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MEMbEr uPdatEs 1. AccorHotels announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 85 percent 1 of 21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality management company pushing the boundaries of the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. 21c Museum Hotels will join AccorHotels’ MGallery collection of boutique hotels, marking the introduction of the MGallery into the North American market. 2 2. The American College of Healthcare Sciences will host a four-day, four-night workshop entitled Kona Aromatherapy Workshop: Current Issues in Aromatherapy, November 4-9 at the college’s satellite campus in Kona, Hawaii. The workshop, led by Dorene Petersen, features several days of small-group workshops on topics like essential oil chemistry, safety, quality assessment, client intakes, and therapeutic aromatherapy blending including blending for aromatherapy reflexology. 3 3. Saltability and Touch America announced the launch of Himalayan Source, their joint venture to serve the spa industry’s Himalayan salt concept needs. Using their salt therapy manufacturing expertise and understanding of ergonomics, human engineering and kinesiology, Himalayan Source offers a full line of salt room accessories to suit individual circumstances and compliment any spa or wellness spa. 4. jane iredale recently unveiled its Caring and Giving launch of the year: the Sunny PlayOn Lip Crayon. All profits from sales of the Sunny PlayOn Lip Crayon support organizations that benefit women and girls, including Look Good Feel Better, the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center. The Sunny PlayOn Lip Crayon is now on sale for $20 at janeiredale.com. 4 5 5. Zenoti announced that is has joined the new Stripe Partner Program as a Verified Partner. Stripe will provide the payment platform Zenoti needs to offer a range of mobile checkout solutions—whether using a smart phone, iPad or tablet-based kiosk. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first to join Stripe’s Partner Program,” said Sudheer Koneru, CEO of Zenoti. “Our mutual customers benefit from the combination of Zenoti’s mobile-first customer experiences with Stripe’s seamless payment platform.” oPEN for busiNEss 1. Kohler Co. announced plans to expand its Kohler Waters Spa offering with a second location in the Chicago area at Lincoln Common. Their new location will feature 21 treatment rooms spread across two floors. The spa will also offer luxurious indoor and outdoor relaxing areas, a manicure and pedicure finishing salon, a hair salon, and, most notably, a Hydromassage Pool in the Thermal Suite. Water is a central theme in every Kohler Waters Spa, with special attention paid to hydrotherapy experiences. 2. Opening Fall 2019, the Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck, located in Rhinebeck, NY, will be the Mirbeau Companies newest addition. This property will consist of 50 guestrooms, the 12,000-square-foot Spa Mirbeau and fitness center, 3,000 square feet of meeting and conference space and Mirbeau’s Bistro & Wine Bar. 3. Opening this winter, milk + honey will open their first Dallas/Fort Worth spa, located in The Shops at Clearfork. Growing the milk + honey portfolio to four spas and six salons, the new 7,800 square-foot location will offer the brand’s full range of signature spa treatments and salon services in a comfortable yet luxurious environment. October 2018 ■ PULSE 25