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Two Bunch Palms Celebrates 75-Year Anniversary

Commemorating its 75 anniversary, Two Bunch Palms (Desert Hot Springs, CA) is celebrating its continued commitment to bringing personal and planetary health. “It is an honor for my partners, our associates, and myself to be involved with the oldest operating hot springs spa resort in North America and to celebrate Two Bunch Palms’s anniversary as we work to ensure these waters flow and traditions continue for another 75 years,” says CEO Kevin Kelly. “This tremendous milestone speaks to the legacy and spirit of this unique hot mineral spring spa resort.” Last year, the 270-acre property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, which...

Washington Spa Alliance Marks Fifth Annual Symposium

The Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an Annual Symposium, taking place at the National Press Club (Washington) on March 17. It will serve as the first national gathering of representatives from the nation’s regional spa associations, and will feature engaged discussions of current and upcoming policy issues that impact wellbeing, among similar topics of interest to members. On March 18, members of WSPA and the regional organizations represented will visit congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to address how the spa industry can support the nation’s overall move to a healthier lifestyle. Reservations are being accepted...

Glenmere Mansion Appoints New Spa Director

Glenmere Mansion (Chester, NY) appointed Loretta Taylor as spa director for The Spa at Glenmere Mansion. She joins Glenmere with years of experience in the hospitality and spa industry. Prior to joining The Spa at Glenmere Mansion, Taylor was director of spa operations at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Verona, NY), where she headed the wellness program for two award-winning spas and a fitness club. The Spa was also the recipient of the Spa Finder's Readers Choice Award for five consecutive years. Additionally, she was spa director and general manager at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino (Norwich, CT)...

St Julien Hotel & Spa Appoints Linda Lynge as Spa Director

St Julien Hotel & Spa (Boulder, CO) has appointed Linda Lynge spa director of the Spa at St Julien . Lynge brings years of experience managing spa facilities for leading hospitality brands across the country. “I have always had an interest in Spa at St Julien,” says Lynge. “I have watched St Julien Hotel & Spa blossom over the years, and I am proud and honored to be a part of its successful team of professionals. It is truly a dream come true.” She joins the spa with experience overseeing management, design, and operations of luxury spas throughout Colorado and...

Massage Envy Spa Opens 1000th Clinic

Massage therapy franchise Massage Envy Spa announced its substantial growth in 2014 highlighted by $1 billion earned in system-wide sales . Last year, the company opened 112 clinics across the country, including its 1,000th location in Exton, Pennsylvania. The brand also expanded into West Virginia, which marked its entrance into its 49th state, and opened three locations in New York City. “We are incredibly thrilled with the progression of the Massage Envy Spa brand in 2014,” says chief operating officer Joe Luongo. “Our accomplishments last year, including our 1,000th location opening milestone, have given us momentum to keep up the...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Amanda Roman Al-Masri Global Director of Spa Development and Operations

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has appointed Amanda Roman Al-Masri as global director of spa development and operations. Previously, Al-Masri was project director of Resense Spas , director of operations for Resense projects at spa consultancy Raison d’Etre, task force spa manager at the Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras (Slovakia), and task force spa director at Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel (California). She brings years of experience in spa operations combined with experience creating and overseeing spa brands in markets across the globe. Al-Masri began her career in New York City, working in large-scale event management and marketing...

Tracey Sameyah Joins Lancer Skincare as CEO

Lancer Skincare has appointed Tracey Sameyah as chief executive officer. Reporting directly to founder and visionary Harold A. Lancer M.D., Sameyah will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure profitable growth. She will also manage all aspects of the multichannel business encompassing retail, wholesale, and e-commerce, as well as be involved in expanding and building the company’s channels of distribution. She has previously held positions at Dermalogica as U.S. general manager and Murad as president of Murad Inclusive Health division. "The Lancer Skincare brand is poised for tremendous growth globally,” says Sameyah. “The intention is to build upon the...

La Lumière Hires New Chief Revenue Officer

Start-up skincare company La Lumière , creator of the illuMask, a wearable light therapy mask, appointed Marina Randolph as chief revenue officer. Randolph was formerly the executive vice president of direct to consumer marketing overseeing integrated direct response TV campaigns at Murad. Specializing in acquiring and maximizing existing customer relationships, Randolph will work closely with Jim Geikie, new chief marketing officer and senior vice president of retail sales for La Lumière and former vice president of global marketing for Burt’s Bees . “Marina has an incredibly impressive background in the beauty and direct to consumer industry, and her unique experience...

Dermalogica Expands Educational Platform

Dermalogica has added Expert Plus, a higher tier to its Expert Program, an education ranking system for skin therapists. “Our Expert Plus Program demonstrates that our brand’s core concepts are not only good for skin—they’re good for business, as well,” says Heather Hickman, director of U.S. education. “Today’s competitive field requires greater desire, greater excellence, and greater performance, and that is what these Experts are all about. And there is no one better to inspire and empower our tribe than these top performers in the skincare profession.” Developed to create technical skills and help increase business profitability, the program is...

Completely Bare Rebrands as Spruce & Bond

Completely Bare, a New York-based waxing and laser hair removal spa, has rebranded as Spruce & Bond . “We are tremendously excited about the future of the brand,” says CEO Justin Joffe. “Everyone involved with the company is extremely passionate about their role in evolving the brand and invested in our new direction. We are continually pushing ourselves to deliver the best possible experience for our customers and are focused on meaningful innovation.” In addition, the brand has refined its treatment offerings to focus solely on hair removal, including waxing, laser hair removal, and eyebrows. Other changes include an enhanced...

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