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New Director Named at The Spa at Wintergreen

WINTERGREEN, Va. (Aug. 10, 2011) – Matthew Kennedy of Las Vegas has been named spa director for the Spa at Wintergreen Resort, the 11,000-acre, four-season mountain top retreat atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

In his new role, Kennedy will be responsible for the direction and management of operations, services, and the staff of the resort’s Spa and Aquatics & Fitness Center.
Kennedy moves to Virginia from Nevada, where he served as assistant spa manager for Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Spa, one of the property’s two spas that earned 5-Star honors from Forbes.  Prior to that, he was employed by WTS International, Inc., a company that specializes in the planning, design and management of spas at lodging and residential properties worldwide.  For WTS, he focused on its three properties as part of the Las Vegas-based Hilton Grand Vacations Club, as well as Trump Chicago.  The Spa at Wintergreen also is managed by WTS.

The Spa at Wintergreen has 13 individual massage and treatment rooms, two featuring horizontal Vichy showers.  The spa menu includes a wide range of therapeutic massages; skincare treatments, including facials; reflexology, herbal body wraps, exfoliation, body polishing and a salon for men and women, offering hair styling, color, make-up, manicures, pedicures and waxing.  Each of the treatment rooms, the fitness center, and the public lounge areas have windows from which to view the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains and the enormous valley below.  The Aquatics & Fitness Center features a cardiovascular and strength studio, heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

For more details about the Spa at Wintergreen, or to book an appointment, call 434/325-8562 or visit www.wintergreenresort.com.

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, VA. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snow-boarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, Pa. and eight hours from Atlanta, Ga. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.

Media Contacts:
Dana Quillen
Wintergreen Resort
434.325.8150
dquillen@wintergreenresort.com

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations-East
908.876.5100
karen.moraghan@hunter-pr.com