New venue announced for Hotelier Spa Summit

Grosvenor House Dubai to host wellness event on February 10-11

 Paul Hawco, group director of spa, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, will speak at the Hotelier Spa and Wellness Summit 2014.
Paul Hawco, group director of spa, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, will speak at the Hotelier Spa and Wellness Summit 2014.

Grosvenor House Dubai is set to host the second annual Hotelier Middle East Spa & Wellness Summit, set to be held over two days from February 10-11 2014.

This year’s extended summit will target top spa directors and owners on the first day and expand on the second day to welcome senior spa operations professionals, with more than 300 spa employees from across the UAE's hotel and standalone, spa, salon and wellness industries expected to attend.

There will be a host of panel sessions on trends and challenges, as well as business-focused workshops and practical demonstrations, with a host of top experts already signed up to speak at the event.

A highlight will be the opening session on the future of spa and wellness, moderated by Paul Hawco, group director of spa, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, who was named Hotelier Middle East’s Highly Commended Spa/Fitness Person of the Year 2013.

In this debate, panellists including Dr. Shylaja Pillai, spa manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Shahida Siddique, chief executive officer, SpaDunya and Steve Harvey, director of wellness, Six Senses Zighy Bay will discuss hot topics such as the potential of medi spas, men’s grooming and inclusive wellness.

Grosvenor House’s renowned spa director Galina Antoniouk, complex director of spas, Grosvenor House, Luxury Collection Hotels and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, will also take to the stage to moderate a session on how to provide value — without compromising on service.

Further information on speakers and sessions at this not-to-be-missed event will be revealed on HotelierMiddleEast.com over the coming days.

The event will also feature an exhibition, with the latest products from top spa suppliers on display and experts available to discuss their services.

Attendance for spa professionals is free: please contact Amanda.elisha@itp.com to register your interest and reserve your place today.

For speaking opportunities please contact: louby.maktari@itp.com

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Diarmuid.omalley@itp.com

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