Reviewer Alice Hart-Davis describes Natura Bisse's "The Mindful Touch" treatment, which features a virtual reality experience coordinated with the real-world touch of a skilled therapist. "It may be the only treatment of its kind available at the moment, but this stress-buster and skin-booster rolled into one is such a clever innovation that it's bound to be widely copied," she writes.
The Aman Tokyo hotel's Aman Spa features eight treatment rooms, an indoor pool, changing rooms with Japanese-style hot baths and steam rooms, plus a lounge where guests can enjoy seasonal fruits and tea. Reviewer Jo Cox enjoyed the spa's "Summer Journey," a ritual that engages all five senses to promote relaxation.
The Rudding Park Spa will be the first in the UK to offer aufguss sauna treatments. The Native American-inspired ritual features a "sauna-meister" who provides a 10-minute performance that includes essential oils poured over coals and circulated with a towel technique while the performer sings and dances.
Marriott's Autograph collection and Curio by Hilton are prime examples of how major hotel chains are bringing industry-leading luxury to smaller markets with boutique properties. "Owners can make decisions that prioritize guests' desire for upscale food, modern design or access to the outdoors," said Lauro Ferroni of JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group.
Traditional performance evaluation techniques are backward-looking and may encourage employees to focus on numerical ratings rather than professional growth. Consider a more innovative approach that equips employees with problem-solving skills and independent judgment.
Despite advancements in technology and changes in the marketing landscape, direct mail tactics can still be effective, writes Lloyd Lofton, managing partner of 7 Figure Sales Tools. He describes several misconceptions about direct mail and explains how to integrate it with other marketing strategies.
Problems with cash flow can hobble your business, so Fred Parrish, CEO of The Profit Experts, outlines how to properly manage your finances. It's important to do regular planning, forecast future cash streams and avoid tax-filing delays that could lead to penalties.
Use of currency dates back as far as 40,000 years ago, with money evolving from natural objects like shells to coins and paper and digital versions, writes anthropologist Chapurukha Kusimba. The first mints can be found more than 2,500 years ago.
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