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£1.5m town spa opens in Dalston, north London

A second Smooth You spa has opened its doors in London spa in the new Dalston Square development. The £1.5m, 5,000sq ft (464sq m) spa

offers a modern hair salon and new state- of-the-art beauty equipment, with a range of semi-medical treatments, tanning equipment, a nail parlour and a selec- tion of beauty treatments using products from the King’s Cross-based Murad skin- care company. Te original Smooth You establishment

in Islington, which opened in 2011, is a finalist for beauty salon of the year and has around 6,000 customers on its books. Details:

Nirvana Spa unveils crystal suite

Nirvana Spa, located in Berkshire, has launched its new spa experience, The Crystal Treatment Suite. Te new suite features 12

treatment rooms, four of which are dual treatment rooms, each named after a crystal. The suite offers a menu of exclusive treatments. To accompany the arrival

of the suite, Nirvana Spa has launched a new portfolio of spa rituals and experi- ences for the face and body using skincare brands such as Germaine de Capuccini, Celestial, Decléor and Jessica. Nirvana Spa’s new signature rituals from

Nirvana Spa’s Crystal Treatment Suite includes 12 new treatment rooms

Germaine de Capuccini include journeys such as: Journey into Serenity, a body massage using Obsidian holistic stones on the body’s Chakra energy points; and Silks & Saffron,which takes the client on a journey full of eastern spices such as cardamom, cinnamon and saffron along with a massage using a silk foulard. For the face, guests can choose from a range

of facials including Te Black Diamond. Tis treatment is based on the skincare benefits

Harmsworth spoke about capex at GSWS 2013

Hotel spas need to fight capex allocation

The viability of some hotel spas is being undermined by unreasonable capital expen- diture (capex) allocations, according to ESPA International owner, Susan Harmsworth. Speaking at this year’s Global Spa &

Wellness Summit in New Delhi, Harmsworth said: “In the past, I’ve been asked to run the [hotel] pool and gym [as part of the spa], but by bundling these costs into the profit and loss of a spa makes it look unviable because the pool and gym capex and operational expenses should really be with the hotel. Tere are no industry norms and it’s mak- ing it extremely difficult for spa operators in certain markets to be profitable.” She said that it’s oſten leſt too late in the

hotel build before the cost of the spa or capex is considered. Tis then leads to confusion between the hotel owner and spa operator about what return on investment is expected and when. She added that until a standard for spa

profit and loss is developed, sector bench- marking will also remain problematic. A full interview will be available in the Q4 2013 edition of Spa Business magazine.


offered by stones, crystals and minerals and is rich in zinc and iron. Spa packages have also been tailored for

men and mums-to-be. Visitors to Te Crystal Treatment Suite can

also use the Termal Suite including sauna, salt inhalation steamroom, ice rub station, ice cas- cade plunge pool and monsoon showers and the Celestial Floatation Pool, which features 60 tonnes of Dead Sea salts, including 21 essen- tial minerals dissolved in water heated to 35ºC. Details:

Carbis Bay Hotel launches new luxury spa

A candlelit couple’s room and Ruinart champagne bar are among the attractions of the £750,000 C Bay Spa, newly launched at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Te hotel has worked with

spa consultancy, Spa Creators, to turn its vision of a luxury spa experience into a reality, which includes offering treat- ments aboard the hotel yacht and the beach. Overlooking St Ives bay,

many of the spa facilities offer breathtaking views and there are plenty of places for guests to enjoy them: a spa lounge, restaurant, balcony and decking area. Tere is also an outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna pod, as well as a cascading ocean vitality pool. Spa director and designer, Jose Baker, says:

Carbis Bay Spa offers plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy the view

“Our aim is to bring a new level of luxury to the spa experience, using only the best natural products and making sure that every customer feels relaxed and spoilt from the moment they

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arrive. Added extras, like the ocean pool and treatments aboard the yacht take the experi- ence above and beyond your average spa.” The treatment menu includes a mix of facials, massages, complementary therapies, scrubs, signature bath rituals and beauty treat- ments. Voya, Aromatherapy Associates, Zen Spa, Jessica and Mii are the chosen product houses. Details:

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