Thursday, October 27, 2011

The pitfalls of building a beautiful spa




Professional Spa News
The pitfalls of building a beautiful spa
 
Building a new spa or updating an existing one takes planning for the spa to be a beautiful and relaxing place, but more importantly the design has to be effective and practical to use. Since this is not a cheap undertaking you need to look at prices, suppliers and budgets. So, how come many projects are over priced and can’t be finished on time and within budget?

Besides of careful planning you need to consider following issues: what do you offer, how do you operate and manage your spa on a regular basis and how can you implement your plans to improve customer experience and optimise operations. These are only some of the questions you should ask your architects and designers.

The failure of many promising projects is an alarming sign in our industry and one of the reasons for it is the failing communication between spa owner and architect.

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World Spa Awards – last chance to enter!

Winning an internationally recognised Award could be the best thing to happen to your spa in terms of customer retention, reputation and staff pride.

Enter the World Spa Awards for free by the 31 October 2011 and make sure not to miss this opportunity. All you need to do is complete the online process and follow the enclosed guidelines.
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Ian Bailey leaves Lifehouse to join LeisurejobsIan Bailey has stepped down from his role as general manager of Lifehouse spa, Essex, to join recruitment firm Leisurejobs as commercial director.

Bailey is the second director to leave Essex destination spa Lifehouse in recent months, following the departure of managing director Berni Hawkins in the spring

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A dedicated spa exhibition

That’s what is awaiting you at Professional Beauty 2012 at London’s ExCeL, the only show in the UK to feature spa suppliers, skincare brands and spa focused events and seminars alongside an exhibition focused on all sectors the health and beauty industry has to offer.
>> click here for full storyCrowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts to be repositionedInterContinental Hotels Group is planning to turn their Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts into a portfolio of 'upper-upscale' properties.
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