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Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team

10 Dec 2018
With weeks to go before the opening of its new 22,000sq ft spa, Civana founders Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego have been forced out of the resort’s executive team. [read more]
With weeks to go before the opening of its new ... [read more]

W Costa Rica opens with social spa

06 Dec 2018
Marriott International’s W Hotels has opened the W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, the first W Hotel in the country, which also includes the first full-service bar located inside an Away Spa. [read more]
Marriott International’s W Hotels has opened the W Costa Rica ... [read more]

Lanserhof Tegernsee develops new sleep quality programme

05 Dec 2018
The Lanserhof Tegernsee in Germany has launched a new sleep programme that combines the latest technical equipment with naturopathic insights to optimise sleep quality. [read more]
The Lanserhof Tegernsee in Germany has launched a new sleep ... [read more]

Deep Nature designs Center Parcs spa in France with Ottoman foam ritual

05 Dec 2018
The Three Forests Center Parcs in Moselle, France, has added a 1,600sq m spa dedicated to wellbeing at its 435-hectare forested resort. [read more]
The Three Forests Center Parcs in Moselle, France, has added ... [read more]

Ice hockey club Helsinki IFK leading the charge in creating 'new kind of recreational hub' in Finland

05 Dec 2018
Finnish ice hockey club Helsingin IFK (HIFK) are helming a development team to build what is projected to become one of Finland’s most popular leisure attractions: Garden Helsinki. [read more]
Finnish ice hockey club Helsingin IFK (HIFK) are helming a ... [read more]

Spa & wellness consultants release infographic with first-ever sector data

04 Dec 2018
The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Spa & Wellness Consulting Initiative – a collection of over 150 global sector consultants – has released the first-ever spa/wellness/fitness consultancy survey results data in the form of an infographic. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Spa & Wellness Consulting Initiative ... [read more]

Spa by L’Occitane makes Japanese debut

04 Dec 2018
The first Spa by L’Occitane has opened in Japan, at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Fujita Kanko’s five-star flagship property. [read more]
The first Spa by L’Occitane has opened in Japan, at ... [read more]

Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure

30 Nov 2018
New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. [read more]
New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, ... [read more]

First Salt property opens in Mauritius with salt-themed spa

28 Nov 2018
The first property from new hotel brand Salt, launched by the team behind Lux Resorts, has opened in Mauritius. [read more]
The first property from new hotel brand Salt, launched by ... [read more]

Spa villa, medical spa and ayurveda retreat programmes on tap for Maldives Anantara

27 Nov 2018
Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives has launched a Spa Villa that offers unlimited daily spa treatments and a dedicated spa therapist. In addition, the resort is opening a new medical spa this month and launching two ayurveda retreat programmes. [read more]
Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives has launched a Spa ... [read more]

Dubai firm to build the world’s largest sports mall

26 Nov 2018
Emirati real estate developer Viva City Developments has announced that it will supervise the creation of a record-breaking sports complex in Dubai. [read more]
Emirati real estate developer Viva City Developments has announced that ... [read more]

Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel to open in Portugal

22 Nov 2018
Longevity Wellness Worldwide, a wellness resort operator and holiday provider, has announced plans to open a new Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor, Portugal. [read more]
Longevity Wellness Worldwide, a wellness resort operator and holiday provider, ... [read more]

Italy’s Adriatic coast to get major thermal and medical spa

21 Nov 2018
Spa consultancy bbspa is working on a large spa and therme for a wellness hotel in the Italian coastal town of Riccione. [read more]
Spa consultancy bbspa is working on a large spa and ... [read more]

Indian wellness traditions reign at new 3,000sq m Kaya Kelp, The Royal Spa

21 Nov 2018
The new ITC Grand Goa, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, has opened in Arossim Beach in Cansaulim, India. [read more]
The new ITC Grand Goa, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, ... [read more]

First-ever US hot springs conference a success

19 Nov 2018
The inaugural Hot Springs Connection – a three-day conference held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, US in early November – unleashed a torrent of interest and enthusiasm resulting in next steps to form a national geothermal trade association and develop a website representing every hot springs entity in the US. [read more]
The inaugural Hot Springs Connection – a three-day conference held ... [read more]

Fivelements to establish Yoga & Sacred Arts city destinations

21 Nov 2018
Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has announced plans to launch its first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination at the Times Square Building in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. [read more]
Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has announced plans to launch ... [read more]

Otaguro, Almeida join Civana

20 Nov 2018
Sharon Otaguro and Dr Fabio Almeida have joined Arizona wellness destination Civana ahead of the opening of its 22,000sq ft (2,044sq m) spa next month. [read more]
Sharon Otaguro and Dr Fabio Almeida have joined Arizona wellness ... [read more]

‘Surf City’ gets new sensory coastal spa

15 Nov 2018
The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, has opened a new 8,000sq ft (743sq m) Drift Spa. [read more]
The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, has opened ... [read more]

Susan Cain to deliver opening keynote at 2019 ISPA

14 Nov 2018
New York Times best-selling author and top TED Talk speaker Susan Cain will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo taking place 11-13 September 2019 in Las Vegas, US. The event’s theme, ‘Evolve’, will highlight the growth of the industry and the positive road that lies ahead. [read more]
New York Times best-selling author and top TED Talk speaker ... [read more]

New edition of ‘Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards’ book adds 50 pages

13 Nov 2018
The Global Wellness Institute has released the third edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards. The popular book, which has been expanded by 50 pages, is a primer for designing and building thermal experiences and wet areas at commercial properties or in residential homes. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute has released the third edition of ... [read more]
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