Whiteface Lodge names new Spa Director

Lake Placid, NY (September 27, 2010) - The Whiteface Lodge has named Jamie Costa, a native of Lake Placid, as its new Spa Director. Ms. Costa will oversee all operations and management of the award-winning 5,800-square-foot sanctuary, conveniently located in the Lodge's main building


Prior to her new position at the Whiteface Lodge, Ms. Costa served as a spa supervisor at the nearby Mirror Lake Inn where her responsibilities included overseeing marketing, promotions and advertising, as well as managing budgets, supervising spa product inventory and implementing employee training programs. In her ten years at the Mirror Lake Inn Spa, Ms. Costa was also responsible for creating and staging an ongoing series of spa-oriented events for guests and brides. Previously, she held the position of wedding coordinator at the Mirror Lake Inn.


'Jamie brings an impressive range of experience as well as a keen understanding of the spa industry overall. In fact, it's clear that she has an intuitive talent for the spa business and we're delighted to have her on board,' said Phil Anderson, General Manger, The Whiteface Lodge. 'We are revising some of the spa's programs and services to better serve our owners and guests and Jamie will lead this initiative, supported by a team of talented professionals.'


Among its many accolades, the Whiteface Lodge's Spa was ranked number 95 on Conde Nast Traveler's list of 'The Top 240 Spas in North America, Hawaii, Central America and the Caribbean.'  In 2009, one of the spa's treatments was named in a list of the 'World's Top Ten Facials' developed by Departures Magazine, and Trip Advisor.com listed the Lodge as one of the 'Top 10 Spa Destinations.'


'We're proud of the achievements that our Spa has secured since it first opened in 2007,' continued Mr. Anderson. 'Our vision for evolving to the next level includes tailoring our treatments and services to reflect the one-of-a-kind Adirondack experience, such as a golfer's shoulder massage, a skier's foot soak and/or a hiker's back rub. We'll be revising our spa menu with plans to introduce a new one before the end of the year.'


 The Whiteface Lodge is managed by Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management and asset management company specializing in luxury and upscale urban hotels and complex resorts. Additionally, the Lodge is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. For information, please call 1-800-903-4045, visit www.TheWhitefaceLodge.com, follow us on Twitter @TheWFL or become a friend on Facebook.