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Feliciano-Chon, Soma named co-chairs of 2019 GWS

16 Jan 2019
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named Catherine Feliciano-Chon – a leading brand development and communications expert with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai – and Tokyo-based spa/wellness investor and entrepreneur Yoriko Soma to co-chair the 2019 Summit, which is set to take place 15-17 October a the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named Catherine Feliciano-Chon – ... [read more]

Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa gets wellness makeover

16 Jan 2019
US-based design studio SALT + BONES have completed a wellness renovation of The Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa in Sausalito, California. [read more]
US-based design studio SALT + BONES have completed a wellness ... [read more]

New Maldives private island resort includes four-hour spa treatment

11 Jan 2019
A 26-house private island in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives opens this month with a spa offering dedicated to “freedom of movement, contemplation and reconnection”. [read more]
A 26-house private island in the Baa Atoll region of ... [read more]

Vietnam’s ‘all-spa-inclusive’ Fusion Resort Cam Ranh adds 50 villas

15 Jan 2019
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh – an all-spa-inclusive resort – is launching The Hideaway, a resort within the resort, this month. The extension of the property on Vietnam’s South Central coast features 50 new one-bedroom villas, an outdoor pool, a poolside restaurant, gym and yoga studio, an outdoor tennis court, and a yoga pavilion. [read more]
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh – an all-spa-inclusive resort – is ... [read more]

Breaking: L'Occitane to acquire Elemis in US$900m deal

14 Jan 2019
French skincare brand L’Occitane International will acquire British skincare brand Elemis for US$900m in cash, in a deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Elemis is being sold by Steiner Leisure Limited, a portfolio company of private equity firm L Catterton. [read more]
French skincare brand L’Occitane International will acquire British skincare brand ... [read more]

Dana Buchman joins Burke Williams

09 Jan 2019
US urban day spa brand Burke Williams has named Dana Buchman as its vice president of marketing and public relations. Buchman has spent the last 15 years driving marketing on behalf of global consumer brands including Apple, Disney, Barbie, and Activision. [read more]
US urban day spa brand Burke Williams has named Dana ... [read more]

Former Questex employees launch new hosted buyer event

10 Jan 2019
Monica Helmstetter and Lucy Hugo, formerly of Questex Media, have announced the launch of a new event company this week, We Work Well Inc, which they describe as “the next generation of hosted buyer events”. [read more]
Monica Helmstetter and Lucy Hugo, formerly of Questex Media, have ... [read more]

Neutrogena debuts personalised, 3D printed face mask

10 Jan 2019
As wellness and skincare get more and more high-tech, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is proving to be the launchpad for new innovations in the spa and beauty market. [read more]
As wellness and skincare get more and more high-tech, the ... [read more]

Art Deco-inspired Celino Hotel nears completion

09 Jan 2019
The Celino Hotel – once an oceanfront playground for mid-century Hollywood starlets and supremos – is on track to open to the public this spring in Miami's Ocean Drive neighbourhood. [read more]
The Celino Hotel – once an oceanfront playground for mid-century ... [read more]

Ski resort with eye on wellness debuts in the Italian Alps

08 Jan 2019
Luxury group Italian Hospitality Collection (IHC) has opened Le Massif, its first resort in the Aosta Valley. [read more]
Luxury group Italian Hospitality Collection (IHC) has opened Le Massif, ... [read more]

Waldorf Astoria expands 'Live Unforgettable' campaign with bespoke services

07 Jan 2019
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is set to debut two new concierge services at its properties across the Middle East and Europe. [read more]
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is set to debut two ... [read more]

Details revealed for Center Parcs’ Ireland spa

04 Jan 2019
Center Parcs has revealed details of the spa at its first Irish resort, set to open later this year. [read more]
Center Parcs has revealed details of the spa at its ... [read more]

Former Oberoi president launches new hotel brand with focus on wellness

04 Jan 2019
Hotelier and ex-Oberoi president Kapil Chopra has launched a new hospitality venture, The Postcard Hotel, a brand of intimate luxury hotels in India with plans to expand to 50 around the world in the next five years. [read more]
Hotelier and ex-Oberoi president Kapil Chopra has launched a new ... [read more]

New Taj hotel includes 15,000sq ft spa

03 Jan 2019
The Indian Hotels Company Limited has opened its second Taj hotel in Udaipur, the Taj Aravali Resort & Spa. [read more]
The Indian Hotels Company Limited has opened its second Taj ... [read more]

Maldives to get new adults-only resort in February

02 Jan 2019
A new adults-only resort, You & Me by Cocoon, is set to open in the Maldives next month. [read more]
A new adults-only resort, You & Me by Cocoon, is ... [read more]

Puerto Rico’s St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort completes US$60 m renovation

02 Jan 2019
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico has reopened following an extensive US$60m renovation that includes a new spa concept at the resort’s Iridium Spa. [read more]
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico has ... [read more]

Jungle paradise: Datai Langkawi reveals new look

01 Jan 2019
Following a 12-month renovation, Malaysia's iconic Datai Langkawi resort has unveiled images of its refurbished interiors and exteriors. [read more]
Following a 12-month renovation, Malaysia's iconic Datai Langkawi resort has ... [read more]

19 hotly anticipated spas set to open in 2019

31 Dec 2018
As a new year approaches, Spa Opportunities editor Jane Kitchen highlights 19 of the most exciting spas set to open in 2019. [read more]
As a new year approaches, Spa Opportunities editor Jane Kitchen ... [read more]

Bill Bensley's adventure-themed retreat opens in Cambodia

23 Dec 2018
Shinta Mani Wild (SMW), a glamping resort created to evoke the atmosphere of Jacqueline Kennedy's first diplomatic expedition to Angkor Wat, has opened in Cambodia's South Cardamom National Park. [read more]
Shinta Mani Wild (SMW), a glamping resort created to evoke ... [read more]

‘Holistic approach to sustainability’ at upcoming Colombian retreat

19 Dec 2018
A new 27-acre sustainable hotel in Antioquia, Colombia, is set to open in April 2019 in a protected forest about 90 minutes from the city of Medellin. [read more]
A new 27-acre sustainable hotel in Antioquia, Colombia, is set ... [read more]
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