FROM L.A. SPA RECEPTIONIST to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional.
Currently on the board of directors of the International SPA Association (ISPA), Patrick joins Minor Hotel’s MSpa International in Bangkok from the Caribbean.
A graduate of both Vanderbilt and Yale, Patrick brings a dynamic approach to the spa industry. Previously, under Patrick’s leadership as corporate director of spas, fitness and tennis at Red Lane Spas in the Caribbean, Red Lane was nominated for multiple World Spa Awards, including Best Hotel Spa Brand in 2016.
Recognizing the importance of training and education, Patrick was responsible for launching the Red Lane Training Institute for spa therapists, which has trained over 600 employees to date.
During his tenure in the Caribbean he was also appointed to the Steering Committee of the Marketing and Tourism Board of Jamaica.
Patrick brings a rounded approach to MSpa’s holistic well-being program. Emphasizing the therapeutic benefits of spa therapies, as well as a healthy diet and active lifestyle, Patrick is committed to expanding MSpa’s offerings, from experienced Ayurvedic doctors to alternative healing specialists and lifestyle coaches.
Patrick has over two decades’ experience in luxury hospitality, from Ian Schrager hotels in New York to the Four Seasons and Viceroy groups, in roles from over-all group strategy to daily operations and sales.
As MSpa’s group director of spa – Asia, Patrick will be responsible for setting and implementing MSpa’s business strategy in the region, developing brand pillars and wellness programs, as well as for the over-all performance of spas, including all pre-opening and expansion activities.
“Patrick’s forward-looking approach to health and wellness will serve MSpa well in our mission to create holistic experiences that cater to the modern traveller,” said Thomas B. Meier, Minor Hotel’s senior vice-president operations, Asia.
“Patrick brings a wealth of experience from his global roles in the spa industry, and we look forward to his contribution to the group’s business strategy”.