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One Spa World extends spa and wellness operations contract with Norwegian Cruise Line

29 Nov 2022
Cruise ship and resort operator One Spa World (OSW) has entered into a new agreement with US-based golbal cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH). [read more]
Cruise ship and resort operator One Spa World (OSW) has ... [read more]

Banyan Tree to expand Mexico portfolio with two new Veya wellness resorts

28 Nov 2022
Banyan Tree Group will expand its Mexican portfolio in 2025 with the opening of a new tropical wellness retreat in the country’s Bacalar Lagoon region, located in the southern part of Quintana Roo. [read more]
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l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years

24 Nov 2022
José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to make an 850-strong network. [read more]
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Therme Group plans US$200m urban wellbeing resort in South Korea

23 Nov 2022
Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has partnered with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to create a year-round wellbeing destination in the South Korean city of Incheon. [read more]
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Raffaella Dallarda launches new book showcasing best of Italian spa culture

22 Nov 2022
Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa culture and highlighting the country’s top spa and wellness destinations. [read more]
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Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools

21 Nov 2022
A new hot springs facility and day spa destination has opened in Victoria, Australia, complete with a 3,500sq m two-level spa and 31 thermal pools. [read more]
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New study investigating leadership in global health and wellbeing industries launched by Wisdom Works

18 Nov 2022
Wisdom Works Group (WWG) has launched a study into leadership across the global wellness economy, as well as the adjacent industries of healthcare and human potential and development. [read more]
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Thermea Spa Village | Whitby served with $5m lawsuit by customers affected by staph outbreak

17 Nov 2022
On 6 October 2022, thermal spa operator Groupe Nordik opened one of North America's biggest spas in Ontario after a 10-year project. More than a month later, the new Thermea Spa Village | Whitby has been served with a civil lawsuit following a staphylococcus (or staph) outbreak in its saltwater pool. [read more]
On 6 October 2022, thermal spa operator Groupe Nordik opened ... [read more]

Oslo’s historic public baths brought back to life as Sommerro unveils urban wellness retreat

17 Nov 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, has announced the grand opening of its wellness space Vestkantbadet to guests, locals and members. [read more]
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SHA Wellness founder launches global real estate development firm, AB Living Group

16 Nov 2022
Alfredo Bataller, founder of established Spanish destination spa Sha Wellness Clinic (SHA) has launched a real estate development firm called called AB Living Group (AB Living). [read more]
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First glimpses revealed of flagship Blue Zones Centre in Miami

15 Nov 2022
The first Blue Zones Center is set to launch in Miami, Florida, and showcase the next generation of longevity medicine. [read more]
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Fit+ is aiming to have 1,000 staffless gyms by 2027

10 Nov 2022
Fit+ is aiming to operate at least 1,000 clubs by 2027. The staffless gym franchise currently has 208 studios across 19 countries, but with master franchise licenses granted in Asia and the USA, is planning to roll out facilities in these territories, as well as others, over the next five years. [read more]
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Arizona’s iconic Mii amo resort relaunching in 2023 following US$40m revamp

11 Nov 2022
US destination spa Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona, is due to reopen on 2 February 2023 with all- new facilities after undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion project. [read more]
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Arch Amenities Group names new senior VP of spa and CFO to support expansion plans

10 Nov 2022
Arch Amenities Group* (AAG) has expanded its executive team and appointed Susan Grey and Todd Ertel to join its ranks. [read more]
Arch Amenities Group* (AAG) has expanded its executive team and ... [read more]

AI-powered robotic manicures launching at US airport spas in 2023

09 Nov 2022
Global health and wellness holding company XWell has partnered with Clockwork to launch AI- driven robot manicures in select US XpresSpa airport spas. [read more]
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New desert wellness oasis in California as Sensei Porcupine Creek opens its doors

08 Nov 2022
Destination wellness brand Sensei has opened the doors to its second retreat, Sensei Porcupine Creek, in Rancho Mirage, California. [read more]
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Chiara Ronchini named new secretary general of Great Spa Towns of Europe Association

08 Nov 2022
The Great Spa Towns of Europe Association (GSTEA) has announced the appointment of Chiara Ronchini as its new secretary general, effective from 13 February 2023. [read more]
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Langham's latest Chuan Spa opens inside crystalline jewel tower on Australia’s Gold Coast

07 Nov 2022
Langham Hospitality Group has launched its third Chuan Spa destination in Australia, following the opening of its new Gold Coast property and set of residences. [read more]
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Sue Harmsworth awarded Leading Woman in Wellness

04 Nov 2022
Sue Harmsworth, founder of ESPA and 50-year veteran of the spa and wellness and beauty industry, has been presented with the 2022 Leading Woman in Wellness award. The accolade, given by the Global Wellness Institute, was presented at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv. [read more]
Sue Harmsworth, founder of ESPA and 50-year veteran of the ... [read more]

Wellness gets wild as Six Senses plans debut African property overlooking wildlife haven

29 Oct 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel, spa and resort operator Six Senses is set to open its first property in Africa in 2025. The location will front Princess Elizabeth Island on the approach to Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world. [read more]
Barefoot luxury hotel, spa and resort operator Six Senses is ... [read more]
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