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Spa Ceylon opens 90th store in Moscow

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Spa Ceylon store at Evropeisky mall, Moscow Russia

Spa Ceylon Co-founder, Shalin Balasuriya

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest Ayurveda Wellness chain, 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. 

Founders Shiwantha Dias & Shalin Balasuriya at the opening of Spa Ceylon Moscow , Russia

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 & to have around 10 branded stores in operation by end 2020, at locations earmarked across Moscow & major Russian cities such as St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny, Novgorod & 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 Dias.  

Speaking to media at the opening, co-founder and director Shalin Balasuriya explained: “The continued growth of the international wellness market to over $ 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 & consumers that reviewed the range & am delighted by their overall response to Spa Ceylon, from packaging to product quality & 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 7 international new locations, including openings in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sochi, Russia, Nagoya, Japan, Bambalapitiya, Sri Lanka, Shangri-La, Hambantota & now Moscow, Russia. Their immediate next five store openings are scheduled to be in Osaka, Japan, Malé, the Maldives, 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 & Leaders Awards 2018, with the brand’s co-founders Shiwantha Dias & 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 & multiple global category wins at the World Luxury Spa Awards over the past 4 years.


Busy Shoppers at the Spa Ceylon store in Moscow, Russia

Busy Shoppers at the Spa Ceylon store in Moscow

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