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Panel Discussion

Michael Tompkins     Blake Feeney   Ben Campsey
CEO, Miraval Resorts     Dir. of Spa & Wellness, Terranea   Dir. of Finance, The Umstead


Interactive Panel
Day Spas: Key Players in a Growing Industry

Our panelists bring 55 years of combined experience to the table. Take advantage of their valuable insights by joining them in this animated discussion about the many faces of the spa industry. Discussion topics will include:

Positioning the Day Spa Within the Industry
The day spa segment of the industry is often looked down upon, but true spas working with the community can have a powerful impact on the industry’s enduring growth.

Better Treatment Experience, Lower Costs
The day spa’s value proposition tends to put more pressure on resort spas. How can we leverage each other?

Day Spas vs. Resort Spas: Competition or Symbiotic Relationship?
How day spas can play an ongoing role in maintaining the benefits reaped from a stay in a destination resort.

About the Panelists

Michael Tompkins
Michael Tompkins is CEO of Miraval Resorts in Tucson, Arizona. A 20-year veteran of luxury spa hospitality, he is a registered nurse and massage therapist. His work has included the creation of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrated Wellness Center and the completion of The Villas at Miraval, one of the fastest selling luxury lifestyle real estate projects in the U.S. He was a founding member of the New York Spa Promotion Alliance, 2007 New York State Hospitality Association’s Executive of the Year, and currently is Vice Chairman of the Board for the International Spa Association (ISPA).

Blake Feeney
Blake Feeney has been in the spa industry since 1993 when he was a part of the opening team for the first MGM Grand Spa. Blake also took part in the planning and opening of the second and current spa at the MGM Grand.  From there, Blake went on to open the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian. He was with Canyon Ranch since the opening in 1999, and directed all operations of the largest facility of its kind in North America and reigning Mobil 4 Star property. Blake currently oversees the 50,000 sq. ft. spa and wellness facility at Terranea – LA’s Oceanfront Resort. The Spa at Terranea was recently named one of the top five spas in the United States in Travel + Leisure’s 17th annual World’s Best Awards.

Ben Campsey
Ben Campsey is the Director of Finance for Cary North Carolina’s Five Star, Five Diamond, Umstead Hotel and Spa. After nearly ten successful years in varying capacities with Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Mr. Campsey elected to join the opening team at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in 2006. Mr. Campsey has experience in development, opening, and operating phases of luxury resorts and hotels.


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