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Helen Andrews is the spa news editor at Leisure Media, writing for both Spa Business and Spa Opportunities. She posts news online daily and would love to hear your global spa and wellness news: Tel: +44 1462 471902 Email: helenandrews@ leisuremedia.com Twitter: @HelenAndrewsSB


Anantara debuts first full-service wellness centre There are 141 rooms, suites and villas on the crescent-shaped resort island near Qatar


Anantara’s Banana Island Resort Doha has opened in Qatar with the group’s first dedicated wellness concept. Balance Wellness Centre, with a unique oxygen fern room and indoor botanical garden, offers a wide range of holistic programmes, pre- and post-natal thera- pies and anti-ageing rituals. Nutritional wellness cuisine crafted by specialist chefs is available too. The centre sits alongside a separate Anantara Spa. In an interview with Spa Business, Kathryn Moore, a group spa director of


Pfeifer is a construction engineer


New managing director for Klafs’ spa division


Construction engineer Patrick Pfeifer is the new managing director of the spa division at Klafs, the German sauna, pool and spa supplier. He joins Sharon Barcock who recently came on board to head up Klafs in the MENA region having pre- viously been a group manager of spas for Hilton in the area. Pfeifer replaces Adrian Egger who is now the CEO of spa design con- sultancy and equipment company Thermarium. In July, Klafs acquired Thermarium, but the two firms will continue to operate independently. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=A6R8C


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managing company MSpa, said this would be the first “full on wellness concept” for Anantara (see SB13/3 p38) and that it would target regional clients who usually go to Asian resorts such as Chiva-Som. “Nothing like this exists in the Middle East because return on investment is tough,” she said. “But our owners are the Qatari royal family and they really want something with a different angle.” The crescent-shaped island has 141 rooms and villas, plus extensive facilities. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=G3u2Q_S


Leela plans Buddhist Trail hotels from Nepal to India


Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and developers Summit Group of Nepal are to collaborate on four hotels across Nepal as part of a major rollout.


The five-star Leela Kathmandu hotel and spa – to be designed by John Gerondolis of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates of Atlanta, USA – will be the first to open in three years time. It will be followed by a hotel in Lumbini,


the birthplace of the Buddha, plus another in Pokhara after that.


The main goal is to create a Buddhist


Trail from Nepal to Leela’s other proper- ties in Bodhgaya, Nalanda and Varanasi in India. Leela has eight properties in India in total, all of which have spas including five ESPA facilities.


Leela Kathmandu will be the group’s first site outside of India; three others will follow


Under the Nepal deal, Summit will


develop the sites, while Leela is set to market and manage them. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=S7H6p_S


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