Rachel Stacy of Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach | Mover & Shaker

Rachel Stacy

Rachel Stacy

Director of Spa Operations

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: ETC Hotels- Shutters on The Beach/Hotel Casa Del Mar

Website: www.etchotels.com

How did you end up in the industry? Fell in love 14 years ago as part time spa receptionist

If you are not working…what are you doing? playing with my 3 year old daughter

Favorite vacation taken? New Jersey Shore in the summer with family

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Teaching

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

How many treatment rooms do you have? 14

What new treatments have you added recently? Oxygen, Kerstin Florian and hair soon

What is your signature treatment? Kerstin Florian Hammam

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15%

 

Linda Higgs from The Spa at Shula’s | Mover & Shaker

Linda Higgs

Linda Higgs

The Spa at Shula's

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: The Spa at Shula’s

Website: spashula.com

How did you end up in the industry? I was the Director of Sales at the Hotel. The Spa Director position came available in our new spa and I was immediately interested. Such an interesting industry and a great lifestyle for wellness, health and beauty.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I enjoy many forms of exercise including weight training, cycling and running. I also love to cook, dine out, decorate, enjoy the Florida Beaches, travel and all visual arts.

Favorite vacation taken? Always enjoy the California Wine Country

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I will always be in the spa field. I have found my passion!

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Day Spa (no hair services)

Total square footage of your facility? 3,100

How many treatment rooms do you have? 7

What new treatments have you added recently? Eminence Triple Peel Facial and the Aveda Beautifying Massage

What is your signature treatment? Tropical Skin Ritual

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 30%

Anything else you would like to share? As Vice-Chair of the Florida Spa Association I have immersed myself in being a part of the development of the Florida Spa Industry, a role I truly enjoy!

 

Christina Cabrera of The Spa at Westin Mission Hills | Mover & Shaker

Christina Cabrera

Christina Cabrera

The Spa at Westin Missions Hills

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: The Spa at Westin Mission Hills

Website: www.spaatmissionhills.com

How did you end up in the industry? I started my career in the hospitality industry working at the front desk and in accounting at a luxury resort. My mentor was a Spa Director and I was inspired by the health and wellness lifestyle the spa industry encompasses. I would spend time off frequenting various spas and experiencing new treatments. It was a natural transition to move in this direction for me.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband Oscar of 18 years and our two daughters Skylaire and Gabrielle. We enjoy hiking, day trips to the beach and frequent visits to Disneyland. We are active in our church and serving the community.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? I recently read Emotional Intelligence 2.0 which I found very inspiring. I also just picked up Andrea Wulfs’ The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.

Favorite vacation taken? My favorite vacation was with my family on a private beach kayaking and enjoying bon fires.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I would love to be a part of the wellness travel movement.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 14,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 14

What new treatments have you added recently? Hole in One Golf Massage: A ground-breaking deep body massage performed with two golf balls which become an extension of the therapist’s hands in order to reach the muscles and hard-to-reach areas. This massage is targeted to improve range of motion and flexibility, increase circulation, and relax sore muscles tailored to each client’s needs.

What is your signature treatment? Table Thai Massage: The Spa at Mission Hills version of Thai massage adapted to the table. Incorporates a series of gentle stretches and compressions releasing the tension in tight joints, increasing range of motion and enhances flexibility, allowing you to feel centered and energized. This experience is performed in light, comfortable clothing.

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15-20%

 

Shane Bird of Turning Stone Resort and Spa | Mover and Shaker

Shane Bird

Shane Bird

Director of Spa Operations for Skana and Ahsi spas at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Turning Stone Resort and Spa

Website: www.turningstone.com

How did you end up in the industry? I went through massage school in 1996 and shortly after started my own massage business. I was fortunate enough to meet Diane Trieste who was recruiting for a new spa at the Venetian with Canyon Ranch.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I am currently the Director of Spa Operations for Skana and Ahsi spas at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? Star Wars The Force Awakens!!

Favorite vacation taken? The family spent 2 weeks in Utah and had some great adventures in the Rockies.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Teaching. I enjoy teaching and I like being around the younger crowd.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 20,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 21

What new treatments have you added recently? the HydroPeptide body treatment

What is your signature treatment? Signature Sage Stone massage

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 10%

 

Kathy Van Ness of Golden Door | Mover & Shaker

Kathy Van Ness

Kathy Van Ness

Golden Door

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Golden Door

Website: goldendoor.com

How did you end up in the industry? Recruited from the fashion industry at the CEO level to manage the Golden Door and develop a new business model for the industry.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? The Art of Sleeping by Arianna Huffington

Favorite vacation taken? Iceland.. incredible

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Astronaut

You have had great success with our Sponsor Anatomie.  Can you tell us some of you thoughts?  Anatomie is the answer to a new way to build a wardrobe..a new way of dressing taking our guests who have active lifestyles to a chic polished look. Our consumer is well traveled and continues to travel and appreciates styling and technical stretch fabrics. In curating products for our luxury guests we see tremendous opportunity in taking their active lifestyle apparel back to a structured look. It is easy packing for our on go guest and easy wash.  Anatomie is creating a new niche for active wear and it is working

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Golden Door is a unique destination centered around a Japanese Inn type architecture for fitness, mindfulness and anti aging and beauty.

Total square footage of your facility? 600 acres

How many treatment rooms do you have? 12

What new treatments have you added recently? Between all of our offerings, inclusive programming, and privates g 100″s of classes and services.

What is your signature treatment? 4 Layer Facial!!!

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 20%

 

Criswell Abel of the Spa at Whitefish Lake | Mover & Shaker

Criswell Abel

Criswell Abel

Spa at Whitefish Lake

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Spa at Whitefish Lake

Website: www.lodgeatwhitefishlake.com/spa/

How did you end up in the industry? 15 years ago I fell in love with skin care after having my first facial…everything about the industry intrigued me, as it still does.

If you are not working…what are you doing? yoga, snow-shoeing with my two dogs, brainstorming about future ventures, traveling

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Favorite vacation taken? Kauai

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Rescuing animals or working in the medical field.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 2,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 6

What new treatments have you added recently? We have added the lines Naturopathica and Mio and accordingly are implementing an entirely new menu!

What is your signature treatment? Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 10%

Anything else you would like to share? The Lodge at Whitefish lake will be expanding in 2016 to include a downtown sister property with a spa on site as well.