Sea Island announced today the appointment of Ella Stimpson as Spa Director of the resort’s renowned Spa at Sea Island, which has received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for six consecutive years and was recently named the #4 Spa in the Continental U.S in Travel + Leisure 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Stimpson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the prestigious 65,000 square-foot spa, including developing innovative treatments, services and classes and leading an expert staff of more than XX therapists, consultants, and providers.
Stimpson comes to Sea Island from Las Vegas, where she most recently served as Executive Director of Spa Operations for Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, the first casino spa to be awarded a Forbes Five-Star rating. During her time in Las Vegas, Stimpson also had the honor of serving as Chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA) from 2011-2013, where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. She received the Las Vegas Spa Association Spa Director of the Year award in 2011. Stimpson began her career in 2000 as a personal trainer at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, where she was quickly promoted to Spa Manager, followed by Spa Director in 2002. During her nine-year tenure at The Broadmoor, Stimpson was involved in training and leadership development for the hotel management team, and under her leadership The Broadmoor Spa earned a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.
“With her vast industry experience, passion and creativity, Ella is well-suited to lead The Spa at Sea Island,” said Managing Director Rick Riess. “We are thrilled that she will lend her expertise to our continued goal of revitalizing guests through an array of curated treatments and amenities designed to inspire health and well being.”
About Sea Island
An exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality, Sea Island is the home of the #1 and #2 Resorts and the #4 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S., according to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences -- The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – and an extensive array of engaging nature adventures and recreational experiences, Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis and squash centers, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister. Well known as a family resort, Sea Island is steeped in golf tradition and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside, site of the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Learning Center. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering a variety of seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting and organic culinary opportunities. Renowned for its hospitality, Sea Island has been creating life-long traditions for discerning travelers and offering real estate ownership opportunities since 1928. Experience Sea Island at www.seaisland.com.