23 Oct 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Company: GLL
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in this issue

• Andrew Gibson opens first FRHI spa since taking charge
• Global Wellness Institute brand structure revealed






News headlines
SHA Wellness Clinic to unveil extended medi-spa area by the end of 2014  
SHA Wellness Clinic to unveil extended medi-spa area by the end of 2014

By Helen Andrews

The SHA Wellness Clinic, a medi-spa in the Spanish village of Albir in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, will launch its new medical and wellness area by the end of the year. The 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) extension will double the size of the building .... more>>
Giant spa and health club planned for Texan Four Seasons Resort  
Giant spa and health club planned for Texan Four Seasons Resort

By Helen Andrews

The spa and fitness offering at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Texas, US, is set to undergo a US$3.5m (€2.8m, £2.2m) .... more>>

'Extraordinary' tax hike expected for German sauna operators   
By Helen Andrews

Operators of public saunas in Germany say they will struggle to make ends meet if the rate of value added tax they pay is increased from seven per cent to the .... more>>
Maldivian beach property to be reflagged by JA Resorts and Hotels  
By Helen Andrews

The Beach House Iruveli on the island of Manafaru, at the northern tip of the Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives, is being rebranded by its owners JA Resorts and .... more>>
Indian spa consultancy launches its first spa at Hilton Jaipur  
By Helen Andrews

Gavin Rodrigues, founder and CEO of new spa and wellbeing management consultancy Essense Wellness (EW), has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about .... more>>
Arnaud Diaz moves from Comfort Zone to Thalgo  
By Helen Andrews

Thalgo Cosmetics Group has appointed Arnaud Diaz as international director of the company. He has moved from Comfort Zone skincare, where he used to be responsible for international development. Diaz will use his expertise .... more>>
First ever Planet Hollywood hotel outside Las Vegas to open in Asia  
By Helen Andrews

Asia's first Planet Hollywood Hotel will launch in Goa, India, before the end of 2014. It is the second Planet Hollywood-branded property in the world, following the existing property in Las .... more>>
GSWS publishes its best practice manual for hydrothermal projects  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has published a standards guide for spa and wellness industry projects, the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development .... more>>
US medi-spa offers medical marijuana recommendation letters  
By Helen Andrews

A medi-spa in Massachusetts, US, is offering medical marijuana evaluations in addition to its regular preventative health procedures. Evaluations are .... more>>
Spa sommelier to tailor treatments at Spanish abbey hotel  
By Helen Andrews

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, a five-star retreat in Spain’s Duero wine region is transforming the estate’s former stable into a spa, complete with a ‘spa sommelier’ who will carry out blind .... more>>
Naked mixed-gender yoga takes off in London  
By Helen Andrews

The latest fitness trend to hit London is mixed-gender naked yoga classes. Actor Matthew McConaughey and pop artist Lady Gaga are said to be fans of the .... more>>
Study to explore anti-inflammation effects of yoga on cancer patients  
By Helen Andrews

A study will begin in the US this December to test the effectiveness of yoga in tackling the inflammation commonly suffered by cancer patients, caused either by tumours or treatments. A form of yoga therapy, developed at .... more>>
Russian spa industry association's first congress to be held at the end of the month  
By Helen Andrews

Attendee registration is underway for the first Spa & Wellness International Council’s (SWIC) Congress, which is taking place in Moscow at the end of this month. President of the trade association SWIC, Elena Bogacheva, told Spa .... more>>
£25m resort planned for the Scottish Highlands  
By Helen Andrews

A resort that would take 20 years and an estimated £25m (US$40m, €31.4m) to develop is being planned in 7,300 acres of .... more>>
Revamped ski hotel and spa to reopen in December  
By Helen Andrews

Hotel des Dromonts, in the French ski resort of Avoriaz will reopen on 12 December following a €2m (US$2.6m, £1.6m) revamp after becoming part of the luxury .... more>>

Features
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches
Well seasoned

Therapy:
Well seasoned


An underground salt mine offering subterraneotherapy and herb spas feature in this report by Sophie Benge
Operator case studies – part 3

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 3


Businesses tell us how they’re making the latest software work for them
The Maldives

Country focus:
The Maldives


Neena Dhillon takes a look around Cheval Blanc Randheli and Velaa Private Island – two of the hottest new spa destinations in the Maldives


News:

Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health; Viceroy enters South America; a call to change massage therapy laws in Dubai
Full steam ahead

Holiday village spa:
Full steam ahead


The unique hydrothermal spa concept at Center Parcs UK attracts 300,000 guests a year and brings in £15m in revenue. Katie Barnes visits its latest site
The high life

Luxury brands:
The high life


We take a look at the spa concepts of luxury brands such as Dior, Guerlain, Armani and Versace
Screen star

Marketing:
Screen star


Professional spa brands are using TV shopping channel QVC to increase footfall in spas and can sell up to £4m of products in just one day
Multi-sensory

Product focus:
Multi-sensory


A round-up of some of the latest spa experiences which enhance what guests see, hear, smell and feel
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation


Are spa therapists given a fair wage and offered reasonable benefits? Katie Barnes canvasses industry opinion
Cool customer

Fitness:
Cool customer


We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Spa product news

Sensitive skin care from Sothys

Sensitive skin care from Sothys

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Sothys has launched a sensitive skin range in response to data from the 2013 International Journal of Cosmetic Science which showed that 60 per cent of women consider themselves to have sensitive skin.
 
Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership

Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Noel Asmar Uniforms has expanded its collection to incorporate a greater range of sizes. The spa and hospitality uniform manufacturer now offers sizes 3XL-5XL.
 
Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch

Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Anti-ageing skincare company Environ is to launch its first major active homecare treatment product in four years this November.
Beauty product news

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.
 
Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Skincare experts The Christina Company has partnered with Vietnamese professional publishing house and opinion leaders club, Lady Luxury - Nam Huong, to organise the ‘Top 100 Best Beauty & Wellbeing Competition’.
 
Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

Comfort Zone: Skin Regimen and Longevity

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Comfort Zone brings to you Longevity – a unique approach to extending life. Longevity encapsulates all areas of our lifestyle – diet, exercise, sleep and skincare.
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Lemi offers both classic and wooden beds and high-perfomance wet and dry spa equipment.

The company specialises in the production of tables and equipment for the beauty, spa, medical and podiatric sector.
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  Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers
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  Personal fitness doesn’t need to be a grind

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