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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
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
     
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Claridge’s unveils first-ever spa, inspired by Japanese temples and Zen gardens
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2022
Upmarket London hotel Claridge’s has opened the doors to a brand new subterranean spa retreat as part of a seven-year property-wide overhaul.
Sothys' reinvented Hydra line powered by four types of hyaluronic acid
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2022
French skincare and spa brand Sothys has unveiled the second generation of its Hydra line with four newly-formulated products for at-home use and a refreshed spa treatment.
Marc Cohen named Peninsula Hot Springs medical director
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Integrative medicine expert, professor Marc Cohen has been appointed as the medical director of Australian hot springs operator Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS), based in Victoria.
Roman bathing and ancient mythology inspire design for Six Senses Rome spa, opening 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Six Senses has announced its first Italian property and spa, Six Senses Rome, is on track to open in early 2023.
Anna Bjurstam, Alberto Apostoli and Andrew Gibson headlining Synergy The Retreat Show in Ibiza this October
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2022
Like-minded spa, wellness and travel experts are being invited to come together at the inaugural Synergy – The Retreat Show from 25-28 October in Ibiza.
Energy bills to be halved by UK government relief scheme
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
The UK government has announced it will cut energy bills by at least half for businesses – including spas, salons and gyms – as well as charities and public sector organisations starting from 1 October 2022.
Vinotherapy, wellness butlers and wine tasting collide as SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites launches in Argentina
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
Argentina’s first female winemaker Susana Balbo has opened her flagship hotel in the Mendoza wine region, called SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites.
Auberge Resorts unveils Halehouse Spa in California wine country, created in collaboration with TLEE Spas + Wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2022
Global spa development firm TLEE Spas + Wellness recently teamed up with Auberge Resorts Collection to realise a new 12,000sq ft spa at wellness destination resort Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection.
Tom Brady takes TB12 workout into the facilities market in deal with Wynn Las Vegas
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Sep 2022
NFL superstar, Tom Brady, is taking his digital fitness concept TB12 into the facilities market for the first time following a deal with luxury resort operator, Wynn Las Vegas.
moonbird unveils breathwork device to help users de-stress and improve sleep
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2022
According to Belgian tech startup, moonbird, using breathwork as a way to relax is growing in popularity. In light of this, the company has developed a tool to guide people through breathwork exercises intuitively, like a breathing coach in their hand.
Construction marches ahead for Saudi giga-projects Amaala and The Red Sea
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2022
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind ultra-luxury Saudi tourism destination Amaala, has now signed over 300 contracts worth more than SAR 6.62 bn (US$1.7bn, €1.7bn £1.5bn).
Whole Foods co-founder rumoured to launch chain of wellness centres and plant-based restaurants
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2022
John Mackey, co-founder and former CEO of US organic supermarket chain Whole Foods, is reportedly set to launch a new US wellness brand named Healthy America.
Biologique Recherche goes stateside and makes US debut in Los Angeles
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2022
French skincare brand Biologique Recherche has opened the doors to its flagship US destination in West Hollywood – named Ambassade Los Angeles.
Withings launches smart scale that measures body composition, vascular age and nerve health in one device
BY Frances Marcellin | 13 Sep 2022
Withings launches smart scale that measures body composition, vascular age and nerve health in one device
HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment.
Arch Amenities Group acquires Innovative Spa Management, Privai and Spa Space
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the acquisition of Innovative Spa Management, Privai and Spa Space – the latter of which it gained a majority stake.
Voya introduces lavender-infused Buoyancy Body Butter and new body wrap ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2022
Voya has launched a new body cream named the Buoyancy Body Butter to offer a nourishing skincare solution that leaves skin feeling silky soft and smooth.
Ardencote Hotel spends £1.5m refreshing spa and wellness offering
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2022
English countryside retreat Ardencote Hotel in Warwickshire has announced the completion of its £1.5m (US$1.7m, €1.7m) spa redevelopment project.
Blue Zones discoverer Dan Buettner to keynote at 2022 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2022
Dan Buettner – who identified the five places in the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives and founded Blue Zone wellness communities – has been announced as the latest keynote for the 2022 Global Wellness Summit (GWS).
Herb Kohler, executive chair of Kohler Co, dies aged 83
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2022
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has announced the death of its executive chair Herbert Vollrath Kohler Jr. The 83-year-old passed away on 3 September after dedicating 61 years of his career to the family-owned organisation.
Trelonk Wellbeing introduces plant-based wellness solutions to spa, fitness and leisure markets
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2022
Trelonk Wellbeing has begun supplying plant-based essential oil products to the spa, fitness and leisure markets to offer therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and spirit.
Great Spa Towns of Europe Association gathers for first-ever General Assembly
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2022
Members of the Great Spa Towns of Europe (GSTE) have gathered in Františkovy Lázně in the Czech Republic this week to take part in the first-ever General Assembly of the GSTE.
Treatwell completes merger with Uala
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2022
Beauty and wellness services booking platform Treatwell and salon management software Uala have merged into one entity, under the Treatwell name.
Preparations for construction of £250m Therme Manchester project get underway
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Sep 2022
Plans to start work on the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, at TraffordCity have progressed this week with preparations to clear the current site.
Historic public baths in Oslo restored by Nordic Hotels & Resorts to complete new retreat, Sommerro
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced the grand opening of its newest luxury hotel, Sommerro, located in the heart of Frogner in Oslo’s West End.
Book4Time teams up with Gantner to offer spas access control solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2022
Book4Time has recently announced a new partnership with hardware-based, access control company Gantner.
Loisium Wine and Spa Hotels unveils French retreat inspired by Champagne
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
Hospitality group Loisium Wine and Spa Hotels has opened a new four-star spa hotel perched upon a hill in France's verdant Champagne province.
Ashmira Botanica tops up skincare range with new moisturising balm
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
UK-based spa, skincare and wax brand Ashmira Botanica has launched a retail version of its professional Restore and Illuminate Rice Balm to help guests prolong the benefits of their spa treatments.
NCL’s new ship Prima debuts with luxury spa complete with first charcoal sauna and two-deck waterfall at sea
BY Frances Marcellin | 31 Aug 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has launched Norwegian Prima, the first of six new Prima Class ships that will join the fleet by 2027. The 294m-long, 20-deck-high ship has debuted with a substantial wellness offering set to raise the bar for wellness experiences at sea.
Marc Innes and Christine Clinton schedule oncology massage masterclass
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2022
Two of the industry's leading specialists in oncology massage and skincare will host a training masterclass in London, from 24 - 26 October.
Hyperice's new Core Meditation Trainer elevates mindfulness practice in spas, says Sarah McDevitt
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2022
Manufactured by Hyperice, the Core Meditation Trainer is a new handheld device which can help spa-goers find their calm and improve their focus and inner strength.
GWS calls on industry's best and brightest to enter innovation contest, sponsored by Meta
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Aug 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the focus of its third annual Call for Innovation competition: Wellness and the Metaverse.
Wim Hof Method arrives at Seaham Hall, marking launch of new workshop series
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Spa guests at five-star hotel and spa Seaham Hall in Durham, UK, are being invited to take the plunge into extreme bathing with a new workshop focused on the Wim Hof Method.
Subterranean hotel spa brought to life underneath central Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
The newly opened boutique hotel Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain in Paris is home to a new underground urban wellness escape, named Spa des Prés.
Brian Paris joins Oakworks team as senior project consultant
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Jeff Riach, Oakworks CEO, has announced the appointment of spa industry veteran Brian Paris as the company's new senior project consultant.
Zenoti shares time-saving revenue strategies for busy spa owners
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2022
Running a spa is no easy feat. In a single day, you might manage scheduling, marketing, financials, facilities and more.
Kate Moss enters wellness market with self-care brand Cosmoss
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2022
Supermodel Kate Moss has announced plans to branch into wellness with a new self-care brand named Cosmoss.
Art and spa collide as Soleum Spa and SICIS launch hand-set mosaic spa pods
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2022
Steam bath specialist Soleum Spa is collaborating with glass mosaic manufacturer SICIS to create a new line of wellbeing chambers.
SATCC’s new therapist training to help guests prevent and manage lymphoedema
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Aug 2022
The Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) is working on a new spa industry training standard for the treatment of lymphoedema.
BC SoftWear and Exclusive Hotels Collection begin recycling and repurposing discarded flip-flops
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Aug 2022
BC SoftWear, has launched a flip-flop recycling initiative to help tackle the ‘flip-flop mountain’ that sees billions of pairs thrown away every year.
Rancho Pescadero unveils first glimpses of botanical retreat and spa in Baja California
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Aug 2022
For the past four years, Mexican hotel and wellness destination Rancho Pescadero in the town of Todos Santos has been undergoing a comprehensive makeover.
ISPA presents Dedicated Contributor Award to Jennifer Wayland-Smith
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
Jennifer Wayland-Smith has been recognised by the International Spa Association (ISPA) with the 2023 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award.
The Grove’s Sequoia Spa transformed following £1.6m nature-centric revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
The Sequoia Spa, at five-star UK hotel The Grove, has been updated with new wellness facilities and a refreshed menu of treatments, following a six-month refurbishment.
Recreate the spa at home with Aromatherapy Associates' new Spa Treatment in a Box
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2022
Aromatherapy Associates has tapped its 35 years of spa experience to create a new experience kit that consumers can use to recreate a spa treatment in the comfort of their home.
Comfort Zone team walking charity marathon to tackle hygiene poverty and divert beauty industry waste
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2022
Team members from the UK branch of spa and skincare brand Comfort Zone are preparing to complete a 26-mile walk through London in September to raise money for the charity, Toiletries Amnesty.
Voya’s three new serums respond to customers' skincare needs, says Mark Walton
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2022
Voya has unveiled three new organic facial serums; Hyaluronate anti-pollution serum; Bio- retinol concentrate serum; and Vitamin C anti-oxidant serum.
Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept to arrive in California in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2022
Destination spa and wellness operator Miraval Resorts & Spas has revealed plans to open its fourth Life in Balance Spa in the US. The new facility will be located at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, California, and open in early 2023.
Chanyapak Suwankantha promoted to Chiva-Som’s director of wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2022
Integrative health and wellness resort operator Chiva-Som based in Hua Hin, Thailand, has announced the appointment of Chanyapak Suwankantha as wellness director.
Wrap Up by VP unveils new luxury silk loungewear
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2022
LA-based loungewear brand Wrap Up by VP has completed its summer collection with a selection of new silk pyjamas and robes.
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf
BY Tom Walker | 12 Aug 2022
A new open water swimming venue has been launched in the heart of Canary Wharf, London, UK – one of Europe's most prestigious office and commercial districts.
Debra Hogan joins Temple Spa senior management team
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Aug 2022
UK-based skincare and spa brand Temple Spa has announced the appointment of its new spa business development manager, Debra Hogan.
Record-breaking 140 countries to celebrate World Wellness Weekend 2022
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2022
This year’s World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, reaching over 140 countries and involving over 4,000 venues, including spas, gyms and a range of other wellness, tourism and hospitality destinations.
Voya releases Cancer Wellness Training for spa therapists
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2022
Irish marine spa and skincare brand Voya is offering a new Cancer Wellness Training Programme as part of its in-house spa Training Academy offering.
Swissline branches into body care with new Cell Shock Body collection
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Aug 2022
Swissline has drawn on its 30 years of experience in facial skincare to develop its first body care collection.
Stress-busting sound wellness treatments debut at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2022
The wild sounds of the natural world have been captured to create the Swell Room, a new sound wellness room at the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Glasgow.
Remembering Olivia Newton-John – a champion of wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2022
Actress, singer and long-term wellness advocate, Dame Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73.
Good Pharma develops plant-based beverages to optimise benefits of spa visits
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2022
Good Pharma has expanded its plant-based wellbeing-centric beverage selection with a new No Worries, Botanical, Mushroom & Jujube Seed Infusion Tea.
Smoke cleansing rituals inspire Brush Creek Ranch’s newly refreshed spa in Wyoming
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Aug 2022
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, has opened the doors to its newly renovated spa and wellness centre.
Arch Amenities Group acquires pool management and construction company
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Aug 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has acquired US-based pool construction and management company NYS Pool Management.
Soneva Soul launches London Wellness Specialist Network
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva has announced the launch of the London Wellness Specialist Network as part of its new transformative wellness concept, called Soneva Soul.
How EverySkin increased revenue by going digital with Zenoti
BY Tim Nash | 04 Aug 2022
Premium aesthetics spa brand EverySkin wanted to offer guests a modern, digital experience across their six locations – but they were struggling to find the right tools.
The Ranch shares plans for nature-centric retreat in New York’s Hudson Valley
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Aug 2022
US-based luxury health and wellness brand The Ranch is going to launch its first East Coast destination in the Lower Hudson Valley near Tuxedo Park, New York.
Fritz Lanman appointed CEO at Mindbody
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Aug 2022
Mindbody has announced that Fritz Lanman will become the company’s new CEO from 3 September 2022. He will succeed Josh McCarter who will join Mindbody’s board of directors.
Ursula Levine named head of medical services at Lanserhof at The Arts Club
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2022
Lanserhof at The Arts Club, Mayfair, London has appointed Dr Ursula Levine as the new head of medical services, effective from August 2022.
Philips partners with Nowatch to create cortisol monitor to help people control stressful 'fight or flight' response
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Aug 2022
Nowatch, a new contender in the expanding biometric fitness tracker market has developed a wearable device, in partnership with Philips, which measures cortisol levels and alerts users about their stress load up to 60 minutes in advance..
Valmont unveils V-FIRM range and spa ritual to restore skin’s firmness
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2022
Swiss spa and beauty brand Valmont has introduced the V-FIRM skincare collection and an all- new spa treatment.
Amazon gets into wellness – acquires One Medical in US$3.9bn deal
BY Frances Marcellin | 29 Jul 2022
Amazon has acquired primary healthcare organisation One Medica in a US$3.9bn deal that will see it moving further into the wellness market.
Phytomer revamps Expert Youth Cream with all-new formula, packaging and fragrance
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jul 2022
Expert Youth Wrinkle-Plumping Cream is the latest innovation to be unveiled by marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer.
Clinique La Prairie to debut in China in 2023 as part of global rollout strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2022
Swiss health and medical spa operator Clinique La Prairie (CLP) is planning to open a health resort in Anji, China, in partnership with Sunjoy Group.
Veronique Gabai taps neuroscientific research to create mood-enhancing Aroma collection
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2022
Veronique Gabai has launched the Aroma luxury perfume therapy collection to improve wellbeing.
Hyperbaric medicine specialist Shai Efrati to keynote Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2022
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has revealed that Shai Efrati, MD, a respected research scientist on hyperbaric oxygen therapy, will keynote at the 2022 conference being held in Tel Aviv from 31 October to 3 November.
Caroline Mahe-Lea to succeed Marian Harvey as Thalgo Group UK general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2022
French marine skincare brand Thalgo has named Caroline Mahe-Lea as the new general manager of its UK branch. She will step up to the role in July after Marian Harvey retires after 38 years in the position.
Comfort Zone unveils 2022 Kaleidoscope Gift collection
BY Tyler Landry | 27 Jul 2022
Nature regenerates our gaze, our soul and our skin, reminding us that experiences and moments shared with those we love become even more special and unforgettable.
London’s first floating bathing retreat receives planning permission, opening 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2022
Planning permission has been granted for a new 60-metre floating wellness barge in London, designed to offer an urban hydrotherapy retreat for city dwellers.
Minor Hotels to take Anantara brand to South America
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jul 2022
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will make its debut both in Brazil and in South America in 2025 and open the all-new Anantara Mamucabo Bahia Resort.
International Congress on Thermal Tourism returns after 11-year hiatus
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jul 2022
The International Congress on Thermal Tourism (ICTT) is returning for 2022 and taking place at Expourense in Spain, from 27-29 September 2022.
IHG expands Kimpton's European presence with wellness-centric resort in Mallorca
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jul 2022
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, has unveiled plans to open its first European resort hotel in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, later this quarter.
Tammy Pahel teams up with Patrick Fernandes to launch Alchemy Wellness Resorts
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jul 2022
Alchemy Wellness Resorts is a new hospitality and wellness management company spearheaded by Tammy Pahel and Patrick Fernandes.
Devin Consulting promotes Colin Dougall to managing director
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jul 2022
Devin Consulting, one of the UK’s largest independent pool and spa engineering consultancies, has appointed Colin Dougall as managing director.
Daniel Thwaites and Temple Spa strike up new partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jul 2022
UK hotel collection Daniel Thwaites has refreshed spa menus at select properties thanks to a new partnership with Temple Spa.
Teresa O’Farrell named Dorchester Collection’s global head of wellness and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2022
Luxury hotel group Dorchester Collection has announced the appointment of Teresa O’Farrell as global head of wellness and spa, effective immediately.
Essence nose rings make aromatherapy available anytime, anywhere, says Michael DeLeeuw
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2022
Essence has introduced a nasal diffuser product to the spa, hospitality and healthcare markets designed to enhance wellbeing in a variety of settings.
All change at Six Senses New York
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2022
Faena Group is rumoured to be gearing up to open a property in New York, replacing Six Senses as hotel operator in the One High Line mixed-use development.
New clinical wellness resort brand to debut in India, following 8bn rupee investment
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2022
Kerala, India, has been selected as the location for the first-ever Tulah property – the brand new clinical wellness brand spearheaded by UAE-based KEF Holdings (KEF)*.
Therabody introduces its first facial health device, the TheraFace PRO
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2022
Percussive therapy tech company Therabody has introduced the TheraFace PRO to offer the ‘ultimate portable facial health device’ for professional use in spas and by consumers at home.
G.M.Collin develops Nutritive Cream to quench dry skin
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2022
Canada-based global spa and skincare brand G.M.Collin has created a new solution to meet the needs of the driest skin types.
Bulgari sets sights on Maldives with plans for new high-end hotel and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2022
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open its first resort in the Maldives in 2025.
Patrizia Bortolin and Stefano Battaglia spearhead launch of Glowing Flow Wellness Specialists
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2022
Italian wellness professionals Patrizia Bortolin and Stefano Battaglia have launched a new spa and wellness consultancy, named Glowing Flow Wellness Specialists (Glowing Flow).
From fitness explorers to wellness lovers, Club Intel report identifies key gym-going personas
BY Frances Marcellin | 12 Jul 2022
A new report – Optimising personalisation using fitness personas – which defines four key gym-goer types has been released by insight firm Club Intel.
Ritz-Carlton Spas unveil new wellness journeys created in collaboration with ESPA
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jul 2022
Global spa brand ESPA has produced exclusive wellness programming, named Meaningful Wellness Journeys, for select Ritz-Carlton hotel spas across the globe.
Clarins conducts major rebrand of myBlend range and plans to open dedicated myBlend spa in Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jul 2022
Clarins has rebooted its personalised skincare range – called myBlend – with new products, spa treatments and technology, after it launched in its first guise in 2007.
Nordic wilderness inspires new spa at Scandic Hotels’ largest-ever hotel
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2022
Scandic Hotels’ latest property Scandic Spectrum is now open, a lively new hotel in Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen.
Lanserhof Sylt suspends new arrivals, citing operational issues
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2022
Lanserhof Sylt, Lanserhof Group’s new health retreat in Germany, has temporarily suspended new arrivals.
Gharieni launches RLX Aurasens Experience Lounger to engage the senses
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2022
The RLX Aurasens Experience Lounger is the latest launch from spa and wellness equipment supplier Gharieni Group.
Gibson, Gaitanos, Johannessen and Apostoli keynote first-ever Medical Wellness Congress
BY Jane Kitchen | 07 Jul 2022
The first edition of the Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) took place last week at St Martin’s Lodge & Spa Hotel in Austria, with approximately 100 people attending from across the spa, medical, aesthetic and wellness industries.
Virgin Active opens at Milan’s sleek new Bocconi University
BY Frances Marcellin | 06 Jul 2022
Virgin Active and Myrtha Wellness have joined forces to provide a new sports and wellness centre at Milan’s Bocconi University. The building has been designed by Pritzker-prize winning architects architects SANAA, renowned for creating iconic constructions such as the New Contemporary Art Museum building in Manhattan and the Christian Dior building in Tokyo.
How can the wellness industry attract Gen Z consumers?
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jul 2022
Generation Z (Gen Z) has been cited as the next big generation of consumers that the wellness industry needs to target, but how should spas appeal to their new lifestyle which is more ‘switched on’ and ‘fast-paced’ than previous generations?
Rehegoo launches licence-free music streaming with emerging music artists
BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Jul 2022
Music service provider Rehegoo (pronounced Reh-air-go) has launched a streaming service for health clubs, gyms, studios, spas and other businesses that need to play music in a physical space.
Belmond Hotels and Dior celebrate La Dolce Vita with pop-up spas in Portofino
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2022
Belmond Hotels has partnered with Dior for an exclusive new wellness experience in the gardens of its luxury hotel in Portofino, named Splendido, A Belmond Hotel.
Seed To Skin launches Fermen’tonic to balance skin microbiota
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jul 2022
Ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed To Skin has unveiled Fermen’tonic; a new multipurpose fermented toner.
‘Gratitude reduces stress’ finds new study
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jun 2022
A recent research study has found that gratitude between team members can improve their performance in high-stress situations.
Stephan Wagner announces launch of Saudi Arabian Wellness Association
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2022
AlMaarefa University has announced the launch of the Saudi Arabian Wellness Association (SAWA), a new industry body established to promote, educate and develop the wellness sector in Saudi Arabia.
Comfort Zone reformulates its sunscreens to prevent them from damaging the oceans
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2022
Comfort Zone’s R&D laboratory has reformulated its Sun Soul range of sunscreens to ensure it’s at the forefront of effective anti-ageing sun care, while also being sustainable.
Mandarin Oriental ramps up fitness offering with Intelligent Movement programme
BY Frances Marcellin | 28 Jun 2022
Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has launched a new brand called Intelligent Movement to deliver fitness and wellbeing interventions to guests. The aim of the programme is to help them overcome the impact of a modern, sedentary lifestyle.
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.
Biologique Recherche draws on 45 years of expertise to expand solar skincare line
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jun 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.
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.
Zenoti’s top three strategies to maximise your spa’s social media presence
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2022
Social media is an integral part of our lives, with US adults spending 95 minutes on social media each day. For spas, social networks dominated by photos and videos – such as Facebook and Instagram – are ideal destinations to showcase your brand and picture-perfect services.
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.
Horwood House Hotel receives new Matrix Fitness gym and spa after £6m refurb
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2022
Over the last two years, Horwood House Hotel has undergone a £6m refurbishment which has seen it upgraded with a brand new spa and leisure facilities, including an 800sq ft gym installed with top of the range Matrix Fitness cardio and strength equipment.
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.
Wildflowers and bees inspire Yon-Ka’s 2022 limited edition cult product
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2022
Sixty-eight years after it was founded, Yon-Ka remains an independent, family-run French cosmetics and spa company.
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.
Take your spa to the next level with Spa Supply Solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2022
Spa Supply Solutions has established itself as a global leader in procurement and supply for the wellness and spa industry by providing the most comprehensive services available on the market to the finest spa, leisure and beauty destinations across the world.
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.
Medical Wellness Congress interviews speakers ahead of June conference
BY Tyler Landry | 27 May 2022
The team behind the Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is continuing with its online series of interviews with its renowned speakers, sponsors and ambassadors on board for the event on 27-28 June at Saint Martin’s Therme & Lodge, located in Austria near Vienna.
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.
Comfort Zone’s new Sun soul, safe for the skin and the ocean
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2022
The new Comfort Zone Sun Soul range has been completely reformulated to be at the forefront of anti-ageing, sustainable sun care.
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.
Book4Time saves time and simplifies complex operations for Awana Spa at Resorts World Las Vegas
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2022
Las Vegas’ vast new integrated mega-resort called Resorts World Las Vegas recently launched its 26,000sq ft wellness facility called Awana Spa & Wellness.
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.
Spa Life UK: Inspiring the wellness community through education and networking
BY Megan Whitby | 20 May 2022
The Spa Life Conference is an integral part of the highly successful Spa Life UK Convention, taking place between 20 – 21 June at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel, in Cirencester.
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.
How Massage Green Spa adopted the right technology to drive sales and unify more than 100 locations
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2022
Affordable luxury brand Massage Green Spa lacked a centralised view of its growing, widespread operations. With the brand evolving, the head office needed a way to easily coordinate operations across spas and drive revenue consistently.
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.
How can snow therapy enhance fitness and wellness experiences?
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2022
Incorporating a SnowRoom into your spa or fitness studio is a tried and tested business decision which will not only provide a wealth of health benefits for guests but also leave them speechless after experiencing an unforgettable wellness experience.
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.
Hot topic: menopause… and its link to ageing skin
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2022
What used to be a taboo subject has recently emerged as a topic openly discussed everywhere from the doctor’s office to the dinner table.
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.
Durability, comfort and sustainability, presenting Esthetica’s Mani Pedi Chair
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2022
Esthetica is committed to applying its expertise, integrity and innovation to craft top- quality massage tables and other spa furniture ranges for spa and wellness centres across the globe.
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.
HydraFacial opens its doors to London Flagship
BY Tyler Landry | 13 Apr 2022
With a mission to drive consumer awareness, Hydrafacial, the advanced aesthetic technology company, now has a permanent home in the heart of central London.
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).
Professional skincare and haircare products by Urb’n Nature
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2022
Urb’n Nature is known for supporting healthy, radiant and supple skin through its eco- conscious cruelty-free spa products – free from silicone, microplastics, synthetic preservatives and fragrances.
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.