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spa opportunities Find great staff 20 July - 2 August 2012 ISSUE 142 Daily news & jobs: ESPA’s flagship spa opens at Resorts World Sentosa

A new 10,000sq m (107,639sq ft) ESPA spa has opened at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) - one of Singapore’s firstfully integrated leisure resort developments. Te mixed-use, S$6.59 bn

(US$5.2bn,€4,26bn, £3.35bn) RWS is wholly-owned by gam- ing giant Genting Singapore and. ESPA is the only spa operator to have secured a property within RWS. Other flagship leisure units

include a Universal Studios theme park and a L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon-branded fine dining restaurant. ESPA at RWS will become the global

Te spa has 24 treatment rooms and will become ESPA’s flagship wellness facility in Asia Te treatment building will contain a fur-

spa company’s new flagship Asian well- ness facility and includes a total of 24 treatment rooms – eight of which are located within the main spa building.

McCarthy publishes book on spa psychology

Jeremy McCarthy, director of global spa development at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has published a new book titled Te Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing: A guide to the Science of Holistic Healing. Te book draws on both McCarthy’s

20-year career as a spa operator and his studies of applied positive psy- chology (APP). McCarthy recently received a master’s degree in APP from the University of Pennsylvania. Exploring the science behind the

claims of the spa industry, the new book looks for possible applications to enhance the impact of a spa as a centre for holistic healing.



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ther 10 treatment rooms, while six individual treatment villas are to overlook the reflection pool, as will two private spa suites. A traditional hammam – one of the first in Singapore – is

SpaFinder acquires SpaFinder Europe

SpaFinder Wellness, the US-based spa and wellness media, marketing and giſting resource, has acquired SpaFinder Europe. Te European-based business was originally

formed as a joint venture but will now become a wholly-owned subsidiary of SpaFinder Wellness as a result of the deal. SpaFinder Wellness chair and CEO Pete Ellis

said the acquisition will allow the company to expand its network, services and products across the continent. Te deal also allows SpaFinder Wellness to

introduce its new products and technology, with new applications which enable consumers to “delve deeper” into consumer wellness offer- ings due to be launched. Cassandra Cavanah is to continue as executive director of SpaFinder

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Cavanah will remain director of SpaFinder Europe

Wellness’ European division, while a new divi- sion head will be named at a later date. Pete Ellis said: “SpaFinder Europe has created

a popular, localised version of, reaching hundreds of thousands of spa and wellness enthusiasts. By acquiring SpaFinder Europe, we are extending our commitment to help people find their path to wellness.”

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among the highlights of ESPA at RWS, while the extensive spa also includes a large scrub plinth and two beach villas. Additional spa facilities

include: four seated washing stations; outdoor vitality pools; cold plunge pools; two Japanese “Onsen” style pools; and a crystal steamroom. UK-based Barr + Wray has

worked on the design of the wet facilities. ESPA chief executive and

founder Susan Harmsworth said: “It is ESPA’s largest spa in the region and the reper- toire of treatments pays homage

to Singapore’s melting pot of cultures.” • ESPA currently has two spa brands -

ESPA Spas and the full-service wellness concept ESPA Life. To read about ESPA Life, see Spa Business 3, 2011:


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