19 May 2022 Hotel Opportunities: daily news and jobs
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in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources

Property & tenders
Tender: Caban at Pendine Sands
Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Market Test Opportunity - Runcorn Swimming Pool
Location: Runcorn Company: Halton Borough Council
City Centre Gym and Health Club Business Sale
Location: City Centre Location - North of England Company: Walker Singleton
Lease Opportunity - Woughton on the Green Sports Ground and Brooklands Sports Pavilion
Location: Milton Keynes Company: Milton Keynes Council
Management of Bilborough College Sports Centre
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham Company: Bilborough College
Commercial Opportunity for the development of new attractions at Campus West
Location: Welwyn Garden City Company: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Tender opportunity for Sports Academy at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre
Location: Newport, Shropshire Company: Lilleshall Sports Academy
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News headlines
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour  
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour

By Frances Marcellin

Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment. Guests can book the gyms for US$25 an hour, giving them access to a Peloton bike, .... more>>
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday  
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday

By Megan Whitby

Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday. Szekely co-founded destination spa, Rancho La Puerta, and founded the Golden Door, as well as being a driving force .... more>>

Stylish Armani hotel and luxury spa coming to Saudi Arabia  
By Megan Whitby

High-end fashion house Armani has chosen to open its third global hotel location in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. In line with Armani’s existing hotels in Dubai and Milan, Armani Hotel Diriyah .... more>>
First Mandarin Oriental spa and hotel launching in Egypt in 2024  
By Megan Whitby

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced a management agreement to rebrand the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, marking its first foray into Egypt. First opened in 1841, The Shepheard .... more>>
Ole Scheeren plans vertical jungle resort complex and wellness sky deck in China  
By Megan Whitby

German architect Ole Scheeren has won a design competition for his vision for a tropical resort complex in the beachfront city of Sanya, on the Chinese island of Hainan. Scheduled to open .... more>>
Guerlain’s first London spa to launch at Raffles London at the OWO  
By Megan Whitby

Raffles' debut London property Raffles London at The OWO will be home to a brand new destination spa and health club partnered with beauty and wellness brand Guerlain and movement and .... more>>
Anantara expanding China portfolio with plans for retreat in nature haven  
By Megan Whitby

Anantara will open its third Chinese property in ecotourism destination Anji County, in the northwestern Zhejiang Province. A popular escape for nature lovers, Anji County is renowned for .... more>>
Island getaway Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort launching in Santorini  
By Megan Whitby

New beachfront resort Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort will open its doors on the popular Greek island of Santorini as of 18 April, following a €20m (US$22.3m £16.7m) investment. Nestled just .... more>>
Mayan gods, shamanism and herbalism inspire Conrad’s first destination spa in Mexico  
By Megan Whitby

Hilton has unveiled a secluded beachfront resort named Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya in Mexico, marking Conrad’s debut in the Mexican Caribbean. Located in a secluded bay surrounded by .... more>>
Mandarin Oriental planning first Greek property with luxury spa  
By Megan Whitby

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new hotel and spa in Costa Navarino, Greece, scheduled to open in Q1 2023. The group’s first property in Greece – named Mandarin Oriental, .... more>>
Six Senses to launch in UAE with coral-inspired wellness sanctuary  
By Megan Whitby

Six Senses will enter the UAE market in 2024 with a 61-room hotel and 162 branded residences along a private stretch of beach on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent in Dubai. The project is the .... more>>
GWS unveils 2022 global wellness trends report  
By Megan Whitby

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched its annual trends report revealing the top 10 new trends for the year ahead in health and wellness. The Future of Wellness 2022 contains .... more>>
One&Only will bring Chenot Method stateside at new mountain retreat  
By Megan Whitby

Lone Mountain Land Company and Kerzner International will launch the first One&Only resort and residential community in the US in 2024. One&Only Moonlight Basin will represent the brand’s .... more>>
Raffles' first North American hotel and spa will launch in central Boston  
By Megan Whitby

Raffles Hotels and Resorts is set to make its North American debut in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, in 2022. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences is coming to fruition after a .... more>>
Pharrell Williams to launch tropical Bahamian beach resort  
By Megan Whitby

Multi-Grammy award-winning musician and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams is creating a beachfront resort in The Bahamas in partnership with Miami Beach-based hospitality entrepreneur David .... more>>


Top team:

Neena Dhillon talks to the owning company and senior executives from this burgeoning Asian hospitality brand with a passion for wellness
A brighter future

A brighter future

With a zero-emission hotel and plans for a huge photovoltaic plant, PortAventura World is moving towards a new energy model
Hotel fitness

Hotel fitness

Kerzner has entered the hotel fitness market with Siro, a concept which has Adam Peaty as its global ambassador
Rakesh Patel

Spa people:
Rakesh Patel

Rakesh Patel talks about Alta’s dedicated hospitality fund in Asia
Justin Andrews

HCM People:
Justin Andrews

On the launch of You Fit’s hotel health club and spa contract management service
Art of Marvel

Art of Marvel

Disneyland Paris has opened its new Marvel-inspired hotel. Art director Caroline May tells us what made it such a special project to work on
On your marks

On your marks

Analyst Jan Freitag suggests a timescale for global hotel recovery and hotel spas
Reach for the stars

Reach for the stars

Dreamed up by Star Wars fans and brought to life by Disney Imagineers – a sneak peek at the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience
Egle Ruksenaite

Spa people:
Egle Ruksenaite

E77 Company has opened the doors to its purpose-built spa hotel for millennials in southern Lithuania
Product news
Lion Stone Art crafts statement natural stone designs to enhance wellness environments

Lion Stone Art crafts statement natural stone designs to enhance wellness environments


Turkey-based Lion Stone Art is producing luxury natural stone design pieces to create aesthetic spaces in spas, wellness facilities, gyms, hotels and private residences.
Vaask creates discrete hand sanitation solution

Vaask creates discrete hand sanitation solution


Vaask, the hand hygiene company, has launched a permanent, touchless hand sanitising fixture, designed to be built into spas’ walls.
Evolution-U launches psychology-based spa business training to optimise profitability

Evolution-U launches psychology-based spa business training to optimise profitability


Business psychology training company Evolution-U Spa Academy has unveiled new online spa business training blending core spa team skills with corporate-level business psychology.
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Swissline by Dermalab

Founded in Switzerland in 1989, Swissline is one of the very few skincare brands that can trace its origins to cellular therapy. To this day, biotech innovation and development remain at the heart of the brand.

Swissline produces results-oriented products and treatments which embrace natural actives and skin-identical ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Niacinamide, Pre and Probiotics, and Madecassoside®.
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Featured Suppliers
Thousands flock to register for Elevate 2022 in London this summer

The health and fitness industry is eagerly awaiting the return of Elevate, which will take place on 15-16 June 2022 at ExCeL London.
  Thousands flock to register for Elevate 2022 in London this summer
What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?

According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
  What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?

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25 May 2022

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02 Jun 2022

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

02-05 Jun 2022

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy

07 Jun 2022

World Sauna Forum 2022

Lapland Hotels Arena, Tampere, Finland

07-10 Jun 2022

IAAPA Expo Asia 2022

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

09-10 Jun 2022

International Medical Spa Conference and Barcamp Workshop

Medical SPA „Eglės Sanatorija“, Birštonas, Lithuania, Birštonas, Lithuania

15-16 Jun 2022


ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom

19-21 Jun 2022

Spa Life International (UK)

Cotswolds Water Park Hotel , South Cerney, United Kingdom

19-22 Jun 2022

W3Spa North America

Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, United States

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