Spa News Stories

SPATRADE AND FEEDBACK RESEARCH FORM ALLIANCE

Feed-back.com's Briefings Reports Reach Expanded Audiences Through Spa Trade June 3rd, 2004 (Jacksonville, Oregon): Since November 2003, Briefings reports from Feedback Research Services (Feed-back.com) have provided affordable market overviews for health care and spa industry participants. The series began with Medical Spa & Specialty Hospital Markets, a preliminary analysis of annual revenues and growth rates for physician-owned and operated facilities. A second report, Fitness & Lifestyle Product Markets, focuses on consumer demand for body analysis, heart rate, and pedometer equipment. Customers enthusiastically acknowledge the value of Briefings reports as business planning tools, especially for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. A distribution...

SANIJET HOSTS FIRST-EVER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON BATHING

Pipeless TM hydrotherapy bath technology company brings leading spa authorities together for networking, brainstorming, hiking, and fun! May 17, 2004 (St. George, Utah): Dallas-based SANIJET Corporation made spa history when it gathered top spa directors from around the country at Red Mountain Spa to discuss the opportunities and challenges of bathing in a spa environment. The majestic high desert of Utah provided the perfect setting for networking and brainstorming, as attendees shared the intimate destination spa experience. "SANIJET knows how to manufacture safe and sustainable whirlpool baths better than any company, yet before launching fully into the spa market felt...

People & Places

Who's who Marketing Solutions Promotions Melissa Derecola and Christopher Kahn. Public relations firm Marketing Solutions (Fairfax, VA) has announced two promotions: Melissa Derecola was promoted to creative director and Christopher Kahn was promoted to marketing director. Derecola's and Kahn's new positions were developed to enhance positive support for Marketing Solutions teamwork, client support programs, and new growth through their responsibilities as management team leaders. Both were promoted from positions as marketing coordinators and account liaisons. Derecola has been with Marketing Solutions since 2001, Kahn since 2002. Yon-Ka Paris Announces New Media Relations Director Ido Kadman Ido Kadman was recently named...

LES NOUVELLES ESTHETIQUES GOING GREEN

Skin care isn't just about taking care of the body, it starts with taking care of all that surrounds the body, including the environment. That's why Les Nouvelles Esthétiques is "going green." The magazine's Dallas-based printing company, Motheral, uses soy ink in its printing. In addition, all used press plates, as well as unused paper and ink, are recycled. In their Coral Gables, FL, office, LNE employees use recycled paper products for the bathroom and lunchroom. They also reuse paper and limit paper usage by keeping files electronic and sending e-mails rather than snail mail, when possible. The in-house printer...

SPA MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR SPA, HOTEL AND RESORT EXECUTIVES

Professional Development Training held at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas HENDERSON, NV — Resources & Development, the hospitality full service spa and hotel management consulting company, is offering an intensive four-day Spa Management Seminar designed to address the specific needs of spa hospitality professionals. The Spa Management Seminar is an intimate program and is specifically designed for spa executives, directors, managers, hotel executives, controllers, general managers and spa owners. The program will cover the following objectives: • Budgeting • Analyzing P&Ls • Negotiating with a sales and marketing team • Training techniques • Motivating staff • Yield management • Maximizing...

NEW STUDY SHOWS AMERICANS' USE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE GROWING

The results are in from the largest US study on non-conventional medicine ever performed--Americans' use of complimentary and alternative medicine is growing strong. According to the government survey of 31,000 people, more than a third of American adults used some form of alternative medicine in 2002. If prayer is included, about 62% of American adults used some form of alternative medicine. Richard Nahin of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, told the Associated Press: 'Many conditions are not easily treated with conventional medicine. It may be the public is turning to...

HOTEL INDUSTRY BOUNCING BACK

Profits in the hotels industry in the United States will realize a 14.3-percent increase this year over last year, according to a forecast released Tuesday by the hotel advisory firm, PKF Consulting. The increased profitability is based on a projected revenue increase of 7.6 percent this year over 2003, forecasted by PKF this spring. Although this improvement marks the first glimpse of hope in what has been a dismal few years for the hotel industry, industry profits still are off 36.2 percent since the flush times of 2000. PKF's annual Trends in the Hotel Industry, reported that, in 2003, hotel...

SPA FINDER LAUNCHES NEW MEDICAL SPA PORTAL

Spa Finder, the spa industry's largest marketing and media company, has launched a new section of their website dedicated to educating consumers about medical spas. The new medical spa portal teaches consumers about the wide-ranging services and procedures offered by medical spas worldwide, while sorting the properties by type to help them to find the ideal medical spa for their unique goals. The new portal's consumer resources include: a glossary of medical spa procedures, search engines that allow visitors to locate medical spas by region or by treatments offered, expert medical spa articles, and links to credential databases and other...

CANYON RANCH LIVING UNVEILED IN MIAMI BEACH

Canyon Ranch introduced its first healthy living residential community: Canyon Ranch Living, a seven-acre oceanfront property featuring 151 condo-hotel suites and 467 condominium residences. A 60,000-square-foot Spa & Fitness Center is planned for Canyon Ranch Living. "Canyon Ranch Living is the natural evolution of the Canyon Ranch experience," said Zuckerman. "The project is the fulfillment of Canyon Ranch's longtime mission of providing a community where residents can embrace the joy of healthy living." Canyon Ranch Living follows a pattern towards upscale timeshare development. In the past few years, a number of upscale hotel companies, including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts,...

COSMETICS PIONEER ESTEE LAUNDER DIES AT AGE 97

Estée Lauder, purveyor "jars of hope", died on April 24th at her home in Manhattan. She was 97. 'The pursuit of beauty is honorable,' Mrs. Lauder used to say. Lauder, the of the Estee Lauder's founding chairwoman built an empire with 21,500 employees and an estimated worth of about $10 billion. Its products are sold in more than 130 countries across five continents. Estée Lauder Companies was not formally established until 1946, but its roots go back to the 1920's. In all, Lauder marketed some 2,000 individual shades and items produced by five Lauder companies: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives...

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