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Spas as Entertainment

It’s kinda funny how data points have a way of coming together. And by data points I’m not talking about anything techie. I mean you hear something over here, you read about something else over there and then way off in the distance you see another thing and then all of a sudden… BOOM! It…

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Destination Marketing – The Wellness Opportunity | Ep. #18

Episode #18 is kinda more of a macro conversation. It’s not so much about spas at the coal face, but more a discussion about wellness and how that can be leveraged as a destination marketing tool. But just because you can…doesn’t mean you should.   Useful Links Here’s the Trends Report I referred to – Spafinder…

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Is Wellness Killing the Spa Industry?

Wellness and its impact on the Spa Industry is something I’ve been think about a lot lately. I’ve written before about how when I first stepped over from hotels in to spas the hottest discussion at the time was whether we should call ourselves Spa or Wellness. At the time, I didn’t really see the…

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Motti Essakow Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #17

In Episode #17 – I continue my chat with Motti Essakow, the Founder and Chief Imagineer, Rythms by Design and Rythms House. WELL Buildings, Clean vs Green, Sourcing vs Procurement and much, much more. Check it out!   Useful Links We spoke a bit about the Delos WELL Building Standard And here’s a link to…

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Motti Essakow Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #16

In Episode #16 – I catch up with Motti Essakow, the Founder and Chief Imagineer, Rythms by Design and Rythms House, to talk about responsible luxury in the hotel, spa & wellness sectors. Eco & Green is yesterday. Today it’s Sustainable & Responsible.   Useful Links We spoke a bit about the Delos WELL Building…

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Latest in Wellness Trends – Laziness

As an industry, we seem to be obsessed with the idea of finding and following the latest wellness trends. Unpacking some of the reasons we do that is another topic for a later article. But for now… I was reading a recent Top 10 Wellness Trends list and it struck me that maybe laziness is…

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Spa Ratings Systems | Ep. #15

In Episode #15 – We take a look at Spa Ratings Systems. We all know about 4 Star or 5 Diamond hotel ratings. But what about spas? And what about a TripAdvisor for Spas? Do we even really need all this stuff anyway?   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe to…

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Barry White Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #14

In Episode #14 – I continue my chat with Barry White, former Group Spa Director of Langham Hospitality Group and now the Founder of WHITE Living. Come and learn about Barry’s journey to the ‘Dark Side’ of Spa Consulting.   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe to the show HERE Subscribe…

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Spa Ratings Systems

I recently read an article by Stephen W. Ayers on Hotel Intel.Co which questioned the relevance of the traditional hotel ratings system in today’s world. It got me thinking about Spa Ratings Systems. When it comes to hotel ratings, some are given by government authorities, some by quasi-government tourism bodies, some by private companies and…

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