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Construction marches ahead for US$5bn mega-resort with floating underwater spa

08 Jun 2020
Austrian developer Josef Kleindienst’s US$5bn mega-resort project, The Heart of Europe, in Dubai, is on track to complete phase one of construction despite COVID-19. [read more]
Austrian developer Josef Kleindienst’s US$5bn mega-resort project, The Heart of ... [read more]

Reopening: critical insights from first ISPA Town Hall

05 Jun 2020
ISPA has kicked off its Town Hall Meeting series to share learnings from industry leaders as spas reopen across the globe. [read more]
ISPA has kicked off its Town Hall Meeting series to ... [read more]

Barry White unveils online community of wellbeing partnered with Subtle Energies and Vinoble

05 Jun 2020
Industry figure and consultant, Barry White, has launched a spa and wellness collaboration platform and aromatherapy product line. [read more]
Industry figure and consultant, Barry White, has launched a spa ... [read more]

Webinar highlights: leadership and adapting as a brand in a COVID-19 landscape

05 Jun 2020
The Spa Business team has rounded up four recent webinars you may have missed to give some insights into how the wellness industry is adapting in these unprecedented times. This week, topics of discussion included the importance of leadership, how brands are adapting the consumer-experience and advice on navigating financial challenges brought on by COVID-19. [read more]
The Spa Business team has rounded up four recent webinars ... [read more]

SHA reopening in July with new programmes co-developed by NASA and Harvard

04 Jun 2020
Integrative medi-wellness facility, SHA Wellness Clinic, will be welcoming guests from 22 July 2020 with new programmes and treatments co-developed with NASA and Harvard. [read more]
Integrative medi-wellness facility, SHA Wellness Clinic, will be welcoming guests ... [read more]

Chiva-Som wellness resort to reopen on 12 June

03 Jun 2020
Luxury Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand has announced it will reopen its doors on 12 June 2020, following closure due to the global pandemic. [read more]
Luxury Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand has ... [read more]

COVID-19 has kickstarted a consumer focus on self-care, says Anna Bjurstam

03 Jun 2020
The spa and wellness industry is set to witness a renewed interest in self-care, according to Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses wellness pioneer. [read more]
The spa and wellness industry is set to witness a ... [read more]

Global Wellness Day 2020 to be celebrated in over 150 countries via 24-hour live stream

01 Jun 2020
Due to the global pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on health and a spotlight shone on wellness. On 13 June 2020 the ninth annual Global Wellness Day will be hosted using a 24-hour live stream to highlight the importance of wellness. [read more]
Due to the global pandemic, there has been a renewed ... [read more]

Plans revealed for luxury spa resort at ‘Heart chakra of the earth’ in Hungary

29 May 2020
Architecture practice Johannes Torpe Studios has unveiled the first glimpses of the Buda Resort; a luxury spa resort located in the Visegrad Hills of Hungary and inspired by the spiritual symbolism of its setting. [read more]
Architecture practice Johannes Torpe Studios has unveiled the first glimpses ... [read more]

Webinar roundup: Reopening, sauna science and mental wellness

29 May 2020
With lockdown measures gradually beginning to ease around the world, webinars have focused on looking to the future of wellness and preparing spas for reopening. Sessions have also focused on sauna science, mental wellness and business strategies in a COVID-19 landscape. [read more]
With lockdown measures gradually beginning to ease around the world, ... [read more]

‘No room for error’ during spas reopenings, say Pitsikalis and Ryan

29 May 2020
Globally, spas have only got one opportunity to get reopening right, says Frank Pitsikalis, chair of the ISPA Foundation board of directors. [read more]
Globally, spas have only got one opportunity to get reopening ... [read more]

ISPA announces virtual Spa Reopening Town Hall series

29 May 2020
ISPA has announced it’s hosting a series of virtual Spa Reopening Town Halls to share insights and observations of spa leaders who’ve reopened businesses as lockdown eases. [read more]
ISPA has announced it’s hosting a series of virtual Spa ... [read more]

Surviving and thriving: a GWS masterclass from Cathy Feliciano-Chon

28 May 2020
Being open to failure will help businesses survive in the Coronavirus landscape, according to Cathy Feliciano-Chon, founder of Hong Kong-based brand comms agency, CatchOn. [read more]
Being open to failure will help businesses survive in the ... [read more]

Webinar roundup: insights from hospitality and health tourism

27 May 2020
With the hospitality and health tourism sectors being closely linked to spa and wellness, Lisa Starr hops onto three of the latest webinars and picks out the points which resonate with wellbeing operators. [read more]
With the hospitality and health tourism sectors being closely linked ... [read more]

Parsons, Vance and Wayland-Smith launch new consultancy firm, The Spa Collective

26 May 2020
Laura Parsons, Robert Vance and Jennifer Wayland-Smith have announced they are collaborating to launch a brand new spa consultancy named The Spa Collective. [read more]
Laura Parsons, Robert Vance and Jennifer Wayland-Smith have announced they ... [read more]

Webinar: Dr Richard Carmona shares insights with the wellness community

22 May 2020
In some of the latest wellness-focused webinars, spa operators were privy to medical advice from the 17th US Surgeon General and gained insights from owners which are open to the public once more. Sessions also focused on workplace wellness and understanding the needs of people touched by cancer. [read more]
In some of the latest wellness-focused webinars, spa operators were ... [read more]

Blu Spas launches review process for post-COVID-19 developments

22 May 2020
Spa and wellness design company, Blu Spas, has launched a review service – called Blu Revu – to enable wellness, spa and fitness leaders to make educated decisions about their development plans, including critical post-COVID considerations. [read more]
Spa and wellness design company, Blu Spas, has launched a ... [read more]

COMO Shambhala launches digital membership

22 May 2020
Singaporean holistic wellness brand Como Shambhala is offering a digital home wellness programme membership and private one-on-one personal consultations with its international network of healers. [read more]
Singaporean holistic wellness brand Como Shambhala is offering a digital ... [read more]

Jeremy McCarthy: “Spa will be a greater asset now than it's ever been”

21 May 2020
Industry figure and group director of spa and wellness for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Jeremy McCarthy shares his thoughts with Spa Business on how the spa and wellness sector will recover in the wake of the global Coronavirus pandemic. [read more]
Industry figure and group director of spa and wellness for ... [read more]

Lanserhof debuts COVID-19 programme

20 May 2020
Austria-based medical spa operator, Lanserhof, has unveiled a therapy programme designed for people who’ve been ill with COVID-19. [read more]
Austria-based medical spa operator, Lanserhof, has unveiled a therapy programme ... [read more]
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