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 September Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board – for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driver’s seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.