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Daily news, Jobs, Training & TenDers www.spaopportunities.com First stand-alone spa for Centara


Thailand-based Centara Hotels & Resorts will open its first stand-alone Spa Cenvaree during Q1 of 2012 at the Arcon Arcade in Goa, India. Te facility will be branded


Te MGM resort will have no gaming elements


WATG-designed MGM Grand opens in Sanya, China


MGM Grand has officially opened its new- est resort in Sanya, China. Designed by WATG, the 675-bedroom


hotel will be the first MGM to not include any gaming elements and is part of the company’s strategy to create a portfolio of non-gaming resorts across Asia. Facilities at the resort include Sho: Te


Spa at MGM Grand Sanya and six restau- rants as well as a range of nightclubs. Sho: Te Spa has been designed exclu-


sively for the Sanya property and the interior centers on a core bathing circuit surrounded by twenty treatment rooms. Other facilities include extensive wet


areas, saunas, steamrooms and a relaxation area. MGM Grand Sanya will be operated by Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality - a joint venture between the property’s owner, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse of China, and MGM Resorts International.


Sanctuary at The Suites opens in Edinburgh, Scotland


A new day spa has been launched at Princes Street Suites, an exclusive collection of serviced apartments located in central Edinburgh, Scotland. Sanctuary at Te Suites has two dedicated treatment rooms provide a wide range of therapeutic and remedial treatments for male and female guests, which include hot stone therapy and a two-hour full body essential oil experience. Te new spa, which is a start-up business


owned and managed by Paul Lindsay, is the first in Edinburgh to offer treatments from natural skincare institution MONU that have been developed by Susan Molyneux Lindsay said: “Te team of therapists has


been hand-picked for their expertise and reputation within the industry, and we pride ourselves on creating a very personal expe- rience for each customer.”


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as Spa Cenvaree, the operator’s spa brand which it launched in 2000 throughout its resorts in Tailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and the Maldives. Located at the beach resort


of Candolim, in northern Goa, the new Spa Cenvaree Goa is located within the popular lifestyle and shopping complex of Arcon Arcade. Te spa features 13 treatment rooms and a


Centara has set a target of having 40 Cenvaree-branded spas by 2013


couples spa suite with private en-suite facili- ties including a sunken spa pool. Other features include a nail and hair salon, a Zen garden with relaxation lounge, vichy rain shower, steam bath and hot air sauna. Te treatment menu at Cenvaree spas will place great emphasis on the


innate wisdom of the body and blending ele- ments of native herbs with massage to provide guests with a unique Tai spa experience. Te Goa opening is part of Centara’s planned


expansion of the Cenvaree brand, which will see new openings in Mauritius, China, Sri Lanka and Bali.


Gran Meliá to unveil new Rome property


Majorca, Spain-based Gran Meliá Hotels and Resorts will open its “most luxurious hotel to date” alongside the River Tiber in the centre of Rome, Italy, in early April. The 116-bedroom Gran


Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina will incorporate a 350sq m (3,767sq ft) YHI Wellness- branded spa comprising four treatment rooms, a relaxation area, and a vitality pool. A contrast zone with sauna


and steam bath and a fitness area with personal trainer ser- vice are also part of the YHI Wellness area, while treatments will available on an in-room basis. Elsewhere, facilities will include the Roman-inspired Vivavoce restau- rant; a Roof Garden with 360-degree views overlooking the city; and a pool lounge.


Te hotel will have a spa but will also offer an inroom treatment menu A Gran Meliá spokesperson said: “Te hotel


embraces the rich local history and stands on what was once Villa of Agrippina. Te archaeo- logical remains unearthed during construction will be on display throughout the hotel.”


endota joins forces with clothing brand Witchery


Australian day spa chain endota has joined forces with iconic clothing brand Witchery as part of a strategy to attract more young women to try treatments. All guests who have an endota treatment will be given an AU$30 (US$32, €24, £20)giſt


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voucher to spend on Witchery clothing, as well as a Witchery VIP card entitling to a 10 per cent discount an all designer wear for a year. Endota, which was launched by entrepreneurs


Melanie Gleeson and Belinda Fraser in 2000, now has more than 60 spas around Australia.


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