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Global Spa Summit - 23 Jun 2011
New Board Member - Philippe Bourguignon
The Global Spa Summit (GSS) has recently announced that Philippe Bourguignon, Vice Chairman of Revolution Places, a division of investment firm Revolution LLC, has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition to helping steer the future directions of the leading annual conference for the global spa and wellness industries, he has been named Co-Chair of the next Summit, scheduled for June 4-6, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado.
As an attendee at two of the Summits, I can vouch for the relevance of this organisation which strives to provide a voice for the global spa industry and which also drives the standards consistently upwards. It's always good to see fresh Board inputs, particularly from someone as experienced as Bourguignon. As Vice Chairman of Revolution Places and CEO of both Revolution Places Development and a top-rated U.S. spa/wellness resort, Miraval, he is recognized worldwide as a leader in the creation of new models of health and wellness tourism. Prior to joining Revolution he served as co-CEO of the Davos-based World Economic Forum for two years, the very institution the GSS is, in part, modeled after.
June at Carton House - 15 Jun 2011
Mini Retreat Spa Package
I was lucky enough to enjoy a stay at Carton House this month and it was truly wonderful. The occasion was a family affair, my Mum's 75th birthday; it's always tough trying to please three generations but Carton managed to keep everyone happy. A fantastic setting, even better with the glorious June bank holiday sunshine; friendly and professional staff who actually look like they enjoy their work; an excellent dinner in the Linden Tree Restaurant; spacious, light-filled bedrooms and of course the spa.
During June you can enjoy exceptional value with the Spa Mini Retreat Package. For just €70.00 you can indulge in an hour of relaxation with an Elemental Facial (a personalised treatment which is designed to restore balance through the use of essential oil aromas). Also included is a massage tailored to suit your needs. Note, this price does not include accommodation or meals but you will be pleasantly surprised at the excellent value offered at Carton House, especially on Sunday nights.
Voya - 01 Jun 2011
International Success for Irish brand
It's great to see the nice people from Voya really begin to succeed in international markets. The Burj Al Arab in Dubai recently announced a new spa partnership with Voya which sees the Assawan Spa introduce the Irish seaweed bath to clients in the Middle East. Guests can try Voya's Organic Seaweed Hot Stone Massage & Foot Retreat, and the Irish experience is the only organic treatment on offer in the spa.
The Jumeirah-owned hotel deal adds Dubai to a list which includes the Six Senses in Paris and the Berkeley Spa in London so Voya is truly expanding its global footprint, which is great news for CEO Mark Walton and his team and which is richly deserved recognition for their hard work promoting the brand. We lucky Irish don't need to travel to Dubai though, just head to Strandhill Baths in Sligo for a real seaweed bath experience or try out some of the Voya treatments in our Spa Ireland spas (you can use our advanced search and tick Voya to find them).