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Kate Mearns Joins LIVunLtd
Seasoned Hospitality Executive Kate Mearns Joins LIVunLtd as Director of Spa & Wellness
LIVunLtd, the leading global luxury management and consulting firm for concierge, fitness, spa, and wellness, announced today the addition of Kate Mearns to their team. As Director of Spa and Wellness, Mearns joins Maureen Fletcher Bankson, Executive Vice President of Spa and Wellness, to grow the company’s spa consulting and management division. Mearns brings 25+ years of spa industry experience in operations, marketing, product development, and wellness programs.
“We are excited to welcome Kate to the LIVunLtd team,” says Fletcher Bankson. “Her years of experience as a spa director and consultant enhances our 360-degree solution for spa and wellness services. Her expertise will be instrumental at every stage of our projects, including feasibility, design consulting, brand development, pre-opening, and ongoing management.”
As principal of 5 Spa Consulting, Kate has extensive experience in the strategic development, integrative management, and operations of spa and wellness facilities. Corporate experience included an Executive Spa Director at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for management company WTS International, progressing to Corporate Operations Director for the Spa Division, developing projects across the globe. Mearns is the former Chairman of the International Spa Association and currently a Board Member of the Washington Spa Alliance. Committed to developing a new generation of spa professionals, she is the U.S. Regional Director of the Global Wellness Summit Mentorship Program.
“LIVunLtd places a high value on partnerships. It is apparent there is mutual respect, effective collaboration, and trust. That makes a wonderful environment to promote wellness.”
“I am thrilled to be working with LIVunLtd. The value obtained by each client is supported by depth of resources, years of experience in the personalized service industry, and a genuine dedication to deliver superior results,” said Mearns. “I look forward to adding my knowledge in the spa and wellness field to support the company’s mission.”
Mearns added, “LIVunLtd places a high value on partnerships. It is apparent there is mutual respect, effective collaboration, and trust. That makes a wonderful environment to promote wellness.”
LIVunLtd was created from the merger of American Leisure—a legacy spa and fitness management and consulting firm-and boutique luxury concierge company Abigail Michaels. The new brand offers a 360-degree service experience in residential and commercial properties, spas and hotels. LIVunLtd is augmenting the spa and wellness division to satisfy growing demand for third-party spa management contracts, along with development and operations expertise for new builds and renovations.
“Our spa team has the ability to leverage our in-house architectural and design team and work collaboratively with the industry’s most accomplished architects, designers, and equipment manufacturers. With more than three hundred proprietary wellness programs for every demographic, we have the ability to curate one-of-a-kind service experiences in hotel, residential buildings, as well as emerging markets such as country clubs, hospitals, and senior care living,” says president Wendy Bosalavage. “LIVunLtd specializes in creating the one-of-a-kind experiences to give every individual a true pathway to wellbeing.”