogue France.
CIDESCO introduces sustainability guide for spas and salons
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2022
Beauty and spa therapy educational organisation CIDESCO International has launched its Expert Guide to the Sustainable Salon & Spa in a bid to make both the wellness and beauty sectors more sustainable.
Noel Asmar Uniforms launches medical scrubs line
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2022
Known for shaking up the spa industry with its fashionable yet practical therapist wear, Noel Asmar Uniforms is now entering the medi-spa and healthcare domain with the launch of its Asmar Scrubs collection.
WTA’s 2022 International Wellness Tourism Conference rescheduled for November
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2022
The second annual International Wellness Tourism Conference has been postponed to 29-30 November 2022, following Hurricane Fiona.
OTS Pulse means better customer service and investment optimisation, says CEO Ramon Gabikagogeaskoa
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2022
Whether going to the spa or gym, customers need to know that their belongings are secure – and, following the pandemic, the more contactless the process, the better.
Babylonstoren's nature-centric wellness retreat in South Africa receives new Hot Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Babylonstoren, a historic converted Cape Dutch farm estate with a boutique hotel, spa and winery in South Africa’s Franschhoek valley, has launched a brand new Hot Spa.
The ultimate “insurance policy” lies in LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare’s technology
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Similar to the CBD movement, the probiotic skincare category is loaded with misinformation, and due to its infancy, new findings come out daily. For example, very few brands are delivering true live and active cultures in their formulas.
Three ways to improve spa staff performance and retention, by Zenoti
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Finding and retaining talent is a common challenge for spas.
Canyon Ranch preps for major expansion with new destinations in Austin, Fort Worth and Houston
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2022
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is set to strengthen its portfolio with two new urban clubs and a brand-new destination resort in Texas.
Have you missed a marketing opportunity?
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2022
Spa owners are often reactive in their marketing efforts. They create campaigns to rev up business, or to introduce a new product or service.
Beltrami Linen: the premium supplier for luxury spa and wellness destinations
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2022
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance.
Global Wellness Summit releases full agenda for 2022 event
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
The complete agenda for the 2022 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel, is now live.
Olympus Real Estate to restore Murrieta Hot Springs to former glory following US$50m investment
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
California’s historic Murrieta Hot Springs has been purchased for US$50m (€51m, £44.4m) by Olympus Real Estate Group, a real estate investment and development firm with plans to renovate and preserve the 46-acre property as a hot springs wellness resort and day spa.
WHO reveals shocking US$300bn inactivity timebomb
BY Frances Marcellin | 19 Oct 2022
A new report from The World Health Organization (WHO), called Global Status Report on Physical Activity 2022, has revealed that physical inactivity between 2020 and 2030 will result in almost 500m people developing a preventable, non-communicable disease (NCD), at a cost of US$300bn, if governments do not act urgently.
Canyon Ranch and Seed to Skin announce new partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
Ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin Tuscany has struck up a new spa partnership with Canyon Ranch.
Gharieni Group expands operations and acquires Bentlon
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
Spa, beauty, wellness and medical equipment supplier Gharieni Group has completed the acquisition of established Dutch beauty equipment manufacturer Bentlon.
Life Time opens its doors to 16.5-acre wellness village in Las Vegas
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 Oct 2022
US-based health, fitness and racquets club Life Time has opened a combined residential and health club resort in Green Valley, Las Vegas.
Women who exercise pass health benefits to grandchildren finds Harvard research
BY Tom Walker | 17 Oct 2022
The physical activity a woman does before child-bearing etches itself into her cells in ways that mean the benefits of exercise can be passed on to later generations, including children and grandchildren – even if these younger generations do not actually exercise themselves.
Design for Leisure launches event sauna services and sauna aufguss training for US and UK markets
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2022
Hydrothermal spa and wellness specialist Design for Leisure (DFL) has unveiled a new Event Sauna Services programme in a bid to better accommodate the growing demand for European- style communal, social sauna experiences in the US and UK.
Climate change is spa and wellness industry's biggest threat, says Thierry Mallaret
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2022
A global pandemic, a war in Ukraine and the repercussions of climate change are just three of a raft of factors affecting the global economy in 2022.
Global survey launches to establish spa salary benchmarks
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
A new survey has been launched to review shifts in wages and employment in the global spa industry.
How QQ Nails & Spa recovered lost guests with ease
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
Have you ever wondered how many spa guests haven’t re-visited in three, six or 12 months? If you haven’t taken note, you should.
Sothys makes UK hotel spa debut, partners with Sofitel London St James
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
The five-star Sofitel London St James hotel has announced a new partnership with French spa and skincare brand Sothys.
Healthy City Design Congress 2022 kicks off in London
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2022
The Healthy City Design 2022 (HCD 2022) International Congress & Exhibition is being hosted in London to provide a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.
Lefay appointed to manage Aminona Resort and Spa in Crans-Montana, Switzerland
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2022
Eco-spa resort operator Lefay Resorts & Residences has been appointed by developer Aminona Luxury Resort and Village SA (ALRV) to manage its new luxury spa resort located in Crans- Montana, Switzerland.
Safyie Reid Jean-Pierre is new spa director of Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is under new leadership with the appointment of Safyie Reid Jean-Pierre as spa director.
Daniel Thwaites Spa Academy launches to help build skilled spa workforce and strengthen industry’s future
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2022
The Daniel Thwaites Spa Group has announced the launch of The Spa Academy, a training initiative designed to help combat the spa industry’s recruitment crisis and low staff retention rates.
The Ritz Paris spa receives floral-inspired makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2022
High-end French hotel The Ritz Paris has reopened the doors to its spa following a comprehensive overhaul and redesign.
Dubai's US$5bn luxury 'moon resort' to feature low-gravity walks and spa
BY Tom Walker | 06 Oct 2022
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a Moon-themed luxury resort in Dubai, UAE.
Comfort Zone bolsters anti-ageing Sublime Skin line with new serum and face cream
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2022
Sustainable skincare and spa brand Comfort Zone has unveiled a duo of new products; the Sublime Skin Neck and Decollete Fluid and the Sublime Skin Rich Cream.
Nerio Alessandri to be honoured with 2023 ISPA Visionary Award
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has named Technogym CEO and founder Nerio Alessandri as the 2023 ISPA Visionary Award winner.
Step into the world of HydraFacial for unparalleled skin health results
BY Tim Nash | 05 Oct 2022
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.
Historic number of winners crowned at 2022 Aufguss World Championships
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Oct 2022
From 12-17 September, the world’s top aufguss masters gathered in the Netherlands to celebrate the power of sauna and participate in the annual Aufguss World Championship.
Vinoble Cosmetics develops Pure vegan skincare line fuelled by grape antioxidants
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Oct 2022
Austrian spa and skincare brand Vinoble Cosmetic has unveiled its new vegan vinotherapy skincare collection, Pure, designed for skin with special requirements.
Magleby Development unveils plans for family-friendly Utah wellness community, Velvære
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2022
Work has begun on a new 60-acre wellness community in Utah, adjacent to Park City’s Deer Valley ski resort.
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2022
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and hospitality environments.
Mountain wildflowers underpin spa rituals at newly-launched Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has unveiled its new Swiss destination Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, after an extensive renovation of one of the city’s Belle Epoque era landmarks.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 2022
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it's managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the Research & Development team.
First person: Thoughtful luxury
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Susie Ellis shares her thoughts on her Lanserhof Sylt experience
New opening: Helvetia
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We dive into ancient Roman bathing traditions at the recently opened urban wellness spa in Florence, Italy
Minor Hotels and VLCC unveil medical wellness centre at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2022
Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand has introduced a new medical wellness centre in partnership with VLCC, an India-based beauty and wellness operator with a strong presence across Asia.
Sublime Skin by Comfort Zone: the natural anti-ageing solution
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2022
As we age, our necklines become more visible due to the progressive loss of tone. In order to correct and prevent further structural damage, it’s important to find targeted solutions just like we do for our faces
Editor's letter: Salus per natura
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Although great buildings lie at the heart of the spa and wellness experience, operators are turning to nature to deliver healing journeys, says Liz Terry
Spa People: Thierry Malleret
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We talk to the economist behind Monthly Barometer about key trends emerging in the wellness sector, such as a greater connection with nature
Spa People: Verena Lasvigne
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The founder of VLF Spa Consulting shares her learnings from a career running spas on three continents
Spa People: Kim Weller
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The wellbeing director of Banyan Tree tells us about the rollout of the company's new brand, Veya – for mind/body wellness
New opening: Loisium Spa
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
A look at the new luxurious spa situated at the heart of France's celebrated Champagne region
Interview: Neil Jacobs
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The CEO of Six Senses talks about creating an eco-system around the brand to deliver hotels, clubs, residential, offices and resorts
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Beauty, ethics & regeneration
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Comfort Zone has partnered with the famous Rodale Institute to support soil health, biodiversity protection and decarbonisation through regenerative organic agriculture
Project preview: Next gen wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We take our first look at Tulah, the new clinical wellness retreat brand about to make its debut in Kerala, India, and speak to its CEO
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Get inspired by the latest wellness treatments, programmes and services
Sponsored: GM Collin: A passion for innovation
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Continuous R&D and evaluation is the foundation of GM Collin’s approach to creating effective skincare products
ISPA Research: Rate of recovery
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Russell Donaldson digs deeper into ISPA's 2022 US Spa Industry Study and considers the industry's resurgence since the end of pandemic lockdowns
Sponsored: Gharieni: Delivering results
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Innovation is the hallmark of Gharieni experiences, meeting the rapidly evolving needs of wellness seekers within the spa and wellness environment
New opening: Lanserhof Sylt
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Lisa Starr reports on the industry's eagerly awaited wellness experience – nestled within sand dunes on the German island of Sylt
Healing: Emotional rescue
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
As people increasingly seek support for their emotional wellbeing, Jane Kitchen talks to the operators who are digging deeper to deliver genuine transformation
Promotion: TechnoAlpin: Powerful contrast
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Spa clients can enjoy super-cool relaxation and pain-relief at Sächsische Staatsbäder in Bad Brambach thanks to a TechnoAlpin SnowRoom
Concept: Soneva Soul
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The CEO and co-founder of Soneva, Sonu Shivdasani, talks about the philosophy behind the company's new wellness concept, Soneva Soul
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: Next level cryo
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Art of Cryo is combining cryotherapy and well-tech to elevate and enhance the traditional cryotherapy experience
First person: Berkley Springs
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Mary Bemis experiences the spa town that has been a bastion of the US thermal bathing traditions for centuries
Spa software: Driving retail sales
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We take a look at the software solutions that are helping spas to automate their sales and marketing and grow revenues
Promotion: Sothys: Nature as inspiration
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Home-grown ingredients and a commitment to sustainability lie at the heart of the Sothys brand, says Christian Mas
Promotion: Premier Software: Taking bookings efficiently is critical
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Premier Software and onejourney have joined forces to streamline online booking, says Lisa Buttle
Finishing Touch: Sugary diet alters gut microbiome
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
A study shows how sugar consumption disrupts the gut microbiota, leading to increased risk of metabolic conditions
Claridge’s unveils first-ever spa inspired by Japanese temples and Zen gardens
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2022
Upmarket London hotel Claridge’s has opened the doors to a brand new subterranean spa retreat as part of a seven-year property-wide overhaul.
Sothys' reinvented Hydra line powered by four types of hyaluronic acid
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2022
French skincare and spa brand Sothys has unveiled the second generation of its Hydra line with four newly-formulated products for at-home use and a refreshed spa treatment.
Marc Cohen named Peninsula Hot Springs medical director
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Integrative medicine expert, professor Marc Cohen has been appointed as the medical director of Australian hot springs operator Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS), based in Victoria.
Roman bathing and ancient mythology inspire design for Six Senses Rome spa, opening 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Six Senses has announced its first Italian property and spa, Six Senses Rome, is on track to open in early 2023.
Anna Bjurstam, Alberto Apostoli and Andrew Gibson headlining Synergy The Retreat Show in Ibiza this October
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Like-minded spa, wellness and travel experts are being invited to come together at the inaugural Synergy – The Retreat Show from 25-28 October in Ibiza.
Energy bills to be halved by UK government relief scheme
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
The UK government has announced it will cut energy bills by at least half for businesses – including spas, salons and gyms – as well as charities and public sector organisations starting from 1 October 2022.
Vinotherapy, wellness butlers and wine tasting collide as SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites launches in Argentina
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
Argentina’s first female winemaker Susana Balbo has opened her flagship hotel in the Mendoza wine region, called SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites.
How to maximise your spa’s potential with a halotherapy room
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
Optimising how you use your spa space is the best way to maximise revenue. But, how can you transform an underutilised space into a money maker that delivers the benefits your guests are seeking?
Auberge Resorts unveils Halehouse Spa in California wine country, created in collaboration with TLEE Spas + Wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2022
Global spa development firm TLEE Spas + Wellness recently teamed up with Auberge Resorts Collection to realise a new 12,000sq ft spa at wellness destination resort Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection.
Tom Brady takes TB12 workout into the facilities market in deal with Wynn Las Vegas
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Sep 2022
NFL superstar, Tom Brady, is taking his digital fitness concept TB12 into the facilities market for the first time following a deal with luxury resort operator, Wynn Las Vegas.
moonbird unveils breathwork device to help users de-stress and improve sleep
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2022
According to Belgian tech startup, moonbird, using breathwork as a way to relax is growing in popularity. In light of this, the company has developed a tool to guide people through breathwork exercises intuitively, like a breathing coach in their hand.
Construction marches ahead for Saudi giga-projects Amaala and The Red Sea
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2022
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind ultra-luxury Saudi tourism destination Amaala, has now signed over 300 contracts worth more than SAR 6.62 bn (US$1.7bn, €1.7bn £1.5bn).
Whole Foods co-founder rumoured to launch chain of wellness centres and plant-based restaurants
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2022
John Mackey, co-founder and former CEO of US organic supermarket chain Whole Foods, is reportedly set to launch a new US wellness brand named Healthy America.
Why all-in-one systems are the future of spa technology
BY Tim Nash | 14 Sep 2022
Modern spas use business management software for POS, marketing, bookings, financials and more. With all the choices available, it can be challenging to know which systems will work well for your business – and with one another.
Biologique Recherche goes stateside and makes US debut in Los Angeles
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2022
French skincare brand Biologique Recherche has opened the doors to its flagship US destination in West Hollywood – named Ambassade Los Angeles.
Withings launches smart scale that measures body composition, vascular age and nerve health in one device
BY Frances Marcellin | 13 Sep 2022
Withings launches smart scale that measures body composition, vascular age and nerve health in one device
HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment.
Arch Amenities Group acquires Innovative Spa Management, Privai and Spa Space
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the acquisition of Innovative Spa Management, Privai and Spa Space – the latter of which it gained a majority stake.
Voya introduces lavender-infused Buoyancy Body Butter and new body wrap ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Voya has launched a new body cream named the Buoyancy Body Butter to offer a nourishing skincare solution that leaves skin feeling silky soft and smooth.
Ardencote Hotel spends £1.5m refreshing spa and wellness offering
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2022
English countryside retreat Ardencote Hotel in Warwickshire has announced the completion of its £1.5m (US$1.7m, €1.7m) spa redevelopment project.
Blue Zones discoverer Dan Buettner to keynote at 2022 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2022
Dan Buettner – who identified the five places in the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives and founded Blue Zone wellness communities – has been announced as the latest keynote for the 2022 Global Wellness Summit (GWS).
Herb Kohler, executive chair of Kohler Co, dies aged 83
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2022
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has announced the death of its executive chair Herbert Vollrath Kohler Jr. The 83-year-old passed away on 3 September after dedicating 61 years of his career to the family-owned organisation.
Trelonk Wellbeing introduces plant-based wellness solutions to spa, fitness and leisure markets
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2022
Trelonk Wellbeing has begun supplying plant-based essential oil products to the spa, fitness and leisure markets to offer therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and spirit.
Great Spa Towns of Europe Association gathers for first-ever General Assembly
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2022
Members of the Great Spa Towns of Europe (GSTE) have gathered in Františkovy Lázně in the Czech Republic this week to take part in the first-ever General Assembly of the GSTE.
Treatwell completes merger with Uala
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2022
Beauty and wellness services booking platform Treatwell and salon management software Uala have merged into one entity, under the Treatwell name.
Preparations for construction of £250m Therme Manchester project get underway
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Sep 2022
Plans to start work on the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, at TraffordCity have progressed this week with preparations to clear the current site.
Historic public baths in Oslo restored by Nordic Hotels & Resorts to complete new retreat, Sommerro
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced the grand opening of its newest luxury hotel, Sommerro, located in the heart of Frogner in Oslo’s West End.
Book4Time teams up with Gantner to offer spas access control solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2022
Book4Time has recently announced a new partnership with hardware-based, access control company Gantner.
Loisium Wine and Spa Hotels unveils French retreat inspired by Champagne
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
Hospitality group Loisium Wine and Spa Hotels has opened a new four-star spa hotel perched upon a hill in France's verdant Champagne province.
Ashmira Botanica tops up skincare range with new moisturising balm
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
UK-based spa, skincare and wax brand Ashmira Botanica has launched a retail version of its professional Restore and Illuminate Rice Balm to help guests prolong the benefits of their spa treatments.
Comfort Zone stands for regeneration
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
Beauty grows from the ground up. Starting deep within the soil, beauty stems from this planet and is ours to preserve, protect and nourish.
NCL’s new ship Prima debuts with luxury spa complete with first charcoal sauna and two-deck waterfall at sea
BY Frances Marcellin | 31 Aug 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has launched Norwegian Prima, the first of six new Prima Class ships that will join the fleet by 2027. The 294m-long, 20-deck-high ship has debuted with a substantial wellness offering set to raise the bar for wellness experiences at sea.
Marc Innes and Christine Clinton schedule oncology massage masterclass
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2022
Two of the industry's leading specialists in oncology massage and skincare will host a training masterclass in London, from 24 - 26 October.
Hyperice's new Core Meditation Trainer elevates mindfulness practice in spas, says Sarah McDevitt
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2022
Manufactured by Hyperice, the Core Meditation Trainer is a new handheld device which can help spa-goers find their calm and improve their focus and inner strength.
GWS calls on industry's best and brightest to enter innovation contest, sponsored by Meta
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Aug 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the focus of its third annual Call for Innovation competition: Wellness and the Metaverse.
Wim Hof Method arrives at Seaham Hall, marking launch of new workshop series
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Spa guests at five-star hotel and spa Seaham Hall in Durham, UK, are being invited to take the plunge into extreme bathing with a new workshop focused on the Wim Hof Method.
Subterranean hotel spa brought to life underneath central Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
The newly opened boutique hotel Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain in Paris is home to a new underground urban wellness escape, named Spa des Prés.
Brian Paris joins Oakworks team as senior project consultant
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Jeff Riach, Oakworks CEO, has announced the appointment of spa industry veteran Brian Paris as the company's new senior project consultant.
Zenoti shares time-saving revenue strategies for busy spa owners
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Running a spa is no easy feat. In a single day, you might manage scheduling, marketing, financials, facilities and more.
Kate Moss enters wellness market with self-care brand Cosmoss
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2022
Supermodel Kate Moss has announced plans to branch into wellness with a new self-care brand named Cosmoss.
Art and spa collide as Soleum Spa and SICIS launch hand-set mosaic spa pods
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2022
Steam bath specialist Soleum Spa is collaborating with glass mosaic manufacturer SICIS to create a new line of wellbeing chambers.
SATCC’s new therapist training to help guests prevent and manage lymphoedema
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Aug 2022
The Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) is working on a new spa industry training standard for the treatment of lymphoedema.
BC SoftWear and Exclusive Hotels Collection begin recycling and repurposing discarded flip-flops
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Aug 2022
BC SoftWear, has launched a flip-flop recycling initiative to help tackle the ‘flip-flop mountain’ that sees billions of pairs thrown away every year.
Rancho Pescadero unveils first glimpses of botanical retreat and spa in Baja California
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Aug 2022
For the past four years, Mexican hotel and wellness destination Rancho Pescadero in the town of Todos Santos has been undergoing a comprehensive makeover.
ISPA presents Dedicated Contributor Award to Jennifer Wayland-Smith
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
Jennifer Wayland-Smith has been recognised by the International Spa Association (ISPA) with the 2023 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award.
The Grove’s Sequoia Spa transformed following £1.6m nature-centric revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
The Sequoia Spa, at five-star UK hotel The Grove, has been updated with new wellness facilities and a refreshed menu of treatments, following a six-month refurbishment.
Recreate the spa at home with Aromatherapy Associates' new Spa Treatment in a Box
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
Aromatherapy Associates has tapped its 35 years of spa experience to create a new experience kit that consumers can use to recreate a spa treatment in the comfort of their home.
Comfort Zone team walking charity marathon to tackle hygiene poverty and divert beauty industry waste
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2022
Team members from the UK branch of spa and skincare brand Comfort Zone are preparing to complete a 26-mile walk through London in September to raise money for the charity, Toiletries Amnesty.
Voya’s three new serums respond to customers' skincare needs, says Mark Walton
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2022
Voya has unveiled three new organic facial serums; Hyaluronate anti-pollution serum; Bio- retinol concentrate serum; and Vitamin C anti-oxidant serum.
Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept to arrive in California in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2022
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