NEWS
Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team
POSTED 10 Dec 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
With weeks to go before the opening of the new 22,000sq ft spa, Civana founders Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego have been forced out of the resort’s executive team.

Kelly, who had been CEO, has been replaced by Maggie Lang, a growth and marketing strategist who was recently head of guest experience and loyalty at Kimpton Hotels and brand director at United Airlines.

Riego had been chief brand and wellness officer; no immediate replacement for her has been announced.

In a statement announcing the change, Civana referred to Lang as “a seasoned executive with a career focused on growth, brand strategy, and the guest experience.” At United, Lang held multiple leadership roles, specifically in ancillary revenue, loyalty, and brand. During her tenure at Kimpton, she led marketing, loyalty, and guest experience, and was the creator of Kimpton’s loyalty programme, Karma Rewards.

Additionally, she served as the executive champion for Kimpton Women, a mentor program for emergent female leaders.

Civana's statement says: "In an industry where women represent only five per cent of chief executives, Lang brings a unique perspective to Civana and a commitment to providing a space where all are welcome to thrive."

Kelly and Riego – along with Larry Lamy, Civana’s chief financial officer – were part of the original group of spa industry veterans who created Civana, a hospitality brand based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform. Lamy remains at Civana.

Civana's statement says "Lang joins wellness industry veteran Larry Lamy (CFO/COO) on CIVANA’s corporate leadership team".

In response, Kelly said: “I created the Civana model in an effort to democratise wellness and make it a fun, approachable experience for travellers, through quality programmes, healthier cuisine and healing spa treatments.

"Civana is positioned to be an industry disruptor, and I personally wish Maggie great success.”

Civana has invested some US$50m to transform the 189-bedroom Carefree Resort in Arizona, opening it as Civana Carefree in March 2018. Its new spa, which will have 29 treatment rooms, is set to open on 20 December.



 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Opportunities: - Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team...
Sign up for FREE ezine
Spa Jobs spa Industry News spa training spa oppportunities magazine spa opportunities blog spa-kit.net spa industry products Submit your news Advertise on Spa Opportunities Contact us at Leisure Media Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Jobs Search





joblink

Latest operator jobs
Urban Retreat
Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
To advertise call
+44 (0)1462 431385


diarydates

  Powered by leisurediary.com
19-23 Sep 2019
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition
Hyatt Regency, Chicago, United States

spa-kit
suppliers news


Babor partners with Canyon Ranch at Sea to create ultimate spa experience

Results-driven skincare brand Babor has announced an exclusive partnership with Canyon Ranch at Sea with Celebrity Cruises.

beauty-kit


Book4Time puts the focus back on the guests
In a competitive spa market, guest experience will make or break your business.


 
latest spa jobs
Spa Attendant
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Hair Specialist
Urban Retreat
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Knightsbridge, London, UK More>>
 


Spa Sales and Reservationist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Beauty Therapist

Hilton

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Dunblane, UK More>>
Salon Manager

Strip Wax Bar & Boutique

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
London, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

GLL

Salary: Up to £11.83 per hour (including annual leave)
Job location:
Walthamstow, London, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Jersey More>>
Spa Therapists

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Redhill, Surrey, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rhinefield House Hotel

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Nantwich, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Guernsey More>>
Spa Therapists

Wood Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Nantwich, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rhinefield House Hotel

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Redhill, Surrey, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

New Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Sutton Coldfield, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
St Helier, Jersey More>>
Spa Therapists

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawsley, Daventry, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawkham, UK More>>

Jobs page: 1


 
latest spa news

10 Dec 2018

Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team

BY Jane Kitchen

Kevin Kelly was one of the founders of Civana and had been CEO; he has been replaced by Maggie Lang

With weeks to go before the opening of the new 22,000sq ft spa, Civana founders Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego have been forced out of the resort’s executive team.


Kelly, who had been CEO, has been replaced by Maggie Lang, a growth and marketing strategist who was recently head of guest experience and loyalty at Kimpton Hotels and brand director at United Airlines.

Riego had been chief brand and wellness officer; no immediate replacement for her has been announced.

In a statement announcing the change, Civana referred to Lang as “a seasoned executive with a career focused on growth, brand strategy, and the guest experience.” At United, Lang held multiple leadership roles, specifically in ancillary revenue, loyalty, and brand. During her tenure at Kimpton, she led marketing, loyalty, and guest experience, and was the creator of Kimpton’s loyalty programme, Karma Rewards.

Additionally, she served as the executive champion for Kimpton Women, a mentor program for emergent female leaders.

Civana's statement says: "In an industry where women represent only five per cent of chief executives, Lang brings a unique perspective to Civana and a commitment to providing a space where all are welcome to thrive."

Kelly and Riego – along with Larry Lamy, Civana’s chief financial officer – were part of the original group of spa industry veterans who created Civana, a hospitality brand based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform. Lamy remains at Civana.

Civana's statement says "Lang joins wellness industry veteran Larry Lamy (CFO/COO) on CIVANA’s corporate leadership team".

In response, Kelly said: “I created the Civana model in an effort to democratise wellness and make it a fun, approachable experience for travellers, through quality programmes, healthier cuisine and healing spa treatments.

"Civana is positioned to be an industry disruptor, and I personally wish Maggie great success.”

Civana has invested some US$50m to transform the 189-bedroom Carefree Resort in Arizona, opening it as Civana Carefree in March 2018. Its new spa, which will have 29 treatment rooms, is set to open on 20 December.






Connect with
Spa Opportunities
Magazine:
View latest issue
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

The Oberoi, Marrakech to include spa set among olive and citrus groves
Victoria Beckham hints at plans to enter the wellness market
European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties
GSN Announces Pledge for the Planet Campaign
Emerald Collection opens first resort in the Maldives and reveals two more developments for Zanzibar
CIDESCO announces speakers for 67th World Congress
 
Catalogue gallery



Featured supplier




Invest in your employees – and your company – with FH Joanneum’s MBA in spa management

The FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers a unique MBA programme in International Hospitality and Spa Management, and for the first time, is offering substantial financial grants for students who begin the course this year.


Company profile



Amac offer fully-accredited training courses which are recognised nationally by employers. Fitness education is our area of expertise and the quality of our teaching remains unrivalled by any other provider.
View full profile>>

spa directory

Skincare

Spa ceramics

Spa and beauty equipment

Spa software

Spa and beauty equipment

Salt therapy products

Skincare

Spa and beauty equipment

Spa equipment and treatment products

Spa and beauty equipment



Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd