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15 Dec 2004
Leading Lodges has opened its newest resort spa in Sossusvlei, Namibia, close to the Namib Naukluft Park. The fortress-styled, 25-room Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa overlooks the Namib desert and was designed by Paul ... More
08 Dec 2004
India-based Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces has opened its first property on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Mauritius, located on the Wolmar Beach in Flic en Flac, is ... More
29 Nov 2004
The Sawgrass Marriott Resort in America will be opening a 20,000sq ft (1,858sq m) spa in January 2005. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, between Jacksonville and St Augustine, the Sawgrass Resort spa will be surrounded ... More
24 Nov 2004
Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, Jumeirah International, has opened a five-star desert resort and spa close to its existing properties Burj Al Arab, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah. Bab Al Shams, which translates as ... More
16 Nov 2004
Work on a communal spa complex in the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, located east of Munich, Germany, will commence by summer 2005. The spa will include a number of swimming pools, a gym, sunbeds ... More
10 Nov 2004
The Coconut Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St Lucia in the West Indies is preparing a soft opening in January 2005. The 254-room resort is set in 85 acres of tropical forest ... More
05 nov 2004
Burton College’s beauty salon, Innovations, has re-opened, offering students the opportunity to hone their skills by working in a realistic salon environment. The students will be offering a wide variety of treatments including manicures, pedicures, ... More
03 Nov 2004
Marston Hotels has opened a new spa and leisure club as part of a £3.5m expansion at its four-star Tankersley Manor hotel near Sheffield. The 525sq m Reflections Spa and Leisure Club includes a fitness ... More
02 Nov 2004
Como Hotels and Resorts is to open its new five-star spa resort in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on 15 November. The Uma Paro development represents an agreement between Como and the sovereign of ... More
02 Nov 2004
New research by Cornell University has shown that visiting a destination spa leaves visitors feeling fitter, more energetic and with higher levels of endurance while performing everyday mental and physical activities. The research examined more ... More
02 Nov 2004
Hotel group Hyatt International is continuing with its investment in the spa market, announcing plans to operate a total of 74 spa facilities around the world by the end of 2008. Hyatt, which operates three ... More
02 Nov 2004
Hotel and resort operator Hilton International has said that the success of its Hilton Odawara resort in Japan could well lead to the company making further investment in the country. Hilton took over the lease ... More
02 Nov 2004
The compilers of the first Mobil Travel Guide to US spas have said that they hope to see facilities striving for five-star status in 2005. Mobil, which has been publishing consumer travel guides to the ... More
02 Nov 2004
Urban gym and spa concept, Destination Health and Fitness, is seeking expansion opportunities following its successful launch in London, UK, this summer. Founded by Chris Mundle, a personal trainer with 15 years’ experience and whose ... More
02 Nov 2004
The Huvafen Fushi hotel and spa, located within the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, has recently opened two underwater spa treatment rooms. Situated within its own aqua lagoon, Huvafen Fushi’s new spa rooms have ... More
25 Oct 2004
Hilton International will open its first Hilton Worldwide Resort in Evian, France, in 2006. The five-star resort, wellness centre and spa will cost around 40m euros to complete and development has already begun at the ... More
19 Oct 2004
The luxury One Spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Scotland has won the destination/hotel spa of the year award at the British Beauty Awards in London for the second year running. The award, which ... More
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
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Bamford achieves B Corp status
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Andrew Gibson to moderate expert panel at Medical Wellness Congress 2023
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Vine tuning: Vinésime's Edouard Damidot introduces new grape-scented perfumes
Vine tuning: Vinésime's Edouard Damidot introduces new grape-scented perfumes
The growth of music as a tool for wellbeing within spas in 2023 and beyond
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Exercise is 'highly beneficial' in maintaining mental health
BY Frances Marcellin | 30 Mar 2023
Physical activity should be a “mainstay approach” for doctors treating patients with depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
Harvard scientists report breakthrough in how cells age and how to reverse the process
BY Katie Barnes | 30 Mar 2023
A 13-year study by researchers at Harvard University has shown for the first time that the modification of gene expression can lead to cell ageing.
Bamford achieves B Corp status
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2023
Lifestyle and wellness brand Bamford has been certified as an offcial B Corporation (B Corp) – a business that balance purpose with profit.
Banyan Tree Group to debut in Spain with Marbella resort and Le Max Club-operated wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2023
Hotel and spa operator Banyan Tree Group has signed a deal with La Quinta Real Estate Group to open its first resort and residences in Spain in 2026.
"We must view stress management as seriously as we do medical disease," says Elissa Epel
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2023
"I’m a firm believer in retreats and spas but without the skills to deeply relax, they’re of limited value," said Elissa Epel, a leading professor in psychiatry and behavioural medicine.
Clinique La Prairie creates exclusive longevity journeys for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2023
Swiss longevity clinic Clinique La Prairie (CLP) and luxury London hotel Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park have collaborated to launch all-new wellness programming.
Premier Software acquired by Journey Hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2023
Hotel technology company Journey Hospitality has acquired Premier Software – a UK-based spa, leisure and wellness management software business – to boost spa services within hotel e- commerce.
Accor launches new hospitality brand Handwritten Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2023
Hospitality giant Accor has added a new midscale brand, The Handwritten Collection, to its global portfolio.
Vine tuning: Vinésime's Edouard Damidot introduces new grape-scented perfumes
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2023
France-based Vinotherapy brand Vinésime has unveiled two new unisex fragrances inspired by the sweet summer essences of the Burgundy wine region.
New St. Regis spa opens suspended above mangrove forest on Mayan Riviera
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has opened a new luxury hotel and wellness retreat in Mexico called St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya.
Cariitti Oy prepares to launch two new durable sauna lighting solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
This May, Finnish spa and wellness engineering company Cariitti Oy will launch Sauna Ultra Ambient, a new type of LED strip designed specifically for saunas.
bbspa_Group to realise urban destination spa inside Sardinian football stadium
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2023
International spa and wellness consultancy bbspa_Group has been appointed by Italian football club Cagliari Calcio to create an urban destination spa inside the club’s upcoming new stadium.
Hallstein Artesian Water introduces high quality water to spa and wellness market
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2023
With regular hydration being one of the key tenets of optimal health and wellbeing, global spa and wellness destinations have begun partnering with Hallstein Artesian Water to quench guests' thirst without the risk of inflammation.
Nancy Griffin launches #ExposeAgeism movement to combat ageism in spa, beauty and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2023
Nancy Griffin, founder of podcast Glowing Older and principal of Contento Marketing, has launched an initiative to create awareness about ageism in the spa, wellness and beauty industries.
Natura Bissé adds trio of new products to brightening Diamond Luminous line
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2023
Natura Bissé has added to its pro-ageing Diamond Luminous collection with a brand new serum, face cream and mask.
'More productive and happier' – Kim Leadbeater calls for transformation in UK wellbeing policy
BY Tom Walker | 21 Mar 2023
Health and wellbeing should be at the heart of all government policymaking according to a new report from UK member of Parliament Kim Leadbeater, who has called for a major transformation in the way the government protects the health and wellbeing of all citizens.
Sponsored: Starpool: Zerobody Cryo
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
The new Zerobody Cryo will deliver comfortable cold therapy for spa, wellness and sports says Starpool CEO, Riccardo Turri
Canyon Ranch announces death of founder Mel Zuckerman
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2023
Melvin “Mel” Zuckerman, industry legend and founder of iconic US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch, has died aged 94 years.
Hand Picked Hotels unveils Spa Therapist Apprenticeship academy partnered with Armonia Training Academy and Diane Hey
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2023
Hand Picked Hotels (HPH) has launched its new Spa Therapist Apprenticeship programme, working alongside national provider Armonia Training Academy and industry veteran Diane Hey.
Editor's letter: The impact of AI
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
AI-powered massage robots and chatbots will revolutionise our sector, says Katie Barnes
Write to reply: Letters
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Zulal's Sandie Johannessen shares her passion for medical wellness and Kloodos' Julie Cichocki says wellness protocols should start with the vagus nerve
Spa People: Leekyung Han
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
The South Korean-born spa consultant on why her home country should be on the radar of all wellness developers
Spa People: Elissa Epel
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Explains why her new book, The Stress Prescription, will benefit spas
Opinion: Jeremy McCarthy: Shaping the future
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Spa Business' new contributing editor gives valuable tips on how to prepare for the inevitable impact of AI assistants
New opening: Mii amo
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
The legendary US destination spa relaunches after two year
New opening: Mi Sol Spa
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
An immersive sound spa created by Raison d’Etre and designed by Bill Bensley opens in Vietnam
Project preview: Wai Ariki
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
A spa inspired by Maori culture is set to draw much attention to New Zealand hot spring destination Rotorua
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
New spa treatments and programmes
Interview: Alejandro Bataller
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
SHA Wellness’ vice president checks in with Katie Barnes as the group embarks on a global rollout
Ask the experts: Satellite sites
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Destination spas are setting up smaller, urban hubs. But do the numbers stack up?
Research: Wellness Travel Consumer Survey
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
A general reboot and nature/outdoor activities are key considerations for wellness tourists according to a new study by WTA. Anne Dimon reports
Mystery shopper: Spa Montage Kapalua Bay
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Cassandra Cavanah goes undercover for Spa Business in Hawaii
Family spa: Generation game
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Frances Marcellin visits Das SeeMount in the Austrian Alps with her husband and four children
Thermal spa: It’s getting hot out there
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
A new wave of investment is fuelling hot spring development across Australia and New Zealand
News report: Thinking thermal
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Jane Kitchen joins thermal spa stakeholders for the Global Thermal Think Tank in Israel
First person: Doctor’s orders
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Can a partnership with an international hospital elevate a wellness retreat? Neena Dhillon visits RAKxa in Bangkok, Thailand to find out
Interview: Justin Musgrove
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
We talk to the CEO of Core Life, the exclusive lifestyle brand which has ambitions to expand to the world's most affluent cities
Software: What’s ‘app’ening?
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
What apps do spa software suppliers have to offer?
Finishing Touch: New age
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Scientists at Harvard have made a breakthrough discovery into how cells age
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: Working well
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Spa operators and corporate offices can now offer a comprehensive, six-part wellness journey designed by Art of Cryo to elevate health
Sponsored: Laboratoires Multaler: Vitamin boost
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
French beauty house Laboratoires Multaler has launched two new serums that deliver outstanding results for all skin types
Sponsored: MECOTEC: Chill factor
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
KEPOS by Goco in Crete has been offering cryotherapy by MECOTEC to the satisfaction of guests
Sponsored: Beltrami: Personal touch
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Beltrami has over 50 years experience in creating bespoke textile products for spas around the world
Jayasom partners with Amaala to unveil multigenerational health resort in Saudi Arabia
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
Destination wellness resort operator Jayasom has revealed plans to deliver an integrative multigenerational health resort for Amaala – a vast mixed-use tourism destination in Saudi Arabia being developed by Red Sea Global (RSG).
Massage Robotics develops one of the world’s first life-sized massage robots
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
Brothers Christian and Sean Mackin are taking touchless therapy a step further by creating one of the first life-sized massage robots.
Aqua Sana showcases new Natural Glow skincare range with exclusive facial
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
Centre Parcs’ in-house spa concept Aqua Sana has developed its first own-brand line of spa and skincare products following a five-year journey.
Wellness leaders to unite at Medical Wellness Congress in Austria this April
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
After revealing an exciting speaker line-up and conference programme, the Medical Wellness Congress industry event – the first European conference targeting the medispa sector – is thrilled to highlight its brand sponsors.
Sensei announces Alexandra Walterspiel and Vishal Patel as co-presidents
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Mar 2023
Luxury wellbeing brand Sensei has promoted Alexandra Walterspiel and Dr Vishal Patel to serve as co-presidents.
SkinCeuticals reformulates A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced to tackle glycation
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2023
SkinCeuticals has relaunched its signature A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced moisturiser with an all-new formula.
Six Senses to unveil first Italian wellness retreat in Rome on 16 March
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2023
Traditional Roman bathing and Greek mythology have inspired the new spa opening at Six Senses' first Italian outpost, Six Senses Rome.
John and Karina Stewart introduce Kamalaya’s new digital platform, Kamalaya Connect
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2023
Holistic wellness destination Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand has added Kamalaya Connect to its line-up of wellness offerings.
US is world’s top wellness economy – worth $1.2trn, reports GWI
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Mar 2023
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has penned a new report about the US wellness economy after partnering with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Mii Cosmetics develops new Bright Eyed Revitalising Balm
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Mar 2023
Spa and salon cosmetics brand Mii Cosmetics has introduced a new product to brighten, depuff and hydrate the delicate under-eye area.
Clinique La Prairie opens new urban wellness outpost in Doha
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2023
Swiss health and wellness brand Clinique La Prairie has opened a Longevity Hub at The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl - Qatar, a property developed by Alfardan Hospitality.
Ensana to debut in Greece with spa inspired by Hippocrates' health philosophies
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2023
European health spa hotel operator Ensana is growing its portfolio with a flagship destination in Greece.
REM unveils Signature Range with two new luxury pedicure chairs
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Mar 2023
Spa, salon and barber equipment manufacturer REM has launched a new Signature Range.
Skinhaptics range grows with trio of soothing handcare products
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Mar 2023
Skinhaptics has developed three gentle products to soothe irritated and dry skin.
Kamalaya takes top honours at 2023 World Spa and Wellness Awards ceremony
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2023
The winners of the World Spa & Wellness (WSW) Awards were announced at a gala dinner last weekend during the 2023 WSW conference in London.
Bamford to launch sustainable and science-led luxury fitness club
BY Frances Marcellin | 08 Mar 2023
Luxury lifestyle brand Bamford is launching a private members club on the same site as its existing Wellness Spa at Bamford's Daylesford Organic Farm in the Cotswolds.
UK's first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, moves a step closer to fruition
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2023
Global developer and wellbeing destination operator Therme Group is one step closer to breaking ground on its upcoming £250m (US$287.6m, €299m) thermal wellbeing and leisure resort development in Manchester, UK.
Circadia develops Serum 71 in honour of company founder
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2023
Circadia’s first new launch of 2023 is Serum 71, a product designed to deliver brightening, lightening and tightening effects for all skin types
Cathy Feliciano-Chon, Ali Al Kuwari named 2023 Global Wellness Summit co-chairs
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Mar 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has appointed Cathy Feliciano-Chon – a leading brand development and communications expert with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai – and Ali Al Kuwari, CEO of Qatar-based developer Msheireb Properties, as co-chairs of its 2023 summit.
Patrizia Bortolin consulting on women’s wellness club concept Kintsugi in UAE
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Mar 2023
UAE wellness brand Kintsugi has appointed consultancy Glowing Flow Wellness Specialists – founded by Patrizia Bortolin and Stefano Battaglia – to assist with its development.
Lemi creates earth-toned furniture finish Vita with the environment in mind
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Mar 2023
Lemi has strengthened its commitment to sustainable production and created a new colour chart for its spa equipment using sustainable raw materials.
Great Spa Towns of Europe to gather in Bath for second General Assembly
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Mar 2023
The Great Spa Towns of Europe association (GSTE) is holding its second General Assembly in the UK’s World Heritage city of Bath on 2 March 2023.
Starwood and AJ Capital launch hospitality brand targeting outdoor enthusiasts
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2023
Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group and real estate and hospitality company, Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners (AJ Capital), have unveiled a new outdoor-focused hotel group called Field & Stream Lodge Company.
SoulCycle founders launch Peoplehood social wellness club dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2023
Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, founders of the cult fitness and lifestyle brand SoulCycle, have announced the launch of their latest venture, Peoplehood.
Dior and Omorovicza strike up new partnerships with Hydrafacial
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2023
Dior Beauty has announced a new partnership with The BeautyHealth Company – the parent company of Hydrafacial – to develop a Dior powered by Hydrafacial experience.
Clinique La Prairie wellbeing resort to launch at Saudi giga-project Amaala
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2023
Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the ambitious Amaala and The Red Sea regenerative tourism destinations in Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Clinique La Prairie, an established Swiss longevity clinic and wellness brand.
Comfort Zone refreshes menopause facial and rolls out Sublime Skin Hormon-Aging treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2023
B Corp skincare and spa brand Comfort Zone has refreshed its menopause-specific Sublime Skin Hormon-Aging facial with new active formulas and massage techniques.
Cornelia Zicu spearheads launch of Lalele Phytoactive Skincare in partnership with her son
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Feb 2023
Seasoned industry executive Cornelia Zicu has formulated a range of organic and eco-friendly facial masks called Lalele Phytoactive Skincare.
The ‘frequency of joy’ inspires Kerstin Florian’s new neroli bodycare duo
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Feb 2023
Nature-forward skincare and spa brand Kerstin Florian has chosen the aromatic scent of neroli blossom to fragrance its new duo of bodycare products.
Lake Nona Impact Forum returns to accelerate health and wellbeing innovation
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Feb 2023
The Lake Nona Impact Forum will see leaders from health, wellbeing, technology and business gather in Florida during 8-10 March, 2023.
Raison d’Etre masterminds immersive sound spa concept for InterContinental Danang in Vietnam
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2023
A new wellness concept exploring the world of sound therapy has launched at the five-star InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam.
Salt Chamber creates halotherapy room for Arizona Biltmore's Tierra Luna Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2023
Salt therapy supplier Salt Chamber has realised a new luxury salt room at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
New seaside destination spa opening on UK’s south coast this April
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2023
Luxury beachfront hotel The Nici in Bournemouth, UK, is planning to unveil the coastal town's first destination spa in April 2023.
Thalgo introduces pro-ageing Silicum Lifting range and all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Feb 2023
French marine skincare brand Thalgo has unveiled the Silicium Lift collection, complete with five skincare products and a facial fitness tool to help fill in wrinkles, and firm skin and refresh the complexion.
British Beauty Council launches Future Talent Programme to encourage flow of new talent into industry
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Feb 2023
The British Beauty Council has introduced the Future Talent Programme, a beauty-specific career development programme set to nurture a steady pipeline of talent to the beauty industry and all of its sectors.
Ground Wellbeing partners with Lime Wood’s Herb House spa for first UK spa partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Feb 2023
Irish aromatherapy brand Ground Wellbeing has partnered with Lime Wood’s Herb House Spa in Hampshire, marking the brand’s first foray into the UK spa market.
Baja California's healing traditions inspire The Well's new oceanfront Los Cabos retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2023
Modern US wellness brand The Well has opened a new wellness sanctuary at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Sustainable Spa Association rebrands and announces partnership with sustainability benchmarking platform FuturePlus
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2023
Industry organisation the Sustainable Spa Association has undergone a rebrand and now goes by the name Sustainable Wellness.
Comfort Zone unveils new eco-conscious London offices
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Feb 2023
Sustainable spa and wellness brand Comfort Zone has officially opened the doors to its eco- conscious headquarters in the heart of Kings Cross, central London.
GWI showcases Indonesia’s distinctive wellness assets and wellness economy opportunities
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2023
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) – a research and educational resource for the global wellness industry – has announced that Indonesia is the latest country to be highlighted on the organisation’s Geography of Wellness microsite.
World Spa & Wellness London Convention returning to ExCeL London on 5-6 March 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2023
Members of the global spa and wellness community are being invited to gather at the World Spa & Wellness London Convention at ExCeL London, from 5-6 March 2023.
Grand relaunch of The Grove’s Sequoia Spa scheduled for April, following three-year refurb and Bamford spa partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2023
2023 is set to be a big year for luxury hotel and spa The Grove in Hertfordshire, UK. Just in time for its 20th anniversary, The Grove will complete the final phase of an extensive three-year property-wide refurbishment in April.
Aromatherapy Associates teams up with Fashionizer Spa for new training uniforms
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2023
Aromatherapy Associates and Fashionizer Spa have once again collaborated on branded staff uniforms.
Myndstream introduces science-backed Spa Music Service to improve health and wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Feb 2023
Myndstream’s new Spa Music Service offers a monthly subscription model for spas and therapeutic centres worldwide, enabling them to harness the power of research-backed wellness music to enhance their client experiences.
Palace Merano to unveil new Revital Spa on 25 February
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2023
Luxury five-star hotel and wellness facility, Palace Merano, will re-open its doors this February after totally renovating its Revital Spa.
Sothys Organics collection grows with new bodycare range and treatment journeys
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2023
France-based skincare and spa brand Sothys has upgraded its Sothys Organics collection with a new line of bodycare products and treatment options.
Mii amo’s grand reopening reveals all-new spa facilities following $40m makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Feb 2023
Legendary US destination spa Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona, has relaunched after a substantial renovation and expansion project costing more than US$40m (£34.1m, €38.9m).
Go Fit to open new wellness hub in Tenerife in 2024
BY Frances Marcellin | 10 Feb 2023
Go Fit has started work on a new wellness hub in Tenerife. It will open in Q4 of 2024 and be fully operational by the start of 2025.
Teresa Flyger departs role as Hilton’s director of global brand wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2023
Spa and wellness veteran Teresa Flyger has left her position as director of global brand wellness at Hilton Worldwide.
GM Collin introduces 4D Visible Lifting collection for mature skin
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2023
Canada-based spa and skincare brand GM Collin has announced the arrival of its new 4D Visible Lifting line after four years of research and development.
April opening for Heckfield Place's new nature-centric spa in heart of English countryside
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2023
Just as spring dawns across the UK this April, a brand new botanical spa will come to life in the grounds of English country hotel and retreat Heckfield Place in Hampshire.
Vast geothermal lagoon costing up to $500m could open in Québec in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Feb 2023
Plans for a net-zero geothermal bathing lagoon and chalet village near Québec City, Canada, are blazing a trail in sustainability.
Massage Heights experiences historic revenue growth
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Feb 2023
North American spa franchise Massage Heights has reported record-breaking revenues and peak company average unit volume (AUV) performance for the past year.
Yon-Ka mourns the passing of co-owner Francoise Mühlethaler
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Feb 2023
Francoise Mühlethaler, co-owner of family-owned French skincare and spa brand Yon-Ka Paris, has died aged 79 years.
Jill Carlen assumes new role as vice president of business development for Living Earth Crafts
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Feb 2023
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has named Jill Carlen as vice president of business development.
Google lays off 31 massage therapists as part of major staff cuts
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2023
Google has let go of 31 massage therapists after senior leadership cut its global staff base by 12,000 employees.
Nicholas Clayton joins GOCO Hospitality as president of new GOCO America division
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2023
GOCO Hospitality, global wellness consulting, development and management company, has appointed seasoned hospitality executive Nicholas Clayton as president of its recently-launched GOCO America divison.
CryoCON international cryotherapy convention returns for 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2023
The third annual CryoCON Convention will take place in Dallas, Texas, from 5-6 March.
The Spa at Séc-he: upcoming Palm Springs spa to flow with legendary waters of 12,000-year-old hot spring
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
A large new hot springs and spa destination is coming to downtown Palm Springs, California, this April.
New Global Wellness Summit report forecasts top 12 wellness trends for 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has unveiled its annual trends report predicting the trends set to dominate the global health and wellness industry in 2023.
Tata Harper Skincare introduces Bio-Shield Face Oil to SuperKind range for sensitive skin
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2023
Organic skincare and spa brand Tata Harper has expanded its SuperKind range for sensitive and sensitised skin with a new facial oil.
Wellness Access Institute launches to improve understanding of and accessibility to wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jan 2023
A new think tank called the Wellness Access Institute (WAI – pronounced why) has launched to help the industry address its biggest problems and drive research-based innovation.
FaceGym heads down under with first Australian studio, partnered with Mecca
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
Facial fitness and skincare brand FaceGym has entered the Australian market with its first bricks and mortar studio in Sydney and a new deal with Australasian beauty retailer Mecca.
Veronica Schreibeis Smith and Amir Alroy join GWS Advisory Board
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of two international wellness thought leaders to its Advisory Board.
Elemental Herbology announces plans to launch Soothe Reed Diffuser and signs new UK spa accounts
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jan 2023
Elemental Herbology will be expanding its aromatherapy home collection in February with the introduction of The Soothe Reed Diffuser.
Elemis achieves B Corp Status
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2023
British skincare and spa brand Elemis has announced its new status as a Certified B Corp after almost two years of implementing changes to processes, and practices and launching new initiatives across the business.
Emlyn Brown, Kent Richards and Sara Codner outline top priorities for spa and wellness leaders in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2023
Spa and wellness industry thought leaders gathered yesterday (26 January) at the Grow Well webinar – hosted by We Work Well – to share their plans, vision and strategies for 2023.
MSpa brings luxury features to portable home spas
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2023
MSpa is known for its high quality and portability. As a well-known creator of at-home spas, its hot tubs are designed to provide the ultimate relaxation experience.
Recovery-focused spa brand The Covery outlines 2023 expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2023
Recovery wellness spa franchise The Covery will expand with 15 new US locations and new partnerships in 2023 – including a destination at Texas’ iconic Trellis Spa at The Houstonian.
Vinésime creates new rosé body scrub to help raise awareness of breast cancer
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2023
French vinocosmetic skincare and spa brand Vinésime has developed a new body scrub powered by rosé and the famous grape variety Grenache Noir.
Greek spa and wellness market ripe for investment, reports Global Wellness Economy
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jan 2023
The Greek wellness economy was under the spotlight today at the inaugural Global Wellness Economy conference, hosted in Athens, Greece.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
BY Tom Walker | 24 Jan 2023
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Longevity club and digital platform launches with focus on reverse ageing. Neil King and Alister Rollins are founders
BY Frances Marcellin | 20 Jan 2023
Longevity, a startup providing longevity products, services, education and advice to subscribers, has launched a digital platform and will open its first club in Milton Keynes on 1 February.
Augustinus Bader’s first bricks-and-mortar clinic lands in London, partnered with Lanserhof
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2023
Austrian wellness operator Lanserhof has collaborated with science-led beauty brand Augustinus Bader to open its flagship clinic The Skin Lab by Augustinus Bader.
Swissline to make Irish debut at The Shelbourne in Dublin
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2023
Luxury Swiss skincare brand Swissline will launch in Ireland on 1 February at The Shelbourne, a historic five-star hotel located in the heart of Dublin.
Amanda Al-Masri joins Hilton as vice-president of wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2023
Spa industry veteran Amanda Al-Masri is heading up Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ wellness division as its new vice-president of wellness.
Community-based wellness and connection top Mindbody's 2023 US trend forecast
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2023
17,000 US consumers have been quizzed on their wellness priorities and habits as part of Mindbody’s 2023 Wellness Index survey.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz plans £12m renovation to reinforce position in European wellness market
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2023
Switzerland’s established wellbeing and medical health resort Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is preparing to conduct a comprehensive renovation of one of its two five-star hotels.
Where old meets new: Six Senses chooses Tel Aviv for next urban outpost
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2023
Global hotel and spa operator Six Senses is branching further into urban spaces after announcing plans to launch a brand new destination in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2025.
Leading spa professionals trust Eco Smooth, Fashionizer Spa’s newest sustainable fabric
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2023
Two years after launching Eco Smooth, sustainable spa uniform specialist Fashionizer Spa is continuing to receive excellent feedback from satisfied customers.
Don't miss Emlyn Brown, Kent Richards and Sara Codner in conversation with W3Spa on 25 January
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2023
While the pandemic season has mostly concluded, its disruptive effects are still being felt around the world by businesses old and new.
Emerald Collection ventures into Africa with tropical retreat and spa on Tanzanian coastline
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jan 2023
The Emerald Collection has opened its latest retreat in Zanzibar, Tanzania, inspired by the country’s tropical landscape and cultural heritage.
Phytomer launches Body Declic Cellulite and Contouring Cream, powered by organic marine algae, pink pepper and green caffeine
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jan 2023
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has developed its first organic contouring product, Body Declic Cellulite and Contouring Cream, designed to smooth the skin and reduce cellulite and dimples.
Jim Root announces return to Rancho La Puerta after 27 years
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Spa and wellness industry veteran Jim Root has been appointed as senior advisor by celebrated Mexican destination spa Rancho La Puerta.
Accor champions inclusive wellness in new Health to Wealth white paper
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Hospitality giant Accor has unveiled a new white paper exploring eight key pathways for navigating business, society and leadership toward a future where human wellbeing and fulfilment are essential priorities.
marocMaroc’s pro-ageing Cactéa skincare line and facials launch in UK and Irish spa markets
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jan 2023
Luxury skincare distributor Vilasa has introduced marocMaroc’s newest well-ageing skincare range and spa treatments to the UK and Ireland.
Corporate wellness, sleep and indifference to ‘clean’ beauty: McKinsey research reveals six crucial US wellness trends
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2023
McKinsey has gathered data on 2,000 US consumers to reveal insights into shifting consumer behaviour towards wellness in the US.
MSpa: Your portable self-care retreat is closer than you think
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2023
MSpa is an industry leader in portable and inflatable spas. With over 20 models packed with luxury features like hydrotherapy jets, the company supplies luxury portable spas to professional wellness, hospitality and leisure facilities as well as selling direct-to- consumer.
Caudalie's urban spa portfolio expands with chic new spa in Bordeaux
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
French beauty brand Caudalie’s latest urban spa has opened in Bordeaux, inspired by the brand’s wine-growing roots and its history of vinotherapy skin care.
Hot springs of Costa Rica, Israel, Japan and Italy inspire 10-acre wellness haven in Atlanta
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
Treasured hot springs destinations from around the globe are serving as the inspiration for an ambitious new hot springs venue and spa project in Georgia, US.
Hydrafacial branches out into body care with six all-new Hydrabody treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
Advanced aesthetic tech company Hydrafacial is now offering treatments beyond the jawline having launched six new body protocols.
Akaryn Hotel Group announces upcoming urban sanctuary and spa in Chiang Mai
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2023
Luxury boutique hotel management group Akaryn Hotel Group is expanding its wellness-centric Aleenta Resort brand with a third property in Asia.
Voya unveils fragrant new candle blended with eucalyptus, lime and rosemary
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2023
Irish spa and skincare brand Voya Organic Beauty has added a new candle to its Oh So Scented lifestyle range.
bbspa_France channels La Dolce Vita to realise Biologique Recherche’s new Rome outpost
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2023
Inside a historical palace once owned by the Colonna family – one of the oldest and most famous Roman patrician families – premium skincare and spa company Biologique Recherche has opened the doors to a new location in Rome, Italy.
Spa L’Occitane sets sail with new wellness facility aboard Atlas Ocean Voyages cruise ship
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2023
Luxury French spa operator Spa L’Occitane has opened the doors to a branded wellness facility aboard World Traveller, the latest cruise ship to be launched by Atlas Ocean Voyages.
Circadia expands reach with European distribution centre
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jan 2023
Professional US skincare brand Circadia has branched into the European market with a partnership and distribution centre in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Costa Rica's first Waldorf Astoria to feature cenote-inspired spa and outdoor treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2023
Hilton Hotels’ high-end Waldorf Astoria brand will debut in Costa Rica in 2025 with a barefoot luxury property and wellness retreat.
SkinCeuticals prepares to debut its first-ever misting product, Phyto Corrective Essence Mist
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2023
Skincare brand SkinCeuticals will expand its existing Phyto range on 9 January with an all- new spritzing product, the Phyto Corrective Essence Mist.
Sonu Shivdasani awarded OBE in King’s 2023 New Year Honours List
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2023
Hospitality and wellness industry veteran Sonu Shivdasani has been honoured as an officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to tourism, sustainability and charity by the King of England.
Six Senses launches first dedicated wellness retreat in Himalayan foothills of India, Six Senses Vana
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jan 2023
Six Senses has officially welcomed established Indian destination spa and retreat Vana into its portfolio.
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp’s herbal healing spa opens in former Belgian monastery
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jan 2023
A 15th-century monastery and chapel in Antwerp, Belgium, has been transformed into a 108- room hotel and spa focused on community, healing and comfort.
Blue health inspires plans for £40m Seahive wellness resort in South-East England
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Dec 2022
A planning application has been submitted to Dover District Council for the creation of The Seahive, a surf wellness resort on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park, UK.
New studies reveal potential benefits of exposure to low temperatures and swimming in icy waters
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Dec 2022
Cold is the new hot in spa circles, but sceptics question whether the benefits of such practices are proven.
The Farm’s first sister destination opens in Nepal with Jordan property to follow in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2022
Nepal has been selected as the location for the second outpost of the Farm at San Benito, an established eco-luxury holistic medi-wellness resort in the Philippines.
Vladi Kovanic reveals first details of ForumHOTel&Spa 2023 speaker line-up
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2022
Premier spa industry event ForumHOTel&Spa will be hosted in person at the Hotel Four Seasons George V in Paris, France, on 1 June 2023.
Iyashi Dome complements touchless infra-red therapy device with new hands-on treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2022
Infratherapy supplier Iyashi Dôme has diversified its traditional Japanese sauna journey with a new hands-on spa ritual for the face and upper body.
AB Living Group and Marriott extend collaboration with three extra projects in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Dec 2022
Marriott International has announced the signing of three all-inclusive luxury resorts in Mexico with developer, AB Living Group (AB Living).
Banyan Tree enters Saudi Arabian market with tented desert wellbeing retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Dec 2022
Banyan Tree has launched its first resort and spa in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the group’s debut in the Kingdom.
Somalytics’ REM-tracking sleep mask to be revealed at CES 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 20 Dec 2022
A new sleep mask, which can track eye movements, including REM, during sleep, will be launched by nanotechnology innovator Somalytics at CES Unveiled on 3 Jan, 2023.
Synergy - The Retreat Show 2023 to be hosted at Palmaïa The House of AIA in Mexico
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Dec 2022
Mexico will be the host location for the 2023 iteration of industry event Synergy - The Retreat Show from 24-27 October 2023.
Martyn's Law: details revealed for new counter-terror rules affecting all UK leisure facilities
BY Tom Walker | 19 Dec 2022
New laws designed to step up protection against terrorism at the UK's leisure facilities are to be published in early 2023.
Medik8 unveils new overnight hydration solution: the two-step H.E.O Mask
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Dec 2022
British skincare and spa brand Medik8 has launched the H.E.O. Mask solution to help deliver and retain hydration to the skin for over 24 hours.
Dominican Republic’s Casa De Campo tropical spa retreat receiving US$25M makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2022
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is gearing up to reopen the doors to its spa in Q2 of 2023 following a US$25M (£20.5m, €23.5m) makeover project.
Pietro Simone Skincare expands with flagship US skin clinic in SoHo, New York
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Dec 2022
Pietro Simone, CEO and founder of Pietro Simone Skincare, has launched his first US clinic in New York City on Spring Street in SoHo called The House of Pietro Simone.
Spa with style: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh and Harvey Nichols launch luxury spa and private shopping package
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2022
Urban Scottish hotel Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has launched a new wellness package in partnership with luxury department store Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh.
Blake Feeney joins Arch Amenities Group as vice president of spa business development
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the appointment of Blake Feeney, a spa industry veteran, as vice president of spa business development.
Natalie Pergar introduces Eminence Organic Skin Care's new microbiome line powered by kombucha
BY Katie Barnes | 14 Dec 2022
Eminence Organics lead skincare trainer Natalie Pergar introduces the brand's new Kombucha Microbiome Collection.
Rudding Park to host first-ever UK Aufguss Championship in April 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2022
Aufguss, the communal sauna ritual from Europe, is becoming increasingly popular across the global spa and wellness industry. In 2023, the UK's first-ever national Aufguss Championship contest will be hosted at luxury hotel and destination spa Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
World Spa’s expansive 50,000sq ft urban bathhouse and wellness club opens in Brooklyn
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Dec 2022
New York’s bustling borough of Brooklyn is the home of a brand new 50,000sq ft (44,645sq m) day spa offering an array of global bathing practices.
Aquaform unveils Island Walk experience as an adaptable alternative to spa showers
BY Katie Barnes | 12 Dec 2022
Wet spa specialist Aquaform has created an Island Walk experience for spas to offer in smaller spaces.
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.
Editor's letter: Wellness economics
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
We need to highlight the value of wellness and its impact on productivity and GDP, says Katie Barnes
Spa People: Marc Cohen
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Leading medical, research, science and educational activities are all part of the new medical director’s role at the Peninsula Hot Springs Group in Australia
Spa People: Deepak Chopra
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The alternative health guru is on a mission to bring wellness to the metaverse
Spa People: Christian Mackin
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
We talk to the founder behind the first life-sized massage robot
New opening: Banyan Tree AlUla
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A tented desert wellbeing retreat inspired by Bedouin tribes marks Banyan Tree's debut in Saudi Arabia
Project preview: Geo force: Geothermal lagoon Canada
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
One of the world’s largest man-made geothermal lagoons powered entirely by natural resources is being planned in Québec
News report: Trend watching
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
McKinsey reveals six crucial wellness trends coming down the line
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Get inspired by the latest wellness services including a high-tech diagnostic circuit at SHA and a Zita West fertility programme at Bürgenstock
Interview: Stephan Wagner
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
As Saudi Arabia taps into tourism, the man heading up wellness at Amaala talks to Spa Business about what the major development is looking to bring to a previously undiscovered part of the Kingdom
Interview: Aradhana Khowala
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The chair of the advisory board of the Red Sea – a Saudi development the size of Belgium – shares her passion for regenerative tourism with Spa Business
Sponsored: RKF: Dressed to impress
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Following exciting new launches at Equip Hotel in Paris, including the new DresSoft line, RKF Luxury Linen is gearing up for an eco-friendly and fashion-conscious 2023
Opinion: Cold water immersion
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A new scientific paper warns of the significant risk of cold water therapies. Spa Business investigates how operators can protect those taking part in extreme bathing programmes
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: A cold revolution
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Art of Cryo is set to revolutionise the cryotherapy experience with its new biohacking solution – the Tec-Spa Module
Event report: Healing Summit
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Self-help and self-love were the key messages from this wellness event in Portugal, says Spa Business’ Lisa Starr
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Effective by nature
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Comfort Zone has revealed three new products, including a new neck and décolleté fluid, leveraging the power of botanical bioactive extracts
Integrative spa: Camiral Golf & Wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A 360-degree wellness model with integrative programmes in Spain is treading new ground for the industry. Spa Business pays a visit
Sponsored: Biologique Recherche: Skin restructuring
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Skincare experts at Biologique Recherche have created Sérum Collagène Originel, a product containing Collagen Type 0, a patented pure collagen formulation
Interview: Alex & Sue Glasscock
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Editor-at-large, Jane Kitchen is put through her paces at The Ranch's new outpost in Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy and catches up with the owners
Event Report: Global Wellness Summit
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The 16th annual GWS, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, homed in on the sector’s biggest issues following the pandemic. Spa Business reports on the highlights
Research: Wellness for all
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A new study by the Global Wellness Institute provides a framework for businesses and governments to make healthy lifestyles accessible to all
Sponsored: Myrtha Wellness: New wave of wellness
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Myrtha Wellness has been innovating in wellness product engineering for six decades, creating world class products while also delivering Italian style
Wellness: Up close and personal
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Industry expert Sonal Uberoi asks, is hyperpersonalising wellness the way forward?
Technology: Automation
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
How can spas use automated software functions to free up employee time and streamline their businesses?
Sponsored: Gharieni: yield management
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Yield management isn’t just for the airline industry, says Sammy Gharieni
Sponsored: Technoalpin
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
The TechnoAlpin Snowroom made our Grand Aufguss Masters event extra special, says Robert Heinevetter
Finishing Touch: Cold call
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
Tumor suppression and boosting ‘good fat’ are two potential benefits of exposure to cool temperatures and swimming in icy waters, scientists reveal
New opening: Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Spa Business 2022 issue 4
A herbal healing spa opens in a former Belgian monastery
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.
Three essential spa revenue strategies for 2023
BY Tim Nash | 02 Dec 2022
Running a profitable spa demands keeping on top of ever-changing guest preferences. Simply sticking to conventional revenue streams isn’t enough to get ahead of the competition in 2023.
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.
Patrizia Bortolin oversees launch of Preidlhof’s official skincare line
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2022
Destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol, Italy, has introduced its own signature skincare line to help improve the external appearance of the epidermis, support overall skin health and promote relaxation of body and mind.
Hydrafacial’s Andrew Stanleick star-struck by JLO partnership
BY Katie Barnes | 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.
Excitement builds for ISPA Conference in May 2023 as global industry prepares to be reunited
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2022
In the year ahead, the International Spa Association (ISPA) is poised to build on the enthusiasm, energy and determination of its impressive membership base as it returns to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay for the 2023 ISPA Conference from 9-11 May.
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.
Protect your investments and maximise your profit with bbspa_Group
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Nov 2022
bbspa_Group is a leading international spa consultancy based in Italy, renowned for its unique character and organic design approach. Its goal is to optimise spa operations without neglecting attention to detail and personal interpretation of each project
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.
Iyashi Dôme sets industry standard for touchless infrared sauna technology
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Nov 2022
Iyashi Dôme has been an industry pioneer for 20 years and is responsible for creating the authentic Japanese long infrared sauna.
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.
Art of Cryo introduces Multi CryoHacking System, a next-generation lifestyle device
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Nov 2022
Art of Cryo has developed the innovative new Multi CryoHacking System (MCS) to ensure clients can achieve measurable and noticeable results in the shortest treatment time possible.
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.
The skin wellness shift
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2022
For decades, spas have been divided into various categories. Most operate strictly in their areas of expertise, however, all spas now seem to be shifting towards one common goal - wellness.
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.
Here’s your ticket to record holiday sales
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Nov 2022
The holiday season is the biggest revenue driver for many spas. When the months get colder and people spend more time inside, going to a spa is the perfect treat.
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.
Prepare for a restorative night’s sleep with Swissline and Abigail James
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2022
Swissline has collaborated with renowned UK facialist, Abigail James, on a co-branded collagen bedtime ritual revolving around two of the brand’s latest products and a best- selling essence.
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.
HydroMassage introduces 2 new innovative products; becomes WellnessSpace Brands
BY Tim Nash | 05 Nov 2022
HydroMassage is now WellnessSpace Brands, featuring a suite of three wellness and recovery experiences. Joining the HydroMassage Beds and Lounges are two new, innovative amenities which in combination or individually helps to increase club revenues and provide physical recovery and mental wellness solutions for members.
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.
HydraFacial partners with Accor Hotels at Vogue x Sofitel Festival in Paris
BY Tyler Landry | 26 Oct 2022
The HydraFacial EMEA Team recently took part in a show stopping event in collaboration with Accor Hotels and Vogue France.
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.