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Ms. Miller

Pat Miller

Managing Principal and Hospitality Practice Leader, LEO A DALY

Pat Miller is Managing Principal and Hospitality Practice Leader for LEO A DALY, an internationally renowned architecture, engineering, planning and interiors firm. With 30 years of experience, Ms. Miller's expertise goes beyond basic design to touch every part of the hospitality industry. She has the rare ability help developers, REITs, and hotel companies develop innovative solutions to their needs for financing, teaming and problem solving. She is able to bring together a vast network of individuals and consultants to coordinate the varied, and sometimes complex, requirements of her clients. She is well known and trusted within the industry as a valued resource and confidant in the creation of solutions for hospitality opportunities. Under her guidance, LEO A DALY is consistently ranked by magazines such as Hotel Business and Interior Design as one of the top leaders in hospitality design. She is a sought-after speaker at various industry investment conferences and tradeshows and is willing to share her knowledge and skills with others. As a result, she was awarded the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality Joyce L. Johnson Award of Excellence in the hospitality industry in 1998. Ms. Miller has also been recognized with several ASID DesignOvation awards. In 2006 she was awarded First Place Hospitality for interior design at Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware. Ms. Miller holds and Associate of Science degree from Harcum College. Ms. Miller is affiliated with the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH), the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Please visit http://www.leoadaly.com for more information.

Ms. Miller can be contacted at 214-526-1144 or pmiller@leoadaly.com

Coming up in July 2018...

Hotel Spa: Oasis Unplugged

The driving force in current hotel spa trends is the effort to manage unprecedented levels of stress experienced by their clients. Feeling increasingly overwhelmed by demanding careers and technology overload, people are craving places where they can go to momentarily escape the rigors of their daily lives. As a result, spas are positioning themselves as oases of unplugged human connection, where mindfulness and contemplation activities are becoming increasingly important. One leading hotel spa offers their clients the option to experience their treatments in total silence - no music, no talking, and no advice from the therapist - just pure unadulterated silence. Another leading hotel spa is working with a reputable medical clinic to develop a “digital detox” initiative, in which clients will be encouraged to unplug from their devices and engage in mindfulness activities to alleviate the stresses of excessive technology use. Similarly, other spas are counseling clients to resist allowing technology to monopolize their lives, and to engage in meditation and gratitude exercises in its place. The goal is to provide clients with a warm, inviting and tranquil sanctuary from the outside world, in addition to also providing genuine solutions for better sleep, proper nutrition, stress management and natural self-care. To accomplish this, some spas are incorporating a variety of new approaches - cryotherapy, Himalayan salt therapy and ayurveda treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Other spas are growing their own herbs and performing their treatments in lush outdoor gardens. Some spa therapists are being trained to assess a client's individual movement patterns to determine the most beneficial treatment specifically for them. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how some hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.