Moers, Germany: The Gharieni Group was chosen as the Official Spa
& Wellness Equipment Provider for Forbes Travel Guide, the global
authority on luxury travel. Selected to represent the best products and
services in the luxury hospitality industry, Gharieni embodies the core values
and exacting quality standards demanded by FTG, the only independent, global
rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.
Sammy Gharieni, CEO and
Founder of the Gharieni Group states, “This great recognition by Forbes Travel
Guide serves to reinforce our commitment to delivering stellar service, supreme
comfort and impeccable design to our partners in the hotel and resort
category. From the initial design
concept to the installation of its equipment, Gharieni strives to deliver a
memorable and impactful treatment experience to the guest and provider by
incorporating multi sensorial components and full customization
capabilities. This acknowledgement by
Forbes Travel Guide will only reinforce our purpose in providing the utmost
attention to design detail and differentiation in our equipment and
“We are pleased to name
the Gharieni Group as the Official Spa & Wellness Equipment Manufacturer of
Forbes Travel Guide,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Gharieni’s
team of experts oversees every step of design and customizes spa tables,
treatment beds and more based on client need. The company, which has more than
25 years in the business, puts guest experience at the forefront of its
The Gharieni Group, based in Germany,
is a leading European manufacturer of high end spa and medical equipment and
furniture with over 25 years of experience. Made in Germany using exacting
standards, the products are designed with the utmost attention to quality and
detail. The company strives for a seamless integration of functional equipment
to create an unparalleled and memorable experience for clients. Taking wellness
to the next level, it creates a unique and distinctive guest journey that fully
integrates the mechanics of superior equipment with the practiced touch of the
provider and truly reflects the authenticity and messaging of each and every
client’s brand identity.
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
Forbes Travel Guide is the only
independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.
Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star
rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito
inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous,
objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily
travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury
You created a place where people can rest and rejuvenate, enjoy special times with loved ones and take care of their bodies and souls. You strive to constantly grow, reach out to new audiences, offer new products and services and make sure potential clients can locate your business and engage with it.
Since you are a beauty and healthcare entrepreneur, the personal touch is important. Maintaining relationships with clients, retaining loyal ones and attracting new ones requires availability and communication. That’s why the best way to go about it is to have your own personal app for iOS and Android phones.
Leading Manufacturer of Spa and Salon Equipment Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Create Innovative Wellness Spaces
Mebane, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – TouchAmerica<http://www.touchamerica.com>, one of the leading US-based manufacturers of spa and salon equipment, is pleased to announce the formation of their new Advisory Board. The mission of the Advisory Board is to envision creative wellness solutions for spa and salons, as well as lodging and retail spaces.
TouchAmerica Advisory Board:
Chief Executive Officer/President
Director of Spa, Recreation & Fitness
Feeney & Co
The Industry Source/Nailco
Hammock Beach Resort/ Salamander Resorts
Spa Success / Well World Group
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Spa Development & Operations
Robert D. Henry Architects
Spa Concepts International
Marilyn Monroe Spas
Blue Heaven Spa /Art of Living Retreat Center
The board represents the top echelon of spa developers, designers, architects, operators and suppliers-including two former ISPA Chairs, Thor Holm and Deborah Waldvogel, current ISPA Board members Blake Feeney, and former ISPA Board Members Cherly Hartsough and Diane Trieste.
“Forming the Advisory Board of spa industry heavy hitters is crucial to our commitment to service spas and salons in 2015 and beyond,” said Stewart Griffith, CEO of TouchAmerica. “For more than 30 years, TouchAmerica has partnered with developers, operators and consultants to create innovate massage tables and spa equipment that solve real issues. Our offerings have grown with the needs of the industry to include custom furniture, reception desks/podiums, creative salon furniture, cabinetry, retail shelving and displays, and more. Our Advisory committee is excited to co-create innovate wellness solutions to satisfy the demands of the new generation of spa and hotel guests.”
Hotel guests are looking for spa and wellness experiences outside the four walls of the spa, according to Trends(r) in the Hotel Spa Industry by PKF Consulting USA, In the future, hotels will take advantage of this desire and drive revenue elsewhere in the hotel by creating unique experiences centered around wellness.
“One of my goals as a TouchAmerica Advisory Board member is to envision new ways of delivering the spa experience,” said Eva Jensch, principal of Spa Concepts International, consultant for Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Radisson, Starwood, Ritz Carlton and Spa at The Palace Downtown Dubai-winner of the Best Hotel Spa in the Middle East at the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards.
“I’m impressed with the company’s commitment to environmentally responsible solutions,” continues Jensch. “TouchAmerica is a longtime partner of Aveda and has been tasked with sourcing eco-friendly materials and implementing sustainable practices at their North Carolina manufacturing facility. And, of course, it feels good supporting ‘Made in the USA.'”
For more than 30 years, TouchAmerica<http://www.touchamerica.com/> has been developing and manufacturing innovative spa and salon equipment solutions at their North Carolina headquarters. The company has evolved from manufacturing massage tables, to developing a full range of spa and salon equipment, custom furniture, cabinetry and merchandising solutions. Collaborations with corporate partners such as Aveda, Hyatt International, Marilyn Monroe Spas and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, have led to the introduction of innovative products such as the Breathe Zero Gravity Lounger(tm).
As a member of the Green Spa Network, TouchAmerica is committed to creating environmentally-responsible spa and salon solutions and adhering to sustainable corporate practices.
*Headshots of Advisory Board members available upon request
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More and more people are discovering health benefits in their life with the addition of salt therapy. More and more spas are adding salt therapy to their business.
It’s not surprising—since salt has been used for it’s health benefits for hundreds of years, all over the world. We’re linking to a recent article from the Orlando Sentinel, where they write about people’s experiences with salt therapy, as well as some spas in Florida that use salt in their therapies.
Here’s a blurb from Salt Chamber’s website on how salt therapy works:
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is grinded and crushed into very tiny micro-particles. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. While inside the salt room, the non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin.
Here is a link to one of our sponsors of the DSA—Salt Chamber. Go explore…
Everyone likes to know that if they are visiting a salon or a spa, it’s being kept clean. It’s a fair expectation. New York City spas and salons will be expected to follow guidelines on newly proposed legislation and grading systems. Click here for more details…
Access this great resource for free! Synopsis: In this webinar we teach spas three ways that they can improve their internet marketing to attract more business, and convert a greater percentage of their web traffic into paying clients. The three topics include:
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