NEWS
Kyricos receives second industry award
POSTED 15 Nov 2019 . BY Jane Kitchen
Kyricos was honoured by Cornell University as the 2019 MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of the Year earlier this week in New York City Credit: Mia Kyricos
Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt, has received a second award in as many months recognising her contributions to the field of wellness and hospitality.

Kyricos was named as the 2019 Cornell University MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of the Year earlier this week in New York City. The award is given to an alumna who demonstrates “exceptional career progression and service to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and its students”.

“We are both excited and proud to honour Mia and all she has accomplished with this award,” said Dr Kate Walsh, Dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. “She has become a trailblazer for the wellness and spa industry, and her work is making an important difference for our industry. Mia is an inspirational role model for our students, and she shows us all what our school’s motto, ‘Life is Service’, truly means.”

Kyricos is a 2003 graduate of the programme, and was honoured at the Cornell MMH Reception at The Plaza Hotel, held annually during HX: The Hotel Experience – Rooms to Restaurants as a networking event for MMH alumni, current students, and industry leaders.

The award comes less than a month after Kyricos was named Leading Woman in Wellness at the Global Wellness Summit in Singapore.

“It’s an incredible honour to be recognised by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, an institution that was instrumental in shaping my career,” Kyricos told Spa Business. “I’m grateful for the hospitality education I was fortunate to receive, and this award reminds me to remain curious and open-minded as I continue my career journey at Hyatt. It’s an exciting time to be at the intersection of wellness and hospitality, and I look forward to bringing wellbeing to life across Hyatt’s global portfolio.”

At Hyatt, Kyricos is responsible for developing and executing the global hospitality company’s holistic wellbeing strategy, which includes colleagues, guests and customers.

Before working for Hyatt, Kyricos served as president and CEO of Kyricos & Associates, a boutique advisory firm providing guidance to wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and healthy lifestyle companies. Prior to that, she was chief brand officer at Spafinder Wellness, where she co-founded the Wellness Travel Awards programme, which was issued annually across 40 countries at the World Travel Market.

She also has held leadership roles at Core Performance, the workplace wellness division of athletes performance firm EXOS, and at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where she created six international spa brands and signature wellness experiences.

Kyricos also serves as emeritus chair of the GWI’s Wellness Communities Initiative, and last year, she was a co-chair at the 12th Global Wellness Summit in Italy.

 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Kyricos receives second industry award...
15 Dec 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 Nov 2019

Kyricos receives second industry award
BY Jane Kitchen

Kyricos was honoured by Cornell University as the 2019 MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of the Year earlier this week in New York City

Kyricos was honoured by Cornell University as the 2019 MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of the Year earlier this week in New York City
photo: Mia Kyricos

Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt, has received a second award in as many months recognising her contributions to the field of wellness and hospitality.

Kyricos was named as the 2019 Cornell University MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of the Year earlier this week in New York City. The award is given to an alumna who demonstrates “exceptional career progression and service to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and its students”.

“We are both excited and proud to honour Mia and all she has accomplished with this award,” said Dr Kate Walsh, Dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. “She has become a trailblazer for the wellness and spa industry, and her work is making an important difference for our industry. Mia is an inspirational role model for our students, and she shows us all what our school’s motto, ‘Life is Service’, truly means.”

Kyricos is a 2003 graduate of the programme, and was honoured at the Cornell MMH Reception at The Plaza Hotel, held annually during HX: The Hotel Experience – Rooms to Restaurants as a networking event for MMH alumni, current students, and industry leaders.

The award comes less than a month after Kyricos was named Leading Woman in Wellness at the Global Wellness Summit in Singapore.

“It’s an incredible honour to be recognised by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, an institution that was instrumental in shaping my career,” Kyricos told Spa Business. “I’m grateful for the hospitality education I was fortunate to receive, and this award reminds me to remain curious and open-minded as I continue my career journey at Hyatt. It’s an exciting time to be at the intersection of wellness and hospitality, and I look forward to bringing wellbeing to life across Hyatt’s global portfolio.”

At Hyatt, Kyricos is responsible for developing and executing the global hospitality company’s holistic wellbeing strategy, which includes colleagues, guests and customers.

Before working for Hyatt, Kyricos served as president and CEO of Kyricos & Associates, a boutique advisory firm providing guidance to wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and healthy lifestyle companies. Prior to that, she was chief brand officer at Spafinder Wellness, where she co-founded the Wellness Travel Awards programme, which was issued annually across 40 countries at the World Travel Market.

She also has held leadership roles at Core Performance, the workplace wellness division of athletes performance firm EXOS, and at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where she created six international spa brands and signature wellness experiences.

Kyricos also serves as emeritus chair of the GWI’s Wellness Communities Initiative, and last year, she was a co-chair at the 12th Global Wellness Summit in Italy.




Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
MAD Arkitekter nature town celebrates the beautiful landscape of Martineåsen
MAD Arkitekter nature town celebrates the beautiful landscape of Martineåsen   13 Dec 2019

MAD Arkitekter have planned a new district in Martineåsen, Norway, that is aimed at celebrating the beautiful landscape of the area while offering the .... more>>
Pierattelli Architetture proposes new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina
Pierattelli Architetture proposes new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina   13 Dec 2019

Pierattelli Architetture have proposed a new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina with an accompanying masterplan aimed at regenerating the Novoli .... more>>
Fairmont Windsor Park announces spa plans
Fairmont Windsor Park announces spa plans   13 Dec 2019

Accor and Arora Group, have signed a deal for a new hotel and spa to be operated under the Fairmont brand. The 200-room Fairmont Windsor Park is .... more>>
Nominees named for European Museum of the Year
Nominees named for European Museum of the Year   13 Dec 2019

The European Museum of the Year 2020 will be won by one of 61 nominated institutions now announced by the European Museum Forum. Among those .... more>>
Snøhetta's Xingtai Grand Theater provides a cultural cornerstone in Hebei Province
Snøhetta's Xingtai Grand Theater provides a cultural cornerstone in Hebei Province   13 Dec 2019

Snøhetta have won a competition to create the Xingtai Grand Theater in China with a design that provides indoors and outdoors performance spaces, .... more>>
Hilton's Higgins Hotel New Orleans tells the story of World War II
Hilton's Higgins Hotel New Orleans tells the story of World War II   13 Dec 2019

The newly opened Higgins Hotel New Orleans has been designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) and Kay Lang + Associates (KLA) to tell .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

Our company was established in April 2009 and this year marks our 10 year anniversary.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Proven commercial and operational expertise for spas

Proven commercial and operational expertise for spas

Spa associates are intrinsically different from other hospitality professionals, and traditional business training often does not equip them to maximise their operations. More>>




in this issue

• David Lloyd to launch ASMR experience
• Benefits of referrals 'not as large as hoped'
• Museum of the Home targets 2020 relaunch



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Female Lifeguard
Salary: Competitive
Location: Seymour Place, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Seymour Place, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gateshead, UK
Company: truGym
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




13 Jan 2020

BALPPA Annual Dinner

Madame Tussauds, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: High flyers
How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz More>>
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Adult play: Making a big play
LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids More>>
  Interview: Tony Butler
Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd