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spa Guerlain spa to open in scotland

Te Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland is set to launch the UK’s first Guerlain Spa on 1 January, following a £24m (US$38m, €30m) redevelop- ment of the property. Managed by Hi l ton

Worldwide, the hotel’s spa will be operated as a beauty spa and be open to both hotel guests and the public. Facilities at the spa include

three large treatment rooms, a swimming pool, steamroom, sauna, spa pool and a relax- ation space. Tere will also be a 24-hour health and fitness suite. Other Waldorf hotels to open a Guerlain

Te Guerlain spa will be open to both hotel guests and for day spa guests

Spa include Waldorf Astoria Berlin, which launched in November this year and the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City which opened in 2008. In a statement, a spokesperson for the French perfume house said treatments would mirror the company’s core values: “Te treatment menu at the Guerlain spa will reflect luxury, emotion and refinement with a col- lection of indulgent treatments created using

Guerlain products and respecting the origins of the signature massage from 1939 when the brand opened its first ‘Institut de Beaute’ in Paris. Combining pressure point massage and muscular exercise techniques, movements are specifically designed to provide relaxation, as well as a radiant appearance.” Te menu will include signature and per-

sonalised facial and body treatments, as well as body sublimination and harmonising expe- riences. Details:

SpaFinder reveals top spa trends for 2013

Healthy hotels, spa-related genomics, inclu- sive wellness and ‘earthing’ are among the top spa themes for 2013, according to the tenth annual trends forecast by global spa and well- ness resource SpaFinder Wellness. Compiled by SpaFinder’s president Susie

Ellis, the SpaFinder Wellness Trend Report also predicts that there will be a revival of authentic ayurveda and other ancient thera- pies, as well as an increase in men looking to have more “serious work” done at medical spas and plastic surgery offices. Te top 10 spa trends as identified by Ellis

for 2013 are: • Healthy Hotels • The Mindfulness Massage • Earthing (To read more on earthing, read Spa Business Issue 3/2009, p.42)

• Spa-Genomics - telomeres and beyond (To read more about telomeres, see Spa Business Issue 3/2011 and Spa Business Issue 1/2008).

• Authentic Ayurveda and Other Ancient Revivals

• Color Self-Expression • Inclusive Wellness • Label Conscious Fitness • Men: From Barbers to ‘Brotox’ • Where the Jobs Are

10 Susie Ellis compiled the annual spa trends report Ellis, who is also CEO of the Global Spa &

Wellness Summit, said that when the compa- ny’s first trend report was issued a decade ago, the industry was in a different era. “A lot has happened in the world of spa and

wellness these past 10 years,” she said. “We think this forecast will make it

startlingly obvious just how far the indus- try – and consumer expectations – have evolved from pampered indulgence to per- sonalised, functional health and wellness.” Details:

Read Leisure Opportunities online: An artist’s impression of the 17,300sq ſt spa

Boringdon Hall Hotel’s spa plans approved

Boringdon Hall Hotel, on the edge of Dartmoor national park in Devon, has been given the go ahead for its three sto- rey spa development. Set into the hillside to minimise the

impact on the landscape, the 1,610sq m (17,300sq ft) spa will have 12 treatment rooms, a swimming pool, whirlpools, a fitness suite, relaxation lounges and a “spatisserie” café. Te spa will be open to both guests and non-residents. Hotel director James Nettleton said:

“I am extremely happy with the plans for the new spa and I am looking for- ward to building work commencing next year. It will be an asset to Plymouth and will help to attract people to the area. It is hoped the new luxury spa will bring year- round tourism and year-round business to Plympton and Plymouth.” Building work is scheduled to start at the end of 2013. Details:

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Mottram Hall set for £5.5m luxury makeover

A £5.5m refurbishment is designed to ele- vate Cheshire’s Mottram Hall to become one of the leading resorts in the north of England. All the bedrooms are being refur- bished and January will see the introduction of lake-view bedrooms with private patios and an optional butler service. Te spa opened earlier this month, with

a gym, spinning and dance studio, seven Espa treatment rooms, relaxation area, whirlpool, sauna and steamroom and 17m swimming pool. An outdoor thermal vil- lage will open in early 2013 and include a Brechelbath from Haslauer. Originating from Alpine farming communities, this is a dry heat experience, with aromas of fir twigs, branches and cones. Te Haslauer stonebath is a theatrical wet

heat experience where mineral stones are heated in an oven and then the basket con- taining them is dropped into a basin of cold water, releasing minerals into the steam. Details:

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