Mr. Mumford

Chris Mumford

President, HVS Executive Search

HVS Executive Search

Chris Mumford studied in England and began his professional life in Japan before entering the world of hotel recruitment. After a brief spell in New York, he returned to London in 2002 to set up the EMEA offices of HVS Executive Search and has since worked on a number of high profile senior appointments, advised on compensation packages, and consulted on significant strategic organizational needs for players in the hospitality industry.

A regular speaker on industry related issues, Mr. Mumford is a frequent author of articles on executive selection, compensation trends, and general HR topics for a number of industry publications.

Mr. Mumford can be contacted at 44-20-7878-7740 or cmumford@hvs.com

Coming Up In The July Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Hotel Spa: Measuring the Results
As the Hotel Spa and Wellness Movement continues to flourish, spa operations are seeking new and innovative ways to expand their menu of services to attract even more people to their facilities, and to and measure the results of spa treatments. Whether its spa, fitness, wellness meet guest expectations. Among new developments, there seems to be a growing emphasis on science to define or beauty services, guests are becoming increasingly careful about what they ingest, inhale or put on their skin, and they are requesting scientific data on the treatments they receive. They are open to exploring the benefits of alternative therapies like brain fitness exercises, electro-magnetic treatments, and chromotherapy but only if they have been validated scientifically. Similarly, some spas are integrating select medical services and procedures into their operations, continuing the convergence of hotel spas with the medical world. Parents are also increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of their children and are willing to devote time and money to overcome their poor diets, constant stress, and hours spent hunched over computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Parents are investing in wellness-centric family vacations; yoga and massage for kids; mindfulness and meditation classes; and healthy, locally sourced, organic food. For hotel spas, this trend represents a significant area for future growth. Other trends include the proliferation of Wellness Festivals which celebrate health and well-being, and position hotel spas front and center. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.