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International Inspiration

Cathy Christensen April 2011 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
The Spa at Coworth Park

The Spa at Coworth Park

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The global landscape has always been an inspiration to the spa industry in the United States. Whether it is through indigenous treatments, artisanal products, unique design or enticing menu offerings, spas throughout the world serve to enlighten and intrigue spa owners and clients alike. Following are just a handful of spas—many of them new—to supply inspiration to you. As you visit each of these one-of-a-kind dots on the map, ask yourself what you can learn from each facility. Perhaps you can take a closer look at the sustainable example of The Spa at Coworth Park in England, and decide if you are ready to take the next step toward being a green spa. Or check out The Tamarind Spa in Barbados, The Spa at Blythswood Square in Scotland and The Finisterra Spa in Portugal to find out their different takes on indigenous treatments, and ask yourself how your spa can embrace its roots and create an experience that is completely unique and enlightening at the same time. Discover how Holmes Place Spa in Switzerland is using the spa to take fitness to a new level for both locals and members, and think about whether fitness will play a role in your spa’s future development. Examine how facilities such as Spa Matilda in Mexico and The Claridges Spa in India are enhancing the part retail plays in their profitability. Taking the next step in your domestic business often means looking beyond your own backyard into the international spa landscape for ideas that awaken your creativity, passion and business sense ... let that journey begin today.

The Spa at Coworth Park

Ascot, Berkshire, England

+44 1344 756 756

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The Claridges Spa at The Claridges

The lifestyle boutique located in The Claridges Spa features a variety of retail items.

The Finisterra Spa at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel

One with its beachfront environment, The Finisterra Spa in Sagres, Portugal, draws from its past to provide contemporary, history-based treatments to clients.

Spa Matilda at Hotel Matilda

By offering hand-blended treatments and products in its Apothecary, Spa Matilda makes its take-home products irreplaceable.

The Tamarind Spa at Tamarind

The Tamarind Spa in Barbados, West Indies, creates indigenous experiences using local ingredients such as Bajan sea salt and Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar.

The Spa at Blythswood Square

The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow, Scotland, uses hand-blended formulations of native ingredients in its treatments.

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