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Wyndham opens spa hotel in Iraq DAILY NEWS, JOBS, TRAINING & TENDERS www.spaopportunities.com


Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its entrance into Iraq with the opening of the newly-built Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street hotel and spa in Kurdistan. The 71-room hotel fea-


tures a host of leisure facilities including a 26,372sq ft (2,450sq m) full-service spa facility. Te hotel’s City Club Spa offers a mind and body experience designed to provide physical challenges and mental relaxation. Te spa has seven private


treatment rooms including two massage rooms – both with spa pools. Spa facilities include indoor heated pools, Turkish bath, saunas, steam baths, VIP bath, Snow Room, tepiderium/relaxation area, grand spa pool, skin care area and vita- min bars. A VIP hammam can also be enjoyed, alone or with a loved one and features its own private lounge area. Other hotel features include a ballroom


Te Wyndham Hotel Group are going into Iraq for the first time


also opened the Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche on the same day. Te 144-room hotel in the Lebanese capital


of Beirut spans 18-storeys and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. With a mix of 119 standard, deluxe and


catering for up to 700 people as well as a restaurant, café, bar and fully equipped business centre. In addition to launching the Ramada brand in Iraq, the Wyndham group


executive guest rooms alongside 25 suites, the hotel occupies a city centre location, oppo- site the famous Raouche Rock and features a mix of meetings and events space including a 391sq m (4,208sq ſt) ballroom and a pool and fitness club. Details: http://lei.sr?a=e6E3M


Torsten Ries will oversee the development Hyatt prepares for launch of Maui spa resort


Hyatt is set to open a new resort in Maui - Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa. Situated on Mokapu Beach


in Wailea, the resort, which is opening this year, will offer 297 guestrooms and suites includ- ing seven luxury two to four bedroom villas. The 15-acre resort, designed by architect firm Rockwell Group, will fea- ture a 15,000sq ſt (1,394sq m) spa. Te spa will house 10 treat- ment rooms offering a range of body massages, facials and face and body treatments. Spa facilities will include four


Dubai-based Nakheel launches new leisure division


Dubai Developer Nakheel is expanding its business portfolio with the creation of a new division – Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure. The unit will focus on the company’s


growing number of hotels, beach clubs and community recreation centre’s. The new division, headed by newly-


appointed Managing Director Torsten Ries, will oversee the development and operations of Nakheel’s hotels and clubs – a key element of the company’s curent business strategy. Nakheel is building a 240-room hotel


Te Wailea Resort and Spa is due to open later on this year


infinity pools, a swimming pool and an apoth- ecary shop stocked with spa products. Restaurants include Morimoto Maui led


by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto and Poolside lounges will also be on offer serving locally sourced produce cuisine. More than 15,000sq ft (1,394sq m) of


meeting and event space will be available in addition to a fitness centre.


© CYBERTREK 2013 Twitter: @spaopps Facilities will also include three on-site


bars, a family game room, a media room and an arrivals and departures lounge. Michael Stephens, general manager of Andaz


Maui at Wailea said: “We look forward to expressing the gracious spirit of Hawaii and inviting guests to indulge in their own sense of comfort and style, creating inspiring expe- riences in Maui.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=T5O3Y


at Dragon Mart, as part of its major expansion of the China-themed mall, a five-star, 40-storey hotel that will form part of the Nakheel Mall and Hotel complex on Palm Jumeirah and an economy hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall. More hotels are in Nakheel’s project pipeline. The developer also owns and oper-


ates a growing number of recreation and leisure clubs, including Jumeirah Islands Club, Jebel Ali Club and the Shoreline Beach Clubs on Palm Jumeirah. Details: http://lei.sr?a=Z4J4G


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Spa and salon management course is introduced


Te London School of Beauty & Make-Up is introducing a new programme awarded by the University of Derby and aimed at those pursuing a future in spa and salon management. Te course was developed by the two


educational outfits to fill the need for a professional qualification for both spa and salon managers in the industry above an NVQ level three. Prospective students must be at least 18


years old, have GCSE’s in English and maths and be educated with a level three qualifica- tion or have sufficient industry experience. Existing students and alumni looking for further progression may also apply for the course. Details: http://lei.sr?a=M4j9d


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