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SPA Pop-up spa rocks music festival


Te Green Man music festi- val on the Glanusk Estate in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, has embraced the trend for pop-up wellness offerings for party people who would rather bathe in campsite mud than wade through it. Glamourous camping, more


commonly known as ‘glamp- ing,’ has become a popular UK tourism trend over the past few years and is quickly spreading to music festivals. Te on-site Nature Nurture Spa at Te Green Man had hot showers, a wood-fire sauna and an alfresco hot tub dur- ing the festival (14-17 August). Spa treatments using organic locally-sourced products were on offer, in addition to flushing toilets, fresh towels and a complimentary glass of champagne. In a section of the spa facility called the


Pamper Parlour, guests could have their hair washed and professionally styled – rather than waiting to wash at home aſter an entire weekend. Pedicures, manicures, facials and massages were also on the spa menu.


A.W. Lake develops new child-specific spa concept


A new child-specific spa concept has been revealed by Spa consultancy A.W. Lake, which involves an array of rain tunnels, a climbing wall and a “snow” shower dome. Following the rise in demand for wellness


centres which cater for younger audiences, A.W. Lake has developed a Hydro-Termal Kids Spa Concept, which is being imple- mented for several hotel companies. Te idea behind the kids spa is to make


spas interactive, educational and fun for children between the ages of three and nine – or older. Te spa will be divided into “toddler,” “child” and “youth” zones to allow children to play and learn safely. Details: http://lei.sr?a=P5v3d


Spa offerings at music festivals help people look great despite the weather To keep guests entertained there were a


number of workshops that took place includ- ing bushcraſt, palm reading, meditation, star gazing, spoon carving, didgeridoo lessons and a number of laughter workshops. Tere was also a Women’s Sacred Space


for quiet and safe learning. Men were wel- come at certain times of the programme. Details: http://lei.sr?a=v3N3t


Te China Fleet Club borders Devon and Cornwall YeloSpa’s Ronco: Europe expansion plans


Nicolas Ronco, the French entrepreneur behind spa and nap concept YeloSpa, is aim- ing to expand the US-based business into Europe, as part of large-scale plans that will also see the company fran- chise up to 150 US locations and launch a sleep and well- being product range. In an exclusive inter-


view for the latest edition of Leisure Management mag- azine, Ronco – who first started developing YeloSpa in 2004 – revealed his eager- ness to scale up the business from its three current sites in New York, Brazil and Puerto Rico. “We’re working on a licens- ing agreement for a YeloSpa in London. It’s not signed yet, but it could be exciting,” he said. “We’re also going to open another YeloSpa


Spa membership sales soar at refurbished China Fleet


Anapos Termal Spa Equipment’s refur- bishment of the China Fleet Country Club Spa in Plymouth has seen membership sales double within the first year of its re- opening back in December of 2013. UK-based thermal zone supplier


Anapos chose to repeat its installation of HygroMatik-branded steam genera- tors in the refurbishment. Te entire spa building was stripped back to its original blockwork, getting rid of the former sauna, steamroom, spa pool and basic showers. The new spa now features an aroma


Ronco launched the first YeloSpa in 2007 in New York


requirements to become a franchisor in the States. In the long term, we’d like to have around 100-150 locations in the US.” Such a move into the franchise market


in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris some time in 2016. Our next big push is to expand our franchising in the US. We’re looking at Florida, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston, Texas. We’re currently going through the legal


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would pit the business against rivals such as Massage Envy and Massage Green Spa. However, the strong competition may not be a concern for Ronco, who has been able to differentiate YeloSpa with a series of innova- tive concepts. Details: http://lei.sr?a=M7K7H


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steamroom, salt steamroom, finnish sauna, experience showers, ice fountain, foot spas, three heated tiled loungers, a tiled laconium and a deck level spa pool. In addition, updated steam generators


by HygroMatik have been brought in to replace the older outdated versions. Anapos and China Fleet worked


closely together for nearly 24 months on the spa refurbishment contract, car- rying out a significant series of works that amounted to almost £250,000. Details: http://lei.sr?a=y2g3E


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