Spa News Stories

WTS International Wins Management Contract for Spa Evangeline at The Epicurean Hotel

The Epicurean Hotel (Tampa, FL) has become the first U.S. property to join the Autograph Collection of Marriott International .
 WTS International (WTS), a global spa consultancy and contract operator, was involved with the creation of the hotel’s Spa Evangeline , developing the concept for the spa. “We worked with the Epicurean on design and then went on to support the opening,” says Susie Hammer, vice president of spa operations at WTS. “This included the development of marketing materials, the menu, and other collateral, as well as the hiring and training of staff. Today, we continue our involvement by providing...

Massage Heights Announces New Chairman of the Board of Managers

Massage Heights , a family-owned wellness franchise, announced the appointment of David Humphrey, a franchise industry consultant and the former CEO of Massage Envy Spa , as chairman of the board of managers. Humphrey will help guide the growth of Massage Heights as it expands its service offerings throughout the U.S. and Canada while also preparing for a wider international rollout. Through his investment and advisory services firm, DTH Capital Ventures , Humphrey has consulted with a wide variety of franchise companies, and worked closely with several private equity firms that invest in the franchise industry. “I know what it...

La Quinta Resort & Club Introduces New Menu and Seasonal Packages

La Quinta Resort & Club (Santa Rosa Mountains, CA), A Waldorf Astoria Resort is celebrating the new season with the introduction of a custom-product line from Salt of the Earth , a summer and fall refreshed spa menu, and a seasonal spa getaway package sporting accommodations and state-of-the-art treatment options. Some of the new treatments at Spa La Quinta include La Quinta Signature Citrus Smash ($230, 75 minutes), a custom-blended scrub featuring Salt of the Earth products, combining grapefruit, orange blossom essential oils and mineral components, and tangerine, followed by a Vichy shower and full-body massage with Salt of the...

Performance Health Acquires Thera °Pearl

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of TheraBand , Biofreeze , Perform , Cramer , Bon Vital' , and Hygenic branded products, announced their acquisition of Maryland-based Thera °Pearl , creator of hot and cold therapy products using its proprietary pearl technology. “Thera °Pearl brings proven strength and additional scale to our emerging retail business,” says Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer of Performance Health. “The alignment for us is both natural and exciting as Performance Health is well positioned to introduce and promote Thera °Pearl’s unique portfolio more broadly while Thera °Pearl’semphasis on resolving pain and promoting wellness...

China Glaze Announces Beauty Partnership with The Weinstein Company

China Glaze announced a partnership with The Weinstein Company , a multimedia production and distribution company, to create a limited-edition nail polish collection, which will debut in conjunction with the Aug. 15 release of the film The Giver . Inspired by the themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze brings key moments and characters to color, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his ideal community. Available Aug. 1 at beauty supply stores nationwide, including Sally Beauty and Ulta...

Bioelements Expands Distribution With TNG Worldwide

Bioelements announced that it will expand distribution of its complete line of professional skincare products with TNG Worldwide , a Gallup-based organization providing products, expertise, and solutions to the spa, beauty, and hospitality industries. “TNG Worldwide is a leader in providing expertise and solutions to spa professionals,” says Barbara Salomone, president and founder of Bioelements. “That makes them a perfect partner for Bioelements. Together we’ll remain dedicated to customer service, training, and education, so Bioelements Partnership Spas can always expect success at every level of their business.” This new expansion includes The Industry Source , professional-only stores, coast-to-coast catalog sales,...

Fashionizer Couture Uniforms Partners with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Fashionizer Couture Uniforms announced its first global partnership with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas (multiple locations), who has chosen the UK design company to create a new uniform concept for its spas and resorts worldwide. Last year, under its new management, Six Senses developed a fresh corporate identity, focusing on establishing high standards across its business while creating partnerships with companies that share their values. The refocus included rebranding its uniform designs, which have been inspired by the new color palette of bright olive, pebble grey, and pearl white. The uniform collection consists of tunics, trousers, skirts, and jackets for...

Pivot Point International Appoints Kevin Cameron as Vice President of Global Marketing & Business Development

Pivot Point International , a leader in beauty education, announced the appointment of Kevin Cameron as vice president of global marketing and business development to strengthen the company’s marketing and product positioning efforts, as well as oversee the brand overall. “In Kevin we found a proven leader with an acute sense for market trends and vision for the beauty industry,” says Robert Passage, chairman and CEO of Pivot Point. “This is exactly what Pivot Point needs as the company enters its next phase of expanded innovation and growth while preserving the legacy of my father Leo Passage.” Cameron joins Pivot...

Performance Health Acquires Bon Vital'

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products, announced its acquisition of Bon Vital’ , manufacturer and marketer of topical products. “Bon Vital' is recognized for its broad offering and commitment to superior quality and performance,” says Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer at Performance Health. “Its investments in innovation, education, and therapist-support programs have resulted in a very strong and loyal customer base, similar to what we have done with our Biofreeze , TheraBand , and Cramer brands. This common approach and combined commitment to the massage therapy and spa professions create a powerful...

Stemulation Skin Care to Be Featured at Park Hyatt New York

Stemulation Skin Care , a leader in stem cell skincare, announced that the line will be featured at the new Park Hyatt New York , chosen from hundreds of skincare lines based on its efficacy. “Spa Nalai is very excited about the opportunity of working with such an exciting and integrative product line,” says development consultant Krista Carucci, owner of Benessere. “The partnership with Stemulation is a perfect and natural fit for the skincare options we will be offering all of the future Park Hyatt guests. The fact that we are able to utilize a line that has such flexibility,...

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