New York Times Travel Show Always Makes Me Want to Go To A Spa (Now!) by Susie Ellis Just returned from the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center. Good Day New York, Fox 5 did some interviews to show viewers what they can expect at the show. Since SpaFinder is hosting the [...]
Spa Headwinds, Spa Tailwinds….Which are Strongest? by Susie Ellis Day two of the American Lodging and Investment Summit (ALIS) here at the Hyatt Century Plaza in LA. There are great speakers and mostly business topics – economics, research numbers, forecasts, etc. I found the following comparison a good way to summarize what I have been [...]
Are Spas a Necessary Evil? Impressions of the Monaco Spa EventBy Susie Ellis Just returned from the Monaco Spa Event. With such ajam-packed schedule of symposium sessions, meetings and exhibits to see, there was little time for plugging in and writing on my blog. The hotel’s charge of 20 euros ($30.00) for connecting to the [...]
Believable Tan from a Sunless Spray-Tan Salon or Spa? by Susie EllisSo we are heading into New Year’s again and hoping to eradicate memories of last year’s disastrous New Year’s Eve festivities. We went to a country club party here in Palm Desert after which Peter went into severe depression. He thought the whole event [...]
My Analysis of some of the Recent 2007 ISPA Spa Industry Study: Learning about Day Spas, Resort/Hotel Spas, Medical Spas, etc.
My Analysis of some of the Recent 2007 ISPA Spa Industry Study: Learning about Day Spas, Resort/Hotel Spas, Medical Spas, etc. by Susie Ellis The one good thing about coming down with a cold on Thanksgiving is that you don’t eat as much and you get to catch up on your sleep – and some [...]
What a difference a year makes!By Susie EllisPeter and I just arrived at the Lodge at Woodloch, a Destination Spa this afternoon. We drove up from Manhattan and arrived exactly five minutes before my Astara facial was to begin. What a delight to see how everything has come together. Woodloch opened a year ago this [...]
Steven and Dorothy Purdew are as talented at hospitality as a massage therapist is with gifted hands!
Steven and Dorothy Purdew: as talented at hospitality as a massage therapist is with gifted hands! By Susie Ellis I visited Champneys Tring during my UK trip. They won our 2007 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Spa in the UK, so I wanted to tour the new multi-million dollar make-over. Quite impressive! Here are several [...]
Spas Refurbish For a More “Now” Lookby Susie Ellis As promised, a few insights from my spa-focused trip to the UK. Someone once told me that in fashion and in decorating, after about seven years, no matter how great and fresh a design was, it’s going to begin looking tired and out-of-date. At the time [...]
Spas in the UK: Spa Illuminata, Champneys, Center Parcs, and Thermae Bath Spa. All in one week!By Susie Ellis Had a whirlwind trip to the UK last week and packed in was:1. A day at our SpaFinder Europe office2. A myriad of media appointments in London3. A press reception hosted for us by David Lieber, [...]
A Week with the SpaFinder Europe TeamBy Susie Ellis Flew to London late Sunday evening to spend a week with our SpaFinder Europe team. Victoria Fuller (Founder and Director of PRCo) and IndigoPR (a subsidiary of PRCo and our PR agency in Europe) had set up 2 days of media appointments for me. I would [...]