Spa News Stories

Gene Juarez Sold to Local Private Equity Firm; Janet Denyer Appointed CEO

Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, the Pacific Northwest's fashion and beauty icon, today announced the sale of the company to Evergreen Pacific Partners (EPP), a $275 million buyout fund. It also announced that Janet Denyer, a veteran of the salon & spa industries, will join the company as Chief Executive Officer. As a result, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas will expand the number and variety of services and products it offers its current customers, upgrade a number of existing salons and spas and increase the number of locations throughout the Puget Sound Region. Founder Gene Juarez opened his first salon...

Starwood Moves From "Selling Beds To Selling Experiences"

Steven J. Heyer, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide , has unveiled an all-new brand positioning strategy to make the comapny's eight hotel chain's into cult brands. "Starwood's brands must be ideas and feelings attached to rooms, but not just words...we've moved from selling boxes and beds to selling experiences," said Heyer at a recent New York media event. In the past year, Starwood purchased the luxury hotel brand Le Meridien and launched aloft , a concept developed by the W design team. Starwood's proposed growth strategy is to move from the current 850 properties in 95 countries, to...

LPG ONE Joins SpaTrade as Corporate Partner

SpaTrade welcomes LPG One as our new corporate partner. LPG One is the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of Endermologie®, a non-invasive anti-cellulite technology used in hundreds of spas and medical offices worldwide. The treatment is available in 95 countries, with over 100,000 treatments given by professionals daily. Over 85 clinical studies have proven its efficacy, granting LPG unanimous FDA approval to make the first ever claims for cellulite reduction and body contouring. 'SpaTrade is pleased to be working with a company that has contributed so much to the growth and success of the spa industry, says SpaTrade's CEO Nancy Griffin...

Scrip To Sponsor Royal Treatment Workshop In The Wine Country

Scrip Massage & Spa will sponsor The Royal Treatment spa therapist workshop September 25-26 in beautiful Sonoma County, California. Steve Capellini, principal of The Royal Treatment and a celebrated author and educator, will be hosting the event. Capellini has been offering seminars to massage therapists, estheticians and spa entrepreneurs for fifteen years, and this year he decided to make the experience more immersive. "Why not have a spa seminar in the heart of the U.S. spa country?" he said. Spa country, in this case, turns out to be wine country, too, a pleasant combination for Capellini. Capellini and his wife,...

Experts Discuss Future Of Luxury Travel

A recent roundtable with senior management of the six Luxury Alliance member companies examined trends in the luxury travel market. In attendance were Paul McManus, President & CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., Marshall Calder, Senior VP, Marketing, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, Directeur Genéral, CEO, Relais & Chateaux, Alistair Ballantine, Director of Sales and Marketing — The Americas, Orient-Express Trains & Cruises, Albert Peter, CEO, Silversea Cruises, Bill Smith, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Crystal Cruises, and Dennis Pinto, Managing Director, Micato Safaris, an Adventure Collection company. Here are some highlights from this...

Florida Bill Limiting Satellite Offices & Medical Spa Procedures Passes

Last week Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida signed into law a bill to limit the number of satellite offices certain physicians can have and what type of procedures they can do in them. Starting July 1, the law restricts the number of satellite offices for primary care physicians to four. For specialists, excluding dermatologists, the limit will become two. For dermatologists and offices with aesthetic skin care services, the restriction will initially be two satellite offices no more than 25 miles apart in the same county or 75 miles apart in contiguous counties. As of July 1, 2011, dermatologists could...

First Beer Spa Opens In Czech Republic

The Czech town of Chodova Plana has opened the world's first beer spa, with the drink being marketed as the cure for a range of ailments. More than 1,000 'patients' have taken the beer kur in three months since the Pivovar Chovar clinic opened. The spa's feature guests a bath in a spa tub of the locally brewed speciality dark lager. The treatment consists of soaking for 20 minutes in a lukewarm solution of the beer, which is about 2% alcohol - any stronger and the bather would become intoxicated by the fumes - and contains crushed herbs. The beer...

UC Irvine Extension Offers Spa And Hospitality Management Internship Course

Course Provides Practical, On-the-Job Experience in Today's Booming Spa Industry UC Irvine Extension presents "Internship in Spa and Hospitality Management" course. The course provides practical, on-the-job experience and behind-the-scenes looks at the exploding spa industry. The internship course is a valuable element to the "Spa and Hospitality Management" certificate program and a key component in fast-tracking one's career in the marketplace. Students are placed with a spa or resort facility and have the opportunity to participate and learn directly from such job functions as marketing, client communications, customer service, finance and the overall process of providing spa and hospitality services...

Feed-Back.com's New Analysis of Medical Spa Markets Tracks Profitable Procedures, Laser Equipment, Retail Sales, And More

The latest report from Feed-back.com comprehensively examines the fast-growing U.S. and Canadian medical spa markets. Many who participate in this market struggle to differentiate their facilities from laser centers and strive to educate the public about their services. If consumers and the media are confused about what constitutes a medical spa, it's understandable: Many types of facilities perform aesthetic/cosmetic procedures. Typically, a medical spa is defined as a facility in which licensed health care professionals provide medical and/or wellness services in a spa-like setting. Other criteria may also be required on a state-by-state basis. Ideally, medical spas appeal to the...

Spotlight On Holistic Fitness At Spa Montage

Innovative Series of 60-minute Classes Adds Cultural and Personal Growth Components to Enhance Wellbeing Laguna Beach, CA, Spa Montage has introduced a new series of 60-minute wellness classes that adds an intriguing mix of cultural and personal growth elements to more traditional fat- and calorie-burning exercises. WHAT: Each quarter, a new group of wellness classes, selected from among dance, martial arts, mind-body or cardio/strength-training, is added to the rotating array of fitness options at Spa Montage. WHY: Spa Montage is dedicated to helping each guest achieve optimum wellbeing and vitality. Offering holistic wellness classes that engage the mind with different...

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