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The Spa at Windsor Court to undergo major renovation

20 Aug 2019
The Spa at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, US, is set to undergo a major renovation that will see the addition of new relaxation spaces and treatment rooms. [read more]
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Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa

19 Aug 2019
Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa. [read more]
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Emma Darby named COO of Resense

16 Aug 2019
Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO). [read more]
Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma ... [read more]

Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore

15 Aug 2019
Susie Ellis, chair of the Global Wellness Institute, has announced the 2019 Global Wellness Summit will move from Hong Kong to Singapore. [read more]
Susie Ellis, chair of the Global Wellness Institute, has announced ... [read more]

Expanded spa and new treatment menu for Azerai La Residence, Hue

13 Aug 2019
Azerai La Residence in Hue, Vietnam – the second hotel from renowned hotelier Adrian Zecha – has unveiled a newly refurbished luxury spa which is more than 50 percent larger than before, and boasts new thermotherapy areas for men and women, in addition to a range of new treatments. [read more]
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Equinox and SoulCycle face backlash after it's revealed owner will host Trump fundraiser

08 Aug 2019
Equinox and SoulCycle are facing a significant backlash from members after the Washington Post broke the news that the ultimate owner of the business, Stephen Ross, will host a fundraising event for Donald Trump's re-election. [read more]
Equinox and SoulCycle are facing a significant backlash from members ... [read more]

GWD one of only 15 Instagram accounts followed by Harry & Meghan

07 Aug 2019
UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have announced the 15 Instagram accounts that they’re following this month, after they unfollowed everyone and requested people to recommend worthy causes for them to follow. [read more]
UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have ... [read more]

Red Door Spa rebrands to Mynd

06 Aug 2019
After more than 100 years in the spa industry, US-based Red Door Salon & Spa has undergone a comprehensive rebrand and will now be known as Mynd Spa & Salon. [read more]
After more than 100 years in the spa industry, US-based ... [read more]

Aman to develop three resorts in Saudi Arabia

05 Aug 2019
In partnership with the Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU), luxury hotel operator Aman will develop three resorts in Saudi Arabia, which are set to open in 2023. [read more]
In partnership with the Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU), ... [read more]

WTA unveils nine-point list for those marketing themselves as 'Wellness Destinations'

25 Jul 2019
With the wellness tourism sector spreading globally, geographic destinations around the world are seeking to position themselves on the radar of wellness-minded travelers from near and far. [read more]
With the wellness tourism sector spreading globally, geographic destinations around ... [read more]

InterContinental opens luxury onsen resort in Japan

02 Aug 2019
InterContinental has opened a resort in Southwestern Japan, with a focus on traditional hot springs culture. [read more]
InterContinental has opened a resort in Southwestern Japan, with a ... [read more]

Equinox opens long-awaited New York luxury hotel

02 Aug 2019
High-end fitness giant Equinox has opened its first hotel in New York City. [read more]
High-end fitness giant Equinox has opened its first hotel in ... [read more]

GWI launches White Paper Series: ‘Understanding Wellness’

01 Aug 2019
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a nonprofit research and educational resource for the wellness industry, has launched a new white paper series with an aim to bring clear, expert insights on how wellness is evolving now and into the future. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a nonprofit research and educational ... [read more]

Kristen Bell to speak at Bold 2019

25 Jul 2019
Digital wellness platform Mindbody has announced that actress and entrepreneur Kristen Bell will deliver a keynote speech at the 2019 edition of its Bold conference. [read more]
Digital wellness platform Mindbody has announced that actress and entrepreneur ... [read more]

Historic Portuguese manor house becomes boutique hotel with nature-inspired spa

31 Jul 2019
Porto-based architectural firm Miguel Cardoso Architecto, together with Madeirian designer Nini Andrade Silva, have created a boutique hotel in a 19th century manor house in the Portuguese city of Porto. [read more]
Porto-based architectural firm Miguel Cardoso Architecto, together with Madeirian designer ... [read more]

Ireland's first forest spa to open at Center Parcs Longford Forest

26 Jul 2019
Ireland's first Forest Spa, the Aqua Sana Spa, is set to open at the upcoming Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in Ballymahon, Ireland. [read more]
Ireland's first Forest Spa, the Aqua Sana Spa, is set ... [read more]

New sustainable spa certification launches

30 Jul 2019
Vios Spa Group has launched a US-based certification programme for “green” spas. A global spa certification designed specifically for spas and offered by spa veterans, the Vios Certified Sustainable Spa global programme aims to assess and recognise leading spas with sustainability best practices and quality standards. [read more]
Vios Spa Group has launched a US-based certification programme for ... [read more]

Glen Ivy names new GM

26 Jul 2019
California thermal wellness destination Glen Ivy Hot Springs has named Christopher Scheel as general manager. Scheel replaces former GM Clive McNish, who has taken a position at destination spa Kamalaya. [read more]
California thermal wellness destination Glen Ivy Hot Springs has named ... [read more]

New ultra-luxe resort featuring Raison d’Etre spa opens in Cyprus

25 Jul 2019
Cyprus-based hospitality group Stademos Hotels has unveiled its latest resort, Amara, a 207-bedroom hotel in the coastal town of Limassol. [read more]
Cyprus-based hospitality group Stademos Hotels has unveiled its latest resort, ... [read more]

‘A hymn to the beauty of Moroccan architecture’: Casablanca hammams undergo complete renovation

24 Jul 2019
The Hammams of the Casablanca Hassan II Mosque in Morocco have been redeveloped, renovated, and are open to the public for the first time. [read more]
The Hammams of the Casablanca Hassan II Mosque in Morocco ... [read more]
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