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spa opportunities Find great staff 10 APRIL - 23 APRIL 2015 ISSUE 213 Daily news & jobs: evianSpa to launch site in commercial plaza in Doha

An evianSpa is planned to open in 2016 as part of a 38,000sq m (409,029sq ft) plaza development in Doha’s Cultural Village Foundation Katara – elements of which originally opened to the public in October 2010. Renowned Qatar opera-

tor Ali Bin Ali Group, which will run the Katara Plaza when it opens, signed an agreement with the Cultural Village foundation. Key tenants at the upcoming prop- erty will include the French department store Galeries Lafayette – designed by architect Bruno Moinard – and evianSpa. Laurent Houel, evian’s global brand

and leisure, retail and wellbe- ing. Tis project will reinforce evian’s premium position with a top of the range con- cept – representing the brand’s identity and core values.” To complete the project, Ali

Te evianSpa will be located at the plaza within Doha’s Cultural Village Foundation Katara

director and owner of the evianSpa con- cept, outlined the partnership between evian and Ali Bin Ali: “Te Middle East is

Alila Salalah resort to open in Q3 of 2017

Alila Hotels and Resorts will launch its second luxury resort development in Oman in Mirbat, east of Salalah – a coastal town in the Dhofar governorate. Te project, owned by Alil Salalah –

a subsidiary of the Oman Investment Fund – will open in the second half of 2017 comprising 100 bedrooms, 25 villas, fine dining restaurants and a Spa Alila wellness centre. Alila’s guests will be able to visit

both the Hajjar Mountains – via the existing Alila Jabal Akhdar – and Mirbat beaches at the new property. Interiors are by BLINK Design Group. Details:


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an important market for evian and Ali Bin Ali Group is a great partner for us already. What’s more, the Katara Plaza project shows great ambi- tion, creating an iconic space, blending multiple experiences of art and culture, entertainment

Mexican journalist to Emcee GWS

Giselle Fernandez, a five-time Emmy award winner and Mexico native, will emcee the 2015 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in Mexico City in November. Fernandez’s journalistic career includes

anchoring NBC’s weekend edition of the Today Show and the Sunday edition of the NBC Nightly News; she was also a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation and 48 Hours. She has covered international news stories on location includ- ing the Gulf War and the US invasions of Haiti and Panama and she has interviewed global leaders including Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger and President Bill Clinton. “Giselle is not only an award-winning jour- nalist and experienced television host, but

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she has also won countless humanitarian and philanthropic awards for her outreach to the Latino community in her hometown of Los Angeles,” said Susie Ellis, chair and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the umbrella organisation that runs the GWS. Fernandez will also moderate key discussions. Details:

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Bin Ali has teamed up with evianSpa’s dedicated Doha team – coordinated by inter- national spa project manager and evianSpa’s international business developer Patrick Saussay, owner of Global Spa Advisory (GPSA). Christine Masson Nicolier, also from GPSA, will incorporate evi- anSpa into Qatari culture.

Leyk & Wollenberg Architecture and Atelier

GH will lead the design of the evianSpa proj- ect. Gael Hiétin of Atelier GH developed the evianSpa global design concept. Details:



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