Ms. Matheson Shedrick

Kimberley Matheson Shedrick

President & Owner

Natural Resources Spa Consulting, Inc.

Ms. Matheson-Shedrick is dedicated to the development of singular, authentic spa experiences. Under her leadership, the accomplished team of professionals at Natural Resources Spa Consulting, Inc. has guided the creation of some of the world’s most significant spas. Her impressive and loyal client roster includes Four Seasons projects (most recently in Moscow and Dubai), Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood, Marriott, St. Regis, and Fairmont, and her reach extends to exotic locales such as Qatar, Ireland, and Anguilla. Currently her firm is working with existing spas to improve performance and the bottom line, particularly through improvements to Retail and Internet strategy.

In 2008, Ms. Matheson-Shedrick’s lifelong passion for indigenous spa rituals from across the globe led to the founding of mySpaShop.com, a “virtual spa” featuring spa products, home remedies, forums, and a remarkable community of lifestyle and spa experts.

Ms. Matheson-Shedrick is proud of have been a requested speaker at ISPA, the Global Spa Summit, IECSC, Extracts, the Resort and Day Spa Expo, Luxury Council, Club Industry and IHRSA, and values her commitment to these and other organizations such as Day Spa and Medical Spa Association, as well as the NY Spa Alliance.

Prior to joining NRi, Ms. Matheson-Shedrick spent four years with Club Sports International (CSI) as the National Spa Director and General Manager / Executive Spa Director of the prestigious Peninsula Spa on Fifth Avenue in New York. She also launched and managed the Spa at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. Ms. Matheson-Shedrick was employed by Marriott International for eight years, initially as a summer intern at Maui Marriott, then at Desert Springs Resort and Spa where she gained extensive skills in various positions such as Director of Resort Activities, Spa Marketing Manager and Women’s Spa Director.

Ms. Matheson-Shedrick graduated Cum Laude in Hotel Administration from Washington State University. In addition, Ms. Matheson-Shedrick serves as President of Tuscany House, a charitable organization that provides respite for disabled children and their families.

Ms. Matheson Shedrick can be contacted at 212-327-0439 or kimmatheson@nrispa.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.