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11 Dec 2006
The Service Station, a Los Angeles–based male spa and barbershop, is to be rolled out to 10 new sites in southern California, US, within the next five years. Described by its owners as “part rock’n’roll, ... More
11 Dec 2006
Construction work at the 124m euro (US$150m, £82m) Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort on the southern coast of Sicily is on schedule for the resort to open in March 2008. The property will ... More
08 Dec 2006
A mixed-use development called the Tokyo Midtown project is set to open in Tokyo, Japan, in spring 2007. The venture will feature Tokyo’s second tallest tower – dubbed Tokyo Midtown – which will include a ... More
08 Dec 2006
The Island Outpost Group is to open a luxury spa at Ian Fleming former residence Goldeneye in the village of Oracabessa in Jamaica. The spa will open in December 2007 and cover more than 26,000sq ... More
08 Dec 2006
India-based Saj Group, which specialises in building eco-friendly resorts, is to open the ayurveda-based Saj Earth Resort at Nedumbassery, Kerala, in 2007. The 1,800sq ft (167sq m) spa will focus on rejuvenation and relaxation programmes ... More
08 Dec 2006
A £2.5m spa has opened at Headlam Hall country house hotel, near Gainford in County Durham, UK. Headlam Spa covers 1,400sq m (15,070sq ft) and features a swimming pool, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, ... More
07 Dec 2006
The Marriott hotel group has announced plans to extend the international rollout of its Quan spa brand. Developed by naturopath Rhett Pickering, the first Quan opened at the Sanya Marriott China in 2004. Two more ... More
07 Dec 2006
The Waldorf-Astoria in New York, US, has almost completed the extensive renovation and expansion of its spa as part of a series of infrastructure improvements. The new, 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) spa will be operated ... More
04 Dec 2006
Hilton International will open a Worldwide Resort in the UAE on 1 December. The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa will comprise four swimming pools, a gym, a health club with an aerobics room ... More
30 Nov 2006
Twenty new hotels and 15 new resorts are set to be built in the Maldives after the government decided to add 35 uninhabited islands to its tourism portfolio. The move will increase the Maldives’ portfolio ... More
29 Nov 2006
Six Senses is to open a new spa at Sharq Village & Spa in Doha, Qatar. Covering 70,000sq ft (6,500sq m), the spa will be designed to resemble a traditional Qatari souq and will form ... More
29 Nov 2006
The Hyatt hotel group is to expand its residential spa concept, introducing purpose-built spa guestrooms offering a full range of treatments in all new Park Hyatt and selected Grand Hyatt properties. The inaugural residential spa, ... More
29 Nov 2006
The Budapest New York Palace hotel in Hungary, part of the Boscolo hotel chain, has reopened with a luxurious spa area which incorporates a selection of fitness equipment throughout its modern design. The spa features ... More
28 Nov 2006
Italian fashion house the Versace Group is set to develop its second resort on the banks of Dubai Creek in the UAE. The AED2.8bn (£406m, 598m euro, US$766m) Palazzo Versace Dubai resort will comprise 215 ... More
27 Nov 2006
A new spa has opened on St Lucia in the Caribbean as part of the Discovery at Marigot Bay resort development. Covering 2,100sq ft (195sq m), the Lapli Spa is located in Schooner House on ... More
24 Nov 2006
The Tschuggen Group – which operates four luxury hotels in Switzerland – is to open a new CHF35m (£14.8m, US$28.1m, 21.9m euro) spa facility on 1 December. The 3,500sq m (37,700sq ft) Botta Bergoase spa ... More
24 Nov 2006
Harvey Nichols department store in Knightsbridge, London, UK, is to launch a 73sq m (785sq ft) medi-spa facility called Beyond Spa on 8 December. Featuring five treatment rooms and a retail area, which will provide ... More
24 Nov 2006
The winners of the 2006 Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards have been revealed. The majority of Asia’s spa destinations won an award, including properties in India, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, The Maldives, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. ... More
23 Nov 2006
WorldHotels, the global hotel marketing group for independent hotels, has launched a new marketing initiative for the winter season, combining a three-night stay at participating hotels with one free spa treatment for each guest. Called ... More
23 Nov 2006
Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland has unveiled a new spa within an 18th century walled garden. Located within 660 acres of Clan Colquhoun estate, the club’s spa boasts a 44m (145ft) Victorian glasshouse alongside ... More
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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.
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.
Vogue hand-picks 100 of the world’s best spas to curate Global Spa Guide
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2024
Conde Nast’s iconic fashion and lifestyle publication Vogue has created a list of 100 of the world's leading spas, known as the Global Spa Guide.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Spa People: Celine Vadam
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Charged with rolling out Blue Zones retreats globally
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Project preview: Atzaró Okavango Camp
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Self-care meets safari in Botswana
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
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
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: AMRA: Tailored opulence
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
AMRA Skincare shares its bespoke approach to crafting unforgettably decadent spa journeys
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studio A+ realises striking urban hot springs retreat in China's Shanxi Province
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2024
Architecture and interior design firm Studio A+ has revealed the design inspiration behind its recent boutique hotel and hot springs retreat project in Fengxi New City, Shanxi Province, China.
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.
Balanced Body partners with Third Space on its new group reformer pilates offering
BY Tim Nash | 09 Feb 2024
As Third Space unveiled its latest club in Wimbledon at the end of 2023 as part of its growth development into suburban, residential locations, it also revealed a new state of the art Reformer Pilates studio at the new site in response to members seeking a low-impact, full- body workout for all abilities.
City Cave Float & Wellness Center ventures into US market
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2024
City Cave Float & Wellness Center – the Australia-based wellness franchise offering float therapy, infrared sauna and massage services – has announced its expansion into the US through franchising opportunities.
Massage Heights co-founder Shane Evans returns as CEO
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Feb 2024
US massage and wellness franchise Massage Heights is under new leadership with the return of co-founder Shane Evans as company CEO.
Flow System debut: your wellness journey begins in Riyadh
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Feb 2024
Art of Cryo is set to redefine wellbeing standards in the Middle East this February and install the region’s first Tec-Spa Module (TSM) in Riyadh at the Deem Spa by Kadoon Company.
Murrieta Hot Springs completes 18-month restoration project
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Feb 2024
US developer Olympus Real Estate Group has breathed new life into California's historic Murrieta Hot Springs Resort following a comprehensive 18-month revamp project.
Hair wellness brand Monpure secures Chewton Glen as first UK spa account
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Feb 2024
English country house hotel and spa Chewton Glen has announced a partnership with healthy hair and wellness brand, Monpure.
The art of bespoke beauty: AMRA Skincare's tailored elegance transcends luxury at destinations around the world
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Feb 2024
Amra Skincare, a prominent example of bespoke treatment creation, crafts transcendent spa experiences that seamlessly intertwine with the essence of its collaborations.
David Lloyd ramps up growth with new investment
BY Kath Hudson | 06 Feb 2024
David Lloyd Clubs have been granted planning permission to develop a health and racquets centre in Swords, County Dublin as it pushes to grow its portfolio.
Canyon Ranch announces Enchant at The Ranch wellness festival
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Feb 2024
Destination wellness brand Canyon Ranch will host the first edition of its beauty and wellness festival, called Enchant at Canyon Ranch, from 17 to 21 March at its Tucson resort and spa in Arizona.
Myndstream unveils new 12-hour playlists for spas
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Feb 2024
Myndstream has introduced four new extra-long playlists of wellness music to offer spas an easy solution to improve their customer journey with sound therapy all day long.
Minor Hotels to bolster Anantara portfolio in Oman with beachfront retreat and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Feb 2024
Global hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels is expanding its luxury Anantara brand’s footprint in Oman with a new resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat.
Othership CEO envisions its urban bathhouses in every city in North America
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2024
Urban wellness brand Othership has ambitions to expand its social bathhouse concept throughout North America, according to CEO and co-founder Robbie Bent.
Keep your groups booked and busy with SpaSoft
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Feb 2024
Hotels, resorts and spas often work with guest groups of all sizes, from small bachelorette parties to large corporate gatherings.
Leo Tonkin, Salt Chamber CEO, unveils Distinctly Well podcast
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2024
Wellness industry figure and CEO of Salt Chamber, Leo Tonkin, has launched a podcast to explore and deepen the industry’s understanding of the latest trends and innovations in longevity and wellness.
GOCO and Fullerton Fund Management collaborate on wellness investment, reveals Ingo Schweder
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Feb 2024
GOCO Hospitality is collaborating with Fullerton Fund Management (Fullerton) to invest in wellness-centric properties in the Asia-Pacific region, via the Fullerton Thai Private Equity fund.
Voya unveils new essential oils and Lazy Days seaweed bathing accessory
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2024
Voya has expanded its aromatherapy portfolio with three new essential oils; Lift, Rest and Zest.
The art of high-end wellbeing: Iyashi Dôme, where elegance and technology collide
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jan 2024
Iyashi Dôme, a name synonymous with excellence in the world of wellbeing, is celebrating two decades of refinement and innovation.
Simon Casson named CEO of Corinthia Hotels
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jan 2024
Veteran hotelier Simon Casson has been appointed CEO of luxury operator Corinthia Hotels, owned by Corinthia Group.
New GWI study unveils global wellness market leaders: US, China and Germany
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jan 2024
The US, China, Germany, Japan and the UK have been identified as the world’s five largest wellness markets in new research released today by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Gaia Skincare appoints head of sales and announces internal promotion
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jan 2024
Spa and skincare brand, Gaia Skincare, has named Jessica Scullion head of sales and promoted training and development manager Amy Harper to head of development and distribution.
Comfort Zone announces two-month residency at Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2024
After a successful four-week pop-up in 2022, Comfort Zone skincare has announced its second collaboration with Center Parcs’ in-house spa brand, Aqua Sana.
SHA Wellness unveils highly-anticipated Mexico outpost
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2024
Spanish wellness brand, SHA Wellness Clinic, will open its first international outpost in Mexico today (26 January), in the first phase of its global expansion plans.
Dorchester Collection's The Lana, Dubai to launch first Dior Spa in the Middle East
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jan 2024
The Lana, the Dorchester Collection’s first property in the Middle East will open on 1 February and welcome the first-ever Dior Spa in the UAE in April 2024.
Clinique La Prairie to open up to 50 properties, shares CEO Simone Gibertoni
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jan 2024
Expansion is on the horizon for Swiss medical wellness brand Clinique La Prairie (CLP) according to an exclusive interview with CEO Simone Gibertoni in the latest issue of Spa Business.
Gharieni launches space-saving MLR Transform to accommodate array of spa rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jan 2024
Gharieni Group has expanded its luxury spa equipment line with the MLR Transform treatment bed.
McKinsey releases 2024 wellness market report. Identifies areas for disruption
BY Kath Hudson | 24 Jan 2024
According to McKinsey’s latest report, The trends defining the US$1.8 trillion global wellness market in 2024, the market for wellness is being driven by consumers taking more control of their health.
2024 Medical Wellness Congress theme announced; Vitality – the key to longevity
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jan 2024
Vladi Kovanic – founder of Forum HOTel&SPA in Paris – has joined forces with Health and Beauty France (a subsidiary of the Bolognafiere Cosmoprof group) to host the third annual Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) from 8-9 April, 2024.
Medik8 announces B Corp certification
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Jan 2024
British skincare and spa brand Medik8 has achieved B Corporation (B Corp) status, making it one of only 66 beauty manufacturers in the 8,000-strong B Corp community worldwide.
Putting down new roots: VOYA expands into the Middle East
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2024
Irish marine seaweed brand Voya is celebrating a significant development in its global expansion, having entered the GCC market.
One&Only One Za’abeel opens in Dubai featuring Clinique La Prairie Longevity Hub
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2024
Kerzner International has officially opened the doors to its striking new vertical resort, One&Only One Za’abeel, in Dubai. The opening marks the launch of the first-ever urban One&Only outpost.
ForumHOTel&SPA returns to Paris for May 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2024
The 16th edition of the annual spa industry event ForumHOTel&SPA is fast approaching and is set to take place on 30 May 2024, at the Hotel Four Seasons George V in Paris, France.
Jumeirah's wellness offering to reach new heights at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, opening 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2024
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to unveil its biggest property and most impressive wellness facility to date in 2024 with the launch of Jumeirah Marsa al Arab.
Luxury spa hotel, Calcot Manor, leaps into fitness with new Grain Store health club
BY Kath Hudson | 18 Jan 2024
Luxury spa hotel Calcot Manor, located in England's Cotswolds, is launching a purpose-built fitness and wellness sanctuary.
The sound of science: Myndstream taps scientific research to step-change spa music in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2024
Just like our industry, science never stays still. One area generating a lot of attention and excitement in both the scientific community and wellness industry has been music.
The Springs Resort announces major expansion with 2025 opening
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2024
The Springs Resort in Pagosa, Colorado, is set to undergo a significant expansion to elevate its hotel and day pass guest experience.
Himalayan Source couples halotherapy with IV therapy to enhance treatment benefits
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jan 2024
Halotherapy equipment supplier Himalayan Source has partnered with two US medical wellness clinics to enhance their guest journey and treatment outcomes.
Chenot's Italian retreat debuts new look following renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jan 2024
Medical health and wellness operator Chenot’s flagship Italian spa at the L’Albereta hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment and launched new programming and diagnostic testing.
Walmart invests US$225m in state-of-the-art corporate wellness centre
BY Kath Hudson | 16 Jan 2024
The Walton family, owners of US supermarket chain, Walmart, opened the doors of its new health and fitness centre last Friday, at its Bentonville campus.
Countdown starts for ISPA’s 2024 Conference
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jan 2024
It’s time to unlock your spa's potential at the 2024 ISPA Conference.
Helsinki’s new Maria Spa channels ancient Nordic wellness traditions
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jan 2024
A new boutique urban retreat Hotel Maria has opened in central Helsinki, Finland, complete with a new urban spa and wellness facility.
Oakworks unveils ADA Compliant Low-Height Spa table collection for inclusive and accessible spa journeys
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jan 2024
Oakworks has unveiled a new treatment table range to redefine accessibility standards in the spa industry.
Banyan Tree Group rebrands to Banyan Group and gears up for 19 new openings in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2024
Banyan Tree Group is ringing in its 30th anniversary by rebranding as Banyan Group to reflect its evolution into a multi-brand hospitality group.
Emperor Ice Baths makes global debut
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jan 2024
Tapping into the growing interest in cold water immersion, Emperor Ice Baths has created what founder Daniel Watson calls "the most bespoke [portable] ice bath on the market".
Xponential launches Club Pilates brand in London
BY Kath Hudson | 11 Jan 2024
As Club Pilates arrives in the UK, CEO of Xponential Fitness, Anthony Geisler, tells HCM the brand is showing no sign of peaking.
Bellefontaine bolsters Cellstemine line with new 24h Glow Repair Mask
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2024
Swiss spa and skincare brand Bellefontaine has launched the 24h Glow Repair Mask to help consumers achieve a smoother, firmer and more glowy complexion.
Spas of America unveils Top 100 Spas of 2023, Spa at Séc-he lands first place
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2024
Spa and wellness travel website Spas of America has unveiled its Top 100 Spas of 2023, with The Spa at Séc-he in downtown Palm Springs, California, taking the top spot.
Cheval Blanc to open tropical retreat in Seychelles with Guerlain spa in 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jan 2024
Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has announced plans to expand its portfolio of premium Cheval Blanc hotels in Q3 2024 with a new beachfront location and spa in the Seychelles.
Kerzner promotes Zoe Wall to VP of fitness and recovery hotel brand Siro
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jan 2024
Spa industry veteran Zoe Wall has been promoted to vice president of Siro and wellness by resort developer and operator Kerzner International.
Jean-Guillaume Trottier named Biologique Recherche group CEO
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jan 2024
Biologique Recherche has appointed Jean-Guillaume Trottier as group CEO, marking the start of a new chapter for the professional French spa and skincare brand.
Hydrafacial revamps Keravive scalp treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jan 2024
HydraFacial has relaunched its dedicated scalp protocol, Keravive. The refreshed treatment features three steps and is designed to purify, nourish and rebalance the scalp to promote healthier, fuller hair growth.
Hyperice and Escape Fitness partner to redefine recovery
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2024
Fitness and recovery brands Hyperice and Escape Fitness have teamed up to create dedicated recovery stations for spas, gyms and high-performance sport-specific training facilities.
Envirochem: Rest assured with our UKAS-accredited legionella testing service
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2024
Although Legionnaires' disease isn’t common, it can be serious.
Hair wellbeing spa launches at Rosewood Villa Magna in Spain
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2024
A new spa dedicated to hair longevity has launched in the heart of Madrid at Sense, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Villa Magna.
Murrayshall Country Estate awarded planning permission for multi-million-pound spa and leisure centre
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jan 2024
Rural Scottish retreat Murrayshall Country Estate has received the green light for its £30 million (US$38 million, €34.8 million) masterplan by Perth & Kinross Council.
Aman's Janu hotel will have one of the biggest gyms in Tokyo
BY Kath Hudson | 04 Jan 2024
Janu, the much anticipated sibling brand to Aman, is gearing up to launch its debut site in Tokyo this March, featuring one of Tokyo's largest gyms.
Therme Group confirms Incheon Golden Harbor location for South Korean wellbeing resort
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jan 2024
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group has announced the location of its first Asia Pacific project. The upcoming resort will open in South Korea’s Incheon City as part of its Golden Harbor development.
Klafs introduces Enya sauna infusion bowl
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jan 2024
Heat experience specialist Klafs has created an automatic infusion bowl as part of a series of upgrades for its commercial saunas.
Le Negresco to unveil elegant new spa inspired by 6,000-piece art collection
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Dec 2023
A chic new art-inspired spa will open in January 2024 on the French Riviera at the iconic 110- year-old Le Negresco hotel.
Quality, care and simplicity are crucial keys to a successful spa strategy, says Jeremy McCarthy
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Dec 2023
In the latest issue of Spa Business, Jeremy McCarthy explores what it takes to create a thriving spa business.
Robosculptor AI massager to launch imminently
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Dec 2023
Robosculptor, an AI robot used for body treatments, is in the final stages of development. Created by Dubai-based group Beautyliner, the system employs a high-speed 3D camera to scan the user and track their body movements.
Prodec Global introduces GPH 5 Complex collagen supplement by Hebe Life
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Dec 2023
Distributor Prodec Global UK has introduced a new supplement designed to stimulate collagen production at a cellular level to rejuvenate the skin and promote overall health.