Pulse March 2019 - Page 24

MEMBER NEWS CONTINUED Member Updates 1. Auberge resorts announced that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with the Libra Group, owners of Grace hotels. auberge will welcome five award-winning Grace properties in Europe and the northeastern united States into the auberge resorts collection portfolio. 3. Spa réveil, located in austin, Texas, received two awards at the close of 2018. first is the prestigious LuX Global Excellence award for Best Luxury Day Spa 2018 – Texas. They also received the Travel & hospitality award for modern Spa of the year 2019 – Texas. 2019 marks Spa réveil’s eleventh year in operation. 2. L’occitane international Sa, parent company of L’occitane en Provence, has agreed to acquire luxury skincare brand elemis for approximately $900 million. L’occitane hopes to spur greater growth in the u.S. and 4. massage envy is partnering with the cortiva institute, the united States’ largest group of massage therapy and skin care schools, according to a recent press release. The partnership aims to enrich cortiva’s student experience while creating more job opportu- nities for recent graduates. u.K., with cEo reinold Geiger stating that “Elemis is well-positioned for continued global growth.” 3. 1. 2. WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU! [email protected] 22 PULSE n march 2019