Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Phoenix) has appointed Leslie Johnson the resort’s new spa director. “Leslie comes to the Arizona Biltmore with an impressive background developing spa concepts, programs, and facilities at leading resorts nationwide,” says David Kirken, general manager. “We look forward to her drawing upon this experience to introduce exciting new ideas and enhancements at our spa.” Johnson has years of experience as a spa consultant, handling a variety of projects for top resorts including: La Quinta Resort and Club (CA), The Cloister Spa at Sea Island (CA), and The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA). As program director for Miraval, Life and Balance, she oversaw lifestyle programming, fitness, and the Spa, as well. Other experience includes general manager for The Tree of Life Rejuvenation (Patagonia, AZ), and director of wellness for the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort (Tucson, AZ). In addition, she recently presented an educational session on Spa Menu Development for the International Spa Association Convention in 2013. She has been an advocate of sustainability for the past 30 years and currently serves on the Personal Care Committee for the Green Spa Network.
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