Luxury Miami hotel 1 Hotel South Beach has announced Alena Stavnjak as director of spa. In her new role, Stavnjak will oversee The Bamford Haybarn Spa, which is a 18,000-square-foot luxury spa, wellness, and fitness center slated to open in December 2016. The new spa will offer a variety of fitness class options along with individually crafted treatments using pure botanical products made from natural and organic ingredients and specifically formulated for the Haybarn spas. “I am thrilled to be representing both brands that value the natural way of life and are all about simple pleasures of quality while providing exceptional luxury service,” says Stavnjak.
Prior to joining 1 Hotels, Stavnjak served as the cofounder of the Caribbean Spa Association, which is dedicated to connecting the Caribbean spa industry to the international community by providing invaluable research, marketing, educational, and networking opportunities. She also held the role of executive director of spa and wellness at The Spa at Viceroy Miami, director of spa and retail at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and executive director of spa for the Edition Hotels. She has served as membership committee member for the International Spa Association (ISPA) and advisory board director for the Florida Spa Association.