29 Jul 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
 
 
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Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
Salary: Up to £2,500 month tax free plus benefits
Location: United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
Sales and Membership Executive
Salary: Competitive
Location: Longfield, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Handpicked Hotels
Spa Therapists
Salary: £7- £9 per hour plus commission
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Customer Service Advisor x2
Salary: £21,000 + Fantastic Progression Opportunities
Location: Head Office (Central London), United Kingdom
Company: Skills Active
Personal Trainer
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Location: Mayfair, United Kingdom
Company: Matt Roberts Personal Training Company
Spa Manager
Salary: Competitive remuneration package
Location: Cape Weligama Resort, Sri Lanka
Company: Cape Weligama Resort
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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in this issue

• Anantara Spa opens at the base of Buddhist mountain
• Shangri-La to manage hotel on Palm Jumeirah






News headlines
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico to reveal spa sanctuary in December  
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico to reveal spa sanctuary in December

By Helen Andrews

The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will unveil the second stage of its long-awaited revival, including extra luxury guestrooms, a spa sanctuary and what it claims to be the first hammam on the island. By December, the US$200m (€149m, £118m) revitalisation of the five-star property, built in .... more>>
WSWC to pair with Beyond Beauty ASEAN event in Bangkok  
WSWC to pair with Beyond Beauty ASEAN event in Bangkok

By Helen Andrews

The third edition of the World Spa and Wellbeing Convention 2014 (WSWC) will be held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani Convention and Exhibition Centre (MTT) in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the Beyond Beauty ASEAN (Association of South East .... more>>

Hotel Arts Barcelona opens 43 The Spa, by WTS International  
By Helen Andrews

The 44-storey Hotel Arts Barcelona opened its doors this month, ushering guests to the 43rd floor to experience its ‘43 The Spa’. Operator The Ritz-Carlton .... more>>
Adam Glickman of IHG defines the EVEN Hotel brand's wellness focus  
By Helen Andrews

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has opened its second EVEN-branded wellness hotel in the city of Rockville, located at the centre of the federal and advanced .... more>>
Relais & Chateau property opens new spa at lodge in Pennsylvania  
By Helen Andrews

The Lodge at Glendorn, a 1,500-acre Relais & Chateau property in Pennsylvania, US, has unveiled its new luxury spa – completing the site’s portfolio of .... more>>
GSWS releases information on wellness expert speeches for 2014 conference  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has revealed further information about the talks from two wellness experts – Don Ardell PhD and John Travis MD – that are set to take place at the .... more>>
Horwath HTL and GOCO publish hotel design 2014 yearbook  
By Helen Andrews

Horwath HTL, the global hospitality consulting brand which joined forces with GOCO in 2013, has produced a Hotel Yearbook for 2014 which provides .... more>>
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy  
By Helen Andrews

Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much .... more>>
Exclusive: Jeremy McCarthy outlines wellness principles ahead of Mandarin Oriental expansion  
By Helen Andrews

Jeremy McCarthy, the new group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his new role based in Hong Kong and the ethos he'll embrace as he bids to drive the business forward. McCarthy revealed that Mandarin .... more>>
Four Seasons Resort Dubai reveals spa offering details  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on 1 December in a low-rise five-storey building amid the .... more>>
Swiss hospitality school offers spa and health management course in partnership with ESPA  
By Helen Andrews

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier .... more>>
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials  
By Helen Andrews

Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by millennials. .... more>>
Goa Spa and Salon Association distances itself from prostitution 'spas'  
By Helen Andrews

The Goa Salon and Spa Association (GSSA) has decided to submit a white paper to the Goan state government of India to make sure legitimate salon and spa owners .... more>>
French Polynesian government approves US$2.5bn resort & spa project  
By Helen Andrews

The French Polynesian government has approved plans for a hotel and resort complex on the island of Tahiti which will cost US$2.5bn (€1.9bn, £1.5bn). A jury .... more>>
Two L'Occitane-branded spas open in China  
By Helen Andrews

Two spas have opened in China with products provided exclusively by L'Occitane – the Linka Spa at the Shangri-La MGallery-branded Songtsam Retreat in Yunnan and .... more>>

Features
Braving the banya

First person:
Braving the banya


Jak Phillips gets whacked with birch branches and endures two hours in an 80?C sauna – all in the name of wellness
Intraceuticals

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Intraceuticals


Company founder Anthony McMahon talks about the growth of the company and why his products are a perfect fit for spas
Andrew Gibson

Interview:
Andrew Gibson


The new VP of spa and wellness at FRHI tells Katie Barnes about his plans for spas in the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel chains
Private label

Product focus:
Private label


What companies offer white label skincare and products? And how can own-brand ranges benefit spas? Kate Corney finds out
Air apparent

Therapy:
Air apparent


Sophie Benge gives an overview of treatments and experiences in Europe that use naturally-sourced gases
Obesity as a disease

Everyone's talking about...:
Obesity as a disease


Should obesity be classified as a disease or a lifestyle-related condition?


News:

Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
The impact of franchising

Everyone's talking about...:
The impact of franchising


Catherine Larner reports on how rapidly growing day spa franchises in the US are shaping the market
Green house

Hotel spa:
Green house


The family behind Ecover cleaning products invests in an idyllic hotel and spa set in the English countryside
Spa product news

A floating massage table in a secret panel

A floating massage table in a secret panel

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Hepcomotion has supplied linear actuator and motion products on a specially-created sub-floor elevating massage table.
 
Spas see value of flip flops as footwear

Spas see value of flip flops as footwear

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Rubber flip flops are becoming a popular choice of footwear at spas, according to supplier BC Softwear.
 
True Radiance the goal for Clarins

True Radiance the goal for Clarins

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Clarins has unveiled a new illuminating foundation. True Radiance comes in 12 radiant shades and is designed to illuminate and perfect the complexion with a featherlight feel.
Beauty product news

Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Murad is launching a new eye cream in the UK in September, as founder Dr Howard Murad recently picked up a prestigious award.
 
Summer is In Bloom

Summer is In Bloom

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

A new nail polish collection from Jessica takes its inspiration from exotic gardens featuring an array of colourful flowers. The collection, launched in time for summer, is entitled In Bloom.
 
Voya introduces revival treatment for golfers

Voya introduces revival treatment for golfers

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Voya has designed a revival treatment and warming balm exclusively aimed at golfers. The company created the Golfers Revive Ritual to coincide with the opening of the new Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Estate.
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Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce. The Book4Time consumer app gives spas an opportunity to generate new business from customers who book appointments using their smartphones. More>>
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Company profile
Sommerhuber GmbH

Sommerhuber specialises in the production of heat storage ceramics for private and public spas.

Owned by the Sommerhuber family, Sommerhuber Ceramic Manufactory combines the advantages of traditional tile manufac turing with modern living.
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The Peninsula Paris & RKF Luxury Linen – luxury and excellence united

The Peninsula Paris, which will open its doors in August 2014, has chosen RKF Luxury Linen to be its exclusive linen partner for the hotel’s guestrooms, bathrooms and spa.
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Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept

Thermal contrast therapy, in which contrasting hot and cold stimuli are used to activate the immune and circulatory systems, was originally conceived by Dr Sebastian Kneipp during the 19th century.
  Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept

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