The Lodge at Woodloch Taps Leslie Johnson as Spa Director - New $35-million Facility
to Open in Spring 2006
HAWLEY, PA December 16,
2005 Leslie Johnson has joined The
Lodge at Woodloch, a premier destination spa set for a spring 2006 debut in
the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, as spa director. Johnson, a professional
with 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, is responsible
for developing and overseeing spa, fitness and lifestyle offerings for this exclusive
$35-million destination spa. Johnson brings a wealth of talent to the position,
particularly in the launch, expansion and transformation of world class wellness
We feel privileged to have Leslie on our team,
explained Ginny Michel Lopis, who founded The Lodge at Woodloch along with husband
Dr. John Lopis. Aside from her excellent operational expertise, Leslie embraces
the overriding philosophy behind what we are creating at the spa one of
personal awakening and renewal.
Prior to joining The Lodge at Woodloch,
Johnson served on the executive committee of the internationally recognized #1
Destination Spa, Miraval, Life in Balance in Tucson, Arizona. As part
of the opening team she orchestrated development of Miravals food and beverage
outlets in coordination with the executive chef, and served as program director
for the creation and operation of all Miravals lifestyle programming, fitness
activities and spa.
She has also served as general manager for The Tree
of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona; spa director for Omni Tucson
National Golf Resort and Spa, and headed spa and fitness operations at the Hilton
El Conquistador, in Tucson.
Johnson is an active member of the International
Spa Association, certified in iridology, and Touch for Health kinesiology. She
has also been tapped by a number of massage therapy schools to lend her expertise
in inspiring students individual connection with their unique talents. She
co-authored Soundshifting, the Art of Authentic Expression, with sound
healer, Tryshe Dhevney.
Opening spring 2006, The Lodge at Woodloch
will be the finest full-service luxury destination spa in the Northeast, offering
complete spa programs, treatments, outdoor adventure activities, golf, classes
and packages in a pristine mountain retreat environment. Located on 75 wooded
acres with a private lake in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, The Lodge
will provide an oasis for personal awakening and renewal just two hours outside
of New York City. The exclusive property, which features 60 luxury accommodations,
a 40,000-square-foot spa and more, is owned and operated by John and Ginny Lopis
of JGL, Inc., internationally recognized spa design and operations experts.