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RosewoodAntigua

 

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, which will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies. The resort will be situated on 132 spectacular oceanfront acres along Half Moon Bay, which is internationally lauded as one of the world’s most spectacular beaches. The former Half Moon Bay Hotel was established in the 1950’s, and for decades was a sought-after vacation destination and resort playground for the international jet set.

GWS2018CoChairs

 

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual event focused on the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy, today announced renowned fitness/wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and Mia Kyricos, a leader in shaping wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and lifestyle companies, as co-chairs of this year’s Summit (October 6-8, 2018). The 12th annual event will take place at Technogym Village, a 37-acre campus located in Cesena, Italy that combines high design and high tech seamlessly and was created to inspire and encourage every aspect of wellness. Technogym is a world-leading manufacturer of fitness and gym equipment and an official supplier of the Olympic Games.

TermataliaIguazu

 

Termatalia starts the promotion in Europe of its third edition in Latin America at FITUR. It will take place in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil, between September 19 and 21, 2018 under the slogan "Energy from the waters" and will involve new business opportunities for companies in Spain and Galicia, as well as the other participating countries. The choice of Brazil as headquarters is led by the Iguazú Fund for Tourism Development and Promotion and the Foz do Iguaçu Prefabrication and has the support of the main public and private entities linked to tourism in this region and also in the country (State of Paraná and the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil) to position it internationally, also as a thermal destination.

BackPain

 

During my recent trip to ISPA, I unfortunately experienced some back pain. This is unusual for me and I mistakenly thought it was muscular. After realizing that massage and topical aromatherapy and botanicals weren’t going to be strong enough, I used the powerful force of social media to ask for recommendations, after all - I was surrounded by health, wellness and spa experts! I was flooded with responses and advice, leading me to two hi-tech advanced holistic therapies that made a world of difference to the pain that was caused by an out-of-place vertebra.

GVLCWellnessSuites

 

Designed to rejuvenate and refresh one’s well-being, six new duplex Wellness Suites at Grand Velas Los Cabos are now available inclusive of a dedicated fitness loft, private training, personal wellness concierge, healthy minibar, in-suite juicing, and more.

Anantara

 

Offering an exciting new gateway to South America, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon debut its authentic luxury in Brazil with the opening of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in mid 2018.

 

Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a breathtaking beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline. Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences.

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Radisson Blu, one of the world’s leading brands driven by innovation and design, today announced the opening of Radisson Blu Acqua Hotel & Spa Concon. Formerly Radisson Acqua Hotel & Spa Concon, the hotel recently completed a $2.5 million renovation giving a new and refreshed look to the guest rooms, terrace, restaurant and sp.

The 6,500 square foot Mar Abierto Spa at MarAdentro Resort is a testament to the ingenuity of Mexico's famed and world-renowned architect, Miguel Angel Aragonés. His idealistic desire to create an area of calm surrealistic beauty combines with his futuristic ideas - and works magnificently.

 

Mar Adentro Resort, meaning the sea within, is a study in white and water. It is as if the stark buildings were built on top of the water, floating toward the sea. The serenity invites those who wish to partake in delicious services in an underground-underwater spa.

Beloved Playa Mujeres is an adult only all-inclusive boutique resort offering a perfect getaway for couples. Tucked away on a pristine white sand beach 20 minutes north of Cancun’s busy tourist zone, it offers peace, tranquility and intimacy.

 

At the Beloved Spa, couples can enjoy the full hydrotherapy facilities together. The comprehensive hydrotherapy area includes sauna, steam room, five experience showers, ice chute, caldarium, cold and hot plunge pools and various jets, cascades and hydro-massage stations within the expansive hydrotherapy pool. A spa valet will escort you through the process, and finish the experience with a scalp, neck and shoulder massage on a thermal lounger. This ensures your complete relaxation before the spa treatment has even begun.

 

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 Cartagena Exterior FP

 

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.

 

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