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spa opportunities Find great staff 16 AUGUST - 29 AUGUST 2012 ISSUE 170 Daily news & jobs: Velaa Private Island will have Spa My Blend by Clarins

Velaa Private Island, a new luxury resort in the Maldives, will open in Q4 of 2013, with a Spa My Blend by Clarins. Privately owned and man-

aged by Czech entrepreneurs Radka and Jiri Smejc, the Petr Kolar-designed resort is made up of 43 private villas and five four-bedroom residences, which use local materials and have contemporary flourishes. Each private retreat offers an outdoor space and a private pool for guests. The spa facilities feature

six spa suites nestled over the island’s lagoon, with two suites reserved for couples. Given the partner- ship with Spa My Blend by Clarins, exclusive products and treatments will be on offer. Tis is the fourth Spa My Blend by Clarins to open, with others in Paris, Cannes and Toronto.

India wellness report predicts huge growth

Industry experts gathered in New Delhi, India, on 5th August to discuss the future of the nation’s wellness sector. Wellness in India - Sustainable

Growth and Future Roadmap was the fiſth wellness conference to be organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which has been exploring ways of developing Indian wellness. Te conference saw the release of a

FICCI-PwC report called Imperatives for Growth – Te wellness industry, which predicts compound annual growth rate for the sector to be in the region of 15 and 17 per cent. Continued on the back cover



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Velaa Private Island will have a six-suite Spa My Blend by Clarins, opening in 2013 Te spa will also have an experience area

which houses a steamroom, sauna and the Maldives’ first ever snowroom. Alongside these features is a Cloud 9 flotation suite pro- viding a cloud-shaped reclining treatment pod

Four Seasons reveals African retreat plans

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is accelerating its presence in Africa with the signing of a new management agreement for a luxury retreat in Johannesburg, South Africa. Te company signed the long-term agree-

ment with the owners of what was previously The Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg. The retreat, set on a cliffside garden estate in the northern suburbs of the city, will reopen as Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg in the second quarter of 2014. The property will have a brand new spa

facility, Te Spa at Four Seasons, which will offer six treatment rooms, a lap pool and relaxation deck, plus a fitness centre. Four Seasons has retained the original architect of the hotel – Johannesburg-based

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Four Seasons is keen for expansion in South Africa

RSL Architects – to ensure any architectural work is consistent with the original design. Johannesburg-based interior design firm JACKET is also involved with the project. The company has two additional proj-

ects under consideration in Tanzania and is exploring further expansion across the region. Details:

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by Klafs and Sha. Tere is also a relaxation area, a hair salon, juice bar and retail lounge. Additionally, 10 of the villas include private spa suites with the full spa menu on offer. Te corporate Spa division

at Clarins has been heavily involved with the design and architecture team from early on in the project and has also provided pre-opening support. To accompany the spa,

the resort has a yoga pavil- ion offering sessions with a yoga master and personal training programmes. Velaa Private Island’s gym is

equipped with world-class Technogym equip- ment, while sports being offered include a Troon Short Game Golf Academy designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal. Details:



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