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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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Barry White Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #13

In Episode #13 – I sit down for a chat with Barry White to talk about his role with Langham Hospitality Group as Group Spa Director for the past 13 years and get his views on the current state of the hotel spa industry.   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe…

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Yield Management in Hotel Spas

Yield management in the airline industry is so entrenched now, nobody even talks about it as a special strategy. It’s just part of their pricing policy. Hotels too have generally done a good job with yield management. But what about spas? Can yield management really even work for a hotel spa? Maybe. The Oxford dictionary…

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Spa Market Share | Ep. #12

In Episode #12 – Spa Market Share – I consider a possible new metric for tracking spa performance. Is there anyone out there asking about Spa Market Share? How can you calculate it? Would it be useful? What are the limitations? If you prefer to read the full post, you’ll find it HERE   Useful…

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