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19 Oct 2004
Spa and resort operator Six Senses is in negotiations to establish a luxury spa near the Great Wall of China in order to tap into the country's lucrative health tourism market. If negotiations are sucessful, ... More
06 Oct 2004
The Nutfield Priory country house hotel in Surrey, England, has opened its exclusive, crystal-themed spa facility this week. The £450,000 spa has seven treatment rooms and a double treatment suite, which has its own steam ... More
06 Oct 2004
The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) has announced it is to be directly funded for further education and, as part of its continued curriculum expansion, has launched a series of new health and beauty ... More
05 Oct 2004
Zen Lifestyle spa in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to open a new site in the city at Teviot Place in late October. Featuring five treatment rooms – two on the ground floor and three in the ... More
05 Oct 2004
Grimshaw, the architectural group that designed the much-delayed £36m Bath Thermae Spa project in the UK, has angrily refuted claims that it is responsible for the latest problems to beset the site. The architects responded ... More
05 Oct 2004
Amida Racquets and Fitness Spa in Twickenham, UK, has launched a range of day spa memberships to encourage its current day spa guests to use the facilities regularly throughout the year. The Silver, Gold and ... More
01 Oct 2004
The third phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force today and means the UK’s 10 million disabled people now have greater rights on the high street and in the workplace. The new ... More
30 Sep 2004
Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, will boast the largest spa facility in the country when it reopens the Spa at Millbrook next month (October). The original Spa at Millbrook, which opened in December 2001, ... More
28 Sep 2004
The Vineyard Hotel near Cape Town, South Africa, will add a spa to its facilities for the busy winter season. Located in the Newlands district, the Vineyard’s Angsana Spa will open in December 2004 and ... More
16 Sep 2004
The Japanese spa industry is recovering from revelations that the water at many of the country’s most celebrated onsen – or Japanese hot spas – is in fact nothing more than warmed up tap water. ... More
16 Sep 2004
Cairo’s largest spa, the Daniela Steiner Spa and Wellness Centre, opened at the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza hotel in Egypt last month. Managed by Daniela Steiner, the spa has 15 treatment rooms – including ... More
06 Sep 2004
Marriott International announced it has obtained the management contract of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. The resort was acquired by the CNL Hotels & Resorts in April 2004 from KSL Recreation ... More
02 Sep 2004
The Six Senses spa at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives is offering three, week-long retreat packages this autumn, all led by celebrity therapists. Internationally acclaimed pilates and gyrotonix expert Behsat Ahmet will kick ... More
01 Sep 2004
Spa operator Champneys Health Resort Group has parted company with product supplier Decléor after a 20-year association. The operator said the decision was made following the introduction of its new Health and Beauty Collection. A ... More
19 Aug 2004
Sansha Ayurveda, the Indian Ayurvedic health spa operator, is looking for partners to introduce the brand to existing spas and health facilities throughout Europe. Director Paawan Munjal said the company was in serious discussions with ... More
10 Aug 2004
UK-based spa brand, Elemis, has launched a new signature treatment called Bajan Bliss which has been exclusively designed for the Té Spa at Villa Nova in Barbados. Bajan Bliss was inspired by the culture of ... More
10 Aug 2004
A privately-owned spa situated outside Moate in Ireland has been awarded over 700,000 euros in grant aid under Failte Ireland’s Tourism Product Development Scheme. Temple Health Spa, which is situated in Horseleap, will use the ... More
10 Aug 2004
The Radisson Edwardian hotel at the former Free Trade Hall site in Manchester has launched its luxury spa and health club. The Sienna Spa & Health Club has five treatment rooms and is operated by ... More
27 Jul 2004
A new 9,000sq ft spa is planned as part of the Laterra residential development at Florida’s World Golf Village in the US. Designed by Robert D Henry Architects of New York, the PGA Tour Spa ... More
27 Jul 2004
UK-based architects, Reardon Smith, have secured all statutory approvals to turn a 15th century Italian convent into a luxury resort spa. Situated in the southern Italian town of Amalfi, the property, called Santa Rosa, is ... More
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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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Global wellness economy reaches record-breaking $5.6trn – predicted to hit $8.5trn by 2027
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Nov 2023
The global wellness economy will be worth US$8.5 trillion by 2027, according to new research unveiled by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
8,000 steps a day 'enough to reduce risk of premature death'
BY Tom Walker | 07 Nov 2023
Researchers are claiming to have provided the first scientific proof of how many steps a person needs to take each day, in order to significantly reduce the risk of premature death.
Largest-ever Spa China Summit welcomes global attendees to Manchuria
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Nov 2023
The 15th annual Spa China Summit was recently held at the Ritz-Carlton in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
Mauli Rituals unveils global expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Nov 2023
Mauli Rituals, a UK-based ayurvedic spa brand, is taking its hair, skin, body and mind products worldwide.
Accenture says AI is bringing on a decade of deconstruction
BY Tom Walker | 05 Nov 2023
The rapid advance of technology in all areas of life is putting societies in flux, creating uncertainty and forcing people to reassess their plans for the future, according to a new report from consulting firm Accenture.
C.O.D.E. shines as Gold Partner at Cosentino's C-Next Designers Europe
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Nov 2023
C.O.D.E., pioneer in the fusion of massage beds and design, proudly announces its prominent role as a Gold Partner at the recent design extravaganza organised by Cosentino, the leading Spanish manufacturer of sustainable surfaces.
Greece’s first Guerlain Spa to open at One&Only Aesthesis this November
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Nov 2023
One&Only will unveil a new spa partnered with premium beauty brand Guerlain at its new Athenian resort One&Only Aesthesis resort, launching on 11 November.
Lemi introduces new Milano treatment bed range
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Nov 2023
Italian spa and wellness equipment supplier Lemi Group has unveiled the new Milano treatment bed, available in either the Classic or Evo model.
Hyatt names Patrick Huey director of global wellbeing operations
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Nov 2023
Patrick Huey has been appointed as the new director of global wellbeing operations at Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Tradition meets technology in the evolving spa and wellness landscape
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Nov 2023
In today's fast-paced world, technology is reshaping the way we live and experience life – these advancements are also redefining the wellness industry.
Intergenerational retreat for grandparents and grandchildren launches at Zulal
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Oct 2023
Qatari wellness destination Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has developed a new retreat to help grandparents and grandchildren spend quality time together.
Comfort Zone's new three-piece Luminant collection and facial targets hyperpigmentation
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Oct 2023
Professional spa brand Comfort Zone has developed an all-new range and treatment to tackle hyperpigmentation.
Codage showcases Magistrale line with all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2023
Codage Paris has launched the Magistrale collection, composed of La Crème & La Crème Nuit, underpinned by its pro-ageing PGF-5 Complex.
California's Murrieta Hot Springs Resort reopening February 2024 after extensive refurb
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Oct 2023
For the past 30 years, historic Southern California hot springs retreat Murrieta Hot Springs Resort has been out of action and closed to the public. Next February, the southwest Riverside County icon will start a new chapter and reopen following an intricate revamp by Olympus Real Estate Group.
Seed to Skin to launch The Light Source and Night Force duo
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Oct 2023
Crocus chrysanthus bulb extract is at the heart of a new day cream and overnight facemask duo unveiled by Seed to Skin.
Erin Lee founds Touchless Wellness Association with backing from Gharieni, Art of Cryo and Halotherapy Solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2023
A new global industry organisation dedicated to touchless wellness therapies has been launched by industry consultant Erin Lee.
Eminence Organic’s new Bakuchiol + Niacinamide Collection offers gentle alternative to retinol
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Oct 2023
Eminence Organic Skin Care has launched a new Bakuchiol + Niacinamide Collection designed to mimic the pro-ageing effects of conventional retinol while avoiding its potential skin irritation.
Anne Melby is Loma de Vida Spa’s new director of spa and recreation
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2023
Luxury Texan retreat La Cantera Resort & Spa has appointed Anne Melby as the new director of spa and recreation at its Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness in San Antonio.
Athletiqo’s reLounge bed supports staff and guest wellbeing says Tammy Pahel
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2023
Athletiqo has designed the touchless reLounge treatment bed to promote relaxation and soothe pain in the back, legs and neck.
Hacienda Xcanatun’s new Angsana Spa brings the outdoors in with nature-centric design
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2023
Banyan Tree Group has refreshed its luxury hotel in Mérida, Mexico, with a new Angsana Spa inspired by Asian and Mexican therapies.
Sothys pays tribute to late founder Bernard Mas
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2023
Bernard Mas, the founder of family-run French spa and skincare group Sothys International, has died aged 83 years.
Sports Illustrated Resorts to expand across US with active lifestyle at their core
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2023
A network of Sports Illustrated branded resort and lifestyle complexes will launch in the US following a deal between Travel + Leisure Co and Sports Hospitality Ventures (SHV) – the hotel and resorts licensee for the Sports Illustrated brand.
Nike Strength launches – targets health clubs via wholesale purchase option
BY Liz Terry | 18 Oct 2023
Nike, which teased a possible foray into the strength training market six weeks ago, via a soft launch at Dick's Sporting Goods in the US, has finally unveiled its new line via a dedicated website at
Great Spa Towns of Europe Association hosts general assembly in Montecatini Terme
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Oct 2023
The Italian thermal town of Montecatini Terme will welcome 30 delegates from the Great Spa Towns of Europe Association (GSTEA) this week when it hosts the association’s third general assembly of 2023.
Alchemy Group breaks ground on bathing oasis designed to revive San Francisco’s bathhouse culture
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2023
Alchemy Springs, an upcoming social spa project in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighbourhood, has broken ground on its nature-centric bathing area.
SpaSoft's cloud-based solution is ready to elevate your spa
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2023
SpaSoft is an industry-leading, all-in-one spa and activity management solution developed specifically for the spa industry's needs today and for the future.
Beltrami Linen: the premium supplier for luxury spa and wellness destinations
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2023
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance.
Elemis and Morro partner to develop plastic-free innovation
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Oct 2023
British skincare brand Elemis and Xampla, creator of natural materials brand Morro, have announced a collaboration to develop plastic-free biodegradable sample sachets.
2023 Global Wellness Summit relocates to Miami due to Middle East conflict
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has switched locations from Qatar to Miami in light of the geo-political crisis in the Middle East.
Conscious wellbeing inspires Knightsbridge’s newest urban retreat, The Hvn
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2023
A new urban wellness retreat is set to launch in Knightsbridge, London, backed by a trio of professionals from the beauty and medical fields, including ex-Aromatherapy Associates interim CEO Muriel Zingraff.
Celluma targets wellness sector with flexible LED light panels
BY Katie Barnes | 16 Oct 2023
Known in the medical aesthetics and pain management space, Celluma is bringing its LED light therapy devices to the spa market.
Private women's wellness club Kintsugi Space launching in Abu Dhabi this November
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2023
Kintsugi, a new private wellness club concept, will launch its flagship destination on Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island in November.
Vivianne Garcia-Tunon joins Auberge Resorts Collection as global VP of wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2023
Luxury hotel and spa operator Auberge Resorts Collection has named Vivianne Garcia-Tunon as its first-ever global vice president of wellbeing.
Todd Shaw and Ella Kent named ISPA Foundation officers for 2023-2024
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2023
Trade body, the International Spa Association (ISPA), has appointed Todd Shaw and Ella Kent as the new chair and vice-chair respectively of the ISPA Foundation Board.
The S11 sauna. Design by Studio F. A. Porsche – a sensory journey through warmth, light and sound
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2023
Sauna specialist Klafs and design firm Studio F. A. Porsche have joined forces to realise the S11 sauna, an iconic new limited edition sauna bathing solution.
L’Oréal Group cuts ties with Decléor
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Oct 2023
Global cosmetics and beauty conglomerate L’Oréal Group has parted ways with spa and beauty brand Decléor.
Timbaland to deliver keynote speech at 2023 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2023
Organisers behind the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) have confirmed award-winning music producer Timbaland as a keynote speaker at the 17th-annual summit taking place in Doha, Qatar, from 6-9 November.
Gharieni introduces Augmented Massage bed to redesign the massage experience
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Oct 2023
Spa equipment supplier Gharieni has revealed an innovative motion-to-sound treatment bed – its vision of AI technology and wellness.
Introducing a new generation of skincare: AMRA unveils new launch of reformulated Micro-Cellular Actives
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Oct 2023
AMRA has remained steadfast in its commitment to redefining the boundaries of modern skincare since its inception in 2002. Now, the company has reached new levels of excellence with the launch of its highly anticipated rebrand.
Lapis Spa with 44 treatment rooms to launch at Fontainebleau Las Vegas
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2023
Las Vegas is set to gain a major new wellness facility by the end of the year following the grand opening of luxury resort and casino Fontainebleau Las Vegas.
Ursula Levine and Jörg Hummen join Chenot as new medical directors
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2023
Medical health and wellness retreat operator, Chenot Group, has named Dr Ursula Levine and Dr Jörg Hummen as new medical directors at its Chenot Palace Weggis destination in Switzerland.
Slow Ageing Essentials announces UK expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2023
Founders of the UK spa and skincare brand Slow Ageing Essentials have revealed a goal to expand its domestic presence to include more than 1,000 spa and salon partners.
2023 World Spa Awards celebrate industry’s best and brightest
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Oct 2023
The World Spa Awards – the global initiative designed to celebrate and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has announced the winners of its ninth annual programme.
Stuart Angus to drive growth at Aqua Sana spa
BY Katie Barnes | 04 Oct 2023
Spa, leisure and hospitality figure Stuart Angus has been tasked with the strategic growth of spas for Center Parcs UK & Ireland, as the holiday village operator continues the rollout of its Forest Spa concept.
Miraval’s fourth Life in Balance Spa opens in California at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2023
A new Miraval Resorts & Spas wellness destination has opened in San Diego, California, within the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa.
Vladi Kovanic crowned winner of Spa-A’s 2023 Personality of the Year award
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Oct 2023
Vladi Kovanic has been recognised for her services to the spa, wellness and hospitality industries by Spa-A Federation during its 21st-anniversary gala in Paris, France.
iS Clinical introduces epigenetic retinol duo: Retinol+ Emulsion
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Oct 2023
Cosmeceutical skincare brand iS Clinical has developed a brand new retinol product designed to optimise the pro-ageing ingredient's benefits while minimising its potential side effects.
Physical literacy initiative will ‘build a nation that loves to move’
BY Liz Terry | 30 Sep 2023
More than 100 people from across the academic and sport and physical activity sectors gathered at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 28 September to launch the Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England.
Elevating guest experiences with Book4Time’s 60+ technology partners
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Sep 2023
Imagine a world where your hotel or resort seamlessly caters to every guest's wellness needs, creating an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Lululemon dumps Mirror and signs up with Peloton for digital content – shares jump on the news
BY Tom Walker | 28 Sep 2023
The share price of Peloton has jumped after it signed a deal to become the exclusive digital fitness content provider for athletic apparel giant, Lululemon.
Voya expands US portfolio with new nature-inspired spa partnership in Michigan
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2023
Sustainable Irish marine wellbeing brand Voya has been named the exclusive supplier of the new Foundation Mind and Body Spa at The Harbor Grand Hotel in New Buffalo, Michigan.
Lanserhof to enter Spanish market in 2026 with Marbella health resort
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2023
Austria-based medical wellness resort operator Lanserhof Group has announced plans to open a new health destination near Marbella in Spain.
Alberto Apostoli spearheads launch of Armonia wellness consultancy
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2023
Architect and designer Alberto Apostoli has unveiled his new integrated wellness consulting firm, Armonia, to bolster spas around the world and transform them into commercially and economically successful destinations.
The future of spa management is coming: Introducing Premier 2.0
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2023
From the original pioneers of spa management comes a new platform set to redefine the market.
Celestial Glow: Introducing Voya’s collection of certified organic gifts for the festive season and beyond
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Sep 2023
Inspired by starry nights over the Atlantic Ocean and capturing the serenity of a calm sea, this year Voya’s Festive Collection shines a light on certified organic gifts of tranquillity, offering products that nurture the body and enliven the senses.
Dior’s flagship spa at Hôtel Plaza Athénée refreshed with new treatments and facilities
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2023
The Dorchester Collection’s Parisian outpost, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, has refreshed its Dior spa with new facilities and exclusive wellness programming.
Disruptions between memory and appetite linked to obesity
BY Tom Walker | 26 Sep 2023
Disruptions in the way the human brain links memory and appetite could help explain some disorders associated with obesity.
Hand & Stone bolsters North American portfolio with 23 extra locations
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2023
US massage franchise Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is set to convert 23 Massage Green franchise locations across the US to its brand.
Myndstream and Salt Chamber partner to elevate self-guided halotherapy treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Sep 2023
Wellness music company Myndstream has teamed up with halotherapy supplier Salt Chamber to create a self-guided breathwork playlist for salt therapy experiences.
Therme appoints UK CEO as £250m Therme Manchester gets planning approval
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2023
Therme Group has received planning permission to build the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, after a four-year journey.
Discover the ultimate body care experience – introducing Comfort Zone's Tranquillity™ Body Scrub and Tranquillity™ Scrub Spa Ritual
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2023
Renowned B Corp skincare and spa brand Comfort Zone is enhancing its iconic aromatherapy body range with a new inclusion: the Tranquillity™ Body Scrub.
Mental health now the 'main motivation for exercise'
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2023
Improved mental health is now a stronger motivation for Brits to exercise than staying in shape.
Biologique Recherche updates Solar Range with two new suncare products
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2023
Biologique Recherche has expanded its suncare line with a new supplement, Helios3, and sunscreen product for the body, Protection U.V. Corps SPF 50.
World Health Organization reports on 'devastating impact' of high blood pressure – calls for physical activity to be used as prevention
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first-ever report on the "devastating global impact" of high blood pressure, along with recommendations on the ways to win the race against the condition.
Demand for wellness tours and retreats is ramping up reports WeTravel survey
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2023
Wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism segments globally and was most recently valued at US$436 billion (£349.8 billion, €407 billion) by the Global Wellness Institute.
Soneva’s new hospitality concept Soneva Secret launching January 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Sep 2023
Soneva will open a new US$40 million (£32.1 million, €37.4 million) resort in the Maldives’ secluded Haa Dhaalu atoll on 10 January 2024.
Spa Supply Solutions: Elevating the spa and wellness industry with innovative services
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Sep 2023
In the world of wellness and spa industry procurement, Spa Supply Solutions stands out as a global leader.
Introducing Living Earth Crafts’ latest innovation; the Tribeca All-in-One Treatment Chair
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Sep 2023
Leading spa and wellness equipment supplier and manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) is proud to introduce the Tribeca All-in-One Treatment Chair.
Editor's letter: Reflection point
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
As Spa Business celebrates its 20th birthday, Katie Barnes pauses for thought and rejoices in the industry’s evolution
Anniversary special: The story of Spa Business
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The founder of Spa Business talks about how a longstanding promise led to the creation of the magazine
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Anna Bjurstam
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The strategic senior advisor at Six Senses and Raison d'Etre on being initiated as a shaman, why psychedelics are here to stay and her bigger fear for the global spa industry
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Susie Ellis
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Spas have an opportunity to position themselves as places for connection, community and gathering, says the Global Wellness Summit chair
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Emlyn Brown
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Sales and marketing planning and execution will take spas to a whole other level, says Accor's global senior vice-president of wellbeing
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Kenneth Ryan
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Marriott's global spa guru on how software has played a crucial role in the industry's evolution and we must remain open to tech innovations
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Jeremy McCarthy
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The rise in awareness around mental wellbeing has been the spa industry's biggest change in the last 20 years, observes Mandarin Oriental's global spa leader
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Sue Harmsworth
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The industry influencer calls for a rethink on advanced therapist training and career paths – "it's holding the industry back"
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Mark Hennebry
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The most successful spa models will be those targeting a much wider and deeper market segment at accessible price points, says the Ensana chair
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Charles Davidson
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The first formal diploma-level courses focusing on hot springs are launching in Australia and China, reveals the Peninsula Hot Springs co-founder
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: CG Funk
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The chief therapeutic officer of Massage Heights celebrates US spa franchises which perform 30 million services a year
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Deborah Szekely
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The Rancho La Puerta founder might be 101, but is very much an active campaigner when it comes to wellness
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Diana Mestre
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
High tech will shape our future but we must maintain our caring, human approach, says the Latin American spa specialist
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Davide Bollati
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The founder of Comfort Zone talks beauty, ethics and sustainability
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Régis Boudon-Doris
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Neighbourhood destination spas are the most exciting business models of the future, says the founder & CEO of bbspa_Group
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Ingo Schweder
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
GOCO Hospitality's Ingo Schweder shares his personal wellness journey and highlights major market disruptors
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Inge Theron
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
At-home health tests will transform aftercare programmes and spa/client relationships, says the former Financial Times spa columnist
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Mohammed Ibrahim
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The Wellness CEO says spas will replace hospitals and also become life centres for social interaction
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Derek Barton
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Barr+Wray's MD in the Middle East & Africa talks about the power of social media and spas
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Amanda Al-Masri
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Is leading the charge for democratic wellness in one of the biggest global hotel chains
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Cary & Kim Collier
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The husband-and-wife team on why living in Indonesia changed everything for them
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Joerg Demuth
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Sustainability isn't just about meeting consumer demands, it's about meeting new enforced regulations, says ZeroWaste's chief product officer
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Leo Tonkin
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The CEO of Salt Chamber is on a mission to educate people about air quality and respiratory wellness
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Sammy Gharieni
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Innovation is the lifeblood of the spa industry, says the founder of Gharieni
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Lynne McNees
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
ISPA's president is challenging spa leaders to double the industry's economic impact in a decade
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Mia Kyricos
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Reconsidering spa compensation models will enable the sector to truly flourish, says the global spa and wellness consultant
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Terry Prager
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Seed to Skin's global operations manager focuses on the self-care revolution and her passion for mentoring
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Veronica Schreibeis Smith
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The growing demand for 'healthy entertainment' which leaves you feeling happier with increased vitality is a trend to watch, says the wellness architect
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Ana Crawford
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The New Zealand-based consultant calls for internationally-recognised research to prove the tangible benefits of spa modalities
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Karen Short
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Retail creativity is key to the success of spas, says the CEO of Universal Companies
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Rupert Schmid
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Where does beauty fit into the wellness picture, asks the president of Biologique Recherche
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Andrew Gibson
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
We've collectively failed to prove the true value of hotel spas, says the global spa expert
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Rainer Bolsinger
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Integrating AI software, smart rings, ionised oxygen and intermittent vacuum therapy – Rainer Bolsinger shines a spotlight on advancements in cryotherapy
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Neil Jacobs
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
The Six Senses CEO on entering the retreat business and why wellness communities will take the industry into another dimension
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Marc Cohen
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Industry thought leader Marc Cohen is on a mission to co-create "a culture of wellness that infects the world with good health"
Promotion: myBlend: The future of beauty
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
With myBlend – the Dr Brand from Clarins Group – spas can discover the efficacy of cutting-edge treatment protocols for guests
Promotion: Klafs: Relax into wellbeing
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Klafs and Studio F. A. Porsche have combined their design and wellness expertise to create an oasis for total-body relaxation
News report: Eastern promise
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Japan’s spa industry is valued at US$4.2 billion and is part of the world's third highest-performing wellness economy
Promotion: Starpool: Long-lasting health gains
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Longevity Spa combines innovative health technologies and effective user programmes to maintain wellness and enhance healthspan
Jeremy McCarthy: Theory of evolution
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
From spa to wellness and now leisure – Spa Business’ contributing editor looks at where hospitality experiences are heading
Promotion: Lemi: Built to last
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Lemi is committed to leading with innovation to create cutting-edge treatment room solutions that excel in terms of performance and eco-credentials
Research: US industry stats
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
ISPA's latest study shows staff shortages still hinder the US spa sector
Promotion: GM Collin: Collagen pioneers
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
GM Collin’s expertise in collagen research and product formulation has resulted in the creation of a new serum that combats age-related skin degeneration
Research: UK spa-goer insights
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
A survey of 8,000 UK consumers highlights spa-goer preferences and habits across the country
Promotion: TechnoAlpin: Chilling out at Krallerhof
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
TechnoAlpin’s Snowroom brings winter conditions to a stunning indoor spa at Austria’s Hotel Krallerhof
Research: China's wellness tourists
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Research reveals the changing needs of Chinese tourists as travel restrictions are lifted and they prepare to return to the global stage
Promotion: Comfort Zone
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Consumers are increasingly interested in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation and a new line from Comfort Zone has been launched to address this emerging need
Software: Time for an upgrade
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Spa software suppliers unveil the latest features and functions they're bringing to market
Promotion: Art of Cryo
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Vikki and Robbie are often exhausted after work. A visit to the spa to experience the Art of Cryo Tech-Spa Module is a chance to re-set and rejuvenate together
Promotion: Sothys Academy has launched in Paris to inspire the next generation
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Located in the 8th arrondissement, The Sothys Academy has been established to support and inspire skincare professionals globally.
Promotion: Elemental Herbology: Double cleansing
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Double cleansing is the ultimate secret to achieving radiant, healthy skin explains Antonia David, head of education at Elemental Herbology
Finishing Touch: Stretching out
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Yoga can help cancer recovery, according to a study supported by the US National Institute of Health
Ensana to branch into Bulgaria this October with seaside wellness resort
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Sep 2023
European health spa hotel operator Ensana has announced plans to operate its first Bulgarian location this October.
Subtle Energies rings in 30th anniversary with new Biotechnology Skincare range and packaging overhaul
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Sep 2023
Australian skincare brand Subtle Energies has marked its 30th anniversary with new products, treatments and a sustainable packaging upgrade.
ESPA promotes Samantha Ashton to director of spa for UK & Ireland
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2023
Samantha Ashton has stepped up to a new role as director of spa UK & Ireland at UK-based global spa and wellbeing brand ESPA.
The Madison Collection unveils The Tuxedo Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2023
Introducing the Tuxedo Collection, The Madison Collection’s newest luxury linen and robe range which is fade-resistant, quick-drying and chlorine-compatible.
Rancho La Puerta names Eliezer Quiñones new general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2023
Iconic wellness and fitness destination Rancho La Puerta is under new leadership with the appointment of Eliezer Quiñones as new general manager.
Specific types of physical activity, diet and lifestyle promote powerful reasoning skills in young children
BY Tom Walker | 14 Sep 2023
Children who take part in organised physical activity or sport over their first two school years, while also having better diets and spending more time reading have more powerful reasoning skills than peers who don't have the benefit of these kinds of support or engagement.
Serotonin Centers opens new longevity club in Orlando and reveals US expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
US longevity franchise Serotonin Centers has expanded its footprint with a second Florida location in Winter Park. The brand will open three additional private member clubs in Orlando within the next year.
Aman names Maria Sharapova global wellness ambassador and secures US$360 million from UAE investors
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has entered into a multi-year partnership to become Aman’s first-ever global wellness ambassador.
Sustainability at its best: Fashionizer Spa unveils new Kinthia robe
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
No luxury spa guest experience is complete without a warm welcome and a luxurious robe. Fashionizer Spa knows this better than anyone and has recently unveiled its latest sustainable offering – the Kinthia gown.
Living Earth Crafts launches Tribeca All-in-One Medi-Spa Chair
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
Spa equipment manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has introduced a new space-saving treatment chair to accommodate an array of spa, aesthetic, IV and medi-spa treatments.
New designs unveiled for Therme Canada Ontario Place and Therme Manchester
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Sep 2023
Therme Canada has released a newly evolved project design for its West Island of Ontario Place destination. The facility will deliver Therme Group's signature year-round family-friendly destination attraction concept alongside four more acres of public parkland.
Swissline unveils Cell Shock White Brightening Intensified Night Cream
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Sep 2023
Swissline has developed a brand-new night cream that helps address pigmentation, melasma and dark spots, while reducing lines, wrinkles and inflammation.
Japan named world’s third biggest wellness economy, worth US$303 billion
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
Japan has the third largest wellness economy globally – worth US$303 billion (£242.6 billion, €283 billion) – according to data from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
ISPA crowns Tammy Pahel 2024 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award winner
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has recognised industry figure Tammy Pahel with the 2024 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award.
Elemis launches limited-edition Green Fig Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
Elemis’ iconic Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is now available in a new aromatic blending notes of fig, raspberry and bergamot.
Champneys announces death of owner Dorothy Purdew
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Sep 2023
Dorothy Purdew OBE, industry veteran and co-owner and chair of UK-based health spa chain Champneys, has died at age 91.
Aqua Sana Elveden Forest receives extensive forest-inspired makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2023
Center Parcs is conducting a £6.5 million (US$7.8 million, €7.5 million) spa remodel at its Elveden Forest holiday village in Suffolk, UK.
Terres d’Afrique expands African footprint with four new luxury spa partnerships
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2023
Premium South African spa and skincare brand Terres d’Afrique* has announced new partnerships with four Sub-Saharan African properties.
Celebrating a year of La Maison myBlend’s world-leading skincare expertise
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Sep 2023
La Maison myBlend opened its doors to the world over a year ago last summer in the heart of Paris’ buzzy Marais neighbourhood.
Snow’s holistic cool-down: Embracing inclusivity in post-sauna rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Sep 2023
In the world of wellness, the age-old tradition of sauna bathing is synonymous with relaxation, detoxification and rejuvenation. But, a crucial and sometimes overlooked part of the journey is the all-important cooldown.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2023
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it’s managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the Research & Development team.
Living Earth Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary milestone
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2023
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) would not be the company it is today without the efforts of its amazing team, from sales to production and all departments in between.
Studio Apostoli plans wellness oasis in Mongolian national park
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
Verona-based spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli has been appointed to support the creation of a wellness-centric eco-resort 40km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.
L’Occitane Group achieves B Corp certification
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
The L’Occitane Group, international retailer and manufacturer of sustainability-inspired beauty and wellness products, is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp).
Designing a successful spa with bbspa_Group
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
For 30 years, bbspa_Group has provided market-leading professional design and consultancy services to the spa industry.
Elemental Herbology introduces cleansing duo to power new double cleanse routine
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
With the phenomenon of double cleansing taking the skincare world by storm, Elemental Herbology (voted Best Natural Spa Brand of 2023 in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2023) has launched two new products to create a two-step double cleansing routine.
The Iyashi Dôme revolution: luxury technology for exceptional spas
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
Spas embracing technology strategically position themselves as first-choice establishments. They differentiate themselves by offering innovative and personalised treatment paths that surpass the expectations of today's discerning customers.
Marc Cohen joins the board of Gather By to develop health products based on medicinal honey
BY Liz Terry | 30 Aug 2023
Wellness guru, Professor Marc Cohen, has joined the board at Gather By, specialists in Manuka honey production.
World Health Organization recognises traditional medicine, with new global centre, high-level summit and strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2023
After decades struggling for recognition, the worlds of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) have been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the creation of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine and the convening of the first high-level global summit for the sector.
Soho House to expand with new properties in UK, North America and Latin America
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Aug 2023
Soho House is set to unveil seven new locations across the UK, North America and Latin America during 2023 and 2024.
Milana Knowles joins Gharieni as vice president of US business development
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Aug 2023
Gharieni Group has announced the appointment of Milana Knowles as its new vice president of business development for the US.
Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research finds anti-obesity drugs restore normal brain function and reboot people's relationship with food
BY Tom Walker | 28 Aug 2023
Drugs that help normalise insulin sensitivity to reduce body fat in people suffering from obesity can improve learning outcomes.
KSL snaps up Hersha Hospitality Trust
BY Liz Terry | 28 Aug 2023
Investment firm KSL Capital Partners has acquired the Hersha Hospitality Trust, the company behind a portfolio of spa hotels and resorts in the US.
Rixos to open Turkish-inspired beachfront spa resort in Dubai Islands
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
Work is underway to realise a new Rixos resort in Dubai following a partnership between UAE- based real estate developer Nakheel and Excelsior Real Estate.
September reopening for Britain's oldest lido following £9m transformation
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
The UK’s oldest outdoor public pool in the city of Bath will reopen to the public on 10 September following a £9m (US$10.7m, €10.1m) restoration project.
Himalayan Source introduces Himalayan Salt Capsule
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
Himalayan Source has launched the Himalayan Salt Capsule to help spa, wellness and fitness facilities or residences upgrade their offering with halotherapy.
Rosewood’s second Austrian Asaya spa to open in restored 15th-century castle
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2023
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will unveil a brand new Asaya wellness spa in 2024 at a lakeside castle in the Austrian countryside.
Les Mills launches Shapes – looks to leads on strength training trend
BY Tom Walker | 23 Aug 2023
Les Mills has launched a new low-impact, strength-based workout programme inspired by Pilates, barre and power yoga.
Esse’s latest skincare trio taps live probiotics to boost aesthetic treatments’ effects
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Aug 2023
Microbiome skincare and spa brand Esse Skincare has launched three new products containing lactobacillus bacteria to boost the effect of medical aesthetic treatments.
Amanda Al-Masri: Modern wellness travellers prioritise nature, sense of place and 360° wellness touchpoints
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Aug 2023
Hilton’s 2023 Trends Report reveals travellers are focusing on more engaging experiences and enhanced wellness offerings.
Wellness a top priority for consumers globally, according to Mindbody and Classpass 2024 Predictions Report
BY Tom Walker | 22 Aug 2023
Consumers now consider health and fitness to be an “essential” area for spending and, despite the global squeeze on disposable incomes, will continue to increase their investment in wellness.
Little Houses Group reveals plans for second site in London
BY Tom Walker | 22 Aug 2023
Little Houses Group (LHG), which was set up to create community-led family clubs and nurseries, is launching its second site in London.
World’s first in-flight Wellbeing Zone to debut aboard Qantas' A350 in 2025 with workout options
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Aug 2023
Australian airline Qantas has introduced a Wellbeing Zone as part of the new cabin design for its Airbus A350.
Alqvimia unveils Bust Firming Body Lotion and new décolletage treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Aug 2023
Spanish aromatherapy spa and skincare brand Alqvimia has introduced a new pro-ageing solution for the neck, chest and decollete area; the Bust Firming Body Lotion.
Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles to headline Global Wellness Summit 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2023
Seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the 2023 Global Wellness Summit in Qatar, taking place from 6-9 November.
Peloton relaunches its corporate offering as Peloton for Business – reveals year end financials
BY Liz Terry | 18 Aug 2023
Peloton, which announced a major rebrand in May is also relaunching into the B2B market as Peloton for Business, which it says will offer "a unified portfolio of B2B wellbeing solutions for enterprise clients".
1 Hotel Mayfair launches with Bamford Wellness Spa and biophilic design
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2023
1 Hotels, the eco-luxury brand and brainchild of Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, has opened its debut European property in the heart of the UK capital.
Book4Time Pay extends reach to more than 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2023
Cloud-based spa and amenity management software platform Book4Time has expanded its coverage for its integrated Book4Time Pay solution through a partnership with fintech company Adyen.
Bürgenstock Collection creates new programming to educate guests about how to best use hydrothermal facilities
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Premium Swiss hospitality and wellness brand The Bürgenstock Collection will launch new hydrothermal experiences across its spas from October 2023.
Mandarin Oriental opens first retreat in Greece and announces upcoming Sardinian property and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced the opening of its first Greek property and spa, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino.
Precision, speed and efficiency: Fashionizer Spa taps Sizer’s AI-powered uniform measurement service
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Creating accurately fitting spa uniforms has always posed a challenge. The measuring processes can be difficult to organise quickly and many spas don’t have someone with the required knowledge to oversee staff uniform sizing.
Gharieni Group: welcoming the age of the integrated spa experience
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Today’s headlines are brimming with examples of how the fusion of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) is propelling us towards a novel way of life.
Harpar Grace International announces distribution partnership with RevitaLash Cosmetics
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2023
Athena Cosmetics, parent company to beauty brand RevitaLash Cosmetics, has announced a strategic partnership with Harpar Grace International (HGI) – a specialist in the distribution, development and management of luxury skincare, beauty and wellness brands in the UK.
Harry Houdini and Zsa Zsa Gabor inspire new AWAY Spa at W Budapest
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Aug 2023
Marriott International’s W Hotels brand has expanded its signature AWAY Spa portfolio with a striking new urban spa in Budapest.
Massage Envy and Saltability partner over Himalayan Salt Stone Massage pilot programme
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Aug 2023
Himalayan salt stone massage specialist Saltability has teamed up with US spa franchisor Massage Envy Spas to launch a pilot programme for its signature Restore Himalayan Salt Stone Massage in Southern Florida.
Ella Kent promoted to director of spa and wellness at Spa At Sea Island
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2023
Industry figure Ella Kent has been appointed director of spa and wellness at Sea Island – a Forbes Five-Star coastal resort in Georgia, US.
Michael Tompkins recognised with 2024 ISPA Visionary Award
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced Michael Tompkins – managing director and executive recruiter at Hutchinson Consulting: An Arch Amenities Group company – as its 2024 ISPA Visionary Award winner.
Lancôme launches first Latin American spa in Brazil at Oetker Collection's Palácio Tangará
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2023
Luxury French beauty brand Lancôme has entered the Latin American spa market with a new hotel spa in the city of São Paulo in Brazil.
Corinthia Hotels names Kerry Turpin head of spa and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Aug 2023
Kerry Turpin has been appointed by luxury international hotel brand Corinthia Hotels to spearhead its spa and wellness agenda.
Nike gets into the health club market with the launch of group exercise studios
BY Liz Terry | 04 Aug 2023
Nike has made the leap into the group fitness market with the launch of Nike Studios.
Consumers find skincare industry saturated with misinformation, reveals new Simple report
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2023
British highstreet skincare brand Simple has conducted a report* to gauge consumer opinions about the £3.1bn (US$4bn, €3.6bn) UK skincare industry.
Dr Dennis Gross launches DermInfusions Lift + Repair Eye Mask
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2023
Dr Dennis Gross, the dermatologist-founded skincare and spa brand, has developed a new 100 per cent biodegradable eye mask.
Spa Life Ireland to explore the Reinvention of Wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Aug 2023
Spa Life Ireland – the country’s leading event for senior spa professionals – is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the leading operators in the Irish spa community.
Ritz-Carlton expands in Japan with new urban retreat on Kyushu island
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2023
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International's portfolio of 31 hotel brands, has opened The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan.
Grown Alchemist partners with Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s fitness club and spa, The Peak
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2023
The Peak Fitness Club & Spa at London’s Carlton Tower Jumeirah, has refreshed its spa menu with new treatments by L’Occitane Group-owned spa and wellbeing brand Grown Alchemist.
Netflix announces Blue Zones documentary hosted by Dan Buettner
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Aug 2023
Streaming giant Netflix is preparing to launch a docu-series exploring the science and lifestyles behind the world’s leading longevity hotspots, dubbed Blue Zones.
SHA Wellness launches sexual health clinic at Alicante flagship
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jul 2023
Integrative medical-wellness spa brand SHA Wellness has enhanced its Alicante destination in Spain with new sexual health programming.
Natura Bissé reimagines Pure Air Bubble journey with all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jul 2023
Natura Bissé’s travelling spa experience, Pure Air Bubble, has been refreshed after it debuted 15 years ago.
Canyon Ranch receives additional US$150m investment from VICI Properties to fund expansion
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2023
Destination wellness brand Canyon Ranch has expanded its partnership with VICI Properties, an experiential-focused real estate investment trust, to expand its offering across North America and beyond.
Thalgo introduces Les Essentiels Marins range and brand new spa treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2023
French marine skincare brand Thalgo has realised a new wellbeing range called Les Essentiels Marins.
Introducing Comfort Zone's Meet Our Heroes collection – the brand’s best-selling face products now in travel-size
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2023
Comfort Zone – the renowned professional B Corp skincare and spa brand – has launched the Meet Our Heroes collection comprised of its most popular face creams.
Equinox and Red Sea Global do deal for luxury Amaala resort
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations Amaala and The Red Sea, has partnered with fitness-focused hospitality brand and management company Equinox Hotels.
Communal bathhouses and self-care inspire LA's upcoming wellness club, Hume
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Los Angeles-based Hume Projects has announced the forthcoming launch of Hume, an urban wellness club and members community designed to simplify and inspire the practice of consistent self-care.
Mandarin Oriental promotes Jeremy McCarthy to group director of leisure, spa and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Jeremy McCarthy, industry veteran and Spa Business contributing editor, has been promoted from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s (MOHG) group director spa to a new role.
Wellness labelled major global travel trend by American Express Travel report
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jul 2023
Wellness is a key driving force behind global traveller behaviour, according to a new consumer insights report published by American Express Travel.
Guerlain’s first London spa opening this September at Raffles London at The OWO
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Raffles Hotels and Resorts will open its flagship London property on 29 September, complete with the capital’s first-ever Guerlain-branded spa.
Klafs acquires majority stake in Dröm UK to bolster both UK and international market position
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Klafs, a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, has acquired a majority stake in UK-based spa and thermal experience specialist Dröm UK.
Guardians of tradition: explore Voya’s natural and fully renewable super ingredient
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Each and every spa and wellbeing product crafted by Voya contains extracts of wild seaweed sustainably hand-harvested from the cleanest waters off the west coast of Ireland.
Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs launch as hubs for health and wellbeing with new visitor centre
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jul 2023
Two of Cardiff’s iconic reservoirs are being brought back to life this month, when they reopen to the public as a hub for health and wellbeing.
The Farm announces 10-year global rollout plan
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2023
Holistic medical-wellness resort brand The Farm has revealed plans to expand into every world region by 2033.
Fashionizer Spa offers seamless customer experience for clients far and wide
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2023
Distinguished spa uniform supplier Fashionizer Spa knows better than most the importance of customer experience.
Noa* creates elemental spa for alpine eco-resort in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2023
Austrian eco-resort Puradies in Leogang, Austria, has been upgraded with a brand new spa inspired by the four natural elements and designed to integrate smoothly into the natural landscape.
Titanic Spa announces upcoming partnership with Comfort Zone
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2023
UK eco-spa Titanic Spa – located in Huddersfield in the North of England – will unveil a brand-new treatment menu partnered with Comfort Zone later this year.
Six Senses to breathe new life into 100-year-old Napa Valley natural spa destination
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jul 2023
Six Senses is taking its wellness and sustainability formula to a sanctuary in California's Napa County, an agricultural haven producing some of the world’s most sought-after wine.
Velas Group unveils plans for seventh Mexican spa resort in Los Cabos
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jul 2023
A brand new spa is due to open at the Grand Velas Boutique in Los Cabos, Mexico, inspired by the ocean and traditions of the region.
Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury hotel, spa and branded residences on London's South Bank
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2023
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) is set to open its third London hotel and spa in the British capital in 2028.
Boutique Greek island retreat unveils new spa with waterfall treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2023
Calilo, a luxury boutique resort on the picturesque Greek island of Ios, has refreshed its offering with a new spa and fitness centre.
Treatwell introduces LGBTQIA+ friendly badge to signpost safe salons for inclusive treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2023
Beauty and wellness services booking platform Treatwell has launched a LGBTQIA+ friendly badge on its platform in a bid to make the beauty, spa and wellness industries more inclusive.
Male spa visits on the rise in UK, reports Spabreaks
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2023
Digital spa experience and booking agency has reported a 346 per cent increase in male spa bookings since 2019.
GWI launches worldwide wellness traveller survey 
BY Katie Barnes | 11 Jul 2023
‌A survey which takes a deep dive into global wellness travellers’ motivations and needs has been launched by the Global Wellness Institute's (GWI) Wellness Tourism Initiative.
Virtuagym launches AI-powered digital coach
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jul 2023
Virtuagym has added to its range of training solutions with the launch of Virtuagym AI Coach.
Elemis unveils Pro-Collagen Rose Micro Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jul 2023
British skincare and spa brand Elemis has expanded its Pro-Collagen Rose collection with a new serum designed to lock in moisture, plump skin and enhance radiance.
Crystal Cruises refreshes spa concept and signs five-year deal with OneSpaWorld
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2023
Crystal Cruises has appointed cruise ship and resort spa operator OneSpaWorld as its exclusive spa and wellness partner for the next five years.
Art of Cryo’s innovative technology showcased at Kitzbühl’s new Cryo Race Center
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2023
Introducing Cryo Race Center in Kitzbühl, Austria's new health and wellness centre in Kirchberg – a picturesque village tucked away in the Austrian Kitzbühl Alps – is the hottest destination for health and wellness optimisation.
Good Spa Guide survey investigates spa-goers' changing attitudes and behaviour
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jul 2023
The Good Spa Guide (GSG) has revealed the findings from its latest consumer survey called the State of Spa Report 2023.
Therme Manchester’s new design submitted for approval
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
Following a public consultation, Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, has submitted a refined new design for approval to Trafford Council.
GoSleep brings stress-busting sleep pods to spa market
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
GoSleep, the Finnish company behind commercial sleep pods, says it only takes a 15-minute power nap in one of its devices for stress levels to reduce and wellbeing to ensue.
SpaSoft provides innovative solutions for ever-changing needs of spa and wellness industry
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
SpaSoft is a pioneer of spa and activity management solutions offering a complete suite of tools to help spas streamline their operations and enhance the guest experience.
Taichi Kuma creates seashell-inspired sauna on Japan’s famous art island
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2023
Taichi Kuma, son of the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has designed a striking new sauna for the Sana Mane glamping destination in southern Japan.
Diana Mestre devises temple of wellness spa concept for Belizean jungle retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2023
Spa consultant Diana Mestre and design firm Saballos Architects have co-created a new wellness temple concept for five-star boutique resort Ka'ana in San Ignacio, Belize.
Minor Hotels planning second Anantara Resort in Brazil, Anantara Preá Ceará Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
Hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels has announced plans to unveil a second Anantara property in Brazil.
Best British spas crowned as Good Spa Guide reveals 2023 awards winners
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
The Good Spa Guide has unveiled the results of its 14th annual awards this evening (3 July) at Spa Life UK’s annual two-day conference in the Cotswolds, UK.
Cellcosmet creates exclusive facials to celebrate partnership with Ouronyx
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
Swiss skincare and spa brand Cellcosmet has announced a new partnership with holistic facial aesthetics clinic Ouronyx based in St James, London.
To energise and purify; ESPA Men’s range refreshed with all-new packaging and formulations
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
With refreshed formulas and eco-friendly packaging, the next generation of ESPA Men is inspired by the dynamic, rugged nature of the Earth – balanced with its organic grace and energy.
Six Senses Belize to open with secret beach and private island in 2025
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jun 2023
Six Senses is set to open a new tropical island retreat on a stretch of secret beachfront in Belize by mid-2025.
Serenbe spa more than doubled in size to accommodate boom in demand
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Award-winning US wellness community Serenbe in Atlanta, Georgia, has expanded its spa following a jump in business over the past two years.
Travel specialist Jeremy Jauncey to keynote at 2023 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that Jeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, will keynote its 17th-annual event taking place in Doha, Qatar, from 6-9 November.
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to rebrand as Fairmont property following multi-million-pound refresh
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Five-star luxury spa retreat Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is due to be redeveloped under the premium Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand following a recent deal between Accor and Arora Group.
ESPA relaunches signature ESPA Men’s collection
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Skincare and spa brand ESPA has refreshed its ESPA Men’s collection with more sustainable packaging and all-new formulas.
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
BY Katie Barnes | 28 Jun 2023
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism and natural elements.
Comfort Zone introduces Hydra Glow Facial
BY Tim Nash | 27 Jun 2023
Along with the complete reformulation of Hydramemory, the new skin-adaptive hydration collection, Comfort Zone introduces Hydra Glow Facial.
Prime minister of New Zealand attends grand opening of Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jun 2023
New Zealand’s newest wellness destination Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa has opened on the shores of Lake Rotorua following a grand opening ceremony attended by New Zealand prime minister Chris Hipkins.