Spa People in the News
Loews Coronado Bay Resort Announces
David A. Devan Spa Director for New Sea Spa
SAN DIEGO, Calif. July 13, 2004 Loews Coronado
Bay Resort has appointed David A. Devan as director of the resort's
new 10,000-square-foot Sea Spa, according to Kathleen Cochran, general
A spa industry expert, Devan brings more than 17 years of first-class
spa experience at some of the world's finest hotels, cruise ships and
resorts. In his new role, Devan will oversee the day-to-day operations
of Sea Spa, including spa procedures, Resort Club memberships and programs,
Spray Salon, fitness and recreation.
"David has a wealth of experience creating world-class
spas from the ground up with an eye for creating impeccable guest perception,"
said Cochran. "We're committed to providing the treatments, classes
and services our guests want. I'm confident we'll accomplish this with
David's cutting-edge ideas and stringent standards."
Most recently, Devan served as manager of spa operations
for Princess Cruises in Los Angeles developing and launching
the very first cruise line branded spa operations. Prior to that, Devan
worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, responsible for developing,
opening and directing 17 Ritz-Carlton spas around the world, including
the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. He worked his way to the position
through on-site jobs at several Ritz-Carlton properties.
A native of San Diego, Devan attended the school of hotel
administration at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the school of
business administration at Kansas State University, Emporia. He has
been affiliated with various organizations and charities, including
International Spa Association (ISPA).
Sea Spa is a soothing Zen-like retreat featuring 15 indoor
and outdoor treatment areas; a tranquil spa patio with San Diego's newest
Watsu pool; teen and pre-teen services; an innovative body salon with
state-of-the-art pedicure and manicure stations; a full-service retail
area; "colorful" spa cuisine; luxurious locker room facilities,
and a cutting-edge center and exercise studio.
Sea Spa complements the resort's existing amenities, including
three tennis courts, an 80-slip marina, water activities, bike rentals,
three acclaimed restaurants, two lounges, three pools, two Jacuzzis,
440 luxurious guest rooms and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado
Bay. Guests can call 619.424.4000 or 800.23.LOEWS for additional information
or reservations. The Web site is www.loewshotels.com.
Loews Hotels currently owns and/or operates 20 hotels
and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The newest Loews Hotel, which opened
in December 2003, is the 285-room Loews New Orleans Hotel, a conversion
of an office building located across the street from the city's only
casino and a short walk from the French Quarter and the New Orleans
Convention Center. In addition to developing new hotels, Loews recently
added a new property to the chain by assuming management of the historic
277-room Don CeSar Beach Resort, a Loews Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
Julie Register's Review of Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort