SPA IRELAND BLOG
The latest news from spa-ireland.com
It's hard to keep up with all the latest spa info - new openings, quirky treatments, best deals - so we'll do our best to keep you informed. We welcome your feedback and inputs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal News - 25 Jun 2012
Specials at Queen Beauty Emporium
I love Queen. The team there are fantastic, normal, brilliant, beautiful people who take you in bedraggled and unkempt and send you at the door looking way better.
Special Summer Packages include Blow-dry & Makeover for €65; Get your Fingers and Toes in Tip-Top Shape for Summer…(File, cuticle tidy, moisturising treatment & polish for €50. And introducing The Smoothing Bar @ Queen - Kink Fix costs €45 (Keratin Treatment Blow-dry), Smooth Talking €175-€250 (Kerastraight 12 week blow-dry plus homecare trio) and for the ultimate Queen treat, Straight Talker costs €175-€250 (Keune permanent blow-dry plus homecare trio).
If you're lucky enough to have been gifted a Spa Ireland gift voucher remember that you can use it at any of our spas - including Queen.
Global Spa Summit 2012 - 24 Jun 2012
Speaker Sound Bites
We were sorry to miss the Global Spa Summit this year. It's always a top class event that brings together the best minds in the spa industry. Catching up with some of the reports, we thought we'd share some sound bites from the speakers
“True innovation never comes from consumer focus groups. You can’t just give people what they SAY they want, you have to IMAGINE what they would most desire. Disney didn’t invent theme parks by surveys.” – Philippe Bourguignon, vice chair, Revolution Places
“Health care systems are truly sick care systems. The spa industry can be a major player in this space.” – Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. Surgeon General & vice chairman, Canyon Ranch
“Spas need to move from the ‘event-driven’ model and create more sustainable connections and experiences. Spa-goers are on a personal, archetypal journey – they seek a very different kind of ‘service.’” – John Kao, famed innovation expert
“Spas have got to STOP selling a checklist of isolated services” and start offering A TOTAL WAY TO LIVE. When they become more complete and accessible wellness educators and providers, they could go from being mere enclaves, to beachheads of innovation.” – Dr. Joseph Hutter, fellow, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
“I have started brand-new careers many times since my 60s… Innovation doesn’t even stop at age 90!” – Deborah Szekely, founder, Golden Door and Rancho La Puerta
Hilton eforea Brand - 04 Jun 2012
European Expansion Plans
We wrote about Hiltons foray into the world of spas back in February so it's good to see that Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its first European centre. The 1,500sqm eforea: spa at Hilton Baku in Azerbaijan (could it be any more exotic?) and will use Kerstin Florian products as well as Li'Tya and Vitaman.
The next European eforea to open will be much closer to home at the Hilton London Southbank in the UK, scheduled for this month followed by the Hilton Alvor Portugal in January 2013.