Wellness Weekly Round-up: Wellness real estate in Dubai, Luxury Spa Cars, Culture & Community in Hospitality

Wellness Weekly Round-up 

Each week we pull together our top articles on the latest in the spa and wellness industry.    

Wellness Real Estate in Dubai  

The Global Wellness Institute is predicting strong growth in the wellness real estate market — look no further for evidence than Dubai's MAG PD group's collaboration with Delos, a wellness real estate and technology group. This massive development is said to include both residential and hospitality components, which will have a health focus.  The complex will feature a 120,000sf wellness centre and the hotel itself will have a strong wellness focus.  Click here for more detail.

 Image Source: MAG PD 

Image Source: MAG PD 

Community & Culture - Bunkhouse Hotels

In a fascinating conversation with Skift, Bunkhouse Group's visionary, Liz Lambert talks about her path in the industry and why the creation of community and culture are central to her properties. Along with her commitment to local culture, she is committed to a local workforce, and speaks about her philosophies on hiring from outside of the industry.  There are lessons in this read for every facet of the industry, and beyond.  Click here to read more.

 Image Source: Bunkhouse Group

Image Source: Bunkhouse Group

Cannabid Oil & Other Wellness Trends from Forbes

Forbes Magazine's recent piece on current wellness trends includes a moment on cannabid oil (commonly referred to as CBD oil).  The non-psycho active oil (read: it cannot get you high) has been proven to alleviate many nagging issues such as inflammation, joint pain and anxiety.  We see this as the beginning of a growing trend towards the mainstream use of cannabis, even in the spa. 

 Image Source: Populum

Image Source: Populum

Luxury 'Spa Car' 

Luxury train travel with Belmond is now complete with a spa.  The hotel company is adding a spa car to it's sleeper train journeying through the Peruvian Andes. The Picaflor (Spanish for hummingbird) spa is set to debut in March, and will specialize in treatments local to the region.  Click here to read the article from Lonely Planet

 Image Source: Belmond

Image Source: Belmond

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