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Kamala Nayeli Named as Director of SpaHalekulani
WAIKIKI, HI, October 12, 2012 – Halekulani, the legendary beachfront hotel, appoints Kamala Nayeli as Director of SpaHalekulani. Ms. Nayeli, whose experience includes working with some of the most highly regarded spa and wellness destinations. In this capacity, she will oversee SpaHalekulani’s operations, as well as develop and maintain its renowned innovation in sustainable, environmentally-friendly wellness practices. The announcement was made by Ulrich Krauer, General Manager of Halekulani.
“Ms. Nayeli joins SpaHalekulani with an impressive background, where she has worked in a number of international and national destinations,” said Mr. Krauer. “Her diverse understanding of the industry provides a perfect synergy for SpaHalekulani’s wellness approach, which infuses a variety of ingenious cultural philosophies and practices.”
“Wellness has always been my true life passion. My ultimate goal is to discover a place of healing and balance,” said Nayeli. “As I pursue my career at SpaHalekulani, I look forward to applying my cultural understandings and becoming inspired by Hawaii, the crossroads of eastern and western cultures.”
Previously, Ms. Nayeli served as Spa Director for Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort’s Manea Spa and established additional locations in French Polynesia’s Tahiti and Huahine. She has also served as the Guest Relations Manager of the Canyon Ranch Spa Club aboard the Queen Mary II, the flagship ocean liner of the highly respected cruise line Cunard. Ms. Nayeli’s prior experience also includes Program Advisor at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Arizona. She has worked at The Metropolitan Club in Convington, Kentucky and The Hyatt Hotel, Kuantan, Malaysia. Ms. Nayeli graduated from the Desert Institute of Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona, where she majored in Eastern Philosophy and Asian Bodywork.
Nayeli is a certified wellness specialist and trainer. She is also trained to teach yoga and meditation, which she practices regularly to maintain centeredness. In her spare time, Nayeli enjoys raising her two young sons.
SpaHalekulani opened its doors in April 2003, and has since been consistently been recognized for its luxurious spa services. Since 2004, SpaHalekulani has received four-star ranking from Forbes Travel Guide. Condé Nast Traveler rated SpaHalekulani as being the #2 Best Spa in North America in 2006. Since 2005, SpaHalekulani has been a member of Accredited Leading Spas.
Since its inception in 1984, Halekulani has received more than five hundred accolades, awards and honoraria, and is consistently ranked among the world’s finest hotels. SpaHalekulani, amongst many others, earned the coveted Forbes Four-Star rating, the highest bestowed upon any spa by the Forbes Travel Guide, and was ranked the #2 Best Resort Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. Halekulani’s fine dining restaurant, La Mer, is Hawaii’s longest ranked AAA-Five Diamond restaurant. Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is aligned with Tokyo’s legendary Imperial Hotel. For reservations and information, please contact a travel planner, call Halekulani at (800) 367-2343 / (808) 923-2311 or visit the website (www.halekulani.com).
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