Pulse January / February 2016 - Page 24

MEMBER NEWS B Y TA R A S A L A H E L D I N A N D S A R A H H A R M O N THE SPA SHIFT Announcements marking spa industry players on the move. Verna Lasvigne-Fox James Riley Andrea Foster Todd Shaw Robert Vance Katherine Blake Jessica Wadley ● Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has appointed Verna Lasvigne-Fox as its new Senior Spa Director. ● Todd Shaw is the new Director of Spa, Fitness, Tennis and Wellness at La Quinta Resort & Club in California. ● Edouard Ettedgui is stepping down from his role as Group Chief Executive with Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, but will remain as a non-executive director until end of March. James Riley is taking over Ettedgui’s role as Group Chief Executive. ● The Well & Being Spa at The Fairmont Princess, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has welcomed Robert Vance to its team as its new Managing Director. ● Katherine Blake, former ISPA employee, is the new Spa Operations Supervisor at Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C. ● Jessica Wadley is now the Vice President US Business Development Spa/Massage at Oakworks, Inc. based in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. ● Marcus Hotels & Resorts, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has named Andrea Foster its new Senior Vice President, Development. GIVING BACK 1. Starwood Associate Relief Fund (SARF) celebrates a decade of giving. Stamford, Connecticut’s Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. created SARF, a nonprofit, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Since its official launch in the spring of 2006, it has granted over US$4 million to 3,350 associates at owned, managed and franchised properties across the world. 2. Makes Scents Natural Spa Line, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, held its second annual drive for the local homeless women and children. All donations were given to the Clare House, which offers help and assistance to women and children who find themselves homeless as a result of 2 abusive relationships, addiction or loss of employment. OPEN FOR BUSINESS Naturopathica has opened Naturopathica Chelsea Healing Arts Center & Spa in New York City. Offering a 360-degree approach to wellness, Naturopathica Chelsea offers on-site treatments complemented by at-home remedies and rituals. Guests can choose from a wide array of experiences, including herbal massage treatments, holistic facial treatments, beauty products and a Sensory & Meditation Lounge. The center comes with six treatment rooms, a Vitality Bar and a unique Remedy Bar, which offers an herbal dispensary of teas, herbs, tinctures and essential oils. 22 PULSE ■ January/February 2016 1