International Standards of SpaExcellence(SM)2014
A Quality System Approach for Spa Businesses
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August 10, 2005
Welcome to the long-awaited first edition of the DiscoverSpas.com
newsletter! I hope you find lots of useful information.
Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity,
On July 27, SpaQuality
LLC, was delighted to announce Sundara
Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells, WI as the first spa in the
world to achieve certification in The
International Standards of SpaExcellenceSM. SpaQuality LLC has
created and maintains these quality management standards expressly
for the spa industry, provides education in The Standards and quality
management techniques, assesses spas for compliance with The Standards
and recognizes spas that meet the standards with a an award
of Spa SpaExcellenceSM.
are lots of top spa lists out there. Find out what spas are on them
on DiscoverSpas.com Best Spas pages. Included are Conde
Nast Traveler's (US) Readers' Travel Awards 2005, Travel
+ Leisure's World's Best Spas 2005, Absolute
Asias Top Ten Spa Experiences, Robb
Report 2005 Best of the Best Spas, America's
Best Hotel & Resort Three- Four- and Five-Star Spas 2005 from
Mobil Travel Guide, and Conde
Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Travel Awards 2005.
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recent additions to DiscoverSpas.com have been: The
Spa at The Setai in Miami, FL and Paradise
Salon, Spa & Café in Delray Beach, FL; Exhale
Gold Coast in Chicago, IL; Bliss
San Francisco in the W Hotel and the Retreat
Spa & Fitness Centre at the Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa, Cork
Since the DiscoverSpas.com site was launched over a year and a
half ago 800 spa listings have been added, bringing the total up
to over 9,200 worldwide. I have thousands of spas yet to add. If
you know of any spas that are missing from the list, please send
an email to me, and I will be happy to prioritize their addition.
US Spa Listings...
Global Spa Listings...
about my experiences at spas I have recently visited: JW
Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico; The
Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort in Cancun, Mexico; EcoTulum
Resorts in Tulum, Mexico; Pinehurst
in Pinehurst, North Carolina; Cornelia Day Resort in New York
City; and The Bellmoor Inn, Spa, Gardens and Conference Center in
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
More Spa Reviews...
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In The Grand Spas of Central Europe, historian David Clay Large follows the grand spa story from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the years between the French Revolution and World War II, a period in which the major Central European Kurorte (literally, “cure-towns”) reached their peak of influence and then slipped into decline.
Manitou Springs, CO
September 30 through October 1,
Waterfest will bring together, educators, practitioners, water enthusiasts and local residents for three days to explore the geology, hydrology, health benefits, business, culture and history of mineral water. The recently opened SunWater Spa and Wellness Center offers guests the opportunity to soak in the heated mineral springs water that has made the town a health seekers retreat for more than 150 years.
Presentations and discussions at the Manitou Springs City Hall on Saturday, October 1st
- 10am: Geology & Hydrology: Understanding and Protecting our Mineral Springs Aquifers: vulnerabilities, dangers, and creative approaches
- 11:15am: Culture & History: Explore the history of Manitou Springs and the development of global spa cultures
1:45pm: A New Frontier in Medicine: Balneology and a new system of natural therapeutics, evidence and applications.
3:00pm: Business & Economics: Interactive Roundtable for Mineral Springs Owners & Operators: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century
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