Announcements

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas to close in May

The Las Vegas Sun reports that The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson will close its doors May 2. The 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas, a development 20 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, includes more than 1,600 residential units, luxury hotels and a casino. Lake Las Vegas is now in bankruptcy, burdened with $728 million in liabilities. About 350 employees will be out of work as a result of the closure, but Deuschl said efforts are being made to relocate them to other Ritz-Carltons, Marriotts and other hotels in the Las Vegas Valley. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is an...

California Spa Association Launches Website to Unite Spa Professionals

The California Spa Association (CSA) announces the launch of a new website to organize all spa professionals across the state of California. With this launch, the CSA plans to create the largest statewide spa association dedicated to the enhancement of the California spa experience and development of spa professionals. The website serves as the foundation for connecting spa professionals and provides members with powerful networking, education, job opportunities, industry reports, best practices and events throughout California. 'California is home to the largest number of spas in the nation, yet state professionals have no common place to interact, connect and share...

Healing Arts for Haiti Event Set for February 12 at the Grand Hyatt

Bringing its own version of love with a holistic twist, Healing Arts For Haiti will provide a "message in the massage" on Friday, February 12, 2010, Noon to 8 pm, Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York. This one-of-a-kind event will support the ongoing efforts to benefit the people of Haiti who have been devastated by earthquakes and subsequent tremors. Healing Arts For Haiti is a collaboration bringing together over 200 professionals from the spa and healing arts community and the health and beauty industry of New York City metro area for an event to bring...

Spa & Hospitality Experts Team Up to Create SpaSense Group

With a portfolio that includes more than 80 spas, resorts and hotels throughout the world, SpaSense Group, a partnership between spa veterans Deborah Evans and Eva Jensch, has launched to offer professional spa development and management services. The new company was created in response to an increasing demand for experienced spa operators and spa developers with the explosive growth of the spa industry and shortage of qualified spa operators. "We offer valuable solutions to today's toughest issues, said Evans. "Eva and I are dedicated, seasoned professionals who bring years of imaginative and proven spa consulting services to each project, whether...

Joan Lunden Brings Reveille To New Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Joan Lunden, the longtime co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" who now dedicates much of her career to promoting women's wellness, is taking her "show" on the road. Reveille on the Road, modeled after her highly successful Camp Reveille Summer Getaway in Naples, ME, will debut at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, near Tucson, Arizona on April 15-18. Lunden has designed a weekend getaway for women to unwind, share new adventures, partake in spa services and the excellent cuisine of this new luxury resort. For the past four years, Lunden has hosted Camp Reveille in Maine, a one-weekend summer program offered...

SpaFinder's 'Deal Days'- Nation's Largest Spa and Wellness Marketing Event- Premieres March 8-14

SpaFinder, Inc., the world's largest spa media and marketing company, today announced 'Deal Days', a major marketing event for the nation's spas that will take place March 8 to 14. During the one-week-only event, select spas across America will offer consumers spa treatments priced at $50, giving them an opportunity to experience the benefits of spa treatments — and introducing new customers to the top spas in their own communities. Deal Days is the first spa event to promote the spa-wellness connection to consumers in every corner of the country from Savannah to Sacramento to Syracuse, unlike spa events that...

Media Mogul Acquired Massage Envy

Chandra Plans US Wellness Empire - Media and broadcasting mogul Subhash Chandra is creating a health and wellness platform in the US to cash in on the world's fastest-growing market for fitness solutions. He has bought a massage clinic chain called Massage Envy based in Arlington. He has further launched an ayurvedic skin and health products brand and rejigged his US TV channel into a health platform. The acquisition of Massage Envy has helped Chandra create a footprint of clinics across 36 states. The company also has 350 clinics under development. (BS) Media and broadcasting mogul Subhash Chandra is creating...

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific is an annual event organized by G.R.A.S. to recognize and salute the best of the spa and wellness industry in the Asia Pacific region. Awarding brands and properties in various categories, The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009 sets to endorse, through a collective voice of leaders and experts of the industry, the contribution that these brands and properties make that enhance the industry, spearhead trends, change as well as exert an overall definition for the future direction of the sector. The Crystal Awards were instituted with the objective of honouring the places, people, companies and...

2009 Professional's Choice Awards from American Spa Magazine

American Spa announces the 5th Professional's Choice Awards, the results of the magazine's 2009 readers' votes for the favored spas, brands, equipment, properties, and professionals. The winners in each category are as follows: Favorite Destination Spa: Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) Favorite Spa Treatment Menu: Mayflower Inn & Spa (Washington, CT) Favorite Resort Spa: Spa Montage at Montage Laguna Beach (CA) Favorite Multiple Location Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spas Favorite New U.S. Spa: Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL) Favorite New International Spa: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence, Italy) Favorite New City Spa: Caudalíe Vinotherapie Spa...

Crystal Award Asia Pacific Announces Winners

The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific, an annual event organized by Global Ratings & Audit Solutions (G.R.A.S.) to recognize the best of the spa and wellness industry in the Asia Pacific region, revealed the winners of the Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009. All entrants of the awards are put through various stages of judging methodology that ensures they are evaluated based on merits and actual performance from a guest's perspective. Best In-Spa Education Program: ESPA International Best Spa Academy: Chiva-Som International Academy (Hua Hin, Thailand) Best Spa Consultant/Company: ESPA International Best Wellness & Spa Group: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Best Petite...

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