Spafinder Wellness, Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Miami
Company Cites Favorable Business Climate, Proximity to Growing Latin American Markets and the Region’s Wellness Lifestyle as Deciding Factors
New York and Miami – December 4, 2014 – Spafinder Wellness, Inc. ®, the world’s leading spa and wellness media, marketing and technology company, today announced that it will move its global headquarters from New York City to Miami, Florida, in March, 2015. The company, which has been based in New York since being founded in 1986, will relocate to new, eco-friendly offices overlooking Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Spafinder Wellness also has offices in London and Toronto.
“The energy in Miami is exactly the kind of vitality we want to foster at Spafinder Wellness,” said Chairman Pete Ellis. “Miami is at the crossroads of the Americas and has been called ‘America’s City of the Future.’ The business climate will be conducive to our continued growth and further our mission to help people–including our staff—live well every day.”
Ellis noted the driving factors behind the decision include a strong business environment that performs above the national average; a lifestyle that is more conducive to healthy living; and easier access to the rapidly expanding Latin American/Caribbean wellness travel market, which is projected to grow at nearly twice the rate of European and North American markets and is also developing at more than twice the rate of global tourism overall.
“I want to welcome Spafinder Wellness to the family of companies that have chosen to make Miami-Dade County their home,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Our robust and diverse business climate offers an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth, and we wish Spafinder Wellness all the best in its goal to bring wellness to the world.”
A portion of the current workforce, including the majority of its executive team, will move to the new headquarters. The remainder of the executive team, along with business units already located outside of New York, will continue as is. Employees that are being displaced by the move will be provided outplacement services, and the company will be hiring in Florida to fill positions left by those not making the move.
The company’s new headquarters will be located in the Wells Fargo Center, a Gold LEED-certified building, and have been designed to facilitate team collaboration in a healthy environment.
About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.: Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With nearly 30 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365® brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 70,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 20,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365® division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.