2016 LVSA Awards

Las Vegas, NV, December 15, 2016 – This was an outstanding evening for the Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) and the largest most luxurious spas in the world. The LVSA held their yearend Awards Night at the Sayers Club at the SLS Las Vegas home of the new Away Spa at the W Hotel.

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2015 LVSA Awards

Las Vegas, NV, December 3, 2015 – Once again the Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA), home of the largest most luxurious spas in the world, held their yearend Spa Director’s Social. The event was held at the Sayers Club at the SLS Las Vegas. The 2015 LVSA yearend event celebrated with the LVSA Awards presentation for the tenth year.

Jody Corpuz, Spa Director at South Point was presented with the Bill Ochoa Humanitarian Award for her support of the LVSA and hosting her 3rd annual “Tough Love” exercise class to benefit NextStep Fitness.

(L to R) Kate Wind LVSA Board, Michael Garvey LVSA President, Jody Corpuz, Michelle Wilkos LVSA Director of Business Development, Jennifer Lynn LVSA Board Chair, Liz Lesser LVSA Board and Shannon Stringert LVSA Board

(L to R) Kate Wind LVSA Board, Michael Garvey LVSA President, Jody Corpuz, Michelle Wilkos LVSA Director of Business Development, Jennifer Lynn LVSA Board Chair, Liz Lesser LVSA Board and Shannon Stringert LVSA Board

 

Frank Kennedy from Ready Care was a popular choice for the vendor Award for Outstanding Member. Frank was honored for his support of the LVSA Social and charity events for the past ten years.

Frank Kennedy and Jennifer Lynn

Frank Kennedy and Jennifer Lynn

 

Jennifer Barker from The Sahra Spa at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas was named the winner of the Spa Manager Dedication Award in recognition for her commitment in the workplace and support of her peers. Her team from the Sahra Spa was well represented in her support and the humble, hardworking spa manager received due recognition from the LVSA.

Jennifer Barker and the team from Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Jennifer Barker and the team from Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

 

Deirdre Strunk the Spa Director at Canyon Ranch was named Spa Director of the Year for her lengthy list of accomplishments. Her support of fellow spa directors and managers, commitment to charity events in Las Vegas and leadership at our largest spa made her an easy choice. She was supported by her Canyon Ranch Spa team, friends, family and all her fellow LVSA spa directors and vendor partners.

The LVSA Board and Deirdre Strunk

The LVSA Board and Deirdre Strunk

 

2014 LVSA Awards

(L to R) Kate Wind LVSA Board, Shannon Stringert LVSA Board, Stephanie Doud LVSA Board, Jennifer Lynn LVSA Board Chair, Blake Feeney LVSA 2014 Spa Director of the Year, Michelle Wilkos LVSA Board, Michael Garvey LVSA President

(L to R) Kate Wind LVSA Board, Shannon Stringert LVSA Board, Stephanie Doud LVSA Board, Jennifer Lynn LVSA Board Chair, Blake Feeney LVSA 2014 Spa Director of the Year, Michelle Wilkos LVSA Board, Michael Garvey LVSA President

Las Vegas, NV, December 4, 2014 – The Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) held their year end Spa Director’s Social. It was hosted by the Spa at Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas strip. The event was highlighted with the presentation of the 2014 LVSA Awards.

Matt Gallagher, Spa Director at New York New York was presented with the Bill Ochoa Humanitarian Award for his time, effort and charitable contributions during the year. Professional Massage was named Outstanding Member for their continued support and contributions to the LVSA. Joy Matti from The Linq Hotel & Casino won the Spa Manager Dedication Award in recognition for her commitment in the workplace and support of her peers within the LVSA.

Blake Feeney, the former Spa Director at Wynn & Encore and Canyon Ranch was named Spa Director of the Year for his legacy in the spa industry, leadership role in representing Las Vegas spas and years of support. Also a Board member of the International Spa Association (ISPA), Mr. Feeney is now the Principal at Feeney & Co., a Las Vegas area consulting firm.

The Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) was started in 2002 as a networking solution for Las Vegas spa directors and vendors. The propose was to inspire and encourage spa directors to share ideas, services and industry trends in a fun, social setting with the goal of providing the best possible spa experience for Las Vegas guests. For more information please visit: www.lvspas.com

2013 LVSA Awards

Las Vegas, NV, December 5, 2013

The Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) held their year end Spa Director’s Social at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Las Vegas strip. The event was highlighted with the presentation of the 2013 LVSA Awards.

Shawn Granito, Associate Spa Director at Canyon Ranch won the Spa Manager Dedication Award; Lu Costigan from Coola was voted Outstanding Member and Jennifer Lohman the Spa Director at Bally’s was presented with the Bill Ochoa Humanitarian Award.

The Spa Director of the Year Award was presented to Stephanie Doud from The Mirage. The award is presented each year to the spa director who exemplifies what it means to be a professional. Ms. Doud has been an LVSA Board member for over six years and consistently supported the Association. She has been recognized for being a model for spa service excellence in Las Vegas.

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Michelle Wilkos-LVSA Board Member, Stephanie Doud-2013 Spa Director of the Year, Michael Garvey-LVSA President


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Lu Costigan-2013 Outstanding Member Award, Stephanie Doud-2013 Spa Director of the Year Award, Jennifer Lohman-2013 Bill Ochoa Humanitarian Award


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Shannon Stringert-LVSA Board Member, Laura Tuerck-2013 Spa Manager Dedication Award (on behalf of Shawn Granito), Jennifer Lynn-LVSA Board Chair, Michael Garvey-LVSA Board President