Spa News Stories

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...

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...

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