International Standards of SpaExcellence(SM)2014
A Quality System Approach for Spa Businesses
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Spa Places in the News
Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel
The following are the results of the eighth annual Readers'
Travel Awards - the best spas that the travel world has to offer. Click
for more information.
Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, India
International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
BodyHoliday, LeSPORT, St Lucia
Laut Resort, Malaysia
5 The Spa, Chewton
Glen, New Milton, Hampshire
Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore
Hôtel Royal Royal Parc Evian, Evian-les-Bains, France
8 Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa,
Baden Baden, Germany
Resort & Mii Amo Spa, Sedona, USA
Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
UK HOTEL SPAS
at The Grove, Hertfordshire
2 The Spa, Mandarin
Oriental Hyde Park, London
3 The Spa, The
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire
Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
Spa, Seaham Hall Hotel, County Durham
OVERSEAS HOTEL SPAS
1 The Oriental
Spa, The Oriental, Bangkok
Assawan Spa & Health Club, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
3 Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan
4 Six Senses Spa, Madinat Dubai
Spa, at The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia
6 Banyan Tree
Spa, Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand
Spa, One&Only Le Touessrok, Mauritius
8 The Twelve Apostles
Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa
Givenchy Spa, One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
10 Six Senses Spa, Soneva
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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