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Hall of Wellness Awards 2020 shortlist revealed, with nominations for Marc Cohen, Helena Grzesk and Andrew Jacka

24 Nov 2020
The shortlist for the Hall of Wellness Awards (HOW Awards) has been announced, with 110 awards up for grabs, split into six categories – Middle East, Asia, Europe and UK, Oceania, Americas and Africa – plus an additional seven global prizes. [read more]
The shortlist for the Hall of Wellness Awards (HOW Awards) ... [read more]

Grayshott Spa announces permanent closure

22 Nov 2020
Grayshott Spa, an icon of the UK wellness industry, has succumbed to the pandemic, announcing it is to close permanently, 55 years after opening as a health retreat. [read more]
Grayshott Spa, an icon of the UK wellness industry, has ... [read more]

2020 Global Sauna Forum will take deep dive into benefits of authentic Finnish sauna

13 Nov 2020
Sauna from Finland has announced it is hosting the 2020 World Sauna Forum virtually on 3 and 4 December, to help educate more people in the spa and wellness industry about providing authentic Finnish sauna experiences. [read more]
Sauna from Finland has announced it is hosting the 2020 ... [read more]

Six Senses to debut in the Americas with Brazilian eco-retreat in early 2021

12 Nov 2020
Six Senses has announced plans to expand into the Americas and open Six Senses Botanique, in Mantiqueira, Brazil, after reimagining a former hotel and spa. [read more]
Six Senses has announced plans to expand into the Americas ... [read more]

Sleep programmes can give hotels the edge

17 Nov 2020
Sleep health and the role of the spa, wellness and hospitality sectors was the subject of a lively panel at the recent GWS in Florida. [read more]
Sleep health and the role of the spa, wellness and ... [read more]

GWS panel predicts hottest wellness trends for 2021

13 Nov 2020
A discussion panel about future wellness trends saw spa and wellness industry experts offer their take on what’s in the pipeline for the industry in 2021. [read more]
A discussion panel about future wellness trends saw spa and ... [read more]

Soak around the world with GWI Hot Springs Initiative's live global bathing event

13 Nov 2020
The GWI Hot Springs Initiative team has organised a live international soaking event to unite the world around the age-old tradition of hot springs bathing, on 13 and 14 November 2020. [read more]
The GWI Hot Springs Initiative team has organised a live ... [read more]

Women can and should empower themselves in the spa and wellness industry, says Marisa Peer

12 Nov 2020
Best-selling author and therapist, Marisa Peer, sees women as some of the best leaders in business and wants to remind them to give themselves permission to believe in their own ability. [read more]
Best-selling author and therapist, Marisa Peer, sees women as some ... [read more]

Wellness architect Veronica Schreibeis Smith wins Leading Woman In Wellness Award

12 Nov 2020
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, CEO and founding principal of Vera Iconica Architecture, was presented with the Leading Women in Wellness Award at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit. [read more]
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, CEO and founding principal of Vera Iconica ... [read more]

2020 Shark Tank of Wellness competition winner hopes to help more people eat ‘food without fear’

11 Nov 2020
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced Krysta Mendes Silva as the winner of its fifth annual Shark Tank of Wellness competition. [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced Krysta Mendes Silva ... [read more]

GWI’s Wellness Moonshot goes global, reaching six million people around the world

11 Nov 2020
In 2017, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) launched the Wellness Moonshot’ initiative – a global commitment by the GWI to eradicate preventable, chronic diseases. [read more]
In 2017, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) launched the Wellness ... [read more]

GWS crowns designer protein company winner of first-ever wellness tech innovation competition

10 Nov 2020
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the winner of its inaugural Call for Wellness Innovations contest, partnered with Welltech1 – a wellness fund and innovation hub in Tel Aviv. [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the winner of ... [read more]

Wellness is up for reinvention, says GWS keynote John Kao

10 Nov 2020
John Kao, MD and best-selling author on innovation and enterprise transformation, believes the wellness market is ripe for innovation and transformation. [read more]
John Kao, MD and best-selling author on innovation and enterprise ... [read more]

GWI report identifies mental wellness as US$121bn emerging industry

09 Nov 2020
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has named mental wellness as a new US$121bn (€101.6bn, £91.8bn) segment of the global wellness economy, based on consumer spending in four markets in 2019. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has named mental wellness as ... [read more]

Banyan Tree Krabi opens with rainforest-themed spa, inspired by legendary mythical sea serpent

06 Nov 2020
Banyan Tree Group has begun welcoming guests to a new 72-key beachfront resort and spa in Southern Thailand, named Banyan Tree Krabi. [read more]
Banyan Tree Group has begun welcoming guests to a new ... [read more]

Liquid Sound: Toskanaworld’s nighttime bathing festival will combine music, lights and bathing to relax the senses

05 Nov 2020
Thermal bath and hotel operator, Toskanaworld GmbH, is hosting a wellness event focused on celebrating the combination of thermal bathing with sound and light - known as Liquid Sound. [read more]
Thermal bath and hotel operator, Toskanaworld GmbH, is hosting a ... [read more]

Langham to open lagoon-fronted hotel in Venice with Chuan-branded TCM spa

05 Nov 2020
Hong Kong-based luxury operator, Langham Hospitality Group will open a new hotel and spa in Venice in 2023, marking the brand’s first property in Italy. [read more]
Hong Kong-based luxury operator, Langham Hospitality Group will open a ... [read more]

Colorado hot springs resort celebrates bathing this November with “Soak-ember” and an international bathing event

03 Nov 2020
With 24 soaking pools terraced along the San Juan River, The Springs Resort & Spa in Colorado has proclaimed the entire month of November as “Soak-ember”, with the local Mayor, Don Volger, officially labelling November as “Hot Springs Month”. [read more]
With 24 soaking pools terraced along the San Juan River, ... [read more]

Sensasia’s new consultancy team unveils luxury spa concept in Dubai offering tailored treatments

03 Nov 2020
After 16 years' industry experience, the UAE’s largest spa group, Sensasia, launched a consultancy branch in 2020 called The Spa People, which has just unveiled its first concept spa in the Middle East. [read more]
After 16 years' industry experience, the UAE’s largest spa group, ... [read more]

Anantara to debut in Seychelles following rebrand of luxury Bill Bensley-designed resort

02 Nov 2020
Anantara will expand its reach to the Seychelles in Q4 2020, following a rebrand of the iconic Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, designed by architects Bill Bensley and Lek Bunnag. [read more]
Anantara will expand its reach to the Seychelles in Q4 ... [read more]
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