ISM Spa Announces Spa Openings and Sanitation Guidelines

The U.S.-based spa management company launches world-class spas featuring customized wellness journeys and detailed COVID-19 safety measures. Photo credit: Poseidon Spa at Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

ISM Spa, a leading women-owned spa management company led by CEO and cofounder Ilana Alberico and chief creative officer and cofounder, Christina Stratton, announced a path to healthy spa operations with re-openings in its current properties as well as new openings. New spa openings this summer include Poseidon Spa at JW Marriott at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, GA, and Poseidon Spa - Grand Bohemian Charlotte. R+R Wellness at the Grand Hyatt Nashville is scheduled to open Oct. 1. "Like all spas, we experienced layoffs and closures at the beginning of the outbreak of the pandemic," says Alberico. "Once we got the state-mandated go-ahead to re-open, our goal was to continue with our plans for opening our new spas, while getting out current properties and staff up to speed on our new ISM COVID-19 protocols that follow current CDC/WHO guidelines. We are blessed to work with so many wonderful developers and owners who trust us to operate their spa business."

The new COVID-19 safety and sanitation guidelines include online booking; contactless check-in and check-out; staggered scheduling; handwashing and temperature checks of all employees; thorough sanitation and disinfecting of treatment rooms between clients; and all team members will wear PPE, including face masks, face shields, and gloves when appropriate.

ISM Spa Partners summer re-openings include the Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA (July 2), Poseidon Spa - Casa Monica, St. Augustine, FL (July 15), The Spa at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC (August 1), Poseidon Spa - Grand Bohemian, Asheville, NC (August 1), Poseidon Spa - Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (August 15). Poseidon Spa - Grand Bohemian, Orlando, FL and Cypress Spa - Marriott's Cypress Harbour Resort, Orlando, FL, have a scheduled opening of September. Privai Wellness & Spa at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is scheduled to re-open this fall.

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