Cornelia Zicu Joins Red Door Spas as Worldwide Chief Creative Officer

Cornelia Zicu, world-renowned luxury skin-care expert, whose clients include Hollywood stars and sophisticated socialites, has joined Red Door Spas as its worldwide Chief Creative Officer.

'Cornelia is an icon within the beauty industry, and her joining Red Door Spas completes our senior management team. Our goal is to re-establish Red Door Spas as the world's preeminent spa company by providing unparalleled customer service and professional expertise,' said Todd Walter, CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings. 'Cornelia brings to our organization a wealth of industry knowledge and an abundance of creative ideas to bolster our internal development in an ever-changing market.'

Cornelia added, 'Red Door Spas is a multi-generational, classic brand with a strong heritage and an ever-evolving commitment to excellence and innovation. We have a unique opportunity to infuse its legendary image with new creative vibrancy. Red Door Spas will continue to deliver a level of expertise that will secure its position as an industry leader for years to come.'

Cornelia is an international consultant and product development expert specializing in luxury spa and beauty treatments. Her career began at the Peninsula Hotel Spa in Manhattan, where she quickly became the favorite skin-care expert of the spa's most demanding clients. Prior to joining Red Door Spas, Cornelia's ventures included a spa on Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as several high-end beauty product lines.

As Chief Creative Officer, Cornelia will focus on creative development and implementation, ensuring uniformity in service and guest experience in every one of Red Door Spas' U.S. and international locations. 'Thirty-one spas and growing, a talented management team, and the vision to inspire a brand new generation -- this is what is compelling about Red Door Spas. Our advantage is clear,' added Cornelia.

Cornelia is famous for her extensive knowledge and innovative use of the most advanced and purest skin-enhancing ingredients in the world, as well as her unique treatment techniques.

'Cornelia will have an immediate impact both on Red Door Spas and the spa industry,' said Walter.

About Red Door Spa Holdings:
Red Door Spa Holdings is a privately-held company backed by North Castle Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the healthy living and aging sector. Red Door Spa Holdings licenses trademarks from the publicly-traded fragrance and cosmetics company, Elizabeth Arden Inc., and is a separate corporate entity.
Red Door Spa Holdings currently owns and operates 51 full-service salons and day spas across the United States, and one in London. This includes 31 Red Door Spas in freestanding locations and upscale resort and hotel properties, as well as 20 Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas.

Red Door Spas
With nearly 100 years of beauty expertise based on fundamental elements of day spa pioneer Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spas operates 30 day and resort spas nationwide, as well as one London location. Committed to enhancing the lives of its guests through beauty, harmony, and well-being, and to providing pioneering techniques, quality treatments, and advanced services, Red Door Spas will continue to expand, innovate, and remain the leader in the day spa industry for years to come.