CIVANA Carefree, the next generation wellness brand which recently launched in March of this year at the former Carefree Inn, continues to grow its next generation wellness executive team with the most recent addition of Justin Cline Macy, former executive Chef of Miraval and co-author of Sweet & Savory Cooking and contributing author of Mindful Eating.
With more than 15 years of culinary experience training under the guidance of legendary spa cuisine innovators Chef Cary Neff, Bill Wavrin and Chad Luethje, Macy’s work has been recognized with several accolades and awards from the industry and longtime guests of Miraval. Justin has also been a repeat guest chef on major networks and featured in several food and spa publications.
The celebrated chef loves experimenting with various food presentations and ingredient combinations to create delicious healthy dishes, which will complement the current offerings at the resort. He describes his cooking style as a fusion of various culinary flavors from different countries. A favorite creation of his is a wasabi potato cake with pan-seared duck breast topped with a cranberry Cajun barbecue sauce.
CIVANA focuses on its four wellness pillars – Healthy Cuisine, Movement & Fitness, Spa’s Healing Arts, and human Discovery & Enrichment. Delivering on that experience is an all-star hospitality wellness team led by former Canyon Ranch General Manager, Kyle Treat. Heading up the wellness division is seasoned spa & wellness professional Sharon Ogawa-Otaguro, from Golden Door and Grand Wailea. “We’re so glad to have Kyle, Sharon and Justin with us to infuse even more vitality into the next generation wellness company that connects individual wellbeing to planetary health. CIVANA understands health and wellness is one interconnected system, or what we refer to as Wellness through Oneness”, says CIVANA CEO Kevin M. Kelly.
About CIVANA Carefree
CIVANA Carefree (formerly the Carefree Resort & Conference Center) is the inaugural property in the portfolio of CIVANA, a hospitality and real estate company grounded in sustainable wellness. CIVANA Carefree began its physical transformation in August of 2017 with a multi-phase, multi-million-dollar renovation that included guest rooms, public space and the conversion of conference space to wellness programming space and facilities which debuted on March 6, 2018. Inviting all who seek the journey to enjoy the four pillars of wellness – Healthy Cuisine, Movement & Fitness, Spa’s Healing Arts, and Discovery/Enrichment, the 184-room CIVANA Carefree located in the Greater Scottsdale, Arizona area, about 45 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
About CIVANA, LLC
CIVANA, LLC is a hospitality and real estate company founded in 2017, led by one of the country’s first master-plan sustainable developers, and former President of Canyon Ranch and previous co-owner of the Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, Kevin Kelly – CIVANA’s Chairman and CEO. CIVANA has built a platform to tether wellness programming, sustainable design and hotel asset/property management to bring a more attainable wellness experience to a larger target market, designed for today’s sophisticated traveler of all ages. The company owners originated the sustainable wellness position by connecting individual wellbeing to the continuum of community and planetary health – “Wellness through Oneness.”