Auberge Resorts Collection has named Vivianne Garcia-Tunon as the company’s first-ever global vice president of wellbeing. She brings to Auberge a career characterized by more than 25 years of experience creating forward-thinking, holistic health solutions in the hospitality industry. As global vice president of wellbeing, Garcia-Tunon arrives at a key moment to lead the developments and oversee all pre-opening elements including conception, design and operations.
Over the past decade, Garcia-Tunon has led operations and development as senior vice president at The Well, besides leading many other projects through her independent consultancy business. At The Well, Garcia-Tunon oversaw the strategic direction, expansion and operations of the first membership-based wellness club of its kind. As a wellness and spa consultant, she has carved a niche in spa design, holistic therapies and wellness startups.
In addition to Auberge Resorts Collection, Garcia-Tunon has worked with luxury hospitality brands such as The Peninsula, One&Only, Four Seasons and GHM to design, develop and manage spa and wellness facilities and programs. In partnership with Auberge, she has helped conceptualize many of the brand’s new spas and wellness offerings, including Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection (Costa Rica), Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection (Connecticut), Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection (Los Cabos), Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection (Riviera Maya), Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection (Napa), Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection (Hudson Valley) and Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection (Punta de Mita), set to open in November.
Garcia-Tunon got her start in the industry when she moved to Miami to open The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami—an achievement that marked the beginning of her wellness influence and a five-year tenure with Mandarin Oriental. Throughout her time as the group’s spa director, she opened several new luxury spas in the Americas, Europe and Asia. As her trajectory evolved, she landed with ESPA International as senior vice president.
As Auberge Resorts Collection’s global vice president of wellbeing, Garcia-Tunon will "redefine guests’ ideas of what it means to feel well," as wellness is integral to the travel experience. Her leadership in overseeing 46 spa openings worldwide to date will be of significance as she commands the development, design and operations of the world’s newest destinations for wellness. She will elevate Auberge Resorts Collection’s spa, wellness and retail programs by bringing in new immersive experiences, advanced bodywork and niche treatments, partnering with industry experts and brands for retreats and workshops.
Garcia-Tunon is also a guest professor for the University of Miami’s School of Architecture for Wellness Design in Hospitality, a guest lecturer for Florida International University School of Medicine for Nutrition and Holistic Therapies, and is part of the board of Directors for Miami-Dade’s Hospitality Sustainability Council.