Gloria Ah Sam

Gloria Ah Sam

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa


How did you end up in the industry? I started in the beauty industry with Clinique, Chanel and Frederick Fekai. I opened the first Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa in the state of Hawaii and that shifted my focus to a more wellness focus.

If you are not working…what are you doing? Walking the beach or trail. Spending time with my husband, dog Roxy and family.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? Wild-the book

Favorite vacation taken? Hawaii…always Hawaii.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Something connected to wellness and/or hospitality.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 31,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 25

What new treatments have you added recently? Somadome meditation sessions and Warm Himalayan Salt Stone Massage.

What is your signature treatment? The Kuyam