Company profile

Blu Spas, Inc.

Company profile: Blu Spas, Inc.
PO Box 4874
Whitefish
Montana
59937
US
Web: www.bluspasinc.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (406) 862 2200

About us
Since the 1998 launch of Blu Spas spa wellness design and planning company, Cary Collier, Doug Chambers and their international team have provided consulting, advisory and operating solutions for over 400 projects in more than 40 countries – including hotels, resorts, clubs and residential properties.

Key markets
Hotels & hospitality, spa & wellness, mixed use & urban regeneration, sport & recreation, residential, active living communities, hot springs, integrative wellness projects (including spa and fitness) and hydro /thermal concepts.

Product range and services
Blu is a full-service firm with extensive experience in the wellness, spa, salon and fitness industries, masterplanning and concept development, business analysis and modeling, design and project planning, FF&E and product designation, pre/post-opening support and creation of experiences, branding and wellness partnering.

USP
Blu Spas’ long-standing commitment is to create extraordinary experiences and adventures for people of all ages.

Blu has been recognised for innovative concepts; for capturing authentic and marketable qualities from local cultures; for delivering memorable facilities and guest experiences; for its market-based approach to planning and for its pre-and post-opening business advisory services.

Features that today’s spa goers consider de riguer – spa suites with private pools, baths and/or showers; orchestrated indoor/outdoor spa experiences; indigenous healing traditions and local culture were pioneered by Blu’s visionary creative team. Their mantra: create “sensory sanctuaries” that honour and celebrate a sense of place, culture, heritage and sustainable practices.

Key clients
Four Seasons; Marriott | Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Luxury and Autograph Collection, St. Regis, W Hotels, Le Meridien; Belmond Bulgari; Hilton | Waldorf- Astoria; Hyatt; Kimpton; Nobu; Hard Rock; Howard Hughes and Blackstone.

Further information
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Blu Spas, Inc.

Company profile: Blu Spas, Inc.
PO Box 4874
Whitefish
Montana
59937
US
Web: www.bluspasinc.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (406) 862 2200

About us
Since the 1998 launch of Blu Spas spa wellness design and planning company, Cary Collier, Doug Chambers and their international team have provided consulting, advisory and operating solutions for over 400 projects in more than 40 countries – including hotels, resorts, clubs and residential properties.

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