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Spa Business Handbook - Development Pipeline

Future view

Development Pipeline


Jane Kitchen outlines some of the world’s most interesting and significant spa projects that are planned for the coming years

Jane Kitchen, Spa Business and Spa Opportunities

Africa - Fairmont Taghazout Bay

Agadir, Morocco
Opening: Q1 2019

Architecture studio HKS has designed the Fairmont Taghazout Bay, a 615-hectare (1,519-acre) seaside resort on the coast of Morocco in Agadir, drawing inspiration from the semi-nomadic Imazighe people, also known as the Berbers.

The resort’s spa garden will sit in a sunken oasis surrounded by a cluster of buildings inspired by a Berber village, where guests can receive different treatments. Facilities are to include a hydrotherapy pool, yoga deck and a Moroccan hammam.
HKS are working with interior designer Wimberly Interiors and landscape architects Scape Design Associates to create the 155-bedroom resort.

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Fairmont’s new resort in Morocco will take inspiration from the semi-nomadic Berber people
 


Fairmont’s new resort in Morocco will take inspiration from the semi-nomadic Berber people
 
AFRICA - Four Seasons Tunis


Tunis, Tunisia
Opening: Q3 2017

Spa consultancy Blu Spas has collaborated with HKS/Hill Glazier Studio and Brayton Hughes on the spa design at the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in Tunisia.

Perched along the hillside of Gammarth, the 200-bedroom hotel combines Arabic-inspired architecture and Mediterranean influences, with a series of pools, gardens and fountains that echo the design of the historic medina.

Blu Spas first started work on the Roman-inspired spa almost 10 years ago; it will feature 15 treatment rooms, a spa salon, fitness studio, traditional garden and water courtyards, and a hammam.

“The project is located on a sandy site that steps down to the Mediterranean Sea and lies north of the ancient ruins of Carthage,” says Cary Collier, principal of Blu Spas.

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Both the hotel and spa design will take direction from Tunisia’s rich and varied cultural history
AFRICA - Hotel Verde

Zanzibar
Opening: Q4 2017

Hotel Verde Zanzibar promises to be “Zanzibar’s greenest hotel” and will include environmentally friendly details like waterless urinals; steam generators and toilets operated by greywater; and sensitivity sensors in the sauna, steam room and hammam.
The water used in the spa will be recirculated for irrigation in the resort, says Martin Goldmann, managing director of spa consultancy ASPA International, who is spearheading the spa and wellness concept.

The spa will include thermal areas, a yoga space, mani-pedi area, a gym and kids’ gym, and an outdoor area. A Fountain of Youth and a Fountain of Life will offer opportunities for selfies, and take inspiration from Zanzibari folk tales. A garden sauna, made from solid logs, will add to the ambience. Goldmann is also creating a spa medina area, which will capture the feel of a North African market.

South Africa-based Verde Hotels will operate the property.

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ASPA International is working on the spa
AFRICA - One&Only Nyungwe House

Gisakura, Rwanda
Opening: Q4 2017

As part of its Nature Resorts brand, One&Only will open two hotels in Rwanda: One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Located in Gisakura, a working tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House will offer a spa and fitness centre, with treatments honouring the resort’s surroundings by using traditional African elements and ingredients. In keeping with the brand ethos of being close to nature, treatments and yoga sessions will be made available outdoors.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest will be located near the village of Kingi, in the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range, and will allow guests to discover and explore the habitat of mountain gorillas – enabled in partnership with local conservationists.No opening date has been set for Gorilla’s Nest, but it will house a spa and wellness element tailored to its surroundings.

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One&Only will open two hotels in Rwanda, including Nyungwe House and Gorilla’s Nest
 


One&Only will open two hotels in Rwanda, including Nyungwe House and Gorilla’s Nest
 
AFRICA - Lux* Sud Sauvage

Reunion Island
Opening: 2018

Lux* Hotels is opening a second location on Reunion Island, set within a World Heritage Site. Designed within 8 hectares (20 acres) of tropical gardens, Lux* Sud Sauvage will be a short walk from La Fournaise volcano, and will include 82 private villas along with a five-star spa and wellness centre designed to help guests tune in to nature.

The Lux* Me spa will also offer in-room massage options, along with nature walks, cycling, jogging and ‘wellness safaris’ with outdoor yoga sessions.

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The five-star Lux* Me spa will be designed to help resort guests connect with nature
AFRICA - Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City

Accra, Ghana
Opening: late 2017

One of the largest spas in West Africa will open as part of Kempinski’s new Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, Ghana. The Resense Spa will encompass 3,000sq m (32,292sq ft), and will be finished in natural tones, with gold mosaics, stone and wood. Traditional European treatments will be featured, including the Resense bathing Kur, which combines ancient Roman bathing traditions with a holistic approach of natural therapies. Ten treatment rooms, relaxation areas, a hammam and yoga space will be included.

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AFRICA - The Oberoi, Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
Opening: Q3 2017

Nestled within 10 hectares (25 acres) of citrus orchards and olive groves, and inspired by the palaces of ancient Morocco, The Oberoi, Marrakech will have beautifully landscaped gardens and tranquil waterbodies.

Facilities include a 21,500sq ft (2,000sq m) luxury spa offering Western, Eastern and signature Oberoi massage therapies; Turkish hammams, rejuvenation rooms, a yoga room with an al fresco pavilion; and temperature-controlled indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Located 20 minutes south of Marrakech city centre, the luxurious accommodation includes Moroccan design features that evoke the romance of ancient Marrakech. Each room and suite has a private, temperature-controlled pool and large windows that frame panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

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A 21,500sq ft spa will offer Western, Eastern and signature Oberoi therapies
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Six Senses Zhiben Hot Springs

Taitung, Taiwan
Opening: 2020

Located in the Zhiben hot spring area of Taitung in southeastern Taiwan, Six Senses Zhiben Hot Springs is designed by leading Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, known for his ability to frame nature through design. The spa – also designed by Kuma – will be housed in a separate building and spread over three floors, with seven treatment rooms, a tea lounge, extensive wet areas, indoor and outdoor hot spring bathing pools, a watsu pool, suspended relaxation pods, a gym, studio, tai chi garden, a juice bar, an infinity pool and a range of rooftop vitality and floating pools. There will also be several wellness suites with dedicated wellness corners, as well as private wet areas.

Comprising just 42 suites and 27 villas, the resort sits lightly upon the 20-hectare (50-acre) site on Medicine Mountain, occupying just 10 per cent of the project site. The resort’s landform architecture merges with the natural surroundings. Reinforcing the relationship between inside and outside, floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the surrounding environment and natural materials have been used to create a feeling of warmth and comfort.

The spa menu will feature traditional Taiwanese healing treatments, holistic anti-ageing treatments, personalised wellness programmes tailored to modern-day concerns, visiting practitioner programmes and wellness activities.

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Six Senses Zhiben Hot Springs is designed by Kengo Kuma, who frames nature through design
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Chiva-Som Bintan

Bintan, Indonesia
Opening: unconfirmed

Destination wellness resort Chiva-Som will open its first location outside of Thailand, in Bintan, Indonesia, and its first residence brand. Chiva-Som Bintan will be located within the wider Treasure Bay Bintan development on the Indonesian island and will be about 25 hectares (62 acres) when completed.
It will house a 70-bedroom wellness hotel, a wellness centre and 34 luxury villas from one to five bedrooms. The project is still in the design stage and an opening date has not yet been set.

Built amid natural mangroves and overlooking white sandy beaches, the residences will include access to the resort’s spa facility, and owners will have the ability to work with Chiva-Som’s staff to create longevity programmes and customised wellness packages. An on-site organic farm will be part of the project, and visitors can learn and participate in organic farming, as well as enjoy local farm-to-table dining.

Chiva-Som’s original location in Hua Hin, Thailand, opened in 1995. The destination health and wellness resort is dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit, and brings Western practices together with Eastern philosophies. It features personalised services, including wellness cuisine, consultation, one-stop health and wellness facilities, and a menu of 200 fitness, physiotherapy, holistic, aesthetic beauty and spa therapies.

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Chiva-Som brings Western practices together with Eastern philosophies in its wellness programming
 


Chiva-Som brings Western practices together with Eastern philosophies in its wellness programming
 
 


Chiva-Som brings Western practices together with Eastern philosophies in its wellness programming
 
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Amanyangyun

Luxury hotel operator Aman will open a location outside Shanghai that is the culmination of years of restoration and conservation efforts to preserve an ancient forest and historic Ming and Qing dynasty dwellings, and has been described by the company as its most ambitious project to date.

Amanyangyun, as the retreat will be called, is described as a celebration of nature. The resort sits in an ancient forest of camphor trees – some more than 1,000 years old and 100ft tall – which have been transported 700km (435 miles) to Shanghai from eastern China after construction of a reservoir threatened their existence.

The Aman Spa will be devoted to holistic health, fitness and wellbeing, and will include 10 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy suite, a private hammam, Russian banya, nail and hair salon, and specialised area for reflexology. Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi will be offered, along with yoga and Pilates, which will be available in their own specialised studios.

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The resort sits in a forest of camphor trees
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - One&Only Sanya

Sanya, China
Opening: Q4 2017

A 2,850sq m (30,677sq ft) ESPA spa set in a secluded garden area will be part of the One&Only Sanya, and will include an authentic Moroccan hammam and a snow cabin. Signature ESPA treatments will include Island Hammam Glow and Mindfulness Moment experiences.

The first One&Only in China, the 190-bedroom One&Only Sanya is designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy and will be situated among 16 hectares (40 acres) of palm trees with views of the South China Sea. Vast dramatic water gardens will ripple throughout the resort, uniting the dining venues, fitness centre and spa.

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Signature treatments at the ESPA spa will include the Mindfulness Moment experience
 


The ESPA reception area at the One&Only Sanya, part of the 2,850sq m spa
 
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Lux* Organic Escapes

Sichuan Province, China
Opening: 2018

Lux* Resorts & Hotels is opening a ‘sanctuary to wellbeing’ in the Sichuan province of Southwest China in 2018. Set amidst an organic farm, the 40-bedroom Lux* Organic Escapes Chengdu will feature a holistic, integrated approach to wellness, designed to detoxify, promote mindfulness and bring a “fresh perspective to living”.

The Lux* Me Spa concept has been tailored for the location, with Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and tailored rituals. Fitness, yoga and meditation activities will also be offered. The retreat will showcase Chinese craftsmanship and includes a partnership with Shanghai eco-purveyor of fruits and vegetables Tony’s Farm, and will feature cuisine grown on the on-site organic farm.

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The retreat will showcase Chinese craftsmanship and traditional Chinese medicine
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Kempinski Hotel &
Residences

Busan, South Korea
Opening: 2020

The Spa & Wellness Membership Club at Kempinski Hotel & Residences in Busan, South Korea, will include a 4,000sq m (43,056sq ft) health and wellness facility operated by global spa management company Resense. The facility is designed by HBA Singapore and spread over two floors.

Designed as a ‘best in class’ private club, the facility will include four spa treatment rooms, three suites, a salon and spa retail experience. A 550sq m (5,920sq ft) fitness facility with studios and fitness testing will be combined with Korean bathing and thermal facilities, while an indoor/outdoor aquatonic pool will provide views of the Busan coastline.

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Kempinski Busan is under construction
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Six Senses Fort Barwara

Six Senses Fort Barwara will be set in a historic fort in Rajasthan, India, and will house 48 guest suites. The resort will feature a Six Senses Spa located within the 600-year-old Women’s Palace, Zenana Mahal and temples, offering sweeping views of the surrounding area.
The spa will retain the charm of the historic buildings, with colours reflecting the original palette of Fort Barwara. There will be six treatment rooms, a beauty lounge, a meditation temple, a gym, a studio and outdoor yoga pavilion.

Also on tap are a walking labyrinth, ayurvedic herb garden and outdoor fitness circuit. The spa menu will feature ayurveda treatments and personalised wellness programmes, yoga, meditation and spiritual retreats will be also on offer.

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The spa relaxation area
 


Spa reception use the Fort’s historic charm
 
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Alila Koh Russey

Koh Russey, Cambodia
Opening: Q3 2017

Alila is scheduled to open a new five-star eco-resort on the Cambodian island of Koh Russey later this year. The first Alila Villas resort outside Bali, Indonesia, Alila Villas Koh Russey will include a beachfront Spa Alila with two double treatment rooms, three single treatment rooms and a contemporary interior design. Holistic treatments on the spa menu will focus on Southeast Asian traditions and therapists will be trained in anatomical physiology, massage, meditation and service, and have a knowledge of organic nutrition and health.

Designed by Singaporean architect Chioh-hui Coh of Studiogoto, the resort will be infused with Khmer ambiance and constructed to EarthCheck sustainable tourism certification standards.

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Alila Koh Russey will be equipped with five treatment rooms
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Rosewood Hoi An

Hoi An, Vietnam
Opening: 2019

Rosewood’s new integrated wellness concept, Asaya, will make its debut at the company’s first property in Vietnam, the Rosewood Hoi An. Occupying more than 2,000sq m (21,527sq ft) and overlooking a lake, the Asaya spa will offer 14 single and double treatment rooms, a wellness lounge, an active zone with fitness facilities and yoga pavilion, and a relaxation area connected to indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy amenities.

Asaya is designed to assist guests in recognising areas of their lives they’d like to change and then providing the tools and support they need to make these changes.

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The Asaya concept will debut in Vietnam
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Dusit Thani
Wellness Resort Suzhou

Jiangsu Province, China
Opening: Q4 2018

Hotel operator Dusit will bring a 250-bedroom hot springs resort to Suzhou City, China, in late 2018.
The Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province, will include more than 30 indoor and outdoor natural hot springs pools, as well as oxygen rooms, infrared cabins and salt saunas. It will also include Dusit’s signature Thai-inspired Devarana Spa brand, with six treatment rooms.

Situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai, Suzhou was founded in 514BC and is known as the ‘Venice of the East’, with canals, bridges, pagodas and meticulously-designed gardens – which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The resort will include more than 30 indoor and outdoor natural hot springs
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Maruia Hot Springs

South Island, New Zealand
Opening: unconfirmed

Maruia Hot Springs managing director James White, a hot springs research and development consultant, has promised a world-class bathing and wellbeing attraction at Maruia Hot Springs, as well as a “total renewal of the Southern Alps bathing experience which fits harmoniously into the surrounding mountains.”
White and his partner, Kim Hamilton, are in the process of revitalising and expanding the open-air hot pools, with Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs as a co-investor. They have been transforming what was a Japanese-style bath house into two communal indoor bathing experiences, and have added a sauna and steam room with mountain and river views, cold plunges and new hot pools.

Other upcoming eco-resort facilities include thermal massaging showers, heated stone beds, new changing facilities, relaxation lounges and more indoor relaxation experiences. The outdoor and indoor bathing pools are fed from a natural 56?C (133?F) mineral spring and the resort generates its electricity from its own hydro-power station.

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James White (left) is a hot springs expert
 


Outdoor bathing pools with mountain views are fed from a natural thermal mineral spring
 
ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Peninsula Hot Springs

Victoria, Australia
Opening: 2018

Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs is growing its offerings substantially, adding overnight accommodations and creating an official hot springs region near its location in Victoria.

In total, sixteen new pools will be added, as well as a mud area, an ice cave, ice plunge pools a large group sauna. An amphitheatre for entertainment and education will also be added towards the end of this year. The natural hot springs currently has 41 bathing pools and experiences, and will ultimately grow to a total of 57 pools.

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Peninsula Hot Springs
 


Peninsula Hot Springs
 
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Park Hyatt St Kitts

St Kitts
Opening: Q4 2017

Park Hyatt will open a 125-bedroom property in St Kitts in late 2017 that will include a spa with nine treatment rooms, including one outdoors. The spa will offer a range of body and facial treatments, along with watsu therapy and private yoga and meditation sessions.

Designed by GA Design International with architecture services by Arcadia Design, the Park Hyatt St Kitts will include 126 rooms and suites with a mix of contemporary and classic colonial accents – including whitewashed walls and light wood panelling – which will be continued through to the spa.

Located within the Christophe Harbour development on Banana Bay, Park Hyatt St Kitts will have views of The Narrows, a strait separating St Kitts and the volcanic island of Nevis. The property will also include 50 Park Hyatt-branded residential condominiums and a 2,600sq ft (242sq m), 24-hour fitness centre.

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The hotel and spa will mix contemporary and classic colonial accents in their design
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Rosewood Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Opening: 2019

Rosewood will open a location in Costa Rica in 2019, the Rosewood Papagayo, along with the brand’s Sense Spa, which focuses on reviving indigenous treatments in a luxury setting.

Located on the northwest coast of Costa Rica, the resort will be nestled into the hillside on the Pacific Ocean and offer guests views over both the surrounding jungle canopy and the Gulf of Papagayo.
Situated within a forest, the resort will have 130 bedrooms and 50 residences designed by Dallas-based architects HKS. The accommodations will feature open-air living rooms, large terraces and private plunge pools. Seven two-storey treehouses will feature a striking, contemporary design that will sit comfortably in the forested setting.

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©McClennan Design

The resort accommodation will feature open-air living areas and plunge pools
 


The resort accommodation will feature seven treehouses
 
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Nayara Tented Resort

Costa Rica
Opening: 2018

A tented resort will join Nayara Hotels, the Costa Rican wellness brand set in the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Nayara Tented Resort will include 24 tented lodges, which will have outdoor living areas and plunge pools filled from the nearby hot springs. Guests will have access to the spas at Nayara’s other properties, but a new on-site three-treatment-room Wellness Oasis will also incorporate local elements, such as volcanic mud, into its treatments.

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Nearby hot springs fill the plunge pools
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Centara Grand Beach Resort

Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
Opening: Q4 2017

The 25-bedroom Centara Grand Beach Resort Cayo Guillermo claims it will be “the first truly five-star product in the region”. The resort will feature over-water villas and a Spa Cenvaree.Centara is working on two more Cuban projects in other locations.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Viceroy Bocas del Toro

Belize
Opening: 2018

Viceroy is set to open a resort and residences in Bocas del Toro, Panama, with dramatic overwater villas, and an 1,800sq m (11,625sq ft) spa featuring private rejuvenation pools tucked in pockets of the rainforest. GOCO Hospitality is working on the spa concept.

The 42 over-water villas will each have their own plunge pool and access to the ocean by deck, and the resort will also feature hiking exursions, a fitness centre and on-site meditation rooms. Viceroy Bocas del Toro will be an eco-friendly destination, and will only allow electric cars and sustainable technologies.

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The eco-friendly resort will include some of the region’s first over-water villas
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Blackadore Caye:
a Restorative Island

Belize
Opening: 2018

Anti-ageing and renewal will be the focus Deepak Chopra’s wellness facility, which will form part of a green development that’s being built on Leonardo DiCaprio’s private island in Belize. This is only the second spa in 10 years for the alternative health guru, and Chopra says that anti-ageing and renewal was an obvious route.

“We now know that through comprehensive lifestyle changes, we can prevent and reverse disease – and live longer and in better shape,” he told Spa Business (see SB15/4 p36).

The spa will teach visitors ways to help decrease their biological age through techniques such as stress management and meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, exercise, healthy cuisine, emotional wellbeing, restful sleep, mind/body coordination and detox procedures.

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Delos is also involved in the project
DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE: CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Opening: December 2017

The iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, is undergoing a complete renovation – the most substantial upgrade since it was founded by Laurance S Rockefeller more than 50 years ago. The resort is scheduled to reopen in December 2017.

New York City-based Meyers Davis Studio will lead the renovation and oversee the overall design concept for the resort, working alongside Miami-based architectural firm OBMI.

The Sense spa will remain in its famous cliff-edge location, but will also be remodelled as part of the project. The Sense spa concept offers “an environment of luxury and tranquility” and is inspired by authenticity, with signature treatments using natural ingredients.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay is undergoing the most extensive renovation since it was founded more than 50 years ago
EUROPE - Blue Lagoon

Grindavik, Iceland
Opening: Q1 2018

The famed Blue Lagoon in Iceland is opening a subterranean spa along with a 62-bedroom luxury hotel designed by Reykjavik-based Basalt Architects.
Built into an 800-year-old lava flow on the south shore of the Blue Lagoon, the spa – dubbed Lava Cove – is designed to be represent a convergence of nature, architecture and the power of geothermal seawater. Design Group Italia has worked on the experience, including the interiors, service and design.

The spa’s water is sourced from the same volcanic aquifer of geothermal seawater as the Blue Lagoon, and will feature open spaces, plateaus, waterfalls and lava corridors designed to invite discovery and enable serenity.

The Lava Cove spa journey moves through a ‘concourse of lava’ that encompasses dry heat, steam, massage, drip ceiling, a long fireplace, relaxation lounge, a panoramic viewing deck, a cold air well, and the Lava Lagoon. The journey ends with the Blue Lagoon Ritual, where guests experience a wellbeing journey encompassing the mineral salt, silica and algae that are part of the geothermal seawater experience.

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is opening a subterranean spa and luxury hotel
 


The Lava Cove spa journey moves through a ‘concourse of lava’
 
EUROPE - Six Senses Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain
Opening: 2020

Six Senses is set to open its third European spa resort, this time on the Spanish island of Ibiza, in 2020. The resort group has signed a management deal with Beach Box Ibiza – which is developing the resort – to operate the property as a part-resort, part-residential project.
Six Senses chief executive Neil Jacobs said that the development will be a “benchmark in innovative design” and will “celebrate wellness, sustainability and community spirit”.

The resort will offer both a spa and a wellness learning centre. According to Jacobs, the “one of a kind” spiritual learning centre will offer an innovative approach to optimising health which includes fitness, nutrition, education, yoga, sleep, mindfulness and more.

It will feature a range of treatment rooms, a communal treatment lounge and an oxygen bar, and outdoors the spa will offer massage catacombs, a watsu pool, a labyrinth and organic gardens where ingredients for the spa botanicals and will be grown.

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EUROPE - Kemeri Park Hotel

Jurmala, Latvia
Opening: First stage, 2018

Latvian wellness consultancy Inbalans Group is working with Linser Hospitality, Moscow-based international development company Griffin Partners and Jurmula City Council to redevelop a historic luxury hotel in Latvia’s Kemeri National Park. The five-star hotel will include a 1,500sq m (16,146sq ft) luxury spa, and another four-star wellness hotel will also be developed in the area. A wellness clinic comprised of multiple historic buildings with a focus on balneotherapy treatments is due to open in 2022. Linser Hospitality is spearheading the strategic development as well as the entire health, medical and wellness concept for both hotels, plus providing pre-opening, staffing and training for the existing hotel.

Kemeri is the source of natural mineral waters and curative muds, and has been a wellness destination since the 16th century. The five-star hotel is being developed in a historic 1936 health resort building that was originally built by Riga architect Eižens Laube as a symbol of Latvia’s first independence. Riga-based architect Martins Hermansons, who also designed the Pullman, Mercure and Kempinski Riga, is heading up the restoration of the Art Nouveau building.

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The five-star hotel is being developed in a historic 1936 health resort which was built as a symbol of Latvia’s independence
EUROPE - Lanserhof Sylt

Sylt, Germany
Opening: 2019

With its natural landscape and temperate climate, the German island of Sylt – described as the Hamptons of Germany – will welcome Lanserhof Sylt at the end of 2019. Architect Christoph Ingenhoven’s wellness architecture will be complemented by a “spectacular location” and a planned 5,000sq m (538,19sq ft) treatment area.

With an initial investment of €l00m ($106m, £85m), all of the core Lanserhof values will be embedded, including cutting-edge technology and the island’s first MRI scanner. An individual, holistic approach and connection between natural therapy and high-tech medicine at the highest level will also be standard. As at other venues, guests will be able to choose from a range of offers from check-ups to targeted therapy. Treating everyone from the healthy to heart patients, there will be a focus on cardiology for natural therapy, with care packages available.

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Architect Christoph Ingenhoven will design the Lanserhof Sylt
EUROPE - Kempinski Riga

Riga, Latvia
Opening: Q3 2017

Spa management company Resense will manage a 1,000sq m (10,764sq ft) spa at the upcoming Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga in Latvia, which will include a VIP ‘Pirts treatment suite’ modelled on the traditional Latvian bathhouse experience.

The spa will have six treatment rooms in total, including four single, one double and one VIP suite, as well as a heat bathing area with a sauna, bio sauna, aroma steam room, rasul mud room, cold plunge pool, experience showers, ice fountain and heated bench with footbaths. The rasul mud room will use local Latvian muds, renowned for their healing properties, as well as additional muds from around the world.
Originally built in the 19th century, the 141-bedroom Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is being reimagined by London-based Alex Kravetz Design, and it’s Kempinski’s first hotel in Latvia, as well as the first international five-star luxury hotel in the city.

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Resense will manage the 1,000sq m spa
EUROPE - Center Parcs Longford Forest

County Longford, Ireland
Opening: 2019

Center Parcs is building a new £167m (US$257m, €233m) holiday village in Ireland – its first venture outside the UK. The Ireland resort – to be named Center Parcs Longford Forest – will be developed on a 395-acre (160-hectare) site in Newcastle Wood, County Longford, and will have 470 lodges and 30 apartments nestled into the surroundings.

Center Parcs offers more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities and one its most successful elements is the Aqua Sana spa. The spas at its other sites generate more than £15m (US$21.9m, €19.2m) and attract over 300,000 customers every year.

Center Parcs recently debuted a new Forest Spa concept within its Aqua Sana spa at its Sherwood Forest location, and the same concept will be used in Longford Forest. The Forest Spa showcases an assortment of heating and cooling rooms over six zones within different forest regions, takes inspiration from the Japanese tradition of forest bathing, and opens the spa to its natural surroundings whenever possible, taking the experience outside and bringing the outside in – including a treetop sauna.

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Center Parcs offers more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities in addition to its successful Aqua Sana spas
 


Center Parcs’ new Forest Spa concept will be used at the Longford Forest location
 
EUROPE - Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

London, UK
Opening: 2018

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has commissioned interior designer Joyce Wang to lead a multi-million-pound restoration of its European flagship, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, while hospitality designer Adam D Tihany has been appointed to oversee the re-design of the hotel’s “next-generation” spa.

Tihany’s spa design will complement a recently installed contemporary pool and fitness area, and the facility will be significantly expanded to include couples’ facilities and an exclusive Mandarin Oriental Spa Studio concept, offering “powerful and effective express beauty and grooming treatments for both men and women”.

Wang will create the overall design concept for the Edwardian hotel’s public rooms and suites, and has taken inspiration from the building’s park-side location and its heritage as a popular destination for royalty.

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The Edwardian hotel is near Hyde Park
EUROPE - Lofoten Opera Hotel

Lofoten, Norway
Opening: 2020

Work is underway on the coil-shaped Lofoten Opera Hotel located on Norway’s stunning Lofoten archipelago.

The striking hotel design will cover 11,000sq m (118,400sq ft) and will feature as-yet unnamed spa facilities in addition to 95 hotel rooms and apartments, seawater basins, an amphitheatre and resources for many outdoor sporting activities.

Norway-based Snøhetta Architects are behind the eco-project and say the hotel’s curvaceous design helps it to blend into the mountain and the surrounding seascape, while creating an inner and outer area for activities.

The remotely located hotel will be aiming to attract active guests to the Lofoten area, which is very popular with hikers and nature lovers, and is on one of the 18 national tourist routes in Norway.

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The eco-project is designed to blend in to the mountain and surrounding seascape
EUROPE - Burgenstock Resort

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Opening: Q4 2017

The reimagined Burgenstock Resort Hotel Lake Lucerne – a historic hotel that was once the playground of Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn – is set to open after an investment of 550 million Swiss francs (US$544m, €516m, £438m), and will feature both a vast Alpine spa and a wellness hotel as part of its redevelopment.
Perched 450m (1,476ft) above Lake Lucerne, on the edge of the Burgenburg cliff, the new glass-fronted spa will cover 10,000sq m (107,639 sq ft), making it one of the largest in Europe. The mountaintop spa – one of the original buildings and modelled in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright – has been designed by London based Maria Vafiadis of MKV Design, who is using natural, local materials to create a contemporary, luxury spa experience.

The Alpine Spa is enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass walls designed to create an atmosphere of tranquility. It will include a Kneipp bath, private bath chambers, an Arabian rasul made with local Bürgenstock rock, Turkish steam room, panoramic sauna and tranquility room, whirlpools hidden within a cave, and 15 treatment rooms and three private spa rooms – all with views out over the lake – a dramatic departure from the typical windowless spa treatment room.

“Here, everything is about the view – you don’t want to distract from that,” explains Vafiadis.

Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne will also incorporate the Waldhotel, an innovative, architecturally striking medical centre designed by Matteo Thun, with 160 rooms. As well as a menu of beauty and relaxation treatments, elite physicians will treat and prevent health concerns and provide post-operative convalescence, treatments for burn-out patients and medical check-ups.

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The Burgenstock Resort will include a glass-walled spa perched high on a cliff
MIDDLE EAST - Centara Grand Hotel Doha

Doha, Qatar
Opening: Q4 2017

The Centara Grand Hotel Doha will include a Spa Cenvaree that will occupy the entire 29th floor of the hotel. The spa will include separate male and female zones, 17 treatment rooms, heat and water experience zones with saunas and steam rooms, hammams, foot massage area and relaxation pods. Couples and VIP treatment suites will boast views of West Bay and Al Corniche, and male and female hair and beauty salons made available on a separate floor.

Spa therapies will be derived from traditional Thai methods and modern practices, with signature offerings including a Hot Salt Muscle Melter, a kaffir lime hair mask, flower-scented body scrubs and warm coconut body massages.

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The Spa Cenvaree will occupy the entire 29th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel Doha
MIDDLE EAST - Mandarin Oriental

Doha, Qatar
Opening: 2018

The 3,030sq m (32,615sq ft) spa at Mandarin Oriental Doha, set to open in 2018, will offer a holistic approach to relaxation and rejuvenation, focusing on the wellness of both body and mind in a tranquil, meditative setting.

The spa will have five private treatment rooms, a secluded couple’s suite and a Quartz Room featuring Gharieni’s MLX Quartz bed. Additionally, two VIP suites will be on offer: the Mandarin Suite, which will include its own steam room and Thai massage facilities; and the Oriental Suite room, which will feature a scrub room, sauna, steam shower room and a Japanese bathtub.

The spa will also include separate male and female consultation lounges, tea lounges and indoor swimming pools with loungers, along with extensive heat and water facilities, including a steam room centred around a large amethyst crystal, a range of experience showers and tepidarium chairs.

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Two VIP suites will be available at the Mandarin Oriental Doha
MIDDLE EAST - evianSpa

A woman’s evianSpa will open towards the end of this year as part of the Katara Plaza, a 38,000sq m (409,000sq ft) development that will also include entertainment, cultural facilities, luxury shopping, and an entire mall dedicated to children.

While few details have been disclosed, the 2,400sq m (25,833sq ft) female-only evianSpa will be an “iconic wellness destination,” says Patrick Saussay, evianSpa’s international business developer and owner of consultancy GPSA. “We have enough space to implement everything you may have in mind when you think about wellness.”

The spa will continue evianSpa’s focus on hydration, nature and the importance of human touch, while adding in elements of local culture. As is the case with other evianSpa locations, all facial treatments will use the brand’s own mineral water.

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The spa will be part of Katara Plaza
MIDDLE EAST - Lux* Al Zorah

Al Zorah, Lux’s first UAE location, is a mixed-use development in a coastal location 30 minutes from Dubai. It will feature both residential and hotel components. Designed to be a luxury eco-destination, the development will be nestled within 100 hectares (247 acres) of forest, more than 60 per cent of its land is devoted to protected mangroves and public spaces.
The 180-bedroom Lux* Hotel will feature a 1,500sq m (16,146sq ft) Lux* Me Wellness Centre that will include indoor and outdoor pools, 10 treatment rooms and a central multi-purpose hammam that will cater to both men and women at alternate times. It will also feature an indoor and outdoor Zen garden zone for meditation, tai chi, yoga and Pilates, as well as salon and retail experience zones.

Guests can take a ‘wellbeing safari’, which includes yoga in a natural setting. Above the spa will be 15 suites that will allow guests to participate in the Lux* Me wellness programmes. A Signature Wellness Concierge service allows guests to have completely bespoke programmes tailored to their spa and wellbeing needs.

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The 180-bedroom Lux* Al Zorah is designed to be a luxury eco-destination
MIDDLE EAST - Kempinski Muscat

Muscat, Oman
Opening: Q3 2017

Global spa management company Resense will manage a 1,540sq m (16,576sq ft) Kempinski Wave Spa, which is designed to envelop guests in natural elements through fresh colours and organic textures. McNally Design International is using earthy woods, weather-worn stone and glass, smooth copper, trickling waters and a lush green moss wall to help create this natural aesthetic, designed as a backdrop for the Kempinski The Spa seasonal treatment scheme.

Modular in design, the six-treatment-room spa can be fully separated between the men’s and women’s area, and the health club features a women’s-only gym. Separate male and female spas each have their own sauna, steam, experience showers and whirlpools, and a VIP treatment suite will have its own sauna and steam room. A men’s barber and a juice bar will also be on-site.

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Resense will manage the 1,540sq m spa
MIDDLE EAST - Mondrian Doha

Doha, Qatar
Opening: Q3 2017

The famous Middle Eastern folk tales of One Thousand and One Nights are the inspiration behind the lavish dome-topped Mondrian Doha, set to open in Q3. Local practice South West Architecture and Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders have collaborated to create the “fantasy-like” Doha Mondrian for hotel operator sbe, including its spa.

ESPA will manage the 1,950sq m (209,89sq ft) spa – its first in Qatar – offering separate spas for men and women, 12 treatment rooms, a heat experience garden and a Turkish hammam. All guests will enter through a pure white reception area, before embarking to their gender-specific areas.

The female spa creates the illusion of a secret garden: feminine, soft, warm tones and curved lines have been used throughout, with golden and sparkling accents to create a luxurious, peaceful space. With open, white spaces and five treatment rooms, there is also a multi-level heat experience garden including Swarovski crystal rain showers and a carved wooden Finnish sauna.

The male spa features a masculine design that has been inspired by the urban souks of the region. The space is dominated by deep, monochrome tones and muted lighting with bold, geometric patterns and golden accents throughout. The Heat Experience Souk sits at the heart of the male spa and is based on Doha’s local bazaars, with facilities centred around the ‘fire and water’ fountain which guests can view from the muscle-warming heated daybeds.

 



The ‘fantasy-like’ Doha Mondrian will include a 1,950sq m spa managed by ESPA
MIDDLE EAST - Anantara Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Opening: 2019

Minor Hotels is set to open an Anantara hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in which spa and wellness will be a “major focus”. Anantara Jeddah Resort will include both male and female spas as well as an expansive wellness centre and an extensive selection of wellness journeys will be available as part of Anantara’s Balance programme, including detox, de-stress, weight management, anti-ageing and rejuvenation. Also on offer will be therapies such as ayurveda and reflexology, as well as a hammam. Guests can partake in healthy cooking classes and enjoy activities including yoga, pilates and tai chi, as well as a regular programme of wellness-focused educational workshops and events.

Owned by SAB Group, the 226-bedroom resort will be located in Obhur, an upmarket district that is undergoing a huge transformation, spearheaded by the 1km-high Kingdom Tower, set to open in 2020.

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Wellness will be a ‘major focus’ for the upcoming Anantara Jeddah resort
MIDDLE EAST - Oasis Eco Resort

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Opening: 2020

Dubai developer Eco Resort Group and London studio Baharash Architecture have unveiled plans for “the world’s greenest resort” in an Abu Dhabi oasis. The Oasis Eco Resort, which is scheduled to open in the emirate’s Liwa region in 2020, will be powered by 157,000sq ft (14,500sq m) of solar panels and operate a wildlife conservation area. The resort will also include health and therapeutic spa facilities equipped with smart glass windows, which Baharash founder Baharash Bagherian said can “offer instant privacy at a flick of a switch.” Organic, local treatments will be emphasised.

The design is built around the oasis’ spring, and water will be extracted from the ground for use in the resort before being treated on-site and recycled for irrigation. The resort will have 84 interconnecting suites of various types, each with an outdoor terrace looking out onto the “tranquil heart” of the spring. A restaurant will also feature, providing guests with organic ingredients grown on site.

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The resort will use solar panels for power
MIDDLE EAST - Vichy Celestins Spa Hotel

Doha, Qatar
Opening: Q3 2017

Consultancy Vichy Spa International is setting up a medical thermal spa resort in Qatar that will specialise in the detection and prevention of diabetes, providing therapeutic education along with care treatments and personalised physical activity sessions. Guests will attend for between one and three weeks, but other health, nutrition, wellbeing and beauty programmes will be available for short breaks from three nights.

Vichy Spa has developed a new international concept under the name Vichy Celestins Spa Hotel, which is oriented towards both thermal spas and health prevention, and will include treatments for metabolic and body balance, nutrition, sleep disorders and stress management.

The resort will include 168 bedrooms along with a 3,500sq m (37,674sq ft) health spa, a 4,000sq m (43,056sq ft) artificial lake with waterfall, and six outdoor swimming pools linked by a slow-flowing river. Signature Vichy Celestins treatments for functional movement, post-surgery and skin anti-ageing will be available, along with a fitness centre. The project is being is being positioned close to a thermal park owned by the Hala Group Enterprises company.

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The medical thermal spa will specialise in the detection and prevention of diabetes
NORTH AMERICA - Miraval Austin

Austin, Texas
Opening: 2019

Wellness resort operator Miraval Group acquired the 89-hectare (220-acre) Travaasa Austin Resort in the Hill Country of Texas last year, which it will redevelop and expand into Miraval Austin, a 120-bedroom destination wellness resort – the brand’s first in Texas and the American South.

Miraval Group – which itself was subsequently acquired by Hyatt Hotels – will renovate the existing inventory, add 50 bedrooms, more than double the spa space, expand the main restaurant and also construct several new facilities, including an equine experience.
The result will be an “authentic” Texas wellness experience and the company will incorporate the region’s culture and architectural styles to create “original experiences with dynamic wellbeing programmes, one-of-a-kind spa treatments and flavourful and healthful cuisine.”

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The resort is Miraval’s first in Texas
NORTH AMERICA - Equinox Hudson Yards

New York, New York
Opening: 2019

Luxury fitness chain Equinox will venture into the hotel business, focusing on movement, nutrition and regeneration in an appeal to regular travellers who want to keep fit. The first hotel, in New York’s Hudson Yards, will include a 60,000sq ft (5,600sq m) gym and a “major spa” that will focus on the regeneration portion of the concept.

A roster of services will be tailored to everything from sleep and relaxation to recovery and optimised performance. Vice president of spa services Amanda Al-Masri says the spa will rely heavily on innovation, technology and expertise in the field.

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The Equinox hotel will appeal to travellers who want to keep fit
NORTH AMERICA - Yellowstone hot springs project

Paradise Valley, Montana
Opening: 2018

International spa and wellness consultancy Blu Spas is working on a project to develop a resort in Paradise Valley in Montana, close to Yellowstone National Park. The site is being developed at the Yellowstone Hot Springs, near the national park’s northern access, and is in the same location where the LaDuke Hot Springs and Corwin Hot Springs were popular resort and bathing destinations more than a century ago.

International hot springs and water experts are already working on the project, and Cary Collier, principal at Blu Spas, says an analysis of the waters shows they are comparable to the waters in the iconic spa town of Baden Baden, Germany.

The resort will include a variety of hot, warm and cool pools for community bathing as well as hot springs pool cabins for private bathing. Collier says the project will be the first of its kind in the US, and will also include water conservation efforts and unique eco-concepts.

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Buffalo already use the area hot springs
NORTH AMERICA - Two Bunch Palms

Desert Hot Springs, California
Opening: 2018

The iconic hot springs spa Two Bunch Palms will again be undertaking a multi-million-dollar upgrade that will include, among several projects, a new contemporary bathing grotto, new spa, apothecary, fitness centre, farm-to-table treatments, and new programme facility.Amy McDonald of Under a Tree Health and Wellness Consulting is working on the project, which will also include treatments using the medicinal qualities of marijuana, and allow guests to have opportunities to experience and learn about marijuana’s medicinal qualities “in a formalised and curated way, in combination with the waters and award winning team of therapists,” says McDonald.

The 75-year-old Two Bunch will continue its focus on thermal water healing, and revitalise and reinvent its legacy with a “contemporary sensibility”.

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Two Bunch will get a new bathing grotto, spa, apothecary and programming
NORTH AMERICA - Sentierre Padre Canyon
& Sanctuary

Padre Canyon, Utah
Opening: unconfirmed

Sentierre, a new US-based hotel brand with a focus on wellbeing, will include a full-service spa created by Sylvia Sepielli in its first resort, Sentierre Padre Canyon in Utah. The Padre Canyon Sanctuary will encompass more than 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m), including six treatment rooms, pre- and post-treatment relaxation areas, a pool and a private lounge. The sanctuary will also feature 14 stand-alone luxury spa guests suites.
Sentierre Padre Canyon will be built on a 17-hectare (43-acre) parcel of land in the Mojave Desert. The brand aims to transcend traditional hotels by offering a range of pathways to stimulate all of the senses. Visits are designed to be introspective, interactive and invigorating and provide an opportunity to discover one’s personal wellbeing. A special aspect of Sentierre is the path guides – individuals who will help guests pursue their interests, specialising in crafting interactive life experiences.

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The Sentierre Padre Canyon Sanctuary will be built on 43 acres in the Mojave Desert
NORTH AMERICA - The Ranch Sonoma

Sonoma, California
Opening: Q3 2017

The Ranch – which operates a well-known destination fitness and wellness retreat in Malibu, California – will open a new property in Sonoma. Similar to The Ranch Malibu, The Ranch Sonoma will operate an intimate, intensive weekly programme limited to 24 guests.
The Sonoma location sits on 1,092 hectares (2,700 acres) and is tucked into nature with a 2.5-mile (4km) creek running through the property – a remote setting designed for guests to feel sequestered, much as they do at the original property – and will feature the substantial hiking programme the retreat is known for.
Popular with celebrities, the programme includes four to five hours of mountain hiking each day, as well as core and ab weights, daily yoga sessions, a private afternoon massage – and a restricted, 1,600-calorie, organic, vegetarian diet.

The setting does not provide WiFi or cell phone reception and guests have limited access to computers and phones in an effort to encourage them to focus their energies on being present in the natural, serene surroundings.

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An organic, vegetarian diet is served
NORTH AMERICA - Six Senses New York

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will debut in the US in 2019 with its first urban location, Six Senses New York. The luxury hotel is being developed by HFZ Capital Group in New York City and will be located between Manhattan’s popular High Line and the Hudson River.
The flagship urban location is located on 10th Avenue and encompasses the entire block between 17th and 18th streets in the heart of Chelsea. Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses, says the location will have “the same touch-points and DNA, with some creative adaptation of course, but with no compromises on our commitment to community, wellness, sustainability and design.”
Six Senses Spa New York will offer a layered approach to wellness, with treatments that are a mix of science and human awareness, with its signature high-tech and high-touch approach that is crafted around the individual.

The hotel is part of a larger project, named The Eleventh, which features two soaring towers designed by Copenhagen- and New York-based architectural and design group BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).

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Ziel Feldman, HFZ Capital; Bjarke Ingels, BIG; and Neil Jacobs, Six Senses, at the building site.
NORTH AMERICA - BrewDog DogHouse Hotel & Spa

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog has plans to build a craft beer hotel near its new brewery in Columbus, Ohio, US, that will include a craft beer spa with hop face masks, malted barley massages and ‘Hoppy Feet’ pedicures.

The company raised more than US$300,000 through crowdsourcing in order to build the DogHouse hotel, which it calls the “ultimate beer-themed immersive experience”. The hotel will also include beer-based shampoos and shower gels and a restaurant with beers matched to courses. Guests can also enjoy private brewery tours, or for the truly dedicated – plunge into a Punk IPA-filled whirlpool.

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The BrewDog spa will offer hop face masks and malted barley massages
NORTH AMERICA - Four Seasons Napa Valley

Calistoga, California
Opening: 2018

Four Seasons is planning a new luxury resort in Napa Valley, California, that will include a spa using the natural geothermal waters unique to the Calistoga region. It’s set to offer treatments such as mineral-rich clay and volcanic ash baths, as well as a raft of skin and bodycare therapies.

Owned by Boston, Massachusetts-based real-estate equity firm Alcion Ventures and developed in partnership with Colorado-based boutique firm Bald Mountain Development, the Napa Valley resort will include 85 guestrooms, 20 private residence villas and include its own fully-operational winery.


 



Four Seasons Napa Valley will feature a spa that uses area natural geothermal waters
NORTH AMERICA - Mandarin Oriental Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii
Opening: 2020

Mandarin Oriental will open a new hotel and branded residences as part of the Mana’olana Place, a 36-storey, mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas, which is being developed by Los Angeles, California-based Salem Partners and is due to open in 2020.

The development will include a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, which will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation, with eight treatment rooms. Further leisure options include a comprehensive fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

Designed by Fort Collins, Colorado-based [au] workshop, the hotel will include 125 bedrooms, reflecting Hawaiian culture together with features inspired by the hotel brand’s oriental heritage. The architects envision the design as a modern, vertical urban resort epitomising the Hawaiian tradition of the ‘lanai,’ with its seamless indoor-outdoor sense of place.

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The Mana’olana Place is a 36-storey tower that will include the Mandarin Oriental
NORTH AMERICA - Governors Island

New York, New York
Opening: unconfirmed

Governors Island is a 72,000sq ft (6,689sq m) European-style hydrotherapy spa planned for a inclusive recreational island for New York City. New York architect Robert Henry is working on the project in conjunction with Milan, Italy-based QC Terme, which operates nine historical spa properties in Europe. This is QC Terme’s first US project.

A range of co-ed and gender-specific indoor and outdoor pools will sit alongside salt inhalation rooms, treatment areas, relaxation rooms, yoga studios and a cafe. And guests will pay an “affordable day rate” to access the facilities.

The entire island is being developed to include bike paths, children’s areas, hiking and biking trails – and the spa will also benefit from 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) of outdoor space with views of New York City. Governors Island is a short ferry-ride away from Manhattan.

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The spa will have views of New York City

Originally published in Spa Business Handbook 2017 issue 1

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