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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
08 Jul 2004
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
07 Jul 2004
Como Hotels and Resorts has opened its Uma Ubud hotel in Bali. It is the first of two Uma sites to open this year, as Como intends to strengthen its position in the Asian spa ... More
06 Jul 2004
Singapore-based SpaCare International has relocated one of its spas – the Aspara Goodwood Park Hotel – and reopened it as its flagship site. Aspara is the premier brand of SpaCare International, which operates five Aspara ... More
29 Jun 2004
A new, £4.5m luxury spa and leisure development within Matfen Hall hotel has been officially opened to the public. World record hurdler, Colin Jackson, was joined by two former Olympic champions – Sally Gunnell and ... More
15 Jun 2004
Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove hotel in the Seychelles has reopened after a nine months and a $12m refurbishment. Situated on Beau Vallon beach on the island of Mahé, the five-star property was redesigned by Reardon ... More
04 Jun 2004
Haven, part of the Bourne Leisure Group, has opened a new £2.5m spa at its Devon Cliffs holiday park. Spa facilities include a large outdoor bath, a gym, a number of treatment rooms, a sauna ... More
04 Jun 2004
The Lisdoonvarna Spa Wells in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, has been given an 1,363,192 euro grant by the Ministry of Arts, Sport and Tourism, for the redevelopment of the site. The grant will form ... More
01 Jun 2004
UK hotel group, Shire Hotels, has unveiled a £1.2m health club and spa refurbishment at its Solent Hotel & Spa property in Hampshire. The new facilities, designed by architect, Steve Shaw, include a colour therapy ... More
26 May 2004
Aqua Soul Spa, a signature resort operated by P&O Australian Resorts, has opened a spa site on Heron Island. The island is situated on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef and is popular among divers. Opened ... More
26 May 2004
The Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel has unveiled a second Presidential Suite with its own spa to complement its existing 31 suites at the 327-room resort. The 2,000sq ft Mandarin Suite features a master bedroom and ... More
25 May 2004
Miramonte Resort officially opened its Tuscan-inspired destination spa on 9 May. The 12-000sq ft spa, named The Well, will centre around 10 outdoor and 9 indoor treatment suits, four mud bars, two riverside treatment benches ... More
24 May 2004
Nusta Spa, in Washington DC, has introduced a new ‘green’ concept in its design and become the first day spa in the US to be accepted into the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) ... More
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
     
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Wellness Tourism Association aligns with World Wellness Weekend to appoint new ambassadors
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jan 2022
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA), is celebrating its fourth anniversary by striking up a partnership with World Wellness Weekend (WWW) – a global wellness event created to help people adopt healthier lifestyles.
Four hours exercise a week can slow down development of Parkinson's
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2022
People with early-stage Parkinson’s can should use regular exercise in order to slow down the progression of the disease.
Voya creates exclusive seaweed spa rituals for Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jan 2022
Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas has introduced new organic spa treatments that harness the restorative powers of seaweed.
The Massage Company's new training academy guarantees its graduates a job
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2022
Membership-based massage franchise The Massage Company (TMC) has launched a training academy to set up its own fully-certified, internationally-recognised training scheme.
Patrizia Bortolin joins WFTA to champion wellness food tourism
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2022
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) has named Preidlhof’s spa director and transformational wellness coach Patrizia Bortolin its global co-ambassador for wellness tourism.
Sweet dreams: Rosewood rolls out Alchemy of Sleep retreats
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2022
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has launched a global sleep retreat collection designed to promote rest through sleep-inducing treatments, movement-driven activities and special amenities.
Healing Summit 2022 will take place in September
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2022
Annual industry event The Healing Summit has been rescheduled from May to new dates on 3-4 September 2022.
IHG's first Regent Resort in Vietnam to feature tropical wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2022
IHG Hotels & Resorts will launch the first resort from its recently acquired luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts, in South East Asia in Q1 2022.
Sensei expands leadership team in preparation for new retreat opening 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2022
Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison, has appointed Annika Jackson as general manager and Michael Conte as retreat director of the brand’s upcoming second outpost Sensei Porcupine Creek.
Sothys launches Nutritive range to soothe and nourish dry skin
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2022
French skincare and spa brand Sothys has launched the Nutritive skincare range designed to offer a next-generation nourishing solution for very dry skin.
Como Shambhala to debut in France with countryside wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jan 2022
The Como Group has announced plans to open its first luxury boutique hotel in France in the world-famous wine region of Burgundy.
Vinotherapy and mud rituals inspire Four Seasons Napa Valley spa programming
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2022
The new spa at the recently-opened Four Seasons Napa Valley in Calistoga, California, has been inspired by the resort’s onsite vineyard and local Native American healing wisdom.
Rancho La Puerta names Luis Arturo Aguilar new spa manager
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2022
Luis Arturo Aguilar has been appointed ​the new spa manager at wellness destination and spa Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.
Soneva's new spa and wellness brand blends ancient and modern healing techniques
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva has concocted a new spa and wellness concept combining ancient healing wisdom with modern science.
Kemitron reveals refreshed fragrance dosing system for spas
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2022
Kemitron has unveiled a new version of its Select.Arom fragrance dosing system for steamrooms, experience showers and saunas.
Auberge Resorts opens beachfront Mayan wellness sanctuary on Riviera Maya
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jan 2022
Auberge Resorts Collection has opened a brand new oceanfront resort and spa in Kanai, Mexico, a region claimed to be steeped in the lore of the ancient Mayans.
B Corp Beauty Coalition launches to redefine industry’s sustainability standards
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jan 2022
Twenty-six Certified B Corporations across eight countries and three continents have formed a new coalition seeking to improve the beauty industry and personal care sector’s sustainability standards.
Evolution-U launches psychology-based spa business training to optimise profitability
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jan 2022
Business psychology training company Evolution-U Spa Academy has unveiled new online spa business training blending core spa team skills with corporate-level business psychology.
Longevity is the next disruptor says Michael Roizen – 90 will be the new 40
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2022
The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business.
Myzone sets a course for unicorn status as investment from BGF values the brand at US$102m
BY Tom Walker | 10 Jan 2022
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand at US$102m. The deal is all equity-based.
Fairmont Windsor Park’s innovative new destination spa joins UK spa scene
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jan 2022
Private property development company Arora Group has opened an extensive spa and wellness centre at its new 200-room Fairmont Windsor Park property in Southern England.
Zero Waste by Urb’n Nature unveils compostable amenity sachets
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jan 2022
Urb'n Nature has expanded its Zero Waste collection of sustainable hotel and spa amenities with new compostable and plastic-free sachets.
Dorchester Collection's first hotel in Middle East will arrive in 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2022
Hotel group Dorchester Collection and real estate development group Omniyat have joined forces to create a new luxury hotel named The Lana.
Soak under starry skies with Peninsula Hot Springs’ midnight bathing package
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2022
Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) in Victoria, Australia, has unveiled a new overnight bathing experience drawing on the benefits of hydrotherapy, nature immersion and social wellness rituals.
Montage opens alpine wellness retreat amid Rocky Mountains of Montana
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2022
Montage Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a luxury all-season alpine resort in Southwest Montana, complete with a signature Spa Montage.
QC Terme announces European expansion plans and eyes US rollout
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2022
Milan-based wellness thermal spa operator QC Terme Spas & Resorts is on track to open three new spa destinations in Europe.
Neil Jacobs reveals Six Senses Places concept for major cities
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2022
Global hotel and spa operator Six Senses is incubating the launch of a new global wellness concept called Six Senses Place.
Wellness in 2030: McKinsey predicts hot future wellness trends
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2022
COVID-19 is accelerating interest in wellness as more consumers have been faced with the importance of taking care of their health and wellbeing.
Oakworks creates removable spa tabletop to offer sustainable treatment room solution
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2022
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Oakworks has introduced a new replaceable one-piece topper for its stationary massage tables.
Millie Kendall and Helena Grzesk awarded honours for services to the beauty and spa sectors
BY Liz Terry | 02 Jan 2022
Millie Kendall and Helena Grzesk, respectively CEO and COO of the British Beauty Council, have been recognised in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honours List 2022.
Editorial: Time to get playful
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Liz Terry on the power and importance of playfulness
Spa people: Barbara Muckermann
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Spa Business talks to the CCO of Silversea Cruises
Spa people: Vivianne Garcia-Tunon
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Spa Business talks to the VP of The Well,
Spa people: Anne Cannady
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Spa Business talks to the CEO of Alchemy Springs
New opening: Opuke thermal spa
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Glacial water and solar power fuel a new hot bathing experience on New Zealand's South Island
Project preview: Cultivating health
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Montara Hospitality Group is developing Tri Vananda, a multi- generational, residential wellness community on the island of Phuket
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Get inspired by the latest spa treatments, programmes and services
Sponsored: Rethinking packaging
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
With its commitment to meeting the highest standards in relation to sustainability and regeneration, Comfort Zone is reducing its plastic footprint through the use of innovative packaging design and an important partnership to stop ocean-bound plastic
Sponsored: Cold gold
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Introducing cryotherapy can be lucrative for spas, as well as offering customers a cutting-edge therapy with powerful benefits for both body and mind
Interview: Brothers in spa
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Saverio Quadrio Curzio of QC Terme on working with brother Andrea on the global expansion of their luxury brand, which is built around European bathing traditions
Everyone’s talking about: Property investment
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Reductions in travel and the growth of homeworking have changed where people spend their time. Our experts consider how this will impact investment
Research: Crossing the watershed
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
The Global Wellness Institute dives deep into data on the US$4.4tr global wellness economy. Kath Hudson reports
Sponsored: Creative fusion
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Lemi and Jean Guy de Gabriac have joined forces to create a LomiLomi- inspired signature protocol that allows guests to float into total relaxation
Q&A: Michael Roizen & Victor Koo
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
The Global Wellness Summit in Boston brought the industry together for three idea-packed days. Spa Business caught up with this year's influential co-chairs
Sponsored: Simply bee-autiful
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
RKF has created a new line of exquisite bee-embroidered linens for Guerlain’s spas to celebrate its environmental and conservation work
Mystery Shopper: Out of the blue
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Jane Kitchen visits Iceland, the land of fire and ice, to compare and contrast experiences at the famed Blue Lagoon and the newly-opened Sky Lagoon in Reykjavik
Sponsored: Optimal results
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Gharieni is using research findings and insight to ensure its innovative wellness concepts exceed customers’ expectations
First person: True North
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Andrew Gibson heads to Larvik in Norway to experience the world of wellness that is Farris Bad
Urban spas: La Samaritaine
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Ghislain Waeyaert visits the Dior Spa at La Samaritaine in Paris, after its €500m upgrade
Spa software: Staff retention
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
How the latest software can help retain staff and increase business potential in a COVID-challenged world
Finishing touch: COVID attacks fat cells
Spa Business 2021 issue 4
Researchers from Stanford University set out to explain why people with obesity are at higher risk when contracting COVID-19, as Tom Walker reports
Finnish wellness culture to land in Ontario with first Vettä Nordic Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2021
A hydrothermal day spa designed to offer a taste of Finnish wellness will be launched in a grand opening ceremony on 23 January 2022 in Ontario, Canada.
La Rue Verte creates bespoke CBD massage oil and ritual for Aman Spa at The Connaught
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2021
CBD wellness brand La Rue Verte has developed a new treatment for the Aman Spa at The Connaught in London – the only Aman Spa in the world outside an Aman resort.
World's first Karl Lagerfeld-designed spa opens in Macau
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Dec 2021
After a five year project, the world’s first hotel and spa designed solely by late legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has launched in Macau, on the south coast of China.
ResortSuite to be acquired by Agilysys, reveals Frank Pitsikalis
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Dec 2021
Hospitality management software system ResortSuite is set to be acquired by Saas software solution provider Agilysys in a US$25m (€22.2m, £18.8m) deal in January 2022.
Patrick Huey leaves Montage – joins The 'Quin House, Boston
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2021
ISPA board chair Patrick Huey has left his role at Montage Hotels and Resorts’ VP of spa and retail and joined the team at Boston’s new luxury private social club, The ‘Quin House.
Sammy Gharieni to receive the “A Life of Beauty” award in 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2021
Sammy Gharieni, CEO and founder of the Gharieni Group, will receive the 'A Life of Beauty' Award at industry event Beauty Düsseldorf, in 2022.
2022 Global Wellness Summit will take place in Tel Aviv
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Dec 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) will host its 2022 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 30 October - 2 November 2022.
Kenneth Ryan and CG Funk joining ISPA’s board of directors and officers in 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2021
The International Spa Association (ISPA) will grow its ISPA board of directors and officers in 2022 with five newly-elected members.
Ayurvedic rituals inspire Thalgo’s new Mer des Indes treatment and retail line
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2021
Thalgo has formulated a new five-step spa treatment and retail range in collaboration with Ayurvedic specialist Nordine Meguelatti.
Chunxia Gao is MSpa International’s new group director of spa and wellness in Asia
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2021
Minor Hotels has appointed Chunxia Gao as group director of spa and wellness to lead the Asia region of its spa division, MSpa International.
Doctors to prescribe wellness to cancer patients in new US pilot
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Dec 2021
As of January 2022, US doctors and nurses will begin prescribing wellness modalities to those touched by cancer.
400-year-old mineral spring will power Preidlhof’s €2m medicinal bath experience
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Dec 2021
Destination spa and health resort Preidlhof in Naturno, South Tyrol, is on the cusp of introducing a new medicinal bathing offering, following a five-year project.
Living Earth Crafts unveils the Mind-Sync Harmonic Sleep Lounger
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Dec 2021
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has announced the launch of the Mind-Sync Harmonic Sleep Lounger – a zero-gravity lounger featuring clinically tested, Mind-Sync vibroacoustic resonance therapy to support stress reduction, restorative meditation and enhanced sleep.
Christine Clinton receives GWS award for excellence in mental health field
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has honoured respected spa industry trainer and figure Christine Clinton with the 2021 Debra Simon Award.
Marriott developing luxury open-air Ritz-Carlton Reserve on tropical island in Bahamas
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2021
Marriott International has inked a deal with Cotton Bay Holdings to introduce a new Ritz- Carlton Reserve property on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Sponsored: Time out
Spa Business 2021 issue 3
Answering a growing demand for non-invasive, anti-ageing skin care, Comfort Zone is relaunching its Sublime Skin line with a new filler-like natural formula that reverses cellular degeneration
Spa Space offers on-demand staffing solutions designed to resolve therapist shortage
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Dec 2021
Membership-based booking and scheduling software system Spa Space matches guest preferences to therapists best-suited to their needs, who will then tailor treatment plans for each client.
Well tech firm Timeshifter launches circadian app for the shift worker market
BY Tom Walker | 07 Dec 2021
Wellness tech firm Timeshifter has launched a new circadian app for shift workers, allowing them to form and maintain healthier lifestyles.
Tammy Pahel, Kathryn Moore and Anni Hood to headline World Halotherapy Symposium
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2021
The two-day World Halotherapy Symposium will go live tomorrow on 7 December to encourage the convergence of the halotherapy and wellness industries.
Susan Friedland honoured with Leading Woman in Wellness award at 2021 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2021
Industry figure Susan Friedland has been celebrated with the Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) annual Leading Woman in Wellness Award.
Welnamis represents the next-generation of touchless treatments, says Sammy Gharieni
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2021
Gharieni has launched its next-generation touchless treatment concept bed, the Welnamis, which combines specific binaural acoustic and vibrational frequencies to deeply relax both the brain and body.
Six Senses to debut in Japan with Japanese Zen-inspired spa and bathing rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Dec 2021
Global hotel and spa operator Six Senses will open its first Japanese property in Kyoto in 2024.
Raffles unveils opulent five-star resort and Cinq Mondes spa on Dubai coastline
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Dec 2021
Raffles Hotels and Resorts has opened a new resort in Dubai with a comprehensive 23-treatment-room spa to reflect the city’s lavish character.
Global wellness economy will be worth US$7trn by 2025
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2021
The global wellness economy will grow by 9.9 per cent annually and reach nearly US$7trn by 2025, according to new research by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
BBC Storyworks to produce new GWI film series demystifying wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) and BBC Storyworks have struck up a partnership to create a digital film series exploring the true meaning of wellness.
Bamford Wellness Spa scoops Good Spa Guide’s Best New UK Spa award
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Nov 2021
The recently-transformed Bamford Wellness Spa in Gloucestershire has been recognised as the UK’s Best New Spa at the sixth annual Good Spa Guide Awards ceremony.
Playfulness to inspire Serenbe’s new wellness community launching in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2021
Georgia-based wellness community Serenbe is set to gain a brand new wellness community dedicated to play, said co-founder Steve Nygren, speaking to Spa Business.
Depression – exercise and mindfulness ahead of medication in new treatment guidelines for mild cases
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
People suffering from mild depression in England should be offered exercise, mindfulness, therapy or meditation before medication, such as antidepressants.
Natural ‘cannabis’ levels boosted by exercise
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
Exercise has been found to increase levels of endocannabinoids – cannabis-like substances produced by the human body – which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially treat conditions such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease.
€100m investment in wellbeing hubs planned for City of Madrid
BY Tom Walker | 25 Nov 2021
The City of Madrid could become one of the healthiest in the world if plans by the council come to fruition.
New course educates spas on how to best serve transgender clients
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2021
A new trans-awareness course, certified by Habia, has been launched for the spa sector to help teach spa staff how to accommodate, attract and support transgender clients.
Beata Aleksandrowicz’s new beauty range designed to help facial massage become a mindfulness practice
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2021
Massage expert and founder of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method, Beata Aleksandrowicz has created her own beauty brand; Beata: Love Life Beauty.
Luxury eco hot springs development to position Victoria as Australia’s wellness state
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2021
A sustainable hot springs retreat is set to open in Fingal on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, drawing on the healing benefits of water, immersion in nature and sleek minimalist design.
Nuffield's new Barbican club combines fitness with GP services as part of 'health campus' wellness plan
BY Tom Walker | 23 Nov 2021
Nuffield Health has reopened the historic Barbican health club in London, as part of ambitious plans to establish its first wellness "health campus" in the UK.
Westin’s Heavenly Spa concept touches down in UK
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2021
Marriott’s luxury city hotel brand Westin has opened a new location and branded Heavenly Spa by Westin urban wellness retreat in London, UK.
Germaine de Capuccini launches Expert Lab cosmeceutical range
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2021
Spa and skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini has launched a chemical peel line exclusively for professional use.
14th annual Forum HOTel&SPA to be hosted in June 2022 to inform and inspire the industry
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2021
Industry figure Vladi Kovanic has drawn on her diverse experience in the world of spa to create industry event Forum HOTel&SPA – an annual high-quality conference featuring international meetings for the spa and hospitality industry.
Luxury urban spa to open in Oslo with restored public baths, rooftop sauna and Nordic wellness rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Nov 2021
Nordic Hotels & Resorts is creating an urban wellness retreat in Norway’s capital city of Oslo as part of its 231-room hotel project.
Decléor launches new Vitamin Glow Cream enriched with citrus essential oils
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Nov 2021
Decléor has enhanced its Green Mandarin Glow range with a new face cream designed to strengthen, brighten and smooth the skin while combating oxidative stress.
Serenbe wellness community expands with new group wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Nov 2021
Award-winning US wellness community Serenbe has unveiled a brand new spa and wellness Portal Retreat that accommodates between six to 12 guests.
ISPA reveals Dan Heath as opening keynote for 2022 conference
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Nov 2021
Bestselling author and entrepreneur Dan Heath has been announced as the opening Power Session keynote speaker for The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2022 Conference.
Dates announced for 2022 Spa Life UK and Ireland conventions
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2021
Industry events Spa Life UK and Spa Life Ireland will go ahead in 2022, with organisers promising more practical, hands-on activities to enhance the event experience.
SpaSeekers wins contract to supply Tesco’s loyalty scheme with spa deals
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2021
Spa bookings agency SpaSeekers has signed a deal with UK supermarket giant Tesco to exclusively provide spa vouchers to its 19 million Clubcard loyalty-card members.
Tara Well Bar launches to expand the guest wellness experience beyond spa walls
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2021
Tara Spa Therapy has introduced the Tara Well Bar, a mobile caddy that offers grab-and-go aromatherapy self-care products anywhere, anytime.
Therme Group to submit planning permission for £100m wellbeing facility in Glasgow
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2021
Global developer and operator of wellbeing destinations Therme Group has inked a deal with Peel L&P for a new location in Glasgow called Therme Scotland.
The Well unveils first international outpost in the Costa Rican rainforest
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2021
The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection has opened in Costa Rica’s verdant region of Pérez Zeledón.
Joali Being launches as The Maldives' first nature immersive wellbeing retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2021
A sustainable wellbeing island retreat has launched today in the Maldives, dedicated to personalised wellness journeys, reconnecting to nature and instilling a feeling of weightlessness to all who visit.
New cloud-based bookings and business management software launches for spas, health clubs and leisure facilities
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2021
A new cloud-based spa and leisure software has been launched to simplify and improve spa and leisure businesses’ operational efficiency.
State of the Spa and Salon Industry Report 2021 reveals challenges and opportunities
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Nov 2021
Mindbody has published the 2021 edition of its annual State of the Spa and Salon Industry Report, highlighting how spa and salon businesses have evolved since the start of the pandemic and giving predictions of consumer trends that will impact the future of the sector.
New Nobu resort and wellness centre to open in 2024 in Saudi Arabia
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2021
Nobu, the global lifestyle brand founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, will launch a brand new location in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, by 2024.
Olay pioneers with new disability-friendly beauty product packaging
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2021
Skincare and beauty brand Olay’s North America branch is introducing the Easy Open Lid, a limited-edition prototype developed with and for people with disabilities.
Chenot launches Molecular Lab for Optimal Living, offering mRNA testing
BY Liz Terry | 10 Nov 2021
Chenot Palace Weggis in Switzerland has announced the launch of The Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living, a new programme developed to help resolve issues associated with premature ageing.
Hard Rock reveals Rock Spa plans for Marbella
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2021
Global hospitality brand Hard Rock has revealed plans for a new location in Marbella, Spain, scheduled to open in June 2022.
Global Wellness Summit releases full agenda for 2021 conference in Boston
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has revealed the full agenda for its 15th annual conference taking place both virtually and in person in Boston, Massachusetts, from 30 November to 3 December.
Eminence Organics unveils new additions to its anti-ageing Marine Flower Peptide Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2021
Skincare and spa brand Eminence Organic Skin Care has upgraded its Marine Flower Peptide Collection with three new products.
Therme Group announces plans to expand North American footprint
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2021
Thermal wellbeing organisation Therme Group has outlined plans to introduce urban wellbeing centres to five US cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Napa Valley and spa launches with working vineyard and vinotherapy spa rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2021
Luxury hotel operator Four Seasons has opened a new resort and spa in California’s Napa Valley, complete with a working winery and vineyard.
Knesko Skin unveils the Amethyst Hydrate collection to refresh the skin and rebalance chakras
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2021
Skincare and spa brand Knesko Skin has launched the Amethyst Hydrate Collection infused with reiki-charged amethyst gemstone powder and its proprietary Hydrating Complex.
Soneva Fushi reveals fine-dining zipline experience
BY Tom Walker | 05 Nov 2021
Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives has unveiled a "world first" dining experience, which will take guests high among the treetops.
Phytomer launches two new blue skincare solutions to nourish and hydrate
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Nov 2021
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has unveiled the Sea Holistic Body Cream-to- Oil, inspired by Phytomer’s signature Sea Holistic massage.
Six Senses opens new spa in Istanbul with authentic Hammams and design inspired by local Turkish culture
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Nov 2021
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions in Istanbul has been upgraded with a brand new 16,145sq ft (1,500sq m) urban spa retreat within a restored 100-year-old stone house.
Wellness industry vows to keep Dr Danny Friedland’s legacy alive
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2021
Tributes have been flowing in from the spa and wellness sector after industry icon Dr Daniel Friedland passed away this week, following a terminal brain cancer diagnosis last November.
Could Ellison’s US$345m Lake Tahoe resort become the next Sensei?
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2021
Tech billionaire and hotelier, Larry Ellison, has quietly acquired the lakefront Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort in Nevada through his venture firm, Lawrence Investments.
Sustainability: Zero Waste by Urb’n Nature launches plastic-free biodegradable disposable spa underwear
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2021
Zero Waste by Urb'n Nature has upgraded its sustainable spa and hotel amenity collection with 100 per cent plastic-free, compostable disposable spa underwear.
Sustainable riverside wellness retreat Namia River Sanctuary to open on private island in Vietnam
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Nov 2021
Traditional Vietnamese herbology, plant-based nutrition and community will underpin the philosophy of the upcoming Namia River Sanctuary wellness retreat in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop wellness empire expands into spa and debuts first facial at Auberge’s Hawaiian retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Nov 2021
The spa at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts in Hawai’i will be the first in the world to offer a treatment created by Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness and lifestyle brand goop.
COP26: Sustainable Beauty Coalition event at climate summit to empower consumers to make greener beauty choices
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Nov 2021
The Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC) will host a virtual beauty event streamed live from the COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference.
Cariitti Oy refreshes its Aspectu heat and humidity display for sauna bathing
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Nov 2021
Finnish spa and wellness engineer company Cariitti Oy has developed Aspectu; a stylish heat and humidity meter that provides an LED-lit temperature display within sauna wall panels.
Paceline launches 'first-ever' health and wellness credit card
BY Tom Walker | 29 Oct 2021
A new credit card – launched by wellness platform Paceline ​​– will link financial benefits to physical health.
Urban spa sanctuary inspired by herbal healing and renowned apothecary to open in former monastery in Antwerp
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2021
A 15th-century monastery and chapel in Belgium’s capital city of Antwerp is being transformed into a new five-star hotel and botanical spa; Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp.
Introducing Mahana, Yon-Ka’s new Polynesian-inspired healing treatment for the festive season
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2021
A year and a half after the pandemic began, the time has come to reinvent our way of life and release ourselves from the tensions of isolation.
ZeroWaste by Urb'n Nature sets sustainability standards in the worlds of luxury spa and hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2021
ZeroWaste by Urb'n Nature is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of natural, plastic-free hotel and spa amenities.
Sothys reveals plans to launch organic vegan skincare range and ritual inspired by nature in Southern France
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2021
French skincare and spa brand Sothys is preparing to unveil a new line in Q1 2022; the Sothys Organics collection with vegan formulas combining advanced efficiency and natural active ingredients.
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.
Your spa’s (financial) health matters too!
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2021
Spas are so focused on the health of their guests and staff that they often neglect their own financial health.
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.
Sothys’ Noctuelle night care line nourishes and renews the skin night after night
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
Lack of sleep, a busy schedule, pollution – every day the skin is subjected to a harsh ordeal.
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.
Zenoti celebrates beauty, wellness and fitness industries in new brand campaign
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2021
Zenoti’s mission has always been to help people achieve their greatness. Now, it’s launching a brand campaign that brings that mission to life and pays tribute to the therapists in our world who make a difference in people’s lives every day.
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, spa and wellness business management solutions for the hospitality market, has unveiled Book4Time Pay – the company’s new all-in-one payment processing platform.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Oct 2021
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it's managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the Research & Development team.
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.
Himalayan salt stone massages – the sustainable stone massage
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Using warm hand-carved salt stones, a Himalayan salt stone massage offers a satisfying eco- friendly alternative to traditional basalt stone massages.
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.
Protecting both planet and people: Davines Group releases new sustainability report
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2021
Davines Group has unveiled its annual Sustainability Report for 2020-2021, presenting the group’s activities through the results obtained in 2020 and the goals set for 2021, describing its commitment to sustainability in relation to three different areas: Planet, People and Community.
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.
Red Light Rising’s premium red light therapy enhances health-focused businesses
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Sep 2021
Looking for ways to increase your revenue and offer your clients a premium service? Red light therapy might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Living Earth Crafts: the first choice for world-class spas around the globe
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2021
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) is the world’s most recognised manufacturer of premium spa and wellness equipment.
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 Journalist | 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.
Iyashi Dôme sets industry standard for touchless infrared sauna technology
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2021
Iyashi Dôme has been an industry pioneer for 20 years and is responsible for creating the authentic Japanese long infrared sauna.
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
Stratton House delivers a blast from the past
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Aug 2021
Long-serving Independent Hotel Show exhibitor Crown Sports Lockers received a call out of the blue early in 2021 from Stratton House.