Meet Andrew Gibson The new head of Willow Stream Spas
Andrew Gibson has a much longer title: Vice President of Spa and Wellness at Fairmont Raffles Hotels & Resorts around the world, responsible for spa strategy in all three of the company’s famous international brands: Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel.
We’re just delighted that Willow Stream is a major part of his new responsibilities.
In addition to being a long-time student of spa and a great teacher, Andrew is a spa visionary who has been doing this for over 25 years. He has managed and grown spas for several major hotel brands while headquartered in international centers as far flung as Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus, Dubai, and England. His work has taken him throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In his new role, he returns with his family to the Middle East and will live in Dubai.
His main challenge for spas is getting the fine points right for each hotel. The details. He will reel them off in a seemingly endless stream: “Catering to each individual’s needs? If people want privacy, then consider eliminating banks of treadmills in the fitness center. Luxury? Maybe we need to source the best products in the market, instead of purchasing from one supplier.”
In his conversations, his thoughts flow from detail to strategy and back to detail. He’s a motivator, a passionate devotee of spa, who inspires spa teams to perform at their peaks.
You’ll see more of Andrew Gibson in the future. And we know you’ll enjoy his approach to spa, especially as it applies to Willow Stream around the world. In the meantime, he’s settling into his exciting new role and we all wish him well.