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spa opportunities Find great staff 15 July – 28 July 2011 ISSUE 116 Daily news & jobs: www.spaopportunities.com ESPA Life opens at Corinthia Hotel Tom walker


Spa management and skin- care company ESPA revealed ESPA Life, its brand new spa concept, at the five-star, 294-bedroom Corinthia Hotel London, UK, on 4 July. ESPA Life is billed as ‘a leading voice in the next generation of spa’ and will offer a fully integrated wellness approach alongside a luxury spa experience. Te wellness menu includes


lifestyle programmes that focus on detox, sleep, weight- loss, pregnancy and general vitality. It will also feature complementary and alternative medicine, alongside targeted fitness and rehabilitation services to counter-act the effects of the mod- ern day lifestyle and optimise health. In addition, there will be a full spa menu,


incorporating ESPA’s new and upgraded product lines and a number of targeted and specially-created signature treatments, plus


Ian Schrager to launch


new Public brand Tom walker


Hotel entrepreneur Ian Schrager will launch a new luxury called PUBLIC later this year. Te first Public property will open in Chicago, US by the end of the year and is the first of two new brands being launched by Schrager. PUBLIC Chicago will open at site


of the iconic Ambassador East Hotel, which is currently being redeveloped by Ian Schrager Company. Schrager describes PUBLIC as


being a “revitalization of the hotel concept itself and another worldwide wakeup call for the entire industry”.


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Te pool at the new ESPA Life spa at the Corinthia Hotel in London


Rush Hour Beauty – a service where those pressed for time can hire two or more ther- apists to work on their hands, feet, face and body within an hour. ESPA worked closely with GA Design to cre-


ate the spa design. Spread over four floors and covering 3,300sq m (35,500sq ſt), the new facil- ity boasts 15 curved treatment pods.


Marriott’s UK hotels to go on sale?


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A portfolio of 42 Marriott hotels in the UK could be put on the market aſter the owners of the properties were unable to agree a debt- for-equity deal with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Te portfolio is believed to be worth around £1bn. RBS has now taken control of their ownership and appointed Ernst & Young as receivers of the the properties. RBS originally sold the estate to the group


of investors – including Quinlan Private and Delek – in 2007 and reportedly still owns about £700m of the debt used to finance the acquisi- tion. RBS first acquired the hotels in 2006 from Condor, a joint venture between Whitbread


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Te resort will be located in a private cove in Dubai


Khorfakkan Resort and Spa scheme unveiled


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Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced plans for the new Khorfakkan Resort and Spa development in Dubai, UAE. Located on Al Suwifa mountain beside a


private cove, the scheme is due to open in late 2015 and will feature two concepts – a Fort open to the public and a 170-suite resort for guests. Te Fort will be sited on top of the mountain and act as the main entrance point to the resort, which will feature a spa.


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Te portfolio includes the MetroCentre in Newcastle


and Marriott International.Marriott contin- ues to operate the hotels and a spokesperson said each hotel is under a 30-year management agreement dating to the 2006 deal. She added that the operating company remained “entirely unaffected” by the news.


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