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Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed

17 Nov 2017
A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020. [read more]
A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness ... [read more]

Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site

17 Nov 2017
US-based male-only day spa and grooming chain The Gents Place has opened its first franchised location. [read more]
US-based male-only day spa and grooming chain The Gents Place ... [read more]

‘Sound healing therapy’ launched by Indian boutique spa hotel

15 Nov 2017
The owners of Svatma, the experiential boutique hotel in Thanjavur, India, have created a new sound healing therapy which they will market as a new “destination experience” for the property. [read more]
The owners of Svatma, the experiential boutique hotel in Thanjavur, ... [read more]

Indian hotel operator Oberoi to enter the Americas

14 Nov 2017
India-based luxury hotel operator Oberoi Group has signed a deal with Mexican real estate firm Grupo GDI to operate properties in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. [read more]
India-based luxury hotel operator Oberoi Group has signed a deal ... [read more]

Architects GRAFT design timber hotel and spa hidden among the trees

13 Nov 2017
German architecture firm GRAFT have completed work on a timber hotel and spa hidden in the woodland of Nohfelden, northern Germany. [read more]
German architecture firm GRAFT have completed work on a timber ... [read more]

Peace and happiness: mindful living, personalised wellness and a 100,000sq ft spa coming to Palm Beach

13 Nov 2017
Developer Dilip Barot, founder of Creative Choice Group, is building what he calls an “urban destination spa resort” on Singer Island in Palm Beach, Florida, with a 100,000sq ft ESPA spa. [read more]
Developer Dilip Barot, founder of Creative Choice Group, is building ... [read more]

Rosewood rolls out Asaya brand and plans six new spa resorts for 2018

13 Nov 2017
Luxury operator Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is set to launch a new holistic wellness concept – part of an expansion which includes six new resorts next year. [read more]
Luxury operator Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is set to launch ... [read more]

Racquet club operator Midtown opens wellness hotel with suite designed by Venus Williams' firm

13 Nov 2017
US-based Midtown Athletic Clubs, which manages a portfolio of premium health, fitness and racquet clubs, has opened its first hotel at the site of its flagship club in Chicago. [read more]
US-based Midtown Athletic Clubs, which manages a portfolio of premium ... [read more]

Ian Schrager’s Edition brand set for ‘pivotal year’ in 2018

09 Nov 2017
Edition, the boutique hotel brand created by entrepreneur Ian Schrager in partnership with hospitality giant Marriott International, has revealed plans to open seven new hotels during 2018. [read more]
Edition, the boutique hotel brand created by entrepreneur Ian Schrager ... [read more]

Russian Spa Congress shows market potential

09 Nov 2017
Last week, almost 250 spa professionals gathered in the Caucasus thermal springs region of Russia for the 4th annual Spa & Wellness International Congress, or SWIC. [read more]
Last week, almost 250 spa professionals gathered in the Caucasus ... [read more]

Emotional healing, self-development, retreats: Photi reveals trends to watch in wellness travel

08 Nov 2017
The wellness travel market will continue the dramatic change seen over the past 10 years, according to Stella Photi, founder of Wellbeing Holidays. [read more]
The wellness travel market will continue the dramatic change seen ... [read more]

Jungles, lagoons and Ernest Hemingway provide vibrant inspiration for designers of Belize resort and spa

08 Nov 2017
Architect Roberto de Oliveira Castro and interior designer Samuel Amoia have collaborated on a beach resort in Belize, described as “unlike anything travelers have ever seen in the Caribbean”. [read more]
Architect Roberto de Oliveira Castro and interior designer Samuel Amoia ... [read more]

Marriott to operate Iraph Sui island resort in Okinawa

08 Nov 2017
Marriott International has secured a management contract for its first luxury resort on the Japanese island of Miyakojima. [read more]
Marriott International has secured a management contract for its first ... [read more]

Hilton makes Kazakhstan debut with wellness hotel in capital Astana

08 Nov 2017
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has entered the booming Kazakhstan tourism market with the opening of a 253-bedroom spa hotel in the country’s capital city. [read more]
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has entered the booming Kazakhstan tourism ... [read more]

Mandara expands Maldives portfolio with new spa at Amaya Kuda Rah resort

07 Nov 2017
Spa management company Mandara has opened a new spa at an Amaya-operated resort on the island of Kuda Rah in the Maldives. [read more]
Spa management company Mandara has opened a new spa at ... [read more]

Carlson Rezidor to enter Maldives with wellness resort in 2019

06 Nov 2017
Hospitality giant Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is set to enter the Maldives for the first time, after signing a management contract for a spa resort on the southern part of the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll. [read more]
Hospitality giant Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is set to enter ... [read more]

Park Hyatt St Kitts opens with 37,000sq ft Miraval spa

02 Nov 2017
The first Park Hyatt in the Caribbean has opened, the Park Hyatt St Kitts, which also includes the first Miraval Life in Balance spa to open since Hyatt acquired Miraval earlier this year. [read more]
The first Park Hyatt in the Caribbean has opened, the ... [read more]

Glacier spa to take guests on a journey through Icelandic myths of monsters and men

01 Nov 2017
Tales of trolls, elves, monsters and invisible men roaming Iceland’s majestic volcanic landscape have inspired the design of a proposed spa and wellness retreat located next to a geothermal lagoon. [read more]
Tales of trolls, elves, monsters and invisible men roaming Iceland’s ... [read more]

InterContinental Hotels Group to take wellness brand Even into China

01 Nov 2017
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will take its wellness-focused Even Hotels brand into China for the first time, with the signing of four new management contracts. [read more]
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will take its wellness-focused Even Hotels ... [read more]

One&Only Le Saint Géran to open reimagined spa in December

31 Oct 2017
The One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius is preparing to reopen to guests following a multi- million dollar redevelopment and upgrading of its facilities. [read more]
The One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius is preparing to ... [read more]
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