Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the nation’s leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, announced the signing of four new franchise development agreements that will expand the brand’s footprint in key Southeast states.
As part of this expansion, the company plans to open new spas in key markets throughout Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina over the next year, including Savannah, Orlando, Tampa, and Raleigh. Hand & Stone continues to see a surge in franchise development, aided in no small part by the brand’s phenomenal success in 2021. It more than doubled year-over-year signings from 2020 and opened 24 new locations across the country, including nine new spas in the Southeast region.
Over the last several years, Hand & Stone’s compounding success has cemented the brand’s position as an industry-leading force in the spa and franchise segments. The Southeast, particularly Georgia, has rapidly developed into a high-growth market. John Teza, CEO of Hand & Stone, is ecstatic to accelerate development with their exceptional franchisees throughout the region.
Hand & Stone Southeast Franchise Inclusion
- Tara McLain, an established multi-unit franchisee who currently owns and operates four Hand & Stone locations throughout Florida, has signed on to develop a new spa in Savannah, expanding her rapidly growing portfolio into the state of Georgia. McLain, who opened her first Hand & Stone franchise location in 2012, plans to bring the luxury spa concept to Savannah in early 2023.
- Existing franchisees Ron and Stephanie Urton will expand their operations in Central Florida and open a new spa in the greater Orlando DMA’s The Villages North neighborhood. The couple recently opened a second successful location in The Villages in 2019.
- Mark and Valerie Gallarelli, a husband and wife team, have committed to bringing Hand & Stone to Spring Hill, expanding the brand’s footprint in the Tampa Bay Area and joining several other successful locations throughout Florida’s Suncoast.
- Daniel Hook, a first-time Hand & Stone franchisee, will join his wife Tiffany, an experienced Massage Therapist and Esthetician, in expanding the brand into North Carolina. They both bring a wealth of experience to their new Hand & Stone business from the spa, financial management, and sales industries.
Hand & Stone maintained its position as a leading massage and facial services concept and unique franchise system in 2021. Franchise Times named the brand one of the ten best franchises to buy in 2021 in the beauty and wellness category. Hand & Stone was also ranked #154 on the publication’s annual Top 400 list (previously Top 200+), an increase of six spots from the publication’s 2020 ranking. Hand & Stone was recently ranked #296 on Entrepreneur magazine’s highly competitive Franchise 500 list of the world’s leading franchise brands, confirming its position as a leading massage and spa services franchise.
Hand & Stone’s goal for 2022 is to double its new spa openings in North America, with 50 locations in the United States and five in Canada. The Southeast continues to be an attractive expansion market, with franchise opportunities available in key states such as Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, and Alabama. Hand & Stone is the massage and facial industry’s leader and fastest-growing spa franchise concept, with over 500 locations in 31 states and Canada. Visit www.handandstonefranchise.com for more information on franchise opportunities.
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