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WTS International Collaborates with Natura Bissé on Their First Branded Luxury Spa in London

WTS International (WTS), the world’s leading spa, wellness and lifestyle consultancy and management firm, is pleased to announce its partnership with Natura Bissé in opening their first luxury branded spa in London, UK.

Natura Bissé, named the World’s Best Spa Brand in the 2018 World Spa Awards™, has just launched its first global stand-alone day spa in London, UK.

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Natura Bissé London

Founded in 1979 by Ricardo Fisas, Natura Bissé entered the skincare universe through professional skincare spas and is engaged in more than 7.5 million annual treatments in leading spas and luxury resorts worldwide. The brand embodies sophisticated elegance and thanks to the expertise of its skilled therapists, building and maintaining close partnerships between products and service skill. Today, the five-star Forbes accredited brand can be found in selected retailers, beauty centers and luxury hotels in 36 countries.

The first global stand-alone day spa is located in The Village, the luxury shopping area within the Westfield London shopping center, which is now the largest shopping mall in Europe. Natura Bissé joins leading fashion houses including Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and more, for the ultimate in bespoke retail. The spa features a boutique area where consumers can access the entire Natura Bissé skincare line in one place for the first time.

Sali Flores, UK MD of Natura Bissé, said of the new opening, “We are delighted to be opening this first stand-alone spa for the Natura Bissé brand here in London and grateful to count on the constant support of WTS. It is an important milestone for the company and I am thrilled that it is on UK soil! Westfield is a key shopping destination for global travelers and we are delighted to be present in The Village as the only spa brand offering unique experiences to both tourists to London and the UK consumer alike.”

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Natura Bissé London

The spa, designed by Spanish architect Juan Trias de Bes, has three treatment rooms pumped with 99.9% pollutant free ‘pure air’ to cleanse the body, mind and soul from the city outside. The extensive spa menu boasts results-driven treatments for body and face that blend science and technology with luxury protocols and signature touches. Treatment options include an exclusive Signature Diamond Chrono-Lift Treatment, an unrivalled experience that includes essential aromas, masterful techniques and innovative ingredients; the Diamond Experience Life Infusion Ritual that promotes firmness and elasticity and dramatically reverses premature ageing; The Cure facial for soft, clear and radiant skin; The 3D Collagen Shock facial for outstanding lifting and plumping effects; and The Skin Comfort treatment for sensitive skin needing tender care. Body treatments include Shopping Recovery to soothe tired legs and feet, the Citrus Drench and the O2 Body Perfection, which revitalizes and renews skin.

Shoppers short on time can also enjoy targeted express treatments like an instant facial or mini massage. Focusing on a specific area of concern, express treatments are between 20 and 30 minutes long and leave guests relaxed and refreshed.

WTS International, for over 45 years, has been the world’s leading consulting and management firm for spas, wellness and lifestyle facilities. Today, WTS provides design consultancy, pre-opening services and management for spas and leisure facilities worldwide.

Gary Henkin, President, WTS International, comments, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Natura Bissé on the opening and operation of their signature branded spa in the London market.”

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WTS International Works With Metro Development Group to Create a Slice of Paradise in Pasco County

WTS International, the spa, fitness and lifestyle consultancy and management firm, has won a contract to manage the watersports and community lifestyle programming for the Epperson Community, on behalf of Metro Development Group at America’s first Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons.

Located in Wesley Chapel, Pasco County, Florida, the seven-acre, purpose-built lagoon, with its crystal clear blue waters, forms part of the Epperson master-planned community, the first ‘smart gigabit’ community in the U.S.

Epperson is part of the Pasco County Connected City Corridor, which has been built from the ground up on a framework of the fastest internet and WiFi speeds available, for the very best 21st-century live-play-work model.

The Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons offers residents the opportunity to live a coastal lifestyle inland, in a development which includes private cabanas, a swim-up bar, yoga lawn and family beach.

Commenting on their work together at Epperson, Eric Wahlbeck, MD of Metro Development Group, says: “I’m very excited to be working with a trusted firm like WTS International on Metro Development’s first Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons, where we’re offering a slice of paradise to residents.

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We’re collaborating toward a common vision to create a dynamic lagoon lifestyle that will bring an elevated level of luxury experiences to our resident families of the Epperson community. With over 45 years of leisure experience we couldn’t think of a better partner with which to embark on this new endeavor.”

WTS first engaged with Metro Development Group in 2016 to provide design review and programming consultation services and, earlier this year, agreed to provide pre-opening and management services for Epperson’s Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons.

Describing the collaboration, WTS’ Corporate Operations Director Amy Gallogly, says: “WTS is thrilled to have been selected to pre-open and manage Metro Development’s first Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons’ community. The Epperson Lagoon is a unique place and we’re delighted to be a part of this ‘first’ in the U.S.”

The facility recently held its grand opening celebration to mark the completion of the Crystal Lagoon and with global ambassador and Olympian Michael Phelps in attendance, showcased its offering to thousands of residents and guests, including swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and small boat sailing.

Gallogly adds, “Our newly-established partnership with Metro Development and Metro Lagoons will allow us to showcase this world-class amenity to prospective home buyers in the South Florida market. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of this 7.5 acre lagoon, our highly-skilled lifestyle team will be implementing a wide variety of events and programs that will demonstrate all that the Epperson Lagoon community has to offer.”

For more information, or to request high resolution images for this piece, please contact us at [email protected].

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WTS International: Creating New Spa Experiences at Ocean Edge Resort

WTS International, the spa, fitness and lifestyle consultancy and management firm, is working in collaboration with Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club to create new spa experiences for members, guests and locals at its Beach House Spa.

Located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge has been skillfully designed to capture New England charm and combine it with urban sophistication. The variety of treatments available make it a unique offering.

Commenting on the new agreement, Kim Matheson, WTS Senior Vice President, says: “WTS International is thrilled to be collaborating with Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club to deliver a world-class spa and retail experience. Our team of highly-trained specialists played a vital role in the pre-opening process, providing support in recruiting and training staff, creating a spa concept and philosophy, developing a treatment menu, offering marketing support, and financial forecasting and budgeting services. The Beach House Spa is a gorgeous space and we are honored to be part of the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club team.”

Signature treatments are inspired by the ocean, circadian rhythms and the power of the tides and combine elements of the sea with oxygen, botanicals and innovative technology.

Matheson explains, “WTS has worked to elevate the spa experience and bridge the gap between the spa and hotel. Our objective is to continue to have a successful relationship with Ocean Edge, collaborating with their team to create an exceptional spa experience and hotel packages.”

The spa also offers a curated selection of products and services to cater to guests’ needs, including an aroma journey experience, massage therapy, hair, makeup, nails and a lifestyle boutique.

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In its role providing seamless management of the spa and closer collaboration with the hotel and membership teams, WTS is also confident it will be successful in attracting the best staff to the operation.

As Matheson says, “We’re confident we’ll be the preferred spa employer on Cape Cod, because we’ll be providing ongoing training, competitive compensation and our spa will be open year round, as opposed to the many that close in the slow season.”

Ocean Edge Resort’s General Manager, Robert J Newman, says, “WTS International brings a wealth of experience in the spa industry to our resort. WTS will be collaborating closely with Ocean Edge to ensure our guests, members and the local community receive the highest level of care and customer service.”

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers two accommodation choices – The Mansion at Ocean Edge and The Villages at Ocean Edge.

The range of amenities available make Ocean Edge perfectly suited for both leisure and business travellers, as well as a perfect destination. The resort offers a large variety of activities, including a Nicklaus-designed golf course, tennis, biking, kayaking and children’s programs, as well as world class dining options.

To see more images of The Beach House Spa, visit our gallery.

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WTS International Client Wins Prestigious Gold Award for Lifestyle Program

WTS International (WTS), the spa, fitness, lifestyle consultancy and management firm, is celebrating a longstanding client’s recent accolade.

Connerton Community, a master-planned community near Tampa, Florida, has won a prestigious national Gold Award at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Awards gala for Best Lifestyle Program in a Community.

Known as ‘The Nationals,’ the awards honor the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.

Extending over 4,800 acres, Connerton is Pasco County’s largest master-planned, mixed-use community, where WTS currently manages the community’s 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, Club Connerton, and its lifestyle programming.

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Commenting on the company’s involvement, WTS Corporate Operations Director Amy Gallogly said: “WTS has had a wonderful partnership with Connerton for the past 12 years. In 2007 we were engaged as design consultants and to deliver pre-opening services for Club Connerton. Once it opened in 2008 we began managing the amenity center and still operate it to this day.

“In 2017 we added management of the Welcome Center, exposing and educating prospective buyers and realtors about all that Connerton offers and the numerous benefits of this growing community.”

Connerton combines community living with life enrichment and social programs for all ages, together with the beauty of natural, protected spaces with parks and miles of nature trails and boardwalks for biking and hiking.

In addition, its clubhouse, with resort-style pool and fitness center, serves as the community’s social hub where families gather for a day of sun and splashes, or make use of the Fit & Flourish room with all the latest exercise equipment, and yoga, and other group fitness classes.

There’s also a Kidz Zone club for children and the Conner Town Café for snacks and beverages, as well as three tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and basketball court adjacent to the pool. An outdoor amphitheatre and stage for concerts, bands and watching fireworks completes the mix.

Under the guidance of WTS, Connerton offers more programs, events and activities than any other community in the area, enjoyed each day by more than 1,500 residents. As Gallogly explains: “The WTS team is comprised of a general manager, lifestyle director, welcome center manager and a large support team of camp and café attendants, group exercise instructors and personal trainers.

“We plan a variety of programs, camps and activities for all ages to enjoy. Our signature events have become yearly traditions and are enjoyed by generations of Connerton families.”

These include the ‘Noon’ Year’s Eve, a gala celebration for younger residents, Eggstravaganza, the annual Easter egg hunt and Nation Celebration, an Independence Day gathering open to the public. All these, in addition to Hometown Harvest and Winter Wonderland, are eagerly anticipated by residents year after year.

In addition, adults can enjoy weekly and monthly activities such as fitness classes, Parents Night Out, Men’s Brew & Poker Nights, Scotch and Cigar Nights, Ladies Design with Wine, Margarita Madness and Girls’ Night Out.

There are also family-specific events like the Polar Bear Plunge, Dive-in Movies, Star Party & Camp Out and Jingle Bell Rock.

At the resort-style waterpark with its big splash pool, kids can enjoy the Wiggles and Giggles fitness classes, music classes, arts and crafts events, poolside snow cones and cotton candy, Social Sandbox, Kids Fearful Factor and Lil Campers’ Summer Camp.

Connerton celebrated its hallmark event of 2017 with Operation Finally Home, a cooperative effort that awarded a deserving veteran and his family with a mortgage-free home in the community.

As Connerton resident Connie Maas attests: “One of the main reasons we moved here was because of the community lifestyle. There are monthly activities planned for residents and families and when our friends visit they are always awed by how beautiful Club Connerton is. Our grandchildren call it water world! It’s the best!”

The only leisure management team in place since Connerton’s inception, WTS provides the community with numerous opportunities to recreate, socialise and have fun. “We’ve grown smaller programs into signature events over the last 10 years with upwards of 600 resident families attending,” says Gallogly. “Our largest and most popular event is Connerton’s Nation Celebration, now in its fourth year with some 8,000 attendees last year. It works to expose the community to prospective buyers, allowing them to mingle with Connerton residents while enjoying a fireworks show, food truck rally, carnival games, DJ, mini golf, craft market, beer garden, bouncers and slides.”

Commenting on the enduring relationship between WTS and the Connerton community, Homeowners’ Association Board President of property developer The Gibbons Group, W. Stewart Gibbons, said: “Connerton contracted with WTS International over 12 years ago and our relationship has never been stronger. In our view WTS is the most professional and competent company in its field. From the bottom of the market collapse to record-setting sales in 2017, WTS has been a constant and loyal partner. Their team of professionals helps form the soul of Connerton and are beloved by our residents. We couldn’t do better.”.

For more information, or to request high resolution images for this piece, please contact us at [email protected].

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The Spa & Wellness Center Opens at The Blake at Taos Ski Valley

WTS International (WTS), the spa, fitness, lifestyle consultancy and management firm, is celebrating the opening of the Spa and Wellness Center at The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, for which it provided design consulting, pre-opening services and now daily management services.

Taos Ski Valley Resort was founded by German skiing pioneer, Ernie Blake, in 1955 and was influenced by Native American culture and Spanish Colonial history. Recognizing the importance of respecting these cultures, WTS collaborated with the hotel design team to incorporate elements of local Pueblo and Navajo tribes’ identities into the new spa’s design and layout.

The property showcases a collection of original art to give a true gallery feel, while original Pueblo pottery is on display in the relaxation lounge.

Mary Lynn Mellinger, Director of Planning and Design at WTS International, said: “There’s a real sense of place at the resort. We were tasked with making suggestions for ways of integrating the rich history of the region into the look and feel of the spa and wellness center. The spa menu’s services and treatments also draw on these traditional influences.”

The spa has four treatment rooms with one functioning as a couples’ room, and a relaxation space and mixed quiet room with a water feature.

An express treatment area offers chair massage sessions for guests who need immediate support after coming off the slopes.

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Innovative treatments developed for the spa include the Intentional Aromatherapy Massage, during which guests are invited to the aroma design bar where they work with an alchemista to create a custom blend of aromatherapy oils for use during the massage.

The choice comes from the finest organic- and therapeutic-grade essential oils from Body Bliss.

The spa also offers the Earth Elements massage during which hand-carved, organic salt stones, are warmed and incorporated into the massage experience to elevate it to another level.

The Earth Elements massage was developed in partnership with Saltability.

Steven Rose, Director of Hospitality at Taos Ski Valley said: “We’re delighted to have WTS International as a collaborative partner at The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, helping us develop our wellness programming, spa treatments, products and amenities.

“The design and feel of the spa is intended to honor and recognize the many cultures that make this region unique,” added Rose.

The fitness center provides equipment to suit guests who come to the region all year round. It also includes specific pieces of equipment designed for skiers’ needs.

Susan Shanmugham, Project Designer for fitness at WTS explained: “At this facility there will be a focus on recovery, to help skiers get back to optimal performance. For example, we’ve included Normatec Pulse Recovery Systems, which are dynamic compression devices to target the muscles which skiers use and to cater for guests who are looking for additional recovery after a day on the slopes.”

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Other key pieces of equipment in the fitness center include a SkiErg, an upright machine which mimics the motion of cross-country skiing and helps build strength and endurance by working the entire body in a rhythmic motion.

EAST-related spa treatments focus on cooling and rehydration, such as the Sole Renewal, while EAST fitness programs revolve around recovery clinics for the mountain sport enthusiast.

The SOUTH is associated with water and purification, with treatments such as Yoga and The Blake Signature Massage, while the WEST is connected to fire and is the most energetic of the directions, with spa treatments and fitness programs which build vitality and energy, such as the Peloton bike workout and the hot salt stone massage.

At the heart of all treatments is the Golden Center, which nourishes and supports the other directions and represents a state of optimum balance. Spa treatments and fitness programs focus on balancing the body’s energies and include small group circuit training and sports massage.

Andrea Dubois, Senior Project Designer for spa at WTS, concluded: “We want guests to sample a piece of Native American culture, even if it’s a ritual incorporated into a treatment. Local customs are very focused on the spiritual world and healing. We want guests who come to the spa and fitness center to experience that healing process.”

For more information, or to request high resolution images for this piece, please contact us at [email protected].

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WTS International Builds on Success of 2016 for an Exceptional 2017

WTS International (WTS), the spa, fitness and lifestyle consultancy and management firm, is reporting a strong forecast for 2017, following a record year in 2016.

Last year was an exceptionally busy one for WTS and saw the firm expand its position as a global leader in the industry, with the delivery of 80 design projects and 22 new spa, wellness, fitness and corporate fitness openings around the world.

With some 2,500 members of staff worldwide, a corporate team of 65 employees and an executive committee of 20 people, WTS operates in over 30 countries and currently manages over 100 sites worldwide. It’s currently overseeing design projects in locations as diverse as Dubai, Switzerland, America and India.

With every project, WTS spends time consulting with clients to fully evaluate their needs, ensuring plans are firmly based on the company’s principles of excellence in both service and performance standards. Innovation is a key priority as WTS approaches every project with the aim of being relevant and cutting edge.

Of the many projects in the pipeline for 2017, Oceana Bal Harbour, Florida, a condominium paradise with unobstructed views of the South Florida beaches, is significant for being the first building in the area to be LEED certified. WTS will manage the on-site spa and fitness facility, ensuring a five-star service to residents and guests.

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The spa and fitness facility at the brand new MGM National Harbor luxury resort on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland features a full-service spa and salon with men’s Barber Lounge and fitness centre. WTS designed the spa concept and handled all the pre-opening and ongoing management.

WTS will also provide ongoing consulting services for the destination and day spa within Trump International Hotel Washington, DC and the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Vancouver, where guests can benefit from signature treatments, as well as full lifestyle programmes. WTS has been involved in the development of the new spa concept for Trump Hotels, and has provided design consulting services throughout the development of both properties.

Other new openings for 2017 include VERDURE, a luxury wellness facility in Amarillo, Texas, for which WTS provided design review services, including operational feasibility, interior design review, equipment sourcing and layout, together with pre-opening services such as finance reviews, staffing, organisation and training, and program development, plus on-going management.

All aspects of the facility’s operations, from its luxurious amenities, exercise equipment and resort-style pools, to its personal training services and world-class spa treatments, are designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing with an uncompromising commitment to service.

The development is also intended to serve as a selling point for prospective residents and a value enhancement for current residents.

Building on over 40 years of spa, leisure and lifestyle consulting and management experience, WTS’s mission is to provide exceptional services to clients, and 2017 will be no exception.

For more information, or to request high resolution images for this piece, please contact Mary Simpkins at [email protected].

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Hotel Business Design: WTS International’s Concepts are Based on Meaningful Experiences

We’re thrilled to share a feature in Hotel Business Design that showcases WTS International’s spa branding and design work for Cachet Hotels.

“After WTS International delivered a completed concept presentation, the Hong Kong-based hospitality company approved the spa brand, called cSPA. It will be developed at Cachet Deluxe’s properties throughout Greater China, Southeast Asia and the Americas. The first cSPAs will debut in Bangkok and Hangzhou, China. Designed for the affluent spa connoisseur, the cSPA concept will be rolled out worldwide following openings in Asia.”

“As WTS sought to find the right notes to hit to make this brand sing and stand out from the others, we knew it was important to truly look at Cachet Hotel Group’s target market and make it our goal to craft the experience around their expectations of luxury,” said Dubois. “In the end, it became clear that, for these guests, thoughtful luxury wasn’t about opulence, but about rich and meaningful experiences.”

Environmentally friendly features are being integrated, based on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. “Cachet Hotel Group has made it clear that each project will be planned with the conscious selection of locally-produced materials, energy-saving lighting methods and more easily maintainable finishings as the means by which each will contribute to the well-being of the environment,” said Dubois.”

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Hotel Saranac Introduces Ampersand, a Luxury Spa, Salon and Fitness Center

WTS International (WTS) is thrilled to announce its newest client, the renovated Hotel Saranac on Saranac Lake, New York.

The renovated Hotel Saranac will be a social hub for the residents of Saranac Lake and an elegant base for visitors exploring the Adirondacks. That’s what makes Ampersand, the hotel’s newly introduced spa, so fitting.

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Hotel Saranac

Roedel Companies have partnered with WTS International to create a full service spa, salon and fitness center that will pamper guests staying at the Hotel Saranac as well as residents of the village. Whether it is getting a pedicure/manicure, a full body massage or a haircut in the barber’s chair, Ampersand’s amenities are just right for everything from a special occasion to the daily lifestyles of people in the region.

Ampersand takes its name from the nearby mountain popular with hikers, and its décor reflects that spirit of exploring the Adirondacks. The signature scents and treatments will include indigenous ingredients – pine, birch, maple – and reflect the true outdoor flavor of the region.

Mary Pilch Simpkins, Marketing and Communications Manager for WTS International, explained that Ampersand will be located within the historic retail arcade that makes up the hotel’s ground floor. “Upon completion, there will be a rustic elegance to the spa,” says Simpkins. “It’s very much about the outdoor enthusiast. Ampersand is meant to be a place to recharge and renew for the next day’s adventure.”

WTS International has over four decades of experience providing consulting and management services for over 300 spas, fitness/wellness centers, and leisure and lifestyle facilities worldwide.

From aroma therapy to skin treatments to full hair and makeup, Ampersand will be a place for people to come and feel revitalized. There’s a steam bath, experience shower and a series of massage rooms, including one for couples treatments. There will be a private room for group events that connects to the spa and has a food and beverage option for those special days shared by family and friends.

“The whole idea of this project is to restore the Hotel Saranac as the grand hotel of Saranac Lake. Ampersand is one more way we are doing that,” says Fred B. Roedel III, managing member of the Roedel Companies. “The spa will provide a place for hotel guests and the local community to relax and celebrate all that the Adirondacks have to offer.”

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The Roedel Companies have 45 years of experience developing, constructing, managing and designing hotels. They own and operate nationally branded hotels throughout the eastern United States, including a growing portfolio of nationally branded and independent hotels such as Hilton Garden Inns, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inns, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, La Quinta Inns & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott.

For more information, or to request high resolution images for this piece, please contact Mary Pilch Simpkins at [email protected].

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WTS Wins 2015 ISPA Innovation Award

WTS International (WTS), the global spa consultancy and contract operator, has recently been named the recipient of a ISPA 2015 Innovative Award for Experience by the International SPA Association (ISPA).

The ISPA Innovative Awards celebrate ISPA members with creative solutions that were implemented in the last year. This year garnered the most submissions since the inception of the award. Voting by the ISPA membership determined the winners.

WTS submitted the creation and implementation of the “living wall” at Spa Evangeline, located at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, FL, Autograph Collection of Marriott International. Susie Hammer, WTS Vice President of Spa, said, “Our goal was to create a unique spa and culinary experience for guests given the theme of the food-focused Epicurean Hotel. A “living wall” of herbs, creating fresh air and fresh treatment ingredients, seemed like the perfect Chef-to-Treatment solution.”

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Spa Evangeline’s “Living Wall”

WTS and Spa Evangeline selected FarmHouse Fresh, a Texan food-based skincare company, whose products are 99.5% natural, to assist in the development of the “living wall” treatment protocols. This allows guests the opportunity to work with a spa sommelier to create custom products picked from fresh herbs for use in their treatment.

“Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Recognizing the innovation that is occurring within ISPA’s membership will encourage and inspire future ideas.”

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