Industry Update
Appointment 1 February 2018

Mia A. Mackman

Appointed Director
At HVS Spa & Wellness Consulting in Sedona - AZ, USA


HVS and spa-and-wellness consultancy Mackman ES have formed an alliance in the United States to fill the need for comprehensive, future-driven, spa-and-wellness valuation, feasibility, and strategic planning. "This alliance offers the hospitality industry advanced, one-of-a-kind client solutions in the rapidly evolving spa-and-wellness space, and HVS divisions worldwide can tap into this expertise as needed. This relationship also fosters an inclusive understanding of spa and wellness through industry insight with an emphasis on the significance of wellness in hospitality and its future value and growth," said HVS Americas' President, Rod Clough, MAI. The global wellness real estate market represents one of the fastest-growing wellness sectors, having risen 19% from $100 billion in 2013 to $118.6 billion in 2015. Wellness tourism continues to surge at a reported $563 billion, in addition to $99 billion in global spa business, according to the Global Wellness Institute; moreover, wellness real estate is expected to rise to from $134 billion in 2017 to $180 billion by 2022, contributing to a $3.72-trillion global wellness market


HVS is the world's leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Established in 1980, the company performs more than 2,000 assignments per year for virtually every major industry participant.
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