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Lanserhof plots UK expansion as Sheila McCann takes the helm

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Spa pro Sheila McCann has joined health and medical resort specialist Lanserhof UK as country general manager to spearhead its UK growth.

McCann will initially head up two UK sites for the group’s growing portfolio. One will be a new medical gym in partnership with London private members’ club The Arts Club, which will blend a personalised approach to wellness with holistic methods and state-of-the-art diagnostics. It is due to open later this year.

The other is the existing Grayshott Health Spa in Surrey, which Lanserhof acquired last August. The group plans to refurbish the site and boost its medical wellness offering.

McCann joins from the renowned Chiva-Som spa in Thailand where she was general manager. Talking about her appointment, McCann said: “Lanserhof UK is a truly unique opportunity for me to translate, shape and establish a proven concept and brand into a new market.”

McCann has more than 35 years’ industry experience and has worked for leading spa brands including Shangri-La. She is also a founding member of the International Health and Wellness Alliance.

This article appears in the Professional Beauty April 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty April 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty