Spa News Stories

NEW LOCATION & DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPACIFICALLY 2002

The national conference and exposition moves to Atlanta, a vigorous east coast spa marketplace EXHIBITORS & ATTENDEES ARE ENTHUSIASTIC New York, NY ­ Spacifically, The Conference & Exposition for Spa, Resort & Hotel Executives, will take place October 6, 7 and 8, 2002 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 'Our research shows that Atlanta is just about as hot a spa market as there is,' said Karen Crawford, vice president and show director of the national business event, now in its third successful year. 'There are literally thousands of spas located in and around Atlanta, or just...

CHAINS CONTINUE SPA EXPANSION DESPITE RECESSION

Despite terrorist threats and a sluggish economy, major hospitality chains are continuing to expand into the spa business. Hyatt Resorts continues to build their multi-million-dollar spa division. Hyatt has maintained their commitment to having 20 luxury facilities up and running by early 2002. New spa locations include Bonita Springs, FL (near Naples) and Lake Tahoe, NV. Other sites are said to be the works for San Antonio, TX as well as along Maryland's eastern shore, according to Hyatt Vice President Victor Lopez. Hyatt Resorts has a new website ( www.spahyatt.com ) dedicated to the spa experience. The site currently offers...

NEW LIFE SYSTEMS 2001 HOLIDAY CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE.

New Life Systems has hundred's of new products in an easy to read format in their new catalog and eCommerce web site www.newlifesystems.com Minnetonka, Minn. —Launched in 1990, New Life Systems is now one of the biggest in the business, with a vast array of products from massage tables and aesthetic equipment to their own line of top quality massage and body products, Lotus Touch. In addition to the unlikely location and circumstances surrounding the genesis of New Life Systems, a unique, multi-faceted, approach to the spa business helped Share to grow the company from nothing to millions in sales...

SPACIFICALLY CARRIES ON DESPITE ATTACK ON AMERICA

Disneyland, September 11th. The inaugral morning of Spacifically 2001 turned into a life-changing morning for every American. Yet despite the shock and grief, the Spacifically team, headed by Karen Crawford, made sure the show went on. With a fraction of anticipated speakers and attendees (some were caught en-route, others actually turned away from a closed Disneyland) every participant pulled together to make the best of a horrific situation. Present speakers filled in for absent speakers, and even attendees created impromptu seminars. The theme of the conference centered on Spacifically's goal to 'define an industry in transition and help it grow.'...

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DEVASTATED IN WAKE OF TERRORISM

The entire hospitality industry has taken a huge hit as a result of Sepember 11th. Below we report on the various segments of the travel and hospitality industry, ending with some predictions on the fate of the spa industry: Airlines The government is providing $15 billion in compensation for losses stemming from a two-day aviation shutdown after the attacks and the decline in business since service was restored. 'The airlines could give tickets away and people won't get aboard because of the fear,' said Michael Wascom of the Air Transport Association. 'Restoring passenger confidence in the security of the system...

PRESTON WYNNE TREND UPDATE

In the wake of September 11, a lot of spa businesses who have positioned themselves as luxurious pamper palaces are finding their appointment books a little empty. It's time to realign our message with profound, serious stress relief, emotional balancing and results-oriented therapies. Buh-bye, chocolate milk baths. Hello, hypnotherapy. Here are some ideas for making spas more relevant to the 'new' spa consumer. ? Babysitting services, even once a week, to attract stay at home moms to the spa in the slowest hours. ? In-home parties featuring spa products and small equipment, like heated booties, neck pillows, etc. Inspired by...

MASSAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM DEPLOYED TO WTC

MASSAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM is traveling to locations of recent devastation The M.E.R.T. (Massage Emergency Response Team), in cooperation with the American Red Cross, is deploying to aid and support the vast armies of emergency personnel on the streets of New York and Washington D.C. The M.E.R.T. teams travel to disaster areas to help restore the bodies and spirits of the emergency response personnel. The MERT participates with other agencies such as the American Red Cross, FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard. Victims receive tremendous aid, but the rescue teams themselves receive very little support...

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...

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