Grand Hyatt Vail Announces New Senior Leadership

December 12, 2022

Grand Hyatt Vail, Vail’s premier ski-in/ski-out resort, is pleased to announce the appointment of Miki Hirakawa as spa director. A seasoned spa executive, Hirakawa brings proven expertise, caring leadership and enthusiasm to Grand Hyatt Vail.

Joining Grand Hyatt Vail with over 18 years of spa experience within the global Hyatt Hotels team, Hirakawa is no stranger to the hospitality industry. Hirakawa started her Hyatt career at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki as a licensed aesthetician and later moved to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa for corporate management training. In 2013, Hirakawa transitioned to Hyatt Key West where she spent her time as the spa and concierge manager and was later promoted to assistant spa director for Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

Prior to her role at Grand Hyatt Vail, Hirakawa spent several years as spa director across various Hyatt properties nationwide and internationally including Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Exhale Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and most recently, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. As the spa director for Grand Hyatt Vail, Hirakawa will oversee all aspects of the spa including ensuring guest satisfaction for the highest quality spa experience, carefully curating the selection of available beauty and wellness treatments and leading strategic growth initiatives within the spa.

Born on Oahu and raised in Maui, Hirakawa traded the beach for the mountains and is thrilled to now call Vail her home. In her free time, Hirakawa enjoys camping, eating ono and spending time with her husband Jay and puppy Roxy.

“We are delighted to welcome an outstanding professional to our team’s leadership,” states Grand Hyatt Vail’s General Manager, John D’Angelo. “Miki brings exceptional skill to her new position, and we look forward to seeing her contributions to the continued success of the Spa at Grand Hyatt Vail through her leadership.”

About Grand Hyatt Vail
The Grand Hyatt Vail opened in summer 2019, marking the second Grand Hyatt hotel in Colorado and the first in a U.S. mountain resort destination. The 285-room, ski-in/ski-out resort sits at the base of the iconic Vail Mountain on the banks of Gore Creek and offers guests their own ski lift, Chair 20, for convenient access to world-class skiing and snowboarding. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley within the Cascade Village neighborhood, the hotel features bold, vibrant architecture inspired by its scenic locale and welcoming service with exclusive amenities ideal for group and leisure travelers.
Designed by the acclaimed LEO A DALY firm, Grand Hyatt Vail completed an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation in 2017. Influenced by the area’s surrounding mountains and history, the hotel’s contemporary guestrooms and common areas offer guests an elevated modern retreat with clean lines, gentle curves and subdued patterns with rich wood, stone and leather textures. The hotel’s artwork and unique interior design touchpoints pay homage to The Southern Ute Native American tribe through local artists and artisans. The property features a variety of dining venues, The Spa at Grand Hyatt Vail, Fitness Center with Peloton bikes, Fitness Studio, Topgolf Swing Suites, Axe Throwing, Venture Sports on-site bike and ski rentals, inventive après ski offerings and curated alpine experiences.
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About Grand Hyatt
Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels bring travel dreams to life by celebrating the iconic in small details and magnificent moments. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to be a captivating destination within a destination. Grand Hyatt hotels deliver welcoming and elevated service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and bold and vibrant design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GrandHyatt.

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