Because of an error in the source material, a summary in Friday's ISPA SmartBrief misidentified the spa at the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Ariz. It is the Waldorf Astoria Spa. SmartBrief regrets the error.
Golf instruction and courses can lead to repeat business for hotels. The TourAcademy at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., has 3D technology that enables participants to enjoy a swing analysis, in addition to lessons and practice areas. "Golf schools on site add a value-driven package that generates room nights, F&B and golf and spa revenue," said Tom McCahan, director of club operations at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Ariz.
The U.K. will finally see the arrival of its first Guerlain spa. The spa will open in The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy an aromatherapy foot bath to help them unwind.
From venues such as train stations and film festivals, short-term spas are popping up, making their mark and vanishing. Used as a promotional opportunity to market specific seasonal products or reach a particular crowd, these transient relaxation centers are growing in popularity.
In the spring of 2014, Galgorm Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland will undergo a $1.5 million renovation. "Plans have been heavily influenced by our customer feedback and have been designed to improve upon existing facilities and reinvest on the future of the hotel while keeping the focus on superior quality, which we are confident will exceed the expectations of our guests," said Yvonne Moore, general manager of Galgorm Resort & Spa.
Nude nails have made a comeback. In direct contrast with the elaborate nail designs that have decorated fingertips for the past few years, a return to natural is the new vogue. "It's more modern, and it elongates your hands. It's just a pretty look," said Gina Carney, founder of RGB Cosmetics.