Europe

Professional Skin Care Market Rebounds in Europe and US

A rise in visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the global professional skin care products market. While Japan remained flat with 0.1% growth, Europe recovered in 2010, posting a 3.0% increase following a 3.3% decline in 2009, and sales in the United States increased by 2.7% in 2010, according to the recently released study Professional Skin Care 2010 Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Most of the leading professional skin care companies enjoyed respectable sales gains in 2010. Brands from the...

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V named Best Hotel Spa in Europe

The results are part of the magazine's annual World's Best readers poll, and will appear in the October 2010 issue. Decorated in the style of Marie Antoinette’s boudoir by interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V is impressive with its classic French style and its continually evolving treatment menu. “Spa culture has gained significant importance over the last few years,” notes Christopher Norton, regional vice president and general manager, who also oversees spa development for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide. “What started as a simple fitness activity has evolved into a sanctuary of...

UK-based Luxury Hotel Group to Upgrad Spa Facilities

Luxury hotel group Von Essen is upgrading several of its country house properties this year, with a particular focus on improving their spa facilities. In Derbyshire, Callow Hall is undergoing a complete refurbishment after being acquired by the group in 2008. A spa and four garden suites are to be added. In Norfolk, Congham Hall will receive a revamp to include 12 new bedrooms, a brasserie and an enlarged dining room and function room. The barns will be converted to add a spa and gym. At the Greenway in Cheltenham, work has started on a new pool, gym, steam room...