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Auberge’s Expanded Central America Presence Now Spans Iconic Coastal And Mountain Destinations, With Private Air Access Connecting Both

 

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Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of award-winning small luxury resorts, residences and clubs, today announced that, as of November 15, 2017, the company will manage Mukul, the pioneering and multi-award- winning luxury resort in Nicaragua. Mukul, which captivated the world with the pristine beauty of Nicaragua when it opened as the country’s first luxury resort in 2013, is the vision of prominent Nicaraguan entrepreneur Don Carlos Pellas, who developed the 37-room resort and surrounding private residential beach community to celebrate the country’s biodiversity, rich culture and tradition of gracious hospitality.

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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

Costa Rica will reveal the secrets of its "Blue Zone"

It is located in five cantons in Guanacaste on the Nicoya Peninsula.

This zone has a population of more than 800 inhabitants that are more than 90 years old.

The meeting will take place on November 16th, 17th and 18th in Nicoya.

 

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A part of Costa Rica stands out worldwide as a "Blue Zone," which is characterized by the long, healthy lifespan of its population. Men and women exceed the average life expectancy with ages of more than 100 years. We speak on behalf of five cantons in Guanacaste, which are located on the Nicoya Peninsula: Santa Cruz, Hojancha, Carrillo, Nandayure and, part of the Nicoya canton. Part of the Nicoya Peninsula is added to the exclusive list of only five "Blue Zones" in the world, which include: Icaria in Greece, Sardinia in Italy, Okinawa in Japan and Loma Linda in the United States. The Nicoya Peninsula is the only Blue Zone in Latin America and it is the largest.

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Taking a holistic approach to achieving that coveted outer glow, SLOW BEAUTY (On-Sale: November 17, 2017)—the brainchild of SpaRitual natural products founder and "green beauty pioneer" Shel Pink—is a sustainable beauty program and philosophy that shows women how to physically, mentally, and spiritually nourish their bodies from the inside out. SLOW BEAUTY is all about carving a few small moments out of each day to practice the kind of mindful self-care and wellness that makes us glow. When practiced over time, these little moments add up to big results—not only in feeling healthier and more joyful, but in achieving true beauty and timeless aging.

Spa Manager Tania Luna

 

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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American Spa has unveiled an impressive roster of speakers for it its inaugural Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, which takes place March 6, 2018, in New York City. The conference is slated to feature a variety of keynote speakers and breakout workshops and sessions designed to help women grow and evolve both personally and professionally. Speakers for the conference were carefully curated by the American Spa team to ensure a diverse selection of timely topics. “I am inspired by the women who will be speaking at our leadership conference and am honored to have them be part of this day,” says Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa. “As a woman in a wellness leadership position myself, I can relate to every session, and I am personally looking forward to each one. I am confident that anyone who attends this inspiring conference will walk away from the day with tangible, inspiring, and life-changing tools that will enhance their careers and lives.”

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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.

Call to action to eradicate chronic, preventable disease unites health and wellness industries; Wellness Moonshot gained immediate support of health and wellness leaders, including Dr. Richard H. Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States

 

Wellness Moonshot announced by GWI at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

 

Lifestyle related diseases and the continuously skyrocketing cost of healthcare are creating a global crisis that is affecting us both physically and mentally. The stark reality is that roughly 70% of all deaths each year are a result of preventable diseases (CDC), while the global cost of largely preventable chronic disease could reach $47 trillion by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. On the opening day of the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, health and wellness leaders united behind the first global commitment to achieve a world free of preventable disease, a moonshot that is arguably as urgent as it is massive in scope.

 

ISPA Day One commenced with keynote speaker Amy Cuddy on the main stage. Cuddy showed how power poses can influence behavior and confidence levels.

 

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Hotels, Alternative Accommodations and Wellness: Jan D. Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR, Inc., U.S.

 

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The report card for the US hotel industry, STR compiles market data for the industry. Gyms are a commodity and prevalent in mid to high-end hotels, but less so in economy hotels, which incidentally are also more likely to have ‘smoking permitted’ rooms. Spas of course are found in luxury and upscale properties, but in a sea of brands, how can a hotel brand differentiate itself? Every brand has their own answer, create a wellness brand, such as Even hotels, Westin Workout. The alternative is to buy a brand, such as Hyatt acquiring Miraval and exhale spas. Luxury hotels with spas charge a significantly higher room rate, however the relationship is tenuous – do hotels get to charge more because they have a spa, or are spas more prevalent in hotels that charge more?

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.


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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!

Spafinder's business strategy helps thousands of spas and beauty salons in the Spafinder network more effectively connect to consumers

 

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Spafinder—a leading marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards brand that connects people to thousands of spas and beauty salons—today announced its new gift card technology, enhanced distribution channels and additional partner services, making it even easier for consumers and businesses to give the gift of spa and beauty experiences.

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