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05 Oct 2004
Zen Lifestyle spa in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to open a new site in the city at Teviot Place in late October. Featuring five treatment rooms – two on the ground floor and three in the ... More
05 Oct 2004
Grimshaw, the architectural group that designed the much-delayed £36m Bath Thermae Spa project in the UK, has angrily refuted claims that it is responsible for the latest problems to beset the site. The architects responded ... More
05 Oct 2004
Amida Racquets and Fitness Spa in Twickenham, UK, has launched a range of day spa memberships to encourage its current day spa guests to use the facilities regularly throughout the year. The Silver, Gold and ... More
01 Oct 2004
The third phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force today and means the UK’s 10 million disabled people now have greater rights on the high street and in the workplace. The new ... More
30 Sep 2004
Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, will boast the largest spa facility in the country when it reopens the Spa at Millbrook next month (October). The original Spa at Millbrook, which opened in December 2001, ... More
28 Sep 2004
The Vineyard Hotel near Cape Town, South Africa, will add a spa to its facilities for the busy winter season. Located in the Newlands district, the Vineyard’s Angsana Spa will open in December 2004 and ... More
16 Sep 2004
The Japanese spa industry is recovering from revelations that the water at many of the country’s most celebrated onsen – or Japanese hot spas – is in fact nothing more than warmed up tap water. ... More
16 Sep 2004
Cairo’s largest spa, the Daniela Steiner Spa and Wellness Centre, opened at the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza hotel in Egypt last month. Managed by Daniela Steiner, the spa has 15 treatment rooms – including ... More
06 Sep 2004
Marriott International announced it has obtained the management contract of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. The resort was acquired by the CNL Hotels & Resorts in April 2004 from KSL Recreation ... More
02 Sep 2004
The Six Senses spa at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives is offering three, week-long retreat packages this autumn, all led by celebrity therapists. Internationally acclaimed pilates and gyrotonix expert Behsat Ahmet will kick ... More
01 Sep 2004
Spa operator Champneys Health Resort Group has parted company with product supplier Decléor after a 20-year association. The operator said the decision was made following the introduction of its new Health and Beauty Collection. A ... More
19 Aug 2004
Sansha Ayurveda, the Indian Ayurvedic health spa operator, is looking for partners to introduce the brand to existing spas and health facilities throughout Europe. Director Paawan Munjal said the company was in serious discussions with ... More
10 Aug 2004
UK-based spa brand, Elemis, has launched a new signature treatment called Bajan Bliss which has been exclusively designed for the Té Spa at Villa Nova in Barbados. Bajan Bliss was inspired by the culture of ... More
10 Aug 2004
A privately-owned spa situated outside Moate in Ireland has been awarded over 700,000 euros in grant aid under Failte Ireland’s Tourism Product Development Scheme. Temple Health Spa, which is situated in Horseleap, will use the ... More
10 Aug 2004
The Radisson Edwardian hotel at the former Free Trade Hall site in Manchester has launched its luxury spa and health club. The Sienna Spa & Health Club has five treatment rooms and is operated by ... More
27 Jul 2004
A new 9,000sq ft spa is planned as part of the Laterra residential development at Florida’s World Golf Village in the US. Designed by Robert D Henry Architects of New York, the PGA Tour Spa ... More
27 Jul 2004
UK-based architects, Reardon Smith, have secured all statutory approvals to turn a 15th century Italian convent into a luxury resort spa. Situated in the southern Italian town of Amalfi, the property, called Santa Rosa, is ... More
13 Jul 2004
A luxury new male grooming establishment is due to open in London’s Mayfair this September. Called Gentlemen’s Tonic and founded by 31-year-old French/American, Olivier Bonnefoy, it will be the first in a number of sites ... More
13 Jul 2004
Sothys' flagship beauty salon in Paris, the Sothys Institute, has expanded its facilities and services to open a dedicated area for its male clientele. Situated on the Rue de Faubourg St Honoré, the addition to ... More
09 Jul 2004
Harrogate’s famous Turkish Baths reopened on 9 June after a £1m revamp. Jointly funded by Harrogate Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the refurbishment has seen the Victorian facility restored as a modern day spa ... More
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GM Collin expands pro-ageing Bota-Peptides line
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jun 2023
The Bota-Peptides Cream is the latest addition to GM Collin’s Bota-Peptides range formulated to target wrinkles and improve the skin’s radiance and texture.
Hadi Teherani-designed alpine nature spa opens at Hotel Krallerhof in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2023
Austria’s five-star alpine wellness retreat Hotel Krallerhof has been updated with a new nature- centric glass-fronted spa, Atmosphere by Krallerhof.
Equinox tells HCM it plans to fight $11.25m race discrimination ruling
BY Tom Walker | 02 Jun 2023
Lifestyle brand Equinox has told HCM it plans to fight a ruling by the US courts that it must pay pay US$11.25m to a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against due to her race and gender, saying it "vehemently disagrees with the jury’s finding".
Comfort Zone introduces new and improved Hydramemory line following reformulation
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2023
Sustainable spa and skincare brand Comfort Zone has refreshed its Hydramemory collection to restore and maintain hydration and combat changes in the microclimate to prevent dryness.
Wellness gets wild as JW Marriott safari retreat opens in Masai Mara National Reserve
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2023
JW Marriott has branched into the luxury safari segment with a wellness-forward retreat property in one of Africa's most renowned wildlife and wilderness conservation regions.
Architizer celebrates best of spa and wellness architecture at 11th Annual A+Awards
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2023
Global online architecture platform Architizer has spotlighted innovative spa and wellness architecture concepts around the world as part of its 11th Annual Architizer A+Awards.
Wellbeing strategist Dr Glenda Rivoallan to keynote Spa Life UK 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2023
Industry event Spa Life UK is back for 2023 from 2-4 July at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel.
Bulgari Spa London partners with Mauli Rituals to launch new sound therapy rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2023
Ayurvedic spa and wellness brand Mauli Rituals has launched four new treatments centred around female wellbeing at The Bulgari Spa London in Knightsbridge.
Kelleye Martin named spa director of The Houstonian’s Trellis Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2023
Iconic Texas hotel and wellness destination Texas The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa has announced the appointment of Kelleye Martin as the new director of its Trellis Spa.
Antoine Lamarche named CEO of Multaler Group, parent company of Yon-Ka Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2023
Antoine Lamarche has been promoted to CEO of the Multaler Group, parent company of family- owned French skincare and spa brand Yon-Ka Paris.
The Carlton Cannes opens the doors to Le C Club wellness retreat on the French Riviera
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2023
Just in time for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, premium beachside hotel The Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France, has opened its brand new spa and fitness centre, Le C Club.
Peter Anderson joins HVS as managing director, wellness consulting practice leader
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2023
Hospitality consulting and intelligence firm HVS* has appointed Peter Anderson as a managing director and wellness practice leader within the Americas region.
Salt Chamber launches The Wellness Suite at ISPA 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2023
Halotherapy supplier Salt Chamber has unveiled a flexible new salt therapy wellness experience called The Wellness Suite.
Robust revenue growth at hotels with wellness offerings worldwide during 2022, finds RLA Global
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2023
Revenues at wellness hotels rose sharply in 2022 as demand rebounded, despite economic and geopolitical difficulties.
NWTO: Mountain tourism now accounts for up to 16 per cent of international tourist arrivals
BY Tom Walker | 23 May 2023
Mountain tourism represents between nine and 16 per cent of all international tourist arrivals worldwide as people head for sport, health and wellbeing travel.
BC SoftWear unveils new premium range following boom in demand for luxury spa textiles
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2023
UK-based hotel and spa textiles supplier BC SoftWear has introduced a new ultra luxury range of spa linens and robes.
New treatment menu launches at Pietro Simone’s New York and London clinics
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2023
Italian skincare specialist Pietro Simone has launched a new menu at his House of Pietro Simone in Soho, New York, and his London clinic at the boutique Mayfair hotel Flemings.
Therme Group planning flagship US facility in Washington DC
BY Megan Whitby | 18 May 2023
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group US and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed a deal to work together toward identifying a site for a new Therme facility.
New spa garden for Eden Hall Day Spa following £4m investment
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2023
UK hotel and spa group Barons Eden has launched a new £4m (US$5m, €4.6m) Spa Garden at its Nottinghamshire property, Eden Hall Day Spa.
Timing of exercise 'more important' than type or length, in order to ensure health benefits
BY Tom Walker | 17 May 2023
To fully benefit from exercise, timing sessions to optimally match the body’s circadian rhythms is more important than the type or duration of the exercise, according to a report.
Center Parcs UK put up for sale with a price tag of £5bn
BY Tom Walker | 17 May 2023
Center Parcs UK and its six holiday villages have been put up for sale by its Canadian owner, Brookfield.
New spa software Agilysys Spa launches at 2023 ISPA Conference
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2023
Agilysys Spa is a next-era cloud-native spa solution featuring capabilities that equip spa operators to continuously optimise how they accept and manage reservations based on financial outcomes as well as guest and staff satisfaction.
Rosewood’s Asaya wellness concept to debut in Seoul in 2027
BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2023
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Eleven D&C, one of Korea’s leading real estate developers, to manage Rosewood Seoul, a new-build ultra-luxury hotel set to open in 2027.
Mii amo welcomes Christian Davies as general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 15 May 2023
Mii amo, an Arizona destination spa set within Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, is under new leadership following the appointment of Christian Davies as general manager.
Longevity report: elite athletes and sportspeople ‘live five years longer’
BY Tom Walker | 12 May 2023
Top-level sports people can live more than five years longer than the rest of the population.
Swissline introduces pro-ageing Décolleté and Bust Beautifying Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2023
The neck and décolletagé are often considered areas on the body where signs of ageing show sooner than others due to thinner skin, fewer oil-producing glands and regular exposure to the sun. names Simon O'Flynn managing director
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
Online spa booking service has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Simon O'Flynn, as the company celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.
Seneca Polytechnic's new health and sports hub looks to 'redefine' how wellbeing facilities are designed
BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2023
Seneca Polytechnic in Toronto, Canada, has revealed plans for a multi-million- dollar health and wellness complex based on indigenous design, sustainability and inclusion.
US spa industry reaches record-breaking US$20bn revenue mark
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) unveiled its five key US spa industry financial indicators from its 2023 US Spa Industry Study today during its 2023 Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Starpool develops Zerobody Cryo as alternative to cryotherapy
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
Italian wellness supplier Starpool has unveiled the Zerobody Cryo device to deliver comfortable cold therapy for spa, wellness and sports facilities.
AAG introduces Wage Insights to provide salary and wage benchmarking data for wellness centres and hotels
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the launch of its proprietary survey and salary benchmarking tool, Wage Insights.
Spa professionals gather in Vegas as ISPA Conference and Expo 2023 gets underway
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
International spa and wellness professionals have flocked to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the 31st annual ISPA Conference and Expo, kicking off today at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
ISPA, We Work Well and Canyon Ranch co-host charity hike in aid of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
On 8 May, members of the spa community headed to the 2023 ISPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas came together to take part in a pre-event charity hike.
Studio Apostoli to breathe new life into Italian thermal spa, Terme di Comano
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2023
Italian spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli has been appointed to help renovate a nature-centric spa complex, Terme di Comano, in Trentino, Italy.
Phytomer grows organic Cyfolia range with duo of pro-ageing products
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2023
French marine skincare brand Phytomer has expanded its organic Cyfolia range with two new products; Cyfolia Youth and Cyfolia Contour.
Rudding Park hosts inaugural UK Aufguss Championships
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2023
During 25-26 April, the UK's first-ever national Aufguss Championship contest took place at luxury UK hotel and destination spa Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
New study unearths state of global health and wellbeing leadership
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2023
Wellbeing industry leaders are collectively reporting that they aren’t as internally well- resourced as they could be to handle the complexities and challenges they face, reveals a new survey.
Harvard unveils $25m centre dedicated to advancing science of mindfulness
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has unveiled the Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health, following a US$25m (€22.7m, £19.9m) gift from an anonymous donor.
SpaSoft announces Erica Mullery as president
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
Spa and activity management software provider SpaSoft has appointed Erica Mullery as its new president.
Gharieni Group: elevating wellness and the power of authenticity
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
Today's wellness brands face the challenge of delivering authentic experiences that capture the hearts and minds of wellness consumers.
Lefay unveils three-year Lefay Spa Academy training programme
BY Megan Whitby | 02 May 2023
Eco-spa resort operator Lefay Resorts & Residences has unveiled a three-year Lefay Spa Academy training programme to create “first-class wellness professionals in luxury hospitality”.
Sothys and Temple Spa partner with Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow spa
BY Megan Whitby | 02 May 2023
The spa at the Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow has reopened to guests with a brand new treatment menu following a three-year closure due to the pandemic and lockdowns.
Elegant Dior spa inspired by nature opens at Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Apr 2023
Dior has launched a brand new wellness retreat at the iconic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.
Mia Kyricos to receive 2023 Cornell Hospitality Innovator of the Industry Award
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2023
Industry thought leader and consultant Mia Kyricos has been recognised for her contributions to hospitality and wellness with The Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award.
Seed to Skin makes UK debut at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s Peak Fitness Club and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2023
Premium London hotel The Carlton Tower Jumeirah has unveiled a new partnership with Seed to Skin Tuscany, the botanically-focused and science-led Italian skincare and spa line.
Bring the Five Element Theory to your spa with Elemental Herbology
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2023
Wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Ancient Chinese philosophy tells us that everything in life is composed of and influenced by these five natural elements.
The Organic Pharmacy introduces Niacinamide Ultra 5 Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2023
“Serums are an absolute must in any routine,” said Margo Marrone, founder of The Organic Pharmacy. “My favourite tool in the arsenal of skincare, they’re easy to layer, easy to customise and give such excellent results.”
Soothe extends on-demand spa services to hospitality industry
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2023
On-demand wellness marketplace Soothe has launched a new B2B partner platform designed for the hospitality industry.
Medical Wellness Congress 2023 gets underway in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2023
International spa, medical, aesthetic and wellness professionals are congregating today in Austria at St. Martins Spa and Lodge for the second annual Medical Wellness Congress (MWC).
Michael Bruggeman among GSN Planet’s new board members and officers
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2023
Nonprofit trade association GSN Planet has appointed Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia, and Helen Brown, principal of The H. Brown Group, to its board of directors.
Precision, speed and efficiency: Fashionizer Spa taps Sizer’s AI-powered uniform measurement service
21 Apr 2023
Creating accurately fitting spa uniforms has always posed a challenge. The measuring processes can be difficult to organise in a timely manner and many spas don’t have someone with the required knowledge to precisely evaluate staff sizing.
Lumini Kiosk V2 analyses skin using AI and smart mirror
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2023
Making its debut at the global IT exhibition CES, Lumini Kiosk V2 recommends cosmetic products to consumers using artificial intelligence (AI).
Bulgari touches down in Tokyo with urban wellness haven inside towering skyscraper
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2023
Luxury hospitality brand Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has made its Japanese debut with a new urban hotel and spa in Tokyo's Yaesu district of Chūō.
Lemi announces new branch in the UK
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2023
Italian spa and wellness equipment supplier Lemi has branched into the UK and announced the opening of its first UK office in the nation’s capital.
Woods Bagot completes $120m refurb of Continental Sorrento with subterranean bathhouse and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2023
Global architectural firm Woods Bagot has completed its comprehensive renewal of the Continental Sorrento in Victoria, Australia, with a luxury underground spa and bathing retreat.
Sammy Gharieni announces formation of Gharieni’s new Strategic Advisory Board
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2023
Alina Hernandez, Michael Schummert and Enrico Della Casa have been appointed by Gharieni Group CEO and founder Sammy Gharieni to join him as members of the spa and wellness equipment manufacturer’s new Strategic Advisory Board.
Belgin Aksoy invites the world to dance on Global Wellness Day 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2023
Saturday 10 June 2023 will mark the 12th anniversary of Global Wellness Day (GWD) – an event dedicated to emphasising the importance of wellness and encouraging as many people as possible around the world to prioritise their health and wellbeing.
Aromatherapy Associates' new skincare range to champion mind and skin connection
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2023
Aromatherapy Associates is preparing to unveil a brand new 11-piece skincare collection accompanied by three facial treatments on 28 April.
Living Earth Crafts unveils new luxury Insignia collection
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Apr 2023
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) – the world’s leading manufacturer of spa and wellness equipment and supplies – has announced the launch of its new Insignia™ Multi-purpose Treatment Table Collection.
Melissa Jones joins Irish Spa Association as general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2023
Industry body the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has named Melissa Jones as its new general manager for 2023/24.
Neurosonic's Juha Suoniemei announces Gen2 vibration lounger debut
BY Katie Barnes | 14 Apr 2023
With the aim of less stress, faster recovery and better sleep, Finnish company Neurosonic has unveiled its Gen2 lounger.
New Dior spa carriage opens aboard Belmond’s luxury Royal Scotsman train
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2023
Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland has announced a long-term partnership with Dior Beauty to create a new Dior spa carriage.
Speaker line-up revealed for 2023 GWS Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is gearing up to host its second annual Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium at JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in Manhattan, New York, on 2 May 2023.
UK Spa Association names Abi Selby chair and unveils new board members
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2023
The UK Spa Association (UKSA) has appointed Abi Selby – founder of online consumer spa directory – as its new chair.
Cleveland Pools: 200-year-old British lido being restored to former glory
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
The UK’s oldest outdoor public pool in the historic spa city of Bath is being given a new lease of life following a £9m (US$10.7m, €10.1m) investment.
Heckfield Place’s brand new spa The Bothy by Wildsmith opens in English countryside
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
A new nature-inspired spa called The Bothy by Wildsmith has opened its doors at English country hotel and retreat Heckfield Place in Hampshire, UK.
Light up the night: MSpa revolutionises inflatable spas with LED lighting
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
Looking for an inflatable spa brand that offers a unique and luxurious spa experience? Look no further than MSpa and its innovative LED Series.
Foam steam bath creates a completely new bathing experience, says Klafs
BY Katie Barnes | 11 Apr 2023
Sauna, pool and spa manufacturer Klafs has brought the innovative Espuro foam steam bath to market.
Maori culture inspires upcoming New Zealand bathing destination, Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2023
After five years of planning, geotechnical preparation, COVID challenges and construction, Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa in Rotorua – the New Zealand city famous for its geothermal activity – is edging closer to completion.
Nollapelli eye mask improves sleep and skin health, says Allison Howard
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2023
According to linen specialist Nollapelli, its new Restorative Eye Masks not only encourage better sleep quality but also actively restore users' eye area.
First symposium on children’s mental health set to take place in Dublin
BY Jane Kitchen | 05 Apr 2023
The Inaugural Children’s Mental Health Symposium will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 20-21 May 2023, spearheaded by the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI’s) Global Wellness for Children Initiative.
The Well announces first fully integrated wellness residences in Miami’s Bay Harbor Islands
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2023
Modern wellness brand The Well has teamed up with Miami-based real estate developer Terra to launch its first urban wellness community.
Kohler Co introduces the Sprig shower aromatherapy infusion system
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2023
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has unveiled Sprig, a new wellness brand to elevate daily routines into self-care rituals and bring the spa experience into the home.
Lynne McNees unveils ISPA's 2023 Board of Directors and officers
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Apr 2023
Lynne McNees, president of the International Spa Association (ISPA), has announced the new ISPA Board of Directors and officers for 2023.
Sleeping well helps people achieve exercise and diet goals
BY Tom Walker | 04 Apr 2023
People who get regular, uninterrupted sleep do a better job sticking to their exercise and diet plans while trying to lose weight, according to new research.
Pillar Wellbeing to launch wellness club ecosystem optimising hotel health club occupancy
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Apr 2023
Pillar Wellbeing, which provides a customised and standalone fitness and wellbeing services to the hospitality sector, will be launching at Accor’s Fairmont and Raffles Hotels in Doha’s Katara Towers in Q2, and at Raffles London at The OWO (Old War Office), in Q3 2023.
Hydrafacial rolls out digitally connected Syndeo device across Europe and Asia
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2023
Hydrafacial has announced the international launch of its next generation, digitally connected device Syndeo.
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. This is the evidenced-based conclusion published in a recent study from the University of South Australia, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which was devised to help doctors improve management of patients with mental health disorders.
Sustainable gut health programming at Zulal Wellness Resort during Holy Month of Ramadan
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2023
Qatari wellness destination, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, is supporting guests on their journey during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.
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 official B Corporation (B Corp) – a business that balances 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.
Klafs launches the world’s first foam steam bath, Espuro®
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
Klafs – the world’s leading sauna manufacturer – has launched the Espuro® foam steam bath, a global first that provides a completely new bathing experience using only natural ingredients.
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.
How can Himalayan salt products add value to your spa?
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2023
Looking to take your spa guests’ experiences to the next level? With its natural therapeutic properties and soothing aesthetic, Himalayan salt is a powerful tool for enhancing the healing value of your treatment spaces.
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.
Esthetica’s Shirodhara Massage Bed honours Ayurveda’s ancient traditions
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
The Shirodhara Massage Bed is Esthetica’s multipurpose massage table solution, designed for both oil and dry massages.
Swissline reveals the truth about collagen
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Mar 2023
Collagen is a macromolecule… it can’t cross the dermis when applied topically, so, why would anyone want to invest in collagen skincare?
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.
Yon-Ka’s new vitamin C serum and facial promote radiance and combat ageing
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2023
Yon-Ka’s brand-new facial, Vitamin C25, provides the ultimate anti-ageing, radiance- enhancing, unifying solution for those searching for even more beautiful skin in just 60 minutes.
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.
Anticipation builds for 15th anniversary of Forum HOTel&Spa this June
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2023
Annual industry event Forum HOTel&SPA is taking place on 1 June, 2023 in Paris to offer a perfect blend of expert insight, networking and sharing of best practice.
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.
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BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2023
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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.
Touchless wellness experiences with verified results: what you need to know
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Feb 2023
Gharieni's innovative market-leading touchless technologies take spa customers on journeys at the forefront of the 21st-century wellness experience.
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.
Beltrami Linen: the premium supplier for luxury spa and wellness destinations
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Feb 2023
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.
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