W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island in Puerto Rico announced Thursday the appointment of Jennifer Findlay as spa director for the resort’s AWAY Spa.
Findlay brings more than 10 years of expertise in spa and holistic health to W Vieques, as well as an extensive background in leisure services as a personal coach, trainer, yoga teacher and kinesiologist. She joins the team from her native Toronto, where she was a founding partner of 889 Yonge, an eco-conscious wellness and yoga community aimed at providing all aspects of holistic medicine and related practices.
At W Vieques, Findlay plans to expand the property’s current spa related offerings and create a more retreat-like destination. Drawing on inspiration from the island’s natural resources, she will infuse local ingredients and the natural elements into treatments, build yoga and meditation components into daily retreat activities and develop additional outdoor programming.
Findlay studied health sciences at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, graduating with a degree in kinesiology and health psychology.
W Vieques also aims to further enhance the guest experience via a new dedicated spa website, AWAYSpaVieques.com. Through the site, guests will be able to pre-plan visits with detailed information about treatments, packages, products and booking details.