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Fleming Named Director of Spa Operations of Old Edwards Inn and Spa
4 (Highlands, N.C.) -- Old Edwards
Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina is pleased to announce the appointment
of Laurel Fleming as Director of Spa Operations. Fleming, who assumed her role
November 12th, 2007, brings extensive experience in spa operations, wellness services
and client care to her new position. She will be responsible for all operations
at Old Edwards 25,000 square-foot spa, including treatment development and
management of a world-class, 25-person staff.
brings a valuable range of experience to The Spa as well as a deep understanding
of the needs of our beauty and wellness guests said Mario Gomes, CEO of
the Old Edwards Hospitality Group. She is a wonderful addition to our team
and we know she will take The Spa to new levels of comfort and luxury.
Spa at Old Edwards is a luxurious retreat in heart of the Smoky Mountains. With
a brand new 15,000 square-foot Spa Amenities Building and unique offerings such
as the Nap Reflection Room, Spa Café, and spa solarium, The Spa offers
cutting edge beauty and wellness services in an elegant, European-style setting.
In addition to one-of-a-kind treatment rooms, The Spas signature therapies,
complete salon services, fitness center, recreational activities and spa and salon
concierge make it an unforgettable destination.
Old Edwards Inn from Highlands-Cahiers Hospital where she was Project Coordinator
for The Womens Wellness Center and Marketing Director for Healing Touch
Massage since 2005. Previously, she was Salon and Spa Manager at the Passport
Travel Spa at the Indianapolis International Airport and Salon and Spa Manager
at the Natural Concepts Salon & Day Spa, Greenwood Indiana. Fleming also has
extensive managerial experience in retail and hospitality services.
native of Washington State, Fleming studied Food Science and Management Techniques
at the Culinary Arts Program at South Seattle Community College. She has also
has taken Skincare, Make-up and Hair Care courses from Aveda in Indianapolis.
She currently resides in Scaly Mountain, NC.
Edwards Inn and Spa is located at 445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741, 828-526-8008
or 866-526-8008. Old Edwards Hospitality Group, LLC, founded in 2003, includes
Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Madisons Restaurant and Wine Garden, The Farm special
events facility, Acorns retail shop, Rib Shack, and The Laundry and Dry Cleaners
at Old Edwards Inn. For more information, call 866-526-8008 or visit www.oldedwardsinn.com.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa, including The Lodge at Old Edwards
Inn, are AAA-Four Diamond award winners. Old Edwards Inn and Spa is also a member
of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, Zagat-rated for 2008 and a member
of Boutique-the newest brand within Preferred Hotel Group. The property is a Recommended
Hotel in Condé Nast Johansens Recommended Hotels, Inns and Resorts Guide
for 2005, 2006 and 2007 and was nominated for Most Excellent Inn 2006 and 2007.
Madisons Restaurant and Wine Garden received Wine Spectators Award
of Excellence in 2005, 2006 and 2007.