Spa Business issue 2 2021

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Once restrictions were lifted Capella Singapore hit 65 per cent occupancy

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For Clayton, there’s complete sense in wellness resort signings in the pipeline, Clayton explains that expansion programming – much of which is included in room rates in the Americas is now a greater priority: “Destinations – and traditional spa activities to be led by one person. such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Cabo “Wellness is so influential in terms of decision-making San Lucas and the Caribbean are our initial focus.” among our target clients that our investment in these In the meantime, all hands are on deck for the activities is beneficial for overall business,” he notes. “Look introduction of Patina Hotels & Resorts. Conceived as at our top-three performing spas in Sanya, Singapore an ultra luxury lifestyle brand, Patina is a thoughtful and Shanghai last year; they actually achieved revenue sister to Capella, with the potential for both to be increases of 30-40 per cent on similar operated in close proximity. periods in 2019 despite the pandemic.” Patina’s wellness concept, Flow, “has Between 20-30% The group’s 2020 story is reflective a curious and adventurous character of our bookings of domestic market strength versus represented by the phrase ‘state of mind, international travel. Capella’s two Chinese body and play’,” says Clayton. “Health for Capella are resorts outperformed expectations, driven by guests and lifestyle experts, known as ‘resident registering an average RevPAR increase hackers’, programme wellness journeys. who travel to of 25 per cent over 2019 while Capella This could include treatments that Singapore hit occupancy of 65 per cent improve cellular health, such as lymphatic pursue wellness once the COVID circuit breaker was lifted drainage, or sessions incorporating in July. Bali’s dependency on international business, in technologies like hyperbaric chambers, sound and light contrast, resulted in a RevPAR decrease of 60 per cent. rooms. Fitness will have a playful element and there’s Travel turmoil withstanding, the group launched a plant-based restaurant concept, named Roots.” Bangkok and Hanoi, with owners Country Group Inaugural property Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is Development and Sun Group respectively, with the aim designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan to play on of establishing the hotels’ reputations domestically ideas of duality, human connection and holistic health. With exciting projects already under construction Following the Maldives debut this month, Patina will open in the Maldives and central Sydney plus new Chinese next in Bali, Japan and China over the next five to 10 years.