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12 Jun 2006
York-based developer Grantside is set to rejuvenate the disused Terry’s chocolate factory in York, UK, into a £26m mixed-use development. The 220,000sq ft (20,500sq m) Grade II listed site overlooking York Racecourse will feature a ... More
30 May 2006
Santé Winelands Wellness Centre and Hotel in South Africa is to open Villa Caprice, a day spa situated adjacent to its existing wellness centre, in June and has revealed further details about its new restaurant ... More
05 Jun 2006
Fund manager MFS and developer Ray Group have teamed up to launch a AUS$6m (£2.4m, US$4.6m, 3.5m euro) day spa at the recently opened Dinner Plain Village ski resort in the Australian Alps near Hotham, ... More
05 Jun 2006
UK-based BAA Airports group has teamed with Andrew McCaffery and Grant Thompson, former managing directors at UBS, to open a new wellbeing club in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 on 26 June. The 4,500sq ft (418sq ... More
31 May 2006
The Spa Industry Seminar 2006 will be held at Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa in Cebu, The Philippines, on 15–17 September. Guest speakers in the spa industry, seminars, workshops and interactive focus groups will ... More
31 May 2006
A non-profit charity called The Himalayan Healers has opened a spa training school in Kathmandu, Nepal. The healing school, community clinic and eco-friendly cultural retreat has been established to sponsor and train students from the ... More
30 May 2006
US-based spa operator Steiner Leisure will manage the spa and fitness centre on the recently launched Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. The spa features a thermal suite, a rasul, a spa pool, a sauna ... More
25 May 2006
A £5m spa and health club called Artspa will open at Lower Mill Estate in Cirencester, UK, on 7 June. The 10,500sq ft (960sq m) spa will feature three swimming pools illuminated by natural and ... More
24 May 2006
The Board of Environmental Promotion of Tourism Activities (BEPTA) awards properties between one and five Green Leaves for efficient environmental management. Evason Phuket Resort in Phuket, Thailand, was recently accredited with four Green Leaves for ... More
23 May 2006
YTL Hotels & Properties has opened a luxury Spa Village as part of its new Cameron Highlands Resort in Tanah Rata, central Malaysia. The wellness centre features six treatment rooms and a relaxation room while ... More
30 May 2006
The Asian resort and spa operator Banyan Tree Holdings has lodged a draft prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Singapore Stock Exchange. According to the draft ... More
09 May 2006
Marriott International has unveiled the US$70m (£37.5m, 55m euro) renovation of its Newport Beach Hotel and Spa on Newport Beach in California, US. A new 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) spa called Pure Blu – part ... More
09 May 2006
St Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa in Fife, Scotland, is to invest £12m to expand its accommodation provision and a further £8m on new leisure facilities, including a spa. The additional accommodation will comprise ... More
05 May 2006
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has opened its £140m Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa in Cork harbour, Ireland. The resort, six miles from Cork City, features a 131-room hotel and a spa. The PGA-endorsed golf ... More
25 Apr 2006
The Paradise Day Spa & Bath House in Queensland, Australia, has launched a finishing school for spa management and beauty therapist students. With more than 12 treatment rooms and other communal treatment areas, the 1,000sq ... More
25 Apr 2006
Champney’s Henlow Grange spa in Hertfordshire was found guilty by Mid Beds District Council for breaching three health and safety regulations after two guests were injured in falls after losing their balance on a steep ... More
25 Apr 2006
Thermae Spa has been advised by the project management team at Bath & North East Somerset Council that the outstanding building work on the Thermae Bath Spa in the UK will be completed by the ... More
24 Apr 2006
The new CaraCala Spa has opened at the five-star La Cara Resort on the Costa del Sol in Spain. The 1,300sq m (14,000sq ft) facility, created by Wheway Lifestyle International and designed by G&J Arquitectura ... More
24 Apr 2006
Thailand-based Six Senses Spas has opened a 5,500sq m (59,000sq ft) spa at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum, Turkey. The facility offers 16 treatment rooms including two traditional Turkish Hamam, a private Hamam and ... More
24 Apr 2006
The five-star Santé Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre in South Africa has opened Cadeaux, a wellness restaurant. The menu, specifically designed to meet the dietary requirements of spa guests, has been created by chef de ... More
     
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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US$60m Zion Canyon Hot Springs project breaks ground in Southern Utah
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2024
A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to open in Southern Utah in Q3 of 2025.
MyEquilibria combines art and outdoor exercise
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2024
"We summarise what we do in two words – functional art," says Gian Luca Innocenzi, CEO and founder of MyEquilibria, which specialises in high-end outdoor exercise equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Europe's premier Evian Spa unveiled at Hôtel Royal in France
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2024
Europe’s first Evian Spa has opened at the five-star Hôtel Royal in Evian-les-Bains, France – the birthplace of the Danone-owned mineral water brand Evian.
Atzaró Okavango Camp and wellness retreat to launch in Botswana wildlife haven
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2024
A boutique safari and wellness escape will open in Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta this May, marking the latest venture from Ibiza's Atzaró Group.
Bioline Jatò unveils revamped Primaluce Exfo&White line and facial
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2024
Bioline Jatò has reformulated its Primaluce Exfo&White skincare line, 30 years after it first launched.
Global summit will bring together industry leaders in health, fitness and wellness
BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision- makers across the health, fitness and wellness markets. The event – the HCM Summit – will be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, London on 24 October 2024, with pre-summit events the day before.
Ronaldo crashes the app store with launch of new wellness, fitness and health app, Erakulis
BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on fitness, nutrition and mental wellness in one seamless experience.
Art of Cryo's 12-person cryochamber breaks four world records
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2024
Cryotherapy supplier Art of Cryo has created a new 12-person walkthrough cryotherapy chamber at Cryo Center Coolzone Madeira, claimed to be the largest cold therapy treatment experience in the world.
Research: Timing of exercise more important than workout type or length in ensuring health benefits
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2024
Spas which offer a fitness element might benefit from thinking about the timings of sessions, according to new research from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
GWI’s new Wellness Policy Toolkit proposes shift from wellness tourism to ‘wellness in tourism’
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2024
Industry research organisation, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has announced the release of a new report called Wellness Policy Toolkit: Wellness in Tourism.
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.
The Covery inks partnership with Aura Spa to bring recovery services to Northeastern US
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2024
The Covery, a lifestyle optimisation wellness brand, has announced a new licensing partnership with Aura Spa, solidifying its commitment to broadening access to recovery and wellness therapies throughout the US.
Interview: 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
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.
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.
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
Spa People: Celine Vadam
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Charged with rolling out Blue Zones retreats globally
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
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
Project preview: Atzaró Okavango Camp
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Self-care meets safari in Botswana
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
Destination focus: London
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Major hotel brands from Mandarin Oriental and Raffles to Six Senses are all investing in the UK capital, but how will they differentiate themselves asks Katie Barnes
Sponsored: 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
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
Sponsored: AMRA: Tailored opulence
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
AMRA Skincare shares its bespoke approach to crafting unforgettably decadent spa journeys
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
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
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: Comfort Zone – stand for regeneration
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Comfort Zone is focused on growing the future by embracing regenerative organic agriculture
Event report: Hot Springs Connection
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
Jane Kitchen reveals the thermal spa issues and trends delegates were talking about at this industry gathering in California
Sponsored: 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
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?
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: 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
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
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
Finishing Touch: All in the timing
Spa Business 2024 issue 1
When we exercise is more important than the type of activity, a study shows
Wello Works – a work and wellness concept, launches first location in Sydney
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Mar 2024
Wello Works, a new concept which mixes a wellness centre and a co-working office, has launched its first site in Sydney.
TRIB3 launches reformer Pilates brand – PILAT3S
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Mar 2024
The team behind TRIB3 has launched a reformer Pilates studio concept called PILAT3S, which will be available either as a standalone franchise, or as a club-in-club concept, aiming to take the exercise modality into the mainstream.
Book4Time unveils enhanced day and resort pass functionality
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Mar 2024
Book4Time has announced the launch of Day & Resort Passes on its award-winning platform to help hotels and resorts drive staycation business.
Living Earth Crafts refreshes market-leading Century City bed
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Mar 2024
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has re-launched its best-selling multipurpose spa treatment table the Century City™, redesigned to include both the ultra-luxurious Strata Cloudfill™ replaceable SpaMattress™ and the only Thermasoft™ Dual-Zone Embedded Table Warmer on the market.
Aman sister brand Janu debuts in Tokyo with four-floor urban wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
Janu – Aman’s highly-anticipated sister brand – has opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo, marking the first in its pipeline of 13 properties across city, country and coastal destinations.
First-ever World Wellbeing Policy Forum to ignite conversation about global wellbeing and happiness
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
The World Happiness Summit (WOHASU) is gearing up to hold its first-ever World Wellbeing Policy Forum in London on 18 March 2024.
Beauty experts to take centre stage at Natural Beauty Expo in London next month
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
The Natural Beauty Expo is returning to London from 14-15 April to showcase the latest trend-setting natural, organic and sustainable spa, beauty and skincare products.
Unlocking wellness: bbspa_Group's UK expansion led by Kirsty MacCormick
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Mar 2024
bbspa_Group has unveiled an exciting addition to its portfolio in the UK, led by industry figure Kirsty MacCormick as co-founder and CEO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
€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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands are to merge to form a $3.5 billion business
BY Liz Terry | 29 Feb 2024
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands have revealed plans to merge 'as equals' creating a new company with around US$3.5 billion a year in sales and 7,000 franchises in 50 countries.
Book4Time unveils enhanced day and resort pass functionality
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Feb 2024
With an increasing number of luxury hotels and resorts offering day and resort passes to drive staycation business, Book4Time, a leader in innovative spa and wellness solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of Day & Resort Passes on its award-winning platform.
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.
Mountain wellness retreat to open among US$2.4bn Omani Mountain Destination
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Feb 2024
Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MoHUP) has revealed plans for an ambitious high-altitude mixed-used development project called Omani Mountain Destination (OMD) on Jabal al Akhdar.
Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s
BY Kath Hudson | 28 Feb 2024
According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow down the neurodegeneration associated with Parkinson’s Disease, there is evidence it can even reverse the damage.
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.
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.
Kerzner’s first Siro fitness and recovery hotel now open in Dubai
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Feb 2024
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship Siro resort in Dubai.
Espa unveils limited edition Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2024
Encapsulating the essence of Espa in one beautiful, ornamental art piece, the new Espa Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle honours the senses with precious aromatherapy ingredients and natural materials.
Gharieni Group announces launch of Metawell
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2024
The Gharieni Group has expanded its family of brands with Metawell: a new brand that will exclusively communicate and offer its mind/body wellness technologies offering in the global market.
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.
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.
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.
Luxury hotel market immune to cost of living cutbacks, reports RSM
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Feb 2024
While the UK hotel sector ended 2023 on a high, new data shows this was largely driven by the luxury market with a spike in room rates and profits – according to the RSM Hotels Tracker: Focus on Asset Classes.
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Feb 2024
While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University.
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.
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.
Anticipation builds for 2024 Medical Wellness Congress
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Feb 2024
The much-anticipated 2024 Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) will be themed around Vitality – The Key to Longevity and take place from 8-9 April at St. Martin’s Spa & Lodge in Austria, near Vienna.
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so
BY Kath Hudson | 16 Feb 2024
University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature.
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.
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival
BY Kath Hudson | 15 Feb 2024
Nike, is launching a one-day fitness, wellness and mindfulness festival in London next month, before taking the event around the world.
Exhale taps Salt Chamber to create comprehensive recovery lounge in NYC
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Feb 2024
Salt Chamber has announced a collaboration with Exhale at its new flagship location at Virgin Hotels New York City on a multisensory salt room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sanctum will launch its transformational workouts in the UK, US, Switzerland and Italy in 2024
BY Kath Hudson | 21 Dec 2023
Transformative workout and wellbeing practice, Sanctum, is launching in London in January as part of its global rollout.
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.
King of Bhutan unveils ‘Mindfulness City’ masterplan for Southern Bhutan
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Dec 2023
The King of Bhutan has announced plans to create a 1,000sq km economic hub inspired by the Bhutanese culture of respect and compassion for others and nature in Gelephu, Bhutan.
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon forced to close due to volcanic eruption
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Dec 2023
Iconic Icelandic bathing destination Blue Lagoon Resort and Spa has closed again following a volcanic eruption on Monday night.
Third Space reveals new suburban model with Wimbledon opening
BY Kath Hudson | 18 Dec 2023
KSL-owned Third Space has unveiled its latest club in Wimbledon, south-west London.
Justin Wiggan developing new massage experience powered by plant and rock energy
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Dec 2023
Inventor Justin Wiggan is creating a haptic suit that massages people by translating the electrical impulses and frequencies from vegetation and minerals into vibrations.
Sothys introduces Pigmentation Management range and all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Dec 2023
Professional skincare and spa brand Sothys has brought a new range to market to target pigmentation and visible signs of ageing while promoting radiance.
Wellbeing Hub ramps up health services – launches blood pressure checks
BY Kath Hudson | 15 Dec 2023
Horizon Leisure is upgrading and investing in its new shopping-centre health hub – The Wellbeing Hub in Havant, UK – by adding blood pressure checks to its list of services.
Destination spas fund study examining experiences of 2,600 health retreat guests
BY Katie Barnes | 15 Dec 2023
Despite the growing popularity of health retreats globally, little to no research explores who goes to them, why and what benefits they get from participating.
Galgorm and Elemis announce new partnership
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Dec 2023
Northern Ireland’s award-winning spa Galgorm has announced a partnership with British skin wellness and spa brand Elemis.
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection debuts refreshed spa rooted in Mexican healing traditions
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2023
Mexican beachfront resort Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, has unveiled its revamped award-winning spa, complete with new treatments and refreshed facilities.
AKT Group announces launch of Skyy Contract Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Dec 2023
Spa furniture supplier AKT Group has introduced a new treatment bed range, Skyy Contract Collection, inspired by sustainability, smart technology and durability.
Como Shambhala to reveal new global flagship in Singapore at Como Orchard
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2023
International luxury wellness brand Como Shambhala will unveil its largest-ever urban flagship in Singapore on 20 December 2023.
Dubai’s One&Only One Za’abeel to introduce Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2023
One&Only One Za’abeel, a striking upcoming urban vertical resort in Dubai, will be home to Clinique La Prairie's (CLP) first Longevity Hub in the UAE.
Research finds American men exercise more for libido and sexual endurance than women
BY Kath Hudson | 13 Dec 2023
Men are more than twice as likely as women to increase exercise frequency in order to increase libido (20 per cent against 10 per cent,) as well as their sexual endurance (23 per cent vs 10 per cent), according to a new research report from Peloton.
Vie Healing channels TCM for Vybra mini massage tool range
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Dec 2023
Vybra is the latest in vibration therapy from Vie Healing – the LA-based global spa and wellness brand inspired by Traditional CHinese Medicine (TCM) and manufacturer of 24k Gold Ear Seeds.
Aman sister brand Janu launching in Tokyo in 2024, powered by social wellness and connection
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Dec 2023
Aman’s sister brand Janu will launch its flagship property in Tokyo in March 2024, complete with a 4,000sq m urban wellness retreat.
Oakworks’ award-winning low-height table collection – where innovation meets accessibility
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Dec 2023
Introducing Oakworks’ revolutionary ADA Compliant Low-Height Spa table line – a game-changer in accessible luxury.
Little ishga spa treatments for kids launch at Luxury Family Hotels
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Dec 2023
UK family-centric hotel collection Luxury Family Hotels has developed its existing partnership with Scottish organic seaweed skincare brand ishga.
First Wellness Hospitality Conference attracts 500 attendees to Milan – dates revealed for 2024 event
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Dec 2023
The first edition of the Wellness Hospitality Conference (WHC), co-organised by Teamwork Hospitality and InSpaTime, was recently hosted at the NH Hotel in Milan and attracted more than 500 delegates.
Embracing the future of wellness music trends with Myndstream
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Dec 2023
In the dynamic landscape of wellness, music serves a crucial role in creating unforgettable and immersive experiences.
Comfort Zone’s new treatment innovation Face SPAce makes UK debut at Rockliffe Hall
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Dec 2023
Comfort Zone has tapped into the demand for social wellness experiences with its new compact Face SPAce concept, offering a selection of express spa treatments.
Biologique Recherche rolls out new Cleansing Milks to suit every Skin Instant
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Dec 2023
Biologique Recherche has boosted its range of Cleansing Milks with two new products to ensure it caters to every individual’s skincare needs.
Auberge Resorts channels mindful movement for 2024 with exclusive Sanctum retreats
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2023
Global mindful movement specialist Sanctum will debut in the US in 2024 thanks to a new year-long partnership with Auberge Resorts Collection.
Klafs acquired by Kohler from Egeria Group
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Dec 2023
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire saunas, steamrooms and hydrothermal area specialist Klafs from investment company Egeria Group.
Sponsored: Matrix Fitness: Outstanding performance
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Bicester Hotel & Spa is working with Matrix Fitness to enable wellness guests to train like athletes with a unique offering
Workplace wellness – Health Foundation addresses growing crisis with creation of independent commission
BY Liz Terry | 06 Dec 2023
An Independent Commission for Healthier Working Lives, supported by the Health Foundation, is being established to investigate the issue of declining health in the UK workforce and recommend action that can be taken by both the government and employers.
Google launches Gemini AI – its ChatGPT killer
BY Liz Terry | 06 Dec 2023
Google has just released Gemini, a new AI which is being billed as a "ChatGPT Killer".
Fashionizer Spa creates a seamless customer experience for clients far and wide
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2023
Distinguished uniform supplier Fashionizer Spa knows better than most the importance of customer experience.
Gharieni and Yon-Ka Paris team up to set new standards in the wellness industry
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Dec 2023
Spa and wellness equipment supplier Gharieni Group has announced a new partnership with Yon- Ka Paris, a holistic phyto-aromatic skincare brand.
Gibbon Slacklines launches SlackFit programme to offer fresh option for group exercise
BY Kath Hudson | 04 Dec 2023
Gibbon Slacklines has announced the launch of the SlackFit, a series of playful group workout programmes that focus on core strength and balance.
Xponential snaps up 11th brand – move into metabolic health with the acquisition of Lindora and does deal with Kinrgy dance brand
BY Kath Hudson | 04 Dec 2023
Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital Partners and Innovate Partners.
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2023
A new rooftop spa area has been added to modern alpine escape Das Central in the heart of Sölden, high in the Austrian Alps, to refresh the property’s wellness offering.
Iyashi Dôme’s original Japanese sauna clinically proven to accelerate detoxification
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2023
A pioneer for over 20 years, Paris-based Iyashi Dôme has never followed trends but always stayed committed to true detoxification by championing the benefits of the original Japanese sauna: the Iyashi Dôme.
Dynamic 2024 ISPA Conference Power Session keynotes unveiled
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2023
ISPA has unveiled a trio of extraordinary 2024 ISPA Conference Power Session keynotes featuring leadership development authority Ryan Leak, innovation and resilience scholar Suneel Gupta and MMA expert-turned-philanthropist Justin Wren.
Editor's letter: Early start
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Teaching younger generations about wellness can only benefit the sector, says Katie Barnes
Spa People: Simone Biles
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Champions mental health at this year’s Global Wellness Summit
Spa People: Justin Wiggan
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
On inventing haptic suits which translate plant and rock frequencies into vibrations which massage people
Spa People: Andrei Fomin
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Banya No 1 founder is on a mission to take the Russian heat experience mainstream
News report: Peak performance
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Fresh research shows the global wellness economy is now worth US$5.6 trillion
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Ruby Wax to host stress-busting retreat and Bürgenstock creates contrast bathing circuits
Interview: Simone Gibertoni
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Clinique La Prairie’s CEO reveals plans to open a staggering 50 branded properties. Megan Whitby reports
Everyone’s talking about: Pay-what-you-can packages
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Is it possible for customers to only pay what they can afford, while still looking after the bottom line? Kath Hudson investigates
Philanthropy: Your Safe Place
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
We take a look at Golden Door’s work with domestic abuse charities
Association focus: Thermal Heritage
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Jane Kitchen finds out how two key associations – the European Historic Thermal Towns Association and the Great Spa Towns of Europe – are protecting and promoting the unique cultural relevances of Europe’s spa towns
Interview: Paul Simons
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
As he retires from the Great Spa Towns of Europe, the industry leader reflects on his long and esteemed career
Sponsored: RKF Luxury Linen: Highest French distinction for RKF's CEO
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
After receiving the highest civilian award for services to the French nation, Riadh Bouaziz, CEO of RKF Luxury Linen, reflects on his company’s many achievements and considers what lies ahead
Jeremy McCarthy: Recipe for success
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
What does it take to create a thriving spa business? Our contributing editor investigates
Sponsored: Myrtha Wellness: New ways with water
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Working globally with architects and interior designers allows Myrtha Wellness to embrace the latest trends in the international hospitality sector, as director Stefano Cattaneo explains
Sponsored: Gharieni: Cutting edge
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Ara Patterson from Equinox Hotels talks about a partnership with Gharieni that’s delivering ROI and innovative treatments for guests
Interview: Niamh O'Connell
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
What does Jumeirah’s first vice president of wellbeing have planned for the Middle East-based hospitality group?
Sponsored: TechnoAlpin: Lasse Eriksen on contrast therapy
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Contrast therapy is gaining attention for its healing effects. We ask aufguss and sauna expert Lasse Eriksen to share his views on the perfect experience
Nature spas: Tree of life
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Lisa Starr discovers two retreats in Austria and Italy which base their wellbeing concepts on forests
Sponsored: Biologique Recherche: Spirit of excellence
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, owners of Biologique Recherche, discuss the global rollout of its ‘Ambassade’ flagship spas
Event report: Global Wellness Summit 2023
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
International spa figures convened in Miami for the 15th Global Wellness Summit. Jane Kitchen reveals her top takeaways
First person: Added value: Golden Door and Mohonk Mountain House
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Mary Bemis takes a peak at the revamped Golden Door and Mohonk Mountain House – two iconic US spa destinations
Software: Forward thinking: AI
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
How are spa software suppliers embracing AI? And what are the benefits for operators?
Sponsored: Premier Software: Tried & trusted
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Premier Software’s Laura Meeson explores the top three benefits of purchasing new spa management software
Sponsored: Iyashi Dôme fuses wellness and technology
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
The Iyashi Dôme blends cutting-edge Japanese technology with luxury comfort, says CEO Shogoro Uemura
Finishing Touch: Escape route
Spa Business 2023 issue 4
Destination spas fund a study examining the experiences of more than 2,500 health retreat guests across multiple sites
UK Retailer, John Lewis, moves into preventative health and exercise prescription with 'Every Athlete' programme
BY Kath Hudson | 30 Nov 2023
UK-based retailer, John Lewis, is launching a service which will enable customers to be proactive about managing their health, while also getting advice about exercise and nutrition.
Subtle Energies’ unveils new bioactive aesthetic line
BY Tim Nash | 30 Nov 2023
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Australian skincare brand Subtle Energies has unveiled a bioactive aesthetic line.
Arch Amenities expands into Canada and announces collaboration with Natura Bissé
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2023
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has branched into Canada with the acquisition of Personal Best Health and Performance, a Canadian leader in corporate wellness services.
Tourism think tank explores gender equity and male allyship
BY Rebecca Skeel | 28 Nov 2023
At a recent think tank, The Tourism Society hosted a panel overseen by its first female chair, Alison Cryer MBE, to discuss the importance of male allyship in the travel and tourism industry.
Good Spa Guide Awards announces Britain’s top regional spas of 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Nov 2023
Spas from nine regions across the UK, from Scotland to the West Country, have won accolades in the Regional Good Spa Guide (GSG) Awards 2023.
First glimpses revealed of Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair's subterranean spa retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2023
Luxury hotel and spa operator Mandarin Oriental’s second London hotel will launch next January with a brand new spa designed as a boutique sister location to its flagship UK spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.
Evolution-U’s spa therapist training goes global
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2023
The spa industry has typically focused on training its teams in two areas; product knowledge/sales and treatment delivery.
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Nov 2023
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and plant life.
Minor names Sandie Johannessen group director of spa and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2023
Sandie Johannessen has been appointed the new group director of spa and wellness at Minor Hotels – international hotel owner, operator and investor.
Exercise for Health Summit draws global experts together in Madrid
BY Liz Terry | 22 Nov 2023
The Exercise for Health Summit (EfHS), organised by EuropeActive, kicked off today at the Melia Castille in Madrid, with the timing designed to coincide with the Spanish Presidency of the European Council, in the second half of 2023
Emlyn Brown predicts crucial wellness travel trends for 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2023
Athlete-inspired wellness, social wellbeing and active nutrition are a few of the hottest trends set to shape the wellness sector in 2024, according to Emlyn Brown, Accor’s global senior vice president of wellbeing strategy, design and development.
Clinique La Prairie's urban Longevity Hub concept launching in Taipei this November
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2023
Clinique La Prairie (CLP) is preparing for the imminent opening of its fourth global Longevity Hub Taipei in Taiwan on 25 November.
Caudalie’s Resveratrol-lift range relaunched and reformulated with plant-based collagen
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Nov 2023
Caudalie has introduced the next generation of its pro-ageing Resveratrol-lift range which has been updated with plant-based collagen, called Vegan Collagen 1.
Life Time gets into the medical wellness market with new Miora brand
BY Liz Terry | 20 Nov 2023
Life Time is launching into the medical wellness market with a longevity and performance concept called Miora.
SHA Mexico to debut in January 2024 with genome-inspired design
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Nov 2023
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness will open its Latin American flagship in January in Costa Mujeres, a secluded beach destination just north of Cancun.
Exercise is '1.5 times more effective than counselling or medication' in treating depression and anxiety
BY Tom Walker | 20 Nov 2023
Physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counselling or leading medications when it comes to managing and treating mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
ESPA launches Optimal Skin Cleansing Oil to purify and hydrate
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Nov 2023
ESPA has expanded its Optimal Skin Pro collection with a new oil-to-milk cleanser; the Optimal Skin Cleansing Oil.
Maybourne Hotel Group to integrate Virtusan wellness technology
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2023
The Maybourne Hotel Group – manager of iconic global hotels including Claridges, The Berkeley and The Connaught – has partnered with wellness technology company Virtusan to enhance its guests' wellbeing.
Temple Spa unveils Easy Glowing cleanser enriched with vitamin C
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Nov 2023
Easy Glowing is Temple Spa’s latest cleanser – designed to leave the skin with a radiant glow, balance the complexion and help support a healthy microbiome.
From Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur, Swissline makes further inroads in Asian spa market
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Nov 2023
Swissline has two new five-star hotel addresses in Asia – The PuLi Hotel & Spa in Shanghai and The RuMa Hotel & Residences in Kuala Lumpur.
Kamalaya partners with Blue Zones for exclusive group retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2023
Holistic wellness sanctuary Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand has announced the launch of its latest programme in partnership with Blue Zones, launching May 2024.
Timbaland, music producer to the stars, joins forces with Myndstream to co-create music that improves health and wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2023
Timbaland, Platinum Grammy Award-winning music producer, who's worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Madonna, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Drake, has announced a partnership with health and wellbeing music provider, Myndstream.
Esse Skincare goes stateside and expands into US market
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Nov 2023
Microbiome skincare and spa brand Esse Skincare has expanded its global footprint to reach the US.
Chiva-Som sister-brand Jayasom to focus on tech and target younger generation
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Nov 2023
Destination wellness operator and Chiva-Som sister brand Jayasom plans to launch in Saudi Arabia, Europe, Japan, India and Malaysia as part of a major global rollout plan.
Biologique Recherche introduces Masque Caviar Vert
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Nov 2023
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it is managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the Research & Development team.
Scotland named 2024 Global Wellness Summit host destination
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Nov 2023
Annual industry event, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), is headed to the Scottish coastal town of St Andrews in 2024.
Swissline debuts at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Nov 2023
Luxury Dubai hotel Burj Al Arab has introduced Swissline skincare into its Talise Spa with nine new facials, including one created exclusively for the property.
Castelfalfi introduces luxury RAKxa-branded spa experiences in Tuscany
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2023
Five-star Tuscan retreat Castelfalfi has celebrated the relaunch of its spa with a partnership with integrative wellness and medical retreat RAKxa based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Soleum introduces Luxury Relaxing heated lounger range
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Nov 2023
Soleum has launched a dynamic collection of infrared loungers for spas, private homes, hotels and resorts.
Stollmeyer joins the board of Yoga Experience Africa
BY Liz Terry | 09 Nov 2023
Rick Stollmeyer, founder of fitness tech giant, Mindbody, has joined the board of tech startup Yoga Experiences Africa, a business founded by University of Edinburgh student, Judith Nduati.
Kerzner's new 'fitness hotel', Siro One Zabeel, opens for reservations
BY Tom Walker | 09 Nov 2023
The first ever Siro hotel, marketed as the "ultimate fitness and recovery hotel", is now accepting reservations.
GWS celebrates Simone Biles with Debra Simon Award for excellence in mental wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has honoured legendary gymnast Simone Biles with the 2023 Debra Simon Award.
New juniper body oil boosts Kerstin Florian's Nordic Zen treatment says Kristina Zanardi
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Nov 2023
Sweden-based skincare brand Kerstin Florian has refreshed its 90-minute Nordic Zen Body treatment with a new star product