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Shangri-La Springs promotes Rachel Ward, welcomes Andrea Weidemeyer


Rachel Ward

Shangri-La Springs is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Ward and the hiring of Andrea Weidemeyer. Ward has been promoted to spa supervisor from esthetician, where she is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the on-site spa, managing the spa staff and delivering superior customer service. Weidemeyer joins the team as administrative manager, where she is responsible for providing clerical support to enhance the efficiency of Shangri-La Springs’ accounting and human resources operations.


Having served as an esthetician for Shangri-La Springs since 2016, Ward brings an extensive background in the spa industry and vital knowledge of the property’s spa services to her new position. Prior to joining Shangri-La Springs, Ward served as an esthetician at Massage Luxe, where she was responsible for performing a variety of skin treatments and maintaining a client base by providing great customer service. Ward earned her license as a skin care specialist from Florida Academy, and has additional certifications in several spa services including microdermabrasion, lymph drainage, waxing and more.

Andrea Weidemeyer

Weidemeyer joins the team with three years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry, managing administrative tasks for several hoteliers in the area including Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn and Homewood Suites. Most recently, she served as the front desk agent at Hilton Garden Inn, where she was responsible for managing guest care, room reservations, billing and general administrative tasks. Weidemeyer is a Certified Guest Service Professional, a designation bestowed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, after having successfully completed the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau’s Guest First program and passing the written exam.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, organic restaurant, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event space. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows, special programs and unique events. Currently under renovation, the property is preparing to reopen as a historic hotel with an organic restaurant. While the restaurant is temporarily closed, the onsite fitness studio and the organic spa are open. The Spa at Shangri-La Springs offers a range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge. Additionally, the property has reinstated their monthly art nights and is currently offering event and wedding venue rentals as well as tours of the historic property and lunch for large groups upon request with tour reservation. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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