Spa News Stories

Mandarin Oriental Miami Debuts "Spa Lifestyle Rooms"

Mandarin Oriental, Miami is delighted to debut a selection of "Spa Lifestyle Rooms," specifically designed for the healthy-minded guest. Complete with an air purification system, in-room fitness program, personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine offerings, the new Spa Lifestyle Rooms aim to provide a balanced, stress-free environment for guests. "We are delighted to offer our guests this innovative, wellness-focused option in accommodation," said Jill DeMone, Director of Sales & Marketing. "The Spa Lifestyle Rooms are ideal for guests wishing to eat healthier, maintain their exercise routine, sleep more soundly and unwind and relax while away on vacation or a business...

Luxury Consumer Spending Declines in Fourth Quarter 2006

Luxury consumers' confidence declined to its lowest level in 2006 at the close of the fourth quarter. This sets the stage for more reserved spending by the nation's affluent consumers on luxury goods and services in the first quarter of 2007. Unity Marketing's Luxury Consumption Index declined 5.1 points to reach 98.2 points in the fourth quarter 2006, down from 103.3. in the third quarter, according to the latest survey of 1,036 luxury consumers (average income $156.5k and average age 42.8 years). In keeping with a decline in consumer confidence, the typical luxury consumer spent less on luxury purchases in...

Spa Magazine's Parent Company Buys 18 Magazines from Time Inc.

The Bonnier Magazine Group , parent company of Spa Magazine , announced it will purchase 18 magazines from Time Inc. Pending final regulatory approval, the transaction will make Europe-based Bonnier and its U.S. magazine partner, World Publications, one of the largest consumer publishing groups in America with 40 titles and annual revenue of more than $350 million. The deal encompasses Time Inc.'s Parenting Group and Time4 Media divisions, which boast some of the best-known magazines in special-interest publishing: Parenting, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Ski and TransWorld Skateboarding. They will join World Publications' award-winning, market-leading magazines, which include Saveur, Spa...

Proctor & Gamble Purchases DDF Skin Care

North Castle Partners, L.L.C. announced today that it has sold its portfolio company HDS Cosmetics Lab, Inc., the company that manufactures and markets Doctor's Dermatologic Formula (DDF) skin care, to The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) . Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For North Castle, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on consumer businesses that benefit from 'Healthy Living and Aging' trends, the transaction was the third completed sale of a portfolio company in 2007, and the fifth in the past 12 months. North Castle invested in Yonkers, NY-based HDS Cosmetics Lab and its DDF brand...

WELLSPACE Reports Explosive Demand for Integrative Medicine

WELLSPACE, the leading provider of integrative medicine in the United States, grew by more than 300% in 2006. 'The demand is clearly outstripping the supply for healthcare that combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine. We have gone from one Integrative Medicine center to four in 2006 alone,' said WELLSPACE CEO and Co-founder Paul Clemente. Huge trends promise continued growth, with the $500 billion market for health and wellness expected to easily surpass the $1 trillion mark by 2020. Redefining Service in healthcare WELLSPACE improves the typical office visit by making each appointment a welcoming and calming experience. Further,...

ASAPS and ASPS Issue Patient Safety Advisory on Medi-Spas

Medi-spas, locations that can offer everything from facials and hair removal to pharmaceutical injections and other medical procedures, are proliferating across the country. Medi-spas may be located in a physician's office, or in non-traditional locations such as shopping malls, store fronts and beauty salons. There are many excellent and convenient Medi-spas that offer safe, physician supervised treatments. However, for those providing treatments outside of the physician's office, there are no national standards for medi-spas, no recognized definition of what constitutes a medi-spa, and no oversight organizations that provide the information you need to make an informed, safe choice for your...

Six Senses Spa Releasees Spa Book Worldwide

The Six Senses Spa has just released a book called Balancing Senses which aims to maintain that elusive spa feeling long after the treatments. The book looks at detoxing to yoga and from body treatments to organic food. Balancing Senses, a 160 page hardcover book will include easy-to-follow recipes and guidelines for nourishing the body both internally and externally, and will also feature 266 images by award-winning illustrator Jörg Sundermann. The book is split into four different chapters. The first chapter looks at 'Body Sense' and how to maintain the body with healthy eating choices. The second chapter 'Beauty Sense'...

Ten Travel Trends To Watch In 2007

As we enter 2007 our thoughts turn to what we can expect from the cautiously optimistic, yet still volatile, market environment in which we now operate. So here are our predictions: Demand for leisure travel services will continue to outpace that for business travel services, as more business travelers attempt to use the latest technology as a surrogate for business travel whenever possible and appropriate (and to manage the escalating cost of air transportation and lodging); Family travel (adults with children) will continue to grow at a faster rate than all other forms of leisure travel, as both parents and...

Steiner Leisure to Operate New Luxury Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR) today announced that its luxury resort spa division has entered into an agreement to operate a new luxury spa facility located at The Ritz—Carlton, Palm Beach, a Mobil Five-Star, American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond luxury resort located on seven acres of pristine oceanfront property at the southern tip of Palm Beach Island. The approximately 28,000 square foot spa will be built as part of an ongoing $45 million expansion of the resort that will also include a new pool, three new restaurant concepts, a 3,000 square-foot oceanfront terrace, expanded Ritz Kids and Ritz Teens programs,...

Luxury Travel Magazine Reveals Luxury Travel Trends for 2007

Luxury Travel is a booming business in the 21st Century with substantial expansion by high-end hoteliers venturing into the world's most exotic locations. 'The Luxury Travel Magazine website allows us to identify the latest trends and hottest destinations,' says Christine Gray, Editor of Luxury Travel Magazine. Luxury travelers are seeking rare and authentic experiences, privacy and exclusivity in their accommodations and extraordinary service and cuisine. They are traveling in pursuit of knowledge, interacting with foreign cultures, acquiring new skills, and also for wellness and quiet relaxation. As demand escalates for travel with a rare and authentic experience built in, luxurious...

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