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spa opportunities Find great staff 2 december – 15 december 2011 ISSUE 126 Daily news & jobs: www.spaopportunities.com La Costa Resort and Spa relaunches


La Costa Resort and Spa in California, US, has been relaunched by KSL Resorts, following the completion of an extensive US$50m (€37.1m, £31.7m) renovation of the property. Facilities at the Spanish


mission-style resort include Te Spa at La Costa, which includes an internal area span- ning 28,000sq ſt (2,601sq m) and has 42 treatment rooms. A 15,000sq ft (1,394sq


m) Spa Courtyard includes an outdoor pool and a Reflexology Path adjacent to the herb gar- den, which is one of only a few in the US, as well as a Spa Café. The Reflexology Path features smooth


Te resort’s 28,000sq ſt spa boasts a total of 42 treatment rooms Te Salon at La Costa has been reintroduced


cobblestones or beach stones embedded in concrete and laid in specific patterns to stim- ulate the feet. Walking along the path aims to provide a deep-working therapy and simulate pressure points in the feet.


Rosewood opens Sense spa at Vancouver hotel


Sense, A Rosewood Spa, has opened at the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Te 3,000sq ſt (279sq m) spa has


five treatment rooms, along with an indoor saltwater swimming pool and fitness club stocked with Cybex and Technogym equipment. The spa’s signature treatment,


Vancouver Sensation, is a custom blend scrub that imparts the “feel of a glacial breeze and the aroma of moun- tain air”. Other treatments include hot stone and deep-tissue massage, exfoli- ating body treatments and facials..


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as a full-service salon as part of the renova- tion, while the resort has also teamed up with Carlsbad-based hair care group Eufora. Other facilities at the resort include


an adult-only pool with café and bar; three infinity-edged whirlpools; and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, which is located on the grounds of the resort.


Romania to invest in spa tourism


Te Romanian government is backing a scheme which aims to promote the country as a spa des- tination to inbound visitors. As part of the campaign. twenty resorts will be


graded as historic spa resorts by the Department of Regional Development and Tourism (DRDT). Te first ten resorts - which include Olanesti, Ocna Sibiului, Govora and Herculane - have been already granted the status with a further 10 being announced during 2012. Te accreditation will aim to highlight Romania’s spa heritage. Emilian Imbri, tourism advisor for DRDT,


said: “By a government resolution, these ten resorts are the first to have been labelled as spa resorts for balneotherapy.


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Ten resorts have received government accreditation “Te next step is for the Ministry of Health


to officially grant the certification.” Imbri added that to obtain an accreditation,


resorts must meet a number of requirements. Tese include the stipulation that the resort must have a history in offering spa treatments for more than 100 years


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Te 350-bedroom resort is due to open in 2014


Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort


Hotel management firm Coral Hospitality Partners is working with Te Lojeta Group to create a 350-bedroom luxury resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida, US. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort


will target both families and couples. Facilities at the resort will include a “trop- ical spa” with a number of treatment rooms, wet facilities and a spa garden. Exact details of the resort will be made available at a later date. Work is set to begin in 2012 with an opening scheduled for early 2014.


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