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Six Senses to open desert retreat Six Senses has confirmed that its desert resort and spa, Six Senses Shaharut, will open in Israel's Negev desert, in June 2020. Six Senses Shaharut will be a modern reinterpretation of nomadic structures, reminiscent of the Nabataean community which occupied the area more than 2,000 years ago. The resort’s design preserves the unique characteristics of the site. The 60-suite and villa resort will include a 2,000sq m Six Senses Spa with an outdoor relaxation pergola, indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish hammams and saunas, as well as five treatment rooms, two of which are for couples. Guests will be offered locally-inspired massages, facials, wraps, scrubs and

■■The resort will include a 2,000sq m Six

rituals – treatments which combine

Senses Spa with five treatment rooms

different sensory experiences to “This new opening will bring the Six

balance, re-energise and relax. “Six Senses Shaharut marks a new milestone for the brand as it enters

Senses ethos of sustainability, local sensitivity, and wellness together with this

yet another unique destination,” said

region's desert culture and traditions.”

Six Senses Shaharut GM Manish Puri.

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This opening will combine Six Senses' ethos with the region's desert culture Manish Puri




Marine-healing inspires treatments at afiya Spa Seaweed treatments offered at spa in Istanbul

russia, Iceland and germany inspire new thermal spa


Groupe Skyspa launches 60,000sq m spa in Canada



spa opps people ISPA to honour Ella Kent with 2020 Dedicated Contributor Award at 2020 Conference and Expo


SPA has announced it will

Kent began her career as

present Ella Kent with

a PT at The Broadmoor Hotel,

the 2020 ISPA Dedicated

a five-star resort in Colorado,

Contributor Award at the 2020

where she progressed to the

ISPA Conference and Expo.

role of spa director in 2002.

The award is given to an

She moved to join

active ISPA member who’s

the team at Wynn Las

significantly contributed to

Vegas, overseeing spa

the growth and promotion

operations at both The

of the organisation, while

Wynn and The Encore.

demonstrating leadership

In 2014, Kent became

and commitment to

director of spa for The Spa

the organisation.

at Sea Island – a Forbes

Kent acted as ISPA Board chair for two years and

Five-Star coastal resort ■■Ella Kent will be honoured with the award at the 2020 ISPA event

held a seat on the board of

in Georgia – becoming director of rooms in 2018.

Ella's commitment to serving our industry exemplifies the meaning behind the award

directors for six years. She continues to serve on various task forces, including ISPA’s nominations committee.

“This wise, warm and diverse tribe has helped me grow, flourish and find purpose,” said Kent. “What a

only on our association but

"Her commitment to serving

dedication to ISPA has

on our industry," said ISPA

our industry exemplifies the

serving in the years to come.”

provided a lasting impact, not

president Lynne McNees.

meaning behind the award.”

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“Ella’s leadership and

privilege it will be to continue

Richard Branson launches Virgin's first cruise ship with onboard spa


ichard Branson has unveiled Virgin’s first cruise ship – The

I've wanted to launch a cruise ship since my twenties and I'm so excited it's happening with Virgin Voyages

Scarlett Lady – kicking off the launch of Virgin Voyages’

spaces such as The

accommodates 2,770 guests

Dock – an outdoor lounge

as the “Lady Ships”.

and 1,150 crew onboard, it

with a focus on relaxation

includes the Redemption Spa

and socialising, offering

involves rolling out four

designed by Knibb Design,

panoramic ocean views.

ships in total, with one

which is equipped with a

due for delivery each year

hydrotherapy pool, mudroom,

wellbeing pool, large whirlpool

salt room, cold plunge pools,

and two plunge pools.

Virgin Voyages masterplan

■■Richard Branson

between 2020 and 2023.

will launch four Virgin

“I’ve wanted to launch a

quartz beds and will offer

Voyages ships in total

cruise line since my twenties

spa treatments by Elemis.

and I’m so excited that it’s


The adults-only ship

fleet which will be known

Guests will also have

Facilities also include a

Every night the spa will be transformed into a ‘mermaid extravaganza hideaway ’

finally happening with Virgin

access to hair and nail

with an evening spa party.

Voyages,” Branson tweeted.

services, as well as relaxation

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Supplier News

■■Anthony Duggan brings 25 years' experience to the role

We're confident Anthony will use his vast experience to ensure guests leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated

Anthony Duggan is new GM at Miraval Austin


nthony Duggan has

leadership abilities and an

been appointed GM of

unwavering dedication to his

wellness destination

colleagues and guests,” said

Miraval Austin in Texas, US. Duggan brings 25 years’ worth of experience in the

president of Miraval Resorts.

He joins Miraval Austin having

use his vast hospitality

previously worked with US

experience to ensure Miraval

resorts including L’Auberge de

Austin guests leave feeling

Sedona in Arizona, Amangiri

balanced and rejuvenated. “I’m thrilled to join a

in Hawaii and Fairmont

brand that has changed the

Chicago in Millennium Park.

lives of so many guests. It’s

He's also worked with

been such a joy to watch

InterContinental, St. Regis

our staff and specialists

Hotels and Westin.

bring such empathy, passion and knowledge to their

impressive career, Anthony

roles,” Duggan added.

has demonstrated stellar

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Upcoming conferences, exhibitions and trade shows around the world

3D-printed spa resort Kisawa Sanctuary will open in Q2 2020 and Groupe Skyspa unveils thermal spa inspired by international bathing rituals

The latest in products and innovations

appointed senior vice “We’re confident he'll

“Throughout his

Groupe Nordik to open third destination in Whitby, create your own brain recharge toolkit at Canyon Ranch, Wellness Festival Mauritius will 'inspire, educate and empower' and Trellis Spa by The Houstonian gains a sister-site

Susan Santiago, recently

hospitality industry to the role.

in Utah, Fairmont Kea Lani

Luisa Anderson reveals further details about reimagined spa at Four Seasons Bali resort at Jimbaran Bay and GWS announces Amir Alroy and Ömer Isvan as co-chairs for Tel Aviv summit

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Four Seasons' regional spa director Luisa Anderson reveals further details of reimagined spa at Bali resort


egional spa director for Bali, Maldives, Malaysia and Thailand, Luisa

We feel blessed to have such strong cultural and community connections from our team of local healers

Anderson has provided further details about the

local wisdom with modern

community connections from

redesigned Healing Village

awareness in healing.

our team of local healers,

The spa philosophy will

who bring a loving presence

be based on seven ‘healing

to each treatment and to the

attributes’ to guide its

traditional influences and

2020, the spa will have 10

focus and offerings – water,

home-grown ingredients.”

treatment rooms and be

community, gemstones, light,

70 per cent bigger, covering

sound, plants and love.

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Due to open on 1 May

■■Anderson said the healing attributes are woven into the spa's new tapestry

2,000sq m over two storeys. The spa has been inspired by contemporary Balinese design and will have a menu that fuses ancient

“The seven attributes are

Anderson previously worked as director of international spa development at Ila for three

woven into the tapestry of the

years and before that as senior

new spa,” said Anderson.

director for Four Seasons

“We feel blessed to have such strong cultural and

in the Asia Pacific region. More: Read moRe online

Amir Alroy and Ömer Isvan announced as cochairs for 2020 Global Wellness Summit


mir Alroy, co-founder

management. Isvan is also a

of Israeli wellness

GWS advisory board member.

innovation hub,

“It’s a great honour to

Welltech1, and Ömer Isvan,

be selected as co-chair to

president of Servotel

help build an event that will

Corporation, have been

give delegates a powerful

announced as co-chairs of

new knowledge base and

the Global Wellness Summit

business leads,” said Isvan.

(GWS) 2020, which will be

Alroy co-founded Welltech1,

held in Tel Aviv, Israel from

which invests in and

10-13 November 2020.

accelerates wellness start-

Alroy and Isvan will

ups, increasing their viability

contribute to the agenda

and connecting them to

for the annual event, which focuses on the business

global partners. He was also ■■Ömer Isvan is also a GWS advisory board member

and future of wellness.

founder and CEO of Cloud 9 Wellness Clubs, in Israel.

It's hard to imagine two better chairs for the Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv

Both bring expertise in what’s unfolding in wellness innovation and investment. Isvan, president of Servotel

“It’s hard to imagine two better chairs for our Tel Aviv Summit,” said GWS executive director, Nancy

Corporation, leads an advisory

resorts and integrated

advising investors in every

Davis. “Both are experts in

company for global investment

mixed-use destinations.

step of development, from

the business of wellness.”

and development of hotels,

His experience has involved

greenfield stage to asset

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spa & wellness news exPaNSION PlaNS

Groupe Nordik to unveil third destination Thermal spa operator Groupe

in the next seven years, with

Nordik will unveil one of the

Edmonton and Calgary already

biggest day spas in the world

confirmed as future projects.

in Whitby, Canada, once construction is completed

“The rollout comes down to the fact the company is

in December 2020, as

healthy and able to sustain

part of a major rollout

growth,” said Alexandre Cantin,

that will see its portfolio

Groupe Nordik's corporate

grow to 10 nature spas in

development director.

North America by 2027. The CA$50m (US$37.7m,

The Whitby property will include five outdoor pools, 25

€34.4m, £29.4m) Nordik

treatment rooms, and a 120-

Spa-Nature Whitby will

seat sauna, along with indoor

accommodate up to 1,100

and outdoor relaxation areas.

visitors a day, and is billed as an ‘avant-garde,

a 1,200 cubic feet Källa

innovative and multisensory

saltwater flotation pool,

rejuvenation experience’.

big enough for 40 people,

Nordik Spa-Nature Whitby

■■The Whitby destination is set to open in December 2020

Highlights will include

carved out of a rock filled

will become the blueprint for

with 12 tonnes of Epsom

Groupe Nordik’s nationwide

salts and is one of the only

rollout plan which will see the

of its kind in the world.

brand open eight more spas

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The rollout comes down to the fact that the company is healthy Alexandre Cantin


Create your own brain recharge toolkit at Canyon ranch Destination spa Canyon Ranch is offering a brain recharge programme at its recently launched Woodside Wellness Retreat destination in California. Running from 15-19 March 2020, the

The programme is designed to provide guests with lasting practical strategies and tools to regularly refresh their brain


programme is designed to provide guests

■■The programme will run from 15 to 19 March 2020

with lasting practical strategies and tools to regularly refresh their brain and instil a

capabilities to using neuroplasticity

mindset to be ready to thrive every day.

to nurture creativity and positivity.

Dr Heidi Hanna, PhD, and Dr

With a starting price of US$3,185

Evian Gordon, MD, PhD, will guide

(€2,820, £2,452) the retreat can be

the retreat which consists of a

enhanced for an additional fee with

total eight daily workshops and

destination excursions, wellness services

seminars, with topics ranging from

and visits to the performance lab.

understanding your brain’s energy

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Wellness Festival Mauritius will 'inspire, educate and empower' ■■The event includes 60 workshops and talks

Consumer event, the Wellness Festival Mauritius, has been confirmed for 22-24 May 2020 at the five-star Heritage Le

to deepen attendees’ practice and

Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort.

learning will be led by wellness

Organised by Heritage Resorts,

experts before and after the festival.

the three-day programme consists of

Hannah Barrett, a London-based

wellness experiences that are claimed

yoga instructor who led sessions at

to ‘inspire, educate and empower’.

last year’s event, said: “The festival

The event will focus on six topic

The variety of classes and workshops is really impressive Hannah Barrett

In addition, retreats and workshops

is a celebration of nature and an

areas – mind-body practices,

incredible journey for the mind, body

nature connection, holistic health,

and soul. The variety of classes,

personal development, artistic

workshops, nature experiences and

expression and spirituality – through

seminars was really impressive.”

60 workshops and talks.

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Trellis Spa by The Houstonian gains sister-site Trellis Spa by The Houstonian

textures naturally create this

Hotel is welcoming a sister-

instant feeling of calm,” said

site called Solaya Spa and

Renae Cassam, GM of Trellis

Salon in Houston, Texas.

Spa and Solaya Spa and

Solaya represents an

Salon by The Houstonian.

alternative spa offering,

The spa has retained the

as the original Trellis

same menu offering as at

spa is under a six-month

Trellis, including massages,

refurbishment to complete

facials and body scrubs

a new bathing experience,

but with new additions,

due to open Q3 2020.

such as a CBD massage.

Located in Highland

Vegan product house

Village – just three miles

Orveda has been selected

from Trellis – Solaya Spa

to supply treatments. This

and Salon covers 6,200sq ft

brand was launched in 2017

and features nine treatment

by Sue Nabi and is inspired

rooms, twelve styling stations,

by Ayurvedic, naturopathic

three nail stations and

and Taoist principles. Solaya

two make-up stations.

is claimed to be the only spa

“What stands out the most

in America to offer facials

to me about our new spa is

featuring this product range.

the design – the colours and

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■■Solaya is located three miles from the original Trellis Spa

The spa's design naturally creates this instant feeling of calm Renae Cassam


spa & wellness news New OPeNINg

Omni Hotels to open first spa in Canada Omni Hotels and Resorts

£2m), the spa will feature

will open its first Omni spa

seven treatment rooms,

in Canada under the Mokara

including two for couples,

brand in Spring 2020.

a steamroom and sauna.

Omni has 60 properties

The spa menu will offer

across the US, with Mokara

personalised massages,

operating spas and salons

facials, body scrubs and

across the country, along

wraps, along with hair and

with the Mokara Hotel and

nail services. Treatments

Spa in San Antonio.

will be supplied by

“The 6,000sq ft Mokara

Eminence Organics, while

Spa is the very first Omni

Knesko will be used to

spa in Canada,” said spa

supply selected facials.

director Julia Chang. “It’s

From conceptual design

located in the historic yet

to completion of spa

iconic Omni King Edward

renovations, the process

Hotel, which was built in 1903

took 11 months and is the

by the George Gooderham’s

result of a collaborative effort

Toronto Hotel Company.

between Omni Hotels and

Omni Hotels and Resorts

Resorts' corporate team of

took ownership in 2015.”

project managers and local

Following an investment of CA$3.8m (€2.3m, US$2.6m,

■■The spa is located at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto

The 6,000sq ft Mokara Spa is the very first Omni spa in Canada Julia Chang

design group Moncur Design. More: Read moRe online


Immersive gym launches augmented wellness experiences Luxury tech innovator, Immersive Gym, has launched an augmented fitness and wellness environment which “intelligently uses technology” to transform static workouts into realtime journeys, without wearables. Using overhead projectors or LED

■■The set-up is suitable for yoga and mindfulness

screens, 220 degrees of captured content

We're creating an environment that's second to none Charles Pearce


is streamed onto three studio walls,

you choose while being in your own

while spatial audio and reactive lighting

space,” said founder, Charles Pearce.

provide an immersive AR experience.

“We’re using the latest technology

The set-up is suitable for yoga, mindfulness, cycling, running and rowing. “Immersive Gym allows you to be immersed in any environment

to combine the opportunity for physical and mental wellbeing in an environment that’s second to none.” More: Read moRe online

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WELL Conference adds to keynote line-up The upcoming WELL

The WELL Conference is

You can’t clone employees, so why is she double-booked?

Conference has added US

organised to ‘advance the

surgeon general Dr Jerome

global culture of health’,

Manage staff schedules,

M Adams and neurosurgeon

by focusing on health and

appointments, inventory and

and CNN chief medical

wellbeing and how better

correspondent Dr Sanjay

buildings, communities,

more with Book4Time

Gupta to its keynote lineup.

organisations, products

Organised by the

and technologies can help

International WELL Building

society connect and thrive.

Institute (IWBI), the

The event programme

industry event will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, US, with each keynote speaker running their own plenary session over the course of the four-day event, scheduled for 29 March to 1 April 2020.

also includes educational

The conference is organised to advance the 'global culture of health', by focusing on health and wellbeing

seminars, daily wellness classes, book signings and networking opportunities. Conference tickets start at US$650 (€584, £507). More: Read moRe online

healINg tRaDItIONS

Seaweed treatments offered at afiya Spa in Istanbul Guests can experience the ancient healing tradition of seaweed wellness treatments at the Ottoman-inspired

■■Afiya Spa includes a traditional Turkish hammam

Afiya Spa in Istanbul. Afiya Spa is offering the

cells,” said Leyla Çöhen, spa

seaweed-based Ajwa Special

manager at the Afiya Spa.

Slimming Care treatment,

The treatment lasts

supplied by marine-inspired

90 minutes and costs

product house Thalion.

€90 (£87, US$100).

The treatment is claimed

Located in the AJWA Hotel

to encourage fat breakdown

Sultanahmet, the 450sq m

and includes a body peel

spa includes three treatment

and massage using seaweed

rooms along with a traditional

extract activating gel.

Turkish hammam, steamroom,

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sauna and indoor pool.

Seaweed replenishes the body's minerals and renews skin cells

to supply its treatments.

Leyla Çöhen

More: Read moRe online

Alongside Thalion, the spa has also selected Phytomer


spa & wellness news aPPOINtmeNtS

Dermalogica appoints UK sales director national account manager.

Skincare brand Dermalogica

Lupton commented:

has announced Louise

Develop a talent for

Lupton as new UK

“I'm very excited to join

sales director.

the Dermalogica family.

Lupton brings 22 years’ experience to the role, 17 of

and collaboration, which

them were spent within the

is what initally pulled me

hair and beauty sector at

towards Dermalogica, a

L’Oréal, working on brands

people-first brand – they

such as Decléor and Vichy.

put professional skin

Lupton began her career with L’Oréal as product manager and worked her way

managing your talent.

04 15 20 LEARN MORE: events

“My passion is co-creation

through a number of roles. Lupton's previous positions

therapists at the heart

Dermalogica puts professional skin therapists at the heart of all they do

include working as L’Oréal's

Louise Lupton

London area manager and

of everything they do. “I'm so thrilled to be on this continued journey with Dermalogica,” concluded Lupton. Read moRe online More:


Meliá Hotels kicks off Thailand expansion with new spa resort Meliá Hotels has opened Meliá Koh Samui, a beachfront resort and spa in Thailand, in partnership with Thai

■■Meliá Hotels will open two further Thai properties

holding company Asset Guests can also visit

World Corporation (ASW), as part of a plan to build three

two outdoor swimming

properties in the country.

pools, including a lagoon that meanders through

Located on Choeng Mon

the resort’s gardens.

Beach, Meliá Koh Samui

“Thailand is a strategic

resort has 159-rooms and 41-suites as well as

market for Meliá. We’ve

a 240sq m YHI spa with

signed a strategic framework

four treatment rooms and

agreement with ASW, which

a sauna and steamroom.

has brought our dream of

The spa offers a range of scrubs and wraps using

Thailand is a strategic market for Meliá

products by organic Thai

Gabriel Escarrer

massages, facials and body

wellness brand HARRN.

growing in this country to fruition,” commented Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice chair and CEO of Meliá Hotels. More: Read moRe online

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8-10 MArch 2020 international esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference - new York Javits Convention Center, New York, US This conference is an opportunity for spa and wellness professionals to discover and buy products as well as build on industry knowledge at the event's Conference Program.

Tel: +1 212 895 8234

19 MArch 2020 iConnection '10 Year Anniversary' Legacy Resort & Spa, San diego, US

■■The event involves discussion panels with industry experts

Southern California spa association

29-30 MArch 2020

together and network to share their

iConnection spearheads education,

experiences of operating successful

This event is aimed at spa directors, spa

World Spa & Wellness london exCeL London, London, UK

owners, managers and decision makers

The convention is an opportunity

in the spa and wellness Industry.

for spa and hotel directors to come

Tel: +44 (0) 203 841 7375

community action and special events.

spas, as well asengaging in panels with leaders from within the industry. iconnection-122747577798014/

19-20 MArch 2020

15 April 2020

19-20 April 2020

Wellness Tourism Summit Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa, Queensland, australia

iSPA Talent Symposium The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, California, US

natural Beauty & Spa Show exCeL, London, UK

Featuring keynote speakers, among the

event to attend to discover the biggest

The Wellness Tourism Summit is

event's main focuses is to highlight

selection of the latest beauty and

designed specifically for wellness or

innovative approaches to solving

wellbeing products from this dynamic

tourism operators to grow their business

workforce challenges.


and tap into the market.

Tel: +1 859 226 4326

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29 MArch- 1 April 2020

18-20 April 2020

26-29 April 2020

We Work Well The Joule, Texas, US

SPATeC Spring north America Ritz-Carlton

challenge attendees to reimagine how

international esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference - Chicago mcCormick Place Chicago, United States

they connect, cultivating business

IECSC offers industry professionals

operators of medium-to-large hotel

relationships in more meaningful and

education sessions and dynamic show

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holistic ways so that they can be at

floors. The event guides attendees on

day spas to meet with domestic and

their best selves during the event, and

how to grow their business and remain

international suppliers to participate in


at the industry's forefront.

one-on-one meetings over two days.

Tel: +1 (203) 493 1221

Tel: 212-895-8234

Tel: +1 843 375 9224

Over three days this event will

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The Natural Beauty & Spa Show is THE

South Beach, Florida, US This event invites American spa


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Island sanctuary A 3D-printed resort and spa, Kisawa Sanctuary, is opening on Benguerra Island in Mozambique in 2020


illed as the world’s first 3D-printed resort, Kisawa sanctuary a luxury eco-resort and spa in Mozambique will be created by a 3D printer using a sand-and-sea-water mortar. The structure is being

piped in layers from the bottom up using patented technology. This process has taken five years, with the resort opening in Q2 2020. Kisawa sanctuary, which will have rates of us$8,124 (€7,301, £6,342) per night for a one-bedroom bungalow, has been founded by entrepreneur Nina Flohr, who is assembling a team of global experts to execute the long-term vision. The resort will be located on Benguerra Island 14 kilometres off the eastern coast of Africa, which is part of the WWF National Marine Park and home to rich and unexplored subtropical ecosystems. set across 300 hectares of private

■■Kisawa Sanctuary will cover a total 300 hectares of land

sanctuary beach, forest and sand dunes, Kisawa sanctuary will feature a standalone spa – called The Natural Wellness Center – which will specialise in Traditional Chinese Medicine and

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■■The spa's design is inspired by traditional Mozambican dwellings

We've used design as a tool, not as a style, to ensure Kisawa is integrated, both culturally and enviromentally, into Mozambique “We’ve used design as a tool, not

sister project, The Bazaruto Center

as a style to ensure Kisawa sanctuary

for scientific studies. The centre is a

is integrated, both culturally and

field marine station and laboratory that

environmentally, into Mozambique. My

focuses on respect and maintenance of

mission is to create a level of hospitality

local culture and wildlife, that includes

and design that, to my knowledge, does

over 150 species of birds, five species of

not exist today,” commented Flohr.

turtle, black marlin, humpback whales

“This will be a place that inspires feelings of freedom and luxury borne from nature, space and true privacy.” The resort will feature twelve one-,

and whale sharks. set against the backdrop of a 150m sand dune, Kisawa sanctuary has been conceptualised to complement

two- and three-bed bungalows set in an

its surroundings and is described as ‘a

acre of land, each one including personal

happy pairing of innovation and tradition

beachfront, a swimming pool, personal

which has been designed to blend rather

■■Entrepeneur Nina Flohr

chef, massage hut, electric mini moke

than interrupt’. The island resort is

founded the Kisawa Sanctuary

(small convertible) and e-bike.

being constructed in collaboration with

and is assembling a team of gloal

artisans from Benguerra Island.

experts to execute the vision

Additional on-property facilities include a gym and yoga and meditation

Guests staying at Kisawa sanctuary

pavilion, along with a tennis court, water

will only be able to reach the resort by

sports facilities and four dining venues.

air or sea, either by making the journey

Flohr has worked to limit the resort’s

from Vilankulos using a private boat or

impact on the surrounding environment

VistaJet air transport, the airline chaired

and with the help of its non-profit

byThomas Flohr (Nina Flohr's father). ●

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The aim is to make people feel that there is an authenticity and respect for other countries' culture and customs Patrick Rake

International bathing Canada-based Groupe Skyspa is launching a 60,000sq m spa with thermotherapy circuits inspired by international bathing traditions


anadian spa management group Groupe skyspa has unveiled an expansive thermal spa in Quebec, Canada. Groupe skyspa told Spa Opportunities that the

60,000sq m property represents an investment of CA$12m (us$9m, €8.3m, £7m). surrounded by forest, Förena Cité Thermale includes three thermotherapy circuits individually themed on Russian, Icelandic and German bathing traditions, along with three pavilions, outdoor bathing facilities and a restaurant. “The idea of opening a spa complex in Quebec was forged during my travels,” said Patrick Rake, president of Groupe skyspa and creator of

■■The 2020 launch of Förena is the first part of a two-phase construction plan, which includes the integration of a hotel


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■■The Icelandic experience includes three thermal pools

The authenticity behind these traditions and rituals comes to life at Förena and this is what makes us really stand out experience thermotherapy. The aim is to make people feel that there is

■■The spa includes

an authenticity and respect for other

thermotherapy circuits

countries’ culture and customs,” he said.

inspired by Icelandic,

The Russian-inspired Buran

Russian and German

thermotherapy circuit, is located in

bathing traditions

an individual pavilion and includes a steam bath, sauna, relaxation area and showers. Guests are advised to work their way through the routine, beginning with a sauna or steam bath, followed by a cold, outdoor, waterfall shower

Guests can also visit an outdoor

“Our inspirations come from places

relaxation area with cold waterfall

around the world where thermotherapy

showers and a firepit, along with an

has lived throughout the ages. The

three outdoor Icelandic thermal pools

18-treatment room spa. The spa menu

authenticity behind these traditions

which range in temperature from

offers treatments supplied by Phytomer,

and rituals comes to life at Förena and

temperate, to hot, and very hot, and

with its Holistic sea treatment chosen

this is what makes us really stand out.”

feature lava-lacquered standing stones.

as Förena’s signature offering.

and ending with a period of relaxation. The Piterak experience consists of

Foehn – the German thermotherapy

spa director Anne Bouchard told Spa

The 2020 launch of Förena is the first part of a two-phase plan, which

routine – cycles guests through an

Opportunities: “Our goal has never been

includes the integration of a hotel

Aufguss sauna, outdoor cold pool, and

to create just another spa, but to develop

totalling the investment at CA$45m

finishes with a period of relaxation.

something much more than that.

(us$33.9m, €31.3m, £26.2m). ●

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It’s icelab’s reliability and profitability that makes it stand out in the market, says sales manager Benjamin Bäurle

Keep your cool


pas can choose from a variety of experiences and concepts to offer guests, but the reliability of Cold Sauna icelab -110˚C is what differentiates it as a wellness proposition, says sales manager Benjamin Bäurle. Over the last 24 years, not a single icelab -110˚C has been reported faulty due to technical reasons. The whole body cryostimulation cabin uses unique software for telemaintenance, and state-ofthe-art product set-up assures the utmost consistency. Plus its electric system fulfills the highest German engineering standards. Even the very first icelabs installed in 1996, and the CryoVIP introduced nine years ago, are still in operation. It’s rare that whole body cryostimulation solutions reach the temperatures they claim to, says Bäurle, meaning that the full benefits are not delivered. But icelab does just that, using an electric triple cold cascade which also produces a comfortable, dry, cold air environment for guests where they don’t come into contact with refrigerants, nitrogen, liquid air or other gases.


What’s more, Bäurle says the icelab -110 can be very profitable – the sessions, for up to groups of four, only last three minutes so you can fit in more than 100 a day. The versatile treatment can either be offered on its own, combined in spa menu packages, within fitness, sports and leisure packages, and even be part of medical spa offerings. At the same time, the chamber has low electricity consumption and its Heatback Recovery System means all the heat extracted from it can be ‘recycled’ and used to support the heating of a swimming pool. Bäurle adds that a return on investment can be seen in the first few years.

Chenot Palace Weggis

Cold Sauna icelab -110˚C is made by Germany’s Zimmer MedizinSysteme and is distributed worldwide to spa and wellness centres, sport and fitness clubs and medical facilities. It supplies some of the top spas in the world including those at the new Chenot Palace Gabala, Azerbaijan and

Contact Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH

Tel: +49 731 9761 0 Email:

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Suppliers tell Spa Opportunities about their latest product, design and technology launches

■ The Meridian Time Ritual feature ancient traditions from different cultures

Lisa Barden introduces Comfort Zone's exclusive treatment at The InterContinental London - The O2


he Spa at The

The treatment culminates in a

allows us to continue to provide

InterContinental London

personalised Express Facial,

tailored, luxury treatments for

- The O2 has launched

designed to renew, nourish

our guests, whilst considerably

and illuminate the skin.

reducing our environmental

a new spa treatment menu in partnership with Italian

■ Lisa Barden, Arora Group

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The treatments will all use

impact," said Gintare Ciraite, spa

skincare brand Comfort Zone.

Comfort Zone products, which

manager at The InterContinental

In addition to massages,

boast the brand's Conscious

London - The O2.

facials and sensory treatments,

Formulas and are derived from

Lisa Barden, director of Spa

the menu includes an exclusive

natural ingredients, as well

and Wellness at the Arora Group,

treatment, designed in

as being free from parabens,

operator of The InterContinental

partnership with The Spa.

silicones and animal derivatives.

London - The O2, said: "The

Called The Meridian

"We are delighted to be

changing face of spa at our

Time Ritual, the mineral-

partnering with Comfort Zone

hotels is one where we focus

rich treatment incorporates

for our new treatment menu.

on our guest experience being

intense purifying and cleansing

Our spa-goers experience will

seamless and exceptional."

action and ancient traditions

always be at the forefront of

from Oriental, Mediterranean,

our thinking and strategy;

Indian and Arabian cultures.

partnering with Comfort Zone



SUPPLIER NEWS Phytomer's new Cyfolia range is kind to the skin and the ocean


rench marine skincare brand Phytomer has launched Cyfolia, a new

skincare collection developed by scientists to be kind to both the skin and the oceans. The three-piece

■ The range contains Cyfolia, an organic algae grown in Brittany

collection consists of the Radiance Cleansing Cream, a

Radiance Hydra-Comforting

by hand, in Brittany, France.

meltable cleanser, described as

cream boasts a rich texture

The products are also vegan,

'velvety soft', that is designed

and is designed to nourish,

containing 98 per cent

■ Mathilde Gedouin-Lagarde,

to gently cleanse the skin and

soothe and restore radiance.

naturally-derived ingredients and


remove all traces of make up.

Certified Cosmos Organic


The Radiance Exfoliating Cream

and by EcoCert Greenlife,

plant-based tubes and FSC-

is designed to leave skin visibly

the range is formulated with

certified paper packaging.

smoother, softer and more

Cyfolia – or the 'rainbow algae'

radiant and features natural

an organic algae that is grown

exfoliating particles, while the

and sustainably harvested,

The MLX i3Dome combines three treatments in one, says Sammy Gharieni


harieni, a Germany-based

three different treatment

after the guest is positioned

spa equipment supplier,

methods in one table.

on the table, inside the dome,

has launched the Triple

are housed in eco-conscious

Featuring an extendable



no therapist is required.

Detox Therapy MLX i3Dome,

infrared dome, the concept,

The table is designed

a new treatment table that

which will officially launch at

to offer the benefits of the

combines Fair Infrared (FIR)

Beauty Dusseldorf on 6 March,

combined therapies, which

technology with Plasma-

is designed to act as a stand-

include revitalised skin, improve-

and Light-therapies to offer

alone therapy, meaning that

ment in problem skin and increased collagen production, as well as boosted metabolism and the relief of physical discomfort.

■ Sammy Gharieni, Gharieni

"Combining FIR-, Plasma- and Light-therapies creates a truly

of vitality and suppleness are

revolutionary treatment in the

just a few of the incredible

wellness category," said Gharieni

results obtained," he added.

founder, Sammy Gharieni. "The synergies greatly

tronically adjustable height, and

well known benefits of each

Static, which is non-adjustable.

■ The MLX i3Dome is

tive treatment protocol. Visible

a stand-alone therapy

skin rejuvenations, increase

versions: Electric, which has elec-

enhance and improve the already therapy to create an ultra-effec-


The table is available in two


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