Leading the Industry for a Decade: Global Wellness Institute Announces Fourth Edition of Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards

New edition is completely updated, including an all-new look and layout, more in-depth detail on popular hydrothermal features, detailed design process guidance, as well as communal bathhouse design and operational advice

In celebration of 10 years of industry leadership, the Global Wellness Institute proudly unveils the fourth edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards. This 230-page guide, developed in collaboration with the GWI Hydrothermal Initiative members, continues to set the industry standard for designing and constructing thermal experiences and wet areas in commercial and residential properties.

Originally published in 2014, the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards has proven invaluable for stakeholders, including owners, operators and consultants, to understand the complexity of these spaces. Regardless of the size and scope of a project, the manual guides readers through everything from project planning to building and construction considerations, including recommended standards and materials, while clearly defining the functions and benefits of common thermal bathing and wet area experiences and treatments, both communal and private.

“I’ve long been convinced that, when implemented correctly, hydrothermal experiences play a key role in wellness programming, offering proven wellness benefits that are difficult to achieve any other way,” said Susie Ellis, GWI’s CEO & co-founder. “GWI is proud to celebrate 10 years of providing the industry with this valuable resource. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded, and includes crucial information, which is available for free download, to help anyone embarking on this type of build, whether for a home, spa, bathhouse or fitness center.”

Download the latest Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards.

To build these facilities correctly, precise technical knowledge is required: from material choice to complex drainage and electrical challenges. The required knowledge goes far beyond understanding what type of tiles can withstand high temperatures or which wood holds up best in a sauna. However, hydrothermal specialists are often consulted too late in the process, creating unnecessary costs and delays to correct issues that could have been mitigated much earlier in the build. The Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards was developed to solve for this issue.

Key Considerations from the fourth Edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards: 

  • Seek professional advice early: these are specialized areas and wet area specialists are required.
  • Be clear on budget: a wet area is not a place to cut corners; understanding this at the outset will minimize frustrations.
  • Know your audience: preferences around the world vary greatly so make sure hydrothermal features are targeted to your audience.
  • Balance is important: achieve the correct balance between water (pools) and thermal experiences (steam rooms, saunas, etc.).
  • Don’t underestimate space requirements: wet spa areas often require twice the space to accommodate behind-the-scenes equipment and maintenance.
  • Bathers and staff require different flows: understand who will be using and working in the various spaces and plan accordingly.
  • Don’t forget the plant room and equipment: the detailed plant and technical equipment requirements (plant rooms, etc.) are frequently undocumented in early planning stages; this omission often means going back to the drawing board partway through a build, resulting in time delays and extra costs.
  • Noise is the enemy: customer relaxation will be nonexistent and the ambience of the spa will be severely compromised if noise emissions aren’t kept to a minimum (for example, a relaxation space should not be adjacent to a vitality pool, which can be quite noisy and often generates conversation).
  • Water egress is also the enemy: a lack of detailed planning in the materials used, construction techniques and drainage can result in water leakage/damage throughout the facility, which can lead to health issues from mold and bacteria growth such as legionella. 

“Our main goal with this resource has been to provide information readers can’t find elsewhere.” said Don Genders, chair of the GWI Hydrothermal Initiative and CEO of Design for Leisure. “This book is the result of a unique collaboration between experts, written to enable readers to walk away with a clear understanding of how hydrothermal areas should be designed and constructed, while also providing historical references, wellness benefits, practical tips, and even common building mistakes—all in an effort to elevate industry standards and encourage builds that are both high quality and sustainable.”

In addition to the support from Hydrothermal Initiative members, sponsorship was provided by two flagship hospitality brands with a keen interest in hydrothermal areas: Accor and Hilton.

“Accor is a proud sponsor of the fourth edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards, and I endorse it as an essential tool for anyone venturing into the creation of a hydrothermal zone,” said Emlyn Brown, global SVP of wellbeing at Accor. “Drawing from my extensive experience, I recognize the importance of getting the design and construction approach right. With the renewed interest in bathing, sauna experiences, and self-guided thermal journeys, this resource has never been more crucial.”

“Hydrothermal communal bathing has long been important to Hilton’s wellness offering and I know firsthand how challenging it can be to get these areas right. As a sponsor partner, we’re delighted to contribute to the GWI’s work to support excellence in design and function in this space,” said Amanda Al-Masri, vice president of wellness, Hilton.

Chez Roux Opens at The Langham, London

Michel Roux today opens Chez Roux, a new restaurant in Palm Court at The Langham, London.

The restaurant has been inspired by Michel’s childhood memories: life in rural Kent in the 1960s, being raised at the Fairlawne estate where his father Albert Roux OBE worked as a private chef for the Cazalet family, and the first menus from Le Gavroche in 1967.

Chez Roux presents a unique opportunity to experience Michel Roux’s cooking in London, with menus that showcase historical British classics and traditional French cooking methods, presented in contemporary, refined dishes.

To begin, guests can sample Roux’s take on Welsh Rarebit, rich with stout and Montgomery cheddar and piquant with mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pickled walnut. Main courses include Lamb Chops Reform, inspired by Alexis Soyer’s classic 1830s recipe, and here consisting of herb-crusted lamb, faggot and Reform sauce, or Grilled lobster with garlic butter, fries and béarnaise, one of Chef Michel’s all-time favourite dishes, and something he remembers enjoying at Le Gavroche as a child. For a sweet conclusion to the meal, desserts include Chocolate mousse and Summer fruit pudding.

Alongside the a la carte menu, for an elevated dining experience guests can opt for Michel’s Tasting Menu, featuring six courses of Michel’s favourite dishes, with the option of a wine pairing (£80pp/£140pp with wine).

The menu is complemented by a selection of premium wines and Champagnes, as well as an exclusive collection of cocktails reflective of the era, such as the Madeira Cobbler. Open for dinner only, the restaurant is located in The Langham’s elegant central dining room, Palm Court, where the ambience, service and artwork complete the dining experience and bring Chez Roux to life.

On the launch of Chez Roux, Michel Roux comments:

“I have such fond memories of growing up at Fairlawne, where my father spent 7 years cooking for the Cazalet family. From relaxed lunches to extravagant dinner parties, it’s safe to say everyone ate very well! Dad had to learn the great British classics but used all his French technique and skills to cook for the family and esteemed guests. When my parents had to cook dinner parties, the wife of the head butler, Mrs Bradbrook, would babysit, introducing me to the wonders of great British desserts such as crumble and custard, and steamed puddings. 

The menu at Chez Roux is inspired by these early memories. Many of the recipes that were popular during the 60s have been consigned to history, yet there is so much to love about the dishes I remember from this time – British classics combined with traditional French techniques. So, with a touch of nostalgia and much excitement, I can’t wait for guests to try the menus at Chez Roux at The Langham.”

Bookings are now open: www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/london/dine/chez-roux

The British Museum Launches a New, Behind-the-Scenes World War II Themed Tour

The new Conflict & Conservation tour is available exclusively to guests of The Montague on the Gardens-

22 May 2024: A new tour revealing details of how The British Museum conserved its priceless collection during World War II is launching this week, in exclusive partnership with the Montague on the Gardens Hotel in Bloomsbury.

Conflict and Conservation gives visitors private access to The British Museum for a full hour before it opens to the public, enjoying the famous galleries without the crowds and passing through back-of-house areas and secret passages known only to museum staff.

An expert Blue Badge Guide will share stories of how the Museum’s precious contents were evacuated to various secure locations in August 1939, as the Second World War loomed some 85 years ago. Guests will explore some of the Museum’s most beloved areas with a new narrative, witnessing the enduring scars on various parts of the building, including the Enlightenment Gallery and the museum’s façade. Guests will also hear about how the museum mitigated against bombs, chemical attacks, fire and looting, as the guide reveals the protagonists, strategies and good fortune involved in the successful preservation of the vast majority of the Museum’s eight million-strong collection of artefacts.

It is the first time this theme has been specifically explored in a tour of the British Museum, and it has been carefully and exclusively curated for guests of the Montague on the Gardens, a boutique townhouse hotel that overlooks the East Wing of the Museum on one side, and the Duke of Bedfordshire’s estate and gardens on the other.

Dirk Crokaert, General Manager of the Montague on the Gardens, said: “From bombs to hidden basements, this is a truly fascinating experience, offering privileged access and new insight into one of the world’s most iconic institutions at a pivotal moment in its history. We’re incredibly grateful to the British Museum for working with us to develop this tour exclusively for small groups, multi-gen families or individuals staying with us.”

Roderick Buchanan, Commercial Director at the British Museum said: “It’s fantastic to be able to add a new dimension to our long-term partnership with the Montague and to be able to share tales of the Museum’s heroic war-time efforts with their guests, who are invariably curious about culture, tradition and history.”

The guided experience lasts for three hours, starting at 8.30am with breakfast and an introduction to the Museum’s building and history. The private access and World War II element of the tour takes place between 9 and 10am, after which the guide is at the disposal of guests for a further 1.5 hours to add context to the Museum’s wider treasures.

Rooms at the Montague on the Gardens start from £276 including breakfast, and the tour costs £950 for up to 12 guests.

For more information and to book: Conflict and Conservation Tour At The British Museum (montaguehotel.com)

Landmark Newport Hotel Celebrates Anniversary With Trio of Awards

A landmark hotel in Newport, Wales is celebrating its two-year anniversary after picking up a trio of awards for guest satisfaction.

The Mercure Hotel Newport was opened in May 2022 in Chartist Tower, the city’s tallest building.

This month, the four-star hotel won awards through Accor, which owns the Mercure brand, and Aimbridge EMEA, which operates the hotel, as well as an award from travel website Tripadvisor.

The Mercure Newport was awarded the Accor Satisfaction Star Award for a score of 89/100, which is given to the top 5% of Accor hotels in Europe for their guest experience results in 2023.

It also won an award from its management company Aimbridge EMEA for having the best UK overall guest satisfaction score.

The Mercure Newport was also recognised in Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings around the world on Tripadvisor.

It is the second year in a row the hotel has picked up the accolade.

Sheree Jones, Director of Sales for the Mercure Hotel Newport, said: “It’s fantastic to celebrate our second anniversary in Newport with not one but three prestigious awards.

“We have had such a warm welcome from the people of Newport, and we try to reflect that in the welcome we give to our own guests.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of the experience and the service we offer to our guests, so it’s a real honour to be recognised for that from three separate sources.”

The Mercure Hotel Newport opened in May 2022 as part of a £12m redevelopment of Chartist Tower. Originally offering 99 bedrooms, it now has 135 rooms available to guests.

Since opening, it has welcomed more than 90,000 guests from 12 countries, and business has grown year on year.

The 15-storey hotel includes an open-plan restaurant and outdoor rooftop terrace at Bar & Kitchen @NP20, a fitness centre and three flexible meeting and event spaces.

The Mercure Hotel Newport has developed key commercial partnerships with local sports teams, including Dragons RFC and Newport County FC.

It has also supported and sponsored community events in the city such as Pride in the Port, the Big Splash Festival and the Newport Food Festival.

Chapel Down Releases Limited Edition English Sparkling Wine For Royal Ascot 2024

Chapel Down, England’s leading and most celebrated winemaker, has released a limited edition English sparkling wine to mark its inaugural year as the 'Official English Sparkling Wine' of Royal Ascot.

'Chapel Down Royal Ascot Edition' is a traditional method English sparkling wine made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc. With extended ageing of 18 months on lees, the resulting wine is fresh, crisp and elegant with notes of apple, light red berries and brioche. Just 2,000 bottles of this exceptional wine have been produced and are available with or without gift box.

Earlier this year, Chapel Down announced its latest partnership as the Official English Sparkling Wine of Ascot Racecourse. This is the first time in the 300-year+ history of the prestigious British racecourse that an English wine brand has become an official supplier.

As well as this latest product launch for Royal Ascot, the English wine producer will also be opening a Chapel Down English sparkling wine bar within the racecourse for Royal Ascot week. Serving its award-winning English sparkling wines to 250,000 spectators expected during the week, its English sparkling wines will also be served in the main bars and hospitality boxes during the race week.

Liam Newton, Chapel Down Chief Marketing Officer, commented: “Chapel Down has a long-lasting relationship with Ascot and we are extremely proud to become the Official English Sparkling Wine of the world’s most famous racecourse. To commemorate the occasion, our new limited edition will enable racegoers, and those watching from home, to enjoy a 'fresher way to celebrate' Royal Ascot this year."

Chloë Hamlett, Head of Partnerships, Ascot Racecourse, added:

“Royal Ascot is the pinnacle of the British summer season and it’s wonderful that Chapel Down has chosen to commemorate the 2024 Royal Meeting in this special way. This is the perfect way to mark Chapel Down’s inaugural year as the Official English Sparkling Wine of Royal Ascot – the first of many we hope.”

The Royal Ascot Edition is available to purchase from the Chapel Down website and winery shop, as well as luxury retailer Fenwick. The wine is priced at £40.00 a bottle, or £240.00 for a six bottle case.

The partnership is the latest in a growing number of associations that Chapel Down has with leading British events. The brand is already showcased as the Official Sparkling Wine of England Cricket, as well as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Chapel Down are also the Official English Sparkling Wine of Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park and other leading gastronomic summer festivals.

Kimpton BEM Budapest to Debut in July 2024 as the City's Newest Boutique Luxury Hotel

Idyllically situated on the Buda banks of the picturesque Danube, Kimpton BEM Budapest will open in July 2024. The highly-anticipated boutique luxury hotel is being hailed as the new ‘urban cool kid on the block,’ promising discerning travellers an unparalleled experience seamlessly blending Hungary’s fascinating history with modern elegance and inspiring design.

Nestled in the centre of Budapest’s culture scene, Kimpton BEM Budapest sits mere moments away from the renowned Castle District, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site characterised by Art Nouveau architecture and lined with the city’s most sought-after history museums and attractions. Budapest’s legendary Turkish baths, a testament to centuries of well-being and the art of leisure, are nearby and no trip to the city is complete without a soak in one of these historic marvels.

Designed by the internationally acclaimed visionary Marcel Wanders, Kimpton BEM Budapest was transformed from a historic 19th-century mansion to a striking and sophisticated 127-room enclave, providing guests with a front-row seat to the city’s vibrant lifestyle. A destination in and of itself, the hotel will provide exceptional epicurean experiences through inspired international cuisine infused with authentic Hungarian flavours. This includes an all-day lobby-level bar and restaurant, a signature chef-driven Mediterranean restaurant, and an exclusive, ‘secret’ rooftop oasis featuring a verdant sky-high garden where patrons can enjoy bespoke cocktails and bites.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of Kimpton BEM Budapest, a first-of-its-kind luxury lifestyle hotel for Hungary’s capital city,” said Attila AE Domby, General Manager. “We are excited to invite travellers to explore the cultural marvel that is Budapest through a new, local and design-led lens, and introduce them to the wonders and legends that await across this still yet-to-be-discovered European destination.”

Kimpton BEM Budapest additionally features a dedicated wellness area complete with a 24/7 fitness centre, hot tub and steam room. Event space highlights include a grand, expansive ballroom fit to host large gatherings, alongside three more intimate venues for smaller, private meetings. In true Kimpton form, guests will also enjoy Kimpton Social, a hosted evening social hour as well as complimentary morning coffee and tea service, exclusive amenities for families and pets, a “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” amenity program, and more.

Reservations will be available beginning August 1, 2024. For more information, please visit Kimpton BEM Budapest’s website.

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa awarded Top 25 Best Hotels in the UK & Channel Islands by Tripadvisor The Travellers’ Choice Awards

Renowned historic country house hotel, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, is proud to be included in Top 25 best hotels from Tripadvisor’s The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Award.

The award celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel and is awarded to hotels who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of the 8 million Tripadvisor listings, fewer than 1% of global hotels achieve this milestone - an exceptional award win, for an exceptional country house and hotel.

CEO of Hand Picked Hotels Ignace Bauwens comments: “Going above and beyond the expected is core to Hand Picked Hotels. We are dedicated to creating unique and enchanting stays for each and every guest every day. Therefore we’re delighted to see Rookery Hall recognised in this list as one of the best hotels in the world. This is a fantastic example of how our hotels deliver magical experiences and it is amazing to see it amongst such great company.”

General Manager James Wiseman adds: “Receiving this award is the ultimate recognition for our exceptional team. Guest feedback is imperative to our success, and this accolade is evidence of how their personalised touch and warmth is felt by our guests and why they return time and time again.”

Built in 1816 and acquired by Julia and Guy Hands in 2001, this historic country house offers luxury rooms with exquisite period features and its 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serves a Chef’s Experience Menu including the finest Cheshire produce and a premium Champagne and wine list. The hotel’s rural location is set within 38 acres of stunning mature gardens and borders the tranquil River Weaver, making it the perfect location for guests to escape the everyday. Furthermore, the Spa and Health Club can be found in a converted stable block and includes a large glass-roofed indoor pool, relaxation area, steam room, gym and treatment rooms.

For more information about Rookery Hotel & Spa, visit  https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/rookeryhall

No Plans to Travel Abroad This Summer? Here Are the Best Seaside Towns to Visit in Scotland This Year

Scotland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning a seaside escape, but with dramatic coastlines, crystal clear waters and miles of sandy beaches, it’s the perfect place to indulge in a coastal getaway.

With summer just a couple of months away – and with more of us staycationing than ever before – award-winning hotel group Crerar Hotels has compiled a list of the best towns to escape to on the Scottish coastline.

So, grab your swimsuit, sunscreen and sense of adventure, because it’s time to hit the beach.

Oban, Argyll and Bute

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, this charming town offers dramatic seascapes and breathtaking views to neighbouring islands off Scotland’s west coast.

Take a wander along the scenic Oban Harbour and admire the fishing boats bobbing on the water, or explore some of the best tourist attractions in the area, such as the historic McCaig’s Tower or the iconic Oban Distillery.

The town is renowned for its delicious seafood and boasts some of the finest ingredients Scotland has to offer, including lobsters, langoustines and oysters.

The best place to sample this huge array of mouthwatering delicacies is at the AA-Rosette awarded restaurant The Grill Room, situated within Oban Bay Hotel on the town’s esplanade.

The venue’s award-winning chefs work with local suppliers and artisan producers to source some of the freshest ingredients from the harbour right on their doorstep, transforming them into delicious dishes that celebrate the very best of Scottish cuisine all year round.

What’s more, the dog-friendly hotel & spa provides a luxurious base for visitors to explore the historic area and its neighbouring islands.

To find out more, or to book a table at The Grill Room, visit: www.crerarhotels.com/oban-bay-hotel.

Nairn, Scottish Highlands

Situated on the stunning Moray Firth coast, the historic town of Nairn is the perfect place for those looking for a peaceful escape this summer.

The town boasts beautiful stretches of golden, sandy beaches that are ideal for long walks, picnics or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun.

What’s more, Nairn is a golfer’s paradise and is famously known for its two championship golf courses – Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club – that both provide breathtaking views over the Moray Firth and the Black Isle.

However, for those looking to admire the scenery from a more relaxed point of view, then the award-winning Coast Spa at Golf View Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.

This soothing haven gives guests the opportunity to relax in an outdoor hot tub, or indulge in the indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Stone Bath. What’s more, the spa’s team of expert therapists will personalise your spa experience to suit your wants and needs, with treatments complete with luxurious ishga spa products.

To find out more, or to book a treatment, visit: www.crerarhotels.com/golf-view-hotel-spa/spa

Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull

Located on the northwest coast of Mull, Calgary Bay offers a dreamy seaside escape for those looking for a tranquil break and scenic beauty.

The area is known for its stunning, secluded sandy beach and crystal-clear waters. The calm conditions make it a popular spot for paddle boarders and swimmers alike, as well as those looking to simply relax on the shore.

There are several ways to travel to the Isle of Mull. The most popular option is to catch the ferry from Oban to Craignure terminal on the east coast of the island. Alternatively, arrive on your own private rib with one of the many private transfers available to the island. Just a five-minute drive from the port is the luxurious Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, which features stunning rooms and suites, as well as a 17 metre sea view swimming pool and the award-winning Driftwood Spa.

Guests can also enjoy their own private sanctuary at The Wilderness Deck, which provides uninterrupted views across Craignure Bay and towards the impressive mountains on the

mainland. Relax in the hot tub, rejuvenate in the sauna, and cool down in the experience shower, before drifting away in the snug and admiring the view.

To find out more, or to book, visit: www.crerarhotels.com/isle-of-mull-hotel-spa/spa/wilderness-deck

Inverary, Argyll and Bute

For those who love the water but prefer to avoid sandy shorelines, Inverary is the ideal spot to escape for a few days this summer.

This quaint town sits on the banks of Loch Fyne, the longest sea loch in Scotland. The loch itself is surrounded by remarkable scenery, with calm waters reflecting the surrounding hills. Visitors can enjoy scenic boat trips or indulge in a bit of wildlife spotting, all while soaking up the beautiful landscape.

What’s more, the area is renowned for its top visitor attractions, including the historic Inverary Jail and Inverary Castle, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.

No trip to Inverary is complete without a stay at Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, which boasts some of the best spa and culinary treats the area has to offer. Guests can relax in the outdoor hot tub  overlooking the loch or indulge in a delicious meal at the Cladach Mor Bistro, before retiring in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms or suites.

To find out more, and to book, visit: www.crerarhotels.com/loch-fyne-hotel-spa

Trump Turnberry Announced as Scotland's Exclusive New Home for A-list Gelida Cryotherapy Treatments

My favourite treatments ever! The Gelida cryo facials are seriously fabulous.”
– Judy Murray

Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire has become the ’go to’ luxury destination for beauty and wellness with the announcement that the resort is offering the exclusive Gelida Cryotherapy treatments – a favourite among celebrities such as Judy Murray, Jo Wood and Pixie Lott.

The Spa at Turnberry is proud to be the only venue in Scotland where guests can experience the same cutting-edge cold therapy skin rejuvenating procedures that have captivated celebrities, with impressive results.

This announcement places Trump Turnberry at the forefront of the wellness industry in Scotland, introducing the revolutionary Gelida Sculptura Cryotherapy treatments, known for their ability to sculpt the body, enhance skin rejuvenation and offer a non-invasive solution for optimal wellness and beauty results.

The treatments employ advanced technology to deliver targeted cold therapy to specific areas of the body, promoting a process known as ‘apoptosis’. This leads to the natural elimination of fat cells, offering benefits such as slimming, reshaping, skin firming, and even the reduction of double chins. With no adverse side effects reported, these treatments align perfectly with the spa’s ethos of providing safe, effective, and luxurious wellness experiences.

This new treatment offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Slimming and Reshaping: The Gelida Sculptura Cryotherapy treatment offers a contouring solution that assists in slimming and reshaping the body, presenting an appealing alternative to surgical procedures.
  • Skin Firming: Acknowledged for its skin-tightening capabilities, the treatment leaves the skin looking firm and rejuvenated.
  • Combatting Cellular Anomalies: A pronounced reduction in cellulite, wrinkles, pigmentation, rosacea and acne is visible, enhancing the client's overall skin condition.
  • Double Chin Reduction: This procedure offers an aesthetic solution for reducing the appearance of double chins, thus refining facial contours.
  • Lymphatic Drainage: Complementing the technological aspects of Cryotherapy, The Spa at Turnberry combines this with gentle manual massage techniques to facilitate the movement of lymph fluids and the drainage of lymph nodes.

Gelida Cryotherapy is set to revolutionise the wellness industry in Scotland. With its cutting-edge technology and commitment to excellence, Gelida promises a transformational experience for every guest who walks through their doors.

Judy Murray OBE, Scottish tennis coach and mother of professional tennis players Jamie and Sir Andy Murray enthused about the treatments, saying “My favourite treatments ever! The Gelida cryo facials are seriously fabulous.”

Speaking about the launch of the new treatments at The Spa at Turnberry, Michelle Kerr, Spa Manager said:

“I'm absolutely thrilled that we’re bringing the revolutionary Gelida Cryotherapy treatments to Scotland, exclusively at Trump Turnberry. This innovative approach to wellness and beauty not only aligns with our high standards of excellence and luxury but also places us at the forefront of the industry as the only location in Scotland offering such advanced care.”

“Our guests and day visitors to the spa now have the unique opportunity to experience the remarkable benefits of these cutting-edge treatments, ensuring that each visit to the Spa transcends their expectations for relaxation and rejuvenation."

Charles Mills, CEO of Gelida said:

"As we unveil Gelida Sculptura Cryotherapy at The Spa at Turnberry, it marks a defining moment for wellness innovation in Scotland.  Our collaboration with Trump Turnberry is founded on a shared vision of excellence, pioneering a new frontier in non-invasive beauty treatments that promise not just rejuvenation but a transformational experience for every guest."

Trump Turnberry invites guests to experience the elevated relaxation and body sculpting benefits of Gelida treatments, signalling a new era for beauty and wellness in Scotland.

The cost of the Gelida Sculptura Cryotherapy treatments start from £125.

A Day Spa Experience at The Spa at Turnberry starts from £95 and includes full use of the facilities and Afternoon Tea.

For more information on the new Gelida Treatments at Trump Turnberry, please visit https://www.trumphotels.com/turnberry/spa

Guestline Unlocks New Revenue Streams With Fully Integrated Distribution Hub

Leading PMS empowers hotels with optimised distribution strategies after unveiling channel manager with 400+ connections 

Guestline - one of the world’s leading hospitality technology companies, and part of The Access Group - has unveiled its fully integrated Distribution Hub designed to unlock new revenue streams for hoteliers.

Available with over 400 channel connections, Guestline’s Distribution Hub enables hoteliers to optimise the distribution mix of travel booking websites, third party sales partners, and direct business.  With automation, hotels can take advantage of both traditional channels and alternative partners including Metasearch, Airbnb and rental platforms.

Fully integrated into Guestline’s product suite including market-leading PMS, hotels can maximise operational efficiencies and reduce errors with real-time updates ensuring accurate availability across all channels at all times to avoid overbooking and lost revenue. By utilising the valuable insights from integrated data, hotels have the ability to optimise distribution strategies in order to maximise revenue from the most valuable channels.

“Hotel staff need more time for value-based tasks. Our Distribution Hub reduces manual updates allowing hotel teams to focus on strategic distribution to improve the cost of sale, while potentially attracting higher-value guests with lower acquisition costs. Guests are increasingly researching and booking hotels across various channels including metasearch sites like Trivago and Google, therefore hotels need to take an omnichannel approach to distribution. By diversifying their channel matrix, hotels can create competitive offerings in their third-party commission structures,” said Katharina Lunenburg, Senior Product Manager, Guestline.

Through the single user-friendly platform, hotels can manage all online sales channels with the ability to switch them on and off when required. The seamless connectivity delivers incoming reservations directory and securely into the PMS with PCI compliant payment handling and tokenisation, eliminating data silos. With greater control over distribution, hotels can geographically target markets, improve visibility in front of niche audiences or engage with channels offering lower commissions.

Guestline Distribution Hub offers a scalable, robust, reliable, and secure platform with full customer support, along with reporting and analytics capabilities to support revenue management strategies. It gives hoteliers the ability to customise distribution including MinLOS, closed channel functionality, and integrated niche channels in a user-friendly and intuitive interface.

The Guestline Distribution Hub supports the development of new revenue streams, enhanced pricing strategies, and operational and resource efficiencies, and is suitable for properties with 30 or more rooms.

For more information on Guestline, visit guestline.com