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05 Oct 2004
Amida Racquets and Fitness Spa in Twickenham, UK, has launched a range of day spa memberships to encourage its current day spa guests to use the facilities regularly throughout the year. The Silver, Gold and ... More
01 Oct 2004
The third phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force today and means the UK’s 10 million disabled people now have greater rights on the high street and in the workplace. The new ... More
30 Sep 2004
Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, will boast the largest spa facility in the country when it reopens the Spa at Millbrook next month (October). The original Spa at Millbrook, which opened in December 2001, ... More
28 Sep 2004
The Vineyard Hotel near Cape Town, South Africa, will add a spa to its facilities for the busy winter season. Located in the Newlands district, the Vineyard’s Angsana Spa will open in December 2004 and ... More
16 Sep 2004
The Japanese spa industry is recovering from revelations that the water at many of the country’s most celebrated onsen – or Japanese hot spas – is in fact nothing more than warmed up tap water. ... More
16 Sep 2004
Cairo’s largest spa, the Daniela Steiner Spa and Wellness Centre, opened at the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza hotel in Egypt last month. Managed by Daniela Steiner, the spa has 15 treatment rooms – including ... More
06 Sep 2004
Marriott International announced it has obtained the management contract of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. The resort was acquired by the CNL Hotels & Resorts in April 2004 from KSL Recreation ... More
02 Sep 2004
The Six Senses spa at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives is offering three, week-long retreat packages this autumn, all led by celebrity therapists. Internationally acclaimed pilates and gyrotonix expert Behsat Ahmet will kick ... More
01 Sep 2004
Spa operator Champneys Health Resort Group has parted company with product supplier Decléor after a 20-year association. The operator said the decision was made following the introduction of its new Health and Beauty Collection. A ... More
19 Aug 2004
Sansha Ayurveda, the Indian Ayurvedic health spa operator, is looking for partners to introduce the brand to existing spas and health facilities throughout Europe. Director Paawan Munjal said the company was in serious discussions with ... More
10 Aug 2004
UK-based spa brand, Elemis, has launched a new signature treatment called Bajan Bliss which has been exclusively designed for the Té Spa at Villa Nova in Barbados. Bajan Bliss was inspired by the culture of ... More
10 Aug 2004
A privately-owned spa situated outside Moate in Ireland has been awarded over 700,000 euros in grant aid under Failte Ireland’s Tourism Product Development Scheme. Temple Health Spa, which is situated in Horseleap, will use the ... More
10 Aug 2004
The Radisson Edwardian hotel at the former Free Trade Hall site in Manchester has launched its luxury spa and health club. The Sienna Spa & Health Club has five treatment rooms and is operated by ... More
27 Jul 2004
A new 9,000sq ft spa is planned as part of the Laterra residential development at Florida’s World Golf Village in the US. Designed by Robert D Henry Architects of New York, the PGA Tour Spa ... More
27 Jul 2004
UK-based architects, Reardon Smith, have secured all statutory approvals to turn a 15th century Italian convent into a luxury resort spa. Situated in the southern Italian town of Amalfi, the property, called Santa Rosa, is ... More
13 Jul 2004
A luxury new male grooming establishment is due to open in London’s Mayfair this September. Called Gentlemen’s Tonic and founded by 31-year-old French/American, Olivier Bonnefoy, it will be the first in a number of sites ... More
13 Jul 2004
Sothys' flagship beauty salon in Paris, the Sothys Institute, has expanded its facilities and services to open a dedicated area for its male clientele. Situated on the Rue de Faubourg St Honoré, the addition to ... More
09 Jul 2004
Harrogate’s famous Turkish Baths reopened on 9 June after a £1m revamp. Jointly funded by Harrogate Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the refurbishment has seen the Victorian facility restored as a modern day spa ... More
08 Jul 2004
The European Spa Exhibition is due to take place on 22-24 January 2005 in Monaco. The event has been designed to bring together professionals from the spa and beauty and hotel sectors and will be ... More
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K SPA, the day spa at London-based K West Hotel, has added two new packages to its existing range of overnight spa breaks. The £419 Urban Escape package will include a night in the hotel’s ... More
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Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2021
Hotels with wellness revenues exceeding US$1m (€852,700, £731,700) generated nearly 75 per cent more in total revenue per available room (TRevPAR) in 2020, compared to locations with wellness revenues of less than US$1m.
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is curating a members-only urban wellness club concept to help its guests lead healthier happier lives.
Global Wellness Institute launches new initiative to bring healthy habits and wellness into the classroom
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched a new programme to help educators introduce young school kids to the importance and practice of physical and mental wellness.
Klafs announces acquisition of luxury pool supplier Guncast
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
Klafs, a leader in the design and installation of sauna and spa facilities, has announced its acquisition of UK-based swimming pool supplier Guncast.
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Spa management and operations company Trilogy Spa Holdings has announced the purchase of Trinity Spa Advisors – a boutique spa asset management firm.
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse, a planned hydrothermal spa located in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighbourhood, has announced a vision to revive the city’s bathhouse culture and provide a place for community and wellness to intersect through social bathing.
Introducing Osea’s new Seabiotic Water Cream powered by seaweed and active botanicals
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
California-based Osea Skincare is striving to take moisturiser to the next level with its brand new formula, the Seabiotic Water Cream.
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
A new spa has opened in Budapest, with design influenced by the city’s historical links to thermal bathing and the graceful forms of swans.
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World is hosting two online webinars aimed at finding answers as to how people can travel consciously as they face the effects of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six Senses’ first spa resort in India to open within 14th-century walled fort, formerly home to royalty
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
Six Senses is scheduled to open its first Indian destination in Rajasthan in mid-October 2021, complete with a 2,800sq m spa. The wellness sanctuary will be powered by Ayurveda's alternative holistic healing traditions which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago.
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO).
Temporary insolvency measures in the UK to end on 1 October
BY Tom Walker | 17 Sep 2021
Temporary measures brought in to support businesses in the UK from insolvency during the pandemic will be phased out from 1 October, the government has confirmed.
Doctors in Belgium prescribe museum visits for patients struggling with pandemic stress
BY Tom Walker | 16 Sep 2021
Patients treated for stress in the Belgian capital Brussels will be offered free visits to museums, as part of a three-month trial designed to rebuild mental health amid the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Hamlet, Robin Hood and Marie Curie inspire sauna masters at Aufguss World Championships 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2021
Last week marked the eighth annual Aufguss World Championships, hosted in one of the world’s biggest saunas in Katowice, southern Poland.
Zenoti completes acquisition of SuperSalon
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2021
Spa and salon software provider Zenoti has announced it's completed the acquisition of SuperSalon software.
Research: More than a third of recent study's respondents still see a stigma attached to men visiting spas
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2021
Destination spa operator Champneys has revealed results from a 2021 survey of 1,000 UK males investigating the misconceptions around men, self-care and spas.
Oetker Collection unveils exclusive wellness club and Guerlain Spa at new five-star Geneva hotel
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2021
After five years’ construction, German hotel management company Oetker Collection has unveiled its first Swiss hotel named The Woodward in the heart of Geneva, complete with views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.
Jessica Grant Sloyan appointed new director of spa and wellness for Lucknam Park & Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2021
Jessica Grant Sloyan has been named the new spa and wellness director at luxury country house hotel and spa Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire, UK.
Yon-Ka launches Elixir Vital underpinned by 55 years of expertise in skincare
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2021
French spa and skincare brand Yon-Ka has reformulated its iconic skincare solution and launched Elixir Vital designed to replicate the skin’s hydrolipidic film – the essential interface between the body and the outside world.
Global Wellness Institute to hold inaugural Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Sep 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is preparing to host a Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium on 28 September 2021
Miami to become home to world's first Blue Zones Centre to help people live better for longer
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2021
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal called Blue Legacy Ventures (JV) with faith-based nonprofit integrated health system Adventist Health.
TPOT’s training conference will empower spa, beauty and wellness professionals to accommodate clients touched by cancer
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2021
Educational organisation The Power of Touch (TPOT) will host a virtual conference this October designed to educate and empower health and wellness professionals treating clients living with and beyond cancer.
World Halotherapy Association names Erin Lee executive director
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2021
Erin Lee has been appointed as executive director of the World Halotherapy Association (WHA).
Kirsty MacCormick curating world-class destination spa in the UK’s Lake District
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2021
The Swan Hotel & Spa in the UK’s picturesque Lake District is set to reveal a world-class wellness experience in December 2021 with the launch of a brand-new spa.
Research: Gharieni MLX I³Dome scientifically proven to aid recovery and wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2021
The Gharieni Group has revealed the results from the first part of its ongoing research series into the physiological effects of its concept beds.
Gleneagles’ new spa journeys characterised by wild Scottish botanicals, science and nutrition
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Sep 2021
Scotland’s landmark country estate and hotel The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire will launch an all-new wellness offering this month inspired by The Gleneagles estate and nature.
Riverside spa in Ireland completes first phase of comprehensive €500,000 facility refresh
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Sep 2021
Boutique hotel The Ice House in North Mayo, Ireland, has spent over €500,000 (£429,527, US$592,660) upgrading its Chill Spa set beside the picturesque River Mayo and Belleek forest.
Made for Life Organics to develop wellbeing concept at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Sep 2021
Organic skincare and wellbeing brand Made for Life Organics has been appointed to develop a new wellbeing concept named Wellness at The Randolph at The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels in Oxford, UK.
Miraval promotes Sheri Morgan Muskin to general manager of Miraval Austin
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Sep 2021
Sheri Morgan Muskin has been appointed general manager of wellness destination Miraval Austin in Texas, US.
Wellness for Cancer to host virtual Oncology Massage & Aesthetics Training Conference this October
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Sep 2021
Cancer advocate charity Wellness for Cancer (WFC) has partnered with regional US spa associations to host a virtual training conference to provide free accredited oncology massage and aesthetics training.
Phytomer refreshes Douceur Marine Cream with prebiotic formula to rebalance skin microbiome
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2021
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has reformulated its signature Douceur Marine Cream with a new probiotic formula.
Fitness is most popular physical activity globally according to study by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum
BY Tom Walker | 31 Aug 2021
Fitness is the world's most popular physical activity and more than 50 per cent of people would like to spend more time exercising.
Auberge Resorts to manage Leeu Collection’s latest luxury escape in Florence
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2021
Auberge Resorts Collection has been appointed by Leeu Collection to manage Collegio alla Querce, Auberge Resorts Collection in Florence, Italy.
Babor issues strategy update as CEO Michael Schummert announces resignation
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Aug 2021
The Germany-based skincare company Babor Beauty Group has outlined its new strategic course and announced its long-time CEO Michael Schummert will step down at the end of 2021.
CG Funk joins Massage Heights’ exec team
BY Tom Walker | 27 Aug 2021
Massage Heights has appointed industry veteran, CG Funk, to its leadership team.
Mindbreaks app targets mindfulness using 3D audio with biophilic sound
BY Tom Walker | 26 Aug 2021
Wellness specialist Delos has launched a new mindfulness app which utilises the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings.
Golden Door joins Healing Hotels of the World
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Aug 2021
Iconic Californian health and wellness destination Golden Door is the latest location to join Healing Hotels of the World – a global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats.
Langham gears up to open luxury hotel and Chuan-branded TCM spa in Jakarta
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2021
Langham Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open The Langham, Jakarta in Indonesia on 9 September 2021, representing the brand's first property in South East Asia.
New Chelsea retirement residence to champion active ageing with tailor made wellness programming and 24/7 care
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Aug 2021
In September 2021, a luxury development for over 65s will open in London designed to change the way we value ageing with wellness programming centred around cellular health – masterminded by The Kyros Project.
Salon Excellence Awards: New awards programme launched for salon professionals
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Aug 2021
The organisers behind the Salon Life Beauty Convention have announced they intend to launch a new awards programme for salon professionals in the UK.
Nominations open for TPOT’s Shine Your Light awards celebrating industry excellence
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Aug 2021
Educational organisation The Power of Touch (TPOT) has launched the nominations process for its second annual Shine Your Light Awards to celebrate excellence in the spa and wellness industry.
Countdown begins for 17th World Leisure Congress 2022 in Dunedin, New Zealand
BY Tom Walker | 18 Aug 2021
The 17th World Leisure Congress will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 12 to 16 December 2022.
Rosewood São Paulo’s Asaya wellness haven to open within vertical garden tower in Q4
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2021
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is forging ahead towards opening its first South American destination in Brazil in Q4 2021.
Home-care meets self-care as Aromatherapy Associates partners with The Laundress
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2021
Aromatherapy Associates has collaborated with premium fabric and home-care brand The Laundress to launch a selection of new laundry and cleaning products infused with its 100 per cent pure essential oil blends.
The Well grows senior leadership team with two new appointments
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2021
Modern wellness brand The Well has announced two new hires; Doris Lopez as the VP of health and healing and Tara Cruz as the VP and GM of the brand’s spaces – The Well New York and The Well at Mayflower Inn.
Disneyland's new spa features precious stone gifted by Californian Miwok Tribe Elder
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2021
Disney’s Imagineers have created a brand new boutique retreat named Tenaya Stone Spa, opening 16 September 2021, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Six Senses opens desert wellness sanctuary in Israel's magnificent Negev desert
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2021
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has launched its brand new desert retreat called Six Senses Shaharut in Israel.
Accor to bolster luxury footprint in Saudi Arabia with new Fairmont Ajdan Al Khoba
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2021
Hospitality group Accor has signed a brand new Fairmont property in Saudi Arabia on the Ajdan Waterfront development, a high-profile mixed-use development in Al Khobar and the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Sothys to celebrate 75th anniversary with online global professional skincare summit
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2021
To mark its 75th anniversary, French spa and skincare brand Sothys is hosting an international online summit on 27-28 September free to all spa industry professionals.
Italian Government injects economy with €53m stimulus package to support thermal spa industry’s recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Aug 2021
Adults living in Italy can cash in on a €200 (£170, US$235) spa voucher thanks to the Italian Government’s recent €53m (£44.9m, US$62.2m) stimulus package to help kickstart the country’s thermal wellness industry recovery following the pandemic.
Urban Cinq Mondes spa unveiled within iconic Parisian department store after €500m overhaul by LVMH
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Aug 2021
Historic Parisian department store La Samaritaine reopened its doors in June after a prestigious ceremony hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Budapest’s oldest thermal bathing destination names Thalion its official spa partner
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Aug 2021
French marine skincare and spa brand Thalion has partnered with Budapest’s first and largest thermal bath facility to supply spa guests with its signature spa rituals.
Green Spa Network grows board of directors with new appointments
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Aug 2021
Green Spa Network Planet (GSN) has appointed five new members to its board of directors dedicated to leading the industry’s growth in the new green economy, helping to incorporate sustainable and regenerative business practices for the betterment of the planet.
Anantara to open first resort on Dubai’s vast World Islands archipelago in Q4
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Aug 2021
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is growing its Middle Eastern portfolio after announcing plans to open the first resort on the World Islands giga-project in Dubai.
Carillon Miami unveils plans for medi-wellness centre to help guests elevate their health journey
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2021
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has partnered with anti-ageing and medical wellness centre the biostation to launch a new functional medicine practice at the resort’s 70,000sq ft spa and wellness facility.
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2021
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences.
Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa unveils new £1.5m destination spa
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Aug 2021
Countryside retreat Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire, UK, has opened the doors to its The Spa at Fawsley Hall.
BC Softwear launches post-swim towelling poncho for wild swimming and outdoor wellness experiences
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Aug 2021
BC Softwear has introduced its brand new SwimSoft Towelling Poncho for spas and hotels offering outdoor wellness and hydrotherapy activities.
Global Wellness Summit 2021 theme and co-chairs revealed
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced its 2021 conference will focus on the growing intersection between health and wellness. The official theme for the summit is “A New New Era in Health & Wellness.”
John Teza named CEO of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Aug 2021
US-based Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has grown into a 490+ unit massage and facial spa franchise since its inception in 2004. Former Hand & Stone chief development officer and president John Teza will now helm the organisation after being appointed CEO
Virginia wellness clinic taps UV light sensory-deprivation spaces to provide sanctuary during pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Aug 2021
Virginia’s Warrenton Wellness facility is offering guests a sensory deprivation experience provided by Blu Room, to give them a calming and healing experience for guests as they continue to live through the pandemic.
RAKxa’s Long-Covid retreat sees therapists burn herbal paste on guests’ stomachs to detoxify respiratory system
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2021
RAKxa, Thailand’s integrative wellness and medical retreat in Bangkok, has launched a new package designed for Long-Covid sufferers which blends Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM) and Western medicine.
Visiting practitioners: dance therapy specialist invites spa guests to reawaken energy through therapeutic movement and contemporary dance
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Aug 2021
The Ozen Collection has launched a brand new spa and wellness concept called Ele | Na Elements Of Nature at its two luxe resorts in the Maldives – Ozen Reserve Bolifushi And Ozen Life Maadhoo.
Unique immersive wellbeing retreat to open in Maldives backed by Gerry Bodeker and Claire Way
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2021
A brand new nature immersive wellbeing retreat island named Joali Being will launch on the tropical Maldivian island of Bodufushi in late 2021.
Therme Group to expand global footprint with waterfront development in Toronto
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2021
Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has today announced plans for a CAN$350m (€236.3m, £201.8m, US$280.8m) resort in Toronto, Canada, at Ontario Place.
Good Spa Guide crowns UK’s best spas of 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2021
The Good Spa Guide has unveiled the results of its 11th annual awards this evening (2 August) at Spa Life UK’s annual two-day conference in Bedfordshire, UK.
PENT Fitness unveils essential multifunctional workout unit for hotel and spa guests
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2021
Luxury fitness equipment supplier PENT Fitness has unveiled the portable multifunction SOPHIA fitness unit, designed with high-end hotel and spa guests in mind.
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.
HydraFacial: more than just a device
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jul 2021
HydraFacial works in harmony with topical skincare lines and treatment services already carried in the spa, naturally increasing post-treatment retail sales for your chosen brand partners.
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.
Introducing Living Earth Crafts’ dynamic all-in-one esthetics workstation
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2021
Clean up your aesthetics rooms! Living Earth Crafts’ Parker Spa Trolley neatly houses a professional Silhouet-Tone steamer and a versatile Daylight Lamps full-spectrum mag lamp in the confines of its compact roll-top trolley.
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.
A new world for memberships
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2021
During lockdown clients have had more time to self-reflect than ever before. As a result, many are prioritising mental health and incorporating activity into their day to improve overall wellbeing.
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.
Increasing staff productivity with technology
BY Tim Nash | 23 Jun 2021
As spas reopen after more than a year of fluctuating restrictions, spa operators face a new challenge.
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.
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.
Blu Spas launches new wellness concepts
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2021
It’s a new world; all global norms – societal, cultural, business and behavioural – have been disrupted by COVID-19.
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.