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13 May 2004
One of Florida’s largest casinos has opened at the Seminole Hard Rock hotel in Hollywood, Florida. The 130,000sq ft casino is part of the Hard Rock hotel, built on 100 acres of the Seminole Hollywood ... More
07 May 2004
Mandarin-Oriental Hotel Group has announced it will open a $2m (£1.1m) destination spa at its Elbow Beach resort. Opening in June 2004, the 3,600sq ft spa will offer traditional treatments in six therapy rooms. Although ... More
06 May 2004
Cornelia Spa, a 20,000sq ft luxury spa, is set to open on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in New York this summer. Located above the flagship Ferragamo store, the spa will cover two floors and include a ... More
06 May 2004
Red Mountain Spa in Utah, USA, has teamed up with SpaKid International to launch a wellness programme designed for parents and their teenage children. The Parent/Teen Spa & Sport Adventure will be run over four ... More
04 May 2004
Hotel chain, Radisson SAS, opened its first resort hotel in Hungary last month, offering guests a spa and golf experience at its Birdland Resort & Spa in Bük, close to the Austrian border. Facilities at ... More
20 Apr 2004
A new day spa, called SPA 1877, has been launched in Sheffield following a £2m restoration of the city’s Turkish Baths. SPA 1877 – named for the year the Turkish Baths originally opened – offers ... More
20 Apr 2004
The five-star Aghadoe Heights hotel, in Killarney, Co Kerry, will be opening its new, 10,000sq ft Concept Destination Spa in July. The bespoke spa will use the Aveda product and treatment range and will be ... More
01 Apr 2004
The Luna Jaguar Spa resort, situated close to the historically important Mayan city, Copan, is hoping to open its doors in March 2005. Plans are still being drawn up and the final cost has yet ... More
30 Mar 2004
The first Evian branded spa outside France has opened its doors to the public, in the Chinese city of Shanghai. Evian Spa is built on two levels of a brand new mixed-use leisure development called ... More
22 Mar 2003
Singapore-based fitness chain, Planet Fitness, has launched an urban day spa. Called Bodyworks, the 1000sq ft fitness spa is situated alongside one of the chain’s existing health clubs and will cater for both members and ... More
04 Mar 2004
Mandara Spa is to build and operate a luxury spa at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Mandara, the resort spa division of Steiner Leisure, which is also the parent ... More
26 Feb 2004
Plans to transform the historic Brighton West Pier into a spa have been announced, involving a joint venture by two architect firms. The plans to restore Brighton’s West Pier, produced by Brighton-based Lomax Cassidy & ... More
23 Feb 2004
The spa amenities at Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, must rate as one of the most precious and reclusive spa facilities in the world. As access to the resort can be ... More
23 Feb 2004
A new luxury spa at the $54m (£28.5m) Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Centre, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is to open 1 June. The 3,200sq ft spa, called Elements, is an Aveda ... More
20 Feb 2004
A new Glasgow venue has been launched for spa training within the four-star Beardmore Hotel. The Beardmore Spa Training School is dedicated to providing excellent training facilities to the spa industry, and the BISA-accredited school ... More
19 Feb 2004
Luxury hotel owner and operator, Mandarin Oriental International, has announced that it will be managing a destination spa and resort called Dhara Dhevi in Chaing Mai, northern Thailand. Due to open at the end of ... More
17 Feb 2004
Alton Towers, one of the leading UK amusement parks, is about to launch its latest attraction – a fully equipped spa. The new facility – open to guests of the two hotels at park -– ... More
17 Feb 2004
Les Roches Spa, situated in the grounds of a 19th century farm, opened its doors in mid-December 2003 and is now fully complete. The £1m spa offers a 35ft indoor swimming pool, a whirpool, sauna, ... More
17 Feb 2004
The Huvafen Fushi resort on the Northern Male Atoll, Maldives, is preparing to open its spa later this spring. The new 478sq m luxury spa will include eight treatment rooms – two of them being ... More
10 Feb 2004
Private holistic retreat, Como Shambhala, which is situated in the Caribbean’s Parrot Cay, has completed a major expansion of its spa facilities and treatments. The expansion was designed by architect Chong Yew Kuan and has ... More
     
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Bulgari to expand portfolio with new hillside resort and signature spa in Los Angeles
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Oct 2021
Premium hotel brand Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed plans to launch a new luxury resort in Los Angeles, scheduled for 2025.
i-Tech Industries launches holistic beauty experience to enhance skin quality, balance muscle tone and mental wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Oct 2021
i-Tech Industries has created the i-Boost concept after blending two of its patented device technologies – icoone and icoone Booster.
Six Senses, Raffles, Fairmont, St. Regis and Jumeirah ink deal to operate resorts at 92-island mega-project in Saudi Arabia
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2021
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the ambitious regenerative tourism project The Red Sea Project (TRSP) in Western Saudi Arabia, has announced the signing of nine hotel management agreements with international hotel brands.
UK Budget 2021: Business rates cut by half for England's personal care sector
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2021
Spa, beauty and salon businesses in the personal care sector in England will all receive a 50 per cent cut in business rates over the next year.
Leading wellbeing organisations launch research to investigate links between built environments and human wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Oct 2021
Interest in how built environments can affect our health and wellbeing has become a major topic of discussion globally, especially as lockdown has seen people spending more time indoors.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong unveils new spa programming to promote female wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2021
A new spa ritual designed to promote overall feminine wellness, ease menstrual discomfort and improve blood circulation has launched at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.
Blu Spas creates social spa concept for US$4.3bn Las Vegas mega-resort
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2021
Las Vegas’ vast new integrated mega-resort called Resorts World Las Vegas recently launched its 26,000sq ft wellness facility called Awana Spa & Wellness.
JK Group introduces new touchless holistic relaxation bed to stimulate the senses
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2021
Germany-based wellness, lifestyle and healthcare equipment supplier JK Group has launched a new touchless treatment concept bed to attract and introduce new clients into the spa environment.
Fairmont Century Plaza’s 14,000sq ft spa opens to underpin hotel’s mission to become sanctuary for the health-conscious
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2021
Fairmont Spa Century Plaza is now open at the new Fairmont Century Plaza hotel, in Los Angeles, formerly home to the iconic crescent-shaped former Century Plaza Hotel.
The Spa Collaborative launches The Spa Strategy Success Mapper
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2021
Spa business development company The Spa Collaborative (TSC) has launched a service called The Spa Strategy Success Mapper.
Help your clients breathe easily with Himalayan Source’s halotherapy Salt Pod
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2021
Staying healthy – particularly with an emphasis on supporting the respiratory system – is essential for today’s spa and wellness clients.
Marriott innovating to relaunch two of its major hotel spa concepts, reveals Kenneth Ryan
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2021
Marriott’s global head of spa Kenneth Ryan has revealed the company is preparing two new major spa concepts for its St. Regis and W Hotels hospitality brands, during an exclusive interview with Spa Business.
ESPA designs holistic treatment series for One&Only and will plant at least one tree for every ritual booked
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2021
Luxury resort operator One&Only Resorts and international skincare and spa brand ESPA have partnered to bring new spa programming to select One&Only resorts.
Sunlighten Saunas and Hologenix partner to create new accessories to enhance the benefits of infrared sauna therapy
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2021
Infrared saunas and portable light therapies supplier Sunlighten Saunas has teamed up with Hologenix – the creator of Celliant infrared responsive textiles – to enhance the sauna experience.
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2021
Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the Healing Summit, are gathering activists, scientists and inspired leaders to host a virtual Healing Summit event on 23 October.
2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2021
The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2021 WSW Conference, hosted on 17 and 18 October at Excel Centre in London.
Exercise stops cancer growth
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2021
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease.
World Spa and Wellness Convention 2021 kicks off in London
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2021
Today (17 October) marks the first day of the annual World Spa and Wellness conference, hosted at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre.
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced its first round of speakers for the 2021 Summit.
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
Minor Hotels is realising its first location in collaboration with established India-based beauty and wellness brand VLCC, two years after the partnership was announced in 2019.
Gaia Skincare's new Strengthening Oil showcased within inclusive treatment for people living with long-term health conditions
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
Skincare and spa brand Gaia Skincare has launched the Gaia Affinity Experience, a spa journey curated for anyone living with mild, long term or life-changing health concerns.
Healthy travel: Singapore Airlines and Golden Door team up to curate inflight wellness programme
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced a new partnership with established US Californian health, wellness and destination spa resort Golden Door – the facility founded in 1958 by industry veteran Deborah Szekely.
Lanserhof’s all-new €120m island wellness retreat in Germany set for Q2 opening
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2021
Medical spa brand Lanserhof will open its first coastal resort on the island of Sylt in northern Germany, in Spring 2022.
Mindbody buys ClassPass
BY Liz Terry | 13 Oct 2021
Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service which enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for one monthly subscription.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo launches tree-hugging retreat to encourage healing within nature
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2021
Boutique hotel and spa The Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the South-West shores of Lake Como, Italy, has enhanced its wellness offering with the introduction of a new nature-orientated retreat.
Sponsored: Gharieni Group
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
CEO Sammy Gharieni talks about his relentless drive to deliver innovative products to underpin operators’ success
Sponsored: TechnoAlpin
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Snow rooms are creating a ‘wow’ factor for customers, while reducing operating costs in the delivery of hot and cold experiences
Technogym partners with Dior to create limited-edition fitness line
BY Tom Walker | 11 Oct 2021
Technogym has partnered with French luxury fashion house Dior to create an exclusive limited-edition series of fitness products.
Aromatherapy Associates' hand-blended festive giftsets help guests energise, calm, restore, soothe and sleep
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2021
Named Every Moment Matters, Aromatherapy Associates’ 2021 festive gifting collection has been curated as a sustainable way to offer moments of rest and relaxation.
Interview: Amadeo Serra
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
We speak to the the CEO of Aire following the launch of its eighth site, Aire Ancient Baths, London.
Gleneagles schedules educational retreats hosted by leading naturopath and Harley Street nutritionist
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Oct 2021
Following the official relaunch of the Gleneagles Spa in September, the team behind the Scottish country estate and hotel has announced an exclusive partnership with renowned naturopath, functional medicine specialist and Harley Street nutritionist, Rosemary Ferguson.
Starpool’s new Wellness Coach is designed to support guests’ psycho-physical wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Oct 2021
Italian wellness supplier Starpool has created a new wellness entertainment system called Wellness Coach to help boost guests' wellbeing journeys both in spas and hotels.
WTA's 2021 survey reveals key consumer preferences for future wellness tourism and travel
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Oct 2021
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) has unveiled the 2021 installation of its Wellness Travel Consumer Survey to help the hospitality and leisure industry gain a clearer understanding of wellness-minded consumers’ priorities as they plan their post-pandemic travels.
The Well prepares to kick off global expansion strategy with new tropical wellness resort in Costa Rican rainforest
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Oct 2021
Modern US wellness brand The Well is set to open its first international holistic wellbeing retreat outside of the US at the Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, located in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains.
Editor's letter: All about the people
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
With global staff shortages threatening to stall economic recovery, it’s time to reboot our commitment to driving improvements in pay and working conditions across the spa and wellness industry
Spa people: Dr Mark Hyman
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Dr Mark Hyman MD believes functional medicine has the power to be life-changing in the health and wellbeing of patients.
Spa people: Egle Ruksenaite
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
E77 Company has opened the doors to its purpose-built spa hotel for millennials in southern Lithuania
Spa people: Carole Bamford
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Daylesford Organic's Carole Bamford reveals her new spa
New opening: Spa Cinq Mondes à la Samaritaine
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
In the heart of the French capital, bordering the Seine, the iconic Parisian department store La Samaritaine reopened its doors recently
New opening: Six Senses Shaharut
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Six Senses has opened the doors to its new 60-key retreat in Israel’s southern Negev Desert, complete with a 1,900sq m, two-level spa and wellness sanctuary
New opening: QC NY
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
A 74,000sq ft Italian day spa has opened on New York’s Governors Island after a US$50m investment and seven years of planning, building and restoration.
Project preview: Island Sanctuary
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Maldivian retreat, Joali Being, will open later this year, occupying its own island
Programming: At your service
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
A look at the best new treatments, programmes and services from spas
Interview: Kenneth Ryan
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
We talk to the global head of spa at Marriott International about navigating the global lockdown, re-imagining the company's brand portfolio and what it will take to succeed post-COVID-19
Everyone’s talking about: Sustainability
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
According to UN scientists, we're in an environmental code red situation. How should the spa industry be responding?
Research: Total impact
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Latest ISPA report considers the economic fallout of the pandemic and the spa industry's road to recovery
Analysis: Role model
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
What business models are showing the most potential in the wellness industry? Lyndsay Madden Nadeau shares her insights
Interview: Lorenzo Giannuzzi
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
The hospitality veteran dreamed of reinventing an historic Italian palazzo as a world-class medical spa. Lisa Starr went to find out more
First person: Aire Ancient Baths
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
We visit the first London outpost of the atmospheric urban bathing brand that started in Spain in 2000
Interview: Gloria Caulfield
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
The executive director of Lake Nona wellness community talks about tapping into the latest tech to create healthy living environments
Software: Revenue management
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
How software suppliers have been supporting spas to get savvy with yield management since the pandemic began
Finishing touch: Environmental impact
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
New research is investigating the links between the built environment and human health
Promotion: Iyashi Dôme
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Iyashi Dôme’s touchless infrared tech is the perfect investment for the post-lockdown world, says Florent Cornelis
Promotion: Biologique Recherche
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Biologique Recherche has created Toleskin, its first range targeting extreme inflammation
Promotion: Art of Cryo
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Art of Cryo offers evidence-based whole body cryotherapy solutions
Kohler Waters’ Chicago spa relaunches with new design and exclusive Kohler hydrotherapy service
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2021
Bathroom fixtures company Kohler has unveiled its redesigned and expanded Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge, Chicago.
NZ$17m thermal spa to open in New Zealand powered by glacial water and solar power
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2021
New Zealand is set to welcome a brand new sustainable wellness tourism project on 23 October. The location will draw on the healing properties of hydrotherapy and communal bathing.
HydraFacial announces partnership with ESPA Life at Corinthia London
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2021
Luxury UK hotel Corinthia London has upgraded the treatment menu at its flagship ESPA Life spa with new rituals provided by advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial.
Banyan Tree expands Wellbeing Sanctuary concept to Koh Samui and Krabi locations
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2021
Sustainable luxury hotel and spa group Banyan Tree Group has launched its new healthy living concept at its properties in Southern Thailand, including Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi.
UK Spa Association hosting 2021 networking event at Rockliffe Hall this November
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2021
The UK Spa Association (UKSA) has announced plans to host a 2021 Autumn networking event at Rockliffe Hall Hotel and Spa, in Darlington, UK, on 9 November 2021.
Pullman Power Fitness and Citroën create self-driving fitness pod concept
BY Tom Walker | 05 Oct 2021
French car manufacturer Citroën and hotel brand Pullman Hotels & Resorts have partnered to create an autonomous "urban mobile platform", designed to allow people to explore cities while working out.
Book4Time launches integrated payment solution to elevate spa guest experience and drive more efficiencies and cost savings
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2021
Book4Time, a global leader in spa and wellness business management solutions for the hospitality market, has unveiled Book4Time Pay – the company’s new all-in-one payment processing platform.
Chablé’s latest retreat sees couples reconnect through Shamanic cleansing, sacred Mayan shell massages and Temazcal ceremonies
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Oct 2021
Luxury Mexican boutique hotel and spa brand Chablé Hotels has curated a wellness journey for couples looking to rekindle the romance in their relationship following a testing 18 months enduring the pandemic.
The Red Sea Development Company unveils plans for Oppenheim-designed desert mountain resort and spa in Saudi Arabia
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Oct 2021
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the ambitious regenerative tourism project The Red Sea Project (TRSP) in Western Saudi Arabia, has revealed plans for the destination’s new mountain resort named Desert Rock.
Werner Dosiertechnik incorporates immersive nature visuals into the experience shower ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Oct 2021
German wet area specialist Werner Dosiertechnik (WDT) has unveiled a new experience shower accessory consisting of a 75” HD screen and immersive nature visuals.
Barclays says UK set for £3.5 billion boost from leisure, fitness and spa industries
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 2021
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking reveals that the leisure, fitness, spa and hospitality industries are bouncing back and look likely to contribute £3.5b (€4bn, US$4.7) more to the nation’s GDP this year than in 2019.
noa* sensitively transforms 17th-century monastic garden into wellness haven
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 2021
Architecture and interior design firm Network of Architecture (noa*) has breathed new life into the former Monastery Serve di Maria Addolorata in Trentino, situated at the northern tip of the iconic Lake Garda in Italy.
Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
Neil Palmer has been appointed as Six Senses’ chief operating officer (COO) to look after the brand’s growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and spas in 20 countries, with a further 34 properties signed into the development pipeline.
Wellness real estate market nearly doubles between 2017-2020, finds new GWI research
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
From 2017-2020, the global wellness real estate market expanded from US$148bn (€126bn,£109bn) to US$275bn (€235bn, £203bn).
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.
CryoAction launches electronically-cooled whole body cryotherapy chambers
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2021
CryoAction has unveiled a new range of electric cryotherapy chambers with temperatures reaching as low as -140°C.
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).
Increasing staff productivity with technology
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
As spas reopen after more than a year of fluctuating restrictions, spa operators face a new challenge.
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.
Introducing Esthetica’s multi-function, fully adjustable spa treatment table
BY Tyler Landry | 31 Aug 2021
Some clients look for quality. Others look for perfect design or brand. Almost all of them want a treatment table that is reasonably priced.
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.
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.
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, the doors have opened at the Spa Hotel Esé, a purpose-built spa property for millennials in Lithuania, owned by Rūta and Vytenis Zalaga.
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.