This month, the Fairmont Kea Lani resort on Maui will complete an $8 million renovation to its Willow Stream Spa. The spa has more than doubled in size to more than 9,000 square feet and will debut the new space in the middle of the month.
Candle therapy involves melting wax from a special candle onto the skin, and it can be especially helpful for those with rheumatic diseases. The candles often contain shea butter or jojoba oil to help to moisturize the skin.
Though the faulty Affordable Care Act website has been the center of focus lately, more issues are likely to arise as the ACA takes effect. "Once Americans can sign up for health insurance online, many of them will find out that the plans they can purchase have high deductibles," Scott Shane writes. He said household budgets might be squeezed by those deductibles in the second half of 2014 and rising premiums in 2015.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts debuted a new luxury hotel and spa in London. By the end of the year, the Sense Spa will open with six suites with Asian-inspired decor. It will also include a teak-and-gold-leaf relaxation room with loungers around an island with fruit, water and tea.
Orient-Express Hotels has entered into agreements to sell two of its assets for a total of $45 million. The properties for sale are the Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Porto Cupecoy development in St. Maarten. The hotel firm has unveiled major renovation plans for two of its top hotels -- the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Charleston Place in Charleston, S.C. -- which will begin in 2013.