We have had the pleasure, over the years, to work with some of the best and most creative spa consultants in the business. What follows is a list of consultants we have worked with personally, and whom we can recommend without hesitation. Contact information is provided and a link to each consultant's web site, when available.
Amy McDonald & Associates
7320 N. La Cholla Blvd - Ste. 154-511
Tucson AZ 85741
Amy McDonald & Associates offers a full scope of turnkey spa development services. Our approach has the advantage of providing a seamless operational guest experience that takes full advantage of the facility design and property setting. AM&A is noted for its expertise in environmentally sustainable spa solutions. Beyond creating a memorable guest experience and sound revenue stream, our optimal approach supports green building and maintenance practices, energy and water efficiencies, and the use of effective natural skin and body care products for treatments and services. These elements in turn provide for the balanced wellbeing of both guest and employee alike.
With over 50 years of award winning experience, ASM has expertise in all types of spas, ranging from medical and day spas to resort and destination spas. ASM approaches every project with excitement and vigor, developing unique concepts in order to fulfill our client's vision, capture the target market and ensuring profitability. Aspen Spa Management delivers turn-key solutions for spa developments worldwide providing international expertise and state-of the-art services to spas that consistently evolve the standards of the industry.
Barbara Morrow brings an unparalleled blend of skills to resort developers, spa owners and management companies around the globe. With over 25 years in the Spa, Fitness and Wellness industries, a BS in Exercise Physiology and MA in Oriental Medicine, Barbara began her career at the prestigious Golden Door Spa in southern California and successfully developed, launched and managed numerous full-service spas throughout the country. She has an extraordinary gift for designing imaginative spa concepts, environments, treatments and products that create authentic healing experiences for guests and staff alike while maximizing revenue and net operating income for spa owners. Barbara is one of the early pioneers to introduce indigenous healing practices into traditional spa offerings; designing signature treatments and products for clients that incorporate local, natural materials in truly sustainable ways. With her global vision and perceptive style and skills, Barbara harmoniously collaborates with architects, contractors, designers, and artisans alike to bring a cohesive, authentic spa experience to fruition. With over 25 spa projects under her belt, her clients include: Peter Island Resort and Spa, British Virgin Islands, Al Corniche Club and Spa, Kuwait, Rock Resorts flagship Avanyu Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hotel Eldorado’s Nadah Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Orient-Express Peru’s Machu Picchu Conservation Lodge, Miraflores Park Hotel Lima, Las Casitas del Colca, Colca Valley, Peru Rail’s Andean Explorer, Hotel Das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, and The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, South Pacific.
Blu Spas, Inc., an international spa design, consulting, and management company, is an industry leader in award-winning spas. With corporate headquarters in Whitefish, Montana and an ancillary office in Los Angeles, the company continues to build on their reputation for creating notable spas for exceptional hotels, resorts and real estate developments worldwide. Principals Cary Collier and Doug Chambers have participated in over 250 innovative projects in 25 countries and have one of the most respected portfolios of any consulting firm in the industry today.
Blu Spas was born from an idea to create a balance of analytical and creative approaches to spa development and operations. We believe that developing, and…ultimately, operating, a spa requires a healthy balance of left brain and right brain skills, much like most artistic projects. It’s the creative side that innovates, transcends, and inspires, but the analytical side that gives structure, context, and function.
Blu Spas’ extensive spa business advisory services, facility design concepts, project planning, spa programming, and operational services, are internationally recognized for innovations, establishing standards for luxury spas, proven revenue earnings and cost-base planning.
As full-service spa consultants catering to developers, owners, and operators of leading hotels, resorts, spas, and mixed-use / residential projects worldwide, the scope of services provided for our clients covers every aspect of their business needs from spa concept development to management. While our long-standing design mantra has been to create the “ultimate sensory sanctuary,” our commitment has been to balance our design and planning strengths with seasoned operational expertise and an overall dedication to sustainable facility and operational planning.
Collier & Collier Spas
Cary Collier, President
Over the past 25 years of our involvement in more than 250 spas throughout 25 countries, Collier & Collier Spas’ extensive spa business advisory services, facility design concepts, project planning, spa programming, and operational services, are internationally recognized for innovations, establishing standards for luxury spas, proven revenue earnings and cost-base planning.
As full-service spa consultants catering to developers, owners, and operators of leading hotels, resorts, spas, and mixed-use | residential projects worldwide, the scope of services provided for our clients covers every aspect of their business needs from spa concept development to management. While our long-standing design mantra has been to create the “ultimate sensory sanctuary,” our commitment has been to balance our design and planning strengths with seasoned operational expertise and with an overall dedication to sustainable facility planning and operations.
Creative Spa Concepts is a highly-respected, full-service, international consulting firm that specializes in all aspects of new spa development and ongoing operations. The CSC team is passionate about helping visionaries realize the full potential of a successful spa business. CSC’s experts use their more than 100 collective years of technical expertise, creativity & style, sales & marketing savvy and operational know-how to lead clients down the best path for achieving their goals. CSC stands out from all other consulting firms because each consultant has led, developed or been an integral part of guiding spas to national and international “Top Ten” status including the rankings in Conde Nast Traveler, Luxury SpaFinder and Spa magazines.
Curry Spa Consulting, LLC
Curry Spa Consulting LLC is a full service Spa Consulting firm. With a 25 year Spa industry veteran serving as its Principal, Lynn Curry and CSC serve the hospitality needs required by real estate developers, owners, operators, architects and designers prior to and throughout the Spa development process. Services are provided with the Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®) designation awarded by IMC USA, an ISO/IEC 17024 Certifying Body, and represents evidence of the highest standard of consulting and adherence to the ethical canon of the profession. Less than 1% of all consulting firms have achieved this level of excellence.CSC serves as a resource to those who require information to ensure appropriate spa size, correct design, unique concept, successful staffing, fitting marketability, and development integration (resorts, hotels, boutique properties, membership and residential communities, golf clubs, casinos). Operational logistics for staff, aesthetic and comfortable guest facilities, and ownership profitability are also key elements ensured. CSC LLC currently works with companies such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, DMP Hawaii, the Santa Catalina Island Company, and numerous hotel ownership groups who rely on CSC expertise.
ESPA is an international company at the most prestigious level of the spa industry. Years of experience covering strategic, operational, conceptual and developmental elements of spas combined with an in-depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments result in a company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and spa development. Working with world renowned architects and designers, we create environments that provide the ultimate indulgence and relaxation. Founded over a decade ago by spa industry leader Susan Harmsworth, ESPA is not dominated by one single element but is a fusion of many.
Francis & Alexander Consultancy and Resource for Spas
The team at Francis & Alexander is recognized for developing breakthrough spa properties for the luxury market through concepts that inspire the heart and soul. At our core, we create casually elegant spas that are inspiring places of beauty and sensuality. We believe that each spa should not only promote health and relaxation, but also evoke a sense of magic.
Our strong operational background informs every decision made from the overall concept to facility design and financial projections. We always have an eye on operational viability and work closely with management to ensure total success.Our personal engagement includes working with the management team post launch to refine treatment protocols, provide ongoing training, evaluate level of provider service delivery, and recommend new products. Most importantly, we guide decisions to ensure the original vision is carried forward and does not lose integrity over time. We work in a “virtual office” able to adapt and respond to clients in any location swiftly and efficiently. Trade Association affiliations include the International Spa Association (ISPA) and the Green Spa Network.
Innovative Spa Productions
Korpi & Korpi Spa Consulting
Korpi & Korpi is founded on the guiding principal that success within the Spa industry cannot be solely measured by its vision or by its profitability alone. Sustainability in today and in the future economic cycles requires strong guidance and direction that Korpi & Korpi provides to investors, ownership groups, hotel management and spa leadership. The art of successful Spa is delivered via the expertise that orchestrates effective balance of purpose and profit. Korpi & Korpi encapsulate the ideal mixture of diverse Spa experience from all perspectives having managed individual spas, built a major luxury hospitality spa brand, lead major national resort properties as General Manager and being involved with all aspects of spa development and operations for over 60 spas worldwide.
Kremer Spa Consulting
Lexi design is a spa consulting firm that walks you through the development and creation phases of your project. Trendsetters and innovators in the wildly growing spa industry, Lexi design develops your spa project from conception to completion. Raising the bar of your spa project and the eyebrows of the tastemakers, Lexi design creates a profitable turnkey operation with both style and function. Through our process of SPA FINANCIALS, DESIGN DEVELOPMENT and BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Lexi design will fully create your one spa location or franchise taking away the guesswork and performing the grunt work. Execution is the key to a profitable business and Lexi design offers you the formula for success.
Founded in 1993, Natural Resources Spa Consulting, Inc. (NRi) is a recognized leader in the international spa consulting field. Its mission is to provide expert analysis and direction in all aspects of spa facility including initial concept and construction, product and service development, marketing, staffing and retail merchandising. NRi is dedicated to enhancing the overall client experience by offering custom-tailored services, extensive market knowledge and superior quality assurance. NRi has consulted for a broad range of spas, including five star resorts, independent day spas, medical spas and large fitness and wellness centers, throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Kristin Shaw, Director of Spa Services
Since 1986, Plus One has been providing unique, tailored solutions for a discerning list of clients which include Fortune 500 companies, luxury hotel brands, and commercial fitness centers nationwide. The Plus One Team is committed to delivering a world-class experience for guests and members while measuring and managing the success of each operation to ensure profitability. Our multi-faceted approach includes visionary facility design, creative brand development, hospitality training and staff management, wellness programming, and daily site management.
Reservoir is a turnkey spa consultancy, dedicated to providing unique, creative and strategic business development services to the spa, beauty and specialty retail industries. Our diverse team of professionals span the steadily expanding definition and reach of spa, and are assembled to serve the specific needs of each project.
As a leading spa consulting company, Resources & Development believes managing a successful spa starts with developing and implementing a profit-oriented business model, continues by creating a positive employee environment, and flourishes when customer service excellence is achieved. Find out why Resources & Development has become the fastest growing, most trusted resource for consulting, coaching, and support service in the spa industry.
Founded in 1998, SSCS provides conceptual development and operational expertise to spa properties across all segments of the industry. We have the in-depth operational experience, comprehensive design knowledge and credentials, and proven track record necessary to delivering a successful outcome to our clients. We design and program spas so they are market-driven, reflect the individual characteristics of culture and community, and are maximally profitable for stakeholders. Principal Deborah Smith has an MBA, and has held top-level spa management positions since 1981. She has served on the ISPA Board of Directors, and is now a member of the ISPA Leaders Circle.
Spa Management Solutions, Inc., is a planning, management, operations, and profitability expert for the spa industry. We are the hospitality industry's most dedicated spa resource. We will work on behalf of you, our client. Spa Management Solutions, Inc., was founded as a Spa, Salon, Fitness, and Management Resource Company. SMS has combined twenty years of experience in the spa and wellness industry.
Developing and operating spas internationally since 1979, Eva Jensch of Spa Concepts International offers full service spa consulting and spa management services with passion, integrity and vision to developers, owners and operators. She is a dedicated professional who brings years of spa consulting experience to each project, both developing new spas and refreshing concepts and operations for existing spas and salons. Spa Concepts provides keystone spa development services from inception to operations and operational assistance to established spas. Our services include financial analysis, market analysis and feasibility, facility planning and conceptual development, staff recruitment and training, operational development, pre-opening services and spa management services, green up services operational audit and review services. We can provide partial or complete spa development services internationally.
Spa Strategy, Inc.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Spa Strategy is a global spa consultancy specializing in Market Research & Feasibility; Concept & Menu Development; Technical Services; Interior Design; Brand Development; and Operational Analysis. The company’s success is founded on its unique approach of bringing together experts in the fields of feasibility, design, and operations. Spa Strategy has over 200 projects spanning five continents, with clients such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott International, Hyatt International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and The Jumeirah Group. For additional information about Spa Strategy’s services or to request a copy of the company brochure, contact Alex Cole at 303.573.8100, or email email@example.com.
Established in1994, Sylvia Sepielli is the Owner and President of SPAd, Inc (Sylvia Planning And design), a spa consulting and management company. SPAd is recognized for its worldwide expertise in innovative design concepts and on-going management capabilities. The company’s capabilities include all phases of spa development from market research, concept, through implementa tion of the operations. Each project includes working with the client to comprehensively understand the particular market and define a concept. SPAd works from building the business plan to working hand-in-hand with the architects and designers to create a facility that will be functional, esthetically stimulating, and profitable. Part of each project’s development is the crafting of a unique program strategy.
synSPA Consulting is a spa planning and consulting company who is dedicated to innovation and creating a synergy between your spa and your market. We specialize in start-up and rennovation of destination/luxury day spas, resort spas and hotel spas who wish to implement 4/5-star standards. We have a proven international network of partners that brings the very best in architecture, consulting, project development and planning. Our primary focus is to build innovative and cutting edge desinations with clients who emphasize spa as a lifestyle and wish to synergize ancient and eastern healing with modern medicine. Our services include consulting, current spa operational and profitabiliy audits, hotel, resort and spa architecture, interior space planning and design, equipment procurement, treatment menu planning, conceptualization, operations protocol development and training, interim management, and more. Contact us today to discuss your next project, we look forward to building your destination.
WTS International is a 38 year old firm that specializes in providing spa, fitness and leisure facility consulting and management services. We presently work with over 100 properties throughout the world including numerous hotels and resorts, luxury residential sites, exclusive private clubs and a wide array of real estate developments. Our service options include feasibility studies, concept and brand development, design consultation, pre-opening and daily operations.