Spa People in the News
The Umstead Hotel and Spa Appoints
Industry Expert Michael K. Simmons to Direct New Spa
CARY, NC, November 13, 2006 The
Umstead Hotel & Spa, scheduled to open in January 2007, has
appointed Michael Simmons as director of the 14,000-square-foot Spa
at The Umstead.
An industry veteran who has helped open several of the nations
leading spas, Simmons will oversee all aspects of the new luxury spa
facility at the highly anticipated new hotel. With nearly eight years
of expertise in spa development, management, recruitment and operations,
Simmons most recently launched The St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder,
CO, a member of Preferred Hotels and also voted Best Spa
in 5280 Magazine and in Colorado Daily Readers Poll.
Previously, Simmons served as spa director at the Mobil Four Star
Watermark Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, TX, The Lodge at Rancho Mirage
in Rancho Mirage, CA, Three Realms Wellness Center in Beverly Hills,
CA, St. Regis Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles, CA and as fitness director
at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
Simmons holds a degree in business administration from De Anza College
in Cupertino, CA. He also is affiliated with the National Spa Council
for Starwood Hotels and is a certified massage therapist from the
California Healing Arts College of Massage Therapy.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa (www.theumstead.com)
resides on 12 acres and is nestled against a beautiful three-acre
lake, steps away from walking and jogging trails as well as The Umstead
State Park. The 150 oversized guest rooms include luxurious furnishings
and signature amenities. State-of-the-art technology enhances the
customer experience on all levels. Adjacent to the hotel, the plush
spa will feature the finest treatment rooms, meditation
courtyard and more. The treatment menu will include, but not be limited
to, a variety of massages, facials, body masks, body polishes and
exfoliation treatments, hydro-therapy baths and showers, hand and
foot treatments, manicures and pedicures.
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a bottle of organic lavender massage oil made at the farm,
lunch at Replenish Spa Café with items featuring lavender, and a lavender-based spa treatment featuring the organic lavender massage oil from the Hill Country Lavender farm.
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