Spa News Stories

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...

PRIVATE EQUITY COMPANY ACQUIRES MEDICAL SPA CHAIN OUT OF BANCRUPTCY

Goldin Capital Management, L.P., a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired the assets of Skin Nuvo International, LLC, in a $15 million bankruptcy auction. The new company, re-branded as 'Lumity(TM),' includes a chain of 37 medical spas in the Western U.S., with prime locations in regional malls and shopping centers in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Lawrence J. Krule, a managing director of Goldin Capital Management, states: 'Once we complete the restructuring of the company's financial and operational infrastructure, Lumity will be well-positioned for excellent financial performance over the long term.' According to Krule, the new company will support...

CATERING TO THE 'NEW LUXURY' CONSUMER

Today consumers everywhere at every income level want more luxury and are willing to pay for it. "Luxury is no longer something 'out there,' restricted by income levels, personal wealth, or spending budgets," say luxury expert Pamela Danziger in her latest book, Let Them Eat Cake: Marketing Luxury to the Masses—as Well as the Classes . (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2005)."It's an experience everyone wants and believes they deserve." The one dominant definition of luxury among all the luxury consumers and luxury company executives researched by Danziger is "that which no body needs but desires." The word luxury comes from the...

SPATRADE'S SALES WITH SOUL WEBINAR RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS FROM ATTENDEES

Over 300 SpaTrade members registered for Holly Stiel and Peggy Wynne Borgman's webinar Sales With Soul . Comments from attendees were a good indication that web-based seminars will become increasingly popular. Kim Boss, brand specialist for Universal Companies wrote in: "Holly and Peggy were fantastic! The Power Point slides really put this webinar head and shoulders above other teleconferences I have attended in the past." Another attendee commented: "The webinar was great! I have been present at a couple of Peggy's live presentations and this was just like being there! Great information, very insightful." The first of a two-part series,...

SUNDARA INN & SPA RECEIVES SPAEXCELLENCE(SM) CERTIFICATION FROM SPAQUALITY LLC

Sundara Inn & Spa, a luxury destination spa located in Wisconsin, is the first spa in the world to achieve certification in The International Standards of SpaExcellenceSM from SpaQuality LLC. SpaQuality LLC is an independent observer of the spa industry and offers certification upon reaching rigorous criteria in several categories. 'This was thrilling news, given how diligently we've worked since opening our doors two years ago to create a culture of excellence, without compromise, in all we do,' said Kelli Trumble, CEO of Sundara Inn & Spa. 'All the insights from the SpaQuality program are already being put into play...

ISPA MEDIA EVENT FEATURES ELABORATE SPA EXPERIENCES

More than 170 top journalists attended ISPA's Media Event July 28th event at the Sheraton Towers in New York City. Twenty-two different hotel companies and individual spas wowed attendees with their newest products, treatments, and facility developments. This year, less vendors were featured, and more spas got more creative with branded treatments, private label products, and elaborate experiences that replicated the spa environment. Here's a taste of what happened inside this exclusive event: Exhale Spa in New York City featured an "Acu-lift Facial" treatment using acupuncture needles strategically placed to yield immediate results. One magazine editor swore her chin was...

INTERNET BEST WAY TO MARKET BUSINESS TO BUSINESS

The Internet is the best way for advertisers to market to business decision-makers, according to a recent poll. A survey of nearly 1,000 people by Minnesota Opinion Research found 60% agreeing the Web was persuasive. Fifty percent said it influenced them to make a purchase. 'Business decision-makers have told us that the Web is the best place to reach them,' said Chris Schroeder, CEO of Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive. 'Most importantly, they've made it clear that what they're seeing on the Web is leading directly to purchases.' Fifty percent said the Internet influenced them to make a purchase. 'Business decision-makers have...

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