Monday, 04 September 2017 06:00

Expert Panel Q&A with Adriana Azuara

Massiel

Masiel Sabala, Spa Manager, Casa De Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic

 

Masiel: What kind of events help to make the spa more popular?

Monday, 04 September 2017 06:00

Expert Panel Q&A with Bonnie Baker

Daniel Mtz

Daniel Martinez, Spa Manager, Casa Del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, Los Cabos

 

DANIEL: What would be the key points to develop a solid treatment that makes a reference to Mexican roots and culture.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Expert Panel Q&A with Cheryl Sott

Anseli Reyes

Anseli Reyes, Remède Spa Manager & LAD Spa Champion Mexico, The St. Regis Mexico City

 

ANSELI: What are some of the ways I can increase retention of local guests and keep them coming back?

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Expert Panel Q&A with Liliana Grajales

Sienna Creasy

Sienna Creasy, Spa Group Director, Island Outpost (Now with Jewel Resorts)

 

SIENNA: We go thru some amazing, jam-packed times in Jamaica. Like all destination areas, we are busy during several months of the year and have some months where things slow down. How do you keep your team motivated after each busy season and during slow times?

Friday, 30 June 2017 15:57

Spa Technology

 

 

Hydromassage 

Windsor Fitness is excited to announce the new representation of Hydromassage, which specializes in the manufacture and innovation of products that bring comfort, relief and relaxation to people around the world.

Hydromassage is an open massage system, in two formats: bed and lounge, which provides guests with 10-15 minutes of relaxation. It has the most powerful hydromassage units on the market with a touch screen for massage adjustments and multimedia entertainment options in addition to temperature control.

With the demands of work and the increase of the exercise routines, it is very important to take time to rest and to recharge. The benefits of massage are plentiful, but having the Hydromassage equipment in your facility could also provide a quick return on the investment. In addition, your partners and guests will love your facility.

www.windsorfitness.mx

 

       Hydromassage

 

The Mahekal Beach Resort is located in the town of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the north end of its famous 5th avenue. With 800 feet of beachfront and 196 guest rooms, including individual Palapa style bungalows and premium suites just steps from the water’s edge, the Mayan inspired, Revive Spa at Mahekal Beach Resort is set among lush tropical gardens of the resort. The spa offers a variety of experiences such as body wraps, exfoliations, facials, massages, couples journeys and signature treatments in addition to beauty services and yoga classes. Treatments at Revive Spa incorporate native Mayan culture and indigenous homegrown ingredients like medicinal herbs, aloe and copal incense. Revive Spa is laid out in a round configuration imitating the philosophy of the Mayans.

 

Encompassing 2,500 square feet, guests are soothed with the sounds of water and wind chimes. Bohemian gypsy designs create a welcoming ambience infused with colorful Mexican accents, antique wood furniture, subtle lighting, louvered windows and a palapa style roof. Above the central elevated platform is a fiber optic lit ceiling, reminiscent of glowing stars, that guests can enjoy as they relax, pre or post treatment in the warm Jacuzzi.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:13

Spa Review: Jamaica Inn

 

As you arrive at the renowned Jamaica Inn, you are immediately welcomed ‘home’. Whether you are a returning guest or a first time visitor, the staff invite you to feel comfortable in your surroundings, and go out of their way to ensure you do just that during your stay.

 

The timelessly elegant Jamaica Inn has been in operation since 1950 and has welcomed royalty, politicians and celebrities alike, who enjoy the intimacy and privacy the resort provides. The 48 suites and cottages, decorated and painted in crisp white and Wedgewood blue encircle a small, secluded bay on the outskirts of Ocho Rios (‘Ochy’ to the locals). Each suite is afforded spectacular views of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea.

 

The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort sits a on a 750 meter stretch of private beach overlooking the ocean and boasts a multitude of wellness facilities and offerings to suit all activity levels. On arrival at the resort, guests are provided with a activity schedule packed full of wellness related endeavors such as yoga, Pilates, meditation, cycling, zumba, ballet, strength training, kettlebells, TRX, barre, aerobics, rock climbing and pool based fitness classes. I chose to try a rock climbing class in the afternoon and sunrise meditation followed by yoga the next morning. With expert instructors always on hand to provide guidance and ensure safety, guests at the Carillon are always in good hands.

 

In addition to the impressive list of 40+ activities per day, the Carillon boasts an expansive fitness area with ocean view and state of the art equipment including Technogym ARTIS cardio machines and Technogym Kinesis functional training equipment. There are several pools to choose from at The Carillon. Family pools are at ground level while the adults only Atlantic Rooftop Pool provides the perfect setting for a morning aqua fitness class or a relaxing quiet place to spend the day.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 21:06

Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Spa Retail

TALK TO EACH OTHER

How often do spa directors get together in your area?Your spas are not in competition with each other!Guests in your resort would not normally visit a spa at a competing resort. Get together, strengthen your community and learn from each other.What sells? What works? What are guests looking for?

 

FOCUS ON YOUR CORE CLIENTELE

It’s likely that up to 80% of your income comes from 20% of your guests.

What do your guests want? What do those top spenders have in common?

 

TRAVEL SIZES / STARTER KITS

When your guests have to get on a plane to go home, they are concerned with weight and space in their luggage. Make it easy for them to try a new line or product with travel sizes or starter kits.

The Global Wellness Summit invites wellness-inspired, entrepreneurial students to pitch the most innovative – and viable – wellness concept; $10,000 in prize money
to be awarded to top three finalists at 2017 conference in Palm Beach, FL, USA (Oct 9-11)

 

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), an annual gathering of international leaders to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy, announced submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 “Shark Tank of Wellness” student competition. Last year marked the successful debut of the new Shark Tank-style competition, attracting over 70 entries from 17 countries, all vying to be one of three finalists to compete for a total of $10,000 in prize money.

 

The contest is open to university students (undergraduate or post-graduate students are eligible) around the world and submissions are being accepted until May 15, 2017. Students are required to submit a written application along with a short video highlighting an innovative concept, product or service for the wellness industry. The top three finalists, and their professors, will be flown to the 2017 GWS at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL, USA to compete for $10,000 in prize money (1st prize $5,000; 2nd prize $3,000; 3rd prize $2,000). Full rules and regulations can be found on the Global Wellness Summit website here.

 

Students will be judged on the business viability of their concept, which can serve any aspect of the wellness spectrum – from technology to architecture to spa design – by a panel of real-world wellness experts who will question the students in front of a live audience of over 500 executive business and thought leaders in global wellness.

 

Returning sponsors of the “Shark Tank of Wellness” competition, include Chiva-Som International Health Resort (Thailand), ESPA (UK), Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (USA) and ResortSuite (Canada). The GWS also welcomes new sponsor, Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland. Executives from each company will serve as “Wellness Sharks.”

 

“The success of the inaugural ‘Shark Tank of Wellness’ competition was overwhelming and truly underlined just how has global ‘wellness innovation’ really is,” said Susie Ellis, GWS Chairman and CEO. “Whittling the field down to just three finalists is a huge, but extremely gratifying, challenge – and I know both the GWS team and our “wellness sharks” are looking forward to reviewing this year’s thought-provoking and inspirational entries!”

 

There is no fee to enter. In addition to the prize money, airfare and hotel accommodations, all three finalists and their professors will attend the three-day conference, including all general sessions, breakout discussions, industry forums and gala social events (a USD $3,080 value; limit one student and one professor per team).

 

Last year’s top prize of $5,000 was awarded to Shahrin Ali Raivi from North South University, Bangladesh, for Mukto Sanitary Napkin, a concept to make sustainable sanitary napkins accessible to the 80% of women throughout Bangladesh who currently rely on unsanitary and ineffective options, including sand, leaves, mud and unsterilized rags. Shahrin’s concept makes use of left over materials from the country’s cotton industry. Two runner-ups, Regina Tarany and Svejetlana Radakovic, both from IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria, received $2,500 each and their concepts, including “TreatAdvisor” and “Spa Watch.”

 

The Global Wellness Summit attracts leaders from every sector of the wellness industry: spa, hospitality, tourism, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, education, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.

 

For more information about the opportunity to support wellness innovation through the sponsorship of the 2017 “Shark Tank of Wellness” competition, contact Michelle Gamble.

 

To learn more about the 2017 GWS, visit: http://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2017-summit.

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.

 

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