Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:34

Expert Panel Q&A with Sharon Sedgwick

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The hotel where I work at has exclusivity with the British market and it is located in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. How can we encourage these clients to take advantage of spa services, bearing in mind that many of these guests are not used to spending money on health, wellness and beauty?

Geancarlo de Porta, Spa Manager, Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica by Karisma

Monday, 06 November 2017 05:30

Expert Panel Q&A with Diana Mestre

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How can I increase repeat bookings for guests with long stays at the resort?

Tania Luna, Spa Manager, Beloved Playa Mujeres, Mexico

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The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas October 16-18. It is ISPA’s first research-driven study aimed at analyzing the recruitment, retention and engagement of professionals in the spa sector.

Premier wellness event returns to Europe in 2018; Summit for global executives to take place at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy, October 6-8, 2018

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The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual event focused on the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy, wrapped up its incredibly successful 3-day Summit earlier this month at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL. The event, which attracted a record 600+ health and wellness leaders from 43 countries, included an inspirational “Wellness Moonshot,” a call-to-action to rid the world of preventable disease. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil and Weight Watchers’ CEO Mindy Grossman were just some of the luminaries that voiced their strong support for this massive, yet urgently needed, goal.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:21

Global Wellness Summit Day Two

My day kicked off with a group breakfast with Global Wellness Day Ambassadors and Key Supporters, a big surprise is coming later today!

 

Dr. Andrew Weil: How To Really Help People Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

 

The US does not have a healthcare system, but a disease management system, spending more than almost every other developed nation. Prevention doesn’t pay; wellness doesn’t pay. How can we encourage people to live a more healthy life? If information can be presented in a way that connects with people, they will move in the right direction. To deliver the message, you must embody health and demonstrate health. To improve your habits, spend more time in the company of people who embody these habits. This works for diet, exercise, mental wellness and happiness. Governments need to support these health messages with taxes and subsidies in the right place. Mexico has seen success with its tax on sugary drinks. Fashion is powerful, how can we make wellness fashionable and fun? If we can recruit celebrities to promote a wellness lifestyle this can encourage positive change.

Monday, 09 October 2017 14:36

Global Wellness Summit Day One


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Once again we started the Summit with an incredible visual art display from Louie Schwartzberg highlighting the therapeutic benefits of mushrooms. Yes, the magic kind!

“Champions of Change: Stand Up for Women Worldwide” Event to Include Keynote by Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

 

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Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO of the Global Wellness Summit and Global Wellness Institute, will be honored this month by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women as a trailblazer for gender equality in wellness. The “Champions of Change: Stand Up for Women Worldwide” event, which takes place October 18th at The Harmonie Club in New York, will be keynoted by Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

 

Sprawling across 7000 acres in the beautiful area of La Romana, a short drive from Punta Cana, sits Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. The resort offers a wide variety of rooms and suites, including one and two bedroom condos, golf lodge rooms and villas, all of which come with a complimentary 4 person golf cart. The golf cart is essential for getting around the idyllic grounds of Casa de Campo to visit the multitude of restaurants, the three golf courses, beach club, pools, meeting rooms and, of course, the spa and fitness facilities.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 23:15

Spa Review: Four Seasons Resort, Costa Rica

 

The luxurious Four Seasons Costa Rica property sits at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula in the North Western region of Guanacaste. Beaches adorn either side of the property, which is accessed via winding roads and steep hills. This hidden gem, currently the only Forbes 5-star rated property in Central America, sets the standard for luxury, quality of guest experience and eco adventure. This family resort offers 181 well-appointed guest rooms, including 24 suites, 34 villas and 3 estate homes. Guest accommodations at Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo are currently undergoing renovation and redesign and will be introduced to guests along with a resort-wide transformation in December 2017.

 

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, located on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spans 70 acres of lush grounds and picturesque waters. Historically, these legendary waters provided a welcome respite for weary travelers looking for rest and rejuvenation on the historic trade route ‘El Camino Real’. Due to the natural springs, the resort has a lush vibrant feel with tall trees, spacious lawns and lush foliage in every shade of green imaginable. Emphasizing harmony rather than balance, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in nature and benefit from the phytoncides, a substance emitted by trees and plants which can help to calm the nervous system.

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