Spa News Stories

Remington Hotels Names New Director of Spas

This month, Remington Hotels , a premier hotel management company, has announced the appointment of Beverly Fox-Crismond to director of spas. Fox-Crismond will oversee all spas in the hotel collection, including training and developing the spa teams, creating and implementing business processes, and executing new spa openings. “We are very honored to introduce Beverly as our new director of spas for Remington Hotels,” says Sileshi Mengiste , divisional vice president, Luxury Division for Remington Hotels. “Her passion and dedication to streamlining and quality care makes Beverly a gem in the spa industry. Beverly will continue to serve as a valuable...

Plum Perfect Launches Girl Seeks Sample Feature

Beauty app Plum Perfect recently introduced its latest feature, Girl Seeks Sample . This makeup-sampling feature utilizes Plum Perfect’s color recommendation technology, which scans 60,000-plus makeup products to find the perfect match for users in seconds. Users simply download the Plum Perfect app and take a selfie, and Plum Perfect’s technology analyzes each user’s skin, hair, eye, and lip colors to create a Color Signature from the photo. After the user has found a color match, they can tap on the Girl Seeks Sample icon and explore products from the app’s featured beauty brand of the month. Users can request...

IECSC To Launch in Chicago

International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) has announced the launch of its fourth annual spa and wellness event in Chicago. Presented by American Spa , IECSC Chicago will take place March 25 to 27, 2017, at McCormick Place and will co-locate with America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago, which is one of the largest beauty events in the nation. IECSC Chicago will follow the successful model of IECSC New York and IECSC Las Vegas, which are held in conjunction with significant events serving the beauty industry. Also, by co-locating with ABS, the tradeshow will benefit from the natural...

Cathay Pacific Airways and Equinox Launch Content Hub

Cathay Pacific Airways and Equinox have collaborated to launch Well Packed, a wellness content hub. In partnership with Furthermore from Equinox, which is a digital publication for high performance lifestyle content, Well Packed will showcase premium wellness and world travel content. The hub will also serve to inspire and inform the audience that Furthermore from Equinox attracts. "Our audience of high-performers places a premium on travel but isn't willing to leave their fitness routines behind," says Liz Miersch , executive managing director of Furthermore from Equinox. "We're thrilled to partner with Cathay Pacific and showcase the seamless integration of wellness...

Deepak Chopra Launches New Wellbeing Platform

Physician, author, and wellness expert Deepak Chopra has launched the new wellbeing platform Jiyo , which aims to be a personal companion to help with a healthy transformation. Created in partnership with entrepreneur Poonacha Machaiah , the purpose of Jiyo is to address health and wellbeing holistically, encourage lifestyle modification, and offer expert insights across categories from exercise and nutrition to sleep and stress, as well as exclusive interactive meditation videos with Chopra. The platform also uses intuitive technology to analyze users’ behaviors and make recommendations based on his or her wellbeing habits. “The goal of Jiyo is to impact...

Revlon Acquires Elizabeth Arden

Today, Revlon announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Elizabeth Arden in an all-cash transaction for $14 per share, which is approxi­mately $870 million. This merger will bring together the 84-year-old Revlon with the 106-year-old Elizabeth Arden businesses. The combined distribution networks and marketing strategies can boost its portfolio while achieving additional growth opportunities in both sales channels and geographies. “This acquisition is strategically and financially compelling," says Fabian Garcia , CEO and president of Revlon. "Elizabeth Arden and Revlon are both known for their iconic brands, entrepre­neurial spirit, and commitment...

ISPA Awards Student Scholarships

For the third year in a row, the International Spa Association Foundation (ISPA) has awarded two recipients to receive the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. This year’s scholarship winners are Kelsey Brink from Hallstead, PA, and Margot Mangiarotti from Locust Valley, NY. Brink attends Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, and will obtain a degree in resort and hospitality management in May 2017. She aspires to develop research that proves the positive effects of massage and the healing powers of touch. Mangiarotti attends Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and will obtain a degree in hotel administration in May 2017. She...

Massage Therapy Foundation Fundraises with Boston Marathon

This month, the non-profit organization Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announced that its Team MTF– Running for Research raised a total of $45,832 on its journey to the 2016 Boston Marathon. MTF was selected to participate by John Hancock, which has been the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for more than 30 years. Each year, John Hancock donates hundreds of guaranteed entries to select non-profit organizations through the Non-Profit Marathon Program. Organizations then utilize these entries to gather individual runners who pledge to raise money in support of their mission. Members of Team MTF– Running for Research, included Nicole Bucar...

Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa Announces New Spa Manager

This month, Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa at Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine (Sardón de Duero, Spain) hired Cátia Fonseca as spa manager. Fonseca comes to the wellness spa in Spain’s Duero winegrowing region with industry knowledge and world-class skills developed from her previous executive positions at internationally recognized spas and spa hotels, including Aquapura Hotel Resort & Spa (Lamego, Portugal) and Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & Spa (Oporto, Portugal). She also held management positions at Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa (Doha, Qatar) and Six Senses Douro Valley (Samodães, Portugal). “We have juxtaposed an historic, 12th-century abbey hotel and...

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa Upgrades Travel Agent Commissions

Today, Denver-based Miraval Group , a global leader of wellness resorts and spas, announced it has upgraded its commission structure at its flagship destination Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa (Tucson, AZ). Beginning June 15, Miraval’s standard 10 percent commission to travel professionals will incorporate every component of booked packages, including accommodations, resort credits, airport transfers, meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, healthy-living lectures along with yoga, fitness, and meditation classes. The resort’s commission structure was upgraded in direct response to agent feedback and to ensure travel professionals are paid for the full value of every booking. Also, as a special bonus to...

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