Announcements

UC Irvine Extension Offers New Online Course in Fundamentals of Green Spas, Hotels and Resorts

The University of California, Irvine Extension today announced the availability of a new online course titled, “Fundamentals of Green Spas, Hotels and Resorts” starting on Nov. 1. Taught by spa industry expert Janice Gronvold, a UC Irvine Extension Spa and Hospitality Management advisory board member and founder of Spectrec, provider of business and marketing development services for the spa, hospitality and healthy lifestyle industries, the six-week intensive course will provide a comprehensive guide to incorporating sustainability in a spa environment. “Having the right knowledge and tools to develop green business models that improve the bottom line sets a company apart...

Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Lenox and Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach All on 2010 List of Top Ten Destination Spas Voted on by Travel + Leisure Readers

Travel + Leisure has revealed its Top Ten Destination Spas (World's Best Awards 2010) and Canyon Ranch is thrilled to announce it has received this highly coveted accolade. Resort properties in Tucson and Lenox are once again joining the ranks, and Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is making its debut. The 'World's Best Awards' are voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure to honor the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, spas and transportation companies in the world. In the annual survey, destination spas were rated independently by Travel + Leisure readers in five categories: accommodations/ambiance,...

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa, Kota Kinabalu Receives Condé Nast Travellers Readers' Award

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa , Kota Kinabalu received the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Award 2010 for being one of the “Top 20 Best Hotels in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent”. The hotel was also named one of the “Top 25 Spa Hotels and Resorts” and “Top 25 Leisure Hotels and Resorts” in the Best in Travel Poll 2010 by Smarttravelasia.com. The resort was placed sixth in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Award 2010 with an average index score of 86.71. The Readers Travel Awards questionnaire is based on criteria such as overall guest satisfaction with travel...

The International SPA Association Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2011

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2011, including three new officers and four new members. ISPA Board members volunteer their time to strategically lead the association and develop plans for enhancing membership and the spa industry through research, events and education. The new ISPA Board of Directors will begin their roles during the 20th anniversary celebration of the ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 15-18, at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington D.C. area/National Harbor, MD. The 2011 ISPA Board will be led by newly elected Chairman Deborah Waldvogel, director of...

Nationwide Wellness Week set for Sept 20-26

SPA TREATMENTS, YOGA, PILATES, AND MORE FOR ½ PRICE OR $50 Consumers encouraged to book appointments now before deals sell out New York, NY (August 31, 2010) - Spas, yoga studios, and Pilates centers throughout the country are slashing prices for treatments and classes by half, or offering flat-rate $50 deals, as part of a nationwide Wellness Week from September 20-26. Starting today at SpaFinder Deal Days, a Wellness Week www.spafinder.com/dealdays , consumers can book massages, facials, body wraps, and more exotic treatments, as well as participate in yoga and Pilates classes for ½ price or just $50. Hundreds of...

Six Senses Destination Spa Joins the Destination Spa Group

Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket (Thailand) has signed on as the 26 th spa in the Destination Spa Group (DSG). “Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket, brings to life everything Destination Spas represent,” says Debra Koerner, executive director of Destination Spa Group. “In creating Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket, Six Senses brought together 15 years as a global wellness leader to build what the company refers to as ‘the premier destination spa of the 21 st century.’ This spa is a wonderful addition to DSG’s international brand and will help us increase consumer awareness of the healthy benefits of the Destination...

Global Spa Summit heads to Asia

Just announced! Bali has won the bid to host the 2011 Global Spa Summit! The main session days are slated for May 16-18 with pre- and post-trips available on either end. Check back with the Global Spa Summit website for more information as well as an official press release announcing the partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia and the Global Spa Summit.

Spa Director's Management Intensive Aug. 22-25 helps spas recover before the recovery

The Spa Director's Management Intensive, described as a 'four day spa MBA,' is being offered in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley August 22-25, 2010. The California seminar is produced by Wynne Business Spa Consulting and Education, and team-taught by Lisa M. Starr and Peggy Wynne Borgman, both 25+ year veterans of the spa industry. The program is renowned for its in-depth modules on leadership, employee development and appraisal, quality management, recruiting and interviewing, financial management, program development, retail management, spa marketing, and sales skills. This year, the curriculum has been rigorously updated with recession-recovery tactics. Instructors will discuss strategies...

Michelle Peck and Terme di Saturnia partner to offer seminar and event Aug 21-27

SATURNIA , ITALY – Located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma region of Italy, Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is proud to announce a unique partnership with one of the world’s leading celebrity facialist, Michelle Peck of Intraceuticals. On August 21-27, 2010, the resort will host an on-site seminar directed by Ms. Peck in which she will divulge some of Hollywood’s best kept beauty secrets and provide an educational overview of the oxygen-based products and treatments offered by Intraceuticals. In addition, Michelle Peck will offer her Oxygen Infusion Treatments to resort guests. Terme di Saturnia daily room...

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Launches Annual Membership

Enjoy the benefits of Glen Ivy Hot Springs any day and every day with an Annual Membership. Since we first opened our doors in 1860 this special place nestled beneath the Santa Ana Mountain Range has attracted generations of people who seek the pleasures of nature, water and exercise, good food and camaraderie—and the relaxation, renewal and deep sense of well-being Glen Ivy Hot Springs can bring. Club 1860 Memberships have been created for our guests who share these values and wish to enjoy the benefits of the Hot Springs all year, any day or every day. In honor of...

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