Bedford Springs, PA (March 30, 2012)The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Ellen McGinnis as Spa Director of Springs Eternal Spa. With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, spa and wellness, McGinnis is responsible for all operations of 30,000-square-feet Springs Eternal Spa, recently named one of Travel + Leisure’s “Top Hotel Spas.” 

“With her strong and diverse background within the spa industry, Ellen is superbly suited to manage the esteemed Springs Eternal Spa,” said S. Lee Bowden, general manager of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. “We are excited to welcome her to the Alleghenies.” 

McGinnis has enjoyed an extensive career in spa and wellness. She arrived at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa from InSPAration Management, a Florida-based firm specializing in spa and salon business development, advanced education and management. At InSPAration she specialized in delivering a full spectrum of solutions to ensure business success for owners and operators of upscale resort and day spas as well as medical spas. Previously, McGinnis also served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Innovative Spa Management, a North Carolina based company, developing turn-key solutions to meet the needs of hospitality, spa and fitness clients. At Innovative Spa Management, she oversaw daily operations of more than 10 resort spa locations. McGinnis got her start in the spa industry, working over a decade with Arnold Palmer and IMG, specializing in high end locations and later opened one of the first themed spas on the East Coast, the legendary Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC. 

Born and raised in Florida, McGinnis attended Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame in Southbend, IN and Florida State University. 

About the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa 

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Allegheny Mountain region. The resort recently underwent a $120 million renovation, adding a contemporary look and feel to the property while preserving its remarkable history. The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa – one of only a handful of spas in the U.S. to utilize natural spring water in all of its treatments. Over the past 200 years, Bedford Springs has served as a meeting place for numerous U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, including Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson, and Zachary Taylor. Omni Bedford Springs features a phenomenal range of amenities and activities, including an indoor spring-fed swimming pool; award-winning golf course; and casual and fine dining options. In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, and more. omnibedfordsprings.com 

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