Hotel Management

Hotel Matilda Names New Spa Director

Hotel Matilda appointed Ledia Camara as spa director of the boutique hotel. Camara, who has 14 years of hotel and resort experience, will be responsible for the operations and creative direction of the award-winning Spa Matilda , which offers guests individually customized treatments and an apothecary showcasing healing traditions. The 4,700-square-foot spa has four treatment rooms including a couple’s room, wellness studio for yoga and Pilates, and a private luxury spa suite featuring a meditation garden, lounge, steam shower, soaking tub, and dedicated grooming area. Camara comes to Hotel Matilda from Esencia resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya where she was...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Winners of Fifth Annual Student Challenge

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Challenge , a competition where students from academic institutions create spa and wellness concepts of the future. In this year’s challenge, c ontestants were asked to create a concept that encompassed authentic Indian spa culture. First-place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management , Aurangabad (IHM-A), for its Arvees Spa Solutions and the Spasthya brand, which means “enlightened health and life" in Hindi . The winning design was created to reach underserved locales and help ordinary people integrate wellness socially by teaching health, hygiene,...