Spa News Stories

Miraval Group Expects to Buy Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort (Lenox, MA)

Miraval Group has announced plans to purchase and expand Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort (Lenox, MA). This historic location in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts was selected to become the first Miraval property in the Northeast because of its natural beauty and ability to connect guests and visitors to the world in a unique way. Also, according to the company’s research, both existing Miraval guests and other spa-goers picked the Northeast as their top choice for a new Miraval resort experience. “We expect our wellness offerings and experiences to attract a broad category of guests, from Maine to Washington,”...

Spafinder Announces 2016 Wellness Travel Awards Finalists

Spafinder Wellness 365 recently announced the finalists of the 2016 Wellness Travel Awards, which recognize the demand for healthier travel options and honors hotels, resorts, destination spas, and retreats worldwide. This year’s finalists reflect a much wider world of wellness travel, with Africa, Asia, and Central and South America showing strong gains within the 388 global properties that were recognized by a panel of 39 travel and wellness industry editors and experts. Compared to last year, countries with the largest increase in finalists for 2016, include Argentina, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. There are also...

Jane Iredale Hosts International Sales Conference

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (IMC), manufacturer of Jane Iredale mineral makeup, recently held its Global Sales Conference June 12 to 18 at Cranwell Resort & Spa (Lenox, MA). Based in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Jane Iredale is available at fine spas and salons, resorts, apothecaries, and medical offices in more than 50 countries. The company offers a comprehensive line of makeup developed with quality minerals and skincare ingredients that are good for the skin, creating a healthy, radiant glow. At the conference, founder and president Jane Iredale welcomed nearly 60 international distribution partners representing more than 50 countries in addition to...

Miraval Group Appoints Executives to Lead Operations and Development

This month, Miraval Group , a Denver-based global leader in wellness resorts and spas owned by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners , announced the appointment of three key executives to lead the operation and growth of its upscale destination wellness resorts and Miraval Life in Balance Spas (multiple locations). Paul J. McCormick was named senior vice president of operations, and S. Chevis Hosea and Matt MacDonald were appointed vice presidents of business development. All three will report to Steven A. Rudnitsky , Miraval Group president and CEO. In his new role, McCormick provides operational oversight of the company’s growing portfolio...

The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden Launches New Campaign

This week, The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden , formally known as Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, launched its new brand campaign. The global leader in the luxury day spa industry debuted a new contemporary name and logo along with the introduction of new products, services, experiences, and an omni-channel business expansion offering guests the best in beauty and wellness. Inside The Red Door Salon & Spa , guests will experience renovated locations and a new treatment menu with a wide range of services from quick beauty touch-ups to total mind/body rejuvenation. Outside of its spa locations, The Red Door...

Blythin Leggett Receives Performance Health Humanitarian Award

Blythin Leggett , LMT, was presented the Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award at this year’s Florida State Massage Therapy Association’s (FSMTA) convention and tradeshow. This is the 14th year that FSMTA and Performance Health, which is the manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze, Bon Vital', Cramer, Prossage, TheraBand, and Thera°Pearl health and wellness products, have honored individuals in the massage therapy industry for their efforts in improving the welfare of their clients and demonstrating selfless devotion to others. “I love the heart of this profession and of its practitioners, and selecting just one person to honor among so many worthy choices...

AccorHotels Acquires FRHI Hotels & Resorts

This week, AccorHotels, a global travel and lifestyle group and digital innovator that offers unique experiences in more than 4,000 properties, has officially acquired FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its three luxury hotel brands, Fairmont , Raffles , and Swissôtel . This acquisition was announced following the approval of shareholders at the general shareholders meeting and instantly positions AccorHotels as a leading player in the global luxury hotel market. “Today is a great day for our group,” says Sébastien Bazin , CEO and chairman for AccorHotels. “The acquisition of these three emblematic luxury hotel brands is a historical milestone...

Babor North America Names New Chief Operating Officer

Luxury skincare brand Babor has announced the appointment of Mark Wuttke as president and chief operating officer. As a newly appointed member of the North American executive leadership team, Wuttke will be based at Babor’s headquarters in Delray Beach, FL, and is responsible for the development of the brand in North America. “I am delighted to welcome Mark to this leadership position,” says Global CEO Michael Schummert . “North America is a strategic market for Babor, as we are experiencing rapid growth and increasing demand for our brand. Mark will help us further nurture this growth, as he works alongside...

Repêchage Sponsors Three-Day Oncology Training Program

Repêchage will be sponsoring a three-day oncology training program Aug. 15 to 17 at The Lydia Sarfati Post-Graduate Skincare Academy in Secaucus, NJ. The training content was created by Becky Kuehn , founder of Oncology Spa Solutions, master licensed esthetician, and educator who shares her knowledge, experience, and compassion from working with cancer patients at two hospital programs that she created. Kuehn is also a licensed cosmetologist and NCEA certified with 31 years of experience and more than six years dedicated to working with cancer patients. During the training program, she will provide in-depth knowledge of the essential skills necessary...

Bliss Names New CEO

Today, Bliss , a leading spa and beauty products company, announced Meri Baregamian as CEO. Baregamian joins Bliss with more than 20 years of beauty industry experience from previous roles in the global brands division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and serving as CEO of North America for Soap & Glory, a leading producer of affordable beauty products, for almost five years prior to its acquisition by Walgreens Boots Alliance. She also formally established and built the Boscia Skincare brand from the ground up, solidifying it as a top brand in its category, and held positions at Stila Cosmetics and Laura...

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