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

Property & tenders
30 acres at Clays Lane, Debden Green, Loughton
Location: Loughton, IG10 Company: Knight Frank
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
Evian Spa makes Middle Eastern debut, crowning top floor of luxury Bentley Tower  
Evian Spa makes Middle Eastern debut, crowning top floor of luxury Bentley Tower

By Megan Whitby

Evian Spa, the spa and wellness brand inspired by the premium mineral water brand, has arrived in Doha, marking its inaugural Middle Eastern location and fifth global destination. The new 1,800sq m wellness facility has been unveiled at the five-star Bentley Luxury Hotel and Suites in West Bay, closely following the debut of the first European Evian Spa in France .... more>>
Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align  
Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align

By Megan Whitby

A new nature-inspired wellness destination called Align is coming to Tucson, spearheaded by brothers and local hospitality entrepreneurs Mark and Eric Erman. Designed to foster individual and collective wellbeing, the project is set to create a central gathering space for users of the Chuck Huckleberry Loop, an .... more>>

Dean Kowarski, global CEO of Virgin Active, will keynote at HCM Summit 2024  
By Kath Hudson

Leisure Media has added another heavyweight to its line-up of CEOs for its inaugural HCM Summit this October. Dean Kowarski will talk about the intersection of fitness and nutrition. .... more>>
Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, unveils new-look lakeside destination spa  
By Megan Whitby

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in the southeastern US state of Georgia is celebrating a new milestone after unveiling its newly renovated 27,000sq ft destination spa. The vision .... more>>
Art-inspired urban spa to launch at stylish new London hotel, Art’otel London Hoxton  
By Megan Whitby

Art’otel, Radisson’s contemporary art-inspired lifestyle hotel brand, has strengthened its presence in London with a new hotel in Hoxton fusing art, design and hospitality. The location .... more>>
Breakers Hotel in Long Beach to relaunch as Fairmont property with tech-forward spa in 2024  
By Megan Whitby

The historic Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, California, is set to reopen in mid-2024 as a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property after a significant restoration and redevelopment project. The .... more>>
Kempinski to make Vietnamese debut with riverside resort and spa designed by Kengo Kuma  
By Megan Whitby

High-end five-star hotel company Kempinski Hotels is making its mark in Vietnam with a luxury waterfront property overlooking the Saigon River. Set to open by 2026, Kempinski Saigon River .... more>>
Marriott to realise Ritz-Carlton Reserve at Trojena, the Mountains of Neom  
By Megan Whitby

Marriott International has signed a new deal with Neom to open a Ritz-Carlton Reserve property as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round mountain adventure destination in Saudi Arabia. .... more>>
US spa industry hits record-breaking US$21.3 billion in revenue in 2023  
By Megan Whitby

The US spa industry is continuing its upward trajectory, achieving an unprecedented milestone with a record-breaking revenue of US$21.3 billion in 2023, surpassing the previous high of .... more>>
Shannon Malave appointed spa director at Mohonk Mountain House  
By Megan Whitby

Spa and wellness veteran Shannon Malave has been named spa director at iconic US spa destination Mohonk Mountain House. Based in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley and founded in 1869, .... more>>
Six Senses unveils urban wellness retreat in Kyoto inspired by Japanese Zen culture  
By Megan Whitby

Six Senses Kyoto opens its doors today, marking the eco-luxury hotel and spa operator’s entry into Japan and a new addition to its urban collection. Situated in the historic Higashiyama .... more>>
UAE’s first Dior Spa debuts in Dubai at Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, The Lana  
By Megan Whitby

The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester Collection’s debut property in the Middle East. Bathed in natural daylight on the hotel’s 29th .... more>>
Four Seasons’ Sacred River Spa in Bali relaunching in Q3 following extensive renovation  
By Megan Whitby

The Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan will reopen later this year with an all-new design plus enhanced treatments and experiences inspired by its river valley home. .... more>>
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation  
By Megan Whitby

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released new data on the US’ wellness economy, valuing it at US$1.8 trillion. According to the organisation's recent report – called The Global .... more>>
Planet Fitness reveals Colleen Keating as its next CEO  
By Liz Terry

Planet Fitness has a new CEO – Colleen Keating. She will take up the position on 10 June. The announcement follows a search which began with the ousting of former CEO, Chris Rondeau on 16 .... more>>

Ingo Schweder

Spa People: 20th anniversary issue:
Ingo Schweder

GOCO Hospitality's Ingo Schweder shares his personal wellness journey and highlights major market disruptors
Gharieni: Cutting edge

Gharieni: Cutting edge

Ara Patterson from Equinox Hotels talks about a partnership with Gharieni that’s delivering ROI and innovative treatments for guests

Destination focus:

Major hotel brands from Mandarin Oriental and Raffles to Six Senses are all investing in the UK capital, but how will they differentiate themselves asks Katie Barnes
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
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
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
Myrtha Wellness: New ways with water

Myrtha Wellness: New ways with water

Working globally with architects and interior designers allows Myrtha Wellness to embrace the latest trends in the international hospitality sector, as director Stefano Cattaneo explains
Dynamic pricing

Everyone's talking about:
Dynamic pricing

What pricing lessons can the industry learn from travel and hospitality and how can it best apply these?
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
Product news
Corinthia Budapest and Omorovicza collaborate to honour Hungarian spa culture

Corinthia Budapest and Omorovicza collaborate to honour Hungarian spa culture


Professional spa and skincare brand Omorovicza has announced a new partnership with the luxury Royal Spa at five-star Hungarian hotel Corinthia Budapest.
Klafs launches all-new Taras outdoor sauna

Klafs launches all-new Taras outdoor sauna


Klafs has introduced the Taras outdoor sauna to offer a blend of functionality and style.
Dornbracht unveils new Aquahalo experience shower inspired by crystal chandeliers

Dornbracht unveils new Aquahalo experience shower inspired by crystal chandeliers


Spa and bathroom fittings manufacturer Dornbracht has enhanced its portfolio with a new sculptural experience shower called the Aquahalo.
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Company profile
Les Mills UK

For more than 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness. We produce 22 group fitness programmes, backed by science, to be experienced in club or at home via Les Mills+

For over 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness to inspire a fitter planet. Every week, millions of people get fit in 21,000 clubs across 100 countries with the help of 140,000 Les Mills instructors.
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Places Leisure successfully launches myFitApp to enhance member experience

Places Leisure is a leading leisure centre operator with a mission to create active places and healthy people for communities to thrive.
  Places Leisure successfully launches myFitApp to enhance member experience
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone

Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design.
  CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone

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23-24 May 2024

European Health Prevention Day

Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany

30-30 May 2024

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

30 May - 02 Jun 2024

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy

06-06 Jun 2024

National Attractions Marketing Conference

Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort, Tamworth, United Kingdom

06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland

08-08 Jun 2024

Global Wellness Day

Worldwide, Various,

11-13 Jun 2024

World Festival

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore

12-13 Jun 2024


ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom

22-22 Jun 2024

World Bathing Day


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