Announcements

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...

Marianne Dougherty Launches MD Media

Marianne Dougherty has launched MD Media to help service professional beauty industry manufacturers, publishers, distributors, salons and entrepreneurial ventures. An internationally respected publisher and editor, formerly with Questex supervising media for American Salon, former editor in chief of Launchpad and most recently the editorial director for BehindTheChair.com 'On Paper,' Dougherty will now offer communications, publishing, special consulting projects, media and public relations services. She and her new team will also offer freelance writing and editing services for both the beauty trade and consumer media. Dougherty has years of expert professional beautycare experience and expertise, while working closely with many national...

AHLEI and ISPA Offer Online 'Risk Management for Spas' Course

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), the International SPA Association (ISPA), and the ISPA Foundation have released a new online course, Risk Management for Spas. Developed in collaboration with the Resort Hotel Association, the program is offered through AHLEI’s Distance Learning department on its e-learning platform. Through 10 easy-to-navigate modules, course participants will learn to identify, analyze, and transfer risks pertaining to staff, guests, property, treatments, products and equipment, and information technology in the spa environment. They will also learn about insurance and the U.S. legal process as it applies to liability and risk and how to respond...

SPATALITY Lends Global Touch To Latin American Spa

The new Ceiba Spa at Porta Hotel Antigua brings a touch of world-class to the culturally rich local spa market thanks in part to foundational and pre-opening services by Spatality. 'Ceiba will quickly be the market leader in Guatemala and set the standard for Spa in the country. The concept, design, service standards and product line all combine to make a world-class spa, something that Guatemala has not seen before,” said Spatality CEO, Ingo Schweder. Spatality was tasked to deliver a comprehensive range of pre-opening and technical services for the project including market research and feasibility, spa concept brief, design...

Cosmoprof North America tackles private label and social media

Private label and social media are two of the topics covered in the educational program of this year's Cosmoprof North America, taking place on July 18-20 in Las Vegas. The exhibitors at this year’s show include L’Oreal-owned Essie Cosmetics, Alberto Culver and HCT Packaging. According to the show organizers, more than 25,000 industry professionals – from manufacturers to distributers – visit the show. This year, the show features an exhibition area of over 15,000 square meters across four pavilions that are organized according to product area. Cosmetics and Toiletries and Professional Hair, Nail Products & Tools are the two biggest...

EarthBody Voted Best San Francisco DAY SPA 2010 by SF Weekly

Receiving the Best Day Spa in San Francisco is no small feat considering there are over 100 spa's in the city alone. From lush hotels spas, to mid sized massage studio's, EarthBody, an intimate three treatment room eco healing center, wins this years Best Day Spa of 2010. EarthBody opened its doors just this past August on Laguna Street in Hayes Valley. One of the only sustainable and eco conscious healing spa’s in San Francisco, EarthBody began as the private practice of owner and healer Denmo Ibrahim. In 2006, when Denmo began her practice she had a small following of...

The Mayflower Inn & Spa in foreclosure

The Mayflower Inn & Spa is in foreclosure, having defaulted on its $21.5 million mortgage. Papers filed in Connecticut superior court and Associated Press reports show that the Mayflower Inn & Spa is in the midst of true financial difficulties, but details were difficult to obtain at mid-week, according to an article by the Litchfield County Times. “We’re very far removed from that,” said General Manager John Trevenen. “We’re not in the least bit concerned. It has little bearing on the day-to-day operations of the Mayflower.” He went on to say the operation is in no danger of closing, staffing...

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