According to the Global Wellness Institute, global wellness tourism is now a $494 billion business and it grew 74 percent faster than tourism overall from 2012 to 2013. Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas began in 1995 and has been on a steep growth curve ever since. Currently, it manages nine resorts and 27 spas across Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe, but it’s set a goal to double in size over the next three years.
The company will open resorts in Chengdu, Portugal and the Seychelles and spas at Muscat’s Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace in February; Marbella’s Marbella Club in May; the Evason Club & Spa Pune in June and on the Greek island of Mykonos at The Belvedere in November. In total, the brand will have 18 properties and 33 spas when this current phase of expansion is completed.
This brand of luxury appeals to travelers who are looking for a full indulgence of the senses to the point that as the first five find serenity that sixth sense can find its own indulgence. The company chooses some of the most exotic destinations imaginable and the full experience combines the cultural and the indulgent, especially when the spa treatments use local ingredients and local treatments. There’s also strong environmental element that extends the “wellness” to the destination.
The Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam recently was cited by HotelsCombined.com as a top eco-friendly resort. It’s the first five-star resort located on Vietnam’s untouched archipelago islands and it was built using only sustainable materials with such design elements as maximized airflow to reduce A/C. Its restaurants, and its spa, use only locally grown foods and ingredients.
The Six Senses Evason Club and Spa in Pune, coming next June, is about 220 miles from Mumbai, Pune is the state of Maharashtra’s second largest city. A Fascinating destination all by itself, Maharashtra is home to tropical forests, tiger reserves, mountain ranges, about 450 miles of Arabian Sea beaches, such UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the Ajanta and Ellora Cave complexes.
The hotel will be located about 20 minutes from downtown Pune as part of the Evason Pune Belmondo project. Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pune, the Evason by Six Senses will manage the entire 69,000 square foot club house which includes two restaurants, meeting room, banquet hall, kids’ area spread over two levels, games rooms and library. The facility also incorporates a gym, yoga studio, pool, several indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces and a spa with eight treatment rooms, Hammam and changing rooms and more.
The Mykonos at The Belvedere is one of the boutiques hotels that are restoring Greek tourism. Set in a central location in the Chora, the property’s Six Senses Spa is scheduled to open next November. Portugal’s Six Senses Spa at Penha Longa Resort is located in a 19th century palace within a 545-acre national Park with, two golf courses about 16 miles from downtown Lisbon. It’s also a 10-minute drive from the beaches of Estoril and Cascais.
The Six Senses Zil Pasyon on Felicite Island in the Seychelles is a private island resort located outside of the cyclone belt, an increasingly essential virtue. The resort is comprised of 28 one-bedroom villas, two two-bedroom villas and 17 private residences, all with private pools.
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is the only resort located adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Chinese province of Sichuan. The 113-suite and-villa resort uses regional design motifs. Due to open next year, the Six Senses Mont Blanc, France is a 32-suite alpine resort located atop Mont d’Arbois and with more than 280 miles of ski runs. In 2016, Six Senses will open properties in Bhutan, Taiwan, St Lucia, Bali, Tunisia
The Six Senses Laamu, a private island resort in the Maldives, just completed a renovation that enhanced the design of its villas, added a main pool and a sixth dining outlet. Many villas received private plunge pools and other improvements. Sip Sip, a new F&B outlet, features a sunken bar and adjacent poolside seating.
Six Senses, like Banyan Tree, is one of those companies to watch if you want to keep up with the direction that luxury wellness travel is taking. Read more travel news at www.TravelPulse.com
Today at Spa Life, taking place at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, Spafinder Wellness 365™ announced their partnership with Wellness for Cancer to assist resorts and spas in increasing their level of care and expertise in delivering safe treatments to clients who live with, or have survived, cancer.
This partnership will facilitate members of Spafinder Wellness 365′s global partner network to apply for “Cancer Aware” Basic or Comprehensive Certification and provide treatments to those affected by cancer who can often struggle to find trained therapists. Once a spa or individual is certified, they will be recognised as being “Cancer Aware” on spafinder.co.uk, allowing people living with cancer to find qualified wellness practitioners who are able to provide safe treatment, such as therapeutic massage.
John Bevan, managing director of Spafinder Wellness UK said, “This is a project very close to our hearts and we are delighted to be working on such a worthwhile and vital partnership with Wellness for Cancer. The aim of the partnership is to help those living with cancer or cancer survivors to feel welcome in a spa environment while providing therapists with the confidence to treat them effectively.”
Wellness for Cancer instructors will assist spas that would like to increase their level of comfort and confidence in delivering safe and nurturing services. Training programs will be offered at a special launch rate to spas that are currently part of the Spafinder Wellness 365 network, or those who join before 31 December 2014. The training is released in individual online modules including videos, action plans, planning guides and resource lists. Modules are made up of 25 minute lessons and will cover topics such as cancer basics, common treatment side effects, bringing compassion in to your service and survivorship.
“For anyone touched by it, cancer is not a one-month issue; it’s all year round,” said Julie Bach, executive director of Wellness for Cancer. “We are excited to partner with Spafinder Wellness 365 and help educate and qualify an army of wellness providers, making it easy to find them on spafinder.co.uk.”
For more information about Spafinder Wellness 365, please visit www.spafinder.co.uk or call 0870 121 6066.
The award was presented during the recently held awards ceremony, held in London.
The world-famous Casa de Campo resort, also situated in the Dominican Republic’s eastern region, was selected in the Best Resort in the Dominican Republic and Best Spa Resort categories.
The Best Hotel in the Dominican Republic was awarded to the chosen the Hilton Santo Domingo Hotel and the Sivory Punta Cana won in the Best Hotel Suite category.
The World Travel Awards recognizes excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.
The winners are chosen through the votes issued by thousands of sector professionals.
In 2013, the Puntacana Resort & Club Resort received the highly prestigious Adrian Award as a true Leader in Sustainable Tourism.
The Adrian Awards are issued to the various segments of the tourism industry, including hotels, airlines, cruise lines, car rental companies, cruise ships, credit card companies, and many more.
The Other Winners
Casa de Campo
The resort, considered to be one of the very best tourism facilities in the entire Caribbean region, features over 1,500 villas and luxury residences, five golf courses (three world-famous courses), a cruise port, international airport, a marina for 350 boats up to 250 feet in length, and a wide variety of sports facilities.
The resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Great Golf Resorts of the World.
Hilton Santo Domingo Hotel
Situated in Santo Domingo’s beautiful seaside boulevard, this 228-room hotel features an outdoor swimming pool on the 7th floor, a sun terrace, a bar and restaurant, and the bar “Sol y Sombra” with themed evening buffets.
Sivory Punta Cana
This adults-only 55-room facility features several restaurants and a full service spa.
UFC and House of Blues Foundation Room host official UFC 181 after party with fighter appearances, DJs and more…December 5, 2014 on 2:08 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Spa Resorts | Comments Off
House of Blues Las Vegas welcomes fighters including Matt Hughes, Forrest Griffin, Rory MacDonald, Miesha Tate, Frankie Edgar, Kelvin Gastelum, Khabib Nurmagomedov and more for the official UFC 181 After Party. Ketel One drink and bottle specials will be available throughout the night and DJs Sam I Am and Greg Lopez will keep the party going all night.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
House of Blues Las Vegas Foundation Room
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
For VIP reservations, fans can call 702-632-7631 or email RSVP@FoundationRoomLV.com.
Visit houseofblues.com/lasvegas/fr for more details.
@FoundationRoom @UFC #UFC181
About House Of Blues Entertainment:
With 38 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment (a division of Live Nation) portfolio is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmore brand and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.
Las Vegas locals offered 10% Mahana Holiday Discount from
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 to Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
LAS VEGAS – Tahiti Village, the Tahitian paradise at the South end of the Las Vegas Strip, has announced the newly-renovated Mahana Spa is now open for the public. Previously reserved for Tahiti Village guests only, Mahana Spa provides a sleek and modern Tahitian sanctuary with a sophisticated menu of soothing massages, exquisite facial treatments, waxing packages and body rituals aimed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
Located on the spacious ninth floor of Tower Five at Tahiti Village, Mahana Spa offers 50, 80 and 90-minute packages for men and women of all ages looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. To kick off the holiday season, Mahana Spa is offering Las Vegas locals with a valid ID a 10% Mahana Holiday Discount from Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. With calming décor and a staff of professionally-trained massage therapists, Mahana Spa packages include:
· Tahitian Stone Massage – Starting at $105 for a 50-minute session, the Tahiti Stone Massage is designed to nurture the mind, body and soul with the placement of warmed river rocks to gently release tension and sooth sore muscles, leaving guests with a feeling of restored balance and relaxation. Eighty-minute sessions available for $150 per person.
· Couples Escape – Starting at $200 per couple, the Couples Escape package provides simultaneous relaxation massages and much-needed time alone with your significant other. All couples massages can be customized with aromatherapy, deep tissue or hot stones for an additional $20. Upgrade to the Mahana Magic Moments Couples Retreat for $375 and begin the experience by entering into a private enclave featuring the sounds and fragrant scent of the islands and a chilled, complimentary bottle of champagne. Once relaxed, the journey will begin with a soothing hot-oil scalp massage, followed by a Tahiti Stone Massage. A Hydration Facial or Foot Revitalization treatment will complete the retreat and all couples will receive a complimentary souvenir gift to commemorate the “Magic Moment.”
· Men’s Facial – This treatment takes factors such as shaving habits into account to help prevent ingrown hairs and other skin problems unique to men. All Men’s Facials begin with a deep cleansing, followed by a smoothing exfoliation and extractions. Tension-releasing hand, foot and shoulder massages are offered, while your skin re-hydrates with a customized treatment masque. Men’s Facial packages start at $115 for a 50-minute session and $140 for an 80-minute session.
· Mommy & Me – Available in the Teens, Tweens and In-Betweens menu, 90-minute Mommy & Me experiences are available for $275. This special package is designed to spoil even the youngest of spa goers, while providing quality, bonding time for mother and daughter. Beginning with side-by-side island massages, the packages concludes with a brightening mini facial suitable for all ages.
Offering three well-equipped treatment rooms and a full range of treatments to pamper and invigorate guests of all ages, Mahana Spa at Tahiti Village operates daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests under 18 years of age must have a signed release form and/or signature from a parent or legal guardian, who must be present for all facials or massages. To schedule an appointment or for more information on Mahana Spa packages and gift certificates, please visit Tahiti Village at 7200 S. Las Vegas Blvd. or call 702-440-6855.
About Somerpointe Resorts
Somerpointe Resorts is a leading developer of vacation ownership with twelve resorts in its network including Club De Soleil, Tahiti and Tahiti Village, its flagship. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, the Somerpointe Resorts portfolio encompasses more than 100,000 owners and 2,000 guestrooms in some of the world’s most desirable locations including Las Vegas, Hawaii and Orlando. For more information, please visit www.somerpointeresorts.com
About Tahiti Village
Escape to the sights and sounds sun-kissed shores of a luxury Tahitian paradise, right on the Las Vegas Strip! Tahiti Village Vacation Club is 20 acres of pure pleasure that excites the senses and rejuvenates the soul. Tahiti Village amenities include a resort-style swimming pool with 24-hour hot tub, full-service tiki bars, a lazy river waterway stretching 1/8 mile, full-service spa, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, retail shop, casual dining, in-room massages and the recently-opened 17° South restaurant.
For more information, please visit www.tahitivillage.com
I love Lake Zurich – and swimming in it. In winter nights the most, as I have to share it only with fish for once. But before jumping into the ice cold water, I usually heat up – at the Lakeside Sauna at Zurich Enge. Located on the lake, it feels like far away from the bustling city life, which makes it the perfect place to unwind – wrapped in a woolen blanket, reading a book and enjoying the night view on the illuminated city. PS: To sail around your spam filter, I spare you a sauna selfie.
A wellness vacation is the perfect escape after an eventful holiday season, so why not treat yourself to a stay at one of the more than 300 wellness hotels or resorts in Germany to start the New Year right?
You may want to head to Bad Tölz, a spa town located in the foothill of the Alps and a great place to combine traditional spa services, such as a mud treatment, with wintery outdoor activities. Or, consider Bad Salzuflen, in the heart of Germany, where mineral and saltwater spa treatments have been offered since the 19th century. Finally, St. Peter Ording, located in the Wadden Sea National Park in the North of Germany, offers a healthy climate and wonderful surroundings for a spa getaway.
Rated as one of the top retreat centres in the world (Huffington Post) February sees the launch of two exclusive retreats at Shreyas designed to help you reconnect and rekindle your passion for life.
Join Katrina Repka for a 7 day all inclusive luxury yoga retreat from 7th-15th February 2015. Start each day with an invigorating yoga class focusing on alignment, core strength and flexibility. Daily evening restorative classes will help you wind down and you’ll get a chance to explore different meditation and yoga nidra techniques. You’ll receive expert health advice, a personalised wellness consultation, enjoy delicious gourmet vegetarian food and be able to kick back and bask in your luxury accommodation.
For those looking to experience the real spiritual side of India, Shreyas ‘Pilgrimage to the Heart of Yoga’ retreat happening February 22nd-March1st 2015 is for you. Combining Yoga, Ayurveda and Classical Indian music, this retreat also helps to give back by donating proceeds to the Yoga Gives Back charity helping underprivileged women and children in extreme poverty. You’ll enjoy daily yoga classes and an Ayurvedic workshop with world renowned practitioner Mariko Hiraikawa as well as being treated to a sitar concert by one of India’s leading Sitar Maestros, Krishna Mohan Bhatt.
To book your place and for more information please visit http://www.shreyasretreat.com
Shreyas Yoga Retreat is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of Yoga in a holistic manner and is recognized as one of the finest Yoga retreats in the world. What makes Shreyas unique is that, whilst Yoga is taught in traditional ashram style (daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes, a strict vegetarian, no alcohol policy and community service), guests live in a luxurious environment normally associated with a star hotel. Shreyas also offers traditional Ayurveda therapies, a wide range of massages and indulgent beauty treatments. Shreyas is a member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest boutique hotels in the world.
Exclusively represented in the UK by Wellbeing Escapes, the UK’s leading wellness travel company, Lapinha Spa in Brazil is a must for anyone looking to change their lifestyle for a more positive one.
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with over 500 hectares of land including breathtaking ancient woodland, this is the ideal healthy getaway. Combining an impressive variety of therapies Lapinha Spa is dedicated to giving you the chance to experience optimum health and impart on you the amazing benefits of clean and wholesome living.
The resort draws on the expertise of Kneipp and Bircher Benner methods: Sebastian Kneipp (Germany) inspired the medicinal effects of hydrotherapy treatments, and Maximilian Bircher-Benner (Switzerland) was a pioneer of natural medicines further inspired the philosophy at Laphina. Its approach to wellness rests on 7 pillars: Hydrotherapy, Trophology (healthy food), Spirituality, Phytotherapy, Physiotherapy, Movement Therapy, and Biorhythm Therapy (strict eating times, darkness at night, importance of sleep).
Guests receive a personalised medical consultation and a body composition analysis to help determine which treatments and dietary requirements best suit their needs. Lapinha offers an egg-lacto-vegetarian diet which ranges from 420 to 2000 calories per day depending on guests’ target – all under the supervision of the nutritionists.
Daily treatments include Underwater massage, Thai Massage, Detox treatments, Capillary Shiatsu, as well as unlimited access to various daily group activities such as Nordic walking, Pilates, Dancing and cooking classes, access to the gym, swimming pool and sauna and for those looking to explore, the world famous Iguazu falls is located a mere hour’s drive away.
Lapinha Spa prides itself on offering personalised treatment programs and you can choose from a variety of Wellbeing Escapes packages including Detox, Weight Loss and Slimming, Relax and Rejuvenation and Holistic Holidays.
For more information please visit: www.wellbeingescapes.com
Nestled into the dramatic cliff tops above the stunning natural rock formations of the beautiful Western Algarve and enjoying panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda is situated amidst the stunning beauty of the natural world. This New Year the hotel is providing a healthy focus to kick start your life with a rejuvenating and relaxing wellness offer with prices starting from just €740 per person.*
Begin 2015 in a positive way and make a healthy start to your year and your life with our New YOU wellbeing break. Experience the wonderful health benefits of our new plant based menus that are bursting with nutrients and reflect the flavours of our region with local and organic produce.
You can be as active or as chilled as you like… Pamper and revitalise your body in our Neal’s’ Yard Remedies (NYR) ethical and organic beauty spa by enjoying a range of signature treatments that will nourish your body and soul; take invigorating cliff walks with a local guide to blow away those cobwebs; or work as hard as you like in our nearby state of the art gym with the option of a personal trainer! The choice is yours.
The break includes a three, five or seven night stay in luxury accommodation with a healthy breakfast buffet until 10.30 am or a la carte until 1.00pm which also includes an energising smoothie freshly prepared for you each morning.
In the evenings you can enjoy our three course degustation menus that offer highly nutritious, plant based gourmet food with a healthy multiple course gala dinner being served on New Year’s Eve.
Why not get a feel for the delightful historic town of Lagos, with a guided discovery walk? Also included are cliff, countryside and beach walks plus unlimited use of the sauna, steam room, outdoor poor and use of our gym just a 5 minute walk away. A comprehensive range of optional activities are also available from limousine service from/to the airport to guaranteed tee times on the Algarve’s leading nearby golf courses. Just speak to us about tailoring your perfect New YOU experience.
This discrete 25 room/suite former 17th century private home of a noble family, has lost none of its old world charm and is the perfect place to renew your mind, body and soul. However you decide to spend your time, go home feeling relaxed, healthy and positive having made a great start to your New Year.
* Terms and conditions apply
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