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Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Appoints Brandi Annice Byrd-Lavertu
Director for Heavenly Spa by Westin
HEAD ISLAND, SC (February 20, 2008) Brandi Annice Byrd-Lavertu has been
named Spa Director for the first
Heavenly Spa by Westin in the continental United States, which opened
in April 2007.
The appointment was announced by Jim McGlashan,
General Manager of The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Were
excited to welcome Brandi as Spa Director of our new Heavenly Spa by Westin,
Byrd-Lavertu brings years of experience to her new
position, having previously served as the Spa Director of The Hilton Oceanfront
Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She also owned and operated the
Ocean Rayz Spa & Salon in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa inaugurated the first Heavenly
Spa by Westin in the continental United States, there are currently eight other
locations worldwide that have graced the brands portfolio. This rejuvenating
8,000 square-foot spa facility features nine tranquil treatment rooms for massages,
a full service salon and mens and ladies lounges complete with a steam
room, sauna and whirlpool. The Heavenly Spa by Westin offers a complete sensory
experience to enliven mind, body & spirit, by uplifting the senses, pampering
the body and enhancing the state of mind. Each Heavenly Spa by Westin will offer
core signature elements consistent at each location, while incorporating many
experiences based on sense of place through specifically designed
treatments celebrating the history, culture and resources of its local community.
Located within Port Royal Plantation, The Westin Hilton Head
Island Resort & Spa is an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort overlooking
a newly renourished Atlantic beach and more than 500 guest room and villa accommodations.
The resort offers a variety of dining options, outdoor and indoor swimming pools,
a full-service health club, running and walking trails, beach and water sports.
Guests also have access to the private Port Royal Racquet Club and the Port Royal
Golf Club, featuring three spectacular 18-hole golf courses: The Barony, Planters
Row and Robbers Row, designed by George W. Cobb, Willard C. Byrd and Pete
Dye, respectively. The Port Royal Racquet club features 16 tennis courts featuring
all three Grand Slam court surfaces -- clay, hard and grass. The Westin Hilton
Head Island Resort & Spa also offers over 28,000 square feet of meeting space
within 18 meeting rooms, including a 13,200 square-foot Grand Ballroom, an Oceanfront
Pavilion and two Executive Boardrooms.
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