Motti Essakow Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #17

Motti Essakow Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #17

In Episode #17 – I continue my chat with Motti Essakow, the Founder and Chief Imagineer, Rythms by Design and Rythms House. WELL Buildings, Clean vs Green, Sourcing vs Procurement and much, much more. Check it out!   Useful Links We spoke a bit about the Delos WELL Building Standard And here’s a link to Motti’s Linkedin profile where you…

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Motti Essakow Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #16

Motti Essakow Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #16

In Episode #16 – I catch up with Motti Essakow, the Founder and Chief Imagineer, Rythms by Design and Rythms House, to talk about responsible luxury in the hotel, spa & wellness sectors. Eco & Green is yesterday. Today it’s Sustainable & Responsible.   Useful Links We spoke a bit about the Delos WELL Building Standard And here’s a link…

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Spa Ratings Systems | Ep. #15

Spa Ratings Systems | Ep. #15

In Episode #15 – We take a look at Spa Ratings Systems. We all know about 4 Star or 5 Diamond hotel ratings. But what about spas? And what about a TripAdvisor for Spas? Do we even really need all this stuff anyway?   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe to the show HERE Subscribe on…

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Barry White Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #14

Barry White Interview_Part 2 | Ep. #14

In Episode #14 – I continue my chat with Barry White, former Group Spa Director of Langham Hospitality Group and now the Founder of WHITE Living. Come and learn about Barry’s journey to the ‘Dark Side’ of Spa Consulting.   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe to the show HERE Subscribe on ANDROID HERE Leave a…

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Barry White Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #13

Barry White Interview_Part 1 | Ep. #13

In Episode #13 – I sit down for a chat with Barry White to talk about his role with Langham Hospitality Group as Group Spa Director for the past 13 years and get his views on the current state of the hotel spa industry.   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show. Subscribe to the show HERE Subscribe…

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Spa Market Share | Ep. #12

Spa Market Share | Ep. #12

In Episode #12 – Spa Market Share – I consider a possible new metric for tracking spa performance. Is there anyone out there asking about Spa Market Share? How can you calculate it? Would it be useful? What are the limitations? If you prefer to read the full post, you’ll find it HERE   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor…

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Lessons from a Spa Manager Meeting | Ep. #11

Lessons from a Spa Manager Meeting | Ep. #11

In Episode #11 – Lessons from a Spa Manager Meeting – we start our series of real life, practical examples, lessons learned, etc. See what happens when I challenged them to answer – WHY? – HOW? – WHAT? If you prefer to read the full post, you’ll find it HERE   Useful Links Spa Sounds our Music Sponsor for the show.…

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The Future of Hotel Spas | Ep. #10

The Future of Hotel Spas | Ep. #10

What if we completely reimagined the hotel spa? What would it have? What would be missing from today’s spas? We must evolve and adapt to stay relevant. In Episode #10 – The Future of Hotel Spas – We’ll take a look what the Tomorrow Spa might look like. If you prefer to read the full post, you’ll find it HERE…

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Recruiting Millennials | Ep. #9

Recruiting Millennials | Ep. #9

Recruiting is hard work at the best of times. But when you need to hire people from another generation, sometimes it feels like your actually from different universes, not eras. But for today’s spas, Millennials are not only a key demographic as guests, but also as employees. In Episode #9 I share a real life recruiting experience that I went…

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Demystifying the Hotel Spa | Ep. #8

Demystifying the Hotel Spa | Ep. #8

Today’s hotel spa can be either a great profit centre or an essential amenity that is just another cost centre. Either one is fine. The key is in understanding what role your spa plays for your hotel, then finding the right help to bring that spa to life and ensure that the finished product fits with the overall objective. Where…

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Conundrum of Skincare Companies | Ep. #7

Conundrum of Skincare Companies | Ep. #7

In Episode #7 The Conundrum of Skincare Companies we discuss the dilemma of innovation is the spa business. Can’t we just copy F&B? Or use the product house as our de-facto innovation partner maybe? It can work great. But you’ve gotta understand the game. If you want to read a full post on the topic, check out these little Egg…

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