The mission of the WSPA is to act as a knowledge center, connecting spa professionals in the nation’s greater capital region. WSPA works to promote the exchange of education and innovation in the field, and to insure that the highest ideals of spa are met through policy and action.
A gracious welcome by Dr. Sheila Johnson, WSPA Honorary Board Member and proprietor of the newly opened Salamander Resort & Spa, set the tone for WSPA’s 3rd Annual Meeting this month. “Welcome to my home…my second home,” read more
Based in the nation’s greater capital region, Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) was launched on June 17th, 2010, by a group of spa industry professionals who recognized a need for a regional spa organization. WSPA acts as a knowledge center that raises awareness of Washington’s thriving spa community while connecting spa professionals and serving as a catalyst for discussion and action.
Luncheon menu for the 2012 Symposium was created by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Bill Wavrin of Glen Ivy Hot Springs in California.
Susie Ellis, President of SpaFinder Wellness and a founder of the Global Spa and Wellness Sumit and Brian Thiel, Government Relations Expert
Sheila Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a soon-to-open spa and resort in Middleburg, Virgina, shares insights with USA Today Travel Writer, Kitty Bean Yancey. Ms. Johnson is also the co-founder of BET and a co-owner of professional sports teams
Roberto Arjona, CEO, Rancho La Puerta and Michael Tompkins, CEO Mirival, share “Learnings to Live By in a Post 2008 Economy: Valuable Takeaways Every Spa Should Know.”
U.S. Congressman and author, Tim Ryan, talks about about his new book “A Mindful Nation: How a simple practice can help reduce stress, improve performance, and recapture the American spirit.”