Adam and Eve Spa to open larger facility on Old Hope Road, Kingston
Adam and Eve Day Spa and Salon is set to celebrate its 12th anniversary from its new location at 56 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.
The company, which began operations in April 2007, is expected to open its new 10,000 square foot compound early 2020.
Adam and Eve’s new home will boast a spa, salon, retail and training spaces, as well as a juice bar, directors Garth and Kimisha Walker revealed in a statement.
“This is our largest investment/expansion to date and something we are truly proud of. Years ago, our first move took us from a 1,800 square foot location to our current 5,000 square foot facility. We did this in 2012, investing over $20 million at a time when the economy was not particularly strong and the dollar was unstable," explained Garth Walker, Chairman.
Walker described the new facility as a "monumental and considerable investment", noting too that the expansion was a show of confidence in the economy.
Maintaining a staff complement of just over 25 persons since 2017, Adam and Eve prides itself on being the premier provider of spa services locally, providing an authentic Jamaican experience for its clients.
“Most professional spas in Jamaica do the same traditional treatments differently, whether it is technique, places or even timing. We are innovators and trendsetters as we were the first local spa to introduce the infamous Rainforest Room, we’re recognised not only for our innovation but out training and have maintained that tradition throughout the 11 years” shared Kimisha Walker, Managing Director
The global spa market is forecasted to rise to a compound annual growth rate (CACR) of 5.66 per cent by 2021. With the US the largest spa market with over 21,000 facilities, Jamaica leads the English speaking Caribbean - but a lack of regulation impedes further growth.
“The spa industry is highly fragmented and unregulated, having been in the business for years, we have realised that we had to navigate through the lack of standardisation. There is still no proper regulatory body that ensures that a certain standard is maintained across all aspects of the industry to call yourself a Spa, as the term is used very loosely.
"We believe a lot more needs to be done by the hospitality sector to educate both owners and customers about what the hospitality is really made up of and inevitably legislate the industry," explained Kimisha.