Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has been named to the Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious” list for the second consecutive year. This year, the brand was ranked #16 among 40 top growing brands in the country.
“We’re honored to be named among the ‘Fast and Serious’ companies for the second year in a row,” said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer, Massage Envy Spa. “The growth we achieved in 2014 with the opening of our 1,000th location, expanding the brand’s presence into our 49th state, and reaching $1 billion in system-wide sales has given us momentum as we roll into 2015. It’s exciting to see the company recognized in the industry as a successful brand that continues to grow and thrive, while introducing more people to the benefits of massage and facials.”
The Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious” list is based on a formula that identifies fast-growing franchise systems that also have staying power. Franchise Times developed a proprietary 10-point formula, including percentage of sales growth, percentage of unit growth, dollar sales growth and numerical unit growth over the past three years, with more weight given to acceleration in years two and three. The Franchise Times’ Top 200 plus 300, the annual ranking of the largest franchise systems by revenue, is used as the database for “Fast and Serious.” The team identified companies with system-wide sales above $40 million, the floor for consideration for the listing.
Today, Massage Envy Spa is the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company is also the world’s largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with more than 25,000 therapists and estheticians providing over 18 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.5 million members.
Over the next several years, Massage Envy Spa plans to continue to grow across the country and is seeking franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that values customer service and satisfaction. Franchisee candidates should have business sales or management experience, but do not necessarily need to have a massage therapy or spa operations background. They also should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $150,000. Depending on the real estate, Massage Envy Spa franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $412,600 – $938,900, including the franchisee fee.
Those interested in exploring Massage Envy Spa franchising opportunities may visit Massage Envy Spa’s franchising website at MassageEnvyFranchise.com, then select “Request Info”. The assigned representative for the market of interest will respond with next steps.
Arizona businesses are well positioned to capitalize on the development and growth of the spa and wellness marketplace. Once considered an amenity, the demand for spa and wellness experiences has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. This is directly tied to the enormous emphasis being placed on wellness and lifestyle programs in today’s spa environment.
In a recent Travel to Wellness reader’s survey, more than 40,000 subscribers ranked Arizona No. 3 among the Top 10 perceived destinations worldwide for wellness. This is an impressive reflection of Arizona’s global reputation for extraordinary wellness and alternative health. This also highlights the exciting opportunity we have in Arizona to create cross-industry
partnerships in this burgeoning market.
According to the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) “the wellness travel industry is already a $439 billion market, expected to grow another 50 percent from 2014 through 2017.” Global wellness plays a powerful new role in Arizona’s destination tourism and continues to considerably change the demographics of travel, leisure and hospitality markets everywhere.
Today’s clients are smart, evolving, educated and networked. They are empowered and aware
of the expansive and alternative modalities proven to yield dramatic real-life results. It is critical for hospitality, spa, wellness and healthcare related businesses to prepare and adapt to meet the growing needs of this diverse and dynamic
The industry has witnessed a substantial shift toward personal well-being, evidenced by heightened spa and wellness programming worldwide. International health assessments have indicated a rise in diagnostic autoimmune deficiencies, obesity and chronic health issues. The call for progress and discovery is not only vital, it has become the cornerstone of the wellness market. The key to innovation in this case is to provide products and services that go beyond
traditional offerings and support wellness in all of its forms: dietary, physical, medical, spiritual and emotional.
Wellness tourism is tasked to serve both an aging population and an overstressed workforce. Much like the medical, healthcare and biotechnology fields, there is a unique opportunity to educate, influence and support people in making healthier choices and living more satisfying lives. This translates directly into happier, more vibrant clients, which employees will find more
rewarding to work with and engage with more deeply.
Meaningful and oftentimes life-changing experiences can be found through the doors of spas everywhere. Today’s broad spectrum of new spa services has resulted in a new culture of
spa-goers, international wellness travelers and communities attentive to improving their health. The spa and wellness market has not only grown into a highly lucrative market, but an environment creating invaluable new connections, critical long-lasting relationships and tangible benefits.
One of the challenges in creating significant experiences is to maintain a balance between niche programs with limited market penetration and generalized, conventional offerings that lack a unique identity or specific draw. Remarkable products and services enhance profitability, support stronger program streaming and ignite better customer retention. Moreover, creating an experience that is deeply satisfying will always drive higher sales
volume and customer loyalty.
Casino Del Sol Resort, an enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was recently named to the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List. Recognized for exceptional service and amenities, it is the only casino resort in the state of Arizona to receive the coveted four-star rating.
The overall property was awarded, as well as Hiapsi, the luxurious spa retreat offering treatments inspired by Native American healing rituals, and PY Steakhouse, Casino Del Sol Resort’s contemporary, fine-dining restaurant. The 2014 Forbes four-star rating is the latest addition to the property’s list of accolades. Garnering numerous national and local recognitions, Casino Del Sol Resort is also a AAA Four Diamond recipient, and 2012 and 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner for PY Steakhouse.
“Achieving this honor is a remarkable accomplishment for Casino Del Sol Resort. It is a testament to the countless contributions of our dedicated and passionate team members, and would not be possible without them, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the guests of our award-winning casino resort,” said Jim Burns, CEO of Casino Del Sol Resort.
Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide ratings have been the gold standard of luxury travel. The requirements are the most stringent in the industry with more than 500 criteria evaluated to determine a star rating.
“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its star ratings and to view the complete list of 2014 winners, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
For more information about Casino Del Sol Resort or to book a reservation, visit www.CasinoDelSolResort.com.
David Barrett, a former Arizona Cardinals cornerback, is opening a boutique-style luxury salon and spa in Chandler. In his NFL career, Barrett played for the Arizona Cardinals and then later traded to the New York Jets. After retiring from professional football, Barrett has embarked on a new mission: to create a beautiful upscale salon and day spa near the Cardinals’ training facility.
“It has been my dream to open a day spa, salon and ink studio ever since I left the NFL, “ owner David Barrett said. “With the opening of D’Antonio’s Signature Day Spa & Ink we will bring a new offering to the area that fills the luxury salon and spa niche in the East Valley,” he said.
D’Antonio’s caters to the East Valley’s high-end clientele with a new salon, spa, and ink studio. The sleek interior is finished with dramatic designer fixtures and features a canary and pewter color scheme throughout. This lavish day spa is accessorized with eye-catching artwork, dramatic decor and glamorous chandeliers. D’Antonio’s is designed to balance masculine and feminine energy with a design that appeals to both men and women.
D’Antonio’s Day Spa offers clients a combination of services ranging from professional hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, licensed estheticians, and a body art/tattoo artist. D’Antonio’s offers women’s haircuts, color, and extensions as well as a range of men’s hair design options. A full service nail salon is also available as well as facials, peels, waxing and massages. Part of D’Antonio’s signature services includes scalp massage therapy using luxurious hair oils blended with aromatic herbs and florals custom blended for the salon.
D’Antonio’s also offers a high-end tattoo studio, the first of its kind in Arizona. This luxury, appointment-only atelier is ideal for elite clientele who want their ink done by top artistic talent in chic and private surroundings. With body art becoming increasingly popular, an upscale art gallery-type studio is becoming ever more prevalent and desirable.
Located just minutes from the Arizona Cardinals’ training facility, D’Antonio’s is geared towards serving East Valley residents with a high-end day spa and salon experience. D’Antonio’s Signature Day Spa & Ink sets a new standard in the luxury salon and spa market. D’Antonio’s is scheduled to open in early August.
To learn more about D’Antonio’s Day Spa or to make an appointment visit their website: www.d-antoniosdayspa.com or call 480-878-4860 to schedule an appointment.
D’Antonio’s Signature Day Spa & Ink
2040 S. Alma School Rd. Suite #22
Chandler, Arizona 85286
The Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz. has been recognized by the well-traveled readers of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. Rated the number two spa resort in the U.S. by the prestigious luxury travel publication’s 2012 Readers’ Survey, the nod is a welcomed honor from some of the world’s most experienced travel enthusiasts. It comes on the heels of a coveted recommendation by Andrew Harper in his “Arizona: Classic Resorts Reconsidered” Aug. 2012 feature.
“To be named among the top two spa resorts in the U.S. during Sanctuary’s 10 year anniversary is a timely and welcomed honor,” said Mike Surguine, vice president and general manager of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. “Our beautiful resort and setting certainly deserve credit, but recognition by our guests also reflects on Sanctuary’s phenomenal staff, which always strives to provide intuitive and thoughtful service. My hat goes off to the entire team on the hard-earned, well-deserved rating.”