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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. Grant Dipman Mark Bauer William Margaritis Sean Clancy ● Previously with the The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, Grant Dipman is appointed General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. ● William Margaritis is the new Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Hilton Worldwide in McLean, Virginia. ● Alison Abbott is named Director of Spa at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, California. ● Mark Bauer is named General Manager at One Ocean Resort Hotel and Spa, located in Atlantic Beach, Florida. ● Located in Coronado, California, Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort has appointed Sean Clancy as Managing Director. ● Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., located in Stamford, Connecticut, has promoted Mark Vondrasek to Senior Vice President of Commercial Services. ● Jon Vesper, a 30-year veteran of the golf industry, is now the Director of Golf at Silverado Resort & Spa located in Napa, California. Alison Abbott Mark Vondrasek Jon Vesper GIVING BACK 1. Based at Scottsdale, Arizona, Massage Envy Franchising, LLC is helping students pursue careers in massage therapy through professional education. The company partnered with Beauty Changes Lives Foundation to provide a scholarship grant worth US$1,500 each to six deserving students. Each of the student’s school also received a US$500 award to invest in its massage therapy program. 1 2 2. Montage Kapalua Bay, located in Lahaina, Hawaii, is a sponsor for the Play for P.I.N.K. Kapalua Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament, taking place the weekend of October 9 – 12. A portion of the property’s proceeds during the event period will go toward breast cancer research. Participants in the tourna- 3 ment will have the opportunity to take advantage of special tennis, golf, spa and dining experiences. 3. Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, jane iredale—THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP has released a Breast Cancer Awareness product. All profits from its new Smell the Roses Hydration Spray will go toward the fight against breast cancer via Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national education and support organization for those affected by the disease. 4. GrandeLASH-MD, based in White Plains, New York, is donating 20 percent of the sales of its GrandeBCAbag in the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., which helps to provide mammograms for women in need. 20 PULSE ■ October 2015 4