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1. Mii Amo offers exclusive luxury in Ariz.

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Mii Amo, a 16-room spa at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz., offers "journeys" of three, four or seven nights that include accommodations in its pueblo-style casitas, meals, all activities and two daily spa treatments. Amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the opportunity to stargaze with a local Yavapai tribe chief. New York Post (01/19)


2. NYC pop-up boutique rejuvenates winter skin

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The new SkinGym pop-up boutique in New York offers skin protection and rejuvenation from the cold winter air. "It's fast, affordable and it will make you look amazing on your way to a network meeting, or it will put you in a relaxed mode if you need to slow down a bit," co-owner Kate Gyllenhaal said. New York Amsterdam News (01/15)


3. Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa in Fla. sold in bankruptcy auction

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Z Capital Partners has acquired Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach, Fla., in a bankruptcy auction with a bid of $21.6 million. The property has 150-room hotel-condominium units and will be renamed the Carillon Hotel and Spa. GlobeSt.com (01/16)


4. Spa Django is a Texas-sized destination

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The 18,000-square-foot Spa Django, in Bastrop, Texas, features 18 treatment rooms, a salon, lounges, a pool, a steam room, a sauna and a whirlpool. Writer June Naylor enjoyed the Herb Garden Journey spa package, a three-hour treatment that included a sea salt-peppermint oil scrub, an aromatherapy massage and a mani-pedi. The spa offers more than 50 treatments and services, including new anti-aging hydro-peptide facials. Dallas Morning News (free content), The (01/16)


5. Spa to launch in spring at newly opened Virgin Hotel Chicago

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The 250-guestroom Virgin Hotel Chicago, which opened recently in a landmark Art Deco building, is adding a spa in the second quarter. The facility "will be a wellness lounge designed with beauty, comfort and mingling in mind," the hotel's website says. SpaOpportunities.com (01/16)


6. Spa chains continue expansion in Central Fla.

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Two spa chains are adding locations in Central Florida. Phenix Salons has launched four new locations in Orange and Seminole counties for a total of eight in Central Florida. And next month, Marilyn Monroe Day Spa will be debuting its 10th in Central Florida, a Glamour Room in Lakeside Winter Park. American City Business Journals (01/21)


7. Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature launches in Winnipeg, Canada

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature, a spa that fuses indoor and outdoor elements for a unique natural experience, has debuted in Winnipeg, Canada. The spa features outdoor baths in graduated temperatures, dry and wet saunas, an exfoliation room and relaxation areas connected by heated pathways. Massages and body treatments are also on the treatment menu. Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba) (tiered subscription model) (01/21)


8. 10 spa resorts for winter relaxation

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Dara Continenza describes 10 resorts where guests can find respite from winter. Each recommendation, from the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Wash., to Rosewood Tucker's Point in Hamilton, Bermuda, includes a "dream treatment." SmarterTravel.com (01/16)


9. Consumers increasingly seeking wellness products

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Consumers from around the world, including less-developed markets in Africa and Asia, are looking for wellness products that promise to energize or de-stress rather than simply beautify, according to Diagonal Reports. Beauty technology is also an area of growth. CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (01/21)


10. Spa debuts at Puerto Rico's Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

ISPA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will host a grand opening gala for its 10,000-square-foot Vanderbilt Spa on Jan. 31. The spa includes seven treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, a hammam and hydro showers. The treatment menu features LED facials, body treatments, massages, manicures, pedicures and more. SpaOpportunities.com (01/19)




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