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Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area

18 May 2018
The all-villa Fairmont Maldives Dirru Fen Fushi has opened on the Shaviyani Atoll in the North Maldives, complete with a Willow Stream Spa nestled in a 2,000sq m (21,500sq ft) wellness area. [read more]
The all-villa Fairmont Maldives Dirru Fen Fushi has opened on ... [read more]

Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic

16 May 2018
Attendees at the second Wellness For Cancer roundtable last week identified steps to take to move the spa industry forward in treating guests who have – or have had – cancer. [read more]
Attendees at the second Wellness For Cancer roundtable last week ... [read more]

Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness

14 May 2018
Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range of free health and wellness activities to the public – will be celebrated this year in more than 4,000 locations in 100 countries on 9 June. [read more]
Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range ... [read more]

Bupa Global launches service allowing companies to evaluate their wellness programmes

10 May 2018
Healthcare and insurance giant Bupa Global has teamed up with non-profit member organisation HERO to launch a new online service, designed to help businesses evaluate their health and wellbeing programmes. [read more]
Healthcare and insurance giant Bupa Global has teamed up with ... [read more]

Spafinder adds wellness and cryotherapy provider Restore to its gift card network

09 May 2018
Spafinder — a marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards brand that connects people to spas and beauty salons — has added Restore Hyper-Wellness + Cryotherapy to its gift card network. [read more]
Spafinder — a marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards brand that ... [read more]

Grand Hyatt Kochi opens with 11,000sq ft ayurvedic spa

08 May 2018
The 264-bedroom Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty has opened in the south Indian state of Kerala, marking Hyatt’s third branded hotel in the country. [read more]
The 264-bedroom Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty has opened in the ... [read more]

New CEO, new funding and new locations for on-demand provider Soothe

09 May 2018
On-demand massage service Soothe has named Simon Heyrick as its new CEO. Heyrick replaces founder Merlin Kauffman, who has moved from his role as CEO to be executive chair of Soothe’s board of directors in a move the company says will help it further expand. [read more]
On-demand massage service Soothe has named Simon Heyrick as its ... [read more]

Wellness designer Clodagh to speak at GWS

08 May 2018
Multi-disciplinary designer Clodagh, whose recent projects include the Six Senses Douro Valley and the reopened Six Senses Kaplankaya, will share her vision for truly integrated wellness design with conference delegates at the Global Wellness Summit in Italy this October. [read more]
Multi-disciplinary designer Clodagh, whose recent projects include the Six Senses ... [read more]

Arizona Spa & Wellness Association inks health insurance coverage deal for spa employees

02 May 2018
In what it says is the first programme of its kind for the spa and fitness industry in the US, the Arizona Spa & Wellness Association has announced a new partnership with insurance broker NFP and nonprofit health insurer EMI Health to facilitate new statewide insurance and health benefits for people working in those industries in Arizona. [read more]
In what it says is the first programme of its ... [read more]

Azerai opens resort with Vietnamese-inspired spa

04 May 2018
Azerai’s first resort in Vietnam has opened, complete with a spa set beneath a canopy of banyan trees. [read more]
Azerai’s first resort in Vietnam has opened, complete with a ... [read more]

Mandarin Oriental to open Omani resort

04 May 2018
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new resort and branded residences in Muscat, the capital of Oman, which is expected to open in 2021. [read more]
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new resort and ... [read more]

Kobi Karp, Martin Brudnizki and Tara Bernerd join forces for Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale

02 May 2018
Ground has broken on the US market’s latest Four Seasons hotel – a ‘civilised jungle’ in Fort Lauderdale with a third of the property dedicated to green space. [read more]
Ground has broken on the US market’s latest Four Seasons ... [read more]

AccorHotels continues acquisition streak with Mövenpick deal

01 May 2018
AccorHotels will acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for a cash amount of CHF560 million (€482 million) later this year, subject to regulatory approvals. The deal is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018. [read more]
AccorHotels will acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for a cash ... [read more]

Kempinski Hotels opens luxury destination spa in Oman

27 Apr 2018
Kempinski Hotels has opened a new luxury destination resort in Muscat, Oman. [read more]
Kempinski Hotels has opened a new luxury destination resort in ... [read more]

Dubai’s Desert Palm unveils new aromatherapy spa

24 Apr 2018
The Desert Palm Hotel & Resort in Dubai has opened its new spa, which houses an apothecary-style Aromatherapy Bar by Tisserand. [read more]
The Desert Palm Hotel & Resort in Dubai has opened ... [read more]

Six Senses launches wellness programming for children

26 Apr 2018
Six Senses has launched a new Grow With Six Senses programme for the resorts’ youngest guests, designed to give children useful life skills and wellness knowledge during their holiday. [read more]
Six Senses has launched a new Grow With Six Senses ... [read more]

Greater Palm Springs CVB is first US destination to join WTA

23 Apr 2018
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has become the first marketing organisation in the US to join the newly formed Wellness Tourism Association (WTA). [read more]
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has become ... [read more]

Southeast Asian therapies to be highlighted at the upcoming Retreat Spa at The Sukhothai Shanghai

20 Apr 2018
The Retreat spa at The Sukhothai Shanghai, a new lifestyle destination in Shanghai, is slated to open on 15 May 2018. [read more]
The Retreat spa at The Sukhothai Shanghai, a new lifestyle ... [read more]

Six Senses Fiji opens with nature-focused Spa Village

23 Apr 2018
Six Senses’ newest resort in Fiji has opened with a Six Senses Spa designed as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Fijian village. [read more]
Six Senses’ newest resort in Fiji has opened with a ... [read more]

Movenpick’s 6,000sq m Dead Sea spa undergoes full renovation

23 Apr 2018
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan has unveiled a comprehensive renovation to its 6,000sq m (64,583sq ft) Zara Spa, including a new dedicated Turkish bath area with eight different hammam experiences. [read more]
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan has unveiled ... [read more]
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