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11/22/2017

Men who go to spas want to be entertained, experts note. Hotel spas that offer beer, more food options, sports on TV and more thermal options will do well.

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11/22/2017

Four Seasons is expanding hospitality options for guests with its private island venues in the Maldives and soon-to-open location in the Seychelles. The brand has also rolled out a private jet experience.

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Forbes
11/22/2017

The number of hotel rooms in Hawaii grew 2% by the end of the third quarter over the same period in 2016, adding 1,100 rooms and taking the state's total to 54,300. Revenue per available room rose by 7%.

11/22/2017

Brilliant Control, which uses real-time response technology, is launching in February and will allow guests to access a room's smart technology without an app or special hardware. It will also be easier and less expensive for hotels to install, says Aaron Emigh, CEO of Brilliant. "If you have a hotel with hundreds of rooms, it's more economical and an integrated part of the space," he says.

11/22/2017

The Lagoon Spa at Bali's Laguna Resort & Spa features access to a Javanese holistic therapist. The resort also includes private outdoor massage areas.

11/22/2017

Developers in Iceland are working on a plan to create a spa on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, taking inspiration from the saga of Barour Snaefellsas. The spa will guide guests through five emotional states based on the saga: contemplation, exposure, confrontation, clarity and enlightenment.

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CNN
11/22/2017

London's Not Another Salon is finding success with hair coloring options that do not use bleach. "As a company that is obsessed with hair condition we started to experiment with blonde hair color instead of bleach," founder Sophia Hilton said.

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HuffPost UK
11/22/2017

The Goodland hotel in Goleta, Calif., is eschewing the latest in-room music technology, instead opting to place record players in each of its 158 guest rooms. "For our younger clients, they're a new discovery, and for our older ones, they're a throwback to the past," said the hotel's Drew Parker.

11/22/2017

A Miami high-rise will become the home to Wyndham Grand and Tryp by Wyndham hotels. The properties, scheduled to open in 2019, will have a shared lobby and a total of 445 rooms.

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11/22/2017

The recently opened W Shanghai The Bund features 374 guest rooms, almost all with river views. It is also home to 35 suites, cultural artwork, several dining selections and the AWAY spa with an in-house spin studio.

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