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January 10, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Italy's Vair Spa uses movement, flotation to revive guests
    New retreats at the Borgo Egnazia Hotel's Vair Spa in Italy promise to help guests rediscover the joy of being alive. In addition to spa treatments, the program incorporates movement so it may involve anything from juggling or dancing to swimming. The Acquann programs encourage guests to float in a warm saline tank with lighted colors or in complete darkness. JustLuxe (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New S.C. spa focuses on healing, wellness
    Inner Beauty MD Wellness and Aesthetics in Aiken, S.C., is as much about healing and health as it is about beauty, according to owner Dr. Mae Jean Englee. The newly opened spa offers medically guided weight loss, treatments for anxiety, menopause effects and other conditions, along with cosmetic treatments for skin and body. Aiken Standard (S.C.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.K. spa makes skin sparkle with diamond facials
    Stanley House Hotel in Lancashire offers a gem of a package, says one reviewer: A crushed-diamond massage, diamond facial and treatment with diamond-infused moisturizer. The U.K. spa, located alongside an 18th-century manor house-turned-hotel, provides hydrotherapy, thermal treatments and pedicures, as well. The Daily Mail (London) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  Hospitality Trends 
  • New year, new luxury hotels on the way
    In February, the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, in the United Arab Emirates, is set to open with 447 rooms, 85 villas and 11 restaurants. Other notable hotel launches include the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, which is in a former Russian palace; and the Shangri-La Hotel in London's Shard skyscraper, which both open in May. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • 6 tips for smart business planning
    If you're charting a course for your company, it's important to focus on people and results, Tim Berry writes. "Agree on performance goals and how to measure them. Make them numerical, objective, so you can track the results and the results will stand for themselves," he advises. Entrepreneur online (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Simple steps to stronger e-mail marketing
    E-mail is the key to making money with social media marketing, say experts, but the format has to be mobile-device friendly, the content must focus on education, and the message must be targeted. Other tips: Don't abuse the privilege of customer-permitted e-mail and place e-mail sign-up messages on multiple pages. (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Anxious workers go to work when ill, executive says
    Worries about job security are leading to more employees come to work sick, says John Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "While sick employees may think they are doing the right thing by 'toughing it out' and coming into work when ill, the fact is they are only making matters worse," he says. United Press International (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • New ISPA on-demand webinar -- 10 Strategies for Achieving Greatness
    In the newest ISPA webinar, Jeremy McCarthy, director of global spa development & operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, presents 10 Strategies for Achieving Greatness. During this on-demand session, spa professionals can pick up valuable tips on how to achieve their 2013 resolutions and goals. This is just one of more than 25 educational webinars available in the ISPA webinar library, which can be accessed at anytime by ISPA members. If you are not an ISPA member, but would like to access the webinar library and all ISPA member benefits, join today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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