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18 11, 2022

Woodhouse Spa and APOTHEKE Collaborate to Launch Spa Candle Collection

2022-11-18T09:00:13-05:00November 18th, 2022|Tags: , , |

The Mood Enhancing, Luxury Candles are Available Exclusively at Woodhouse Spas Just in Time for the Holiday Season.

DENVERWoodhouse Spa, a leading, luxury franchise concept centered upon health, wellness, and self-care, announced today its collaboration with luxury home fragrance brand, APOTHEKE, to launch three exclusive spa candles. Inspired by Woodhouse Spa’s mission to transform self-care into mood-care, the three expertly crafted, exclusive candle scents – Calm, Confident and Resilient – are designed to replicate the tranquil, calming environment Woodhouse Spa has provided guests for more than 20 years. The three candles’ respective fragrance notes include:

Calm: Relaxation at its apex. This mood-enhancing candle will put you in a peaceful place well beyond the time it is lit. Mint and a touch of fresh citrus are blended with freesia and lily of the valley for a soothing, mellow scent.

Confident: Confidence is the secret to feeling good. This mood-enhancing candle will help tap into your natural state of well-being that is sure to shine through. Orange, grapefruit and a touch of ginger are combined with jasmine and vanilla for a light, yet refreshing fragrance.

Resilient: Experience healing at a deeper level with this mood-enhancing candle that is designed to make you feel ready to take on anything. Sea salt and eucalyptus blend with coconut milk, sandalwood and amber for an uplifting fragrance that will awaken your senses.

“For our first collaboration with a luxury spa, it was important to us to create fragrances that were not only relaxation-inducing, but also deeply transformative,” said APOTHEKE’S Founder, Chrissy Fichtl. “Part of our APOTHEKE ethos is to elevate the every day, and by lighting a hand-poured, artisan APOTHEKE x Woodhouse candle, we hope to empower consumers to perpetuate these moments of self-care in between their spa visits.”

Woodhouse Spa’s Vice President of Brand and Marketing, Sarah Moore, echoed a similar sentiment and shared, “We are thrilled to co-brand with APOTHEKE to create a thoughtfully curated candle collection that transforms any space into a spa-like sanctuary. At Woodhouse, we are passionate about mood-care and these candles are emblematic of the mood enhancing experiences our guests enjoy in our spas. Now, they can continue this immersive experience in the home.”

Perfect for the holidays or as an indulgent gift for yourself, the Calm, Confident and Resilient APOTHEKE x Woodhouse candles are available for purchase at Woodhouse Spa locations nationwide.

About APOTHEKE: APOTHEKE is a luxury home fragrance brand inspired by the unexpected beauty found in life’s simple pleasures. Founded in 2011 by wife-husband duo, Chrissy Fichtl and Sebastian Picasso, APOTHEKE is defined by craftsmanship and guided by passion, offering scents that are thoughtfully blended to elevate the everyday. Chrissy is self-taught in the beauty of essential oils and soap making, having begun by sourcing essential oils directly from farms. The candles and bar soaps remain handmade and poured in Brooklyn with clean ingredients ensuring all products are sulfate and phthalate free, non-GMO, and vegan. APOTHEKE products are now available at retailers such as Nordstrom, J. Crew, Bloomingdales, CB2, and Crate & Barrel.

About Woodhouse Spa: 

Founded in Victoria, Texas in 2001, Woodhouse 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 more than 75 spas across the country, guests of Woodhouse are guaranteed the same high-quality signature services and luxurious experiences regardless of location. For more information, please visit

18 10, 2022


2022-10-18T09:47:32-04:00October 18th, 2022|Tags: , , |

The Rapidly Growing Franchise Company Continues to Raise the Luxury Day Spa Industry Standard.

DENVER —  Woodhouse Spa, a leading, luxury franchise concept centered upon health, wellness, and self-care, announced today two strong, back to back quarterly performances. The brand reported a 19% sales increase year over year and is currently experiencing its highest growth rate since its 2001 inception. Woodhouse Spa continues to employ an aggressive 2022 growth plan to expand its domestic U.S. presence while concurrently signing new franchise agreements in Canada. At the close of this year, the company will have 82 open locations with many new properties imminent in 2023.

“Woodhouse’s continued and marked growth is a testament to the brand’s 21+ years of beauty industry expertise and steadfast mission to transform self-care into mood-care,” said Susan Hern, Chief Operating Officer of Woodhouse Spa. “Now with 76 locations across 22 states including Texas, Colorado, California, New York, Ohio and Florida, Woodhouse Spa has proven that its concept resonates with consumers and franchisees alike. We’re proud that Woodhouse Spa has led to significant economic growth and job opportunities in the luxury self-care industry.”

At the brand’s annual summit held in September 2022, Woodhouse Spa unveiled to franchisee attendees the newest and rising trends pertaining to beauty and wellness. Additionally, Woodhouse Spa presented honorary awards to a select group of outstanding individuals and entities, including:

  • Best Sales Performance: Woodhouse Spa Carmel
  • Best Gift Card Sales: Woodhouse Spa Charleston
  • High Service Sales: Woodhouse Spa Fort Wayne
  • Highest Retail Sales: Woodhouse Spa Carmel
  • General Manager of the Year: Mandi Hamilton, Woodhouse Spa Boulder + Southglenn
  • Spa Professional of the Year: Chloe Nelson, Woodhouse Spa Littleton
  • Brand Advocate of the Year: Robin Bray, Woodhouse Spa Plano + Fort Worth
  • New Spa of the Year: Woodhouse Spa Buckhead
  • Servant Heart: Mona Thind, Woodhouse Spa Greenville
  • Mission, Vision & Values: Terri Smith, Woodhouse Spa, Zionsville, Fishers, Indianapolis
  • Overall Excellence Award: Giselle McBee, Erin & Deneb Warner, Woodhouse Spa Metairie
  • Most Profitable Spa: Woodhouse Spa Buffalo
  • Most Engaged Owner: Jen Doerger, Woodhouse Spa Walnut Creek
  • Highest Guest Satisfaction: Woodhouse Spa Mukwonago

Woodhouse Spa is revered for providing beauty professionals with unrivaled mentorship, proprietary educational programs, and events like the 2022 fall summit. The brand recently celebrated the opening of its 76th location in Atlanta, Georgia, and will close out 2022 with five new locations. Looking ahead to 2023, Woodhouse Spa will open location doors in Raleigh, NC; Savannah, GA; and Odessa, TX, among others. Woodhouse Spa is part of Radiance Holdings, a global company representing a collection of premier brands in the beauty, wellness and self-care sectors.


Founded in Victoria, Texas in 2001, Woodhouse 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 more than 75 spas across the country, guests of Woodhouse Spa are guaranteed the same high-quality signature services and luxurious experience regardless of location. For more information, please visit

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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