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L’Ecole Internationale du Spa partners with Pure Altitude for training course

02 Jul 2018
Paris-based school L’Ecole Internationale du Spa and Pure Altitude have set up a partnership to develop a new training course. [read more]
Paris-based school L’Ecole Internationale du Spa and Pure Altitude have ... [read more]

Switzerland’s Glion Institute launches ‘Wellness to Business’ executive education

25 Jun 2018
Leading hospitality management institute Glion Institute of Higher Education is enhancing its focus on wellness and sustainability through the development of two new initiatives: Wellness to Business, a range of executive education programmes, and Fresh, a public restaurant specialising in healthy and sustainable cuisine. [read more]
Leading hospitality management institute Glion Institute of Higher Education is ... [read more]

Doug Elman named director of education for Saltability

05 Jun 2018
Saltability, a spa industry vendor that provides Himalayan salt stone treatments and products for spas, recently announced the addition of Doug Elman as the company’s director of education. [read more]
Saltability, a spa industry vendor that provides Himalayan salt stone ... [read more]

Babor opens spas in Vancouver, Tallinn

04 May 2018
German skincare brand Babor is continuing its global expansion, with the opening of branded spas in Vancouver, Canada and Tallinn, Estonia. [read more]
German skincare brand Babor is continuing its global expansion, with ... [read more]

Dana Stallings named director at historic California hotel’s new oceanfront bungalow spa

10 Apr 2018
California’s historic La Valencia Hotel & Spa is set to open a 3,500sq ft wellness sanctuary, as it transforms a 1905-era ocean-facing bungalow into Spa La V, a sensory experience spa and garden. [read more]
California’s historic La Valencia Hotel & Spa is set to ... [read more]

Angela Derks named board advisor for SWAA

07 Mar 2018
Africa is a fast-growing spa and wellness market, and according to Australian wellness advocate and course developer Angela Derks, a quality education framework is the key to optimising the continent’s immense potential. [read more]
Africa is a fast-growing spa and wellness market, and according ... [read more]

Applications open for ISPA Foundation's Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

05 Mar 2018
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. [read more]
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that it is ... [read more]

Jean-Guy de Gabriac collaborates with Four Seasons spa staff on new treatment

17 Jan 2018
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has introduced a signature massage created in collaboration with six top therapists and consultant Jean-Guy de Gabriac. [read more]
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly ... [read more]

Human resource under the microscope at APSWC roundtable

15 Jan 2018
Human resource has been revealed as the theme for this year's Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition's (APSWC) roundtable, to be held in Singapore from 15 to 16 March. [read more]
Human resource has been revealed as the theme for this ... [read more]

Hutchinson Consulting announces new leadership and expands services

04 Jan 2018
Michael Tompkins will head up a new leadership team at Hutchinson Consulting after Bill Hutchinson announced his retirement following 25 years in hospitality recruitment. [read more]
Michael Tompkins will head up a new leadership team at ... [read more]

Massage Envy unveils plan to improve customer safety after sexual assault allegations

07 Dec 2017
US franchisor Massage Envy has launched a plan called ‘A Commitment to Safety’ in the wake of allegations of sexual assault at its spas. [read more]
US franchisor Massage Envy has launched a plan called ‘A ... [read more]

Universal Companies partners with educator Anne Bramham

21 Nov 2017
US-based supplier Universal Companies has partnered with consultant, educator and founder of the Advanced Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council (ASTECC) Anne Bramham. [read more]
US-based supplier Universal Companies has partnered with consultant, educator and ... [read more]

Exclusive: Details for Peninsula Hot Springs expansion revealed

30 Oct 2017
Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) is planning a major expansion focused on story- driven experiences including an open-air amphitheatre with seven pools and seating for 700 people, Spa Opportunities can reveal. [read more]
Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) is planning a major expansion ... [read more]

Australian workplace wellness course launched

20 Oct 2017
Entrepreneur Angela Derks has launched The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA), with enrolments now open for the first-ever Australian course of its type. [read more]
Entrepreneur Angela Derks has launched The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy ... [read more]

International Beauty Day set for 9 September

25 Aug 2017
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has deemed Saturday, 9 September International Beauty Day and aims to celebrate inner and outer beauty around the world and raise awareness for the importance of the beauty industry as a whole. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has deemed ... [read more]

Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course

17 Jul 2017
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, has secured an educational partnership with the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Austria. [read more]
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, ... [read more]

Panel asks: What makes an effective spa leader?

28 Feb 2017
Leading and empowering teams is a complex effort, but effective communication, flexibility, trust and simply showing up are some of the most important aspects, according to a panel of spa leaders at the World Spa & Wellness Conference in London. [read more]
Leading and empowering teams is a complex effort, but effective ... [read more]

Digital will continue to disrupt our industry, says Tompkins

28 Feb 2017
The digital space is creating massive change and new challenges in the spa industry, according to Michael Tompkins, executive recruiter for Hutchinson Consulting and past chair of ISPA, who spoke on a panel yesterday at the World Spa & Wellness Convention in London. [read more]
The digital space is creating massive change and new challenges ... [read more]

Stephanie Rest named Spa & Wellness Director at The Watergate Hotel

09 Jan 2017
Seasoned spa and wellness professional Stephanie Rest has been appointed Spa & Wellness Director for Argentta at The iconic Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. [read more]
Seasoned spa and wellness professional Stephanie Rest has been appointed ... [read more]

Intelligent Spas teams with consultant Maggie Gunning for training manual

06 Dec 2016
Spa industry intelligence researcher Intelligent Spas has teamed up with international spa consultant Maggie Gunning to create the Professional Spa Treatments Manual, which outlines its method for "highly consistent" spa treatments. [read more]
Spa industry intelligence researcher Intelligent Spas has teamed up with ... [read more]
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