O2 Spa, Asia’s largest day spa chain and India’s first organized day spa chain has announced its acquisition with Zazen Spa. This acquisition comes at the heels of O2 Spa’s recent announcement of aggressive expansion plans to cement its position as the leader in the industry by investing USD 15 million in order to enable growth to 150 outlets across 30 cities from their current presence of 60 centers in 17 cities.
With this acquisition, a total of 18 outlets will become a part of O2 Spa and would be known as Zazen Spa from the house of O2 Spa. These outlets would be present in hotels, resorts and standalone formats. All the therapists from Zazen Spa have undergone a rigorous training of the service standards and customer experience at O2 Skills, the in-house training facility of O2 Spa and Asia’s largest skill development center based in Telangana.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Ritesh Mastipuram, Founder and Managing Director – O2 Spa said, “O2 Spa has always been at the forefront of driving the shift towards making the wellness industry organized. This shift has become even more critical as the Indian consumer is slowly but surely waking up to the concept of wellness and spa. This acquisition of Zazen Spa gives us a wide reach to our current and prospective clients in prime locations in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune and is a progression for O2 Spa to deliver on our vision to bring wellness as close as possible to the customer”
Industry report (PWC report) pegs the Indian wellness industry to cross $15 Billion in 2016, growing at the rate of 15% CAGR. Acquiring Zazen Spa facilitates O2 Spa to continue to capture the opportunity available in the estimated $200 million Indian Spa Industry which is expected to grow at 25% annually.
Mr. Darshan Rawal, Director, Zazen Spa said, “We are extremely pleased to merge in with O2 Spa that will play a front-end role in upping our offerings and thus be able to continue to bring best of services to our current and prospective clients”
O2 Spa, recently announced an investment of USD 15 Million. The expansion plans include addition of about 30 outlets in Tier 1 and 60 outlets in Tier 2 cities in India and more than 50 outlets abroad. O2 Spa is the only player that operates in 5 different formats that include Airports, Malls, Luxury hotels, Standalone Properties and Luxury Trains (railways).