Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa has appointed Grant Bruce as spa director of Life in Balance Spa. With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, Bruce is responsible for overseeing all spa operations and leading initiatives. Most recently, he spent more than three years in director roles at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, where he achieved Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond status for the spa and fitness operations. He has also served as the executive director for WTS International, a spa consulting and spa management firm. “Grant lives by the Miraval philosophy and will play a key role in delivering memorable moments with a real human touch, extending his role past that of a traditional spa director,” says Scott Delacio, chief executive officer at KSL Resorts, a full-service hotel management company that owns and manages Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa. “Our commitment is to help guests achieve balance with the most innovative spa services in the world. Grant’s formidable background furthers that commitment.” Additionally, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa also hired Laura McIver as vice president and general manager. McIver brings 24 years of hospitality operation and management experience to her new role. She is responsible for leading the Miraval team of specialists to continue advancing the resort. “Laura’s leadership roles and extensive experience in the hospitality industry, specifically with opening and managing some of the top luxury resort, spa, and boutique hotels in the country, gives her an operational edge,” says Delacio. “Not only has she proven she can run a great business, but one that also looks beyond the bottom line to maintain its special place status in guests lives.” Prior to her new role at Miraval, McIver served as the general manager of Belmond El Encanto Hotel (Santa Barbara, CA). Previously, she served in directorial and managerial roles as general manager of Canary Hotel Santa Barbara (CA), resident manager of Hotel Casa Del Mar (Santa Monica, CA), and corporate director of food and beverage at Shutters on the Beach (Santa Monica, CA). In addition, McIver also holds positions with the Dream Foundation and American Heart Association.
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