New GMs appointed at the Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin

A guestroom at the Miraval Austin. Photo credit: Miraval Group

Mark Stebbings and Robert M. Berrey Jr. have been appointed as general managers of the Miraval Arizona in Tucson and Miraval Austin (Texas), respectively. 

"Throughout their impressive careers, both Mark and Robert have demonstrated unwavering dedication and passion for wellness,” Marc W. Ellin, global head of Miraval Group, said in a statement. “We are pleased to have them at the helm of Miraval’s two wellness destinations, and we are confident that they will inspire our guests to prioritize their health and wellness long after they return home from our resorts.”

With more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality and wellness industries, Stebbings uses his expertise to oversee the brand’s flagship wellness resort in Tucson, Ariz. Before joining Miraval Arizona, Stebbings served as director of operations and GM of Travaasa Experiential Resorts where he oversaw all aspects of the brand’s two properties, Travaasa Austin and Travaasa Hana. 

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Prior to working at Travaasa Experiential Resorts, Stebbings served as the GM of Hotel Hana-Maui. There he was responsible for all aspects of the resort’s operations including staff management, guest satisfaction, financial performance and marketing. Stebbings earned his degree in hotel catering & institutional management from Bournemouth University in Dorset, England.

Berrey brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as general manager of Miraval Austin. Berrey will oversee the renovation and much-anticipated opening of the first Miraval spa resort to open outside of the brand’s flagship, scheduled to open in 2018.

Before joining Miraval Austin, Berrey served as GM of The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. There he managed all phases of the property’s renovation including rebranding, design, engineering and planning. Throughout his career, Berrey has held senior-level positions most recently as GM of the Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park, VP of operations of Balsam Mountain Preserve in Balsam, N.C., and director of operations and hospitality of River Rock in Cashiers, N.C. Berrey studied hospitality management at Florida International University in Miami.