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SPA Spa To You: New London flagship

London Hilton on Park Lane has launched the first ever permanent Spa To You out- let on the lower ground floor of the hotel, offering guests treatments made popular by Hollywood celebrities, including Japanese nightin- gale dropping facials. Spa To You began as a

specialist mobile therapy pro- vider within Central London more than 20 years ago, pro- viding spa services to its clients at their preferred desti- nation. As well as the flagship spa in London Hilton Park Lane, Spa To You has its own specialist home-use spa equipment retail range. Indonesian and Italian design features, such

GSWS invites stakeholders to complete vital survey

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is inviting all spa businesses and stakeholders to participate in an important global industry survey which will provide up-to-date and robust spa economy data, vital for effective benchmarking. SRI International – the not-for-profit

research organisation originally founded as Stanford Research Institute – led the landmark Global Spa Economy study pre- sented in 2008 at the GSWS and will reprise that role this year. Te new survey will pro- vide the revised results required to compile the baseline for annual updates going for- ward. Participants must fill out their details by mid-July. Details:

Te facility is within walking distance of West End theatres

as hand-craſted rattan cocoon chairs, can be found in the spa, which has four treatment zones – one single room, two larger areas for couples’ treatments and a mani-pedi space. In addition to oriental bird faeces facials, the

spa will offer vino-therapies from France and a wide range of massages from across the globe. Tese comprise traditional Swedish massage,

hot oil Polynesian massage, Chinese Tui Na/ Acupressure and a 24-Carat Gold massage – which uses a luxuriant combination of gold leaves and gold-infused oil, designed to reju- venate the skin and enrich the body. Te London Hilton is located in the heart of

Mayfair and has 453 guestrooms and 56 suites, all with views over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. Details:

Mosaic Spa to operate Doxford Hall Hotel

Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs, owner of the Imagine Spa brand, expects to double spa turnover at Northumberland’s Doxford Hall Hotel within two years through increased spa break bookings, having been appointed as the prop- erty’s new spa operator. Mosaic Spa & Health

Clubs, whose management contracts are all based on performance-related fees, operates spas under its own Imagine Spa brand or under the client’s brand. Te spa at Doxford Hall will operate as Imagine Doxford Hall. Te spa features five treatment rooms with heated treatment beds and four rooms which have their own private shower facilities. Te hotel’s leisure facilities also offer a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a sauna and steamroom. A spokesperson for Mosaic told Leisure Opportunities that the spa is set to undergo renovation in the near future. “As hoteliers we know how to run hotels, however, running a successful spa is a

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300 nominees announced for new Spafinder awards

Nearly 300 nominees for the world’s first Wellness Travel Awards were announced last month – a competition set up to hon- our hotels, resorts, destination spas and retreats offering the best wellness travel, vacations and experiences to customers. An independent global panel of 25 well-

Doxford Hall hotel’s existing staff will be trained by Mosaic

specialist area in itself,” said Mark Booth, the hotel manager at Doxford Hall. “We wanted to take our spa to an improved

level and, having worked with the team at my previous hotel, we felt that the best way to achieve this was to appoint Mosaic.” Te existing spa employees from Doxford

Hall will transfer to Mosaic where they will be trained at the company’s in-house training academy. Details:

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ness and travel journalists – including Spa Business editor Liz Terry and managing edi- tor Katie Barnes – plus industry experts, selected the official nominees for the 18 categories. Te chosen ones represent six continents, more than 40 countries and are known to offer experiences and environ- ments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Wellness enthusiasts can vote for their

favourite locations at from now until 19 September 2014. Te winners will be announced during the World Travel Market in London between 3-6 November. “Tis is a milestone for the travel and spa

industries – one that recognises the rapidly growing demand for healthier travel options global tourism overall,” said Spafinder in a statement. Details:

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