North America is a hotspot for spa enthusiasts
Our very own “SpaFinder,” Sallie Fraenkel, confesses to her latest fabulous health and wellness experiences while on her first trip to Hong Kong. After 8,066 miles and 16 hours, her jet lag is remedied at the Four Seasons Hong Kong with a fantastic Fusion Massage, ritual foot bath and amazing rain shower. Hear about her [...]
Thanksgiving, just around the corner, has us thinking about one of our favorite topics besides spa: food, of course! So with turkey and all the trimmings top of mind, we wanted to share with you the spas voted Top 10 Best for Cooking Classes by our SpaFinder enthusiasts during the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. These [...]
Most widely known as a ski resort, Whistler, which was also the host mountain resort for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is much more than just a winter destination. Vast mountains and a nature-loving spirit make Whistler a perfect scenic getaway for any type of traveler, snow or shine.
If you’ve seen the vacation episode of the wildly popular ABC TV sitcom Modern Family, then you’ve actually already caught a glimpse of the luxurious, award-winning Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. In the “Hawaii” episode, the gang lounges poolside (shot at the not-to-miss, adults-only pool area) and takes part in a wedding ceremony (shot on a manicured lawn overlooking the ocean and three new oceanfront traditional Hawaiian spa hales). What’s only captured in person are the stunning vistas and a very cool swim-up bar, plus fully loaded private cabanas. After my own visit last fall, I can attest, the sunset views in this area (complete with the VIP-feel and kid-free calm) are simply breathtaking. In addition, the standout five-star hotel is now offering innovative wellness-oriented special event weekends.
This delicious and healthy recipe for whole wheat oat and blueberry scones comes from the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, New York. Give this nutritional, fiber- and mineral-rich recipe a try and let us know how it goes!
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are under way in Vancouver, British Columbia, and as the athletes gear up for their sporting events, spas in the surrounding area are also commemorating the spirit of the Games. These spa services, inspired by the celebrated international sporting spectacle, are tailored toward spectators and athletes alike and will leave you feeling like a champion, even if you’re not on the medal stand.
My favorite session at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference here in New York was the one given by Eva Jensch, a spa consultant from California who has been in the industry almost as long as I have and has probably worked in more “emerging markets” than anyone I know. She presented a sort [...]
Yesterday I attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in New York’s Jacob Javits Center. In the afternoon I spoke on the panel entitled “Residential Spa Market Update.” Andrea Foster, who is the director of corporate strategy for Miraval Holding, LLC/Miraval, Life In Balance, was the other speaker. I think Andrea and I both [...]
USA Today shared Gerald Celente’s (Trends Journal) predictions of the top trends for 2007 in yesterday’s issue. Interesting that one of those trends is the same as what Spa Finder predicted for 2007 – a rise in medical tourism. Here is how the Trends Journal describes medical tourism: “American consumers will be “globetrotting to find [...]