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SPAS IN HOTELS: AT SIA GUEST 2017 ITALY´S BEST KNOW HOW

Press release n. 4 of the 11/10/2017 9.22.09

Design and planning, management, ´green´ options: meetings and exhibitions to obtain the utmost from hotels´ wellness facilities. A busy training program: for architects in collaboration with TecnoAcademy. Discovering mineral water with the ´water sommeliers´ of ADAM, the tasters association

.Rimini, 2nd October 2017 - Focus on Spas in hotels and numerous training opportunities at the next edition of Sia Guest, at Rimini expo centre from 12th to 14th October 2017 simultaneously with TTG Incontri and SUN.

The expo dedicated to the hotel sector, organized by IEG (Italian Exhibition Group), with main partners including the Federalberghi, ADA and EHMA associations, this year hosts a series of appointments, with qualified experts, aimed at ensuring in-depth coverage of various aspects connected with the design, planning and management of a wellness area in accommodation facilities.

On Thursday 12th October, in the Trend & Green Arena, the entire morning will be dedicated to the issue of Spas in hotels. Various experts will alternate from 10:00 am. Architect Stefano Pediconi, will speak on ´SPAs in hotels´ starting from the premise that ´it is not enough to fill the spaces, it is not sufficient to decide whether to include a sauna, Turkish bath or both. Hotels must begin to think of contents that differ from those guests can find on their doorstep every day´. Sandro Baronti (SPAISWONDERFUL Spa consultant) on the other hand will cover the issue of ´Management control in Spas´, to contribute to overcoming one of companies´ main critical aspect, those of the correct balance between costs incurred and revenue, with specific reference to those regarding the Spa sector. The day´s last session on the other hand will have a ´green´ slant, and will be dedicated to ´Spa equipment and energy saving´, with Luigi Turlini, owner of IWC (Italian Wellness Company). On Friday 13th October Anna Rita Di Giacomo, Spa Director at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Milan will dedicate a speech to the topic ´Management in SPAs, innovation and tradition in treatments, the new horizons of wellness: Mental Wellness´.

The wellness issue is also in SIA Guest´s expo proposal. A Wellness Room conceived for guests´ complete wellness is at the centre of the Wellchrome Hotel & Spa exhibition. Now at its tenth edition, the exhibition renews the collaboration between SIA Guest and Wellness Design, the most popular wellness magazine in Italy. In the area of Hall B1, where it will be set up, there will also be a Mandarin Oriental Milan therapist for advice and treatment tests.
On the other hand, the SIA Guest exhibition space Fai la mossa giusta (Make the right move) (sixth edition) presents ´Hotel in motion´: versatility and malleability as key elements of hotels of the future. Products and services in an area of 1,000 sq-m, interpreted by WELLNESS 7.0, which develops attractive sustainable projects, starting out from economic analyses, and using marketing and communication tools.
Training will have ample space in the six halls of the Rimini expo centre reserved for the hotel sector.

A program of seminars addressing architects and technical studios, with free admission, with the awarding of training credits, will be staged at SIA Guest 2017 by TecnoAcademy, the online training platform for professionals and companies. In collaboration with Make the Right Move, SIA Guest and IEG, a program of appointments that ensure the awarding of 2 training credits for all architects taking part. The seminars will be held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October and will have as their topic ´Designing Spas and Fitness Areas´, the speeches will include one by Michele De Vincenzo, Corporate Marketing Director with Technogym; ´Outdoor accessibility: design and support technology´, with an introductory speech by the Chairman of the Village For All association, Roberto Vitali; and then ´Outdoor design: bio-pools, sport, flooring/paving´ and ´Sustainability, we design today for tomorrow´. All the TecnoAcademy seminars will be held in Hall B3 - Rimini expo centre´s Trend & Green Arena.

An important training opportunity, giving the right to credits, is also represented by the YAC, (Young Architect Competitions) workshop which will be at SIA Guest for the announcement of the winner of the Observatory Houses contest connected with a recovery project, the transformation of Roccascalegna (in Abruzzo) into an home-observatory. In the context of the workshop, 15 teams of selected designers will be invited to present their designs to a commission made up of journalists.

On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October the first courses organized by ADAM (Mineral Water Tasters Association) with Fiera di Rimini will be held. The association´s ´water sommeliers´ will guide attendees in the discovery of mineral water, to help to know how to highlight it with meals, combining it with the food. Italians are the world´s largest drinkers of mineral water, but for the majority of the consumers water remains a ´great unknown commodity´ which ADAM and SIA Guest will contribute to help (re)discovering. Open tasting sessions will be held on all three days of SIA Guest. The courses are open to everybody, subject to joining the ADAM Association.



FOCUS ON: 54th TTG INCONTRI . 66th SIA GUEST . 35th SUN 2017
Classification: international expos; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; frequency: annual; edition: 54th TTG Incontri . 66th SIA Guest . 35th Sun; admission: trade visitors only; tickets: free, on invitation; hours: 9:30 am . 6:30 pm (TTG Incontri last day 9:30 am . 3:30 pm; SIA GUEST and SUN last day 9:30 am . 5:30 pm); Italian show director: Patrizia Cecchi; tourism & hospitality division group brand manager: Gloria Armiri; TTG Incontri brand manager: Nicola De Pizzo;
SIA Guest and Sun brand manager: Mattia Migliavacca; exhibitor info: tel. +39 02 806892; e-mail: salesttgincontri@iegexpo.it; web sites: www.ttgincontri.it #TTG2017 - www.siaguest.it #SIA2017 - www.sungiosun.it #SUN2017

IEG PRESS CONTACTS
head of national Media & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali;
head of international Media & corporate communication: Patrizia Rovaris;
Rimini offices:
press office manager: Marco Forcellini;
communication specialists: Alessandro Caprio, Nicoletta Evangelisti Mancini, Jacopo Frenquellucci
+39 0541 744510 mediarimini@iegexpo.it