STAMFORD, CT - Oct. 11, 2011- Red Door Spas, the leading North American day spa operator and globally recognized spa brand, announced today the appointment of Jeff Kohl as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As the company looks to continue to innovate and expand, Jeff brings extensive expertise in spa business management, marketing, retailing, and operations. In his new role, Jeff will direct all Red Door Spa operations globally, including strategic partnership development and management of the company's 31 full-service spa and salon properties and 1,500+ spa associates. Jeff will report directly to Todd Walter, CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings.
With over 23 years of operating leadership in the spa and hospitality industries, Jeff comes to Red Door with a global relationship network that will support Red Door Spas' domestic and international expansion plans. Prior to joining Red Door Spas, Jeff was Director of Global Hospitality Sales for Precor Incorporated, where he served as the primary relationship manager for multiple hospitality companies and real estate developers worldwide. Throughout his career, Jeff has held senior-level positions in the luxury spa industry, including: Spa Director, The Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, in Sonoma, California; Spa Director, The PGA National Resort & Spa, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Director, Spa Operations for Princess Cruises, overseeing spa operations, leading a global staff of 1,200 associates, and developing marketing programs to increase revenue and profitability; and Manager, Spa and Fitness for The Disney Institute and Disney Cruise Lines where he successfully launched their spa business.
Jeff currently serves as a Director of the International Spa Association (ISPA) and President of the ISPA Foundation. For the past 15 years, Jeff has been actively involved with ISPA, holding various roles including Director, Chairman, and Treasurer. In addition, Jeff has led ISPA's international restructuring and membership enrichment plans.
"We are thrilled to have Jeff join the Red Door team and look forward to benefitting from his unique expertise and the breadth of knowledge, contacts, and achievements that he brings to our company's growing business," said Todd Walter, CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings. "We have a stellar senior management team in place and will continue to focus on what makes Red Door Spas best in class. Red Door Spas is recognized around the world for innovative and luxurious spa and salon services, advanced levels of technical expertise, and consistently delivering impeccable guest service, at all of our freestanding day spas, as well as our resort and hotel spa properties."
Red Door Spas
With its renowned beauty expertise based on the fundamental elements of day spa pioneer Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spas operates 31 day and resort spas nationwide. Committed to enhancing the lives of its guests through beauty, harmony, and well-being, and to providing pioneering techniques, quality treatments, and advanced services, Red Door Spas will continue to expand, innovate, and remain the leader in the day spa industry for years to come.
Red Door Spa Holdings
Red Door Spa Holdings is a privately-held company backed by North Castle Partners, a private-equity firm specializing in investments in the healthy living and aging sector. Red Door Spa Holdings owns and operates spas and licenses trademarks from the publicly-traded global prestige beauty products company, Elizabeth Arden Inc., and is a separate corporate entity.
Red Door Spa Holdings currently owns and operates 50 full-service salons and day spas across the United States. This includes 31 Red Door Spas in freestanding locations and upscale resort and hotel properties, 18 Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas, and one prototype location of the newest division, Simply Face & Body, in Ramsey, NJ.