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5 Steps to Sustainability

5 steps to sustainability

Spa businesses should embark on a comprehensive plan with business policies that support sustainable development and allow a timeline for change to be communicated and delivered. Sustainability is a group of interrelated activities guided by ‘people, planet and prosperity’. Follow these five steps for a more sustainable spa business: 1. Set the intent Believe that […]

Sustainability initiatives: Pikaia Lodge

Pikaia Lodge is committed to sustainability by taking a holistic approach: social responsibility, environmental efforts, education and renewable energy. Offering a luxurious experience, seeking a positive impact on the Galápagos Islands. During the initial construction of the hotel, rigorous practices were implemented to reduce waste, using sustainable materials and adopting waste-minimizing technology. This approach reflects […]

Post Pandemic Environmental Responsibility

sustainability: post-pandemic-environmental-responsibility

It goes without saying that single-use PPE has been vital recently. When experts were initially unsure how coronavirus was transmitted, we utilized disposable items to minimize the spread. Unfortunately now, an increasing number of masks, gloves, and plastics are washing up on shores. The understandable need for disposable items came with consequences: a setback in environmental progress.

GSN foundation and Dazzle Dry introduce ‘promise to the planet’ campaign for earth day 2021

Promise To The Planet

The GSN Foundation and Dazzle Dry have proudly teamed up this Earth Day 2021 to introduce the ‘Promise To The Planet’ social media campaign. Calling on members of the beauty and wellness industries together with consumers, the campaign encourages supporters to join forces in solidarity by painting their nails green and blue, snapping and sharing their one promise and painted nails across social media with the hashtag, #promisetotheplanet, in response to the urgent need to help combat climate change.

Spas Going Plastic Free

“We have eliminated plastic sheets from our body treatments; we perform the services directly on sheets or towels. This represents for us a saving of about 15% of the cost of treatment.” -Katia Kano,Spa Manager

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.

Spa Review: Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.

Spa Review: Xandari Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

Xandari Resort & Spa is set in Tacacorí de Alajuela on a ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose, nestled below in the Central Valley. The grounds are a lush, tropical paradise with extensive hiking trails through steep hills and winding paths. With five spectacular waterfalls, the hikes provide the ideal wellness activity for those looking for an active vacation in Costa Rica.

The most noticeable feature on arrival at Xandari is the abundance of tropical color – partnered with contemporary design, innovative architecture and artistic accents. Xandari Resort boasts 24 spacious and uniquely designed individual villas, each offering guests private terraces and stunning views of the jungle foliage and cityscape across the majestic Central Valley.