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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]

Accor to introduce avant-garde wellness sanctuary at first SO/ resort in Spain

18 Jun 2021
Accor’s vibrant lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts, together with Sotogrande SA, developer and creator of the namesake destination, will unveil the first SO/ property in Spain in July 2021. [read more]
Accor’s vibrant lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts, together with ... [read more]

Clinique La Prairie upgrades Bangkok flagship with new mediwellness technology and treatments

18 Jun 2021
Luxury Swiss spa and wellness destination brand Clinique La Prairie has launched a new medical menu at its Bangkok Aesthetics & Medical Spa destination. [read more]
Luxury Swiss spa and wellness destination brand Clinique La Prairie ... [read more]

Healing Hotels' new certification provides ‘source of trust and reassurance for health-conscious travellers’

18 Jun 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World has unveiled a new certification to help its member hotels communicate their commitment to healing, not only through their holistic programming but also by conforming to COVID safety regulations. [read more]
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels ... [read more]

GWI refreshes UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative with new leadership appointments

16 Jun 2021
Sustainable Spa Association co-founder and former group head of spa for Aspria, Lucy Brialey has been appointed as chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiative. [read more]
Sustainable Spa Association co-founder and former group head of spa ... [read more]

Authentic Finnish-inspired Nordic Spa opening north of Toronto in Q3 2021

18 Jun 2021
A brand new Finnish-inspired day spa called Vettä Nordic Spa is on track to open its doors in Ontario, Canada in September 2021. [read more]
A brand new Finnish-inspired day spa called Vettä Nordic Spa ... [read more]

Euphoria launches programming to help guests heal and process trauma from living in a pandemic era

17 Jun 2021
Holistic Greek destination spa Euphoria in Sparta has announced the launch of the Feel Alive retreat, designed to help guests recover from the trauma of living through a global pandemic for the past year. [read more]
Holistic Greek destination spa Euphoria in Sparta has announced the ... [read more]

Voya appoints Serina Sandhu head of global sales to execute strategic growth plan

17 Jun 2021
The board of directors at Irish marine skincare and spa brand Voya has named Serina Sandhu as the brand's new head of global sales. [read more]
The board of directors at Irish marine skincare and spa ... [read more]

Spa hotel and retreat designed for millennials opens in the Baltics

16 Jun 2021
After three years’ development, the doors have opened at the Spa Hotel Esé, a purpose-built spa property for millennials in Lithuania, owned by Rūta and Vytenis Zalaga. [read more]
After three years’ development, the doors have opened at the ... [read more]

Zenoti raises US$80m funding and increases valuation to nearly US$1.5bn

14 Jun 2021
Cloud-based spa and salon software supplier for the beauty, wellness, and fitness industries, Zenoti, has raised an additional US$80m (€66m, £56.7m) as an extension to its Series D funding round. [read more]
Cloud-based spa and salon software supplier for the beauty, wellness, ... [read more]

Massage Heights appoints Susan Boresow president and CEO

11 Jun 2021
Massage and wellness franchise Massage Heights is under new leadership with Susan Boresow stepping up as new president and CEO. [read more]
Massage and wellness franchise Massage Heights is under new leadership ... [read more]

Guerlain launches first spa in Israel with design inspired by Jerusalem’s architectural heritage

14 May 2021
Premium skincare, makeup and fragrance brand Guerlain has opened an elegant new spa at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. [read more]
Premium skincare, makeup and fragrance brand Guerlain has opened an ... [read more]
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