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Upcoming Savoy Palace in Madeira to include spa inspired by the Laurissilva Forest

03 Apr 2019
A new Savoy Palace resort is set to open in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, to include a destination spa with 11 treatment rooms. [read more]
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New Santorini spa to focus on Mediterranean rituals

03 Apr 2019
Katikies Resorts & Club will open its seventh hotel this June, Katikies Garden, in the centre of Fira town on the Greek island of Santorini. [read more]
Katikies Resorts & Club will open its seventh hotel this ... [read more]

Six Senses appoints Guy Heywood as COO

01 Apr 2019
Guy Heywood has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. He joins Six Senses from his previous role as the chief operating officer for Alila Hotels and Resorts, a position he held for the past eight years. [read more]
Guy Heywood has been appointed to the role of chief ... [read more]

Houstonian’s 17,000sq ft Trellis Spa to get refurbishment

29 Mar 2019
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Texas will undergo a US$45m renovation later this year, including a complete refurbishment of the Trellis Spa to include a luxury outdoor water experience. [read more]
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Balinese villa dedicated to meditation to include wide range of wellness offerings

29 Mar 2019
A private 5,400sq m villa in Uluwatu, Bali for up to 16 people is set to open this June, and has been designed as a “perfect place to meditate”. [read more]
A private 5,400sq m villa in Uluwatu, Bali for up ... [read more]

20,000sq ft Jiva Spa opens at Taj Rishikesh Resort in northern India

28 Mar 2019
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is introducing the iconic Taj brand in the northern Indian city of Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, the company’s third hotel in the state of Uttarakhand. [read more]
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is introducing the iconic ... [read more]

Concrete pay homage to 'kaleidoscopic' Bavarian culture with Germany's first Andaz hotel

01 Apr 2019
The Andaz Hotel Munich Tor Schwabinger – Germany's first Andaz-branded hospitality venue – has opened its doors in Schwabing. [read more]
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Elemis expands into new markets and announces executive leadership reshuffle

01 Apr 2019
Sean Harrington, CEO and co-founder of Elemis, has relocated from the US to Asia to open the first Elemis Hong Kong office, with an aim to build a substantial brand presence across the APAC market. [read more]
Sean Harrington, CEO and co-founder of Elemis, has relocated from ... [read more]

Former mansion of the King of Morocco to become expansive wellness resort

29 Mar 2019
The Natirar Mansion – erstwhile the Jazz-Age home of American socialites and the King of Morocco – will be reborn as a Pendry Hotels lifestyle resort and residential community. [read more]
The Natirar Mansion – erstwhile the Jazz-Age home of American ... [read more]

Miraval partners with Williams Sonoma for wellness kitchen

28 Mar 2019
Destination wellness brand Miraval is unveiling two new, state-of-the-art Life in Balance Culinary Kitchens in partnerships with US specialty kitchen store Williams Sonoma at both Miraval Arizona and Miraval Austin. [read more]
Destination wellness brand Miraval is unveiling two new, state-of-the-art Life ... [read more]

WATG and Studio PCH join up to design palatial Mexican retreat

28 Mar 2019
Global architecture firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) and Studio PCH have teamed up to build the Nobu Hotel Los Cabos – the first Mexican property from the Robert de Niro- and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa-founded Nobu Collection. [read more]
Global architecture firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) and ... [read more]

Soon-to-open Equinox Hotel expected to set new benchmark for wellness

28 Mar 2019
Lifestyle company Equinox has announced that its first short-stay hospitality venture – the long-gestating Equinox Hotel at 35 Hudson Yards – will throw open its doors in June. [read more]
Lifestyle company Equinox has announced that its first short-stay hospitality ... [read more]

Second annual Women in Wellness Leadership Conference inspires professional growth

27 Mar 2019
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 12 March. [read more]
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness ... [read more]

Zach Thomas named spa director at Omni Mokara Hotel and Spa

21 Mar 2019
Mokara Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas has appointed Zach Thomas as spa director. In his new role, Thomas will oversee the Forbes Four-Star 17,000sq ft spa, including all day-to-day operations, marketing, programming and staff management. [read more]
Mokara Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas has appointed ... [read more]

Riyadh unveils plans for major redevelopment based on green space, wellbeing and culture

21 Mar 2019
The construction of the world’s largest city park – large enough to hold a top class 18-hole golf course and much more – has been announced as part of a US$23bn (€20.19bn, £17.51bn) “wellbeing” project that will change the nature of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh capital. [read more]
The construction of the world’s largest city park – large ... [read more]

GWI reveals hydrothermal spa trends

27 Mar 2019
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released the top six trends in hydrothermal spa and wellness experiences as identified by the GWI’s Hydrothermal Initiative. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released the top six ... [read more]

Rosewood Baha Mar adding children’s yoga series

21 Mar 2019
Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas is partnering with Yogi Beans, an educational and transformative yoga–for–kids company, to offer upbeat activity and foster healthy habits in the resort’s young guests. [read more]
Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas is partnering with Yogi ... [read more]

SBE teases first images of its upcoming Dubai Hotel and Residences

26 Mar 2019
Lifestyle and hospitality group SBE Entertainment has unveiled renderings for its first resort in the UAE – the SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences. [read more]
Lifestyle and hospitality group SBE Entertainment has unveiled renderings for ... [read more]

COMO to open 15th property in historic Tuscan castello

25 Mar 2019
Family-owned COMO Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in continental Europe next month, the COMO Castello del Nero in Italy. The Tuscan hotel will be the fifteenth property in the Group’s global portfolio. [read more]
Family-owned COMO Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel ... [read more]

Canyon Ranch launching new wellness retreat concept in California

25 Mar 2019
Wellness destination Canyon Ranch has announced plans for new branded Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats, with the first location due to open at the former Skylonda Ranch in California this summer. [read more]
Wellness destination Canyon Ranch has announced plans for new branded ... [read more]
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