Pulse March / April 2016 | Page 44

SPA Parties All in the Details BY ALEXANDER MENRISKY pa parties have grown in popularity and, when done right, can bring in a great deal of revenue. But, if proper planning is not made to ensure that logistical requirements of a spa party is covered, group party services can pose complex nightmares in booking, facilities management and treatment preparation. “Spa parties give guests the rare opportunity to spa together within an exclusive private space,” explains Shannon Stringert, director of spa, salon, & fitness at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Sahra Spa & Hammam in Nevada. “While spas have always been popular for an individual or couples’ retreat, now more than ever, we are seeing the increase in requests for group spa and wellness experiences.” S 42 PULSE ■ March/April 2016