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15 Dec 2004
Leading Lodges has opened its newest resort spa in Sossusvlei, Namibia, close to the Namib Naukluft Park. The fortress-styled, 25-room Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa overlooks the Namib desert and was designed by Paul ... More
08 Dec 2004
India-based Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces has opened its first property on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Mauritius, located on the Wolmar Beach in Flic en Flac, is ... More
29 Nov 2004
The Sawgrass Marriott Resort in America will be opening a 20,000sq ft (1,858sq m) spa in January 2005. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, between Jacksonville and St Augustine, the Sawgrass Resort spa will be surrounded ... More
24 Nov 2004
Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, Jumeirah International, has opened a five-star desert resort and spa close to its existing properties Burj Al Arab, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah. Bab Al Shams, which translates as ... More
16 Nov 2004
Work on a communal spa complex in the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, located east of Munich, Germany, will commence by summer 2005. The spa will include a number of swimming pools, a gym, sunbeds ... More
10 Nov 2004
The Coconut Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St Lucia in the West Indies is preparing a soft opening in January 2005. The 254-room resort is set in 85 acres of tropical forest ... More
05 nov 2004
Burton College’s beauty salon, Innovations, has re-opened, offering students the opportunity to hone their skills by working in a realistic salon environment. The students will be offering a wide variety of treatments including manicures, pedicures, ... More
03 Nov 2004
Marston Hotels has opened a new spa and leisure club as part of a £3.5m expansion at its four-star Tankersley Manor hotel near Sheffield. The 525sq m Reflections Spa and Leisure Club includes a fitness ... More
02 Nov 2004
Como Hotels and Resorts is to open its new five-star spa resort in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on 15 November. The Uma Paro development represents an agreement between Como and the sovereign of ... More
02 Nov 2004
New research by Cornell University has shown that visiting a destination spa leaves visitors feeling fitter, more energetic and with higher levels of endurance while performing everyday mental and physical activities. The research examined more ... More
02 Nov 2004
Hotel group Hyatt International is continuing with its investment in the spa market, announcing plans to operate a total of 74 spa facilities around the world by the end of 2008. Hyatt, which operates three ... More
02 Nov 2004
Hotel and resort operator Hilton International has said that the success of its Hilton Odawara resort in Japan could well lead to the company making further investment in the country. Hilton took over the lease ... More
02 Nov 2004
The compilers of the first Mobil Travel Guide to US spas have said that they hope to see facilities striving for five-star status in 2005. Mobil, which has been publishing consumer travel guides to the ... More
02 Nov 2004
Urban gym and spa concept, Destination Health and Fitness, is seeking expansion opportunities following its successful launch in London, UK, this summer. Founded by Chris Mundle, a personal trainer with 15 years’ experience and whose ... More
02 Nov 2004
The Huvafen Fushi hotel and spa, located within the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, has recently opened two underwater spa treatment rooms. Situated within its own aqua lagoon, Huvafen Fushi’s new spa rooms have ... More
25 Oct 2004
Hilton International will open its first Hilton Worldwide Resort in Evian, France, in 2006. The five-star resort, wellness centre and spa will cost around 40m euros to complete and development has already begun at the ... More
19 Oct 2004
The luxury One Spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Scotland has won the destination/hotel spa of the year award at the British Beauty Awards in London for the second year running. The award, which ... More
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
     
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Kerzner’s first Siro fitness and recovery hotel now open in Dubai
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Feb 2024
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship Siro resort in Dubai.
Gharieni Group announces launch of Metawell
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Feb 2024
The Gharieni Group has expanded its family of brands with Metawell: a new brand that will exclusively communicate and offer its mind/body wellness technologies offering in the global market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 www.nikestrength.com.
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"