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MEMbEr NEWs b y ta r a s a l a H E l d i N a N d K E l l y H E i t z tHE sPa sHift ● Hutchinson consulting has announced that Kristine Huffman, carol Stratford and Michael G. Tompkins will take over the reins of the company as partners. ● corinthia Hotels has appointed Rachel Begbie as director of Learning, development and Wellbeing, as part of a strategy to improve retention and staff happiness. ● acqualina spa by EsPa in Miami, Florida, has appointed catherine davalle as Spa director. ● Robert vance has been named director, sensei retreats lana’i for Sensei Holdings in Hawaii. ● Sharilyn Abbajay is the new chief operating officer for Mattison avenue salon spa suites in dallas, Texas. ● technogym has named Todd Shaw U.S. national Manager, country club. ● Jim Root is now the General Manager at Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona. ● Elements Massage has appointed Eric Stephenson as its first-ever chief Wellness officer. oPEN for busiNEss the Miraval arizona resort & spa in Tucson, Arizona, has unveiled the Retreat, 22 private suites built on the westernmost stretch of the property and designed by Los Angeles-based practice SFA design. Ranging from 600 to 3,120 square feet, the Retreat will span four configurations— one-bedroom Reflection rooms, two-bedroom Unity rooms, three-bedroom Gratitude rooms, and Solace studio suites. In addition to wellness amenities, each suite will feature freestanding soaking tubs, indoor-outdoor showers, and private patios complete with a hot tub and firepit. carol stratford, Michael g. tompkins and Kristine Huffman rachel begbie catherine davalle robert vance todd shaw Jim root Eric stephenson include: nani Kōkī (Supremely Beautiful) Pure Luxury Facial ($350), Super Quench Rescue Facial for sun repair ($235), and the nani Kōkī Head-to-Toe Ritual ($460), which is ultra- nourishing, aromatic and revitalizing. brilliaNt idEa NEW oN tHE MENu Hāwanawana spa at four seasons resort lāna’i announces the debut of a selection of new treatments created in partnership with KyPRIS, a line of holistic, high-performance skin care. The debut marks the introduction of KyPRIS to the line to the Islands of Hawai’i. The new signature treatments 22 PULSE ■ March/April 2018 sharilyn abbajay Hilton Worldwide will begin rolling out their new connected Room technology to various properties throughout 2018. Guests will be able to control their room’s thermostat, television and other amenities via their mobile phones. The goal is to enable Hilton guests to use its mobile app to set their room prefer- ences, which hotels can automatically apply to individual rooms when guests check in. These preferences will travel with the guest as they check in to any Hilton brand hotel around the world.