Spa News Stories

MARRIOTT TO EXPAND SPA PORTFOLIO

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND ITS SPA PORTFOLIO, ELIMINATE SPA MYSTIQUE AND UNCERTAINTY NEW YORK - July 18,2001 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced plans today to significantly expand its portfolio of world-class spas and to create new standards that help eliminate the perceived barriers, mystique and uncertainty that preclude many consumers from experiencing the benefits and sheer joy of visiting a spa. Marriott International, which currently has 21 world-class spas in nine countries, will double its offering of spas over the next three years. 'We have a great opportunity to create a new model for the global spa...

HYATT RESORTS FOCUSES ON SPAS

Hyatt Resort Group to Launch Multi-Million Dollar Spa Division (Summer 2001) -Investing millions in spa development, Hyatt Resorts is the first upscale resort chain to commit significant resources to one of the fastest growing trends in travel -the development of full-service amenity spas. In just two years Spa Hyatt has opened six new spas with an additional five planned in the next year. A new Spa Hyatt web site ( www.spahyatt.com ) has been launched to give visitors a virtual tour of all of the spas featuring treatment/service menus, spa merchandise and contact information. There are currently 20 spas in...

LPG USA CONTRACTS WITH PRESTON WYNNE SUCCESS SYSTEMS

LPG USA, manufacturer of Endermologie body contouring, and Cosmecanique facial toning technologies has selected Preston Wynne Success Systems to provide business consulting services for purchasers of its state-of-the art equipment. 'We are very pleased have Preston Wynne join our team!', reports Thierry Philippe, president of LPG USA. 'Our company understands that spa owners and technicians need business help along with breakthrough technology to be successful today. LPG wants to provide its customers with the best of both of these advantages.' The Preston Wynne Fast-Track Business Success program offered through LPG provides from 2 to 6 hours of cutting-edge business management...

Popularity of Alternative Medicine Increasing in Britain

LONDON (Aug. 23)- The number of people using complementary and alternative medicines in Britain has doubled over the past six years, with herbal medicine and acupuncture becoming increasingly popular, according to a survey published by the BBC Monday. The poll of 1,200 people found that one in five Britons was now opting for such therapies, spending almost 15 pounds a month on average. The poll also showed that 78 percent of those surveyed believe alternative or complementary health treatments will become increasingly popular. The results showed that 21 percent have used a complementary medicine or therapy in the last year,...

SPATRADE EXPERT LISA STARR TO GIVE SEMINAR IN HONG KONG

FREDERIQUE HOLISTIC HEALTH AND BEAUTY GROUP AND PRESTON WYNNE SUCCESS SYSTEMS TO PRESENT SPA DIRECTOR'S SEMINAR IN HONG KONG Frederique Holistic Health and Beauty Group, Asia's pioneering spa business and education organization, is bringing the premier US spa management seminar to Hong Kong (dates) November 18-21 2001. "We're very excited to welcome Preston Wynne Success Systems to Asia," says Frederique Deleage, founder and managing director. Her group operates a prestigious day spa, an internationally accredited beauty therapy school, a supplies company and a spa consultancy. The joint venture with the American spa consultancy illustrates the truly global reach of the...

Canyon Ranch Transitions To Computrition's Hospitality Suite Software

Canyon Ranch Health Resort, with properties in Tucson, Ariz., and Lenox, Mass., reports its continued success with the use of Computrition software at both resort properties. Customers of Computrition since 1995, Canyon Ranch began the transition from DOS format to the Windows(R) Hospitality Suite(R) software last year. According to Canyon Ranch's food development manager, Marilyn Majchrzak, Computrition is 'truly a truck-to-table program for a foodservice operation. It provides completely accurate nutrition analysis, the ability to add a personal nutrition database, recipe formats that are flexible and easy to read, and quick and accurate menu costing.' Headquartered in Chatsworth, Calif., Computrition,...

PRESTON WYNNE PARTNERS WITH SPATRADE TO DEVELOP E-COMMERCE SITE

Saratoga, California Preston Wynne, Inc has chosen SpaTrade to develop an extensive Internet presence for the company. The web site will service both business professionals and spa clients, and will integrate state-of-the-art online booking and eCommerce. 'Our organizations share a focus on the client's experience-in the spa and on the web,' says Peggy Wynne Borgman, Spa Director of Preston Wynne Day Spa and Director of Education for Preston Wynne Success Systems. 'We want to make it easy to do business with us, whether you are visiting the spa, taking one of our courses, or buying our products. We want to...

SPACIFICALLY 2001 FOCUSES ON BOTTOM LINE

The second annual Spacifically Conference and Exposition for Spa, Resort and Hotel Executives takes place September 11-13. The show features nearly 200 exhibit booths and more than 45 seminars will be offered on subjects ranging from the very latest in consumer trends, how to create and manage balance sheets, how to find new customers, public relations, marketing, insurance, financing and design, building and cost-saving techniques. "We anticipate a crowd of 3,000 spa industry executives, doubling the size of the show from the previous year," says Spacifically Vice President and Show Director Karen Crawford. "This is a show for any executive...

SPA "GURUS" JOIN SPATRADE ASK THE EXPERTS

SpaTrade has added three new spa authorities to their 'Ask the Experts': Lisa Starr from East Coast Spa Services, spa veteran Judy Nixon Joseph, and Aimee De Marco, operations manager from Greenhouse Spas. 'These spa experts add to our credibility as THE spa management and operations authority on the Internet.' says SpaTrade's Editorial Director Nancy Griffin. 'Our last site poll shows that 42% of SpaTrade visitors want more content in the area of spa development, managemenet, and operations, Ask The Experts is the most frequented area of our site; We have a phenomenal 'brain-trust' to tap into.' Starr, Josheph, and...

Safety and The Spa: Part III: Pool Sanitation

The issue of water sanitation will become an increasingly hot issue with spa directors. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that outbreaks of disease connected with swimming pools are on the rise. Spa tubs can be even more dangerous than pools, (the high water temperature of hot tubs causes chlorine to evaporate faster.) Each individual state identifies bodies of water using its own classification system. For example, the state of New Mexico classifies three types of pools: A 'Class A pool' is a public swimming pool, admission to which may be gained by the general...

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