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5 04, 2021

The Woodhouse Day Spa Signs New Franchise Agreement To Develop First-Ever Location In North Carolina

2021-04-05T11:20:38-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Longtime Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins Multi-Unit Operator To Bring High-End Day Spa Franchise to Raleigh-Durham.

DENVER — The Woodhouse Day Spa, a high-end day spa franchise, announced today that it has inked a franchise agreement to develop a location in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. The new spa, which is slated to open in Winter 2022, will officially expand the brand’s footprint into its 22nd state.

Spearheading The Woodhouse Day Spa’s North Carolina development are Sonal Patel and Esha Ray. Sonal is a distinguished multi-unit franchisee with more than 17 years of franchise industry experience, previously operating six Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins locations for 10 years. Since 2014, she has owned and operated two JEI Learning Centers in Cary, North Carolina, where she currently resides. Esha is a global supply chain expert, food importer and investor who will be Sonal’s business partner in this new venture. The two entrepreneurs are very passionate about luxury spas and have traveled all over the world for the best experiences.

“Being a longtime franchise operator and somewhat of a high-end luxury spa connoisseur, I was thrilled when I found The Woodhouse Day Spa because it felt like two of my worlds colliding,” said Sonal Patel. “I love that the brand provides a distinctive, transformative spa experience that you don’t have to travel hours or across the world to get to; it’s an accessible destination to relax and immerse yourself in a peaceful environment. Esha and I can’t wait to bring the first Woodhouse Day Spa to North Carolina and create a special place for local residents to practice their self-care, which has never been more important.”

Following The Woodhouse Day Spa’s acquisition by Radiance Holdings in July of last year, the brand is aggressively targeting key markets throughout the U.S. for franchise development, including North Carolina. In addition to Raleigh-Durham, The Woodhouse Day Spa is eyeing other areas across The Triangle to develop future spas, as well as statewide in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheville and Wilmington. The leading spa franchise recently opened its newest location in Indianapolis, Indiana last month and expects to open 11 more locations by the end of 2021, including one in Hoboken, New Jersey this May.

Founded in Victoria, Texas in 2001, The Woodhouse Day Spa operates as a high-end day spa franchise that brings a resort experience to a neighborhood setting. The brand prides itself on providing its guests with a tranquil and transformational spa experience with well-appointed amenities, luxurious relaxation spaces, high-end retail and several signature services such as the Therpeutic Stone Massage, Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap, Warm Agave Nectar Pedicure and Lavender Dreams sleep treatment.

The Woodhouse Day Spa is a part of Radiance Holdings, a company representing a collection of premier brands in the $64 billion beauty, wellness and self-care industry, including Sola Salon Studios and BeautyHive™. With 65 locations in 21 states such as Texas, Colorado, California, New York, Ohio and Florida, The Woodhouse Day Spa has proven that its concept resonates with consumers around the U.S.

With a united purpose of transforming lives, The Woodhouse Day Spa strives to make a difference in the lives of their guests and team members each day. The brand is actively seeking self-motivated and value-driven entrepreneurs interested in joining an established brand in an in-demand, booming industry. To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Woodhouse Day Spa, contact Katie Gray, director of franchise sales, at or visit


Founded in Victoria, Texas in 2001, The Woodhouse Day Spa provides each guest with a tranquil, transformational environment that’s both memorable and healthful. From beginning to end, dedicated spa teams ensure that each visit enhances the guest’s well-being. With over 65 spas across the country, guests of The Woodhouse Day Spa are guaranteed the same high-quality signature services and luxurious experience regardless of location. For more information, please visit

20 02, 2019

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Inks First-Ever Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement

2019-02-20T19:40:31-05:00February 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Cruise Industry Leader Ramps Up North America Expansion with New Multi-Unit Franchise Offering

ATLANTA — The top cruise travel agency franchise in North America, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, has just announced the signing of its first multi-unit franchise agreement. The multi-unit agreement will bring three new locations to Georgia over the next several years. Folded into an overall growth vision for the brand, the new multi-unit franchise opportunity provides motivated entrepreneurs an opportunity for aggressive business expansion. As Expedia CruiseShipCenters continues to expand its presence in North America, the company is on track to reach its goal of opening 500 North American locations in both Canada and the United States over the next five years.

The Georgia multi-unit agreement is spearheaded by husband and wife team, Wil and Ayten Mauk. The long-time residents of Atlanta will debut three new locations throughout the state by 2023. The first location is currently in development in the Dunwoody area and is slated to open April 2019. The new locations will join five existing Expedia CruiseShipCenters locations throughout Georgia in Alpharetta, Lakeland, Lawrenceville, Roswell and Sugar Hill.

“We could not be more excited to open our new locations throughout our home state. We wanted a career that combined our love for travel with the challenge of taking on an entrepreneurial role,” said Ayten. “With a well-known brand like Expedia Group, paired with the value of having a storefront to interact with our customers, we feel well-positioned to help our community plan their perfect vacation.”

Expedia CruiseShipCenters opened 22 new franchise locations and welcomed over 2,000 new Vacation Consultants in 2018. Riding this wave of success, Expedia CruiseShipCenters plans to open even more locations this year with a particular focus on the southeast.

“It is an exciting time to join the Expedia CruiseShipCenters family. After more than 30 years, our proven system has evolved to suit franchise partners interested in building an empire with our multi-unit franchise opportunity.  As the cruise industry continues to surge, our Centers are able to meet the demand in the market,” said Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “We are continuing our expansion into more communities across the country, and we are seeking both single and multi-unit owners like the Mauk’s who want to pursue entrepreneurship in a retail business that they are passionate about.”

With the cruise travel industry expected to continue its rise throughout 2019, Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ growth is in part driven by this continued demand. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report, more than 30M passengers are expected to cruise in 2019- a 34% increase from five years prior. Additionally, 24 new ocean, river and specialty ships are scheduled to debut this year, with more than 125 new ships coming online between now and 2027.

For more information about franchise opportunities with Expedia CruiseShipCenters visit

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of over 270 points of sale. As part of the Expedia Group family of brands, the company’s more than 6,000 Vacation Consultants sell a wide range of vacation products including cruises, flights, hotels, vacation packages, tours, excursions and more. The company has been navigating spectacular vacation experiences for customers across North America for over 30 years. For more information on Expedia CruiseShipCenters, visit

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