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19 Oct 2004
Spa and resort operator Six Senses is in negotiations to establish a luxury spa near the Great Wall of China in order to tap into the country's lucrative health tourism market. If negotiations are sucessful, ... More
06 Oct 2004
The Nutfield Priory country house hotel in Surrey, England, has opened its exclusive, crystal-themed spa facility this week. The £450,000 spa has seven treatment rooms and a double treatment suite, which has its own steam ... More
06 Oct 2004
The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) has announced it is to be directly funded for further education and, as part of its continued curriculum expansion, has launched a series of new health and beauty ... More
05 Oct 2004
Zen Lifestyle spa in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to open a new site in the city at Teviot Place in late October. Featuring five treatment rooms – two on the ground floor and three in the ... More
05 Oct 2004
Grimshaw, the architectural group that designed the much-delayed £36m Bath Thermae Spa project in the UK, has angrily refuted claims that it is responsible for the latest problems to beset the site. The architects responded ... More
05 Oct 2004
Amida Racquets and Fitness Spa in Twickenham, UK, has launched a range of day spa memberships to encourage its current day spa guests to use the facilities regularly throughout the year. The Silver, Gold and ... More
01 Oct 2004
The third phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force today and means the UK’s 10 million disabled people now have greater rights on the high street and in the workplace. The new ... More
30 Sep 2004
Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, will boast the largest spa facility in the country when it reopens the Spa at Millbrook next month (October). The original Spa at Millbrook, which opened in December 2001, ... More
28 Sep 2004
The Vineyard Hotel near Cape Town, South Africa, will add a spa to its facilities for the busy winter season. Located in the Newlands district, the Vineyard’s Angsana Spa will open in December 2004 and ... More
16 Sep 2004
The Japanese spa industry is recovering from revelations that the water at many of the country’s most celebrated onsen – or Japanese hot spas – is in fact nothing more than warmed up tap water. ... More
16 Sep 2004
Cairo’s largest spa, the Daniela Steiner Spa and Wellness Centre, opened at the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza hotel in Egypt last month. Managed by Daniela Steiner, the spa has 15 treatment rooms – including ... More
06 Sep 2004
Marriott International announced it has obtained the management contract of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. The resort was acquired by the CNL Hotels & Resorts in April 2004 from KSL Recreation ... More
02 Sep 2004
The Six Senses spa at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives is offering three, week-long retreat packages this autumn, all led by celebrity therapists. Internationally acclaimed pilates and gyrotonix expert Behsat Ahmet will kick ... More
01 Sep 2004
Spa operator Champneys Health Resort Group has parted company with product supplier Decléor after a 20-year association. The operator said the decision was made following the introduction of its new Health and Beauty Collection. A ... More
19 Aug 2004
Sansha Ayurveda, the Indian Ayurvedic health spa operator, is looking for partners to introduce the brand to existing spas and health facilities throughout Europe. Director Paawan Munjal said the company was in serious discussions with ... More
10 Aug 2004
UK-based spa brand, Elemis, has launched a new signature treatment called Bajan Bliss which has been exclusively designed for the Té Spa at Villa Nova in Barbados. Bajan Bliss was inspired by the culture of ... More
10 Aug 2004
A privately-owned spa situated outside Moate in Ireland has been awarded over 700,000 euros in grant aid under Failte Ireland’s Tourism Product Development Scheme. Temple Health Spa, which is situated in Horseleap, will use the ... More
10 Aug 2004
The Radisson Edwardian hotel at the former Free Trade Hall site in Manchester has launched its luxury spa and health club. The Sienna Spa & Health Club has five treatment rooms and is operated by ... More
27 Jul 2004
A new 9,000sq ft spa is planned as part of the Laterra residential development at Florida’s World Golf Village in the US. Designed by Robert D Henry Architects of New York, the PGA Tour Spa ... More
27 Jul 2004
UK-based architects, Reardon Smith, have secured all statutory approvals to turn a 15th century Italian convent into a luxury resort spa. Situated in the southern Italian town of Amalfi, the property, called Santa Rosa, is ... More
     
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Approachable luxury, authenticity and local flavours inspire new hotel and spa brand Appellation
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2022
A new collection of urban retreats focused on food, wellness, local produce and authenticity are set to launch across the west coast of the US in the next 10 years.
Carbon-neutral brand KAEA Skincare launching first spa at Villars Palace Hotel in Swiss Alps
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Dec 2022
Botanical spa and skincare company KAEĀ Skincare will launch its first branded spa at Switzerland's Villars Palace Hotel on 10 December 2022.
Treatwell beauty and wellness appointments now bookable on Apple Maps
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Dec 2022
Online beauty and wellness booking company Treatwell has recently partnered with Apple Maps to allow its users to easily book appointments directly within the mobile app.
Brain upgrade app launches to reduce Alzheimer’s risk
BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Dec 2022
The Food for the Brain Foundation has released a new app, Cognition, which it claims can help people cut their risk of Alzheimer’s by half.
Kerzner’s fitness-centric hotel brand Siro to debut inside towering Dubai development
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2022
Resort developer and operator Kerzner International has announced its new wellbeing- and fitness-centric hospitality brand Siro is launching in Dubai in Q4 of 2023.
Natura Bissé launches next generation of Diamond Extreme Cream
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2022
Two decades after the launch of Natura Bissé’s Diamond Extreme Cream, the Barcelona-based spa and skincare brand has reformulated its signature anti-ageing solution.
Arch Amenities Group announces acquisition of Hutchinson Consulting
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2022
Hutchinson Consulting has been acquired by Arch Amenities Group (AAG), a global provider of hospitality management and consulting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels, spas, private clubs and recreational spaces.
Spas can recreate alpine winter scenes with TechnoAlpin’s new cascading snow shower
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Dec 2022
Italy-based snow room specialist TechnoAlpin has introduced a new cold therapy device that mimics a delicate snow flurry, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Sony unlocks the metaverse with the launch of Mocopi sensors for avatar creation
BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Dec 2022
Sony has announced that it will be releasing a motion-tracking product called Mocopi in January that looks set to accelerate the services fitness and wellness and also entertainment and attractions companies can provide in the metaverse.
Ozone therapy, IV infusions and cancer screening coming to Kamalaya Koh Samui in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2022
As of January 2023, integrative health will be top of the menu at holistic wellness destination Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand, following the launch of its new integrative health facility, Longevity House.
Lumen expands metabolic health platform and preventative healthcare mission
BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Dec 2022
Lumen, a health tech company that analyses people’s metabolism based on the CO2 and oxygen in their breath, has raised US$62m in Series B funding. The round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with participating investors including, Hanwha Group, Resolute Ventures, RiverPark Ventures, Unorthodox Ventures, Almeda Capital and Disruptive VC.
Germaine de Capuccini rolls out debut hydration range Timexpert Hydraluronic plus all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2022
Spanish spa and skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini has expanded its collection with its first hydration-centric range, Timexpert Hydraluronic.
Wooden skyscraper hotel in Swedish Lapland has rooftop Vana spa
BY Liz Terry | 03 Dec 2022
The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has opened at the birthplace of cross-country skiing, Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland, with the property's rooftop Vana Spa giving spectacular views over the city.
GWI partners with Therme Group to bring UK wellness research to Geography of Wellness platform
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2022
Industry research and educational organisation the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced that the UK is the latest country to be highlighted on its new Geography of Wellness microsite.
Hydrafacial’s Andrew Stanleick star-struck by JLO partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2022
Hydrafacial has gained star status by teaming up with JLo Beauty for its new skincare booster.
Aescape secures US$30m in series A funding to bring AI massage tables to US market in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Nov 2022
Aescape, a tech company building automated, data-driven massage tables that mimic human touch, has announced a US$30m (£24.9m, €28.9m) Series A funding round.
Fairmont Windsor Park wellness retreat crowned UK’s Best New Spa at Good Spa Guide awards
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
Fairmont Spa & Wellness, Windsor Park, has been named the UK’s Best New Spa in the Good Spa Guide’s 7th annual regional awards.
One Spa World extends spa and wellness operations contract with Norwegian Cruise Line
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
Cruise ship and resort operator One Spa World (OSW) has entered into a new agreement with US-based golbal cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
TAC launches vending machines to help spas digitise guest access and payment
BY Katie Barnes | 29 Nov 2022
Customers can now check into a spa, pay for extras and check out again without having to bother staff or carry cash, thanks to The Assistant Company’s (TAC) latest launch.
East Cape Futures Forum to emphasise the importance of regenerative tourism and development
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
A new regenerative tourism and development conference will take place at Palmas de Cortez Hotel Los Barriles in Baja California Sur, Mexico, from 5-8 December 2022.
Banyan Tree to expand Mexico portfolio with two new Veya wellness resorts
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
Banyan Tree Group will expand its Mexican portfolio in 2025 with the opening of a new tropical wellness retreat in the country’s Bacalar Lagoon region, located in the southern part of Quintana Roo.
Temple Spa unveils Spread Your Wings And Fly retail collection for 2022 festive season
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
Temple Spa has created a distinctively-designed retail collection inspired by feathers for the 2022 festive season.
CIDESCO International and Wellness for Cancer create Oncology Wellness Diploma
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Nov 2022
Leading spa and beauty organisation CIDESCO International has partnered with cancer education charity Wellness for Cancer to launch a new global qualification.
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years
BY Frances Marcellin | 25 Nov 2022
José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to make an 850-strong network.
New travel-size Spongellé buffers help guests create spa experience at home or on-the-go
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Nov 2022
Spongellé founder and CEO Elaine Binder – an internationally trained perfumer – has expanded her company’s collection of fragrant body wash-infused buffers.
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days of 2022, marking the start of this year’s Christmas shopping season. Now extending into ‘cyber week’ and finishing on Cyber Monday, it's a time when shops and companies offer significant discounts on their products.
BC SoftWear secures deal with Qatari distributor Iris Be You Beauty Trading
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2022
Spa and hotel textiles supplier BC SoftWear has entered a new partnership with Iris Be You Beauty Trading in Qatar.
Therme Group plans US$200m urban wellbeing resort in South Korea
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2022
Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has partnered with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to create a year-round wellbeing destination in the South Korean city of Incheon.
de Mamiel introduces bioactiveFatigue Fix serum for stress-induced dullness
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2022
British spa brand de Mamiel has introduced the Fatigue Fix serum for skin affected by external aggressors such as UV, pollution, poor lifestyle habits and lack of sleep.
Raffaella Dallarda launches new book showcasing best of Italian spa culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2022
Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa culture and highlighting the country’s top spa and wellness destinations.
Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Nov 2022
A new hot springs facility and day spa destination has opened in Victoria, Australia, complete with a 3,500sq m two-level spa and 31 thermal pools.
Crerar Hotels launches private apprenticeships for budding spa therapists
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Nov 2022
Scottish hotel group Crerar Hotels has unveiled a new spa therapist apprenticeship programme in a bid to help boost recruitment following its ongoing spa investment across its portfolio.
New study investigating leadership in global health and wellbeing industries launched by Wisdom Works
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Nov 2022
Wisdom Works Group (WWG) has launched a study into leadership across the global wellness economy, as well as the adjacent industries of healthcare and human potential and development.
New CryoLounge+ chair offers 'comfortable cold' experience
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 Nov 2022
WellnessSpace Brands, recently rebranded from HydroMassage, has opened pre-orders for its CryoLounge+ chair – a new hot and cold therapy and compression solution for wellness and fitness facilities.
Oslo’s historic public baths brought back to life as Sommerro unveils urban wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, has announced the grand opening of its wellness space Vestkantbadet to guests, locals and members.
Thermea Spa Village | Whitby served with $5m lawsuit by customers affected by staph outbreak
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2022
On 6 October 2022, thermal spa operator Groupe Nordik opened one of North America's biggest spas in Ontario after a 10-year project. More than a month later, the new Thermea Spa Village | Whitby has been served with a civil lawsuit following a staphylococcus (or staph) outbreak in its saltwater pool.
SHA Wellness founder launches global real estate development firm, AB Living Group
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
Alfredo Bataller, founder of established Spanish destination spa Sha Wellness Clinic (SHA) has launched a real estate development firm called called AB Living Group (AB Living).
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto Apostoli of Studio Apostoli.
First glimpses revealed of flagship Blue Zones Centre in Miami
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2022
The first Blue Zones Center is set to launch in Miami, Florida, and showcase the next generation of longevity medicine.
Health and wellbeing are in retreat, stalling the UK’s economy says former Bank of England economist
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
The declining health of Britons is stalling the nation’s economic growth. This is the key message from Andy Haldane, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and former chief economist at the Bank of England, who spoke at The Health Foundation thinktank's annual Real challenge lecture.
Amra Skincare uses 24kt gold, pearls and caviar to create new spa treatments for Bürgenstock Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Nov 2022
Situated high above Switzerland’s famous Lake Lucerne, Bürgenstock Resort’s high-end Alpine Spa has introduced a new partnership with luxury skincare and spa brand Amra Skincare.
Arizona’s iconic Mii amo resort relaunching in 2023 following US$40m revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
US destination spa Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona, is due to reopen on 2 February 2023 with all- new facilities after undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion project.
Ishga’s Muscle Recovery Oil now available in retail size following customer demand
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
ishga, a skincare and spa brand specialising in organic seaweed products, has unveiled a retail version of its professional Muscle Recovery Oil to soothe tired muscles.
Arch Amenities Group names new senior VP of spa and CFO to support expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2022
Arch Amenities Group* (AAG) has expanded its executive team and appointed Susan Grey and Todd Ertel to join its ranks.
Gen Z are 20% more likely to use employee wellness packages
BY Frances Marcellin | 09 Nov 2022
Corporate wellbeing platform Gympass has released a new report called the State of Work-Life Wellness.
AI-powered robotic manicures launching at US airport spas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Nov 2022
Global health and wellness holding company XWell has partnered with Clockwork to launch AI- driven robot manicures in select US XpresSpa airport spas.
LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare achieves Kind To Biome certification and appoints Michael Tompkins as board advisor
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Nov 2022
Florida-based LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare is the first probiotic skincare company to be Kind To Biome certified.
Chiara Ronchini named new secretary general of Great Spa Towns of Europe Association
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
The Great Spa Towns of Europe Association (GSTEA) has announced the appointment of Chiara Ronchini as its new secretary general, effective from 13 February 2023.
New desert wellness oasis in California as Sensei Porcupine Creek opens its doors
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
Destination wellness brand Sensei has opened the doors to its second retreat, Sensei Porcupine Creek, in Rancho Mirage, California.
Langham's latest Chuan Spa opens inside crystalline jewel tower on Australia’s Gold Coast
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Nov 2022
Langham Hospitality Group has launched its third Chuan Spa destination in Australia, following the opening of its new Gold Coast property and set of residences.
Japanese forest bathing tradition inspires Kohler’s new Stillness Bath
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Nov 2022
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has developed a new multi-sensory bathing product called the Stillness Bath.
Sue Harmsworth awarded Leading Woman in Wellness
BY Liz Terry | 04 Nov 2022
Sue Harmsworth, founder of ESPA and 50-year veteran of the spa and wellness and beauty industry, has been presented with the 2022 Leading Woman in Wellness award. The accolade, given by the Global Wellness Institute, was presented at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv.
Wellness gets wild as Six Senses plans debut African property overlooking wildlife haven
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel, spa and resort operator Six Senses is set to open its first property in Africa in 2025. The location will front Princess Elizabeth Island on the approach to Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
Spending on wellness linked to happiness and greater longevity says new GWI report
BY Katie Barnes | 01 Nov 2022
For every US$800 (€806, £694) annual increase in people’s wellness expenditures, happiness levels rise by 7 per cent and life expectancy goes up by 1.26 years, according to a study released today (1 November) by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Borgobrufa Spa Resort wellness area doubles in size following major extension
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2022
Located in Italy’s verdant region of Umbria, the spa at Borgobrufa Spa Resort has begun a new chapter following a major extension and redesign of its existing spaces.
Idaho’s Schweitzer ski resort to gain alpine spa focused on recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2022
Schweitzer, the largest ski resort in Washington and Idaho, is set to add wellness to the menu after announcing plans to open a brand-new spa.
CIDESCO introduces sustainability guide for spas and salons
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2022
Beauty and spa therapy educational organisation CIDESCO International has launched its Expert Guide to the Sustainable Salon & Spa in a bid to make both the wellness and beauty sectors more sustainable.
Noel Asmar Uniforms launches medical scrubs line
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2022
Known for shaking up the spa industry with its fashionable yet practical therapist wear, Noel Asmar Uniforms is now entering the medi-spa and healthcare domain with the launch of its Asmar Scrubs collection.
WTA’s 2022 International Wellness Tourism Conference rescheduled for November
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2022
The second annual International Wellness Tourism Conference has been postponed to 29-30 November 2022, following Hurricane Fiona.
OTS Pulse means better customer service and investment optimisation, says CEO Ramon Gabikagogeaskoa
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2022
Whether going to the spa or gym, customers need to know that their belongings are secure – and, following the pandemic, the more contactless the process, the better.
Babylonstoren's nature-centric wellness retreat in South Africa receives new Hot Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Babylonstoren, a historic converted Cape Dutch farm estate with a boutique hotel, spa and winery in South Africa’s Franschhoek valley, has launched a brand new Hot Spa.
The ultimate “insurance policy” lies in LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare’s technology
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Similar to the CBD movement, the probiotic skincare category is loaded with misinformation, and due to its infancy, new findings come out daily. For example, very few brands are delivering true live and active cultures in their formulas.
Three ways to improve spa staff performance and retention, by Zenoti
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2022
Finding and retaining talent is a common challenge for spas.
Canyon Ranch preps for major expansion with new destinations in Austin, Fort Worth and Houston
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2022
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is set to strengthen its portfolio with two new urban clubs and a brand-new destination resort in Texas.
Have you missed a marketing opportunity?
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2022
Spa owners are often reactive in their marketing efforts. They create campaigns to rev up business, or to introduce a new product or service.
Global Wellness Summit releases full agenda for 2022 event
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
The complete agenda for the 2022 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel, is now live.
Olympus Real Estate to restore Murrieta Hot Springs to former glory following US$50m investment
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
California’s historic Murrieta Hot Springs has been purchased for US$50m (€51m, £44.4m) by Olympus Real Estate Group, a real estate investment and development firm with plans to renovate and preserve the 46-acre property as a hot springs wellness resort and day spa.
WHO reveals shocking US$300bn inactivity timebomb
BY Frances Marcellin | 19 Oct 2022
A new report from The World Health Organization (WHO), called Global Status Report on Physical Activity 2022, has revealed that physical inactivity between 2020 and 2030 will result in almost 500m people developing a preventable, non-communicable disease (NCD), at a cost of US$300bn, if governments do not act urgently.
Canyon Ranch and Seed to Skin announce new partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
Ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin Tuscany has struck up a new spa partnership with Canyon Ranch.
Gharieni Group expands operations and acquires Bentlon
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2022
Spa, beauty, wellness and medical equipment supplier Gharieni Group has completed the acquisition of established Dutch beauty equipment manufacturer Bentlon.
Life Time opens its doors to 16.5-acre wellness village in Las Vegas
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 Oct 2022
US-based health, fitness and racquets club Life Time has opened a combined residential and health club resort in Green Valley, Las Vegas.
Women who exercise pass health benefits to grandchildren finds Harvard research
BY Tom Walker | 17 Oct 2022
The physical activity a woman does before child-bearing etches itself into her cells in ways that mean the benefits of exercise can be passed on to later generations, including children and grandchildren – even if these younger generations do not actually exercise themselves.
Design for Leisure launches event sauna services and sauna aufguss training for US and UK markets
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2022
Hydrothermal spa and wellness specialist Design for Leisure (DFL) has unveiled a new Event Sauna Services programme in a bid to better accommodate the growing demand for European- style communal, social sauna experiences in the US and UK.
Climate change is spa and wellness industry's biggest threat, says Thierry Mallaret
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2022
A global pandemic, a war in Ukraine and the repercussions of climate change are just three of a raft of factors affecting the global economy in 2022.
Global survey launches to establish spa salary benchmarks
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
A new survey has been launched to review shifts in wages and employment in the global spa industry.
How QQ Nails & Spa recovered lost guests with ease
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
Have you ever wondered how many spa guests haven’t re-visited in three, six or 12 months? If you haven’t taken note, you should.
Sothys makes UK hotel spa debut, partners with Sofitel London St James
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2022
The five-star Sofitel London St James hotel has announced a new partnership with French spa and skincare brand Sothys.
Healthy City Design Congress 2022 kicks off in London
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2022
The Healthy City Design 2022 (HCD 2022) International Congress & Exhibition is being hosted in London to provide a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.
Lefay appointed to manage Aminona Resort and Spa in Crans-Montana, Switzerland
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2022
Eco-spa resort operator Lefay Resorts & Residences has been appointed by developer Aminona Luxury Resort and Village SA (ALRV) to manage its new luxury spa resort located in Crans- Montana, Switzerland.
Safyie Reid Jean-Pierre is new spa director of Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is under new leadership with the appointment of Safyie Reid Jean-Pierre as spa director.
Daniel Thwaites Spa Academy launches to help build skilled spa workforce and strengthen industry’s future
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2022
The Daniel Thwaites Spa Group has announced the launch of The Spa Academy, a training initiative designed to help combat the spa industry’s recruitment crisis and low staff retention rates.
The Ritz Paris spa receives floral-inspired makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2022
High-end French hotel The Ritz Paris has reopened the doors to its spa following a comprehensive overhaul and redesign.
Dubai's US$5bn luxury 'moon resort' to feature low-gravity walks and spa
BY Tom Walker | 06 Oct 2022
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a Moon-themed luxury resort in Dubai, UAE.
Comfort Zone bolsters anti-ageing Sublime Skin line with new serum and face cream
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2022
Sustainable skincare and spa brand Comfort Zone has unveiled a duo of new products; the Sublime Skin Neck and Decollete Fluid and the Sublime Skin Rich Cream.
Nerio Alessandri to be honoured with 2023 ISPA Visionary Award
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has named Technogym CEO and founder Nerio Alessandri as the 2023 ISPA Visionary Award winner.
Step into the world of HydraFacial for unparalleled skin health results
BY Tim Nash | 05 Oct 2022
So, you’ve heard of HydraFacial, but what is it? One 30-minute treatment, three powerful steps and a guaranteed opportunity to achieve some of the best skin results you’ll ever experience.
Historic number of winners crowned at 2022 Aufguss World Championships
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Oct 2022
From 12-17 September, the world’s top aufguss masters gathered in the Netherlands to celebrate the power of sauna and participate in the annual Aufguss World Championship.
Vinoble Cosmetics develops Pure vegan skincare line fuelled by grape antioxidants
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Oct 2022
Austrian spa and skincare brand Vinoble Cosmetic has unveiled its new vegan vinotherapy skincare collection, Pure, designed for skin with special requirements.
Magleby Development unveils plans for family-friendly Utah wellness community, Velvære
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2022
Work has begun on a new 60-acre wellness community in Utah, adjacent to Park City’s Deer Valley ski resort.
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2022
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and hospitality environments.
Mountain wildflowers underpin spa rituals at newly-launched Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 2022
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has unveiled its new Swiss destination Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, after an extensive renovation of one of the city’s Belle Epoque era landmarks.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Sep 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 & Development team.
First person: Thoughtful luxury
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Susie Ellis shares her thoughts on her Lanserhof Sylt experience
New opening: Helvetia
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We dive into ancient Roman bathing traditions at the recently opened urban wellness spa in Florence, Italy
Minor Hotels and VLCC unveil medical wellness centre at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2022
Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand has introduced a new medical wellness centre in partnership with VLCC, an India-based beauty and wellness operator with a strong presence across Asia.
Sublime Skin by Comfort Zone: the natural anti-ageing solution
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2022
As we age, our necklines become more visible due to the progressive loss of tone. In order to correct and prevent further structural damage, it’s important to find targeted solutions just like we do for our faces
Editor's letter: Salus per natura
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Although great buildings lie at the heart of the spa and wellness experience, operators are turning to nature to deliver healing journeys, says Liz Terry
Spa People: Thierry Malleret
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We talk to the economist behind Monthly Barometer about key trends emerging in the wellness sector, such as a greater connection with nature
Spa People: Verena Lasvigne
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The founder of VLF Spa Consulting shares her learnings from a career running spas on three continents
Spa People: Kim Weller
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The wellbeing director of Banyan Tree tells us about the rollout of the company's new brand, Veya – for mind/body wellness
New opening: Loisium Spa
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
A look at the new luxurious spa situated at the heart of France's celebrated Champagne region
Interview: Neil Jacobs
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The CEO of Six Senses talks about creating an eco-system around the brand to deliver hotels, clubs, residential, offices and resorts
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Beauty, ethics & regeneration
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Comfort Zone has partnered with the famous Rodale Institute to support soil health, biodiversity protection and decarbonisation through regenerative organic agriculture
Project preview: Next gen wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We take our first look at Tulah, the new clinical wellness retreat brand about to make its debut in Kerala, India, and speak to its CEO
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Get inspired by the latest wellness treatments, programmes and services
Sponsored: GM Collin: A passion for innovation
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Continuous R&D and evaluation is the foundation of GM Collin’s approach to creating effective skincare products
ISPA Research: Rate of recovery
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Russell Donaldson digs deeper into ISPA's 2022 US Spa Industry Study and considers the industry's resurgence since the end of pandemic lockdowns
Sponsored: Gharieni: Delivering results
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Innovation is the hallmark of Gharieni experiences, meeting the rapidly evolving needs of wellness seekers within the spa and wellness environment
New opening: Lanserhof Sylt
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Lisa Starr reports on the industry's eagerly awaited wellness experience – nestled within sand dunes on the German island of Sylt
Healing: Emotional rescue
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
As people increasingly seek support for their emotional wellbeing, Jane Kitchen talks to the operators who are digging deeper to deliver genuine transformation
Promotion: TechnoAlpin: Powerful contrast
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Spa clients can enjoy super-cool relaxation and pain-relief at Sächsische Staatsbäder in Bad Brambach thanks to a TechnoAlpin SnowRoom
Concept: Soneva Soul
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
The CEO and co-founder of Soneva, Sonu Shivdasani, talks about the philosophy behind the company's new wellness concept, Soneva Soul
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: Next level cryo
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Art of Cryo is combining cryotherapy and well-tech to elevate and enhance the traditional cryotherapy experience
First person: Berkley Springs
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Mary Bemis experiences the spa town that has been a bastion of the US thermal bathing traditions for centuries
Spa software: Driving retail sales
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
We take a look at the software solutions that are helping spas to automate their sales and marketing and grow revenues
Promotion: Sothys: Nature as inspiration
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Home-grown ingredients and a commitment to sustainability lie at the heart of the Sothys brand, says Christian Mas
Promotion: Premier Software: Taking bookings efficiently is critical
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
Premier Software and onejourney have joined forces to streamline online booking, says Lisa Buttle
Finishing Touch: Sugary diet alters gut microbiome
Spa Business 2022 issue 3
A study shows how sugar consumption disrupts the gut microbiota, leading to increased risk of metabolic conditions
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.
How to maximise your spa’s potential with a halotherapy room
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2022
Optimising how you use your spa space is the best way to maximise revenue. But, how can you transform an underutilised space into a money maker that delivers the benefits your guests are seeking?
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.
Why all-in-one systems are the future of spa technology
BY Tim Nash | 14 Sep 2022
Modern spas use business management software for POS, marketing, bookings, financials and more. With all the choices available, it can be challenging to know which systems will work well for your business – and with one another.
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.
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.
Comfort Zone stands for regeneration
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2022
Beauty grows from the ground up. Starting deep within the soil, beauty stems from this planet and is ours to preserve, protect and nourish.
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.
i-Tech Industries’ i-Boost treatment concept aligns body and mind
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Aug 2022
The powerful connection between healthy skin and body movement serves as the driving force behind i-Tech Industries' innovative full-body treatment concept, i-Boost.
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.
Maximise spa breaks with Core by Premier Software
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jul 2022
Capturing clients’ attention can be challenging against so much competition. That’s why leading spa, wellness and leisure business management system provider Premier Software has partnered with spa booking agency,Spabreaks.com, to redirect focus to your spa and increase bookings.
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.
Olympia Beauty 2022 set to inspire spa and beauty professionals this October
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jul 2022
Autumn’s biggest beauty event, Olympia Beauty, is set to take place on 2-3 October 2022 at Olympia London, UK.
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 202