Announcements

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...

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...

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...

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...

Questex Completes Financial Restructuring Sale and Refinancing Complete

QMG Holdings, Inc. and Questex Media Group, Inc. announced today that they have completed the previously announced "363 sale" of their businesses to a new company held by a group of their senior lenders. The new company, named Questex Media Group LLC, has its own financing and is not subject to Chapter 11 cases filed by the predecessor companies. Questex Media Group LLC is the operating company that now owns and operates business units InfoTrends, FierceMarkets, FiveStarAlliance, ImagingNetworks, Oxford Publishing, McLean Events International Ltd and all related Questex magazines, online media and event brands. The new company will operate with...

Spa Chakra To Proceed Towards Sale of Its Assets to Hercules Technology

Spa Chakra, Inc., a global luxury spa network, announced today that it is proceeding towards a sale of substantially all of its assets to Hercules Technology Growth Capital (Nasdaq: HTGC), the leading specialty finance company providing venture debt and equity to venture capital and private equity-backed technology and life science companies at all stages of development. As part of the process to successfully complete the sale, Spa Chakra also announced today that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York. As part of the filing, Spa Chakra...

Wellness Manufacturer Wins Two 2009 American Spa Awards

Oakworks, Inc., the premier U.S. manufacturer of wellness, spa, massage and medical equipment, was awarded Gold in American Spa Magazine's 2009 Professional's Choice Awards in the Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer category and Gold in the Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support category. This is the third year in a row winning Gold in the Favorite Treatment Table category. 'We are extremely proud to have received this award three years in a row. Our talented team of engineers, sales professionals, and production staff has all worked very hard to make our products the best in the industry, and once again our customers...

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