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From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious International SPA Association (ISPA), Patrick joins Minor Hotel’s MSpa International in Bangkok from the Caribbean.

A graduate of both Vanderbilt and Yale, Patrick brings a dynamic approach to the spa industry. Previously, under Patrick’s leadership as Corporate Director of Spas, Fitness and Tennis, at Red Lane Spas in the Caribbean it was nominated for multiple World Spa Awards, including Best Hotel Spa Brand in 2016. Recognising the importance of training and education, Patrick was responsible for launching the Red Lane Training Institute for spa therapists, which has trained over 600 employees to date. During his tenure in the Caribbean he was also appointed to the Steering Committee of the Marketing and Tourism Board of Jamaica.

Patrick brings a rounded approach to MSpa’s holistic wellbeing programme. Emphasising the therapeutic benefits of spa therapies, as well as a healthy diet and active lifestyle, Patrick is committed to expanding MSpa’s offerings, from experienced Ayurvedic doctors to alternative healing specialists and lifestyle coaches.

Patrick has over two decades’ experience in luxury hospitality, from Ian Schrager hotels in New York to the Four Seasons and Viceroy groups, in roles from overall group strategy to daily operations and sales.

As MSpa’s Group Director of Spa – Asia, Patrick will be responsible for setting and implementing MSpa’s business strategy in the region, developing brand pillars and wellness programmes, as well as for the overall performance of spas, including all pre-opening and expansion activities.

“Patrick’s forward-looking approach to health and wellness will serve MSpa well in our mission to create holistic experiences that cater to the modern traveller,” said Thomas B. Meier, Minor Hotel’s Senior Vice President Operations, Asia. “Patrick brings a wealth of experience from his global roles in the spa industry, and we look forward to his contribution to the group’s business strategy”.

 

About Minor Hotels:

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 154 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

 

Source: PRCo