THE successful growth of her beauty business at Ribby Hall has seen a St Annes woman rewarded with the top job at the resort’s new spa hotel.
Nikki Albanese has been appointed as manager of the 42-bedroom luxury hotel and its 80-strong staff.
The 40-year-old, originally from Blackpool, has spent the past 15 years overseeing the beauty offering at the holiday village and it was the success of her private beauty business Transformations at the venue which helped lay the foundations for the spa offering at the new hotel.
Mrs Albanese, pictured, said: “This really has been the most wonderful journey so far – helping to craft the plans for our very own Spa Hotel and knowing that the specification is so high and will include everything on my wish-list, is a dream come true.
“I just can’t wait to open now and see the look of delight when our guests step foot through the door.
“The whole experience from check-in to check-out is set to create the perfect oasis of peace, relaxation and pure indulgence for mind, body and soul.”
Spa facilities include aqua thermal treatments, fourteen treatment rooms, a brasserie and bar, and a fully-equipped gym for the more energetic guests.
Mark Partington, operations director at Ribby Hall Village said: “Appointing Nikki as The Spa Hotel Manager has been fundamental to our plans from day one.
“She is passionate about every aspect of the business and her attention to detail is rooted in her long-standing experience as a seasoned practitioner. We’ve researched every top quality spa destination the length and breadth of the country and can say that we’re absolutely sure we’ve got a winning combination.
“Nikki understands Ribby’s culture of and she will ensure these vital qualities are an integral part of the new venture from the offset.”