Grand Openings – Spas and Spa Resorts in the News


Kandy Girl

First kids-only spa OPENS IN THE uk

Kandy Girl in Kingstanding, Birmingham, has proved a hit among primary-age girls and boys, who can enjoy pedicures, facials, manicures, back massages and even unwind in a hot tub while sipping non-alcoholic champagne …


MeltSpa by Hershey, pennsylvania

Spas don’t normally make people hungry, but the new MeltSpa by Hershey is an ode to chocolate and sugar and mint. Spa colors are a creamy teal and what director Shian Wing calls “bursts of chocolate.” Treatments include the Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Sugar Scrub, and the Mojito Body Wrap. Refreshments include coffee, tea, fruit-infused water, fresh fruit and bowls of Hershey’s chocolates.

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

This property is Marriott International’s first in Sri Lanka. Located along the country’s southern coast, the beachfront hotel features 200 rooms and suites most of which come with balconies. Facilities include three outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, the Quan Spa, a kid’s activity center and four specialty restaurants. For events and meetings, the resort has 3,360m2 of combined indoor and outdoor spaces, including a banquet space that can host up to 2,000 guests.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, Florida

Nestled north of Palm Beach, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa recently announced its grand opening as the first resort to open in nearly 20 years on the undiscovered haven of Jensen Beach.  Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is the newest addition to Ocean Properties Resort Hotel and Affiliate’s Opal Collection, an exclusive ensemble of premier luxury hotels and resorts, and offers Opal Collection packages including the Opal Romance and Opal Family getaways.


Ritz Carlton Bacara


Located on a sprawling 78-acre estate nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the dramatic Santa Ynez mountains, Ritz-Carlton’s newest resort makes the most of Santa Barbara’s stunning landscape. The property—which once housed the Bacara Resort, a favorite Hollywood hideaway—has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation to become the plush Ritz-Carlton Bacara, welcoming its first set of guests earlier this month.

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Illinois

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort is pleased to announce the opening of Xhale Spa – the North Shore’s only boutique resort spa. Xhale Spa provides personalized, one-on-one service through its experienced and professional staff utilizing a distinctive range of exclusive products not found anywhere else in the area.

Fort Barwara

Six Senses to convert Rajasthan's Fort Barwara into hotel and spa

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas planned to open Six Senses Fort Barwara in late 2018 with 48 suites in Rajasthan, India as the group’s first hotel in the country. Near Jaipur, the temple Chauth ka Barwara Mandir and the Ranthambhore National Park, the property is in Chauth ka Barwara on the site of a 700-year-old fort previously owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family.


Austin's Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa to Expand

Omni Hotels & Resorts’ signature Mokara Spa will be a 13,000-square-foot sanctuary with a rooftop garden and an adults-only pool. The new fitness center, with an indoor pool, will be one of the largest in the Omni portfolio, offering state-of-the-art equipment with a variety of cardio machines, free weights, and a mix of classes from yoga to spin.


Napa Fire

Napa Valley Tourism Updates

What’s open, what’s closed, and what travelers need to know about fire-ravaged Napa Valley


October 27, 2017 |

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