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SPA Karma to launch archipelago spa

Karma Royal Group recently announced the introduction of its fi rst property in the UK – the only hotel on St Martin’s island, part of the Isles of Scilly archipelago off the most westerly point of England. Renowned UK interior

designer Nicky Haslam is in charge of fully refurbishing the interiors of the 30-key luxury resort, called Karma St Martin’s, which is nestled on 2.8 hectares of sloping ter- rain and overlooks the waters of Tean Sound and Tresco. The sea-facing hamlet of

T e region’s sub-tropical microclimate enables rare plants to thrive

cottages will feature a Karma Spa, which is set to open on 1 May 2015, but details of the facility have not yet been announced. Judy Chapman – spa and well- ness curator for Karma and former editor of Spa Asia magazine – told Leisure Opportunities that the information will be revealed shortly, . “I am currently curating a boutique range of

spa products made on the Isles of Scilly with a local farmer who distills his own essential oils,” continued Chapman. “He blends these with local sea salt harvested on St Martin’s too.”

Due to the region’s microclimate, cacti

and subtropical plants – normally found in Africa and southern Europe – thrive in the resort’s landscaped gardens, which lead to the property’s private beach and boat jetty. T ere are three food and beverage outlets


at the resort and guests have access to a num- ber of leisure facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool. There is a nearby gym and the island also has a tennis court. Details:

M Y CM MY CY CMY Aromatherapy Associates: two new hires

Aromatherapy Associates has announced the addition of two new members to its senior team ahead of the company’s 30th anniversary. Muriel Zingraff -Shariff has joined as CEO and Leslie Davey as the global marketing director. Zingraff -Shariff and Davey will

work closely with chair and founder Geraldine Howard to drive global growth of the skincare business. Zingraff -Shariff has more than

25 years’ experience working across luxury and premium brands, for international organisations such as L’Oréal, Jimmy Choo, Paco Rabanne and Harrods. Her expertise centred on maximising the potential of these upscale businesses. Davey specialises in brand building and

product innovation, having worked in mar- keting roles for global brands such as Diageo, Unilever, Britvic and the European luxury health club and spa collection Aspria. Howard said: “I am thrilled to be welcom-

ing Muriel and Leslie into the management team and am delighted to have two such highly skilled and experienced women driving our

© CYBERTREK 2015 Geraldine Howard: “I’m thrilled to welcome Muriel and Leslie”

ambition. 2015 marks our 30th anniversary and it’s a fantastic asset to have them join as we enter such an exciting phase.” Zingraff -Shariff added: “It’s an honour to be

working alongside such a pioneer (Howard) and I look forward to developing the poten- tial of Aromatherapy Associates, continuing to keep spa at the core of all we do.” T e skincare brand was sold in February

2014 to B&B Investment Partners, a new fund with plans to invest in health, well- ness, beauty and personal care brands. Details:

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