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Leah Gower Named As Spa Director To Gateway Canyons Resort With Debut Of Newly Renovated Spa

SEATTLE, Wash. – March 16, 2015 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – proudly announces the addition of Leah Gower as Spa Director to The Spa at Gateway Canyons, located in the majestic red rock canyons of western Colorado. In her new role, Gower will oversee the spa’s employees, manage daily operations and develop new, innovative treatments that ensure The Spa continues to offer authentic experiences. The Spa will open its doors to a newly renovated, relaxing sanctuary, welcoming staff and a range of treatments on April 10, 2015.

“We are thrilled to have Leah on board as our new Spa Director and know she will take The Spa’s growth to the next level through our overall focus on wellness in this inspiring location,” says Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. “The Spa’s renovation and expansion is a vast undertaking with all of its new additions, and we could not think of a more capable person to lead this initiative. We are confident that she will be a vital asset, as her dedicated practices and philosophy have transformed spas into noteworthy destinations.”

With a prominent reputation and a plethora of treatments waiting to be indulged in, The Spa’s expansion will showcase new amenities including a relaxation lounge with four private seating areas, retail area and men and women locker rooms with restrooms, showers, steam rooms, saunas and lockers. The full-service indoor paradise will host four treatment rooms, two private patios with outdoor Jacuzzis and pedicure and manicure stations, boasting more than 5,800 total square feet of interior and exterior space. Known for providing world-class facilities and an unmatched guest experience, The Spa will offer an expansive menu featuring holistic treatments and inventive, locally-inspired therapies within its 1,206 additional interior square foot space. Gower comes to the resort following a spa director position at The Cove at Shore Lodge, a recipient of Forbes’ Four-Star Rating, where she was instrumental in creating a positive perception in the community and achieved a ten percent increase in spa revenue. With her accomplished background and demonstrated expertise in expanding the growth of spas across the region, Gower boasts executive roles at Ice Spa at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa and Arizona Grand Resort. Having spent more than a decade in the industry, Gower has progressed in a variety of key roles, namely as spa director at L’Auberge de Sedona at WTS International, where she developed and trained 20 staff members, created monthly marketing specials and exceeded budgeted revenue each month.

Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Whether spending an evening discovering the galaxies, nebulae and star clusters under one of the darkest night skies on the planet, or an afternoon taking a Bentley Supersport through the scenic rural byways of the American West, the resort awaits travelers ready to awaken their adventurous spirit.

Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa caters to the most discerning traveler with 72 luxury guest rooms and suites, including 14 newly-completed casitas – while delighting guests with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, canyon air tours and trips aboard a luxury helicopter, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history and design at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences programs.

Recently ranked the “No. 1 Best Resort in Colorado” and “No. 12 Best Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, Gateway Canyons is also home of the Curiosity Project, comprised of luxury learning vacations at the resort and a digital subscription service for deep-dive factual content to launch as in 2015.

Situated at the convergence of five majestic canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, which offers multiple non-stop flights daily from Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

Gateway Canyons Resort is an independently-owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels and Resorts. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group. Officially transitioned in 1994, this Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 16 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, stay true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.