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Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

19 Oct 2018
Plans have been revealed to build a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) experience center to spread TCM culture during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. [read more]
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Equinox to launch retreats as the brand expands into travel

17 Oct 2018
Fitness operator Equinox will move further into the lifestyle space with the launch of bespoke luxury travel experiences, featuring domestic and international multi-day journeys next year. [read more]
Fitness operator Equinox will move further into the lifestyle space ... [read more]

Alessandri, Clodagh, McCann lead GWS Wellness Awards

17 Oct 2018
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) celebrated recipients of its 5th-annual Global Wellness Awards and the winners of its Shark Tank of Wellness student competition, all of which were announced at this year’s Summit at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy. More than 630 invitation-only delegates hailing from 50 countries attended this year’s sold-out Summit, and the 2018 Global Wellness Award recipients, determined by the GWS Advisory Board, were announced on the final day of the Summit, as follows: [read more]
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) celebrated recipients of its 5th-annual ... [read more]

New Westin resort touches down in the Maldives

16 Oct 2018
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo resort has opened in the Republic of the Maldives. [read more]
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New cosy Monterey spa offers holistic wellness approach

15 Oct 2018
The Sanctuary Beach Resort has opened a new spa aimed at both locals and guests to the 19-acre California property. The Spa at Sanctuary offers a customised, holistic approach to wellness, and features a design palette of sand, grey and sea blue designed to stimulate relaxation. [read more]
The Sanctuary Beach Resort has opened a new spa aimed ... [read more]

Christina Cabrera named director of spa and fitness at La Quinta

12 Oct 2018
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in California, has appointed Christina Cabrera as director of spa and fitness. La Quinta Resort & Club offers a holistic wellness experience beginning at the 23,000sq ft Spa La Quinta and fitness centre. [read more]
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in ... [read more]

Chiva-Som enhances its six modalities ahead of November reopening

11 Oct 2018
Thai Destination spa Chiva-Som will add to its results-driven treatments, enhancing its six modalities to complement the extensive remodelling of the resort in Hua Hin, which is due to re-open in November. [read more]
Thai Destination spa Chiva-Som will add to its results-driven treatments, ... [read more]

Vichy Célestins debuts wellness clinic in Casablanca

09 Oct 2018
Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel Casablanca has recently added a multifunctional wellness clinic to its leisure facilities. [read more]
Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel Casablanca has recently added a multifunctional ... [read more]

Spiritual spa opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

11 Oct 2018
Peru’s Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas has opened a new spa with a rustic design inspired by traditional Andean architecture. [read more]
Peru’s Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the ... [read more]

Connecting guests to locals: Lux to open first hotel under new Salt brand

10 Oct 2018
Lux Resorts is launching a new brand, Salt, and the first property is set to open in November on the east coast of Mauritius. The 59-bedroom Salt of Palmar is designed to add a humanistic approach to hospitality for the “culturally curious traveller”, and to connect guests to locals and their way of life. [read more]
Lux Resorts is launching a new brand, Salt, and the ... [read more]

Hyatt continues acquisition streak with Two Roads Hospitality

10 Oct 2018
In a move set to expand its offerings in lifestyle hotels and wellbeing, Hyatt Hotels will acquire Two Roads Hospitality – parent company of Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson and tommie brands – for a base price US$480m, with Hyatt potentially investing US$120m more. [read more]
In a move set to expand its offerings in lifestyle ... [read more]

Nordik Group to open new wellness centre in Ontario

09 Oct 2018
Quebec-based company Nordik Group is currently overseeing the construction of its first spa and wellness resort in Whitby, Ontario. [read more]
Quebec-based company Nordik Group is currently overseeing the construction of ... [read more]

IHG expands Even Hotels presence with three new US locations

01 Oct 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group will add three of its wellness-focussed Even Hotels in the US in Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. Even Hotel Ann Arbor, Even Hotel Charlotte and Even Hotel Austin are all expected to open before the first quarter of 2020. [read more]
InterContinental Hotels Group will add three of its wellness-focussed Even ... [read more]

Six Senses Maxwell set to open 1 December

03 Oct 2018
Following the opening of Six Senses Duxton, sister property Six Senses Maxwell is scheduled to open on December 1, 2018. Six Senses Maxwell is the second of two heritage buildings that together form Six Senses Singapore. [read more]
Following the opening of Six Senses Duxton, sister property Six ... [read more]

Massive six-star hot springs project planned for Australia

03 Oct 2018
A luxury hot springs spa hotel and retreat is planned for Victoria, Australia, with Six Senses, GOCO Hospitality and Banyan Tree Spa all vying for the project, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. [read more]
A luxury hot springs spa hotel and retreat is planned ... [read more]

‘Elderly with attitude’: Bangkok wellness community planned for a new generation of retirees

03 Oct 2018
Thonburi Healthcare Group is planning a residential project for retirees in Bangkok with a focus on wellness and integrated healthcare services. Jin Wellbeing County includes 13 seven-storey buildings with a total of 1,300 units, an Aged Care Center for assisted living, and a Wellness Center with spa, providing preventive healthcare services for physical, emotional and mental conditions. [read more]
Thonburi Healthcare Group is planning a residential project for retirees ... [read more]

Four Seasons Lana’i wins ISPA’s Innovation of the Year award

05 Oct 2018
Four Seasons Lana’i was named this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year award for its Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience. [read more]
Four Seasons Lana’i was named this year’s overall winner for ... [read more]

Jumby Bay Island to unveil complete design transformation, new spa

02 Oct 2018
Jumby Bay Island, a 300-acre private island on the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, is undergoing a complete renovation programme and before it re-opens this winter. [read more]
Jumby Bay Island, a 300-acre private island on the Caribbean ... [read more]

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos opens its doors

26 Sep 2018
The hotly anticipated Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos has officially opened on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. [read more]
The hotly anticipated Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos has ... [read more]

Greek resort adds open-air spa

03 Oct 2018
Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas in Greece has added an open-air spa experience area, where guests can take part in face and body treatments with panoramic views over the Vikos Gorge, the Towers of Paingo and the Astraka mountain peak. [read more]
Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas in Greece has added an ... [read more]
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