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spa opportunities Find great staff 13 April – 26 April 2012 ISSUE 135 Daily news & jobs: www.spaopportunities.com New Bask spa concept to launch at Atlantic City’s Revel


Bask, a new spa and wellbeing concept developed by lifestyle brand Exhale, has opened at Revel, a new US$2.4bn (€1.8bn, £1.5bn) resort desti- nation in Atlantic City, US. Te 32,000sq ſt (2,973sq m)


wellness sanctuary concept has been created exclusively for Revel and is among the resort facilities currently being previewed over an eight-week period that begun on 2 April. At the core of the Bask spa


will be a 3,000sq ft (279sq m) coed bathhouse in which guests can relax, socialise and unwind with the Himalayan salt grotto and hammam. Bask also has 32 therapy rooms; steamrooms


and a deluge shower, while the fitness centre will host exhale’s Core Fusion and yoga classes and features SurfSET programming. Te spa will use exhale’s five skincare lines - 302, Actifirm, Tata Harper, ISClinical, and


2013 launch for first Virgin-branded hotel


Virgin Hotels is expected to open its first property by the end of 2013 in Chicago, US, aſter it completed the acquisition of the downtown Old Dearborn Bank Building in late 2011. Te 27-storey former office complex


will be converted by Virgin Hotels into a 250-bedroom hotel, which will com- prise a spa spanning between 4,000 and 5,000sq ſt (372 and 465sq m). Further details about the spa are


yet to be revealed, although the hotel will also include meeting space; res- taurants; lounges; and other areas reflecting the Virgin brand.


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Te Bask-spa is spread across 32,000sq ſt and will feature a total of 32 treatment rooms


Sircuit - which are used across the brand’s existing spa estate. exhale currently has spas in a number


of US locations, including three in Boston and seven in New York. It also has a spa at the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos resort in the Caribbean. Once guests have participated in


2014 completion for Mina Zayed scheme


Four “distinct spa and wellness” facilities covering 100,000sq m (1.1 million sq ſt) are to form part of the Mina Zayed Waterfront Development in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 150-acre (61-hectare) devel- opment is scheduled for completion in 2014, with consulting firm GOCO Hospitality working on the feasibility, design and brand implementation. MGM will run the entire development under


the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Skyloſt brands, offering a total of 780 guestrooms and 569 res- idences overlooking the Arabian Gulf. GOCO said the spa experiences have been designed “in keeping with the MGM brand


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Te development will be operated by US-based MGM


parameters” and will offer a male grooming salon and a female beauty medi-spa on site, as well as the Middle East’s first Bellagio-branded spa suites. Mina Zayed Waterfront Development is


located adjacent to Abu Dhabi’s new growth areas of Saadiyat Island and Sowwah Island. It forms a central part of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.


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a workout or have benefited from one of Bask’s therapies, they will have the option of visiting the LDV Hospitality- operated Bathhouse Bar. Annbeth Eschbach, exhale


president and chief executive officer, said: “We are thrilled to launch Bask at Revel, as this is our most expansive spa to date. We are excited to bring resort guests the mind body wellbe- ing of Bask and take the fun and Revel to a different level.” Elsewhere at the 47-storey


Revel complex will be Revelry - a performance and event space located 61ſt (19m) above


sea level and boasting a 700-seat venue and a 150,000sq ſt (13,935sq m) casino. Te Mezz will be 87ſt (27m) above sea level


and include a 5,500-seat theatre, while Resort is to start from 114ſt (35m) above sea level and accommodate 1,800 guest rooms and suites. Details: www.revelresorts.com


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