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Spa Ceylon opens 90th store in Moscow

Spa Ceylon reached their landmark 90th international location with the opening of their exclusive Wellness Boutique at the prestigious Evropeiskiy Shopping Mall located in the heart of the Russian Capital, Moscow. This follows the successful opening of the brand’s first Russian store in the resort city of Sochi earlier this year.

Speaking to media in Moscow, Spa Ceylon Managing Director Shiwantha Dias stated that this prestigious opening was a significant milestone for the brand. “We plan to expand rapidly in Russia and to have around 10 branded stores in operation by end 2020, at locations earmarked across Moscow and major Russian cities such as St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny, Novgorod and Kazan. We have also commenced online retailing via multiple digital channels in the country, very successfully catering also to the growing Russian demand for M-commerce” said Shiwantha.

Speaking to media at the opening, co-founder director Shalin Balasuriya explained “The continued growth of the international wellness market to over US$ 4.2 trillion signals a strong shift in consumer preferences towards wellness. Spa Ceylon occupies a unique lifestyle space where personal care meets wellness. Given its brand attributes of high-performance authentic formulations, Ayurveda origins, environmental activism and ethical sourcing, it will continue to resonate with the modern consumer to drive further growth. I have spent the past few days in Moscow meeting industry professionals, media and consumers that reviewed the range and am delighted by their overall response to Spa Ceylon, from packaging to product quality and functionality, giving us confidence that the store roll-out in Russia will be a great success.”

Spa Ceylon’s rapid international growth continues in 2019 with the first quarter of the year seeing the addition of seven international new locations, including openings in Galle Fort Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Sochi Russia, Nagoya Japan, Bambalapitiya Sri Lanka, Shangri-La Hambantota and now Moscow Russia. Their immediate next five store openings are scheduled to be in Osaka Japan, Malé in the Maldivian capital and a second store in Sofia Bulgaria. Whilst a host of other new European openings are also being finalised across Europe, the brand envisages the opening of their landmark 100th store at a premium location in Western Europe.

Firmly entrenched in the global wellness market, Spa Ceylon was awarded the prestigious Asia’s Greatest Brands status, at the Asia’s Greatest Brands and Leaders Awards 2018, with the brand’s co-founders Shiwantha Dias and Shalin Balasuriya being honoured with Asia’s Greatest Business Leaders 2018 Awards.

The brand’s multi award winning product range was also adjudged the Best New Skincare Range 2018 for their Virgin Coconut Skin Care Range at UK’s DFNI Magazine Duty Free Selections. Their luxury Ayurveda spa service offering has also brought them international acclaim through more than 10 awards and multiple global category wins at the World Luxury Spa Awards over the past four years. 

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