Guangdong Culture

Guangdong Culture

Wasteland or Just Misunderstood? By Mark Andrew / Anna Bartram
Spa, Wellness & Kur in Germany

Spa, Wellness & Kur in Germany

The “Kur”, or “Health Therapy”, with a historical background of more than 200 years, has developed into a very appealing and sophisticated wellness and spa therapy over the past 60 years. The key element of today’s “Kur” is prevention in a modern, warm setting with a therapy selection from all over the world. By Michael Koethner
The Spas of Germany

The Spas of Germany

Germany is the home to the European spa concept, involving a very different approach to the warmth and softness associated with spa culture in Asia. SpaChina’s Wellness Editor Gareth Powell explores
Thermotherapy at Winter-Spring Turn

Thermotherapy at Winter-Spring Turn

Body coldness is one of the major reasons for immunity recession and will result in aging and cancer. By the TCM Department of WellBridge Academy
Touch TouchAmerica

Touch TouchAmerica

Interview with Mr. Stewart Griffith, the founder and CEO of TouchAmerica Corporation
The Organisational Face of Wellness

The Organisational Face of Wellness

Making Spa a bridge between modern medicine and the alternatives, leading people into the real world of wellness. By Trent Munday
How Customers Think

How Customers Think

Science and marketing come together. It’s important for retailers and service providers to understand what really drives customer behavior. By Leon Alexander
The Attractive Kenting

The Attractive Kenting

Interview with Ms. Catharine Chen, General Manager of Caesar Park Hotel Kenting
Hot Spring Journey at Villa 32

Hot Spring Journey at Villa 32

Villa 32, located in Beitou, Taipei, is an elaborate piece of work by Mr. Ming-Hong Chiu, the late well-known figure in Taiwan’s stock market world. Mr. Chiu’s original plan was to build a private residence, so every detail in the present Villa 32 is lavishly and meticulously created, from the centuries-old sweetgum tree standing in the garden to the interior materials and art collections. With his insistence on “only the best, and second to none”, this unique hot spring spa club with only five guest rooms has finally opened its doors after four years’ preparation and construction, featuring exactly the same construction period as Taipei 101, the same year to begin and the same year to be completed
The Power of Detail Management

The Power of Detail Management

Interview with Mr. Frankie Lau, General Manager of Villa 32 in Beitou, Taiwan
Classic and Romance at Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Classic and Romance at Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Rambling in the heart of Taipei’s most established business district along the greenery of North Dunhua Road, viewing the splendor of Taipei 101 shining within sight, it takes no long time to come across a grand European style construction embodying a perfect integration of classic grace and contemporary modernity. This is the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
Luxury with Classic Style in Taipei

Luxury with Classic Style in Taipei

Interview with Mr. Michael Ziemer, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
Taiwan’s Hot Spring Spas

Taiwan’s Hot Spring Spas

In the midst of its modernity, Taiwan is reviving and improving its culture of volcanic hot springs and creating world-class spas as part of the process. Gareth Powell, SpaChina’s Wellness Editor, reveals the details of the latest and greatest spas in East Asia
Australia New Year Joy in the Southern Hemisphere

Australia New Year Joy in the Southern Hemisphere

New Year’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean frozen winters, heavy padded clothes and a lonely “Happy New Year” scrawled on a misty window. It can be a much more special and unique journey – lay aside all cares and step into a picturesque land full of adventures, exoticism and excitement! Australia, with its gorgeous cities, boundless inland regions, breathtaking beaches and lovely sunshine, is quietly waiting for you in the warm Southern Hemisphere
Wellness Drives Growth in Spa and Related Industries

Wellness Drives Growth in Spa and Related Industries

At the10th Global Wellness Summit 2016 held in Kitzbuhel, Austria, experts share their professional ideas on the development of the wellness and spa industry, bringing forth much inspiration. By Lisa Starr
Some Golden Rules about SPA

Some Golden Rules about SPA

Trent Munday shares several golden rules in SPA operation and management
The 5 Worst Practices in SPA Revenue Management

The 5 Worst Practices in SPA Revenue Management

Jean Francois Mourier, CEO of REVPAR GURU, summarizes how to increase SPA revenue by avoiding the five worst practices
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu

Interview with Mr. Vito Romeo, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
MI XUN and The Temple House

MI XUN and The Temple House

Interview with Mr. Kurt Macher, General Manager of The Temple House
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain

Interview with Mr. Manish Puri, General Manager of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain