07 Dec 2023 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
For Sale: Robin Hill Country Park
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU Company: Savills
Tender: retail units at The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
Location: Grantham, Leicestershire Company: Belvoir Castle
To Let – Potterne Park Sports Ground
Location: Verwood, Dorset Company: AVISON YOUNG
Tender: Open Day at Hall Place, Bexley to discuss commercial opportunities
Location: Hall Place House, Bexley, DA5 1PQ Company: London Borough of Bexley
Tender: Forestry Commission - Forest Nets Concession Opportunity
Location: 15 Concessions across the nation's forests Company: Forestry England
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News headlines
Google launches Gemini – its ChatGPT killer  
Google launches Gemini – its ChatGPT killer

By Liz Terry

Google has just released Gemini, a new multimodal AI which is being billed as a "ChatGPT Killer". Unlike ChatGPT, it can take inputs in text, code, audio, image and video, making it far more powerful and extending the range of applications. Gemini comes in three sizes – Ultra, Pro and Nano – to function across a .... more>>
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors  
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors

By Megan Whitby

A new rooftop spa has been added to modern alpine escape Das Central in the heart of Sölden, high in the Austrian Alps, to refresh the property’s wellness offering. The new Summit Spa has been added to the existing spa as part of a property-wide overhaul. The update has also added a new lobby, 31 rooms and .... more>>

Tourism think tank explores gender equity and male allyship  
By Rebecca Skeel

At a recent think tank, The Tourism Society hosted a panel overseen by its first female chair, Alison Cryer MBE, to discuss the importance of male allyship in the travel and tourism .... more>>
First glimpses revealed of Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair's subterranean spa retreat  
By Megan Whitby

Luxury hotel and spa operator Mandarin Oriental’s second London hotel will launch next January with a brand new spa designed as a boutique sister location to its flagship UK spa at Mandarin .... more>>
Minor names Sandie Johannessen group director of spa and wellness  
By Megan Whitby

Sandie Johannessen has been appointed the new group director of spa and wellness at Minor Hotels – international hotel owner, operator and investor. A seasoned spa industry figure, .... more>>
Emlyn Brown predicts crucial wellness travel trends for 2024  
By Megan Whitby

Athlete-inspired wellness, social wellbeing and active nutrition are three of the hottest trends set to shape the wellness sector in 2024, according to Emlyn Brown, Accor’s global senior .... more>>
SHA Mexico to debut in January 2024 with genome-inspired design  
By Megan Whitby

Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness will open its Latin American flagship in January in Costa Mujeres, a secluded beach destination just north of Cancun. Joining SHA’s Alicante flagship, .... more>>
Castelfalfi introduces luxury RAKxa-branded spa experiences in Tuscany  
By Megan Whitby

Five-star Tuscan retreat Castelfalfi has celebrated the relaunch of its spa with a partnership with integrative wellness and medical retreat RAKxa based in Bangkok, Thailand. Following .... more>>
Kerzner's new 'fitness hotel', Siro One Zabeel, opens for reservations  
By Tom Walker

The first ever Siro hotel, marketed as the "ultimate fitness and recovery hotel", is now accepting reservations. Set to open its doors in February 2024 at the One Za'abeel development in .... more>>
World’s largest franchise operator enters the health club market – plans aggressive growth  
By Tom Walker

Flynn Restaurant Group, the world’s largest fast food franchise operator, with ambitions to be the largest global franchise operator across all markets, has entered the fitness market with .... more>>
Accenture says AI is bringing on a decade of deconstruction  
By Tom Walker

The rapid advance of technology in all areas of life is putting societies in flux, creating uncertainty and forcing people to reassess their plans for the future, according to a new report .... more>>
Greece’s first Guerlain Spa to open at One&Only Aesthesis this November  
By Megan Whitby

One&Only will unveil a new spa partnered with premium beauty brand Guerlain at its new Athenian resort One&Only Aesthesis resort, launching on 11 November. Marking the debut of Greece’s .... more>>
Hyatt names Patrick Huey director of global wellbeing operations  
By Megan Whitby

Patrick Huey has been appointed as the new director of global wellbeing operations at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. A spa and wellness veteran, Huey has more than 20 years of global experience .... more>>
California's Murrieta Hot Springs Resort reopening February 2024 after extensive refurb  
By Megan Whitby

For the past 30 years, historic Southern California hot springs retreat Murrieta Hot Springs Resort has been out of action and closed to the public. Next February, the southwest Riverside .... more>>
Hacienda Xcanatun’s new Angsana Spa brings the outdoors in with nature-centric design  
By Megan Whitby

Banyan Tree Group has refreshed its luxury hotel in Mérida, Mexico, with a new Angsana Spa inspired by Asian and Mexican therapies. Located in four acres of lush green tropical gardens, .... more>>

Amanda Al-Masri

Spa People: 20th anniversary issue:
Amanda Al-Masri

Is leading the charge for democratic wellness in one of the biggest global hotel chains
RKF: Dressed to impress

RKF: Dressed to impress

Following exciting new launches at Equip Hotel in Paris, including the new DresSoft line, RKF Luxury Linen is gearing up for an eco-friendly and fashion-conscious 2023
Andrew Gibson

Spa People: 20th anniversary issue:
Andrew Gibson

We've collectively failed to prove the true value of hotel spas, says the global spa expert

Project preview:

Svart Six Senses is set to open in Norway in 2024, and redefine the meaning of sustainable wellness tourism and regenerative travel
On the road

On the road

With its Scenic Routes project, Norway has turned the road trip into an attraction, and boosted tourism in a huge way. Terry Stevens gets behind the wheel
Ana Ramirez

Spa People:
Ana Ramirez

On her plans to roll out Ancestral Handmade, her regenerative wellness hotel concept, across South America – starting in Colombia
TechnoAlpin: Chilling out at Krallerhof

TechnoAlpin: Chilling out at Krallerhof

TechnoAlpin’s Snowroom brings winter conditions to a stunning indoor spa at Austria’s Hotel Krallerhof
Scot Toon

Spa People:
Scot Toon

The Asia MD of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts unveils the company's latest island development plans
Theory of evolution

Jeremy McCarthy:
Theory of evolution

From spa to wellness and now leisure – Spa Business’ contributing editor looks at where hospitality experiences are heading
Product news
Klafs acquired by Kohler from Egeria Group

Klafs acquired by Kohler from Egeria Group


Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire saunas, steamrooms and hydrothermal area specialist Klafs from investment company Egeria Group.
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants

Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants


The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and plant life.
The Madison Collection unveils The Tuxedo Collection

The Madison Collection unveils The Tuxedo Collection


Introducing the Tuxedo Collection, The Madison Collection’s newest luxury linen and robe range which is fade-resistant, quick-drying and chlorine-compatible.
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Wynne Business Consulting and Education

Wynne Business, founded in 1998, specialises in creating, growing and fine- tuning spas, salons, wellness centres, hotel spas, fitness centres, and other beauty and health-related businesses.

Wynne Business, founded in 1998, specialises in creating, growing and fine- tuning spas, salons, wellness centres, hotel spas, fitness centres, and other beauty and health-related businesses.
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Featured Suppliers
Speedflex strengthens client list with four new installs

Speedflex, the fitness concept known for delivering HIIT Without The Hurt, has announced a number of new clients.
  Speedflex strengthens client list with four new installs
Connected Health & Fitness Summit returning in February 2024 in LA

Back for its fifth year, the Connected Health & Fitness Summit (7-8 February 2024, Los Angeles) remains the innovative platform for companies in the fitness, fitness tech and wellness space to collaborate and explore unforeseen partnerships to accelerate their business to the next level.
  Connected Health & Fitness Summit returning in February 2024 in LA

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08-11 Jan 2024

Hot Springs Connection Conference

Murrieta Hot Springs, United States

25-28 Jan 2024

Les Thermalies, the water & well-being exhibition

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

06-08 Feb 2024

Spatex 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom

02-04 Mar 2024

World Spa & Wellness Conference

Excel exhibition and conference centre , London, United Kingdom

03-05 Mar 2024

IECSC New York

Javits Convention Center, New York City, United States

20-20 Mar 2024

Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day

Virtual, United States

21-24 Mar 2024

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Fair District, Bologna, Italy

11-14 Apr 2024

FIBO Global Fitness

Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany

14-15 Apr 2024

Natural & Organic Products Europe

ExCel, London, United Kingdom

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