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Investments in spas: Workshop for investors


Wiesbaden (October 1, 2010). The wellness area in hotels has become standard now. But not all hotels are earning money with it. A one-day workshop in Wiesbaden in May 2011 will make financing and economic key data more transparent and reveal the hazards. The workshop addresses investors, owners, banks, project developers and hotel managers who want to invest.

Trescher Schwarzwaldhotel  
Professional new spas are serious long-term
investments; the photo shows the new spa at
Treschers Schwarzwaldhotel at Lake Titi
in the Black Forest, Germany.


Depending on the region, there is already a saturation of wellness hotels in the German-speaking market. In the meantime, the entire social trend reveals that the well-being desire is firmly planted and is slowly transforming into health-oriented thinking. This market has potential; however, investments in the "special real estate of hotel spa" have to be well thought out. Therefore, the topical content of this one-day workshop with the title "Investments in Spas" ranges from concepts and financing of classical wellness areas to medical wellness concepts.

Initiators of this special workshop on Monday, May 23, in the Hotel Nassauer Hof in Wiesbaden, are Rizzato Spa Consulting from Tettnang and from Augsburg (Germany). Dagmar Rizzato is one of the leading internationally active spa specialists, based in Germany, with very renowned references (among others, "Das Spa" in the Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe; "Anazoe Spa" in the Resort Costa Navarino, Greece; Budersand Spa on the island of Sylt; Union Hotel Spa, Geiranger Fjord, Norway; Mavida Balance Hotel & Spa, Zell am See, and many more).

Maria Puetz-Willems, editor in chief of, manages the international information platform for the management of the hotel industry and related industries. In 2002, she published the standard book "Wellness + Wirtschaft – professionell und profitabel" ("Spas + Economy - professional and profitable") and continues to follow closely the development of medical wellness.

Content: Concepts and ROI

"From experience I know how insecure many investors, owners and other project participants still are," says Dagmar Rizzato. "In Europe, there are no convincing statistics and benchmarks for this market and every single person has to learn the ropes in this sector."

The workshop will show how return on investment can be calculated – based on a spa market analysis, on various spa categories (e.g. urban spas, destination spas, health spas), and on target-group oriented concepts. The initiators will show how spas can be calculated, what has to be observed concerning financing, and which factors of success and tripping hazards show up in everyday operations. Special aspects will be explained by industry experts.

The workshop "Investments in Spas" takes place on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Hotel Nassauer Hof Wiesbaden. The one-day meeting costs 490 euros (excluding VAT), including lunch and coffee breaks. Closing date for registration is May 2, 2011.

More information will be provided by Dagmar Rizzato of Rizzato Spa Consulting, telephone number +49-75 42-94 69 90, or email, and Maria Puetz-Willems, hospitalityInside, telephone number +49-821-99 56 56, email


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