Announcements

Phytomer Wins ISPA Innovate Award

Phytomer received the International SPA Association (ISPA) Innovate Award at the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo . This award is given to spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives. Lenette Casper, president of Phytomer Corporation in the U.S. accepted the award, given to the company for their filtration garden designed to responsibly treat waste water used in the manufacturing process. Developed in 2007 at Phytomer Laboratories in Saint Malo, France, the filtration garden uses three tiers of indigenous plants, which contain enzymes and bacteria that naturally filter and remove pollution from the water. “The use of a filtration...

Spafinder Announces Brand Evolution

For more than 25 years, Spafinder has been the global leader for spa travel and information, and this week, the company got a makeover, rebranding itself as Spafinder Wellness 365 . A comprehensive resource created to make everyday healthy living easier and more accessible, Spafinder.com’s new platform features 20,000-plus fitness, wellness, and spa partners worldwide. The revamped website, which was designed to inspire people to find their own path to wellness by providing access to experiences, influencers, tips, and trends, offers expanded lifestyle content and video, new mobile technology, such as geo-targeting and enhanced on-the-go access, and more. “We believe...

2013 World Tourism Award Honorees Announced

Tony Potter, board director of Corinthia Hotels , representing Simon Naudi, Corinthia CEO, announced that the Born Free Foundation , Just a Drop , and Skål International will be the 2013 World Tourism Award Honorees. This award is presented annually at the World Travel Market in London by Corinthia Hotels, together with co-sponsors Delta Air Lines , The New York Times Global , and Reed Travel Exhibitions . The announcement was made at the annual Corinthia Hotels Press Breakfast at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. The three honorees are being recognized for their commitment to conservation, sustainable...

Primavera Life's Ute Leube Wins Visionary Leadership Award

Primavera Life co-founder Ute Leube was named winner of the Visionary Leadership Award as part of Green Spa Network ’s (GSN) 2013 Sustainability Awards , which celebrated overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability in the spa industry. Leube has been recognized by the GSN for her work with Primavera Life , which produces certified natural, plant-based skincare for the brands Primavera and Amala . Awarded to the foremost leaders pushing the edge of innovation, Leube was among 12 winners, chosen from categories including Innovative New Green Product, Balanced Guru ; Green Building, Proximity Hotel ; Leadership in...

Travelers Vote ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London Best European Spa

ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London has been voted Best European Spa in The Times , The Sunday Times , and The Sunday Times Magazine Travel Awards 2013. Votes were gathered from thousands of readers of the three media outlets. “We are delighted to have received this award and my congratulations go to all of our exceptional staff who made this happen,” says Matthew Dixon, general manager of Corinthia Hotel London. “This award is particularly gratifying as it was based on the votes of actual travelers and readers, as opposed to industry voting for industry or being an award that...

Dermalogica Celebrates International Day of the Girl

Empowering girls globally through education was the message behind Dermalogica ’s nationwide support of the International Day of the Girl on Friday, Oct. 11. These efforts focus on Dermalogica’s social impact arm, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE), which extends educational opportunities and business microloans to women in developing countries. FITE also helps to provide girls with the skills needed to achieve financial independence as adults by supporting education, vocational training, and leadership programs. Dermalogica co-founder and brand visionary Jane Wurwand, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), attended the annual meeting in New York City and added her signature...

Demandforce Introduces New Features

Demandforce , an automated marketing and communications software, launched four new features for their products. The company added Intuit Local, making it easier for clients to find businesses; recurring campaigns, which helps puts targeted marketing campaigns on autopilot by scheduling to recur for any frequency of choice; and integrations with Bing and Google Now. The company will also send out appointment reminders to clients automatically through Google Now, a new app available for Android, iPhone, and iPad that helps consumers stay on top of what’s happening in their everyday life by giving them the proper information at the right time.

Vionic Raises Money to Take on the Social Offer Market

Vionic , a social media deals platform that enables brands to offer deals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, has raised $900,000 from unnamed investors. "We are thrilled to offer our proprietary Deal Maker technology to help drive new customers and cash flow for enterprise companies, agencies, and SMBs,” says Kosta Gara, Vionic founder and CEO. “They will join clients such as The UPS Store , Office Max Mexico , and Pure Barre , as well as thousands of successful brands across North America. As social media matures, business owners are looking for ways to monetize on time already invested in...

Girls Achieve Grapeness Launches National Campaign with OPI

Girls Achieve Grapeness , a national initiative to end violence against women, partnered with OPI to launch a campaign built around a limited-edition purple nail polish for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. OPI manufactured and donated 10,000 bottles of the purple shade, which will be distributed and sold on college campuses across the country and at select events in Washington, DC throughout the month of October. “Girls Achieve Grapeness is a statement color—and that statement is that girls can and will achieve great things,” says Lori Weinstein, leader in the movement to end violence against women, and head of the...

DermaConcepts Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Environ Skin Care

DermaConcepts , a company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products and technology, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Environ Skin Care across the United States. The line will now be available for retail and professional use at doctor’s offices, medical spas, and wellness centers from coast-to-coast. Environ, now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide, is developed and formulated to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, wrinkles, skin disorders, and more. “At DermaConcepts, we’re intensely passionate about skincare,” says Robert and Carol Trow, owners of DermaConcepts. “We strive to present the marketplace with innovative technologies and products that...

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