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29 Jan 2007
Cadbury House Hotel & Country Club in Congresbury, Somerset, UK, has appointed Chris Swire as general manager. Swire joins the team at the hotel during the final phase of a redevelopment which has already seen ... More
26 Jan 2007
A ‘Bath Butler’ initiative offered as part of the spa menu at Hotel Gansevoort in New York, US, is to be extended due to its popularity. WSA Management opened the 4,300sq ft (400sq m) G-Spa ... More
26 Jan 2007
Thai health resort Chiva-Som has revealed further details of its planned rollout of Niranlada, its on-site medi-spa facility dedicated to cosmetic procedures. The first Niranlada, meaning ‘eternal flower’ or ‘eternal beauty’ in Thai, opened at ... More
26 Jan 2007
A new report from tourism organisation VisitScotland suggests that spa and wellness-related holidays will be one of global tourism’s biggest future trends, due to increasing disposable incomes in many countries around the world. The new ... More
25 Jan 2007
Following the launch of the Lime spa at The Fortress in Sri Lanka, Per Aquum Resorts & Spas has revealed further details of the Lime brand extension, with sites planned to open in both the ... More
25 Jan 2007
The new wellness area at the Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Gardens hotel in Madeira, Spain, will open this month. Covering 15,070sq ft (1,400sq m), the facility has a vitality pool and a waterfall feature ... More
25 Jan 2007
The Four Seasons group is to open an expansive new spa at the Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche, France, in April. With 14 treatment rooms, the spa will be set in a typical ... More
24 Jan 2007
Architects Foster + Partners are due to submit proposals to Dublin City Council to redevelop the Clarence Hotel in the city’s Temple Bar district. If approved, the revamped 140-bedroom hotel – owned by Bono and ... More
23 Jan 2007
Spa management and development company Six Senses has introduced four new Lifestyle Programmes to six of its properties. The five-day programmes have been put together to assist guests who want to improve their lifestyle habits, ... More
23 Jan 2007
An innovative, new £1.3m (US$2.5m, 1.98m euro) spa is due to open this March in east London, UK. A joint venture between Tower Hamlets Council and Greenwich Leisure (GLL), Spa London is set to ‘revolutionise ... More
22 Jan 2007
Work will begin later this year on the US$1.6bn (1.23bn euro, £0.81bn) Baha Mar development in Nassau, the Bahamas. A joint venture between Harrah’s, Starwood and the Baha Mar Resorts company, the 1,000-acre integrated resort ... More
19 Jan 2007
Spa consultancy Raison d’Etre has been appointed by Capella Hotels and Resorts group to direct its spa strategy throughout Asia and Europe. Raison D’Etre working on the concepts, design and technical training for the exclusive ... More
19 Jan 2007
The owner of the Elégance Gontard International School in Nice, France, is to officially open its new spa training facility on 22 January. Situated on rue Hotel des postes, the beauty training school’s launch will ... More
17 Jan 2007
Sofitel has opened its latest Le Spa wellness facility at its new hotel in Los Angeles, US. The 295-bedroom hotel is located on the corner of the La Cienaga and Beverly Boulevards and has been ... More
16 Jan 2007
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts group is continuing its expansion into the African day spa market with the addition of a new 32,300sq ft (3,000sq m) wellness facility called Lifestyles Health Club & Spa at its ... More
15 Jan 2007
The Southern Sun Hotels group plans to continue an innovative recruitment and training programme following a successful launch at its Maia Resort and Spa in the Seychelles. The group also plans to examine the possibility ... More
15 Jan 2007
A new UK spa facility is to open to the public in mid-January as part of the University of Derby’s Buxton campus. The spa will be used to promote expertise and excellence in spa therapy. ... More
15 Jan 2007
An April launch date has been confirmed for a new destination spa at Indigo Bay Island Resort on Bazaruto Island in Mozambique. The new spa is part of widescale resort improvements, which also include the ... More
12 Jan 2007
Six Senses Resorts and Spas is to introduce its five-star Evason brand to the Maldives with Evason Laamu, situated on Olhuveli Island in the Thaa Atoll. Evason Laamu will comprise 130 villas, with 22 located ... More
10 Jan 2007
The 50,000sq ft (4,645sq m) Qua Baths & Spa has opened at Caesars Palace resort-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. The spa boasts 51 treatment studios comprising three deluxe couples’ rooms, two hydrotherapy areas, three ... More
     
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La Maviglia resort and medi-spa launching in Puglia in 2027, designed by Oppenheim Architecture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jul 2024
Plans have been unveiled for La Maviglia, a new luxury resort and expansive medi-spa set to open in Italy's Puglia region, renowned for its Primitivo wine, in 2027.
Aromatherapy Associates unveils luxury Bath Butler Service for spa and hotel partners
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2024
Aromatherapy Associates has unveiled an innovative new in-room wellbeing offering: the Bath Butler service.
Auberge Resorts to land in London in 2025 with two-floor spa inspired by Roman bathing
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2024
Auberge Resorts Collection will launch its first UK property and destination spa in Mayfair, London, in 2025, following a deal with UK-based global private investment group Reuben Brothers.
Texas welcomes WorldSprings: a new 46-pool social bathing hot spot and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2024
A large new mineral springs destination has launched in Texas, inspired by some of the world’s most famous hot springs – such as Jordan’s Dead Sea, Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Mexico’s Grutas Tolantongo.
Knesko Skin announces launch of Gold Repair Body Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2024
Knesko Skin has strengthened its gemstone-infused Gold Repair Collection with a new bodycare line, including a body cream, serum and signature collagen masks for hands and feet.
The Well appoints Ariella Willoughby as VP of operations to drive global growth
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2024
US integrative wellness brand The Well has named Ariella Willoughby as its new VP of operations, aiming to drive significant growth and operational success across its current and future locations worldwide.
New study uncovers hidden wellness market segments
BY Katie Barnes | 18 Jul 2024
A thought-provoking, US national probability study, The WELLSurvey™, has revealed that the majority of Americans now include several health and wellness practices in their everyday lives. They also view the concepts of 'wellness' and 'wellbeing' differently.
Light Centre secures £1.6 million to launch 10 new wellbeing centres across London
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jul 2024
Middleton Enterprises, a UK-based family investment office, has committed £1.6 million (US$2.1 million, €1.9 million) in funding to the Light Centre – a network of medical, therapeutic and wellbeing centres with four locations in London.
Wildsmith Skin teams up with Serenbe for US market debut
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jul 2024
Award-winning US wellness community Serenbe in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced a partnership with British wellness brand Wildsmith Skin to bring its nature-inspired skincare and spa treatments to the states.
Rianna Riego joins Seed to Skin as director of global business development
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2024
Rianna Riego, a seasoned professional in the wellness and spa industry, has been appointed director of global business development at Seed to Skin Tuscany, a premier Italian botanical skincare and spa brand.
Dream Machine founders Kevin Finel and Brice Battung target spa industry
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jul 2024
Two hypnosis professionals from France, Kevin Finel and Brice Battung, are looking to transform spa relaxation experiences with their Dream Machine innovation.
Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson joins the speaker lineup at the HCM Summit to share insights into his journey to health and wellbeing
BY Kath Hudson | 11 Jul 2024
Rugby legend, Jonny Wilkinson has been announced as a keynote speaker for the HCM Summit on 24 October in London.
Woodland Spa to double footprint with £16m revamp, set to complete in August
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jul 2024
The Woodland Spa, a premier UK day spa located in Burnley, Lancashire, is set to unveil the results of its £16 million (US$20.5 million, €18.9 million) transformation this August.
Therme creating ‘natural-healing urban oasis’ in South Korea, eyes further locations in Asia and US
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jul 2024
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group is on a mission to make wellness accessible to all and is expanding globally, bringing its social spas to the US, Canada, the UK and now South Korea.
Prime IV Hydration & Wellness unveils Nashville location amid plans for 97 new franchise spas this year
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2024
Nutrient vitamin IV therapy franchise, Prime IV Hydration & Wellness, is accelerating its expansion across the US, having recently launched its third location in Nashville's Green Hills area.
TempleSpa showcases new range with treatments that ‘spark energy and joy’
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2024
British spa and skincare brand TempleSpa has introduced two treatments to showcase its new Energy & Joy body and home range.
Third Space is on a roll with the second of three 2024 club launches
BY Kath Hudson | 04 Jul 2024
Third Space is celebrating the launch of its 11th club in London at the historic Battersea Power Station development.
SwellSpa taps AI to deliver nature-based sound therapy for spa treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2024
Sound wellness company Swell has launched AI-generated music solutions for spas and hotels, scientifically proven to improve wellbeing.
Elaine Jobson, CEO of Jetts, publishes high performance management book
BY Kath Hudson | 03 Jul 2024
Happy staff make more profitable businesses is the message of Jetts CEO, Elaine Jobson’s new book High Performance through Happy People.
Restorative wellness retreat opens at Grand Hotel Son Net in foothills of Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain region
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2024
Grand Hotel Son Net – a stylish, art-filled Mallorcan boutique hotel – has launched a brand-new spa and wellness area, after reopening in 2023.
Circadia unveils Pre & Post Biotic Nourishing Mask with Royal Tea
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2024
Professional US skincare brand Circadia has created a new face mask to protect, restore and nourish the skin and its microbiome.
GWI publishes Wellness Policy Toolkit to help address global mental health crisis
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jul 2024
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released a new report emphasising the critical role of mental wellness in supporting overall mental health.
Dornbracht's Serenity Sky taps into TCM and Kneipp therapy
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jul 2024
"Weightless, powerful, refreshing," is how Dornbracht's CEO Stefan Gesing describes the therapeutic water experiences of the company's new Serenity Sky shower panel
Submersive's psychedelic bathhouse concept fusing wellness, art and tech to arrive in 2026
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jun 2024
In 2026, the traditional bathhouse experience will get a futuristic twist with the arrival of Submersive – an innovative concept combining classical spa therapies with art, AI technology and multimedia effects.
Fountain Life to operate Sbe's flagship 'six-star longevity centre' opening in LA later this year
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jun 2024
Lifestyle hospitality company Sbe is branching into longevity and wellness with a new brand of properties – the first of which will open in LA’s Century Plaza development by the end of 2024.
Esse Skincare introduces sun-activated Pro-Sun D serum
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jun 2024
Vitamin D is a cornerstone of skin health, but with sunlight being our primary natural source, it's crucial to exercise caution against overexposure to potent rays.
Kloodos unveils futuristic Cell Stack PBM pod
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jun 2024
Kloodos has secured the global distribution rights for a futuristic photobiomodulation (PBM) pod that also emits negative ions and has been designed to create a float-like feeling.
Walking 10,000 steps daily confirmed to reduce health risks of inactivity, say Australian scientists
BY Katie Barnes | 26 Jun 2024
A new study by the University of Sydney is one of the first to objectively measure whether daily steps can offset the health risks of sedentary behaviour.
Good Spa Guide crowns UK’s best spas of 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jun 2024
The 15th annual Good Spa Guide (GSG) Awards winners were unveiled tonight (24 June) at a gala dinner during the Spa Life Convention in Hampshire, UK.
Heartcore ordered to pay damages in Coreformer collapse case, with lessons for the sector
BY Kath Hudson | 22 Jun 2024
Boutique operator Heartcore is paying damages to a violinist whose career was cut short following an accident during a class in 2019.
Vogue launches first Global Spa Guide – picks 100 of the world’s best spas
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2024
Conde Nast’s iconic fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, has launched a Global Spa Guide, curating 100 of the world's leading spas.
Global Wellness Summit 2024 to make waves in Scotland with theme “A Watershed Moment for Wellness”
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2024
The 2024 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is set to make a splash in Scotland from 4-7 November, with the theme “A Watershed Moment for Wellness”.
Good Spa Guide report reveals diverse spa preferences and spending habits across age groups
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2024
Results are in for the latest Good Spa Guide (GSG) consumer survey, with this year's findings categorised into five life stages to better understand different people’s priorities when visiting spas.
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2024
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The smart lock is powered by Ojmar's patented 'Push Power' technology, which harnesses the energy created by a simple push of the nozzle.
Influencer Anna Lewandowska reveals plans for a new 'wellness paradise' called Edan Studios in Barcelona
BY Kath Hudson | 20 Jun 2024
Fitness influencer and karate champion, Anna Lewandowska, has announced the launch of a multi-concept boutique in Barcelona called Edan Studios based on HIIT, Pilates and dance.
Elevate your offering with the new MSpa Duet
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2024
As a globally recognised provider of luxury spa solutions, MSpa is dedicated to bringing high-end spa experiences into more spa and wellness businesses and homes.
Omorovicza celebrates Claridge’s partnership with exclusive two-hour ritual inspired by ballet
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2024
Hungarian skincare brand Omorovicza has introduced a signature treatment to mark its new partnership with the spa at the iconic Claridge’s hotel in London.
Luxury 20-treatment-room spa launches in Türkiye at Maxx Royal Bodrum Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2024
Turkish hospitality group Maxx Royal Resorts has launched a new upscale coastal retreat on Türkiye's Bodrum peninsula, complete with a large 4,500sq m destination spa.
Japan's first Blue Zones longevity retreat to launch at Halekulani Okinawa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2024
A new retreat focused on helping people lead longer, happier lives is launching on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
News report: Hot property
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Hollywood A-lister Richard Gere talks at the Wellness Real Estate Symposium
Victoria Brownlie recognised with MBE for services to beauty and personal care industry
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2024
Victoria Brownlie, the British Beauty Council’s chief of policy and sustainability, has been named in King Charles’ Birthday Honours 2024 for her services to the UK’s beauty and personal care industry.
111Skin announces launch of Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2024
Founder of 111Skin Dr Yannis Alexandrides has introduced the brand’s new Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches to provide a needle-free solution for wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.
Wellness: SIRO: Full recovery
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
SIRO is staking a claim to be the world’s first fitness and recovery hotel brand and is planning 100 properties. Lisa Starr visits the first site in Dubai
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Powered by nature
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
B Corp-certified skincare company Comfort Zone has added a new body lotion to its Hydramemory range, which is inspired by the water-retaining powers of desert plants
First person: The real deal?
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
What’s the value of an authentic treatment? Andrew and Karin Gibson take to the hammams of Istanbul to find out
Software: Member benefits
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Up to a third of spa-goers now have a spa membership. What support can software systems offer?
Sponsored: Myrtha: Herbal Sauna
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Pools and wellness facilities expert, Myrtha’s new Herbal Sauna, brings an innovative and therapeutic experience to the spa, says Stefano Cattaneo
New opening: SHA Mexico
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
SHA Wellness reveals its highly anticipated international outpost
Sponsored: Yon-Ka: Celebrating skincare and sustainability
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
As French brand Yon-Ka celebrates 70 years of innovation and sustainability in the beauty business, the company is moving forward with new eco-friendly product packaging
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
A multisensory Amazon experience at Therme Euskirchen and Equinox’s US$40k membership
Sponsored: Living Earth Crafts: First choice
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Living Earth Crafts’ CEO Jim Chenevey gives the lowdown on what the next chapter holds for the company
Interview: Roger Tempest
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
The owner of Broughton Sanctuary in the UK is transforming the 900-year-old estate into a retreat-based business
Sponsored: Biologique Recherche: High definition
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Biologique Recherche is showcasing its new triple-action serum designed to firm, plump and re-contour with a new treatment protocol
New opening: Eynsham Baths
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Ennismore’s founder reveals a 3,000sq m Roman-inspired bathhouse
Finishing Touch: Going the distance
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Study looks at how far you need to walk to offset the health risks of inactivity
Sponsored: Lemi: touched by tech
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Italian spa equipment supplier, Lemi, is embracing the trend towards tech-driven wellness treatments, while also driving sustainable industry practices
Ask an expert: Environmental, social and governance
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Kath Hudson investigates how investors and consumers are increasingly spending their money on businesses with eco-credentials
Editor's letter: Cool customers
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Spas must adapt to unlock new avenues for growth while mitigating the impact of climate change, says Katie Barnes
New opening: Clinique La Prairie Health Resort, Anjii
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Longevity brand Clinique La Prairie debuts its health resort concept in China
Opinion: Jeremy McCarthy: The paradox of modern wellness
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
To find wellbeing today, we have to think about avoiding technology while also using it, says Jeremy McCarthy
Sponsored: Gharieni: Defining the well universe
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
The launch of Gharieni’s new touchless technology brand Metawell is perfectly aligned with the future direction of spa and wellness, says the company’s CEO, Sammy Gharieni
Spa People: Alla Sokolova
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
Creating inspiring wellness programmes for Scandinavian hotel group Nobis
Research: State of play: US spa numbers
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
ISPA’s latest study shows US spas have reached US$21.3bn in revenues
Spa People: Corvas Brinkerhoff
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
The attractions expert unveils an otherworldly, immersive bathhouse concept
Top Team: Therme Group
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
With its focus on affordable wellness, Therme Group is expanding its social spa concept globally. Jane Kitchen speaks to the people behind the brand
Interview: Susie Ellis
Spa Business 2024 issue 2
The chair of the Global Wellness Summit has been fundamental in defining the industry and continues to drive it forward
Swissline creates Never-Creased Sunscreen SPF 50 for mature skin
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jun 2024
Swissline has enhanced its Cell Shock Age Intelligence Collection with the introduction of the Never-Creased Sunscreen SPF 50. This new product is designed to nourish and safeguard the skin from sun damage, focusing on the face, neck and décolleté.
RLA Global: Wellness hotels experience positive growth trend globally in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jun 2024
Hotels incorporating wellness amenities experienced a significant boost in Total Revenue per Available Room (TRevPAR) in 2023, according to the latest Wellness Real Estate Report by RLA Global, produced in partnership with P&L benchmarking firm HotStats.
Acupuncture and physiotherapy inspire Comfort Zone’s new Facial Roller device
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jun 2024
Comfort Zone has introduced the Facial Roller, a non-invasive tool used to stimulate local microcirculation and promote better absorption of products.
Minor devises new medi-wellness concept for Anantara, debuting in Phuket in Q3
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2024
Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier has unveiled plans to introduce an innovative medi-wellness concept to the group's Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas brand, with ambitions to expand the concept to additional resorts in the future.
Metawell: unlocking the possibilities in a new era of wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2024
A decade ago, the Gharieni Group began pioneering the integration of advanced wellness technologies into its spa and treatment beds. This innovative approach has since become one of the industry's most significant disruptions and groundbreaking trends.
Living Earth Crafts creates Radiance PT LED light therapy bed
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2024
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has unveiled the Radiance PT, a versatile treatment table designed to offer a range of LED light therapy treatments.
World leaders gather at luxury Italian wellness retreat Borgo Egnazia for G7 Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2024
The 2024 G7 Summit is now underway at a destination spa resort in Puglia, Italy, with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US convening to address some of the world’s most urgent issues.
Global Wellness Day 2024 shatters records as 1 billion people unite for wellness and nature
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jun 2024
Global Wellness Day (GWD) marked its 13th anniversary on Saturday, 8 June and was reportedly celebrated by a record-breaking 1 billion people worldwide, making it the most successful year yet.
Deepak Chopra-backed wellness resort Ameyalli to open among historic Utah hot springs
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2024
Wellness industry figure Deepak Chopra is co-developing a new wellness community and resort focused on wellbeing and longevity in Utah’s Heber Valley, centred around natural geothermal springs.
Biologique Recherche reveals triple-action Lift Buste 3D serum and protocol to enhance bust, décolleté and buttocks
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2024
French skincare brand Biologique Recherche has introduced a new serum and treatment to address the needs of the bust, décolleté and buttocks areas.
László Puczkó joins Ensana as senior health spa advisor
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2024
European health spa operator Ensana has announced the strategic appointment of Dr László Puczkó as senior health spa advisor.
Fashionizer Spa reveals new partnership with Maybourne Riviera spa
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2024
The spa team at the prestigious French hotel, Maybourne Riviera, located in Roquebrune-Cap- Martin near Monaco, has chosen Fashionizer Spa to supply uniforms for its therapists.
EU funds Great Spa Towns of Europe youth project to foster intercultural dialogue among spa towns
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jun 2024
The Great Spa Towns of Europe (GSTE) has announced the successful approval of its funding application under the European Town Twinning Programme. This funding will support a year- long project named INTERSPACE, aimed at fostering intercultural dialogue among communities within the GSTE network.
Gen Z women are more engaged with physical activity than previous generations, finds Ernst & Young research
BY Kath Hudson | 04 Jun 2024
According to new research from Ernst & Young, the gap between female and male engagement in sport and physical activity is narrowing, with Gen Z adult female engagement figures on the rise.
Amra launches new SPF50+ Serum and announces spa partnerships in Maldives
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jun 2024
Amra has announced the launch of its latest sun protection product; SPF50+ Serum.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve to land in South America with tropical retreat in Rio de Janeiro
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jun 2024
Marriott is set to bolster its exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio with a brand new property in South America in Costa do Sol, Rio de Janeiro.
Introducing Oslo: MSpa's revolutionary portable rigid spa
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2024
As a leading brand in the portable spa industry, MSpa boasts more than 20 years of experience.
Banyan Tree to debut in Caribbean with Oppenheim-designed island retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2024
Developer Rockwell Island Development Group (RIDGE) has appointed five-star, global hospitality brand Banyan Tree to manage its new luxury island retreat in Bimini in the Bahamas.
Swissline’s face-saving summer solutions for oily, acne-prone skin
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2024
During the summer, hot and humid weather and pollution can activate excess sebum production, leading to clogged pores and acne.
GAIA Skincare launches new refillable amenity range
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2024
Female-founded spa and skincare brand Gaia Skincare was born with an ethical ethos to not only look after its customers’ wellbeing, but to also protect the planet.
From digital trends to real-world sustainability, Spa Life has it all
BY Megan Whitby | 29 May 2024
Spa Life International® Conventions are intimate, business-focussed events, created exclusively for senior spa and wellness professionals looking for a more targeted, cost- effective way of doing business.
BC SoftWear announces new EU distribution centre
BY Megan Whitby | 28 May 2024
Spa textiles supplier, BC SoftWear, has opened the doors to a new distribution hub in the Netherlands as part of its expansion into Europe.
Fitness influencers have a negative impact on mental health
BY Kath Hudson | 28 May 2024
New research shows that following social media health influencers motivates young people to exercise more vigorously and eat more fruit and vegetables, but their mental health often suffers.
Discover the perfect blend of style, innovation and flexibility with Living Earth Crafts’ Insignia 2.0 Ellipse
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2024
Living Earth Crafts has launched the new Insignia 2.0 Ellipse™ Multi-purpose Treatment Table, combining award-winning comfort and striking design aesthetics with operational excellence.
Evian Spa makes Middle Eastern debut, crowning top floor of luxury Bentley Tower
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2024
Evian Spa, the spa and wellness brand inspired by the premium mineral water brand, has arrived in Doha, marking its inaugural Middle Eastern location and fifth global destination.
Eminence Organic Skin Care launches Charcoal & Black Seed Collection to purify and balance
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2024
Eminence Organic Skin Care has unveiled its latest skincare range, harnessing the power of charcoal and black seed extract to rejuvenate and purify the skin.
bbspa_Group's Gabriella Francia talks balancing tradition and tech in spas
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2024
For Gabriella Francia, co-founder of bbspa_Group and training manager, the powerful touch of a massage is the stand-out element that makes a spa experience truly unique.
Corinthia Budapest and Omorovicza collaborate to honour Hungarian spa culture
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2024
Professional spa and skincare brand Omorovicza has announced a new partnership with the luxury Royal Spa at five-star Hungarian hotel Corinthia Budapest.
Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2024
A new nature-inspired wellness destination called Align is coming to Tucson, spearheaded by brothers and local hospitality entrepreneurs Mark and Eric Erman.
The Well names Zeev Sharon chief development officer and announces plans for Swiss debut
BY Megan Whitby | 21 May 2024
Modern US wellness brand The Well has promoted Zeev Sharon, formerly VP of real estate, to chief development officer.
QC New York to unveil 15,000sq ft multimillion-dollar expansion in July
BY Megan Whitby | 20 May 2024
QC New York, a luxury Italian day spa on Governors Island, will expand its offering this July by adding an extra 15,000sq ft of space. This new area will feature sensory saunas, waterfalls, a salt room, an ice room, a lavender room, a 142-seat bistro and a waterbed relaxation room.
JK Wellness' full-body LED light therapy bed Revive Pro IR Laydown makes global debut
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2024
JK Wellness, the beauty, spa and wellness division of JK Group UK and Ireland, has launched a full-body LED light therapy unit combining red light and near-infrared light technology.
Wellness real estate market booming – forecast to reach $913bn by 2028, reports GWI
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2024
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released promising new research on the wellness real estate market at its third-annual Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium in Manhattan.
Banyan Group appoints Paul Hawco to spearhead wellness strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 14 May 2024
Paul Hawco, a seasoned figure in the international wellness industry, has assumed the role of executive director – integrated wellbeing at independent, hospitality group Banyan Group.
Klafs launches all-new Taras outdoor sauna
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2024
Klafs has introduced the Taras outdoor sauna to offer a blend of functionality and style.
Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, unveils new-look lakeside destination spa
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2024
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in the southeastern US state of Georgia is celebrating a new milestone after unveiling its newly renovated 27,000sq ft destination spa.
Unlocking the power of energy: W3Spa EMEA 2024 gears up to ignite new industry connections in Sardinia
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2024
The countdown is on for the third edition of W3Spa EMEA, an industry buyer event hosted by international buyer event company We Work Well (WWW).
Triple defence: Elemental Herbology's latest SPF shields against sun damage, blue light and pollution
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2024
Your skincare routine just got smarter thanks to Elemental Herbology’s latest product innovation, Smart Screen SPF50.
Art-inspired urban spa to launch at stylish new London hotel, Art’otel London Hoxton
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2024
Art’otel, Radisson’s contemporary art-inspired lifestyle hotel brand, has strengthened its presence in London with a new hotel in Hoxton fusing art, design and hospitality.
Saga Holographic hits Kickstarter target to roll out holographic indoor bike
BY Kath Hudson | 08 May 2024
HoloBike, a holographic training bike that simulates trail rides in lifelike 3D, is aiming to push indoor cycling technology up a gear.
Exclusive: Yuki Kiyono goes behind the scenes of Aman’s social wellness brand Janu
BY Megan Whitby | 08 May 2024
Luxury hotel brand Aman, widely known for its strong spa focus, has just launched its much- talked-about sister brand Janu in Tokyo – complete with a 4,000sq m urban wellness retreat.
GM Collin introduces pro-ageing Poly-Acid Peel Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 07 May 2024
The Poly-Acid Peel Serum is GM Collin’s latest pro-ageing solution to help combat wrinkles, fine lines and dull complexion.
SHA Wellness shares vision for “world’s first healthy living island” in UAE
BY Megan Whitby | 07 May 2024
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness Clinic is busy preparing to bolster its wellness portfolio in 2026 with a hyper-exclusive island wellness enclave in AlJurf, UAE.
Equinox teams up with Dr Mark Hyman's Function Health to offer $40k annual healthspan programme
BY Kath Hudson | 07 May 2024
Equinox, has teamed up with health platform, Function Health, to offer 100 comprehensive laboratory tests, giving members vital insights into their internal health.
First standalone Elemis store to open in London’s Covent Garden
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2024
British spa and skincare giant Elemis is making an entrance into London's retail scene, picking Covent Garden's Seven Dials for its inaugural standalone store.
Step into a world of wellness with the Himalayan Source Salt Capsule
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2024
Himalayan Source has launched the Himalayan Salt Capsule to help spa, wellness and fitness facilities or residences upgrade their offering with halotherapy.
Breakers Hotel in Long Beach to relaunch as Fairmont property with tech-forward spa in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2024
The historic Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, California, is set to reopen in mid-2024 as a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property after a significant restoration and redevelopment project.
Kempinski to make Vietnamese debut with riverside resort and spa designed by Kengo Kuma
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2024
High-end five-star hotel company Kempinski Hotels is making its mark in Vietnam with a luxury waterfront property overlooking the Saigon River.
Yon-ka tackles stress and sleep health with new Serum CBD and treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 02 May 2024
Heightened stress and poor sleep are believed to accelerate the ageing process twice as quickly. To help combat this, Yon-ka has released Serum CBD along with a 90-minute face and back sleep therapy ritual.
The sound of success: three ways music can boost spa revenue according to Myndstream’s Freddie Moross
BY Megan Whitby | 01 May 2024
At Myndstream, we understand the power of music elevates the spa experience. But did you know it can also be a powerful revenue generator?
Dornbracht unveils new Aquahalo experience shower inspired by crystal chandeliers
BY Megan Whitby | 01 May 2024
Spa and bathroom fittings manufacturer Dornbracht has enhanced its portfolio with a new sculptural experience shower called the Aquahalo.
Bannatyne has bounced back from the pandemic
BY Kath Hudson | 27 Apr 2024
The Bannatyne Group says it has officially bounced back from the pandemic, with both turnover and profits restored to pre-2020 levels in 2023, according to its year-end results.
Kerzner to expand Siro portfolio with recovery-focused hotels in Los Cabos and Riyadh
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Apr 2024
Kerzner International has signed deals to operate two new Siro recovery hotels in Mexico and Saudi Arabia, following the launch of the inaugural Siro property in Dubai this February.
US spa industry hits record-breaking US$21.3 billion in revenue in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2024
The US spa industry is continuing its upward trajectory, achieving an unprecedented milestone with a record-breaking revenue of US$21.3 billion in 2023, surpassing the previous high of US$20.1 billion in 2022.
Shannon Malave appointed spa director at Mohonk Mountain House
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2024
Spa and wellness veteran Shannon Malave has been named spa director at iconic US spa destination Mohonk Mountain House.
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise, finds new research
BY Kath Hudson | 24 Apr 2024
Short-term incentives for exercise, such as using daily reminders, rewards or games, can lead to sustained increases in activity according to new research.
Six Senses unveils urban wellness retreat in Kyoto inspired by Japanese Zen culture
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2024
Six Senses Kyoto opens its doors today, marking the eco-luxury hotel and spa operator’s entry into Japan and a new addition to its urban collection.
Myndstream teases new breathwork series in collaboration with Grammy Award winner Peter Kater
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2024
Freddie Moross, founder of wellness music provider Myndstream, has announced plans to launch Spiritus – a brand new breathwork series by Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Peter Kater – onto the company’s music streaming service, The Stream.
Full Balance reveals all-natural reflexology board
BY Katie Barnes | 19 Apr 2024
Austrian-based Full Balance has created a Big Foot massage board for communal spa areas which guests stand on to "closely mimic the experience of professional reflexology treatments".
Galgorm Resort gears up to host UK Aufguss Championships next week
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2024
UK sauna enthusiasts will converge at Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland next week for the highly anticipated second annual UK Aufguss Championships.
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2024
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released new data on the US’ wellness economy, valuing it at US$1.8 trillion.
Scottish spa industry to gather at first-ever Spa Life Scotland event
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Apr 2024
Industry event organisation Spa Life is gearing up for the first-ever Spa Life Scotland Convention, due to be hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow from 28-30 April.
Remedy Place to launch two new social wellness clubs annually as part of rollout strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Apr 2024
Remedy Place, a US-based social wellness club brand, is poised for steady expansion in the coming years, with plans to open two new clubs annually moving forward.
Clinique La Prairie to operate health resort at Tri Vananda in Phuket
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Apr 2024
Swiss longevity brand Clinique La Prairie (CLP) has inked a deal with Montara Hospitality Group to operate a resort at Tri Vananda – a purpose-built wellness community in Phuket, Thailand.
We Work Well organises annual pre-ISPA charity hike in Scottsdale
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Apr 2024
We Work Well founders Monica Helmstetter and Lucy Hugo have called on ISPA members to join their annual SpasPushingLimits charity hike in Phoenix, Arizona, on 22 April.
Six Senses La Sagesse launches with lagoon-fronted spa inspired by Caribbean fishing villages
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Apr 2024
Six Senses has announced the grand opening of its first-ever property and spa in the Caribbean, called Six Senses La Sagesse.
US$60m Zion Canyon Hot Springs project breaks ground in Southern Utah
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2024
A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to open in Southern Utah in Q3 of 2025.
MyEquilibria combines art and outdoor exercise
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2024
"We summarise what we do in two words – functional art," says Gian Luca Innocenzi, CEO and founder of MyEquilibria, which specialises in high-end outdoor exercise equipment.
Research: Kundalini yoga provides cognitive benefits to postmenopausal women at risk of Alzheimer's
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2024
A new study by UCLA Health found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Dedicated recovery clubs tipped to become a trend
BY Kath Hudson | 11 Apr 2024
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at the recent PerformX Live, tipped by many speakers as upcoming trends, while the exhibition halls featured infrared saunas, compression therapy and ice baths.
How technology can help drive growth for your spa business
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2024
It's safe to say that technology is transforming every sector, and the spa, wellness and beauty industries are no exception.
Elevate your spa business: master global standards and thrive in Saudi Arabia's tourism boom
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Apr 2024
Discover how to prepare your spa or wellness facility for the influx of international guests and meet global standards as tourism in Saudi Arabia surges.
Sothys launches pro-ageing Sun Range
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Apr 2024
French spa brand Sothys has developed the Sun Range to protect the skin against sun damage.
New lakeside spa oasis set to open at The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Apr 2024
Luxury lakeside retreat The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, US, is gearing up to unveil its new-look destination spa this May following a comprehensive makeover.
Discover Comfort Zone’s Stand For Regeneration campaign
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2024
Comfort Zone's latest initiative, the Stand for Regeneration campaign, consolidates its position as a pioneer in the cosmetics business.
Europe's premier Evian Spa unveiled at Hôtel Royal in France
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2024
Europe’s first Evian Spa has opened at the five-star Hôtel Royal in Evian-les-Bains, France – the birthplace of the Danone-owned mineral water brand Evian.
Atzaró Okavango Camp and wellness retreat to launch in Botswana wildlife haven
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2024
A boutique safari and wellness escape will open in Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta this May, marking the latest venture from Ibiza's Atzaró Group.
Bioline Jatò unveils revamped Primaluce Exfo&White line and facial
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2024
Bioline Jatò has reformulated its Primaluce Exfo&White skincare line, 30 years after it first launched.
Global summit will bring together industry leaders in health, fitness and wellness
BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision- makers across the health, fitness and wellness markets. The event – the HCM Summit – will be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, London on 24 October 2024, with pre-summit events the day before.
Ronaldo crashes the app store with launch of new wellness, fitness and health app, Erakulis
BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on fitness, nutrition and mental wellness in one seamless experience.
Art of Cryo's 12-person cryochamber breaks four world records
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2024
Cryotherapy supplier Art of Cryo has created a new 12-person walkthrough cryotherapy chamber at Cryo Center Coolzone Madeira, claimed to be the largest cold therapy treatment experience in the world.
Research: Timing of exercise more important than workout type or length in ensuring health benefits
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2024
Spas which offer a fitness element might benefit from thinking about the timings of sessions, according to new research from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
GWI’s new Wellness Policy Toolkit proposes shift from wellness tourism to ‘wellness in tourism’
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2024
Industry research organisation, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has announced the release of a new report called Wellness Policy Toolkit: Wellness in Tourism.
Spa and wellness industry to reunite at Forum HOTel&SPA 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2024
The 16th edition of the esteemed international spa and hospitality industry event, Forum HOTel&SPA, is rapidly approaching, promising an immersive experience for attendees.
GoCo Health Innovation City in Sweden plans to lead the world in delivering wellness and new science
BY Kath Hudson | 28 Mar 2024
A new urban city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden is in development with the aim of accelerating health innovation.
Rosewood's Asaya portfolio to expand with lakeside Austrian spa, opening in July
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2024
Reservations are now open for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts' second Austrian property in Salzburger Land, called Rosewood Schloss Fuschl.
Clinique La Prairie unveils health resort in China after two-year project
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2024
Swiss medical wellness and longevity brand Clinique La Prairie has unveiled its highly- anticipated health resort in Anji, China. The opening marks the brand's debut in China and its first international Health Resort outside of Switzerland.
Gaia Skincare expands presence in UK and Europe with four new spa accounts
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2024
Spa and wellness brand, Gaia Skincare, has announced it’s collaborating with another four spa partners in the UK and Europe.
Immunocologie strikes up partnership with Satteva Wellness Group
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2024
NYC-based lifestyle, spa and skin science brand Immunocologie Skincare has embarked on a strategic collaboration with Satteva Wellness Group, marking its foray into the Latin American market.
Thailand's first lady attends APSWC Awards ceremony recognising industry excellence
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2024
The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) recently marked another year of industry achievement with a prestigious awards ceremony held during the 2024 APSWC Round Table event in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aman plans UAE debut with beachfront Dubai hotel and signature Aman Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Mar 2024
Luxury hotel Aman Resorts and Hotels has announced plans to debut in the UAE with an all- suite hotel and spa in Dubai.
The Ranch Hudson Valley sets April launch date
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2024
Luxury health and wellness brand The Ranch is gearing up to open its first East Coast destination in the Hudson Valley near Tuxedo Park, New York, on 18 April.
Myndstream partners with SleepScore Labs to reveal hidden power of spa treatments in improving sleep
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2024
Global wellness music provider Myndstream has released the second episode of its new educational content series Mastermynds, in partnership with Universal Companies.
Four Seasons announces luxury wellness resort and residences at Amaala
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2024
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the latest brand to join the collection of luxury hospitality partners at Saudi Arabia's upcoming regenerative tourism destination Amaala.
Yon-Ka Paris introduces groundbreaking CBD serum and treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2024
A key player in the wellness industry since 1954, Yon-Ka Paris has dedicated its expertise to developing exceptional, naturally rejuvenating and high-performance products which suit modern lifestyles.
Interview: Lyndell Nelis
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
The wellness director for Atlantis Resorts explains how its two Dubai properties are 'smashing it' when it comes to spa performance
The Covery inks partnership with Aura Spa to bring recovery services to Northeastern US
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2024
The Covery, a lifestyle optimisation wellness brand, has announced a new licensing partnership with Aura Spa, solidifying its commitment to broadening access to recovery and wellness therapies throughout the US.
Interview: Esin Güral Argat
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
The owner of Joali Being tells Neena Dhillon what inspired her to create an island dedicated to transformative wellbeing in the Maldives
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Scream therapy, dance retreats and wellness festivals top the list of the latest spa offerings globally
Embrace the future of luxury science-backed skincare with Amra's Micro-Cellular Actives
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2024
Amra Skincare has positioned itself at the forefront of dermatological science and introduced its Micro-Cellular Actives line – a range of innovative molecular agents formulated to redefine the brand’s clinically-driven skincare applications for unparalleled results.
Destination focus: London
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Major hotel brands from Mandarin Oriental and Raffles to Six Senses are all investing in the UK capital, but how will they differentiate themselves asks Katie Barnes
Sponsored: Voya – adapting global strategy to suit local consumer needs
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Voya excels in seamless customer supply, says global head of sales Chantal Sanders
2024 ISPA Consumer Study reveals spa-goer trends and preferences
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2024
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 2024 edition of its Consumer Snapshot research initiative, shedding light on the behaviours and preferences of regular spa-goers in the US.
Editor's letter: The pursuit of happiness
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Happiness is increasingly recognised as the ultimate measure of prosperity. How can spas tap into this?
Profile: King of Bhutan
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Plans for a 'mindfulness city' nearly as big as Hong Kong have been unveiled by the King of Bhutan. Katie Barnes takes a closer look
Jeremy McCarthy: Details matter
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Attention to detail is a superpower and necessity in the luxury spa arena, says our contributing editor
Spa People: Yuki Kiyono
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
On how social wellness and playful expression underpin the spa concept of Aman's new sister brand Janu
Sponsored: Matrix – High end
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Hoar Cross Hall has a new gym to match its award-winning hotel and spa. We find out more about the transformation
New opening: Kilolani Spa
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Grand Wailea's famous Hawaiian spa has been transformed into a moon-inspired, open-air haven
First person: By royal appointment
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau has a hypo-healing experience at Atlantis The Royal, Kerzner's sister property to the iconic Atlantis The Palm
First person: Viva Las Vegas
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Lisa Starr tries out a next-gen facial at the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Family matters: The Wilhelmis
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
The father and son duo behind the Buchinger Wilhelmi fasting method share their exciting plans for research and innovation with Megan Whitby
Everyone's talking about: Continuing professional development
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
As the spa, wellness and medical sectors merge, should therapist CPD be mandatory? Kath Hudson investigates
Spa People: Dr Jonathan Leary
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
The Remedy Place co-founder says the self-care industry is going to blow up
Event report: Hot Springs Connection
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Jane Kitchen reveals the thermal spa issues and trends delegates were talking about at this industry gathering in California
Sponsored: AMRA: Tailored opulence
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
AMRA Skincare shares its bespoke approach to crafting unforgettably decadent spa journeys
Sponsored: Beltrami – made in Italy
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Beltrami has more than 50 years’ experience creating bespoke textile products for spas around the world, with a focus on quality
Spa People: Celine Vadam
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Charged with rolling out Blue Zones retreats globally
Software: Building relationships
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Using personal data to create tailored experiences is paramount for spas, but operators have been fined millions for breaching GDPR. How can software systems help navigate this?
Project preview: Atzaró Okavango Camp
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Self-care meets safari in Botswana
Sponsored: Comfort Zone – stand for regeneration
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Comfort Zone is focused on growing the future by embracing regenerative organic agriculture
Sponsored: Starpool – Add life
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Increasing life expectancy is one of the great achievements of our times and Starpool is working to bring real meaning to longevity
Finishing Touch: All in the timing
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
When we exercise is more important than the type of activity, a study shows
Wello Works – a work and wellness concept, launches first location in Sydney
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Mar 2024
Wello Works, a new concept which mixes a wellness centre and a co-working office, has launched its first site in Sydney.
TRIB3 launches reformer Pilates brand – PILAT3S
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Mar 2024
The team behind TRIB3 has launched a reformer Pilates studio concept called PILAT3S, which will be available either as a standalone franchise, or as a club-in-club concept, aiming to take the exercise modality into the mainstream.
Book4Time unveils enhanced day and resort pass functionality
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2024
Book4Time has announced the launch of Day & Resort Passes on its award-winning platform to help hotels and resorts drive staycation business.
Living Earth Crafts refreshes market-leading Century City bed
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2024
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has re-launched its best-selling multipurpose spa treatment table the Century City™, redesigned to include both the ultra-luxurious Strata Cloudfill™ replaceable SpaMattress™ and the only Thermasoft™ Dual-Zone Embedded Table Warmer on the market.
Crafting luxury: Beltrami Linen's bespoke spa solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2024
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance.
Beauty experts to take centre stage at Natural Beauty Expo in London next month
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
The Natural Beauty Expo is returning to London from 14-15 April to showcase the latest trend-setting natural, organic and sustainable spa, beauty and skincare products.
Unlocking wellness: bbspa_Group's UK expansion led by Kirsty MacCormick
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
bbspa_Group has unveiled an exciting addition to its portfolio in the UK, led by industry figure Kirsty MacCormick as co-founder and CEO.
Aman sister brand Janu debuts in Tokyo with four-floor urban wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
Janu – Aman’s highly-anticipated sister brand – has opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo, marking the first in its pipeline of 13 properties across city, country and coastal destinations.
First-ever World Wellbeing Policy Forum to ignite conversation about global wellbeing and happiness
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
The World Happiness Summit (WOHASU) is gearing up to hold its first-ever World Wellbeing Policy Forum in London on 18 March 2024.
Phytomer unveils showerless Body Reflex scrub and wrap ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Mar 2024
French marine skincare and spa brand Phytomer has rolled out a new 60-minute body treatment targeting the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
Beiersdorf, owner of La Prairie, snaps up Clinique La Prairie real estate assets, reuniting the brand with its birthplace
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Mar 2024
Beiersdorf, the German parent company behind premium Swiss skincare brand La Prairie, has signed an agreement with Clinique La Prairie to acquire the health and longevity brand’s real estate assets at its lakeside flagship in Montreux, Switzerland.
Banya No 1 founder, Andrei Fomin, sets sights on global expansion
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Mar 2024
Andrei Fomin, the mastermind behind London’s Russian bathhouse and spa concept Banya No 1, wants to take his brand global, according to an exclusive interview with Spa Business.
Industry pays tribute to Julia Sutton and reflects on her legacy
BY Jane Kitchen | 12 Mar 2024
Julia Sutton, co-founder of exhale Spa, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey in January while jogging. Many in the industry have been left in shock and mourning at the sudden news, especially as the 56-year-old founder of the spa and fitness brand passed away while doing something as life-affirming as running.
Halekulani introduces luxury poolside Knesko facemask service
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2024
Premium hotel and spa destination Halekulani in Honolulu, Hawaii, has launched a poolside facemask service for its guests, powered by luxury skincare and spa brand Knesko.
Estelle Manor's new Roman bathhouse spa invites guests to step back in time
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Mar 2024
English countryside hotel and club Estelle Manor has unveiled its new 3,000sq m Roman- inspired bathhouse and spa following an intricate five-year project.
Equinox raises $1.8 billion to refinance and drive growth
BY Liz Terry | 09 Mar 2024
Equinox has raised US$1.8 billion in cash to refinance US$1.5 billion of maturing loans. The deal will also boost cashflow and give it a chunk of working capital to fund growth.
Myndstream music – the secret ingredient to unforgettable wellness experiences
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2024
In the spa world, first impressions set the tone for the entire experience and music plays a key role in this.
€38m geothermal spa and leisure centre to revitalise Croatian city of Bjelovar
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2024
A multi-million-euro geothermal spa and leisure centre, called Terme Bjelovar, is scheduled to open in the Croatian city of Bjelovar in Q3 of 2025.
Global Wellness Day 2024 to champion reconnecting with nature
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Mar 2024
Global Wellness Day (GWD) is set to mark its 13th annual celebration on 8 June 2024, under the theme #MagentaNature, emphasising the vital connection between humanity and the natural world.
Yon-Ka unveils Time Resist pro-ageing face cream duo
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2024
Yon-Ka has introduced the Time Resist Jour (Day) and Nuit (Night) moisturisers, to offer a comprehensive pro-ageing routine that works around the clock to plump and fill wrinkles while smoothing the skin.
Two Santani eco-friendly wellness resorts coming to Oman, partnered with Omran Group
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Mar 2024
Sri Lankan retreat brand Santani Wellness Resorts has joined forces with the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group) to develop and operate two new locations in Oman, marking its international debut outside of Sri Lanka.
UK government launches Our Future Health, a world-leading preventative research programme with a five-million-strong sample
BY Kath Hudson | 06 Mar 2024
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is looking for recruits ahead of undertaking its largest- ever research programme.
Kerzner shows confidence in its Siro wellness hotel concept, revealing plans to open 100
BY Kath Hudson | 05 Mar 2024
Following the launch of its Siro wellness hotel brand, in the form of Siro One Za’abeel in Dubai, Kerzner International has revealed it plans to create a global chain of properties under the brand.
WTTC’s Hotel Sustainability Basics verification surpasses 1,700 properties
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Mar 2024
The World Travel & Tourism Council's Hotel Sustainability Basics verification has achieved a significant milestone, with over 1,700 hotels verified across 70 countries.
Swissline introduces Swiss Oxygen facial and all-new mask and ampoule
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Mar 2024
Cellular skincare and spa brand Swissline has launched a new 75-minute facial titled the Swiss Oxygen Treatment, debuting exclusively at luxury Swiss day spa Labo Spa in Zurich.
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Mar 2024
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from 18-22 May 2024.
Second edition of UK Aufguss Championships set to heat up Galgorm Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Mar 2024
The ancient art of aufguss will be celebrated this April with the Second UK Aufguss Championships at destination spa and hotel Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland.
Natural Beauty Expo returns to London in April
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Mar 2024
Mark your calendars for the return of the highly anticipated Natural Beauty Expo at ExCeL, London, from 14-15 April.
Amra Skincare announces collaboration with St. Regis Red Sea Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Feb 2024
Amra Skincare, the premium British spa and skincare brand, has been selected as the exclusive spa partner for the St. Regis Red Sea Resort in Saudi Arabia.
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands are to merge to form a $3.5 billion business
BY Liz Terry | 29 Feb 2024
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands have revealed plans to merge 'as equals' creating a new company with around US$3.5 billion a year in sales and 7,000 franchises in 50 countries.
Book4Time unveils enhanced day and resort pass functionality
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Feb 2024
With an increasing number of luxury hotels and resorts offering day and resort passes to drive staycation business, Book4Time, a leader in innovative spa and wellness solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of Day & Resort Passes on its award-winning platform.
Samsung launches first smart ring to support health, fitness and wellness
BY Kath Hudson | 29 Feb 2024
Samsung has unveiled a smart ring, packed with innovative technologies to aid health and wellbeing, which will be available later this year.
Mountain wellness retreat to open among US$2.4bn Omani Mountain Destination
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2024
Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MoHUP) has revealed plans for an ambitious high-altitude mixed-used development project called Omani Mountain Destination (OMD) on Jabal al Akhdar.
Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s
BY Kath Hudson | 28 Feb 2024
According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow down the neurodegeneration associated with Parkinson’s Disease, there is evidence it can even reverse the damage.
Safety guidelines address dangers of cold water immersion
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2024
Australian exercise and active health trade body, AUSactive, has partnered with the national Royal Life Saving and Swimming Pool & Spa Association to develop a position statement on cold water immersion therapy (CWI).
Natura Bissé treatments boost wellbeing by almost 70 per cent finds recent study
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2024
Spanish skincare and spa brand Natura Bissé has discovered its treatments can increase a sense of wellbeing by almost 70 per cent, as well as improving self-esteem, skin condition and relaxation levels.
bbspa_Group announces launch of UK branch, helmed by Kirsty MacCormick
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2024
European spa and wellness consultancy bbspa_Group has ventured into the UK market and launched bbspa_UK in collaboration with award-winning spa consultant Kirsty MacCormick.
Third Space gears up to open three new clubs
BY Kath Hudson | 27 Feb 2024
Speaking exclusively in the current issue of HCM, Third Space CEO, Colin Waggett says he is feeling optimistic, as the company gears up to open three clubs this summer.
Kerzner’s first Siro fitness and recovery hotel now open in Dubai
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Feb 2024
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship Siro resort in Dubai.
Espa unveils limited edition Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2024
Encapsulating the essence of Espa in one beautiful, ornamental art piece, the new Espa Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle honours the senses with precious aromatherapy ingredients and natural materials.
Gharieni Group announces launch of Metawell
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2024
The Gharieni Group has expanded its family of brands with Metawell: a new brand that will exclusively communicate and offer its mind/body wellness technologies offering in the global market.
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep
BY Kath Hudson | 21 Feb 2024
More consumers are realising meditation is beneficial, but many give up because it’s difficult to master the mind. The Muse headset has been designed to tackle this pain point.
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2024
Accor’s high-end brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to land in northwestern Saudia Arabia in 2027 as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round adventure sports destination.
London’s BT Tower to become luxury hotel following £275m deal
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2024
British telecommunications company BT Group has sold its iconic BT Tower for £275 million (US$347 million, €321.3 million) to hotel management company MCR Hotels.
Luxury hotel market immune to cost of living cutbacks, reports RSM
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Feb 2024
While the UK hotel sector ended 2023 on a high, new data shows this was largely driven by the luxury market with a spike in room rates and profits – according to the RSM Hotels Tracker: Focus on Asset Classes.
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Feb 2024
While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University.
New brand, Lunar Health Clubs, is aiming to deliver the UK's most prestigious wellness sanctuary
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Feb 2024
Newcomer to the market, Lunar Health Clubs, is gearing up to open its first high-end club this April, in Marlow UK.
Cornwall’s St Moritz Hotel + Cowshed Spa undergoes multi-million-pound upgrade
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Feb 2024
St Moritz Hotel + Cowshed Spa, based in Trebetherick, Cornwall, will unveil its upgraded leisure facilities following a £2 million (€2.3 million, US$2.5 million) refurb in June 2024.
Anticipation builds for 2024 Medical Wellness Congress
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Feb 2024
The much-anticipated 2024 Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) will be themed around Vitality – The Key to Longevity and take place from 8-9 April at St. Martin’s Spa & Lodge in Austria, near Vienna.
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so
BY Kath Hudson | 16 Feb 2024
University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature.
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival
BY Kath Hudson | 15 Feb 2024
Nike, is launching a one-day fitness, wellness and mindfulness festival in London next month, before taking the event around the world.
Exhale taps Salt Chamber to create comprehensive recovery lounge in NYC
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2024
Salt Chamber has announced a collaboration with Exhale at its new flagship location at Virgin Hotels New York City on a multisensory salt room.
Ritz-Carlton, Portland unveils skyline spa inspired by unfolding petals of a rose
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2024
A new urban wellness retreat has opened in downtown Portland, Oregon, at the recently opened luxury hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Portland.
Continuum Footspas introduces Infinity Glass Pedicure Bowl
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2024
Pedicure equipment manufacturer Continuum Pedicure Footspas has launched a new pedicure bowl finished with an iridescent tint.
Maybourne Hotel Group planning luxury Knightsbridge wellness haven, Surrenne
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2024
A major new wellness retreat called Surrenne is coming to Knightsbridge, London, this April, according to an announcement from Claridge's owner The Maybourne Hotel Group.
Personally designed workouts create a placebo effect that yields better results
BY Kath Hudson | 13 Feb 2024
Believing your training programme has been personally optimised just for you creates a placebo effect that leads to better results.
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2024
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has released its annual Future of Wellness report, forecasting what will make waves in the diverse world of wellness in the year ahead.
Peninsula Hot Springs unveils AUS$11.7m sister site in Australian outback
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Feb 2024
Australia’s iconic bathing destination Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria has announced the arrival of its brand new sister site in Cunnamulla, southwest Queensland.
IWBI creates WELL for residential programme to inspire healthy living environments
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Feb 2024
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), has launched a new global certificate to recognise and award industry best practices to create healthier and more resilient homes.
Lemi launches ThermoSoft-V treatment bed
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2024
Lemi has combined vibroacoustic therapy and heat therapy to create its new ThermoSoft-V treatment bed and help lull spa guests into a deeply relaxed physical and mental state.
Studio A+ realises striking urban hot springs retreat in China's Shanxi Province
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2024