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W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of W Panama, the first W in Central America. Located in one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the region, Panama City, the new hotel towers above the heart of the business district within the ultra-modern, 50-floor Evolution Tower on Calle 50. The bold and vibrant design of W Panama, under the ownership of Evolution Tower Corp., blends centuries of history and culture with the nearby tropical paradise and trendy metropolitan spirit of Panama City.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring magnificent oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows. Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three leading real estate development groups based in Mexico.

12th-annual conference in Italy will focus on the future business opportunities in all ten wellness sectors; “2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor” to be released, the only in-depth research on the size, growth and trends in world wellness markets

Surrounded by mangroves on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, Chablé Maroma is a five-star beach resort set between a tropical jungle and the sparkling sands of Maroma Beach. Scheduled to debut fall 2018, the luxury resort will feature 70 spacious suites, each with its own private pool and outdoor terrace, as well as more than 650 feet of private beach offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of Riviera Maya.

Steeped in legendary seafaring history dating back hundreds of years, the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts is the newest exotic destination for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. The larger of the two-island country of St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Kitts lies in the northern part of the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles. Its volcanic origin created an 84-mile (135-kilometer) coastline of intriguing silver-grey sand beaches and a lush fertile interior with coconut groves and plantations.

Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe tackles the sensitive issue of sexual harassment in spas. Learn from our Expert Panel and their experiences.

Brands of the spa and wellness industry support communities in need across the world:


Famous as the first entrance of the Spanish colony into Mexico, Veracruz is recognized for its people’s joy in addition to hosting the biggest carnival nationwide.

 

On the iconic waterfront just next to the traditional La Parroquia café stands the Emporio Veracruz Hotel, with its contemporary and elegant decor making it unique in the city.

The exclusive Vidalta Residential Park is set in a protected ecological reserve in Lomas Del Chamizal. Accessed by the iconic bridge, Puente Vidalta, the towers overlook an expansive forest retreat north of the city. This nature reserve allows residents to enjoy activities such as jogging, cycling, walking, forest bathing and group events with family and friends. In addition, the residential park provides courts for racquet sports, indoor and outdoor pools and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Andaz Mayakoba, by Hyatt Hotels, is located just north of Playa del Carmen in the exclusive gated Mayakoba Resort complex. Offering 214 guest rooms, mangrove lined lagoons and tropical jungle foliage provide the backdrop for dining, relaxing or engaging in wellness activities such as walking, jogging or biking the nature trails in addition to bird watching, yoga and swimming.

 

Embracing local culture, Andaz Mayakoba features large painted murals by Senkoe, an artist hailing from Playa del Carmen whose popular and colorful creations have gained international recognition. Beautiful tropical birds, sea creatures and jungle cats adorn the sides of the buildings, bringing life to the surroundings.


Founded by Margarida Bornschein Langer in the 1950s, Lapinha was born with the aim of combating disease through natural therapies. Margarida understood that, for the healing experience to be complete, it was necessary to take care, not only of the human being, but also of the planet and the local community with a holistic approach. In 1972, Lapinha was the first medical spa in Brazil located on a farm. With a focus on organic production, surrounded by a sub-tropical forest, this family-run property continues to be an agent community development.

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand’s first hotel in Baja California Sur with the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos in June 2018. Operated by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez (QGC), Solaz Resort is a beachfront oasis featuring a 128-room luxury hotel and 21 extravagant residences. Nestled on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort highlights The Luxury Collection’s impressive expansion in Mexico, where the brand now boasts a total portfolio of seven hotels throughout Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City, and Yucatan.

How many ways can halotherapy be used in a spa and integrated into the menu of services?

 

Spa Team
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
Los Cabos, Mexico

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, from Sept. 24-26.

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