Director of Spa Operations, Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, California
Franziska Haala as the Director of Spa Operations oversees Spa Aiyana’s dedication to customized spa rituals, cultivating Carmel Valley Ranch’s abundance of florals, herbs and botanicals at the 500-acre destination resort in stunning Carmel, California.
Born and raised in Germany, Franziska found her passion for spa and hospitality after graduating from a two-year program in esthetics and massage therapy. She was fortunate to be a part of the most inspiring five-star spas in Europe and was able to gain experience in different counties through her international work arrangements.
The curiosity of creating a holistic and healthful hospitality guided her to pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Spa and Hospitality Management.
In 2008 her travels took her to California where she had the opportunity to work alongside dedicated spa advocates at the Forbes four-star Spa at Bernardus Lodge, an opportunity that was planned to conclude after one-year to return to Europe but became a six-year journey to leading as the Spa Director that ended when she joined ‘The Ranch’.
Superpower: Curiosity + Dedication
My mission as a Beauty Superhero: To help others bring a sense of well-being into their daily lives through therapeutic experiences, inspirational connections and healing products.