Spa News Stories

RESORT SPAS RESTRICT DAY USAGE

Resort spas count on supplementing their overnight business with day guests. However, they may be suffering from "too much of a good thing." Industry studies indicate that some resorts have become so overrun with local drop-ins that they risk alienating overnight guests. A recent survey by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand revealed that among spa-goers leading dislikes was, "Upon arrival, finding the spa fully booked with locals." The Wall Street Journal, in a recent article entitled "At Resort Spas, It's Not Your Day, reports that day guests are facing extra fees and minimum expenditures of time and...

CYNOSURE OFFERS FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA

Cynosure, Inc., a leading developer of medical and aesthetic lasers and light-based systems sponsors a series of educational technology workshops for physicians and others interested in providing non-invasive, aesthetic procedures to remove hair, treat vascular lesions, and rejuvenate skin. Hosted throughout the world, Cynosure workshops cover topics that include laser physics and safety, aesthetic treatment capabilities, to business and marketing strategies. Those curious about introducing lasers to their clinic or spa benefit immensely from attending a workshop as they also learn about turn key solutions to starting a profitable practice. "With so many light-based systems available it's easy to get...

COYLE HOSPITALITY SURVEY FINDS QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVIDER AND CLEANLINESS KEYS TO SPAGOER SATISFACTION

Coyle Hospitality Group has released the results of their 2005 Spa Industry Survey. In an effort to measure spa performance, Coyle Hospitality Group surveyed 2969 people, representing consumers throughout the United States. The survey covered a variety of service related issues from how many treatments are booked per visit and key enjoyment/disappointment factors, to treatments requested and where spa products are purchased. The survey participators were mostly female (2672) between 18 and 61+ years of age, with the majority of respondents in the 23-30 (613), 30-40 (999), and 40-50 (742) age categories. The average amount those surveyed said they spent...

L'OREAL TO ACQUIRE SKINCEUTICALS

L'Oréal, the world's largest beauty company, has signed an agreement to acquire SkinCeuticals, a professional skin care company. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, SkinCeuticals, a privately held company, is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the professional premium skin care market in the U.S. Through a strong and specialized distribution network, the company sells to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and high end spas. SkinCeuticals sales in 2004 amounted to 35$M. "The acquisition of SkinCeuticals allows L'Oréal to strengthen its position in high-performance professional skin care," said Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman and CEO of L'Oréal. "This market,...

FRAMING NEARS COMPLETION AT RANCHO VALENCIA RESORT'S NEW RESIDENTIAL VILLAS

New 10,000 Square-Foot Spa and Fitness Center Well Under Way Twelve large, luxury vacation homes that will comprise the Villas at Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. have begun to take shape. Framing on the Villas is nearing completion and time is running out for prospective buyers to reserve their interest in Rancho Valencia Resort's new private residence club offering. The Villas at Rancho Valencia offer a total of 96 shared ownership interests. The current price per share is $455,000, a fraction of the cost most people pay to live in Rancho Santa Fe, or own vacation homes...

WORLD'S BEST SPAS NAMED IN SPA FINDER READERS' CHOICE AWARDS POLL

Spa Finder, Inc., the global spa resource, announced its 2005 annual Readers' Choice 'Crystal Awards' at the Turning Point Spa Industry Conference, a gathering of global spa leaders held at the Sentosa Resort & Spa in Singapore. Spa Finder, Inc. CEO and Chairman Pete Ellis presented awards to the world's best spas, by continent, as determined by visitors to Spafinder.com and readers of Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, which together attract a media audience of millions of spa consumers annually. Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards were also announced for readers' favorite spas by country or region. According to Ellis, the winning spas...

SURVEY SHOWS STRESS REDUCTION, RELAXATION AMONG TOP PREFERENCES OF SPA GUESTS

Stress reduction and relaxation are the primary reasons guests will visit a spa, according to a recent survey by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand, a collection of more than 320 independently owned hotels in 50 countries. Guests typically book at least one treatment during every weekend stay and three during a weeklong stay, revealed the survey, which polled more than 1,000 frequent travelers and regular spa-goers in up to 20 countries. More than one-third (36%) of survey participants indicated they spend more in hotels on spa therapies than they do on fine dining and wines. Along with...

NEW SPA CONSUMER SURVEY RESULTS BY INTELLIGENT SPAS

Singapore, 30th August 2005 — The latest spa industry publication released by Intelligent Spas ( www.IntelligentSpas.com ) exposes key differences between female and male spa consumers relating to historical behaviours, current expectations and preferences, and predicted future practices relating to spa visits. Key findings from this unique research included: • 49% of females compared to 65% of males stated their last visit to a spa was for relaxation. • 60% of females encountered some disappointment during recent spa visits. • When taking a spa treatment, 54% of males preferred to be naked. • 78% of females and 63% of males...

NEW PRODUCT FROM SPA TECHNOLGIES FEATURES PATENT-PENDING OXYGEN DELIVERY SYSTEM

Oxygenated Recovery Complex by Spa Technologies is one of our favorite new products. At $180 a pop—this product is flying off the shelves at top spas such as the Spa at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. The results-oriented serum is 100% active and free of additives and preservatives. The scent-free formula gently exfoliates, stimulates collagen, and regenerates cells. Oxygenated Recovery Complex contains three layers of oil, water, and oxygen. On the bottom layer is Liquid Oxygen, in the middle are water-soluble algae, plankton, and white tea, and on the top pure Vitamin C esters which acts like essential fatty acids...

SAUDI ARABIA TO PROMOTE CZECH SPA MEDICINE

Following an invitation from Saudi Health Minister Hamad Al-Manie, Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic are expected to sign a agreement to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the health sector. The memorandum of understanding proposed by Saudi Arabia would allow more Saudi students to enter the world-class Czech medical schools. The agreement will also open up job opportunities for Czech medical professionals in Saudi Arabia. According to deputy head of the Czech Mission Tomas Strnad, the interest in the partnership is due to an increasing number of Saudis visiting the Czech Republic, mainly because of its spas...

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