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Elemis & Bliss Offer ‘Ahh’-lympian Massage

Spa-goers can get into the Olympic spirit with a limited-time treatment.
The Olympics are in full swing, and many wannabe atheletes are inspired to get moving. To help soothe those sore muscles and get guests into the spirit of the games, Elemis is offering a special ‘Ahh’-lympian Massage ($70, 30 minutes) at Bliss spas in New York City and Hoboken, NJ. from July 26 through August 31. This limited edition treatment...

Aveda Introduces New Virtual Makeover App

Know Any Commitment-Phobes in Need of a New Look?
Although I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food and travel, I can't really say the same when referring to my personal style. Even going from day to night, I can't say my look changes all that dramatically. That isn't to say I don't sometimes have an overwhelming desire to color my hair red or opt for a cute cropped...

Tyra Lowman, Senior Director of Spa Brands at Hilton Worldwide, Hosts Chat on Global Spa Trends

Want to Learn More About Upcoming Spa Trends?
Last week, we brought you news of "Emerging Global Spa Trends," a new Hilton Blue Paper released by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Outlining insights from industy experts, the report provides interesting insight into the spa industry and even includes a survey of 6,000 respondents from Australia, China, Great Britain, and the United States to...

Cornelia Spa Returns to Manhattan

High-end spa debuts at The Surrey.
The Surrey Hotel is one my favorites in the city, so when I received news that the hotel recently teamed up with a new spa partner, I was excited to learn more. Turns out, Cornelia Spa , a luxurious retreat that got its start in Manhattan several years ago, is returning to the Big Apple and making a new home...

Spas Offer a Healthy Way to Enjoy National Tequila Day

Want a calorie-free way to celebrate National Tequila Day?
Happy National Tequila Day! A key ingredient in margaritas, tequila doesn't have to be imbibed to be enjoyed. It can also be found in various spa treatments. For instance, the Apuane Spa at the Four Season Resort Punta Mita (Mexico) offers a massage called the Punta Mita ($165, 50 minutes; $230, 80 minutes), which uses tequila, indigenous sage oil, and...

Trump New York to Offer Olympic Packages

Guests can go for the gold, silver, and bronze thanks to three limited-time themed packages.
The countdown is on for the much-anticipated 2012 London Olympics, which kick off on July 27. No one is more excited than the folks at Trump Spa at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York . To celebrate this prestigious sporting event, the spa is offering a trio of Olympic medal-themed packages, starting at $325, from July 27 through Aug...

OPI to Introduce Bond-inspired Holiday Lacquers

Want to Know How Fans of 007 Can Show Their Appreciation?
Ever since Daniel Craig took over the roll of James Bond, I've been a die-hard fan. It seems I might not be the only one. This upcoming holiday season, OPI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of James Bond with the release of its new Skyfall Collection. Named after the new Bond Skyfall movie that comes out November 9th, the collection...

Repechage Dives Into Haircare

The skincare company known for its seaweed debuts a spa hair collection.
While I love the summer, it doesn’t do much for my hair. Because I tend to head outside when the weather heats up, the past couple months of sun, salt, chlorine, and heat have reduced my hair to a bit of a straw-like mess that I tend to just leave in a bun every day. So when I was invited...

Grenada Offers Up a Host of Spicy Treatments

Discover an Island Getaway Where Spices Reign Supreme
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the island of Grenada, also known as the Island of Spice. Although the island was hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, it has since rebuilt and now offers a number of enticing spas. On my recent trip there, I toured several and was especially taken with how many of the treatments incorporated...

Customer Service Lessons from Abroad

Contributor Lisa Starr returns from Italy with some unique observations about providing customers with what they want.
Throughout Italy, where I have been traveling with my family for the last 10 days, I’ve lost track of the number of “lost opportunities” for commerce that I’ve encountered. Not only are there few attempts at upselling, sometimes what we would consider basics of customer service are barely met. Whether this is a sign of a mature society who knows...