Pulse August / September 2022 | Page 59

New Openings & Offerings

1 . Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village , an AAA Five Diamond hotel , recently announced the opening of the Center for Health & Wellbeing . This newest wellness integration further marks the luxury hotel ’ s distinction within the iconic Four Seasons brand . Located on the sprawling 12-acre hotel property , the Center for Health & Wellbeing ’ s accredited experts provide a time-tested approach to health through expert consultations , skill-based workshops and wellbeing classes aimed at achieving sustained optimum health .
2 . Global hotel brand Accor has created a branded podcast called Health to Wealth , in which it interviews visionary leaders in the wellness space . The podcast series has been designed to explore the current state of well-being and the defining issues of our time through conversations with guests such as cold water therapy advocate Wim Hof . Emlyn Brown , global vice-president of wellbeing for Accor , says the brand is excited to take their “ mission of care ” to the next level with Health to Wealth .
3 . Julie Pankey , founder of JMPankey Partners and the SpaHive , has recently developed The Spa Professionals Academy . This certified program provides step by step training geared for those interested in developing a business in cosmetics , aesthetics , health and beauty . The Academy training program is designed to assist novice wellness and beauty professionals in turning their passion into a successful business . The sessions provide the tools and knowledge for anyone looking to launch a new business and be their own boss .
4 . On June 24 , the team behind Hempfield Botanicals and Makes Scents Natural Spa Line hosted the grand opening of Hempfield Apothecary in Lancaster , Pennsylvania . The new all-inclusive community space offers a setting where curious customers can learn about natural means of healing , try oral and topical hemp products , attend live educational demos , tour the facility and chat with experts in the wellness industry . The space is primarily for education and relaxation , curated with community in mind .
5 . In June , Seed to Skin was announced as the exclusive skincare partner for their first Canadian and Italian spas . Florence ’ s Palazzo Portinari Salviati , located in the brand ’ s hometown of Florence , and Shangri-La Vancouver were proud to offer Seed to Skin ’ s products , including their coveted Bio Sheets .
6 . The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe now has a new treatment menu at its Stillwater Spa & Salon . The new Stillwater Spa treatment menu includes a combination of holistic healing practices and modern modalities , which can be mixed and matched to suit guests ’ specific wellness needs . The menu features holistic healing practices , such as aromatherapy and Ayurveda , paired with modern approaches for an elevated spa experience .
7 . Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a long term management agreement with Attestor Limited to rebrand and manage Hotel Cristallo in Cortina d ’ Ampezzo , Italy . Currently operated by Marriott International within its Luxury Collection , the property will close in Q2 of 2023 and undergo a substantial renovation and extension conducted by award-winning architects Herzog and deMeuron . The property will then reopen as Mandarin Oriental Cristallo , Cortina in the summer of 2025 , ahead of the Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics .