Posted: March 1, 2016
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (March XX, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI recently appointed Dr. Rajamannar “Raja” Chinnaraju as spa director of its luxurious Ixora Spa, where he will oversee the extensive menu of services, daily operations and highly skilled staff. With a degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Yoga Therapy from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in India, Dr. Mannar brings more than seven years of experience in spa and wellness menu design and management of five-star hotel and resort spas.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Raja to Ixora Spa, where he will draw on his unique skill set and energy to deliver a world-class experience for guests through a mix of preventative and restorative health solutions,” said Federico Ciampi, Scrub Island’s resort manager.
Prior to joining Ixora Spa, Raja was wellness consultant and yoga specialist at Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands, where he played an instrumental role in developing the five-star resort’s wellness spa. Raja’s other experience in the BVI includes time as spa manager and yoga instructor for The Spa at Leverick Bay, The Spa at Biras Creek Resort, The Spa at Bitter End Yacht Club and The Spa at Nail Bay Resort. In each instance, Raja was responsible for designing spa treatments and packages and wellness activities and programs, staff training, daily operations and selection of products and amenities. Raja maintains numerous certifications, specializes in Ayurvedic Panchakarma wellness treatments and practices the healing powers of nature and Ayurveda.
Named for the native tropical shrub, the Ixora Spa is perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea offering a haven to relax, refresh and re-energize. The facility offers three treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, an exclusive infinity pool only available to spa guests and a boutique featuring an array of products for guests to take home with them. As a testament to the island’s namesake, signature scrubs are a requisite for spa goers seeking a true experience that embraces its cliff-side sense of place.
For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 or visit ScrubIsland.com.
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.
Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida was created in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and was the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open early 2017.
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