WTS International, a Rockville, MD-based provider of management and consulting services to spa, fitness and lifestyle facilities, has appointed Todd Walter as its president.
In his new role, Walter will oversee the company’s portfolio of managed facilities and other design, feasibility and pre-opening work. He will report to WTS International CEO/Founder Gary Henkin. Walter joins WTS International from spa and salon operator Mynd Spa & Salon, formerly The Red Door Salon & Spa, where he served as CEO overseeing a national footprint of spas and salons. Walter spent 14 years as CEO of Mynd, overseeing 25 facilities and 1,300 employees.
“Todd’s leadership will be instrumental in driving our evolution. His high energy and passion are matched by his breadth of experience across spa and wellness facility operations, people management and building a scalable organization,” said Henkin. “We believe that the wellness industry is expanding rapidly as consumers place an increased focus on health and well-being, driving properties from the hospitality industry to the residential industry to focus on delivering high-quality wellness amenities and facilities. Todd has the right DNA to help us scale and create incredible wellness facility experiences for our clients.”
“Property owners and managers are placing increased focus on their wellness offerings, including spas, fitness facilities, athletic facilities and leisure offerings as a response to growing consumer demand. Increasingly, high-quality wellness facilities are key to attracting consumers and differentiating the property, whether within hospitality, residential or otherwise,” said Walter. “Gary and the leadership team have created a company culture that is about trust, respect and teamwork, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”