Health and wellness provider XpresSpa is opening two locations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), one of which will be its first foray into franchising.

The AUS XpresSpa franchise is being opened in partnership with Kevin Stutz – an experienced local health and wellness operator in the franchise industry – and the company says it is looking for additional franchise opportunities as a way to grow its global footprint.

“We are so pleased to have opened two spas in Austin, including our first franchise location, as these spas reflect our broader strategy to selectively expand the reach of the XpresSpa brand through a strategic approach to development,” says Doug Satzman, XpresSpa Group CEO. “While our growth focus for company-operated spas will remain weighted towards further penetration of existing, larger airports such as Atlanta, Philadelphia and Las Vegas, we believe there are also significant opportunities for franchisees interested in developing spas elsewhere.”