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Sweet! A Hershey’s day spa has opened in Pennsylvania

19 Sep 2017
Six exclusive dark chocolate treatments featuring ‘The great American chocolate bar’ are featured at a new day spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania, US. [read more]
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Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel

15 Sep 2017
Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, due to open in 2018, which will showcase traditional Chinese heritage and architecture. [read more]
Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the ... [read more]

US spa industry sets new record in visits, revenue

13 Sep 2017
For the first time in the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) US Spa Industry Study, the total number of spas rose to above 180 million. ISPA is also reporting that the number of spa visits in the US is estimated to have increased to 184 million in 2016, up from 179 million in 2015 – a 2.5 per cent increase. [read more]
For the first time in the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) ... [read more]

Maori culture to feature prominently in New Zealand hot spring project

11 Sep 2017
A new NZ$30m (US$22m, €18m, £16.5m) luxury spa and wellness centre in Rotorua, New Zealand, will incorporate Maori culture, with a focus on thermal water and a strong linkage to the tribe. [read more]
A new NZ$30m (US$22m, €18m, £16.5m) luxury spa and wellness ... [read more]

Breaking: former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Two Bunch execs form new wellness hospitality company

06 Sep 2017
A group spa industry veterans have come together to create a new hospitality and real estate company, Civana, based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform. [read more]
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Blackberry Farm to open new retreat near Great Smoky Mountains

01 Sep 2017
For the first time in 40 years, US wellness resort Blackberry Farm is launching a new property, Blackberry Mountain, set to open in late 2018 in 5,200 acres near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. [read more]
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Hyatt adds to wellness portfolio with acquisition of exhale

29 Aug 2017
On the heels of its recent acquisition of wellness destination resort Miraval, Hyatt has announced it is also acquiring US spa and fitness brand exhale for an undisclosed amount. [read more]
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Jennifer Lak appointed corporate operations director at WTS

14 Aug 2017
Spa management and consulting firm WTS International has appointed Jennifer Lak as corporate operations director for spa. [read more]
Spa management and consulting firm WTS International has appointed Jennifer ... [read more]

Ritz Carlton’s Astana spa to feature seasonal treatments

01 Aug 2017
The new spa at the recently opened Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, will feature a seasonal treatment menu. [read more]
The new spa at the recently opened Ritz-Carlton Hotel in ... [read more]

Jitendra Varshney joins Six Senses as new Laamu spa director

31 Jul 2017
Resort operator Six Senses has named Dr Jitendra Varshney as the new spa director of its exclusive Laamu resort in the Maldives. [read more]
Resort operator Six Senses has named Dr Jitendra Varshney as ... [read more]

IHG will expand Even Hotels – its wellness-focused chain – outside the US

31 Jul 2017
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will take its wellness-focused Even Hotels brand outside the US for the first time, after securing a contract to open a hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. [read more]
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will take its wellness-focused Even Hotels ... [read more]

Alila to make North American debut in Big Sur

31 Jul 2017
Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts will open its first North American resort property in California’s fabled Big Sur region in autumn 2017. [read more]
Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts will open its first North ... [read more]

Sardinia’s Forte Village to establish island’s first medical spa

31 Jul 2017
The spa at the Forte Village resort, on the Italian island of Sardinia, is looking to target off- peak season visitors by launching the island’s first medical spa programme. [read more]
The spa at the Forte Village resort, on the Italian ... [read more]

Exclusive: Crabbe leaves Hilton to pursue MBA, launch consulting practice

27 Jul 2017
After nearly eight years at Hilton, most recently as senior director of global wellness, Ryan Crabbe has left the company. [read more]
After nearly eight years at Hilton, most recently as senior ... [read more]

Piscina & Wellness to feature expanded wellness experience at Barcelona event

28 Jul 2017
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will feature an expanded “spa showroom” at this year’s event, thanks to unprecedented increase in the number of exhibitors at the trade fair. [read more]
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will feature an expanded “spa showroom” ... [read more]

Debra K’s television programme featuring Rancho La Puerta nominated for Emmy

28 Jul 2017
A segment of US television programme ‘Senior Moments,’ hosted by health explorer and author Debra Koerner (known on-screen as Debra K) has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. [read more]
A segment of US television programme ‘Senior Moments,’ hosted by ... [read more]

Global Wellness Summit announces three new advisory board members

26 Jul 2017
Investment advisor Omer K Isvan, Gwinganna owner Tony de Leede, and spa entrepreneur Yoriko Soma have all joined the Global Wellness Summit’s advisory board. [read more]
Investment advisor Omer K Isvan, Gwinganna owner Tony de Leede, ... [read more]

Cidesco reveals speaker line-up for World Congress in Mumbai

26 Jul 2017
Ayurvedic specialist Dr. Kannan Nettath will be among the speakers at this year’s Cidesco World Congress and Exhibition, which will be held in Mumbai, India from 15 to 19 September. [read more]
Ayurvedic specialist Dr. Kannan Nettath will be among the speakers ... [read more]

Copenhagen coal crane becomes unlikely home for elegant new spa

25 Jul 2017
Danish architects Arcgency have designed an unorthodox multi-sensory spa and private retreat, located inside a former coal crane on Copenhagen’ harbourfront. [read more]
Danish architects Arcgency have designed an unorthodox multi-sensory spa and ... [read more]

Exclusive: GOCO plans wellness community outside DC

25 Jul 2017
International spa and wellness consultancy and management company GOCO Hospitality is in the process of creating a GOCO Retreat across 750 acres (304 hectares) in the West Virginia countryside, not far from Washington DC. [read more]
International spa and wellness consultancy and management company GOCO Hospitality ... [read more]
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