01 January 2012
Our thoughts on designing for the spa industry today include a combination of daytime suite services, evening simple foot and leg massage, and 24/7 accessible hydrotherapy, teamed up with easy to use fitness and yoga.
Spa choices and their sensual effects are like good restaurants experiences. The offering for the next decade should be a suit yourself, simple menu with uncomplicated choices that make you feel great and are good value. Planned right, a forward-looking concept can become a strong signature for a hotel group. We really look forward to making this happen for the right properties and the right owners.
01 March 2012
Master Design™ occurs when all design disciplines (Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, Art and Graphics) are directed by a Master Designer who understands the potential of each discipline and the business potential of the specific property.
The positive results will be measurable in guest comments and profitability; in asset value and cash flow.
Ownership must be consistent with their support of this truth to maximize the results of precious capital spent.
01 August 2012
TAG Studio, TAG and Taylor Galyean, father and son architects envision future spa retail success from urban street-front store and resort destination boutiques. Both must have a convenient web store presence.
02 August 2012
The Design Goal: Deliver more high-margin merchandise, to more people, more often. The emphasis will be on skin and nutrition (not apparel or gadgets).
The shopping/ buying experience must be:
1) Interesting, 2) Relevant, and 3) Convenient.
01 September 2012
Important roles that Spas can take on to be at the forefront of innovation:
A. Empower individuals by teaching the science of wellness
B. Foster creativity by reducing stress with mindfulness
C. Educate children about body awareness including weight issues
D. Address social loneliness by creating a place of community and healing touch
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