Monthly Archives: September 2021

What is Triple Bottom Line – and how can spa businesses benefit from it?

The “Triple Bottom Line” (or TBL) approach to measuring the results of a business is gaining ground across all sectors of the global economy. In essence, TBL is based on the theory that companies should spend just as much effort in focusing on social and environmental concerns, as they do on profits. Put simply, TBL […]

Four Seasons resorts in Asia step up environmental efforts

Four Seasons Resorts Asia is an example of a large spa operator which has recognised its responsibility in minimising its impact on the environment and engage in conservation practices. Through local community partnerships, sustainable practices and education, the group’s resorts have committed to creating positive change and to advance environmental initiatives. Among the group’s resorts […]

Whatley Manor bags Sustainable Business Award at UK hospitality industry “Oscars”

Sue Williams collecting Best Sustainable Business Award

Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa has won the Sustainable Business Award of the year at the Cateys – considered the “Oscars” of the UK hospitality industry. The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) member beat two other finalists – 15Hatfields in London and Hickory Food – for the prestigious award. First held in 1984 and organised by The Caterer magazine, […]

Preidlhof wins prestigious FoodTrekking Award

Upcycling and sustainability inspire new guest experience at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, Bali

The holistic eating philosophy deployed at Preidlhof – a Sustainable Spa Association member spa – has been awarded a prestigious FoodTrekking Award. The Merano, Italy-based resort won the award for its culinary approach, described as “Food to heal and stimulate all the senses”. Reserved for guests on a retreat, the new Wellness Healing Gourmet Menu […]

A dose of vitamin Bee…

Spa hotel operator Barons Eden has made a bee-line for an innovative way to help tackle climate change when it comes to sourcing food items. The company – which operates two Sustainable Spa Association member properties (Hoar Cross Hall and Eden Hall) – has installed a number of beehives at its hotels. “At Barons Eden, […]

Q&A: Julia Kleber of KPRN Aqua discusses the importance of water looping, conservation and management

Headshot of Julia Kleber

Given the ever-changing landscape of the water sector, we sat down with Julia Kleber, CEO of KPRN Aqua, to discuss all things water looping, conservation, recycling, and management, and how it applies to the spa and wellness industry. How did KPRN Aqua begin and where was the idea formed? “My background is within the tourism […]

Last chance to sign up for SOTHYS Summit


To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the SOTHYS family is organizing an International Summit on September 27th and 28th 2021 accessible and free to all professionals in the Spa industry. SOTHYS, an important brand partner of the SSA, has long been known for its commitment to research and innovation and is recognized as an expert in […]

Sustainable Spa Association becomes an Ally of the World Benchmarking Alliance

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) is this month delighted to become an official Ally of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) in a bid to enhance and encourage eco-conscious decisions from spa operators and consumers across the globe. With the climate under increasingly more pressure year-on-year, the Sustainable Spa Association is hoping to use its influence, […]