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New GMs announced for two Miraval locations

13 Mar 2018
Mark Stebbings and Robert M Berrey, Jr have been appointed as general managers of Miraval Arizona and Miraval Austin, respectively. In these roles, Stebbings and Berrey will use their leadership skills and health and wellness expertise to build on Miraval’s long-standing reputation as a thought-leader in the industry, the company said.

"Throughout their impressive careers, both Mark and Robert have demonstrated unwavering dedication and passion for wellness,” said Marc W Ellin, global head of Miraval Group. “We are pleased to have them at the helm of Miraval’s two wellness destinations, and we are confident that they will inspire our guests to prioritize their health and wellness long after they return home from our resorts.”

With more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality and wellness industries, Stebbings will use his expertise to oversee the brand’s flagship wellness resort in Tucson, Arizona. Before joining Miraval Arizona, Stebbings served as director of operations and general manager of Travaasa Experiential Resorts where he oversaw all aspects of the brand’s two properties, Travaasa Austin and Travaasa Hana.

Berrey brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as general manager of Miraval Austin, where he will oversee the renovation and opening of the first Miraval spa resort to open outside of the brand’s flagship, scheduled to open in 2018.

Before joining Miraval Austin, Berrey served as the general manager of The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa. There he managed all phases of the property’s renovation including rebranding, design, engineering and planning. Throughout his career, Berrey has held senior level positions most recently as the general manager of Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park, vice president of operations of Balsam Mountain Preserve in Balsam, North Carolina and director of operations and hospitality of River Rock in Cashiers, North Carolina.

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