Spa News Stories

AROMA NATURALS, INC. DEFEATS KEY MOTIONS FILED BY OUR SECRET, LTD.

AROMA NATURALS, INC. DEFEATS KEY MOTIONS FILED BY OUR SECRET, LTD. CASE ALLEGING FALSE ADVERTISING AND FRAUDULENT BUSINESS PRACTICES IN LABELING OF NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC AROMATHERAPY CANDLES WILL GO TO TRIAL Irvine, CA (August 17, 2001) - United States District Court Judge Gary Taylor denied on August 9, 2001 the motion for summary judgment by Our Secret, Ltd. and its owner and CEO, Matt Walsh. The Judge determined that there is evidence from which a jury may hold Walsh personal liability for knowingly participating in and authorizing false advertising. Walsh and Our Secret, Ltd. were named as co-defendants in a...

STEINER LEADER IN WORLDWIDE SPA MARKET

Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq: STNR) has been on a buying spree that will forever changed the landscape of the spa industry. The company--best known for providing spa services on cruise ships--has acquired over 70 resort and day spas, making it the largest spa services company in the world. In the past few months, Steiner has inked deals with The Greenhouse, Mandara Spas, and the C-Spa Day Spa Group. In a recent press release, Steiner's President and Chief Executive Officer Leonard Fluxman, stated that this consolidation will 'substantially strengthen Steiner's ability to execute its land-based day spa strategy.' In April of...

ClubMarket.com to become FitCommerce.com

A rose by any other name . . . As the new economy rolls out to the fitness industry, it's not just about health clubs anymore. The impact of wellness centers and mind/body studios as well as the Internet is changing the whole landscape, so the brand must adapt. ClubMarket.com has announced that beginning September 1, 2001, it will be formally changing its name to FitCommerce.com in a move to create a brand that is more befitting to the changing landscape of the industry. Except for the name change, the ownership structure and business concept of the company remains exactly...

SPACIFICALLY 2001 WILL FOCUS ON KEY TRENDS AND MARKET CHANGES

In 1999 a visitor to a spa was most probably a woman. She might have had a facial, a massage, an herbal wrap, a manicure and a pedicure, taken a yoga class and sipped bottled water. At that time, the U.S. spa market was a $5 billion business. Two short years later in 2001, the number of spas in the U.S. has grown from 5,700 to about 7,000 and the industry is projected to surpass $11 billion in 2001. Today's day spa visitor might be a man or a woman sipping anti-oxidant teas handpicked by a tea sommelier, and taking...

IN 2001, U.S. HOTELS STRUGGLE TO MATCH 2000 PROFITABILITY

Atlanta, GA, July 9, 2001 - The Hospitality Research Group (HRG), the research affiliate of PKF Consulting, finds that the average U.S. hotel posted a very healthy 10.1 percent increase in profits in 2000. However, given the current slowdown in the lodging industry, it is estimated that the average U.S. hotel will be less profitable in 2001. The 2000 results are based on the firm's recently completed Trends in the Hotel Industry survey, an annual review of U.S. hotel operations conducted by HRG and its affiliate, PKF Consulting, since 1935. 'The 10.1 percent growth in profits achieved in 2000 is...

HydroCo Australia Announces Major US Presence

Rolling Hills, Calif. HydroCo Australia announces the launch of a major corporate presence in the USA through HydroCo USA. HydroCo is a world leader in the manufacturing of professional hydrotherapy systems. HydroCo USA will support the US market from it's Los Angeles offices, which will feature an education/training centre, customer service and support centre and warehouse. David Andrews, General Manager of HydroCo USA, will head-up the team. In charge of training will be Education Manager for North America, Erin McGowan. 'Our primary goal is to continue to provide our clients with the finest quality Hydrotherapy Equipment in the world,' says...

SpaTrade and ClubMarket Form Partnership

For immediate release: Petaluma, Calif., and Boston, Mass., Nancy Griffin, president of eO2 Corporation, and Al Valente, president of ClubMarket, Inc., today announced that the two companies are forming a strategic partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to leverage the domain expertise of eO2's web site SpaTrade.com-the spa industry's leading business-to-business online community-and ClubMarket.com--the leading business-to-business (B2B) online marketplace for the health, fitness, racquet, sports, and golf club industries. 'Our organizations are philosophically aligned,' says Nancy Griffin, 'Like SpaTrade, whose tag line is 'let's get down to business,' ClubMarket has is committed to the business of business.' In addition...

SYLVIA SEPIELLI TO OPERATE MAUNA LANI'S NEW HAWAIIAN-INSPIRED SPA

KOHALA COAST, Big Island of Hawaii (July 9, 2001) - Mauna Lani Resort's new Hawaiian-inspired indoor/outdoor spa debuted July 1, 2001 under the direction of Sylvia Planning And design (SPAd). Considered one of Hawaii's most unique, Mauna Lani Spa features an outdoor lava rock sauna, lapa'au (healing) garden, relaxation pavilion, and fragrant herb garden. Mauna Lani's is the first spa in the U.S. to be designed and operated by SPAd. Mauna Lani, recognized for offering a unique 'sense of place' with its ancient Hawaiian fishponds, petroglyph fields and Hawaiian preservation sites, selected Sepielli to design the spa because of her...

Klinikzentrum Bad Sulza Introduces New Therapy

Bad Sulza, Germany Klinikzentrum Bad Sulza Introduces Clinic for Colon Clean System TM All day long the stomach tells your head stories Ask a person where feelings and health, emotion and intuition, well-being and suffering can best be found and you will find that, regardless of origin or culture, they point to the centre of their body. Indeed, new scientific investigations call the intestine the 'second brain'. Neurogastroenterologists have discovered that the intestine can be understood more or less as an image of the brain; cell types, receptors, agents are the same. It is a self-sufficient system, which functions without...

Home Spa Trend Here To Stay

Some spa-goers and many potential spa-goers are opting to stay home rather than venture to the spa for treatments. Spas must count among their competition their own clients, who may opt to buy products and take the spa experience home with them. The down-turned economy, concern for sanitation, and the proliferation of professional quality 'home' spa products are just some of the reasons this trend is here to stay. In addition, many feel a loss of intimacy in many of the mega-spas. This feeling leads to intimidation and the need to seek comfort and safety in the familiar. The 'know-how'...

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