& Yolanda Amador's Biography

 

 

Lic. Yolanda Amador Origel Yolanda Amador Origel
International Business Relations College Degree

 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores
de Monterrey /Campus Ciudad de México

-    Spa Consultant / Skin Care Specialist /Spa Director
-    Spa Business & Solutions Director
-    Repêchage Mexico Director


 

Yolanda Amador is a graduate of Mexico City’s campus of Tec

de Monterrey (ITESM) and has spent the last 16years of her

career dedicated to the development and operation of day

spas, hotel & resort spas, as well as spasbased in fitness

centers. From the initial stage of concept definition through the

project design phase and on tothe implementation of effective

systems and procedures, Yolanda endeavors to ensure the ideal

administration ofthe spa facility.

 

As Director of Repêchage Mexico, she is also responsible for the

promotion, sales and distribution of a world-class line of technologically

advanced skin care products. She offers continuing education workshops

tocosmetologists, therapists, estheticians and Spa Managers.

Yolanda also was Director of “the spa at Sports World” chain of

spas having established for the first time inMexico a spa concept

component operating within an important group of fitness facilities.

Using her industryknowledge and experience, Yolanda has extended

her vision of the business model in the sector to create acompany

dedicated exclusively to consulting, operating and re-engineering other

spa businesses. Her companyhas created a program to study and

develop a business plan, execute facility design, recommend equipment and

furniture selection as well as implement optimal operation systems and

promotional activities.One of her projects is the “Thalassotherapy Spa

at the Playa Grande” Resort, located in Cabo San Lucas,Mexico.

It is considered the most important thalassotherapy center in Mexico. With

almost 12,000 sq. ft., the spaopened in April of 2005 and now offers a wide

variety of treatments and therapeutic programs housed in facilities

especially designed for the use of seawater. The project immediately

generated a positive cash flow enabling a100% return on investment

within just over a year. Yolanda as former Spa Director for 8 years visited

monthly toverify that protocols were satisfied, service excellence maintained

and budget revenues achieved. Playa Grandewas recognized in the book

“Best 100 Spa ́s of the World” by spa experts Bernard Burt y Pamela Price.

Another of her projects is the re-launching of Villa Group 17,000 sq. ft.

“Tatewari Spa” conveniently locatedbetween Villa del Palmar Flamingos

and Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, both resorts offering more than 600

rooms together. As a Spa Director and Consultant the new spa staff

received from Yolanda an intense training onspa standards, protocols and

professional treatments; as well as spa operation and management procedures.

Tatewari is Award winner as the “Best Resort Spa in Mexico by Travel Age

West Wave and also Award as Spa deBeauté of the Year 2009 from Skin

Inc Magazine. She was also in charge of the re launching and spa business

turnaround of the resort’s “Bay Breeze Spa” at Villa del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta

which was the resort spapioneer in the area since 1999.

A unique project is the creation of Mélange World Spa located at Marival

Residences in Riviera Nayarit. Mélangeis a French word that means

“mixture of components” and from that she brought different cultures from around

the world with the most specialized therapies such as Thailand, Bali,

Japan, Italy, Turkey, India, Mexico, Russiaand United States of America

inside each one of the spa treatment rooms. Award winner for “Best Destination

Spa of the Year” in August 2010 by Le Nouvelle Estetiques Magazine.

Yolanda launched in 2012 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico a new concept

in skin care and beauty. WOW! Facial Bar isa skin care salon, a shop,

a touch of spa and even a place to enjoy a glass of wine. WOW! Facial Bar

was bornfrom the idea of offering a fresh, attractive and different space

focused on retail of beauty and skin care productsas well as professional

spa level facial treatments. There are nine different facials in the “Menu” and the

customers can just come in and order their preferred one. From the “I want it!” facial

for only 25 minutes, to themost sophisticated “Miracle!” for 55 minutes,

there is a facial for everyone. As everything is different in this place,there are no

closed cabins at WOW! the customers can try a bit of everything, just like in those

cosmetic sectionsof the big department stores. At WOW! the sea can be

felt at every corner, all Repêchage products rely on marineseaweed as their

main active ingredient.Her latest creations Mamma Mia Salon & Facial bar in

Guadalajara has addressed a very specific market offering

a perfect place for mothers and daughters to enjoy skin care and beauty

treatments together, but also at the sametime within their own space for

the mommys and the little ones. And last, but not least, the trendiest concept

in thebarber shop industry, Yolanda has opened a gentlemen’s personal care

shop and a lounge bar area called“Barber & Booze”. Clients step in either

for a hair cut, shave or any other service and they can get a “drink” at the

same time. Or just come in for one of the signature mixology drinks offered

and enjoy with their friends.

Yolanda is a pioneer of the Spa concept and evolution in Mexico and has

a detailed understanding of the limitlessnumber of specifications required

to establish and maintain a successful business in the industry. Her vision is

tocreate and implement innovative ideas in order to protect and promote

the interests of her clients and ensure thateach project sustains the level of

excellence and attains the success expected. As Director of Spa Business

&Solutions, Yolanda devotes her boundless energy to make certain that

each new project achieves its potentialand is a truly viable business entity.

 

 

Projects and Spa Consulting:

Spa de Beauté Lomas de Chapultepec México, D.F. (2000)

The spa at Sport World Tecamachalco México, D.F. (2003)

The spa at Sport World Satélite México, D.F. (2003)

The spa at Sport World Valle México, D.F. (2003)

The spa at Sport World Centenario México, D.F. (2003)

Playa Grande Thalassotherapy Spa Los Cabos, México (2004)

Spa Hotel Sheraton Centro Histórico México, D.F. (2004)

Smart Spa Smart Fitness. Torre Altum México, D.F. (2004)

Repêchage Spa, Guadalajara, Jal. (2004)

Body Workout Center & Day Spa, San José del Cabo, BCS. (2005)

Concept Salon & Spa México, D.F. (2006)

Gaby & G Day Spa La Piedad, Michoacán (2006)

La Finca, Destination Spa Puerto Humo, Costa Rica (2006)

Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún, QR (2006)

Spa Vesta Hotel México, DF (2006)

Tatewari Spa Villa del Palmar & Villa La Estancia, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. (2007-2008)

Bay Breeze Spa Villa del Palmar, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. (2007-2008)

Intra Mare Spa Marival Resorts & Suites, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. (2009)

Varanasi Spa Holísitico Hindú, Panamá City, Panamá. (2009)

Spa Aua, Hotel Vi, Guadalajara, Jalisco. (2009-2010)

Mélange World Spa at Marival Residences, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. (2009-2010)

D ́Spa at Vallarta Fitness, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. (2009-2010)

Spa Palenque en Paradise Village Resort & Spa Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit (2010-2011)

Spa Hacienda del Paraíso at El Tigre Club de Golf Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit (2010-2011)

Spa at Grand Solmar, Cabo San Lucas (2011-2012)

Wow! Facial Bar, Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco(2012)

Wow! Facial Bar, Cabo San Lucas, BCS (2013)

Bonterra Spa, Durango, Dgo. (2013)

Curiel Medical Spa, Mexicali, BC (2013)

Barbierattoo Barber, Tattoo & Spa Guadalajara, Jalisco (2013)

Corpo Scultura Monterrey, NL (2013)

Deep Blue Spa, Barceló Grand Faro San José del Cabo, BCS (2014)

The Spa Westin, Los Cabos, BCS (2014)

Spa Hyatt Ziva, Puerto Vallarta (2014)

U Spa at Barceló Resort, Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (2015)

Wow! Facial Bar, Romantic Zone Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (2015)

Mamma Mía salon & facial bar, Guadalajara, Jalisco (2015)

 

Barber & Booze Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (2016)