Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai's hotels saw their spa treatment revenues rise by about 70 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, new research shows.
Ernst & Young's (E&Y) Spa Benchmark report also found that aggregate spa revenues (revenues generated by treatments, retail sales, fitness and related memberships, and other charges) at Dubai hotel spas increased by 45.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2010, Emirates Business 24/7 reported.
In addition, E&Y's study showed that the number of treatments booked at Dubai's hotel spas rose 62 per cent quarter-on-quarter.
Speaking to the news provider, Paul Arnold of E&Y Middle East & Africa commented: "Despite challenges in 2009, hotel spa performance proved better than expectations. The year 2009 began on a solemn note, but hotel spas showed a strong performance at the end of the year."
The news comes after Dubai-based luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group last week announced the expansion of its global representation network into India.