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Eleven historic spa towns in Europe achieve UNESCO World Heritage status

26 Jul 2021
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has honoured 11 European spa towns and added them to its esteemed World Heritage List. [read more]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has ... [read more]

Forestis’ tree ceremony body ritual stimulates five senses using alpine wood, tree sap and healing crystals

26 Jul 2021
Alpine tree species and ancient Celtic nature doctrines are inspiring spa programming at Forestis in South Tyrol, a secluded Italian alpine retreat surrounded by forests and a dramatic mountain backdrop. [read more]
Alpine tree species and ancient Celtic nature doctrines are inspiring ... [read more]

Fairmont Taghazout Bay launches in Morocco with Berber-inspired spa purification rituals

22 Jul 2021
Fairmont’s second Moroccan outpost has opened in the bay of Taghazout, renowned for its golden sand beaches, azure waters and extraordinary sunsets. [read more]
Fairmont’s second Moroccan outpost has opened in the bay of ... [read more]

Anne Dimon announces Wellness Tourism Association’s first International Wellness Tourism Conference

21 Jul 2021
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) will host its inaugural International Wellness Tourism Conference at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida, between 28-30 September 2021. [read more]
The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) will host its inaugural International ... [read more]

$25m hot springs retreat and spa planned for Perth to set new standards for Australian wellness scene

20 Jul 2021
Proposals have been submitted for a AUS$25m (€15.5m, £13.4m, US$18.3m) hot springs development on the banks of Swan River in Perth, Australi [read more]
Proposals have been submitted for a AUS$25m (€15.5m, £13.4m, US$18.3m) ... [read more]

One&Only and Chenot to grow partnership with new Grecian retreat on Athenian Riviera

16 Jul 2021
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts, is set to open a brand new Greek destination in Athens in 2022, in partnership with Grivalia Hospitality S.A. [read more]
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts, is set to ... [read more]

Gurney’s Montauk Resort's refreshed thalassotherapy spa to be unveiled in December 2021

15 Jul 2021
Gurney’s Montauk Resort’s luxurious waterfront spa in Long Island, US, is being reimagined by architect Ignacio Alonso of Alonso Balaguer Designs – the mastermind behind four of Aire Ancient Baths global locations. [read more]
Gurney’s Montauk Resort’s luxurious waterfront spa in Long Island, US, ... [read more]

Anantara plans retreat on Zambezi River banks incorporating traditional African massage techniques

13 Jul 2021
Marrying indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia, Africa, will host an immersive holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021. [read more]
Marrying indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone ... [read more]

Global Wellness Summit 2021 relocates from Tel Aviv to Boston

13 Jul 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced a new location and dates for its 2021 conference. [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced a new ... [read more]

Sustainability: circular skincare brand launches with 'buy the product and borrow the packaging' model

12 Jul 2021
Today’s consumers have high expectations for brands to tackle sustainability head-on. [read more]
Today’s consumers have high expectations for brands to tackle sustainability ... [read more]

Healing Summit rescheduled to May 2022

09 Jul 2021
The Healing Summit, the international conference dedicated to healing, wellbeing and initiating positive personal and societal change, has been postponed to May 2022. [read more]
The Healing Summit, the international conference dedicated to healing, wellbeing ... [read more]

Global Wellness Summit podcast unveils new six-episode season hosted by Kim Marshall

08 Jul 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched a new season of its podcast. Each of the six episodes takes a deep dive into a hot new wellness trend with special guest commentary. [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched a new season ... [read more]

Banyan Tree Group kicks off European growth plans with new hillside spa resort in Greece

06 Jul 2021
Sustainable luxury hotel group Banyan Tree Group is continuing its global expansion with the opening of its first flagship property in Europe, Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa. [read more]
Sustainable luxury hotel group Banyan Tree Group is continuing its ... [read more]

New survey reveals over a third of investors are looking to buy more hotels in Europe

06 Jul 2021
Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy more hotels across Europe, according to the latest research from real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield. [read more]
Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy ... [read more]

On-call therapists, bespoke treatments and DNA testing: Ultima Collection responds to new demand for private wellness escapes

05 Jul 2021
As the world steers itself through the new COVID-19 landscape, people are placing a much higher value on guaranteed privacy, safety and minimised risk of infection during their hospitality and wellness experiences. [read more]
As the world steers itself through the new COVID-19 landscape, ... [read more]

Terry Prager named Seed to Skin’s new global operations manager

05 Jul 2021
Luxury ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin has appointed Terry Prager as global operations manager to further develop and grow the brand's presence. [read more]
Luxury ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed to Skin has ... [read more]

Capella’s all-new sister brand launches in the Maldives with distinct wellness concept

02 Jul 2021
Capella Hotel Group has unveiled the first installation of its sister-brand Patina Hotels & Resorts in the tranquil setting of the Maldives’ North Malé Atoll. [read more]
Capella Hotel Group has unveiled the first installation of its ... [read more]

Raffles’ debut Middle Eastern resort and spa on track for Q4 2021 opening

01 Jul 2021
Raffles Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open Raffles The Palm Dubai in the last quarter of 2021, after rebranding the former Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. [read more]
Raffles Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open Raffles The ... [read more]

Sensei to open second wellness retreat in Californian desert

29 Jun 2021
Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison will open its second retreat called Sensei Porcupine Creek, in early 2022. [read more]
Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison ... [read more]

Research: Study finds powerful links between gut microbiome, diet and long-term health

16 Jun 2021
New research indicates we have control over our gut microbiome and can positively impact our future health outcomes by changing what we eat. [read more]
New research indicates we have control over our gut microbiome ... [read more]
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