FRHI Hotels names VP for spas, wellness
Dubai, April 6, 2014
FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Andrew Gibson as vice president, spas & wellness.
Based out of FRHI's regional office in Dubai, Gibson will be responsible for the development and execution of the company's spa strategy, including defining and implementing spa standards globally across all of FRHI’s leading hotel and spa brands.
"I’m very pleased to be welcoming Andrew to the FRHI team,” said Jennifer Fox, president international, FRHI and president, Fairmont Brand.
“He is a visionary who has had a significant influence on the spa industry over the course of his career, and he will undoubtedly bring a fresh and revitalized approach to our health and wellness strategies. Given each of our brand's varied offerings in this area, his wide range of experience will also be an asset, particularly as our spas move to a renewed focus on overall wellness and fostering healthy lifestyle choices for our guests."
Gibson brings over 25 years of international hospitality experience in the fields of spa, wellness and leisure to his new role. He joins FRHI from his most recent position as group director of spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group.
Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Recreation Management and Environmental Conservation from the University of Manchester, England. – TradeArabia News Service