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  • O'Reve Hot Spring and Spa Executive, Lee Deok-beom, Honored at East Asian Spa Summit
    Jeju's O'Reve Hot Spring and Spa executive, Mr. Lee Deok-beom, was honored as the 'Spa Industry Contributor of the Year' at the 15th East Asia Spa Industry Union (EASIU) Summit and Annual Forum held in Suzhou, China on January 8th and 9th. Mr. Lee Deok-beom, previously responsible for planning and operational management in the hot springs and spa sector at locations such as Asan Spavis in Chungnam, is currently leading the operational planning at O'Reve Hot Spring, a premium hot spring spa set to open soon in Jeju. His expertise, demonstrated through insightful understanding of global industry changes and market demands, coupled with meticulous operational planning, has garnered recognition not only domestically but also from the EASIU, which unanimously selected and awarded him for his significant contributions to the spa industry's development, following last year's performances and recognition. Established in 2005, the EASIU is an international gathering of spa industry representatives from China, Japan, Mongolia, and Korea. The organization rotates its chairmanship annually, hosting summit meetings and annual forums, with representatives from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand invited to participate alongside the four founding nations. The Korean Spa Wellness Association (KorSpa) is representing South Korea at the EASIU. The next event, scheduled for 2025, is slated to be hosted in South Korea as the rotating chairmanship country.
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    2024-01-12
  • [Travel with a Purpose] Your Complete Holistic Healing Journey at The Farm at San Benito, the Philippines
    Located in Lipa City in Batangas, The Farm at San Benito encompasses all the luxurious features of a premium medical wellness resort. Its tastefully-appointed suites and villas echo a sophisticated design concept that marries the opulence of nature and the subtle elegance of traditional Filipino-Oriental sensibilities. Nestled in a 51-hectare forested property, The Farm at San Benito is an exclusive estate of lush gardens and lagoons, of quiet tree groves and crisp, fresh air, with strong positive energy radiating around the property. Yet, beyond its paradisal beauty and the inspiring sensations it evokes, lies The Farm’s true essence: it is a facility for medical wellness and a safe sanctuary for healing. Its programs, aimed to help the body and mind achieve optimum health and performance, have been meticulously designed following foundational science-based protocols and guided by evidence. At a time when health consciousness has become a widespread realization, more and more people are traveling to achieve a state of mind and body that is fit and well-balanced. Some travel to seek treatment for their illnesses. Others do so as a preventive measure to keep their health at an optimum level. Traveling with a purpose that is focused on health and wellness attests to the phenomenal growth of conscious travelers. The Farm at San Benito is at the forefront of medical wellness tourism Celebrating two decades of life-transformative healing holidays, it has distinguished itself as one of the world’s best, winning over 80 accolades from prestigious international bodies such as 'Best Wellness Resort in the World.' It cupped the coveted ‘Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Award from the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards in 2021 receiving a total of 21 awards. Since it’s officially the rainy season in the country, now is the perfect time to detox and cleanse from within. Rain symbolizes purification. At The Farm, you can experience a full immersion into clean living through physical healing in the form of mindful movements and functional fitness activities, medically-guided fasting, and treatments to eliminate toxins from within while restoring the body’s optimum ability to restore nutrients. The Farm offers an ‘Intro to Detox’ program that includes a 3-day medically supervised cleansing program to purge unhealthy elements from the body and mind while providing optimum nutrition. The Farm is also home to a world-renowned Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention & Heart Health Program, which focuses on the management of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and stress to resolve the root cause of the dysfunction and to bring the body back to a natural state of balance. At The Farm, the wide-ranging compendium of services aimed to address various health and psycho-emotional conditions, are all medically supervised by licensed physicians supported by health professionals, spa therapists, medical acupuncturists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, living food experts, fitness coaches, sound healers, and yoga teachers. The Farm at San Benito is thus a complete and genuine sanctuary—a space of encompassing beauty where the body and mind can heal to return to a state of genuine well-being and spiritual enrichment and inner renewal can be achieved. www.thefarmatsanbenito.com
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    2022-06-05
  • [Interview] Ms. Dao Huyen – CEO of S.H.E Cosmetics Ltd., Vietnam
    Vietnam has recently become one of the hottest growth markets for beauty and cosmetics in Asia. Wellness Today is fortunate to talk with a Hanoi-based beauty enthusiast and cosmetics dealer Dao Huyen, founder & CEO of S.H.E. Cosmetics Ltd. ▲ Ms. Dao Huyen, founder & CEO of S.H.E. Cosmetics Ltd. [WT] Could you tell us a bit of your background? [DH] I have been working in cosmetics field for more than 5 years. I started as a sales person at a small cosmetics shop. It was about two years ago when I became deeply attracted by cosmetics trading business. At that time, I was working as a sales & marketing manager at a local skincare clinic which sells not only skincare services but also cosmetics products. While working, I found that the Vietnamese cosmetics market was booming but needed to mature as customers were rapidly getting savvy. I soon moved to a Korean cosmetics company in Hanoi and started working as a manager at large. At this company, I was fortunate to get many insights from local distributors and consumers. I found Korean-made cosmetics products were getting high popularity in local market. In early 2018, with the vision of bringing the best cosmetics products mainly from Korea to the Vietnamese customers, I started my own business, S.H.E Cosmetics Ltd., offering OEM ODM services to local enterprises and also sourcing the hottest trend cosmetics from Korea for local distributors in Vietnam. [WT] What do you think about today’s Vietnamese cosmetics market? [DH] The cosmetics consumption in Vietnam is still low compared to neighboring countries like Thailand. However, if you have a better understanding of the characteristics of the country, Vietnam is more promising than any other country. It's really an attractive market. Above all, the percentage of younger people under 35 is 60%. Due to rapid westernization and increased personal social exposure, young people are more interested in their appearance than ever before. The other reason why the Vietnamese market is more attractive is because of the socio-economic role of women who have traditionally been quite active. With the increase in women's income, I am sure, they will spend more money on beauty and cosmetics. I think this is going to happen very quickly. [WT] Specifically, what aspects of beauty consumption expenditure should we pay attention to in Vietnam? [DH] As in other countries, Vietnamese women spend their money in purchasing home care cosmetics products and/or in getting treatments at beauty salons. For home care products, the preference for whitening function or sunscreen is high due to the nature of Vietnam climate. But the problem is that they are very interested in cosmetics, but there are not many people who have enough knowledge about exactly what products to use and how to use them. So the beauty market in Vietnam is characterized by a lot of skin care shops in each neighborhood. Consumers want to receive cosmetics from these shops and receive professional treatment from them. However, there are not many skincare shops that have mastered the techniques to fully understand the products and use them effectively. Of course, I think there will be many improvements over time. [WT] At this point, what parts of Vietnam skin care shops should focus on to evolve themselves? [DH] In a word, differentiation. Many shops now offer similar products and similar services. In order for shops to evolve and be competitive, they must have differentiated technology. If you simply sell cosmetics on the market, you cannot win the competition. And it is also important to have good products to gain trust. In short, arming with good products and good skills is the basis for differentiation, and I think more customers will come to these well-organized shops. [WT] I hear that you are planning to open your skincare shop yourself. Could you elaborate in detail? [DH] Yes, I am currently in contact with various agencies in Korea to provide services that Vietnam consumers really want. I would like to choose an institution that can provide a good selection of products and continue to provide skin care related technology. The key to this plan is to build a solid platform for reliably supporting existing skincare shop operators and new start-ups. I plan to open my first shop by the end of this year. [WT] Thank you for many good comments. Finally, what does the company name S.H.E mean? S.H.E. stands for Safety, High Technology, and Effectiveness. The purpose is to provide customers with a safe product with the latest technology to ensure maximum effectiveness. This name is the company's future mission as well.
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    2019-04-10

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  • [Hot in Germany] THE SPA im Steigenberger in Frankfurt
    Having just landed in Frankfurt after a hectic 15,600km trip spanning 8-countries in 9-days, there could have been no better place to visit than the city’s exclusive, ultra-luxe SPA at Frankfurter Hof. This lavish 1,000 sqm facility dedicated to the Art of Wellbeing provides a wide range of distinctive services ranging from Turkish bath rituals in the hammam, to hot shaves in the gentlemen’s barber, and advanced facial and body treatments. THE SPA also offers a well-equipped fitness center. ▲ Spa Suite [Photo Courtey of THE SPA at the Frankfurter Hof] ▲ Spa Entrance [Photo Courtey of THE SPA at the Frankfurter Hof] Erny & I were fortunate to have had several hours to relax and enjoy THE SPA’s private Spa Suite, the first of its kind in the city. Our personalized couple’s massage was a luxury experience provided by two well-trained masseurs in the Suite, which also provided us with use of a lounge area, grooming stations, steam shower, a daybed, double treatment beds, mini bar, and vitality pool. Our comfort and privacy were well taken care of during our evening at The SPA. ▲ Hammam [Photo Courtey of THE SPA at the Frankfurter Hof] THE SPA is located in the iconic Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof which was built in 1876, and remodeled after suffering damage in 1944 during WWII. A heritage-listed site, this iconic property is considered one of the best addresses in the city. Sharing a common passion for hospitality and luxury, the Steigenberger Hotel Group called on GOCO Hospitality to develop and manage THE SPA at Steigenberger’s flagship property. Great care was taken by GOCO to develop this concept which resonates with locals as well as jet-setting guests. THE SPA was officially opened on 1st February 2013, introducing Steinberger’s new spa brand. Erny & I were impressed that such a sizeable site could remain both private and intimate. The reception staff, therapists and management at THE SPA were very personable and professional, providing us with a comfortable five-star spa experience. It was the perfect way for us to unwind during our one night in Frankfurt. A wellness site we highly recommend to both locals and visiting guests. THE SPA im Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Am Kaiserplatz 60311 - Frankfurt Tel. +49 69 215 908 thespa@steigenberger.com www.thespa.steigenberger.com
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    2014-10-21
  • [Interview] Ms. Carol Fajht, Spa Director at Corp Executive Hotel Suites Doha
    It is with great pleasure that we have an opportunity to speak with Carol Fajht, a highly regarded spa and wellness expert with experiences spanning the globe. We catch up with Carol at her current location in Doha, Qatar. ▲ Ms. Carol Fajht, Spa Director at Corp Executive Hotel Suites Doha [WT] You have quite an extensive background in the Spa & Wellness industry. Could you summarize your industry background? [CF] I have now over 25 years in this business. I qualified as an Aromatherapist 30 years ago and ran my own business in Crete, Greece for 8 years. I then moved on to Asia, graduating to Area Spa Project Coordinator Middle East for an International originally Asian Brand, opening their first Resort Spa of over 10,000 square metres. I did my M.E.P. for spas with Barr & Wray and since then have handled Project Management — thru planning, concept & design, construction, pre-opening, covering right thru to Operations and Brand Development. Working on a few smaller boutique spas was a greater challenge than the larger international ones. [WT] What corporate philosophy or mission drives your market focus? [CF] Integrity and delivering an educated experience with passion. [WT] What are some of the projects you’re currently working on? [CF] A boutique spa refurbishment in Doha and in the near future working with a large project for concept and design. [WT] You've managed and consulted for some of the top spa & wellness groups around the world. What are some of the exotic locations and sites your travels have taken you to? [CF] Bora Bora, Morea and Tahiti in French Polynesia .....and of course Cebu in the Philippines was a lovely posting. Thailand of course, is basically or was the home of spa and service is with a smile. Crete in Greece was also beautiful. [WT] What are some of the interesting trends you find in spa & wellness? [CF] A few years back everyone wanted the Asian feel, and then the trend shifted to the concept of villas "in water”. Going green is a long term commitment that has eluded many. The One Stop Shop so to speak will always finds its place, but the sophisticated market these days is an increasing demand for the support facilities that surround the treatment itself. Spa Retreats will always come top of the list offering total body and mind cleansing and renewal. At the very top end, I believe that therapist/butler style in the high-end locations will make its debut soon. [WT] How do you see the prospects for industry growth in the Middle East and Asia for the coming years? [CF] There is a huge growth sprint still in the Middle East. The more the stress and the luxury , the more the need for total relaxation and getaway. But concepts and investment need to be carefully planned in order to attract long term sustainable business. [WT] Have your efforts taken you into Korea? How do you see the Korean Spa & Wellness industry? [CF] Not yet, although my very best friend Peter Berry had opened the world's largest fitness facility there a few years ago. They certainly have the technology. [WT] Is there anything further you'd like to add? [CF] Mmmmm, well its been a long term trend to spa. The industry will only get better with the designs being more and more creative. I do believe however, that the need for full medi spas is on the increase for men and women, having treatment/surgery and coming out looking as if you have only rested …. no one any the wiser. * Having known and worked with Carol for many years, I do appreciate that she has shared her thoughts with us.
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    2014-07-08
  • [Interview] Ms. Carol Fajht, Spa Director at Corp Executive Hotel Suites Doha
    It is with great pleasure that we have an opportunity to speak with Carol Fajht, a highly regarded spa and wellness expert with experiences spanning the globe. We catch up with Carol at her current location in Doha, Qatar. ▲ Ms. Carol Fajht, Spa Director at Corp Executive Hotel Suites Doha [WT] You have quite an extensive background in the Spa & Wellness industry. Could you summarize your industry background? [CF] I have now over 25 years in this business. I qualified as an Aromatherapist 30 years ago and ran my own business in Crete, Greece for 8 years. I then moved on to Asia, graduating to Area Spa Project Coordinator Middle East for an International originally Asian Brand, opening their first Resort Spa of over 10,000 square metres. I did my M.E.P. for spas with Barr & Wray and since then have handled Project Management — thru planning, concept & design, construction, pre-opening, covering right thru to Operations and Brand Development. Working on a few smaller boutique spas was a greater challenge than the larger international ones. [WT] What corporate philosophy or mission drives your market focus? [CF] Integrity and delivering an educated experience with passion. [WT] What are some of the projects you’re currently working on? [CF] A boutique spa refurbishment in Doha and in the near future working with a large project for concept and design. [WT] You've managed and consulted for some of the top spa & wellness groups around the world. What are some of the exotic locations and sites your travels have taken you to? [CF] Bora Bora, Morea and Tahiti in French Polynesia .....and of course Cebu in the Philippines was a lovely posting. Thailand of course, is basically or was the home of spa and service is with a smile. Crete in Greece was also beautiful. [WT] What are some of the interesting trends you find in spa & wellness? [CF] A few years back everyone wanted the Asian feel, and then the trend shifted to the concept of villas "in water”. Going green is a long term commitment that has eluded many. The One Stop Shop so to speak will always finds its place, but the sophisticated market these days is an increasing demand for the support facilities that surround the treatment itself. Spa Retreats will always come top of the list offering total body and mind cleansing and renewal. At the very top end, I believe that therapist/butler style in the high-end locations will make its debut soon. [WT] How do you see the prospects for industry growth in the Middle East and Asia for the coming years? [CF] There is a huge growth sprint still in the Middle East. The more the stress and the luxury , the more the need for total relaxation and getaway. But concepts and investment need to be carefully planned in order to attract long term sustainable business. [WT] Have your efforts taken you into Korea? How do you see the Korean Spa & Wellness industry? [CF] Not yet, although my very best friend Peter Berry had opened the world's largest fitness facility there a few years ago. They certainly have the technology. [WT] Is there anything further you'd like to add? [CF] Mmmmm, well its been a long term trend to spa. The industry will only get better with the designs being more and more creative. I do believe however, that the need for full medi spas is on the increase for men and women, having treatment/surgery and coming out looking as if you have only rested …. no one any the wiser. * Having known and worked with Carol for many years, I do appreciate that she has shared her thoughts with us.
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    2014-07-08
  • [Hot in China] Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai
    ▲ The Atrium, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai’s legendary hotel address since 1929, Fairmont Peace Hotel is a cherished city landmark set on The Bund. One of the city’s most sought-after properties, this global hotel icon combines historic grandeur with modern amenities, making it ideal for 21st Century luxury travelers. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel和平饭店 The toast of the Far East in the 1930s, Fairmont Peace Hotel’s 10-floor art deco facade is designed in the Gothic style of the Chicago school. It is crowned by a green copper sheathed triangular roof, which has become a defining feature of the splendid Bund skyline. History is preserved in the hotel’s unique Peace Gallery, which features a wealth of precious items from Polaroid snaps to pepper shakers acquired from a worldwide quest for documentary evidence and memorabilia. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ signature spa brand, is leading a new trend in spa services with its newly updated treatment menu. Drawing from the hotel’s storied legacy as a cross section of East and West, Willow Stream Spa is the quintessence of modern Western and traditional Chinese philosophies in a setting equally lavish and luxurious. All therapies at Willow Stream Spa are “energy inspired” featuring prestigious international spa brands like Aromatherapy Associates. Drawing from the glorious history of Fairmont Peace Hotel and the cosmopolitan character of Shanghai -- past and present -- the treatments incorporate time-honored spa traditions, Chinese influences, and advanced techniques and products connecting one to the soul of Shanghai and of Fairmont Peace Hotel. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel Willow Stream Spa (1) It was with great satisfaction that my wife and I had the privilege of staying at the Peace Hotel and indulging in a couple’s treatment. Flying in from Bali a few days before, we selected their “Jet Lag Cure”. The Willow Stream Spa’s luxurious setting provided a soothing and tranquil environment, enhanced by the quality service provided by the well trained therapists. Communication was easy as they took us through a series of questions to ensure the proper care was taken during the treatment. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel Willow Stream Spa (2) Having experienced other spas retrofitted into older hotels, I was surprised at how well this sizeable spa fit into this landmark hotel. Just as the Peace Hotel served as glamorous playground for many years, we expect the Willow Stream Spa will be an energizing social hub for Shanghai for years to come. The 1008 square metre spa is specially designed with spaces for socializing and quiet relaxation. It features an integrated fitness centre, a yoga studio, a sky lit indoor swimming pool, a tranquil reflexology lounge, nine single suites and two couples’ suites each with its own private hydrotherapy, bathing and lounging areas. Their new extensive menu offers advanced face treatments such as Willow Stream Gold Finesse, Anti – Aging Relaxing Jade Facial Therapy and the Golden Caviar Deluxe Facial. And businessmen will feel right at home with a selection of treatments designed specifically for their needs – Find Your Energy, Jet Lag Cure, Customized Barber Face Treatment – as well as a Sun and Moon, Aroma Herbal Yoga Therapy and Bund Back Massage. Staying at the historic Peace Hotel had been on my agenda for many years. Experiencing the property along with the Willow Stream Spa is certainly a highlight that will be remembered for quite a long time.
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    2013-10-31
  • [Hot in China] Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai
    ▲ The Atrium, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai’s legendary hotel address since 1929, Fairmont Peace Hotel is a cherished city landmark set on The Bund. One of the city’s most sought-after properties, this global hotel icon combines historic grandeur with modern amenities, making it ideal for 21st Century luxury travelers. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel和平饭店 The toast of the Far East in the 1930s, Fairmont Peace Hotel’s 10-floor art deco facade is designed in the Gothic style of the Chicago school. It is crowned by a green copper sheathed triangular roof, which has become a defining feature of the splendid Bund skyline. History is preserved in the hotel’s unique Peace Gallery, which features a wealth of precious items from Polaroid snaps to pepper shakers acquired from a worldwide quest for documentary evidence and memorabilia. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ signature spa brand, is leading a new trend in spa services with its newly updated treatment menu. Drawing from the hotel’s storied legacy as a cross section of East and West, Willow Stream Spa is the quintessence of modern Western and traditional Chinese philosophies in a setting equally lavish and luxurious. All therapies at Willow Stream Spa are “energy inspired” featuring prestigious international spa brands like Aromatherapy Associates. Drawing from the glorious history of Fairmont Peace Hotel and the cosmopolitan character of Shanghai -- past and present -- the treatments incorporate time-honored spa traditions, Chinese influences, and advanced techniques and products connecting one to the soul of Shanghai and of Fairmont Peace Hotel. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel Willow Stream Spa (1) It was with great satisfaction that my wife and I had the privilege of staying at the Peace Hotel and indulging in a couple’s treatment. Flying in from Bali a few days before, we selected their “Jet Lag Cure”. The Willow Stream Spa’s luxurious setting provided a soothing and tranquil environment, enhanced by the quality service provided by the well trained therapists. Communication was easy as they took us through a series of questions to ensure the proper care was taken during the treatment. ▲ Fairmont Peace Hotel Willow Stream Spa (2) Having experienced other spas retrofitted into older hotels, I was surprised at how well this sizeable spa fit into this landmark hotel. Just as the Peace Hotel served as glamorous playground for many years, we expect the Willow Stream Spa will be an energizing social hub for Shanghai for years to come. The 1008 square metre spa is specially designed with spaces for socializing and quiet relaxation. It features an integrated fitness centre, a yoga studio, a sky lit indoor swimming pool, a tranquil reflexology lounge, nine single suites and two couples’ suites each with its own private hydrotherapy, bathing and lounging areas. Their new extensive menu offers advanced face treatments such as Willow Stream Gold Finesse, Anti – Aging Relaxing Jade Facial Therapy and the Golden Caviar Deluxe Facial. And businessmen will feel right at home with a selection of treatments designed specifically for their needs – Find Your Energy, Jet Lag Cure, Customized Barber Face Treatment – as well as a Sun and Moon, Aroma Herbal Yoga Therapy and Bund Back Massage. Staying at the historic Peace Hotel had been on my agenda for many years. Experiencing the property along with the Willow Stream Spa is certainly a highlight that will be remembered for quite a long time.
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    2013-10-31
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