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Alila Yangshuo, set in historic sugar mill, features underground, ‘cave-like’ spa with walls of volcanic rock

21 Jul 2017
Alila’s second location in China, Alila Yangshuo, is set in a historic sugar mill that has been converted to a 117-bedroom “modern retro” resort in Guilin, overlooking the Li River. [read more]
Alila’s second location in China, Alila Yangshuo, is set in ... [read more]

Ritz-Carlton debuts in Kazakhstan capital

20 Jul 2017
Luxury hotel operator The Ritz-Carlton has opened a location in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. [read more]
Luxury hotel operator The Ritz-Carlton has opened a location in ... [read more]

Minor Hotel Group enters Mauritius with Avani spa resort

11 Jul 2017
Minor Hotel Group has revealed plans to operate its first property in Mauritius after securing a management contract for a new development – currently under construction on the island’s south coast. [read more]
Minor Hotel Group has revealed plans to operate its first ... [read more]

Four Seasons opens first Joseph Dirand-designed spa in the US

17 Jul 2017
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened a spa, designed by French interior architect Joseph Dirand, at its historic South Florida retreat, The Surf Club. [read more]
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened a spa, designed ... [read more]

Six Senses named world's “top hotel brand”

17 Jul 2017
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas has been named Top Hotel Brand in the world by the readers of the influential, US-based Travel + Leisure magazine. [read more]
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas has been named Top ... [read more]

Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel unveils rejuvenated Tower Wing

18 Jul 2017
The historic Tower Wing of Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel has re-opened following a significant renovation, revealing a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three restaurant concepts and a revitalised club lounge. [read more]
The historic Tower Wing of Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel has re-opened ... [read more]

Mecanoo complete pavilion gateway for historic hotel and spa estate

17 Jul 2017
Dutch architects Mecanoo have completed an elegant pavilion for a hotel, restaurant and spa complex near Maastricht, the Netherlands. [read more]
Dutch architects Mecanoo have completed an elegant pavilion for a ... [read more]

New Costa Rican eco resort features yoga studio enveloped by jungle

17 Jul 2017
Emerging architecture practice Studio Saxe has completed a boutique hotel and yoga studio set into the tropical forest of Nosara, Costa Rica. [read more]
Emerging architecture practice Studio Saxe has completed a boutique hotel ... [read more]

Davina Bernard named director of wellness at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

14 Jul 2017
Davina Bernard has been named director of wellness at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada, and will lead a new series of wellness programming at the iconic mountain resort. [read more]
Davina Bernard has been named director of wellness at Fairmont ... [read more]

Four Seasons to re-imagine Costa Rican spa resort for new audience

14 Jul 2017
Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels will undertake a US$35m (€31m, £27m) “re-imagination” of its Costa Rican resort and spa this year. [read more]
Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels will undertake a US$35m (€31m, ... [read more]

Chapman Taylor completes remodelling of Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental Spa

12 Jul 2017
Global masterplanning and architects practice Chapman Taylor has completed a four-month redevelopment project of the famous spa at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. [read more]
Global masterplanning and architects practice Chapman Taylor has completed a ... [read more]

Lebanon’s new LipHe wellness retreat ‘a first’ for the Middle East

12 Jul 2017
A new, privately-owned boutique wellness resort in Kfarhata, North Lebanon, is being marketed as the first of its kind for the Middle Eastern spa market. [read more]
A new, privately-owned boutique wellness resort in Kfarhata, North Lebanon, ... [read more]

Marriott opens W Hotel in Shanghai with Away-branded spa

11 Jul 2017
Hotel giant Marriott International has opened its latest spa hotel in China’s financial and commercial capital, Shanghai. [read more]
Hotel giant Marriott International has opened its latest spa hotel ... [read more]

North Carolina ‘agrihood’ community coming to life near Asheville

10 Jul 2017
Between 300 and 350 homes are being built along the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina, over the next ten years, in a wellness community described as an “agrihood in the making.” [read more]
Between 300 and 350 homes are being built along the ... [read more]

Historic Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Rosewood spa and Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites

07 Jul 2017
The iconic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, France has re-opened after undergoing a four-year, €176m (US$200m, £150m) restoration. [read more]
The iconic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, France has re-opened ... [read more]

Guests can take home advice from 18 experts with Gwinganna’s online package

06 Jul 2017
Australian destination wellness resort Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has released an online package giving users access to wellness experts from its retreat. [read more]
Australian destination wellness resort Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has released an ... [read more]

Tuscan resort adds extensive sauna experiences

06 Jul 2017
Tuscany’s Adler Thermae, a luxury thermal spa in Bagno Vignoni, Italy, has renovated its spa facilities and added two new sauna experiences. [read more]
Tuscany’s Adler Thermae, a luxury thermal spa in Bagno Vignoni, ... [read more]

Wellness Architecture Initiative hosts inaugural roundtable

05 Jul 2017
Wellness continues to infiltrate industries and disciplines, and now is gaining traction in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. [read more]
Wellness continues to infiltrate industries and disciplines, and now is ... [read more]

Shangri-La confirms Colombo launch date for Q4

05 Jul 2017
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open its second resort in Sri Lanka later this year, when it launches the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo in Q4. [read more]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open its second resort in ... [read more]

Japanese cosmetics giant Kosé opens flagship day spa and retail store

05 Jul 2017
Japan-based Kosé Corporation has opened the first flagship day spa and retail store operated under its luxury brand Decorté. [read more]
Japan-based Kosé Corporation has opened the first flagship day spa ... [read more]
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