22 Jul 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of spas
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• Anantara Spa opens at the base of Buddhist mountain
• Shangri-La to manage hotel on Palm Jumeirah

News headlines
French Polynesian government approves US$2.5bn resort & spa project  
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 of nine – comprising ministers from the government, the local mayor, a member of the .... more>>
Two L'Occitane-branded spas open in China  
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 the Emperor Spa at the Emperor Hotel Qianmen in Beijing. The Linka Spa features five .... more>>

Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to debut 23 August  
By Helen Andrews

The Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, US, is now accepting reservations in preparation for the resort’s debut on 23 August. The property is set to become part of hotel operator .... more>>
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition to take place in Greece this October  
By Helen Andrews

The 62nd annual CIDESCO World Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens from 22-26 October this year, offering industry professionals the chance to learn new skills, network and discuss .... more>>
Canadian resort construction resumes after owner takes stakeholders to China  
By Helen Andrews

The CA$20m (US$19m, €14m, £11m) conversion development of a spa property on the Canadian Prince Edward Island is scheduled to resume after the owner took stakeholders on an 18-day tour of .... more>>
Indian Hospital chain under fire over land use rules regarding Pevonia spa  
By Helen Andrews

One of India’s leading hospital chains, Fortis, has allegedly violated the terms under which it was allotted land in the city of Gurgaon on subsidised rates for .... more>>
Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market  
By Helen Andrews

The domestic market of Indonesia is being targeted by two major tourism developments underway on the island of Bintan, one of .... more>>
Hotel research firm PKF Consulting USA acquired by CBRE  
By Helen Andrews

Consultancy and research firm PKF Consulting USA – whose hospitality branch carries out the annual Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry study – has been .... more>>
Clarins Skin Spa in Paris receives a makeover  
By Helen Andrews

The Clarins Skin Spa in the heart of Neuilly’s shopping district, ten minutes from the Champs-Elysées in Paris, has received a makeover. The boutique section of the spa has been updated and the workshop corner has been set .... more>>
Dubai healthcare laws affecting massage therapists are under reform  
By Helen Andrews

Dubai’s strict medical healthcare laws which apply to massage therapists are being reformed with the help of principal and owner of the renowned Dubai spa .... more>>
Mövenpick's Jordanian Dead Sea spa to receive extensive upgrades  
By Helen Andrews

The spa director at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea in Jordan, UAE, has plans to introduce new wellness programmes and facilities to the property’s existing Zara Spa and Climate Therapy Centre. “We will introduce several .... more>>
Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre debuts in Brazil  
By Helen Andrews

The Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Centre has been launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 30 minutes from Brazil's Recife region. .... more>>
Rare hot spring found in Tokyo business district to be ready for 2020 Olympics  
By Helen Andrews

The first ever natural hot spring has been found in the heart of Tokyo’s Otemachi financial district by Japan’s biggest developer by market value, Mitsubishi .... more>>
NZ$500m McArthur Ridge resort development in New Zealand scrapped  
By Helen Andrews

The dream of a NZ$500m (US$435m, €321m, £254m) lifestyle resort development in Otago, New Zealand, is over, after a local council withdrew its approval for .... more>>
GSWS report to include first ever research on the global hot springs market  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced that its centrepiece research initiative – to be released at its 2014 conference in Morocco – will provide fresh data on three critical global industry sectors. The “Global Spa and Wellness .... more>>



Equipment and product launches
Operator case studies – part 2

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 2

Spa managers tell Kate Corney how they're using software to improve the performance of their businesses – from streamlining operations to keeping on top of revenue reports
Air apparent

Air apparent

Sophie Benge gives an overview of treatments and experiences in Europe that use naturally-sourced gases
Mane attraction

Celebrity spa:
Mane attraction

A passion for horses, wellness and business underpin the new US Salamander Resort & Spa that's owned by filmmaker Sheila C Johnson
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
Green house

Hotel spa:
Green house

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


Hotel rooms to double in Dubai, floating resort for the Maldives
Spa product news

Take off for Ila’s airport lounge partnership

Take off for Ila’s airport lounge partnership


British luxury skincare and spa brand Ila has announced a new partnership with the Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow airport’s new Terminal 2 - The Queen’s Lounge.
Vintage look for classic Sothys cleanser

Vintage look for classic Sothys cleanser


Sothys’ Desquacrem cleanser has been newly relaunched and packaged with a vintage twist to celebrate the product’s longevity.
Shiseido’s Ultimune a first in skin immunity

Shiseido’s Ultimune a first in skin immunity


After 20 years of research Shiseido says it has created a world first in skin immunity.
Beauty product news

Summer is In Bloom

Summer is In Bloom


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


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.
Elemis marks tenth anniversary of popular range with new addition

Elemis marks tenth anniversary of popular range with new addition


Elemis’ Frangipani Monoi range is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new addition to the collection.
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SpaSoft® Springer-Miller International

SpaSoft has been a spa technology leader for more than 15 years.

The SpaSoft Spa and Activity Management System allows spa operators to comprehensively manage spas and provide staff with a user-friendly system backed by the industry’s best technology and operational knowledge.
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Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers

Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce.
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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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10-12 Sep 2014

Global Spa and Wellness Summit

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