Miraval, the award-winning destination resort and spa in Tucson, Arizona, is pleased to announce that Michael G. Tompkins has been named Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Tompkins’ responsibilities will be multifold, from the oversight of all general resort operations to creating Miraval programming, to managing the overall growth and development of the brand. Most recently, Tompkins served as Miraval’s President and General Manager.
A 15-year veteran of the luxury hospitality industry, Tompkins began his career at Miraval in 2007. During his time with the resort and spa, Tompkins has been instrumental in leading key projects including the newly built Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins, the creation of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrated Wellness Center, and completing the development of The Villas at Miraval, one of the fastest selling luxury lifestyle real estate projects in the country.
“We are thrilled to promote Michael to the well-deserved position of Chief Executive Officer,” said Philippe Bourguignon, Chairman of Miraval. “Michael’s hard work and dedication over the past five years have led Miraval to tremendous success, and we look forward to this exciting new chapter.”
Before joining Miraval, Tompkins served as Vice President of Hotel and Spa Operations at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. During his time with the resort, he was named Executive of the Year by New York State Hospitality Association in 2007. Additionally, Tompkins helped found the New York Spa Promotion Alliance, and served on its board for three years. Prior to Turning Stone, Tompkins was the Associate Managing Director of Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.
Currently Vice Chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA) board, Tompkins has spoken extensively as a spa and wellness expert. His leadership skills were documented in 2011 in the novel Kensho: A Modern Awakening, Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal by Susan Steinbrecker. Tompkins is also a contributing author to Mindful Eating (Hay House USA, May 2012).