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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
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
     
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Susie Ellis, Belgin Aksoy and Michael Roizen head up GWS' all-new podcast season
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jun 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has kicked off the sixth season of its wellness podcast which has recently been renamed Global Wellness Conversations (GWC).
Rosewood set to make Venetian debut following restoration of Hotel Bauer
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jun 2022
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is continuing its strategic global growth plan and will open its first property in Venice, Italy, in 2025.
Jacqueline Berry steps up to group director of spa and wellbeing at Miraval
BY Liz Terry | 23 Jun 2022
Industry veteran Jacqueline Berry has been appointed group director of spa and wellbeing at Miraval. She will oversee the company's Life in Balance spas at Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires.
New Deloitte report finds the health and fitness sector contributes up to US$91.22bn a year to global GDP
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Jun 2022
A new report by Deloitte, outlining the social and economic value of the global health and fitness industry, has been released by The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA), in collaboration with IHRSA.
Tuscan wine country inspires Hotel Le Fontanelle’s new nature-centric wellness sanctuary
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jun 2022
A new spa and wellness retreat has launched at The Fontanelle Estate in Tuscany, a countryside property nestled among the rolling hills and vineyards of Italy’s Chianti wine region.
Good Spa Guide Awards name top UK spas following record-breaking voter turnout
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2022
The winners of the 13th annual Good Spa Guide Awards were announced last night (20 June) at industry conference Spa Life UK taking place this year in the Cotswolds.
Editor's letter: The wellness metaverse
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
We’re being handed a powerful new tool that will become a channel for creativity and innovation – pioneering wellness operators are already getting to grips with its exciting potential
Spa People: Michael Stusser
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The wellness pioneer explains how he created an authentic Japanese bathing experience in the heart of the California hills
Spa People: Scot Toon
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The Asia MD of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts unveils the company's latest island development plans
New opening: Lanserhof Sylt
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Lanserhof's new resort opens on the island of Sylt after a €120m investment
Project preview: Off-grid
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Svart Six Senses is set to open in Norway in 2024, and redefine the meaning of sustainable wellness tourism and regenerative travel
News report: Growth & vitality
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The new Kepos by GOCO spa has opened at Daios Cove. Jane Kitchen went to Crete to investigate
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Get inspired by the latest wellness treatments, programmes and services
Interview: Rainer Usselmann
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Tech business Happy Finish is bringing metaverse-based experiences to the wellness sector, working with Wund
Everyone's talking about: Menopause
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
From taboo to hot topic – how can spas offer treatments and a safe space for women to explore this often challenging phase of life?
Research: Bounceback
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
PwC says the US spa market was worth US$1bn in 2021 and growing well, according to data from ISPA's latest industry-wide study
First person: An icon reborn
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Fairmont unveils the stunning renovation of its iconic Century Plaza hotel in LA, and Rianna Riego checks out the new spa
First person: Energy healing
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau discovers powerful energy healing at Mandali's silent retreat in northern Italy
Q&A: Mia Kyricos
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The wellness leader talks about the creation of her new trademarked framework for the development and delivery of wellness interventions
Mystery Shopper: The Londoner
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Our reviewer travels undercover to check out the spa offering at The Londoner – one of the most high profile openings in the capital in recent times
Software: True picture
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
We look at how spas can effectively guide product development and boost profits using the latest software insights
Sustainability: Reduce that laundry mountain
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Linen suppliers show how spas can cut costs and improve sustainability
Finishing touch: Gratitude reduces stress
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Expressing gratitude can boost team performance in stressful situations, a new US study finds
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: raising the bar
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Art of Cryo is complementing its high performance cryotherapy range with advanced new technology to enhance treatment benefits
Sponsored: Lemi: designed for profit
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Lemi’s new combined massage and pedicure workstation – Amalfi – offers a multi-functional, space-saving solution
Sponsored: ISPA: data insight
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
ISPA supports its members with robust research to help them develop strategic plans and attract their target market
Sponsored: i-Tech: full body boost
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
i-Boost stimulates the skin and muscles – offering a tech-based, holistic treatment for total-body wellbeing
Sponsored: Crown Sports Lockers: Breedon Priory, an alluring destination
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
A new deluxe spa has placed Breedon Priory in the UK firmly on the leisure destination map
Promotion: Comfort Zone: sun soul
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Comfort Zone has reformulated its sunscreens to prevent them damaging the oceans
Sponsored: Premier Software: people, partnerships & progression
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever, Premier Software is reaffirming its commitment to staff, clients and the industry. We catch up with CCO Oliver Cahill to find out more
Q&A: Magdaleena Nikolov
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The GM of spa, wellness and retail at Fairmont Century Plaza talks to Jane Kitchen
Founders: The story of Mandali
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
The founders of Mandali, Wildrik Timmerman and Wouter Tavecchio, welcome visitors with an embracing message
Sponsored: Myrtha Wellness: watertight expertise
Spa Business 2022 issue 2
Myrtha has transformed the world of aquatics over the last 60 years. Now it’s bringing its ingenuity-driven expertise to the international wellness industry
Lucknam Park Spa rebrands and partners with 111Skin and Natural Spa Factory
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2022
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Chippenham, UK, is partnering with skincare brand 111Skin and local, sustainable spa brand Natural Spa Factory to refresh its offering.
Deepak Chopra and OpenSeed create private meditation pods
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jun 2022
OpenSeed has partnered with Deepak Chopra – physician, author and wellness expert – and Yves Behar, CEO of fuseproject design studio, to launch meditation pods for personal wellness practices in the spa environment, workplace or private residences.
Stefan Szirucsek named chair of Great Spa Towns of Europe
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jun 2022
Newly-formed industry body The Great Spa Towns of Europe association has appointed Stefan Szirucsek as its new board chair.
Mandarin Oriental launching first alpine resort in Cortina, Italy, in 2025
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jun 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has signed a long term management agreement with Attestor Limited to rebrand and manage Hotel Cristallo in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Premier Software raises over £1,000 cycling for Prostate Cancer UK
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jun 2022
Throughout May, Premier Software’s team of cyclists aimed to ride 300 miles to increase cancer awareness, and raise important funds as part of Prostate Cancer UK’s Cycle the Month challenge.
Jennifer Young’s new training helps therapists support menopausal or premenopausal clients
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2022
On 24 June 2022, skincare specialist and therapist trainer Jennifer Young will launch a new training course called Hormonal Wellness Touch Therapies.
The RLX Satori Wellness Lounger enables the next level of touchless treatments, says Sammy Gharieni
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jun 2022
Featuring the latest in vibroacoustics, Gharieni’s new RLX Satori Wellness Lounger has been designed to offer spa clients touchless, mind/body wellness benefits.
Wellness drives record TRevPAR results thanks to pandemic, reports RLA Global
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2022
Hotels with wellness revenues exceeding US$1m generated 126 per cent more in total revenue per available room (TRevPAR) in 2021 than those with wellness revenues of less than US$1m, according to the latest Wellness Real Estate Report by RLA Global*.
European wellness industry gathers in Paris for the 14th Forum HOTel&SPA
BY Jane Kitchen | 10 Jun 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 14th annual HOTel&SPA event returned last week, bringing together top hospitality and spa executives from across Europe and beyond for a day of talks and networking.
Lanserhof Sylt opens after five-year-project costing more than €120m
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2022
Medical spa brand, Lanserhof Group, has welcomed the first guests to its all-new coastal health resort on the German island of Sylt.
Nobu to grow Spanish footprint with new hotel and spa in Madrid
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2022
Global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, has announced plans to open its fifth Spanish destination in Madrid.
Elemental Herbology announces permanent spa residency at The Cadogan in Chelsea
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2022
British spa and bodycare brand Elemental Herbology has recently launched a permanent residency at The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, in London’s upmarket neighbourhood of Chelsea.
Grotta Giusti reopens spa and ancient thermal caves following extensive renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jun 2022
Italian destination spa and resort Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort in Tuscany has begun a new chapter after the completion of a two-year-long resort-wide refurbishment.
George Gaitanos is latest guest on Medical Wellness Congress digital series
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jun 2022
The team behind the Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is adding to its online series of interviews with its speakers, sponsors and ambassadors with a brand new episode in conversation with Dr George Gaitanos, chief operating and scientific officer of the Chenot Group.
Swissline facials complete spa menu at Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jun 2022
Professional skincare and spa brand Swissline has partnered with the new spa at Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort.
Obesity causes 1.2m premature deaths a year in Europe, says World Health Organization
BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Jun 2022
According to The World Health Organization's recently-released research study, WHO European Regional Obesity Report, a third of children and almost two-thirds of adults in Europe are obese.
Raffaella Dallarda and Lucy Brialey embark on sustainable UK spa tour
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2022
Industry figures Raffaella Dallarda and Lucy Brialey have set out on a 12-day tour of UK spas to raise sustainability standards across the industry.
Oakworks unveils SoVi Vibroacoustic System to elevate spa customers' journey
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2022
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Oakworks has launched the touchless SoVi Vibroacoustic System to promote relaxation, stress management and performance enhancement.
Kids’ mental health app Aumio raises €3m for European and US expansion
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Jun 2022
Aumio, a new sleep, relaxation and meditation app for children has raised €3m to drive market expansion across Europe and the US. The seed funding round was led by investment platform Partech and venture capitalist fund byFounders.
Vana aligns with Six Senses with aims to become world’s most iconic wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2022
Established Indian destination spa and retreat Vana has been taken over by global hotel group Six Senses. The property in Dehradun, India, has since been renamed Six Senses Vana.
Paris hotel unveils luxury NFTs to combat plastic waste and engage eco-conscious guests
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2022
A boutique Parisian hotel named Hotel Lancaster has partnered with plastic recovery marketplace Plastiks to launch a range of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
Countdown kicks off for Global Wellness Day 2022 this June
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2022
Saturday 11 June 2022 will mark the 11th anniversary of Global Wellness Day (GWD), an annual event hosted to emphasise the importance of wellness and taking care of health and wellbeing.
Lemi unveils multifunctional Amalfi table to help spas enhance revenue
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2022
Amalfi is the latest massage bed developed by spa and wellness equipment supplier Lemi.
New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns
BY Megan Whitby | 27 May 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 11th volume of its Consumer Snapshot initiative titled New Era, New Consumer.
Phytomer’s Oligo 6 serum is like the sea in a bottle, says Mathilde Gédouin-Lagarde
BY Megan Whitby | 27 May 2022
Oligo 6 is Phytomer’s first ultra-vitamin marine formula – offering a boost of vitamins, minerals and trace elements the serum is designed to help re-energise tired skin and promote a healthy radiance for all skin types.
Spa Life UK reveals Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland as keynote for June conference
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2022
Author, TED Talk host and hypnotherapy specialist Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland has been named keynote speaker for UK spa industry event Spa Life UK 2022.
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2022
Spa teams can now measure and improve their sustainability credentials following the launch of Green Spa Network (GSN) Planet’s new sustainability calculator.
Mosaïque Surface introduces elegant Gem Glass range
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2022
North American mosaic manufacturer, Mosaïque Surface, has announced the release of its new Gem Glass collection.
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2022
International spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli is realising a new private members’ spa in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley.
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2022
Hospitality giant Accor and Japan-based real estate company Nomura Real Estate Development have unveiled plans to open a Fairmont property in Tokyo in 2025.
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2022
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched the Geography of Wellness microsite to showcase different countries’ wellness economies.
Mother nature inspires J Grabner’s new embossed sauna panelling
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2022
Intricate textures found in nature have inspired J Grabner’s new 3D embossed Saunaboard Arte range.
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views
BY Megan Whitby | 20 May 2022
Four Seasons has opened the doors to a brand new luxury hotel spa in downtown New Orleans, within its Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.
Customise a bespoke SnowRoom with TechnoAlpin’s new design simulator
BY Megan Whitby | 20 May 2022
Italian SnowRoom specialist TechnoAlpin has developed a new interactive tool to help clients virtually simulate and design their own SnowRoom before committing to purchase.
Mandarin Oriental to bolster London portfolio with new hotel and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) is gearing up to open a brand new property in London’s upmarket area of Mayfair in Q4 of 2022.
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2022
Gurney’s Montauk Resort in Long Island, US, has relaunched its Seawater Spa following a US$20m top-to-toe refresh focused on holistic wellness, innovation and sustainability.
The Massage Company to debut in Scotland with 10 locations
BY Megan Whitby | 18 May 2022
Massage franchise The Massage Company (TMC) will launch 10 new centres in Scotland over the next three years, in partnership with Franchise&.
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment.
REM UK unveils Legacy Spa Couch and adopts new strategies to fight climate change
BY Megan Whitby | 18 May 2022
The Legacy Spa Couch is the latest massage bed created by spa and salon equipment supplier REM UK.
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2022
Luxury hotel group Aman has announced its long-awaited urban property in New York City will welcome guests as of 2 August 2022.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2022
Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness.
Lion Stone Art crafts statement natural stone designs to enhance wellness environments
BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2022
Turkey-based Lion Stone Art is producing luxury natural stone design pieces to create aesthetic spaces in spas, wellness facilities, gyms, hotels and private residences.
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
BY Frances Marcellin | 13 May 2022
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
Zelens launches professional treatments for spas and clinics
BY Megan Whitby | 13 May 2022
Science-led skincare brand Zelens has entered the spa market with a set of four new professional treatments.
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2022
Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company.
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
BY Megan Whitby | 11 May 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference.
myndstream launches curated music portal for spa and wellness audio experiences
BY Megan Whitby | 11 May 2022
Wellness music company myndstream has unveiled a subscription-based music service to offer curated spa music at a reduced cost, without licensing challenges.
Wim Hof appears on Accor’s new Health to Wealth podcast exploring culture of wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2022
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new podcast series exploring hot topics in wellbeing with cutting edge speakers from a wide range of fields.
bbspa_Group reimagines classical Roman baths to create new spa in Florence
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2022
A new urban wellness sanctuary has opened in the heart of Florence, Italy, inspired by ancient civilisations and their tradition of thermal bathing.
Kelda Showers to launch bubble rain shower inspired by Swedish massage
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2022
Kelda Showers is gearing up to introduce the BubbleSpa – an experience shower that creates a cascade of bubble rain to offer a bathing experience promoting holistic wellbeing.
Research provides new evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage
BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels.
Global Wellness Institute announces new respiratory wellness initiative
BY Megan Whitby | 06 May 2022
As climate change, air pollution and COVID-19 impact millions worldwide, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is uniting physicians, scientists, and health and wellness business leaders to improve the quality of our air we breathe.
Phytomer celebrates 50 years of beauty by the sea
BY Megan Whitby | 06 May 2022
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has reached its 50th-anniversary milestone and is preparing to celebrate in more than 80 countries, in collaboration with 10,000 spas.
Zoe Wall hints future One&Only spas may partner with iconic fashion house
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2022
In the latest issue of Spa Business, Kerzner’s new global wellness director Zoe Wall gives the lowdown on the resort developer and operator’s long term wellness gameplan.
Perspire Sauna Studio signs 28 new US franchise deals
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2022
Perspire Sauna Studio, the infrared and red light therapy (RLT) sauna franchise, has reported a record-breaking first quarter in 2022.
Elemis debuts anti-blue light skincare onboard new cruise ship Celebrity Beyond
BY Frances Marcellin | 04 May 2022
Elemis launched its new skincare product, Pro-collagen Morning Matrix, onboard Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Celebrity Beyond, in association with sea spa specialists OneSpaWorld.
Great Spa Towns of Europe celebrate creation of new industry association
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
The Great Spa Towns of Europe, one of UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites, has launched an association to deliver the future management and protection of its member spa towns and cities.
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday.
US spa industry hit more than US$18bn in revenues in 2021, reports ISPA
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Spas across the US generated US$18.1bn (€17.2bn, £14.4bn) in revenues in 2021, marking an almost 50 per cent increase compared to 2020 (US$12.1bn, €11.5bn, £9.7bn).
W3Spa EMEA sees spa and wellness industry gather in Spain
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2022
Industry event W3Spa EMEA has kicked off in Tarragona, Spain, hosted at Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa.
Svart Eiendom chooses Six Senses to run the world's first off-grid hotel in the Arctic Circle
BY Liz Terry | 27 Apr 2022
Svart Eiendom AS, owner and developer of Svart, one of the world’s first energy-positive hotels, has brought in Six Senses as its management company.
Global Wellness Summit 2022 theme revealed
BY Liz Terry | 26 Apr 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) will host its 2022 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 31 October – 3 November with a theme of 'Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open for Business'.
Zoya flagship launches in Ajman to set new standards for wellness in UAE
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2022
A new integrative retreat named Zoya Health and Wellbeing has opened in a protected nature reserve in Ajman, in the UAE.
GWS schedules functional medicine symposium in Bangkok this May
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Apr 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is gearing up for its Future of Functional Medicine Symposium scheduled for 20 May in Bangkok, Thailand.
Noel Asmar unveils biodegradable spa uniform fabric, EcoSignature
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Apr 2022
Noel Asmar Uniforms has developed a new line of eco-friendly fabric for spa uniforms called EcoSignature.
L'Occitane strengthens Accor partnership with new wellness concept at Dubai spa
BY Tom Walker | 22 Apr 2022
French luxury brand L'Occitane en Provence has strengthened its partnership with hotel giant Accor with the launch of a new wellness concept at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm hotel.
Gharieni Group celebrates 30th-anniversary milestone
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2022
2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Gharieni Group – a company that manufactures spa, wellness, beauty and medical equipment for resorts, hotels, spas and hospitality groups in 120 countries worldwide.
Astral Spa inspired by Roaring 20s opens in historic Hot Springs National Park
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
Celebrated as one of America’s most popular spa destinations, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas has gained a new spa and wellness destination.
Kirsty MacCormick named Crerar Hotels' new group spa manager
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
Scottish hotel group Crerar Hotels has announced industry figure Kirsty MacCormick as its new group spa manager.
Zenoti software prioritises customer needs, personalisation and flexibility
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
Zenoti's fully integrated CRM module allows spa and wellness businesses to apply deep segmentation and micro-targeting to help deliver highly-relevant promotions and communications to customers.
Victoria Dello Ioio joins Sothys Group as new UK director of sales
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
French skincare and spa brand Sothys Group has named Victoria Dello Ioio as its new UK sales director in order to grow its presence in the UK spa and beauty market.
Q&A: Patrizia Bortolin
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Lisa Starr talks to the award winning visionary who’s injecting new vigour into Preidlhof
Regent Phu Quoc launches in Vietnam complete with tropical wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2022
IHG Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the Regent Phu Quoc resort in Vietnam – its first destination in South East Asia under its luxury Regent Hotels & Resorts brand.
First Person: Siempre Mejor!
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
After 82 years, Rancho La Puerta is still beloved among guests around the world, who return year after year for a dose of holistic wellbeing. Jane Kitchen spent a week at the Mexican resort to discover how the spirit of ‘Siempre mejor!’ or ‘Always better!’ lives on in the 21st century
Venus Williams to headline Vagaro’s iconic.22 wellness conference
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2022
Wellness, beauty and fitness online booking and business management platform Vagaro will host its inaugural user conference iconic.22 in California later this year.
Spa Life UK will deliver valuable learning experiences through entertaining and emotional keynotes
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2022
Spa Life UK is a live business event with a unique emphasis on education and self- development, designed to motivate and inspire the country’s most senior wellness operators and the brands that support them.
Researchers crack the code for exercise motivation
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Apr 2022
Exercise scientists at the Les Mills Research Lab have identified the trait of automaticity – turning exercise into a habit like brushing your teeth – as the key differentiator between active and inactive people.
New baking course teaches recipe for mindfulness
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2022
Baking is the focus of a new one-day course designed to help people learn about mindfulness in the wake of the pandemic
Mindbody unveils Mindbody Capital to help power wellness industry's recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2022
Industry tech business Mindbody has launched Mindbody Capital, an offering designed to provide wellness businesses with easy access to funding.
Mintel flags up latest US exercise trends
BY Liz Terry | 13 Apr 2022
More than a third of consumers are working out more than before the pandemic, but they miss the personal connection that the gym offers, reveals a study on the US fitness market from Mintel.
Memberships: The #1 way to build brand loyalty
BY Tyler Landry | 13 Apr 2022
Membership programmes are the perfect way to keep guests coming back time after time. They bring in predictable revenue and offer more revenue opportunities by turning one-off clients into loyal guests... and they are growing in popularity.
Scandinative Nordic spa concept to debut in Washington DC in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2022
Scandinative, a brand new Nordic spa-themed wellness concept will land in Alexandria, Washington DC, in 2023.
Premier Software prioritise staff mental health with first aiders
BY Tyler Landry | 11 Apr 2022
Premier Software is prioritising staff wellbeing by training team members in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
Mangroves and constellations inspire upcoming St. Regis Kanai Resort in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2022
Marriott International is growing its St.Regis' brand presence in Mexico in 2022, with the upcoming opening of St. Regis Kanai Resort.
Professor Gerry Bodeker to headline 2022 Healing Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Apr 2022
The organisers of the 2022 Healing Summit have confirmed Professor Gerry Bodeker will keynote at their two-day conference in Portugal from 3-4 September.
HydraFacial lands in London offering complementary treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Apr 2022
Advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial has opened the doors to its first permanent home in the heart of central London.
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som opens with spa rituals rooted in Qatari and wider Arabic culture
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2022
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som – claimed to be the world’s first resort to showcase Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) – has begun welcoming guests following a two- and-a-half-year project.
The Spa and Wellness Hall of Fame announced – Deborah Szekely to be first inductee on her 100th birthday
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2022
Liz Terry, CEO of Leisure Media, has announced the creation of The Spa and Wellness Hall of Fame.
World Spa and Wellness Awards 2022 winners unveiled
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2022
The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2022 WSW Conference, hosted on 3 and 4 April at Excel Centre in London.
Therme Group reveals updated design for £250m Therme Manchester Wellbeing Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2022
Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has unveiled its updated plans for Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort at TraffordCity in Manchester, UK.
On the cover: Deborah Szekely
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
"When you know you're doing things right, you have power" – Deborah Szekely talks to Spa Business
Editor's letter: Announcing WellHOF
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Liz Terry celebrates the purpose and passions of Deborah Szekely
Spa People: Suzanne Corcoran
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Suzanne Corcoran explains her new Scandinative Nordic spa model
Spa People: Zoe Wall
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Zoe Wall talks about driving the global spa and wellness agenda at Kerzner
New opening: Zoya
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Zoya, a new integrative health and wellbeing retreat, is opening in the Middle East, as Megan Whitby reports
Interview: Deborah Szekely
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
As the 'godmother of spa' approaches her 100th birthday, Jan Kitchen travelled to Rancho La Puerta to find out more about her extraordinary life
Everyone's talking about: Going gender neutral
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Operators have the opportunity to adopt compassionate practices that welcome all members of the community, as Kath Hudson discovered
Sponsored: Phytomer: Celebrating the sea
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
The story surrounding Phytomer is one of a unique wellness vision, a loyal family, remarkable marine science and pioneering skincare. We talk to deputy general manager Mathilde Gédouin-Lagarde as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary
GWS: Boston strong
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
If you missed the GWS – or even if you were there – Jane Kitchen's detailed report will give you endless useful actionable insights
Promotion: Yon-ka: Plant power
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Benefiting from its founders’ passion for plants, Yon-Ka’s new brand identity reflects its past and its continued research into the healing power of plants which enables the company to craft innovative formulas that deliver results
First person: Paradise at Preidlhof
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Lisa Starr travelled to Italy to interview Patrizia Bortolin for Spa Business and experience all that Preidlhof has to offer
Promotion: ISPA
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
After a two-year absence, ISPA’s annual Conference offers its members an opportunity to reconnect and to learn more about the available tools that can help them recharge their businesses
Q&A: Daniele Vastolo
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Chiva-Som has opened a major new property in Qatar, with treatments focused on Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine. We talk to the GM
Research: Human nature
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Anne Dimon reports on the latest research insights from the Wellness Tourism Association
Saunas: Aufguss
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
The first aufguss sauna experience in the US has opened in Las Vegas, as Cassandra Cavanah reports
Software: Getting (Hyper) personal
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Software that drives generational marketing can create hyper-personalised offerings, as Karen Maxwell discovers
Supplier showcase: Art of Cryo: Best of both worlds
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Art of Cryo is blending its high-performance cryotherapy solutions with intermittent vacuum therapy to offer a complete and effective whole-body wellness experience
Promotion: Comfort Zone
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
From 2022, Comfort Zone’s products are going plastic-neutral, certified by Plastic Bank
Promotion: Iyashi Dôme driving profits at the VL Paris ‘beauty apartment’
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
When Vanessa Landreau set up VL Paris she installed an Iyashi Dôme sauna bed to complement her salon’s integrated, preventive and regenerative beauty treatment concept.
Finishing touch: Elevating sound
Spa Business 2022 issue 1
Sound therapy has gone up a gear, with new service launches and tech hitting the market, as Spa Business reports
designstudio ltd channels Louis XVI’s Versailles to create AWAY Spa at the W Philadelphia
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2022
designstudio ltd has revealed the inspiration behind its recently unveiled project, the AWAY Spa at the W Philadelphia.
Stylish Armani hotel and luxury spa coming to Saudi Arabia
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2022
High-end fashion house Armani has chosen to open its third global hotel location in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Six Senses Kaplankaya hosting wellness festival Harvest Kaplankaya in May
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2022
Wellness festival Harvest Kaplankaya will return to Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey, from 11– 15 May 2022.
Auberge Resorts to manage Wildflower Farms retreat in New York's Hudson Valley
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2022
Auberge Resorts Collection has been appointed to manage Wildflower Farms, a new resort nestled on 140 secluded acres in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Emlyn Brown, Mia Kyricos and Franz Linser headlining World Spa & Wellness Convention
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2022
The 2022 World Spa and Wellness Convention will kick off this weekend, hosted from 3-4 April at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre.
Forte Village’s Acquaforte Spa receiving nature-inspired makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2022
Sardinian resort Forte Village is revealing its refreshed spa and wellness facility next month after undergoing a large-scale redevelopment programme costing €2.5m (£2.1m, US$2.8m).
Ashmira Botanica unveils TCM-inspired skincare and treatment range
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2022
British beauty and waxing brand Ashmira Botanica has launched a new skincare range to power its recently-unveiled suite of spa treatments.
Biologique Recherche unveils new Parisian institute and plans sites in LA, Rome and Shanghai
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2022
French skincare brand Biologique Recherche has opened its second urban beauty institute in Paris named Ambassade Biologique Recherche Rive Gauche.
Research: music enhances wellbeing and quality of life
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2022
Singing, listening to or playing music can improve mental wellbeing and quality of life, according to a recent research review.
TLEE Spas appoints Jeanie Klueter to spearhead design
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2022
Spa development firm TLEE Spas + Wellness has named Jeanie Klueter as its new architect and design specialist.
Phytomer rolls out refreshed marine moisturiser and full-body anti-ageing ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2022
Sustainable marine spa brand Phytomer has launched the Hydra Original Moisturising Melting Cream.
First Mandarin Oriental spa and hotel launching in Egypt in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced a management agreement to rebrand the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, marking its first foray into Egypt.
L’Occitane Group acquires Australian holistic beauty brand Grown Alchemist
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2022
International retailer and manufacturer of sustainable beauty and wellbeing products L’Occitane Group has acquired majority control in Australian skincare brand Grown Alchemist.
Hot springs industry to reunite in Hot Springs National Park this May
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
The North American thermal spa industry will come together once again on 9-12 May in Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the annual Hot Springs Connection conference.
Mud baths return to Dr Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs following extensive overhaul
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
Dr Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, the resort and spa claimed to first bring mud baths to the Californian spa town of Calistoga, has completed a multimillion-dollar restoration.
ISPA's Town Hall series to go live at 2022 Vegas conference
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) is bringing its popular virtual Town Hall Series to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, live and in-person from 2-4 May for the 2022 ISPA Conference.
ISPA's 2022 Conference schedule curated to enrich and inspire the spa industry
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
As a member-led organisation, ISPA depends upon its members to identify the most pressing issues facing industry professionals to optimise educational offerings at each ISPA event.
Increased spend on physical activity, sports bras and plant-based food show changing consumer wellness habits
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Mar 2022
Consumers’ growing interest in exercise, health and wellness have been highlighted by changes to the UK government’s inflationary measures, with sportswear and healthy food in the ascendance and participation in exercise and activity making its first-ever appearance.
Espa completes Modern Alchemy range with spa treatments inspired by the moon
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2022
British skincare and spa brand Espa has unveiled a suite of new treatments to showcase its Modern Alchemy range, first launched in 2020.
Andrew Gibson is the first guest for Medical Wellness Congress’ new online series
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2022
The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) has unveiled an online series of interviews with its speakers, sponsors and ambassadors.
Paramount’s new hotel and spa premieres in Dubai
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2022
American film and TV producer Paramount Pictures has opened the doors to its brand new hotel and spa inspired by cinema and entertainment in central Dubai.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve to debut in Costa Rica with tree-house spa and private residences
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2022
The first Ritz-Carlton location in Costa Rica will launch in 2024, situated within the 1,400-acre private club and resort community Peninsula Papagayo.
Spa Life: the best investment for you, your team and your future
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2022
Spa Life is a highly focused, live business event that brings together the country's leading wellness operators and the brands that support them for two days of networking and business development activities.
World Spa & Wellness London Convention returns to ExCeL London on 3-4 April
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2022
World Spa & Wellness London Convention is a unique opportunity for spa professionals to network and learn from industry leaders, while also developing their business skills.
Clarins develops Nutri-Lumière Revive for mature skin
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2022
In 2020, luxury French skincare, cosmetics and perfume brand Clarins launched a pro-ageing skin nutrition collection named the Nutri-Lumière range.
Banyan Tree debuts new wellness resort concept Veya in Phuket
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2022
Hospitality group Banyan Tree Group has launched a new wellbeing brand Banyan Tree Veya in response to the pandemic.
Nature-inspired Holte Spa opens, celebrating woodlands, lakes, wood fires and fresh air
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2022
The new Holte Spa has opened at the historic Swan Hotel & Spa in England's Lake District as part of a multi-million-pound investment in the property. The hotel sits on the banks of the River Leven, two miles from Lake Windermere.
Noel Asmar Group partners with WeForest to grow commitment to sustainability
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2022
The Noel Asmar Group has partnered with WeForest to continue affirming its commitment to sustainability in the textile and wellness space.
Psychedelic healing is the focus of GWI’s latest initiative
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2022
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is launching a new initiative dedicated to psychedelics and psychedelic healing.
Award-winning DJ launches Swell to bring sound wellness to spa sector
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2022
Music psychology specialist, Brian d’Souza, has launched a sound wellness business to offer transformative sound experiences to the spa, wellness and hospitality industries.
Ole Scheeren plans vertical jungle resort complex and wellness sky deck in China
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2022
German architect Ole Scheeren has won a design competition for his vision for a tropical resort complex in the beachfront city of Sanya, on the Chinese island of Hainan.
Biologique Recherche unveils Liftkiss smoothing and plumping lip treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2022
Liftkiss is a new pre-soaked lip mask developed by French skincare and spa brand Biologique Recherche.
Bannatyne Group spending £1m to realise all-encompassing health and wellbeing facility in Leeds
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2022
Plans for a new spa in Leeds have been unveiled by The Bannatyne Group as part of a £1m (€1.2m, US$1.3m) investment programme at its Cardigan Fields, Leeds health club.
Studio Apostoli begins wellness facility revamp on historic Italian spa island
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2022
Italian wellness architecture firm Studio Apostoli is on board to renovate the Terme di Grado wellness facility in the Italian spa town of Grado.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island unveils refreshed overwater spa
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2022
The Over-Water Spa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has a new look following a multi-million dollar refurbishment project by architects Yuji Yamazaki and WATG.
SKN-RG’s Evolution collection upgraded with new facial to tackle modern concerns
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2022
UK-based organic skincare and spa brand SKN-RG has unveiled a 90-minute facial treatment to showcase its Evolution Rehabilitation range.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2022
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it’s managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the research and development team.
Guerlain’s first London spa to launch at Raffles London at the OWO
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2022
Raffles' debut London property Raffles London at The OWO will be home to a brand new destination spa and health club partnered with beauty and wellness brand Guerlain and movement and nutrition specialist Pillar.
Body Boost Bed targets inflammation and provides a touchless therapy solution
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2022
The Body Boost Bed is a total body photobiomodulation light therapy (PBM) system designed for spas and aesthetic and beauty clinics.
Achieve flash beauty results with Comfort Zone's ampoule collection
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2022
Comfort Zone’s ampoule collection offers visible, clinically-proven results. Now, the range has been expanded with the Renight Bright & Smooth Ampoule.
International Sauna Association provides aid for Ukrainian refugees
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2022
Sauna Aid is a new multi-country initiative, sponsored by the International Sauna Association (ISA), providing movable sauna facilities and supportive volunteers to displaced Ukrainians fleeing their country.
Global Wellness Day 2022 will remind the world to choose joy
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2022
Global Wellness Day (GWD) headquarters has revealed #ThinkMagenta as the theme of its 2022 event scheduled for 11 June.
The emergence of luxury cica
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2022
These days cica has become a buzzword in skincare circles. A derivative of the plant centella asiatica, it’s claimed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and support the skin’s barrier function.
Tribe517 launches gender-neutral spa line
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2022
Tribe517, a UK-based natural and sustainable artisan spa brand founded by experienced holistic spa therapist Claire Caddick, has launched The ONE Collection.
Synergy – meet the first trade show 100 per cent dedicated to wellness travel
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2022
Synergy – The Retreat Show has announced the world’s very first eco-conscious trade event dedicated entirely to bringing together like-minded spa, wellness and travel experts.
Soneva Fushi to host Maldives’ first ever TEDx talk, reveals Sonu Shivdasani
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2022
The Maldives’ first-ever TEDx talk, themed around the Slow Life, is set to take place on March 19, 2022.
Peruvian eco-resort Las Qolqas taps Andean medicine to create healing spa rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2022
A brand new purpose-built eco-resort named Las Qolqas has launched in The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru.
Yon-Ka declares war on blemishes with new SOS Spot Roll-On
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2022
When it comes to imperfections, there are no rules. Pimples, excess sebum, blackheads, dilated pores, affect both teenagers and adults.
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2022
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform, an Italian wellness company, and designed A.Zeta.
Premier Software launches partnership with Wowcher and LivingSocial to drive new custom to UK spas
BY Tyler Landry | 03 Mar 2022
Premier Software, the creator of flagship business management solution, Core by Premier Software, has partnered with e-commerce platforms, Wowcher and LivingSocial
Chiva-Som’s first international outpost Zulal Wellness Resort launching in March
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Mar 2022
Established wellness resort brand Chiva-Som is preparing to operate and manage its first international location outside Thailand, named Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som.
Myzone pushes further into the workplace wellness market with Wellonomics partnership
BY Tom Walker | 01 Mar 2022
Myzone has announced a partnership with workforce wellness platform Wellonomics.
The Ranch plans first permanent retreat in Europe at Palazzo Fiuggi
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2022
US-based destination fitness and wellness retreat operator The Ranch is partnering with Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Medical Retreat in Italy to launch its first permanent international programme.
Valmont’s new Luminosity spa collection designed for the next generation of women
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2022
Swiss skincare and spa brand Valmont has launched the Luminosity line powered by plants and inspired by the luminosity of ice.
Anantara expanding China portfolio with plans for retreat in nature haven
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Feb 2022
Anantara will open its third Chinese property in ecotourism destination Anji County, in the northwestern Zhejiang Province.
From 2022, Comfort Zone products are certified plastic Neutral
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Feb 2022
Davines Group has extended its commitment to sustainability and renewed its partnership with social enterprise Plastic Bank.
Island getaway Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort launching in Santorini
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Feb 2022
New beachfront resort Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort will open its doors on the popular Greek island of Santorini as of 18 April, following a €20m (US$22.3m £16.7m) investment.
Geothermal Forest Lagoon opening in Iceland overlooking one of the country’s longest fjords
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Feb 2022
A brand new geothermal forest spa is set to launch in April near Akureyri, in Northern Iceland.
Espa unveils nutritional supplement range to help consumers embrace a wellness lifestyle
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Feb 2022
Espa has launched a line of nutritional supplements to promote beauty and wellness from the inside out.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth unveils rebranded spa offering ancestral Caribbean healing rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2022
Rosewood’s Caribbean island retreat on St. Barth has undergone an extensive four-year overhaul and rebranded its wellness facility into a Rosewood Sense spa.
bbspa_Group lands in South East Asia with bbspa_Asia branch
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2022
Global spa consultancy bbspa_Group has broadened its horizons with a new Asian branch based in Singapore.
Mayan gods, shamanism and herbalism inspire Conrad’s first destination spa in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2022
Hilton has unveiled a secluded beachfront resort named Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya in Mexico, marking Conrad’s debut in the Mexican Caribbean.
Iyashi Dôme sets industry standard for touchless infrared sauna technology
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2022
Iyashi Dôme has been an industry pioneer for 20 years and is responsible for creating the authentic Japanese long infrared sauna.
Hervé Blondel joins Glen Ivy Hot Springs following US$2.5m renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Feb 2022
Southern California wellness destination Glen Ivy Hot Springs has announced the appointment of Hervé Blondel as the property’s new general manager.
Thalion relaunches Slimming Scrub Pearls with new cocktail of marine actives
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Feb 2022
French marine skincare and spa brand Thalion has developed a new body treatment to celebrate the reformulation of its Slimming Scrub Pearls.
Global Massage Makes Me Happy and Healthy Day scheduled for March
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Feb 2022
20 March 2022 will mark Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day (MMMHH Day), hosted by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) Massage Initiative.
i-Boost offers a total beauty experience that goes beyond the surface of the skin
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Feb 2022
Developed by i-Tech Industries, i-Boost is a unique wellbeing solution based on technological innovation and customer focus.
Registration opens for SpaFest’s September gathering on Cornish coast
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2022
Annual industry event SpaFest will take place on 26-28 September 2022 at five-star eco-resort Gwel an Mor, in Cornwall, UK.
Carillon Miami announces culinary residency with two Michelin-starred chef Tristan Brandt
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2022
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is set to partner with chef Tristan Brandt to introduce a new destination restaurant at the resort in Q2.
Caudalie partners with Harvard to refresh Premier Cru line with new anti-ageing technology
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2022
Vinotherapy skincare and spa brand Caudalie has reformulated its signature Premier Cru anti- ageing line after drawing on epigenetic science via a collaboration with Harvard University
Mandarin Oriental planning first Greek property with luxury spa
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new hotel and spa in Costa Navarino, Greece, scheduled to open in Q1 2023.
Historic spa hotel's new retreat couples outdoor adventure with thermal bathing
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2022
Buxton Crescent, one of the UK’s first spa hotels, has launched a three-night retreat blending nature immersion, hiking and thermal bathing.
Six Senses to launch in UAE with coral-inspired wellness sanctuary
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2022
Six Senses will enter the UAE market in 2024 with a 61-room hotel and 162 branded residences along a private stretch of beach on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent in Dubai.
Forum HOTel&SPA speaker line up revealed for 2022 event this June
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2022
Industry figure Vladi Kovanic is gearing up to host the 14th installation of her annual industry event Forum HOTel&SPA, a high-quality conference featuring international meetings for the spa and hospitality industry.
Vaask creates discrete hand sanitation solution
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2022
Vaask, the hand hygiene company, has launched a permanent, touchless hand sanitising fixture, designed to be built into spas’ walls.
ISPA to present 2022 ISPA US Spa Industry Study findings at Las Vegas conference
BY Tim Nash | 11 Feb 2022
Year after year, International SPA Association (ISPA) members cite the wealth of research reports available to them in the ISPA Research Library as one of their most valued member benefits.
Raison d’Etre integrates sustainability into spa business training
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Feb 2022
Spa consultancy Raison d’Etre has introduced sustainability modules into its global online spa management course.
Aquaform expands experience shower range with new round-headed shower
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Feb 2022
Shower system specialist aquaform has launched a circular showerhead complete with programmable water jets, chromotherapy, aromatherapy and sound effects.
Canyon Ranch Lenox receives multimillion-dollar nature-inspired spa renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2022
Canyon Ranch Lenox Resort in Massachusetts has unveiled a freshly renovated spa designed to inspire self-discovery and lifetime wellness.
One&Only will bring Chenot Method stateside at new mountain retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2022
Lone Mountain Land Company and Kerzner International will launch the first One&Only resort and residential community in the US in 2024.
GWS unveils 2022 global wellness trends report
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched its annual trends report revealing the top 10 new trends for the year ahead in health and wellness.
Moss of the Isles announces wellness residency at The Berkeley
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2022
British spa and skincare brand Moss of the Isles has partnered with luxury five-star London hotel The Berkeley to host a three-month spa and wellness residency.
Ground-breaking research establishes best times of day to exercise
BY Tom Walker | 03 Feb 2022
An international team of scientists has carried out a study to help gauge how and why exercise performed at different times of the day can have different effects on the body. The research focused on how the body produces different health-promoting signalling molecules which have a broad impact on health, influencing sleep, memory, exercise performance and metabolic homeostasis.
Zoe Wall appointed as Kerzner's first global wellness director
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2022
Industry veteran Zoe Wall has begun a new role as global wellness director for resort developer and operator Kerzner International.
Made for Life Organics’ new collection helps guests recreate a spa at home
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2022
Skincare, spa and wellbeing brand Made for Life Organics has introduced a new range of products designed to care for the body, mind and planet.
Wellness sets sail as world’s largest cruise ship launches with onboard spa and fitness
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2022
Royal Caribbean International is preparing to launch its new 18-deck ship, Wonder of the Seas, which it claims is the world’s largest-ever cruise liner.
Premier Software collaborates with Made for Life Organics to train spas in cancer touch therapy
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2022
Premier Software, the creator of business management solution Core by Premier Software, has partnered with skincare and spa brand Made for Life Organics, to help make spas more inclusive by training staff in Cancer Touch Therapy.
MindLabs: 'makes looking after mental health as normal as going to the gym'
BY Tom Walker | 31 Jan 2022
A new mental health platform hopes to make looking after mental health "as normal as going to the gym".
Living Earth Crafts launches NuWave spa loungers
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2022
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has unveiled two new versatile, built-to-order hardwood loungers.
Raffles' first North American hotel and spa will launch in central Boston
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jan 2022
Raffles Hotels and Resorts is set to make its North American debut in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, in 2022.
Dorchester Spa introduces IV drip facility and exclusive Harley Street aesthetics treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jan 2022
The Dorchester Spa in London’s upmarket area of Mayfair has refreshed its offering with a new intravenous (IV) drip clinic and a residency with evidence-based cosmetic and aesthetic treatment specialist Dr Uliana Gout.
Esthetica introduces Tejas, a versatile spa treatment table
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jan 2022
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Esthetica has unveiled Tejas, the latest addition to the brand’s electric spa treatment tables range.
Free mindfulness subscription for English rail commuters returning to the office
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2022
English rail industry body Rail Delivery Group has launched a rewards platform to support commuters returning to work after the government has eased Covid-19 restrictions.
Pharrell Williams to launch tropical Bahamian beach resort
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2022
Multi-Grammy award-winning musician and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams is creating a beachfront resort in The Bahamas in partnership with Miami Beach-based hospitality entrepreneur David Grutman.
Premature death rates decrease the more people exercise
BY Tom Walker | 26 Jan 2022
More than 110,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year in the US if adults over the age of 40 added just 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to their daily routine, according to research.
Banyan Tree curating solar-powered wellness retreat on private Mozambican island
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2022
Asian-inspired wellness sanctuaries crafted by Banyan Tree will open on luxury private islands off the coast of Mozambique in Q4 2022.
Chiva-Som names Sandie Johannessen health and wellness director at Zulal Wellness Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2022
Chiva-Som, has announced Sandie Johannessen as the new director of health and wellness at Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the brand’s first international outpost alongside its flagship in Thailand.
2022 ISPA Conference keynotes will empower attendees to tackle challenges head-on
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2022
The 2022 ISPA Conference boasts a lineup of keynote speakers who are sure to light up the main stage for three inspiring Power Sessions from 2- 4 May at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
BC Softwear celebrates 20th-anniversary milestone
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2022
Luxury spa and hotel textile supplier BC Softwear has been in business for over 20 years and is now supplying over 10,000 customers worldwide.
Climate-neutral hotel with sea view spa to open in Sweden
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jan 2022
Hotel operator Scandic Hotels has announced plans to create a climate-neutral hotel in the northern Swedish city of Sundsvall in 2024.
How spas can make the most out of Valentine's Day, according to Verena Lasvigne
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jan 2022
“Valentine's Day should be a success both in terms of guest experience and securing success for your spa’s top and bottom line,” says Verena Lasvigne, industry figure, consultant and seasoned spa director.
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.
To inspire and inform: ISPA gears up for 2022 conference in Las Vegas
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2022
Join ISPA at its 2022 ISPA Conference where the most innovative spa products and services on the market will be showcased for motivated spa buyers from all sectors of the spa industry to explore and access.
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