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CIDESCO to launch spa management diploma


September will see the fi rst set of students enrolling on a new spa management diploma by global training organisation CIDESCO. The International Beauty and Spa Management Diploma “will equip students with the specifi c tools required to manage beauty salons and spas, enabling them to make the most of business plans,” says CIDESCO president Anna-Cari Gund, “It’s been designed by trainers from every continent, combining skills for a world class spa.” The course will be taken by CIDESCO-qualifi ed therapists and is available through the 241 CIDESCO- accredited schools globally.


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C Castle Group, which owns the Spa Castle wellness centre brand, is to open its third facility in the USA. The 38,000sq ft (3,530sq m) Spa Castle Premiere will be located in Midtown Manhattan on the site of a former gym and will boast three levels of saunas, pools, indoor waterfalls and a sundeck. The opening date has not been dis-


closed, but the project will be designed, constructed and operated in-house.


43 The Spa is located on the coast


Ritz-Carlton relaunches in Barcelona with WTS


The Ritz-Carlton-operated Hotel Arts Barcelona has a new spa – ‘43 The Spa’ – named for its location on the hotel's 43rd foor. The operator changed the hotel’s spa from a Six Senses wellness retreat to the in-house brand which was developed by WTS International. Products are by Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé. “When Ritz-Carlton decided not


to renew its current lease with Six Senses Spa, it turned to WTS to assist with relaunching the spa,” said Susie Hammer, vice president of spa at WTS. “After menu devel- opment, WTS assisted in hiring the new team of service professionals,” Hammer added.


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The Spa Castle concept is based around Asian and European bath culture. The original facility opened in Queens, New York in 2007 and features an aqua bar, four pools – including a Japanese ‘hinoki bath’ which is lined with fragrant pine wood – as well as eight saunas, one of which features gold mosaics. The second Spa Castle site was


revealed in Carrollton, Texas in 2012. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=g8t4u


38,000sq ft Spa Castle set for central Manhattan Each of the Spa Castle sites has a Sauna Valley, including this facility in Carrollton, Texas


CHF485m Swiss resort and spa to open in 2017


The CHF485m (US$545m, €397m, £323m) Bürgenstock Resort at Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, is on track for an opening in Q2 of 2017. The 400-bed resort is owned by Katara Hospitality, which is in turn owned by the state of Qatar. Katara Hospitality Switzerland AG – a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality – is the developer and operator. The 10,000sq m (107,639sq ft) Alpine Spa will feature 15 treatment rooms and three suites. There will also be up to four pools, plus Alpine hot tubs, a large sauna and multiple wet and dry treatment areas. While product suppliers have not yet been chosen, the therapies will include Ayurvedic massage and traditional Alpine treatments. “This is truly a spa and beauty centre of the fi rst order,” said Bruno H Schöpfer, the managing director of Katara Hospitality Switzerland. “It’s a place to cele- brate wellbeing in a place like no other.”


It will off er Alpine and ayurvedic therapies


A competition of architects and interior designers was held and the winners, now in charge of overseeing the resort’s com- pletion are Patrik Dierks Norbert Sachs Architekten and London-based interior designers MKV Design.


The two companies are designing the


resort with sustainability in mind. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=G6B6M


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