BIO: Spa Director Laura Krohn
Laura Krohn is highly accomplished in the luxury spa, health, and wellness industries and brings her impressive background to her role as Spa Director of Sense® spa at Rosewood Sand Hill® in Menlo Park, part of the distinctive Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. Prior to joining the team at Rosewood Sand Hill, Krohn was the Spa and Programming Director at the Ventana Inn & Spa, a Joie de Vivre property located in Big Sur, California.
Following her early career success as a nutritionist, health expert, and massage therapist, Krohn was appointed in 2004 to oversee the Mobile four-star Spa Kea Lani at the prestigious Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Maui where she developed the spa program and significantly increased revenue in less than a year. She then moved to San Francisco, California, where she managed Red Door Spa and later Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel.
After two years at Remede Spa, Krohn took on an educator role and became the national spa education manager for Bare Escentuals, the cosmetics company that specializes in healthy beauty products. Two years later, she was recruited to join the preopening team for the Mandarin Oriental’s flagship location in Beijing, China. The hotel’s opening was unfortunately delayed due to a major fire, and Krohn then became the Area Operations Director at MSpa International in Thailand where she expanded the Asia-based company’s spa division.
In March, 2010, Krohn returned to the U.S. and consulted for Avalon Springs near Calistoga, CA, and guided the redevelopment of an historic hot spring eco-resort and village planned as a model for holistic integrative health services, green technology, business and sustainable lifestyles. She continued her consultant role for this project when Ventana Inn & Spa recruited her to assist in moving the resort and spa toward a luxury wellness destination. After one year, she became the spa and programming director.
Krohn has a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, both from San Jose State University. She is a certified massage therapist, personal trainer and lifestyle counselor.