The founders and principals of Wheway Lifestyle International Limited (WLI), Tanya and Allan Wheway, have recently launched a new small, exclusive spa brand: Alanya Spas.
The Alanya brand will only be used on Spas managed by WLI so that they can completely control the spa concept and philosophy, the operating standards, the brand image and its continuing evolvement and development.
The first, the Alanya Spa - Denia, opened early summer 2003 in Spain an hour south of Valencia between the charming towns of Denia and Javier. The Spa has a prime site within a new five star Marriott Golf Resort. Full details of the Alanya Spa - Denia are given in the attached document
The second Alanya Spa is scheduled to open Spring 2004 in Morocco within a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. This beachside resort is located between Casablanca and Rabat.
WLI have a 10-year management contract with the owner of the Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort and Spa and a 5-year management contract with the owners of the Moroccan Spa.
Both spas offer extensive facilities and therapies, beautiful designs and are of a very high standard. They will cater for resort guests, day spa guests and offer a small, exclusive membership.
Allan Wheway comments:
“Alanya Spa’s will operate with a totally holistic approach to well-being, focussing on nurturing all the senses of each individual guest helping them to feel valued, pampered, relaxed and re-vitalized. With WLI’s extensive work around the globe they are able to select from the best that the East and West have to offer, embracing the latest spa thinking and positive health knowledge together with ancient wisdom, teaching and therapies providing their guests with both pleasurable experiences and effective long term benefits and results through their comprehensive well-being programmes.”
The Wheways have been spa owners, operators and consultants over a period of 30 years, operating at the premier end of the market. During this time they developed the Champneys Group over a period of 18 years, establishing it as a brand leader in international destination spas and for four years they were owner, operators of the Sanctuary Spa Group, which included one of the world’s largest and most successful Day Spas, The Sanctuary - Covent Garden.
Key international WLI projects have included the development of many spas for the Oberoi Group in Bali, Lombok and India, including the highly acclaimed Rajvillas, and they created the award winning Chiva-Som health resort in Thailand - three times holder of the Condé Naste award for ‘Best Destination Spa Worldwide”.
The Wheways also negotiated the Sanctuary Zara Spa management contract with its visionary founder - this has been voted one of the top five spas in the world by Condé Naste readers.
Recent WLI projects have included the operational commissioning of a very large fantasy spa in Gran Canaria and providing consultancy services for a large multi-national company planning to role out a network of day spas across the USA.
Current WLI spa projects are operating in Taiwan and Malaysia and in April 2003 they were appointed to carry out spa consultancy work for the RAC’s prestigious clubs in Pall Mall, London and at Woodcote Park in Surrey.
The company have a number of other projects under negotiation in the UK, Egypt and Tunisia with many others in the pipeline, some of which are likely to become Alanya Spas.
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