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Family-run day spa opens for business in West Sussex

A family-run day spa and fitness centre has recently opened in the centre of seaside town Worthing in West Sussex. Tere are five treatment rooms in the

spa, featuring contemporary décor. Also included is a salon with three nail bars and two pedicure stations, as well as a hairdressing zone. Beyond the treat- ment rooms, there is a spa relaxation room with access to a sauna and hydro- therapy whirlpool. Outside the relaxation room is a seating area for guests to enjoy complimentary herbal tea. Spa products are supplied by Caci, Dermalogica, OPI, Eyelash Emporium, Mii Makeup, XenTan and L’Oréal. Details:

Ilsington Hotel reinvigorates spa

The Ilsington Country House Dartmoor Hotel in Devon has refurbished and expanded its existing spa facility with the help of local interior design consultancy Ashton House Design. Director of Ashton House,

Simon Bantock, spoke exclu- sively to Leisure Opportunities about the spa’s project brief. “We were tasked with

refurbishing the spa facility on-site at the 25-bedroom property, which was a couple of decades old,” said Bantock. “While the hotel’s in a great

Te extensive development started in September 2014

location, the spa was quite compact and also wasn’t connected to the hotel – something that affected the spa journey significantly. Te spa has been linked to the hotel now and features two treatment rooms that will be reinvented.” The development, which started in

September 2014, has seen the installation of a new pool hall, hydrotherapy pool, experi- ence showers, deluge bucket station, sauna, steamroom and an electronic massage bed. “Te hotel’s co-owner, Tim Hassell, came with me to Barcelona to source the wet zone

Wahanda founder and CEO Lopo Champalimaud

Wahanda secures £30.2m investment to foster growth

Wahanda has secured a further £30.2m from existing investor Recruit Holdings – making Recruit the sole investor to hold a majority stake in the company. Wahanda’s management team will con-

tinue to own a significant stake in the business – which has seen 300 per cent year-on-year growth – however the extra funding from Recruit will be used to further accelerate Wahanda’s position as Europe’s largest hair and beauty marketplace. The company expects to be in eight

countries by the end of June this year, with further expansion plans in the months ahead. Te investment will also be used to support a major recruitment drive to build up its 210-strong workforce, as well as funding further product developments and ramping up customer acquisition and retention strategies in the UK and Europe. Lopo Champalimaud, CEO and founder

of Wahanda, said: “Recruit originally invested in July 2014 and has been a very active investor. We are extremely excited to continue growing the business with them. Details:

10 Schletterer announces large restructure

Spa veteran Heinz Schletterer has teamed with investment professional Chris Keen to launch the Medical Spa & Wellness Group, which will centre around three core divisions and their associ- ated brands. Under the new group holding, Keen will be CEO, with 60 per cent own- ership, and Schletterer will act as chair, owning 40 per cent. Schletterer Spa Concept

& Planning, along with spa equipment business Inviion, will be joined by a third divi- sion – IQCure – which will focus on the trend of illness prevention and general vitality. Schletterer and Keen have worked together

In the new group holding, Heinz Schletterer (pictured) will be chair

on numerous projects within the spa sector over the past two years, with a particular focus on medical spa concepts, said Schletterer. “We both wish to create an advantage for

our clients by offering an extensive service package ranging from concept and technical planning through to the installation of inno- vative wellness equipment, with a strong focus

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on the medical wellness trend,” said Schletterer. Te team has coined the phrase “Healthness” to reflect this element of health orientation, and will house this under the IQCure division. The group has its its own manufactur-

ing plant in Croatia, and has overseen 2,000 projects on four continents, including recent innovations such as the mystic dome, mineral steam bath, four senses lounger, holistic cocooning and healing liquid pools. Details:

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area from Inbeca Wellness Equipment,” added Bantock. “Tim couldn’t resist the free-standing electric massage bed that pro- vides a treatment in itself and will allow the hotel spa to offer at least four or five different treatment opportunities simultaneously. “Tere’s a function room by the linking cor-

ridor that will become a multiple treatment room with curtains for groups that want a social spa experience. Te maximum capac- ity for this space will be six people and work has yet to begin.” Details:

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