NEWS
European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties
POSTED 17 Sep 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Ensana-branded health spas will have a focus on natural healing experiences, such as mineral springs and thermal waters
We are custodians of some of Europe's most powerful and historic natural resources and we're harnessing them in new and increasingly innovative ways to enhance the health of our guests
– Mark Hennebry, chairman of the Danubius Hotels Group
Danubius Hotels Group (DHG), one of Europe's largest health spa operators, has launched a brand for its health spa hotels.

Called Ensana Health Spa Hotels, the portfolio will consist of 26 rebranded DHG sites across Europe which treat millions of people a year and are famous for tapping into local/natural resources – from thermal bathing in Hungary to mud pools in Slovakia and salt baths in Romania (see SB05/3 p18). The DHG brand will still be used for its 16 city hotels, while Ensana will focus on natural healing and modern medical expertise.

Ensana, derived from the Latin "mens sana" meaning "healthy mind", was created in response to the worldwide growth in the wellness tourism market, worth a reported €580bn (£519bn, $640bn), and aims to meet the growing demand for natural health and wellbeing treatments and experiences.

It will place a significant focus on safeguarding guests from future health issues using its “hundreds” of naturally occurring, healing resources. The therapeutic properties of thermal and mineral waters, muds and salt, have been harnessed to treat a range of health conditions affecting the muscles, bones, organs, metabolism and skin, as well as enhance future wellbeing. They’re suitable for guests who want to simply boost their wellbeing or for those seeking support for a variety of conditions such as people who are recovering from cancer, as well as others experiencing mobility or fertility issues or other health challenges.

In addition, the brand will offer Active Life, a series of programmes developed by group spa director Sven Huckenbeck, that feature a blend of fitness and relaxation activities, including massage, acupuncture and physical training to improve guests overall health and wellbeing.

The majority of Ensana hotels are located in traditional spa towns in central and eastern Europe, but next year it will operate its first site in the UK in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa, part of a multi-million-pound project, is set to be one of the most significant openings in the UK as it taps into natural thermal waters and, aside from Bath, will be one of the only ‘genuine’ spa hotels in the country. Plans for it were put forward more than 15 years ago and construction began in 2013. Owners include a number of stakeholders including local authority High Peak Borough Council.

Ensana's wider business strategy to expand across Europe, through a combination of asset-acquisition and management agreements with third-party owners.

Mark Hennebry, chairman of Ensana, said: "We are custodians of some of Europe's most powerful and historic natural resources and we're harnessing them in new and increasingly innovative ways to enhance the health of our guests. Our ability to do this makes us totally unique and sets us apart as a highly-experienced brand founded on decades of knowledge, which people can trust with their most precious commodity - their health."

"We are continually seeking to expand and seek new opportunities for the brand. We have already invested significantly in our existing spa hotels and over the coming years, we have plans to innovate and invest in numerous ways - creating inspiring new treatments, facilities and of course, jobs."

DHG is owned by CP Holdings Ltd, a UK incorporated company. CP Holdings first invested in DHG in the early 90s and then bought a controlling stake in the group in August 2015.

One of its most famous properties is Nove Lazne in the Czech spa town of Marianske Lazne which features Roman baths dating back to 1896, once used by historic figures such as Chopin and England’s King Edward VII. Others include two hotels on Budapest’s Margaret Island, known for its mineral waters and Thermia Palace in Slovakia, with its thermal mud pool, that dates back to 1912.
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties...
16 Oct 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

17 Sep 2019

European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties
BY Lauren Heath-Jones

Ensana-branded health spas will have a focus on natural healing experiences, such as mineral springs and thermal waters

Ensana-branded health spas will have a focus on natural healing experiences, such as mineral springs and thermal waters

Danubius Hotels Group (DHG), one of Europe's largest health spa operators, has launched a brand for its health spa hotels.

Called Ensana Health Spa Hotels, the portfolio will consist of 26 rebranded DHG sites across Europe which treat millions of people a year and are famous for tapping into local/natural resources – from thermal bathing in Hungary to mud pools in Slovakia and salt baths in Romania (see SB05/3 p18). The DHG brand will still be used for its 16 city hotels, while Ensana will focus on natural healing and modern medical expertise.

Ensana, derived from the Latin "mens sana" meaning "healthy mind", was created in response to the worldwide growth in the wellness tourism market, worth a reported €580bn (£519bn, $640bn), and aims to meet the growing demand for natural health and wellbeing treatments and experiences.

It will place a significant focus on safeguarding guests from future health issues using its “hundreds” of naturally occurring, healing resources. The therapeutic properties of thermal and mineral waters, muds and salt, have been harnessed to treat a range of health conditions affecting the muscles, bones, organs, metabolism and skin, as well as enhance future wellbeing. They’re suitable for guests who want to simply boost their wellbeing or for those seeking support for a variety of conditions such as people who are recovering from cancer, as well as others experiencing mobility or fertility issues or other health challenges.

In addition, the brand will offer Active Life, a series of programmes developed by group spa director Sven Huckenbeck, that feature a blend of fitness and relaxation activities, including massage, acupuncture and physical training to improve guests overall health and wellbeing.

The majority of Ensana hotels are located in traditional spa towns in central and eastern Europe, but next year it will operate its first site in the UK in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa, part of a multi-million-pound project, is set to be one of the most significant openings in the UK as it taps into natural thermal waters and, aside from Bath, will be one of the only ‘genuine’ spa hotels in the country. Plans for it were put forward more than 15 years ago and construction began in 2013. Owners include a number of stakeholders including local authority High Peak Borough Council.

Ensana's wider business strategy to expand across Europe, through a combination of asset-acquisition and management agreements with third-party owners.

Mark Hennebry, chairman of Ensana, said: "We are custodians of some of Europe's most powerful and historic natural resources and we're harnessing them in new and increasingly innovative ways to enhance the health of our guests. Our ability to do this makes us totally unique and sets us apart as a highly-experienced brand founded on decades of knowledge, which people can trust with their most precious commodity - their health."

"We are continually seeking to expand and seek new opportunities for the brand. We have already invested significantly in our existing spa hotels and over the coming years, we have plans to innovate and invest in numerous ways - creating inspiring new treatments, facilities and of course, jobs."

DHG is owned by CP Holdings Ltd, a UK incorporated company. CP Holdings first invested in DHG in the early 90s and then bought a controlling stake in the group in August 2015.

One of its most famous properties is Nove Lazne in the Czech spa town of Marianske Lazne which features Roman baths dating back to 1896, once used by historic figures such as Chopin and England’s King Edward VII. Others include two hotels on Budapest’s Margaret Island, known for its mineral waters and Thermia Palace in Slovakia, with its thermal mud pool, that dates back to 1912.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster   16 Oct 2019

The world's longest rollercoaster at sea will be included in an on board theme park on Dream Cruises' new Global Dream ship, due to launch in early .... more>>
Saniya Kantawala Design's homely Mumbai restaurant draws on warm materials and earthy tones
Saniya Kantawala Design's homely Mumbai restaurant draws on warm materials and earthy tones   16 Oct 2019

Saniya Kantawala Design interiors studio has designed a 2,100sq ft (195sq m) restaurant in Mumbai, India, that was conceived to celebrate Indian .... more>>
Aussie fitness chain Viva continues acquisition programme – picks up Healthworks
Aussie fitness chain Viva continues acquisition programme – picks up Healthworks   16 Oct 2019

Australian health club operator Viva Leisure has acquired eight Healthworks Fitness Centres in the state of Queensland. Healthworks offers .... more>>
Noel Asmar Group launches new textile recycling initiative for hotels and spas
Noel Asmar Group launches new textile recycling initiative for hotels and spas   16 Oct 2019

Uniform manufacturer Noel Asmar Group has launched a new sustainability initiative, Hospitality Lifecycle, a textile recycling programme for hotels .... more>>
Scott Carver Architects to renovate oldest theatre in New South Wales, Australia
Scott Carver Architects to renovate oldest theatre in New South Wales, Australia   15 Oct 2019

The Victoria Theatre, the oldest in the Australian state of New South Wales, is to undergo a renovation led by Scott Carver Architects aimed at .... more>>
State-of-the-art aquarium to open in Vietnam in early 2020
State-of-the-art aquarium to open in Vietnam in early 2020   15 Oct 2019

A new high-tech aquarium that developers claim will be a model for future aquarium projects is to open on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, in early 2020. .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

Our company was established in April 2009 and this year marks our 10 year anniversary.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019

Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019

Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas. More>>




in this issue

• CMO report: 10 points to end obesity
• BMF plans to diversify and 'go global'
• UK museum infrastructure is 'crumbling'



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Duty Manager
Salary: £21,477 - £25,759
Location: Stratford, London, UK
Company: Vibrant Partnerships
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sunderland, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Salary: Circa £19,000 per annum
Location: Exeter, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




15-16 Oct 2019

Independent Hotel Show

Olympia London, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>
  Interview: Sioux-per foods
The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>
  Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd