Ms. Mackman

Mia A. Mackman

President & Owner

Mackman ES

Mia A. Mackman has more than 20 years of beauty, spa, and wellness industry experience. Principal and founder of the industry consultancy Mackman ES, she specializes in spa and wellness consulting, strategic planning, valuation, and forecasting. She works in partnership with HVS, providing the internal and external spa-and-wellness services for HVSís global and domestic client network.

Ms. Mackman has predicted some of the leading shifts in the transition of the spa and wellness market since 2004. Known for her agility, leadership, and intuitive insight, she works with Fortune 500 companies, private clients, industry groups, and global networks. She is recognized for her unique ability to predict and identify future value propositions and how to navigate, adapt, and excel in a fast-changing market.

Ms. Mackman contributes as an industry expert to international magazines, national news organizations, business reports, and private club publications. She also participates in world academic studies, wellness tourism research, and consumer innovation projects.

Based in Sedona, Arizona, Ms. Mackman is the founder and president of the Arizona Spa & Wellness Association. She is an Official Visiting Judge for North and South America for the World Spa & Wellness Awards. These awards are one of the leading honors in the industry. They acknowledge excellence of care, service, and standards, aiming to inspire spas around the world, and serving to raise global industry standards. She is a member of the Global Spa and Wellness Careership Initiative, a Global Wellness Institute initiative that promotes industry growth and career development, serving as a Global Wellness Day U.S.A. Ambassador and helping spread a global message that has touched over 250 million people in over 90 countries at more than 3,000 different locations.

Please visit https://mackmanES.com for more information.

Ms. Mackman can be contacted at 928-284-8503 or mia@mackmanES.com

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotelís operation that isnít touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law Ė real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott Internationalís acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important Ė the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding itís much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.