Spa News Stories

Banyan Tree Launches Special Initiative for World Food Day

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts , a leader in sustainable tourism, has announced the launch of its special initiative Stay for Good Feeding Communities Together. During the week of October 13 to 19, Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts will support and empower communities across the world through food to help create better societies for the environment in which they operate. During the week-long initiative, guests will be invited to make and serve food to host communities via the Stay for Good Feeding Communities Together initiative across Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts in China, the Indian Ocean, Mexico, the Middle East,...

Dermalogica Speaks on Entrepreneurship at 2014 Global Accelerator Conference

Dermalogica was honored to join a select group of entrepreneurs and senior United Nations officials at the first Global Accelerator Conference, hosted recently by the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and the UN Department of Public Information . The day-long event, which addressed women’s economic empowerment as one of the central focal points, was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City. It brought together 100 of the world’s top entrepreneurs to act as policy leaders on several global issues, help to find scalable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and drive progress on Millennium...

Repêchage Sponsors Lisa Folawiyo at New York Fashion Week

Repêchage , a professional skincare company, has partnered with fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo for the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Show. The brand provided a collection of skincare products to prep models’ skin prior the show. Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray , C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate, T-Zone® Balance Moisture Complex , Hydra 4® Cleanser , Hydra Refine® Cleansing Mousse , and Eye Rescue Pads, were among the products used on models’ skin before embracing the bright lights. Folawiyo has presented her collection on international platforms, including Johannesburg, Milan, Paris, and New York. For more information, visit www.repechage.com . For...

Technogym Named Official Fitness Supplier for Rio 2016 Games

Technogym , a leading company supplying products, services, and solutions in wellness and fitness, has signed a supplier contract to be the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games , the first Olympics to take place in South America. ‘Technogym is proud to have been chosen for the sixth time as the official supplier of the Olympic games,” says founder and president Nerio Alessandri. “This important achievement represents a victory for the Technogym team and a strong reference on our products innovation and quality standards. Rio 2016 will also represent a unique...

Murad Announces Opening of First Flagship Retail Location

Murad , a skincare brand founded by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, announced its plans to open the company’s first official stand-alone retail boutique. Scheduled to open next month, the freestanding store will be located in Los Angeles, serving as Murad’s Global Flagship retail location. The opening of the 1,500-square-foot store coincides with the celebration of the brand’s 25 anniversary this year. “Helping as many people as possible to achieve healthy skin and live happily is one of the goals on which I have based my research, my medical practice, and my life,” say Murad. “It is also the reason I...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Michelle Gamble Vice President

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) appointed Michelle Gamble as vice president of global business development. She will be joining the GSWS team at the eighth annual Summit, which takes place in Morocco during September 10 to 12. “I have known Michelle over all the years she has worked in the spa and wellness sector and have always been impressed by her professionalism, her ability to consistently exceed her goals, and the excellent relationships she has forged throughout the industry,” says chairman and CEO Susie Ellis. “The spirit of the Summit is collaboration, and Michelle is the perfect person...

Playa Resorts Management Names Carl A. Hendriks General Manager

Playa Resorts Management , an operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., has appointed of Carl A. Hendriks as general manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall (Montego Bay, Jamaica) and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (Montego Bay, Jamaica), which are expected to open in November. The two new hotels are the culmination of an extensive $80 million renovation and expansion to the former Ritz-Carlton. "Carl's leadership, exceptional hospitality industry background, and his love for his native Jamaica make him a tremendous asset to the Playa team that is working to create the evolution of the all-inclusive experience at this...

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rebrands to Waldorf Astoria Spa

Spa Palazzo at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (FL) has rebranded as Waldorf Astoria Spa to reflect its expansion into a broader array of services for overall health and wellness. As an expression of its commitment to encouraging guests to live healthier lives, the resort extended its network earlier this year to include wellness specialists that inspire and influence healthy lifestyle behaviors. Spa-goers can now enjoy the resort’s new Enlightened Living initiative, which features workshops from health gurus; healthy menu options; fitness activities; and consultations with nutritionists and exercise physiologists. For more information, visit www.bocaresort.com .

Cintas Announces Partnership with Yeah Baby

Cintas , manufacturer of uniform rental programs; facility services; and safety needs, has unveiled its new Spa Collection created by uniform designer Yeah Baby . “With more floor space dedicated to on-site spas, we wanted to provide our customers access to one of the top-name apparel brands in the spa industry,” says Todd McKeown, vice president of global hospitality and gaming for Cintas. "Yeah Baby’s long history and thorough understanding of the unique needs of the spa industry made it the ideal partner for our new apparel collection.” Designed for spa, salon, and fitness professionals, the new line features Essencia...

Salt of the Earth Opens Custom-blending Factory

Salt of the Earth , a company that handcrafts spa treatments and products, has opened an eco-friendly factory where personalized skincare products are created to meet clients’ specifications. Based in Salt Lake City, the new facility features multiple ceiling skylights for minimal electrical consumption. The space also holds a dedicated spa area complete with a shower to allow employees to refresh after a bike ride or jog into work. Built from recycled storage cargo containers and sustainable materials, the internal structure is made of reclaimed storage pods, which are stacked on top of each other to create a multi-level space...

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