The Jane Iredale Retail Tower

I just finished Spatec in Florida and had the pleasure of doing set up with Jennifer Thompson, Dir. of Business Development US and Caribbean, our very good friend and Diamond Sponsor from jane iredale.

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Success Story: Gia Robinson

April 6, 2017  Orginially Featured on www.spaandwellnesscareers.com 

Godgia Robinson was born on March 14, 1999 in The Bahamas. She grew up in Turks and Caicos on the island of Providenciales and was raised by two very loving and supportive parents. They helped foster her love for people and their wellbeing. She also has 3 younger siblings who have always been her favourite clients.

How did you get your start in the spa industry?

After attending spa camp in the summer of 2014 at the age of 13, I was offered an internship at The Spa at The Palms as a locker attended. That was my doorway into the spa industry. I learned about different spa treatments and the type of clientele certain businesses will attract, as well as the different products and the unique benefits they offer. I was also able to see what is expected of a therapist and the different roles they would play in a spa setting.

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WE Registration open for Summer Events

  • June 1st- 5th in Miami, Florida

  • June 10th- 14th at the Warwick, Paradise Island Bahamas

  • Save The Date November 30th- December 3rd Jamaica

WE are participating in the largest International Tourism Event of the Year!

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Spa Talk with Stephanie Rest

American Spa, February 24th, 2017

Meet Stephanie Rest, spa director at Argentta at The Watergate Hotel (Washington, D.C.).

How many years have you been involved in the spa and hospitality industry?

Hospitality is in my blood. I grew up on a golf course, and at nine years old, I could drive a range- picker before a car. I worked in all aspects of the industry from culinary, golf, spa, wellness, to sales, and in most recent years, event and association management.

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GWD Caribbean Challenge

On Monday January 30th, 2017, Caribbean Wellness & Education (WE) travelled to Nassau’s Pompey Square with an empty banner (pictured below) and a dream to unite the Caribbean through Global Wellness Day (GWD). GWD is a day of awareness and celebration to promote a lifestyle that focuses on wellbeing. 2017 will mark the 6th annual GWD, observed on the 2nd Saturday in June, (June 10th, 2017). Last year 90 countries around the world said YES to GWD. WE had a mission prior to arriving to Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Marketplace (CHTA), where WE was a platinum sponsor and created the 1st ever Wellness Zone on the tradeshow floor, to make the Caribbean the largest region in the to support GWD in 2017.

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Caribbean WE Announces New Wellness-Infusion Events in Nassau

Substance, Sustainability, Style and Sun Jan. 30 - Feb. 3

January 2017 - Washington D.C. In her quest to bring health, wellbeing and business opportunities to the Caribbean, spa industry insider Stephanie Rest is set to launch the first Caribbean WE (Wellness and Education) events in Nassau. The series of inaugural events is set for January 30 - February 3, 2017.

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The Road Ahead, Walking the Path Toward a Meaningful Spa Career

By Stephanie Rest, Originally Posted in the ISPA Magazine Pulse, October 2016

When it comes to building a professional spa career, there's hardly one path to take. Some start as an intern or work as a front desk receptionist before rising through the ranks. Others carve their spa career path working as a therapist before becoming a spa director, respected educator or starting a a spa business. It is inspiring to hear different stories as to how spa professionals started in the industry and the way the persevered to grow into the roles the now play.

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Success Story: Stephanie Rest

By Stephanie Rest Orginially Posted on Spa & Wellness Careers 

Stephanie Rest is currently based in Washington D.C working as a consultant, and collaborating wellness and educational projects in the U.S.A. and Caribbean countries. Stephanie's experience in the hospitality industry has been vast in these regions, as she has led opening teams for resorts and spas.

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Oh, the places you’ll go!

By Stephanie Rest Orginially Posted on Spa & Wellness Careers 

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!”
– Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

As a small girl, I would read and read some more, thoroughly fascinated by other people’s lives: where they lived, how they lived, and why.

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New spa language for developing employees

by Stephanie Rest

Rarely at a spa industry conference do you find a blend of spa suppliers, spa operators, academia’s and policy makers. Washington, D.C. was the perfect backdrop for an unlikely mismatched group of industry professionals attending the 6th Annual Washington Spa Alliance Symposium on March 22, 2016.

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Insider’s Turks and Caicos

The combination of beautiful location, diverse ethnicity, and socially rich customs and food, make these islands an experiential mecca.

by Stephanie Rest

originally posted INSIDER'S GUIDE TO SPAS

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'Get All Right' with Patrick Huey of Sandals Resorts

Patrick Huey is Corporate Director of spa, fitness, and tennis operations for Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and is based in Montego Bay, Jamaica. However, with 27 properties in over 7 countries, you will find Patrick moving, shaking and playing tennis allover the Caribbean. 

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