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Anantara Spa develops immune-boosting massage oil for signature treatments

11 Jun 2020
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas’ spa and wellness facilities will re-open with a host of enhanced hygiene measures and immune-boosting initiatives. [read more]
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas’ spa and wellness facilities will ... [read more]

Montara Hospitality invests US$209m into Thai wellness project specialising in cognitive health

11 Jun 2020
Bangkok-based developer Montara Hospitality Group (MHG) is investing THB 6,600bn (US$209m, £165m) into Asia’s upcoming largest destination and most comprehensive wellness residential community, Tri Vananda, in Phuket, Thailand. [read more]
Bangkok-based developer Montara Hospitality Group (MHG) is investing THB 6,600bn ... [read more]

Mandarin Oriental supports returning staff with mental wellness programme

10 Jun 2020
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is launching a mental wellness course as its staff gradually return to its reopened hotel and spa destinations. [read more]
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is launching a mental wellness course ... [read more]

Webinar highlights: travel-trends and the future of spa design

10 Jun 2020
As the industry continues to connect and share insight through webinars, Lisa Starr hops onto a selection of talks and picks out the most relevant points for the spa and wellness industry. This week’s highlights include predictions about travel trends post-COVID-19 and how the pandemic is impacting the future of architecture and design concepts. [read more]
As the industry continues to connect and share insight through ... [read more]

Anantara allows guests to privately hire tropical island resorts

09 Jun 2020
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is offering resort-hire packages at its island destinations in Mozambique, the Maldives and the UAE. [read more]
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is offering resort-hire packages at ... [read more]

Fairmont reopens flagship Chateau Lake Louise spa in Canada

08 Jun 2020
Accor-owned luxury hotel group Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has reopened four hotel and spa destinations in Canada. [read more]
Accor-owned luxury hotel group Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has reopened ... [read more]

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]
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