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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]

Limassol's Parklane to open Kalloni Spa

13 Nov 2018
Parklane, a luxury collection resort and spa in Limassol, Cyprus, has announced the launch of its new Kalloni Spa. [read more]
Parklane, a luxury collection resort and spa in Limassol, Cyprus, ... [read more]

Flagship Nuxe spa opens in Italy

12 Nov 2018
French luxury natural cosmetic brand Nuxe has opened its first branded spa in Italy, located in the Santo Stefano Spa Relais, a Biellese farmhouse with 76 bedrooms as well as a restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness area, and conference room for 300. [read more]
French luxury natural cosmetic brand Nuxe has opened its first ... [read more]

Balinese mega resort Apurva Kempinski all set for 2019 opening

12 Nov 2018
The Apurva Bali Kempinski – a retreat which takes artistic influence from Indonesia’s "gods and temples" – is set to debut in March of next year. [read more]
The Apurva Bali Kempinski – a retreat which takes artistic ... [read more]

‘Barefoot luxury at its finest’: remote Myanmar resort set to open with tented villas, indigenous spa traditions

12 Nov 2018
A new resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago will open its doors in December. [read more]
A new resort set on a remote tropical island in ... [read more]

Book4Time continues rapid growth, ties up partnership with WTS

08 Nov 2018
Spa management software company Book4Time has posted impressive numbers during Q3, recording a 223 per cent increase in year on year growth. [read more]
Spa management software company Book4Time has posted impressive numbers during ... [read more]

Haymaker and OneSpaWorld to combine in US$948m deal

07 Nov 2018
Haymaker Acquisition Corp. and OneSpaWorld (OSW), a global provider of health and wellness products and services onboard cruise ships and in resorts around the world, have entered into what they call a "definitive business combination agreement" – a transaction valued at US$948m. [read more]
Haymaker Acquisition Corp. and OneSpaWorld (OSW), a global provider of ... [read more]

Chiva-Som re-opens after six-month renovation

07 Nov 2018
Thai wellness destination Chiva-Som reopened on 1 November after a six-month closure to complete the third of four stages of the resort’s first major renovation since its opening 23 years ago. [read more]
Thai wellness destination Chiva-Som reopened on 1 November after a ... [read more]

New wellness-focused retreat launches in Tanzania

01 Nov 2018
A Tanzanian wellness-focused getaway has opened its doors on the isle of Kendwa in the Zanzibar archipelago. [read more]
A Tanzanian wellness-focused getaway has opened its doors on the ... [read more]

LivNordic collaborates with Sauna From Finland to bring authentic sauna experience to spas

01 Nov 2018
Spa consultancy Raison d’Etre’s spa brand LivNordic is collaborating with Sauna From Finland to help spas and consumers discover the importance of authentic sauna practice. The company says a lack of understanding about sauna practice means that spa- goers outside of Finland are rarely receiving the experience that the sauna was designed for. [read more]
Spa consultancy Raison d’Etre’s spa brand LivNordic is collaborating with ... [read more]

St. Regis Hotel opens in Zhuhai’s tallest tower

01 Nov 2018
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts (SRHR) has opened its latest hotel on the waterfront of Wanzai, Zhuhai in the city’s tallest skyscraper. [read more]
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts (SRHR) has opened its latest ... [read more]

Sixth spa on Alabama golf trail includes 20,000sq ft of wellness

31 Oct 2018
A new 20,000sq ft spa will open at The Auburn Opelika Marriott Resort at Grand National in Alabama, US next month – the sixth spa along the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail. [read more]
A new 20,000sq ft spa will open at The Auburn ... [read more]

First EDITION hotel in the Middle East opens in Abu Dhabi

31 Oct 2018
The latest addition to the EDITION luxury brand of hotels has opened in Abu Dhabi. [read more]
The latest addition to the EDITION luxury brand of hotels ... [read more]
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