Spa News Stories

Monica Helmstetter Named Event Director of Spatec North America

Spatec North America , the appointment-based spa and wellness event from McLean Events, named Monica Helmstetter as event director. Prior to her position at Spatec, she served as an advertising account manager for American Spa , where she built strong partnerships with leading companies. Helmstetter brings 14 years of experience in the spa industry and is responsible for overseeing the Spatec North America spring and fall events. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Spatec and to continue my rewarding role inside the Questex family,” says Helmstetter. “Spatec holds the premier events in our industry and I have always viewed...

Jane Iredale to Receive Visionary Award at ISPA

Jane Iredale , president and CEO of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, will receive the International Spa Association (ISPA) Visionary Award at the 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo , which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (Las Vegas) from Oct. 13 to 15. Each year, this award is presented to a spa industry professional who has contributed significantly to the growth of the health and wellness industries. The company is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, marking a milestone for the brand and the mineral makeup category. The brand is commemorating the achievement with product innovations, including...

ThermaSol Promotes Martin Siwy to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

ThermaSol has promoted Martin Siwy to vice president of sales and marketing. “Martin Siwy demonstrates a keen understanding of customer needs and continually exceeds ThermaSol’s expectations,” says CEO Mitch Altman. “In his new position, he will be working with regional sales managers Kim Frechette and Ryan Paul, while maintaining a western territory. Siwy has demonstrated a willingness to become intimately involved in all aspects of elevating the ThermaSol brand, and we are thrilled to have him overseeing national sales and marketing.” He has been working with ThermaSol since 2009. “I have been dedicated to the ThermaSol brand for many years...

The Green Spa Network Announces Winners of Spa Sustainability Awards

The Green Spa Network has announced the winners of its Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Awards, which took place at their Annual Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The awards celebrate comprehensive measures, unique contributions, and overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability. The judging panel, which included Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief of American Spa magazine, chose eight winners from the following categories: green building, healthy spa cuisine, innovative green products, sustainable spas, and spa network visionaries from individuals and companies who have shaped the green spa movement. The 2014 winners are: Healthy Spa Cuisine: Travaasa Austin Innovative Green...

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to Debut Marilyn Monroe Spa

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando, FL) has announced the addition of Marilyn Monroe Spa, a company that transforms spa and salon concepts under the Marilyn Monroe brand. Opening in December, the multimillion-dollar development will feature a full-service spa with a variety of services for nail, face, hair, and body, as well as all of the Marilyn Monroe signature services. “The partnership with Marilyn Monroe Spas elevates the resort experience once again for our loyal guests in search of a full array of pampering amenities,” says Pat Engfer, area vice president and general manager of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. “Our...

The Omni Grove Park Inn Appoints Ellen McGinnis as Spa Director

The Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC) has appointed Ellen McGinnis as spa director. With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, spa and wellness, McGinnis will be responsible for all operations of The Omni Grove Park Inn's spa and wellness programming. She first held the position of spa director at the Blue Ridge Mountain resort in 2011, where she oversaw the initial launch of The Spa. McGinnis comes to The Omni Grove Park Inn from Springs Eternal Spa located at its sister property Omni Bedford Springs Resort (Bedford Springs, PA), where she oversaw the daily operations of the...

Inglot Cosmetics Partners with Disney Musical

Inglot Cosmetics took inspiration for a new collection from Disney’s The Lion King , one of Broadway’s Tony-Award-winning musicals, to create Savannah Sunset, a vibrant makeup collection of colors reminiscent of African sunsets and starry nighttime skies. Available at Inglot boutiques and through www.inglotusa.com , the line consists of eye shadow and lipstick palettes, blush, nail polish, mascara, and an eyeliner pen. Audience members who present their ticket at Inglot Times Square (New York City) and like their company’s fanpage on Facebook will receive a 20 percent discount on their purchase or receive a free makeover. For more information, visit...

Sibu Beauty Adds Robert A. King as CEO

Sibu Beauty , a seabuckthorn-based skincare and supplements brand, has appointed Robert A. King as chief executive officer. Previously president of A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics , an international botanical extract supplier, King brings years of international experience, particularly in Asia where he was involved with the construction of the largest stevia extraction facility in the world—covering 160,000 square-feet located in Anji, China, and has audited more than 200 sites.“We are thrilled to have Robert join our Sibu team,” says Peter McMullin, president of Sibu Beauty. “His background rounds out our leadership, and we look forward to utilizing his knowledge base...

Shamrock Capital Advisors Acquires Questex

Questex , a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors , a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has acquired the company in partnership with senior management. “Shamrock Capital is the perfect partner for Questex at this point in our evolution,” says Kerry C. Gumas, president and CEO of Questex. “They have a deep understanding of the media, communications, and entertainment sectors and the customers we serve. They support our ongoing business initiatives and they share our goal of extending Questex’s service offerings and market footprint." The company will continue to develop its existing product portfolio...

Murad Begins International Expansion with New Acquisition

Murad Skin Care announced that it has completed the acquisition of its long-term distribution partner in the United Kingdom. The acquisition provides Murad with an opportunity to directly manage its business in professional channels across the UK. This also provides the company with a strategic foothold for its planned expansion of existing operations in Europe. “When we began in 1989, our most intense efforts were focused on opportunities to expand our sales close to home with North America as the major market for high-performance skincare products,” says Richard Murad, global general manager of Murad. “Twenty-five years later, the entire world...

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