How Do I Know If I Need a Consultant?

Each project and company has its own set of needs, challenges, goals and available resources. Common situations which
warrants hiring a spa consultant include:

  • Your company lacks the specific knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions and solve problems
  • Current and previous efforts to have not produced the desired results
  • Your company continues to face the same set of issues and/or challenges to growth and success, without gaining any ground
  • Your company lacks the time or staff resources to dedicate to the project or challenge
  • An independent opinion is needed to either confirm a decision or to provide alternatives

Some of the Common Pitfalls Spa Owners and Developers Fail into Include:

  • Not performing adequate research and market feasibility to guide the development process and the financial commitment
  • Assuming that the architect or designer are fully capable and qualified to develop an operationally workable and market-appropriate spa design and business model
  • Relying on a person who has familiarity with only a handful of spa facilities or concepts, but lacks a sufficient base of
    knowledge from which to develop a spa on their own, without actual operational or development experience
  • Ill-conceived and unrealistic financial projections
  • Hiring a spa consultant after initial plans have been developed & submitted to planning authorities
  • Hiring a spa consultant that does not disclose kickbacks from recommended equipment or products

When a company decides to build a new spa, or to renovate or optimize operations in an existing one, it is important to utilize
expert development resources to ensure the best result. It’s far easier and ultimately faster to engage a spa consultant
with the necessary experience, tools, and ability than to follow a shoestring approach which ultimately may jeopardize the
success of the entire project through serious errors made in critical planning areas.