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Hyatt Andaz Papagayo is set on the hillside overlooking the tranquil waters of the Bay of Culebra on the Papagayo gulf. Featuring 153 suites that balance modern design and décor with rustic touches and natural materials that blend with the surroundings. Spanning several levels across the hillside, guestrooms higher up are afforded spectacular forest canopy views and frequent interaction with wildlife. Four cascading swimming pools provide an alternative to the steep trek down to the beach; most are designed for family enjoyment, while one is reserved for adults only.

 

The 2017 International Spa Association Conference & Expo was hosted at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, on October 16-18. Almost 2300 leaders in spa and wellness from 31 countries gathered at the event to hear 40 speakers and see 220 exhibiting companies. 16000 meals were donated to children via the FEED bag partnership and over 100,000 USD was raised to support the ISPA Foundation.

 

Day one commenced with keynote speaker Amy Cuddy on the main stage. Cuddy’s research has shown how our body language can affect how others perceive us. However, more interestingly, it also affects how we see ourselves. By ‘power posing’ – standing in a powerful posture of confidence - for just two minutes we can boost our feelings of confidence, and increase our chances of success at whatever we are about to undertake. So, before your next meeting, job interview or speech, give this a try!

 


The Global Wellness Summit celebrated its 11th summit this year, held at The Breakers, West Palm Beach. This family owned and operated hotel has been wellness-focused for the benefit of its staff and guests for over 12 years. Now, in the 122nd year of business, it is one of the only US family run businesses over 100 years old and still in the hands of its original owners who take great care of their staff, suppliers and guests. This high level of employee engagement has led to employee retention and guest satisfaction, and set the scene perfectly for our fast-paced, high-level, wellness focused conference.

 

Recently I had the pleasure of spending a few days at the newly opened Chablé Resort and Spa. Located around 15 minutes drive from the airport in Merida - or a three and a half hour drive from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Chablé is situated in the small Yucatecan town of Chocholá.

 

Upon entering the resort grounds, manicured lawns and lines of henequen cactus greet guests on the drive to the small reception building. A display of artifacts traditional to the area decorates the walls of the reception; henequen rope, weaving thread, candles and beekeeper masks and tools all set the scene.

The new resort enhances Cartagena’s elegance featuring three pools, a golf course, seven dining outlets and fitness center.

 

Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton's smart luxury hotel brand, today announces the opening of Conrad Cartagena, the brand's first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America. The oceanfront oasis on the north side of the iconic Walled City welcomes guests to the shores of the Caribbean Sea.

 

Every woman wants longer, thicker eyelashes and fuller, bolder eyebrows. There’s nothing sexier than eyes framed by long luscious eyelashes and a natural-looking brow. You can get thick, long and dark lashes and brows even if you’re not naturally gifted with them. Lash and brow enhancers are a popular solution for women who want to improve their current features. These enhancers can be profitable retail products to support lash and brow salon services.

With a long tradition in the regiomontano valley, the modern O.SPA.SALON Valle Oriente acts as a relaxation haven in the exclusive Metropolitan Center within the modern and trendy area of San Pedro Garza Sada. Although just opened last year, this branch has a 10+ years brand history in Monterrey’s spa industry that stands behind.

The latest project to be announced, with a setting that offers exceptional natural beauty and out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences, is Six Senses Formosa Bay in Brazil.

 

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Located at Baia Formosa, which translates to Beautiful Bay, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, it is the most eastern territory of Brazil and the country’s closest point to Europe. The extraordinary site, which is a part of the Eco Estrela Project, features almost 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and covers an area of 6,350 acres (2,570 hectares). It was home to a former coconut plantation which shared the land with prolific mangroves through which guests can navigate by boat. Ongoing development of additional freshwater canals and lakes will enhance the experience and also provide opportunities for a raft of water activities.

Wellness is a balance between body, mind and spirit that unleashes feelings of satisfaction, peace and tranquility.

 

Nowadays, global health faces critical scenarios. Stress, considered as a global disease, is caused by exhaustive working schedules that lead to fatigue, decreased productivity and increased tension. Similarly, there is the Burnout Syndrome studied in the 1970s by Herbert Freudenberger who emphasized: "Stress can lead to physical, mental and social dysfunctions; even damage our health, deplete our productivity and affect our family and social circles. "

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Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Polanco, W Mexico City, famous for its urban and avant-garde style, is the place where DJs, designers and renowned artists regularly present their work. Its eclectic style is visible from the crystalline facade accompanied by its colorful murals on gray concrete walls.

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Hilton announces the expansion of its Latin American footprint with new deals signed in Central America. Now, Hilton boasts a pipeline of nine hotels across five countries in Central America, representing five of Hilton's world-class brands: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn by Hilton.

Hint: you CAN control your guest’s minds, to help them get the most out of their spa visit

 

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No matter what spa services your guests' book, feeling and looking great, and enjoying every minute of the experience is the underlying goal of every visit.

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Grupo GDI, one of the leading real estate development companies in Mexico, today signed a letter of intent and an exclusive agreement with the Oberoi Group of India to develop the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Travelers in search of innovative wellness therapies that promote a sense of wellbeing and vitality should consider Costa Rica as their next travel destination, as many have already discovered. Costa Rica is the perfect setting for detoxification from stress and the daily grind and now offers visitors' inventive opportunities that extend beyond classic spa services and traditional yoga retreats.

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